This is an open continuous vacancy announcement. Applicants may submit or update their application before the closing date. Applicants will be referred after the first cutoff date, and subsequent referrals will be made at the manager's request. The announcement may close earlier or at the request of the selecting official or after the job is filled.
The first cutoff for receipt of applications under this announcement will be 11:59 p.m. EST on September 11, 2020.
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This position is located in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), an independent office within the Library of Congress (Library) as established under the Library of Congress Inspector General Act of 2005, as amended, 2 USC § 185. The primary purpose of this position is to plan and conduct investigations involving violations of laws and regulations that affect Library of Congress programs and operations, except incidents involving violence or personal property. Incumbent determines the scope and depth of investigations; analyzes and evaluates evidence; and, on the basis of findings, writes reports that may form the basis for criminal or civil prosecution by the Department of Justice, administrative personnel actions by the Library, or changes in practices and procedures implemented by the Library.
Pursuant to statutory law enforcement authority under 2 U.S.C. § 185 carries firearms when authorized and qualifies quarterly for firearms certification. Seeks and executes search and arrest warrants and makes arrests when required. Prepares/reviews/serves subpoenas. Complies with Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) and OIG policies and standards.
Acts as primary liaison with critical persons and groups both inside and outside of the agency, speaking for the principal, key investigators. Initiates and maintains continuing liaison with other key law enforcement and investigative personnel in other Federal agencies and departments, such as the U.S. Attorney's Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Inspectors General Offices, and state and local law enforcement officials, to assure investigative continuity on matters of mutual interest.
Represents the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIGI) in various professional investigative organizations. Participates in programs and events that enhance interagency relationships as well as professional skills.
Assists in determining the need for written policies and procedures.
This position is located in the Office of the Inspector General.
The position description number for this position is 011685.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP): Incumbent is expected to work unscheduled duty hours and must be available for unscheduled duty based upon the needs of the agency. Therefore, the incumbent is eligible for Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) of an additional 25% and is subject to the provisions of the LEAP Act of 1994, as amended.
Medical Requirements: The duties of positions in this series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.
You must be physically, emotionally, and mentally able to perform the duties of the position. After an offer of employment has been made and before commencement of the duties, the selectee MUST be physically qualified by the Library's Health Services Office.
Occasional travel – Travel may be periodic.
Conditions of Employment
Training Requirement: Pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 185 incumbent must have successfully completed a basic law enforcement training program such as the Criminal Investigator Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, or military or other equivalent.
Age Requirement: There is a maximum entry age of the day before your 37th birthday (except for veteran preference eligible) for entry into law enforcement office positions. This position is covered by the special retirement provisions for Federal Law Enforcement Officers [5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or 5 U.S.C. 8412(d)] and have a mandatory retirement age of 57. If you are over age 37, you must have been or currently be covered by the special retirement provisions and be able to complete at least 20 years of covered service by age 57.
Firearms Requirements: You will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties of the position. You must also be able to qualify or have previously qualified (within the previous 2 quarters) on the Federal law Enforcement Training Center Practical Pistol course (FLETC PPC) or comparable course of fire. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory. You must not be prohibited from receiving a firearm under Federal law, including under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9) because of a conviction of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they meet this requirement.
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Knowledge of U.S. criminal and civil laws; Federal rules of procedure; rules of evidence; precedent court decisions; laws and decisions relating to search, seizure, and arrest; and investigative principles and techniques. **
Ability to plan and execute administrative investigations in a federal agency.**
Ability to plan, organize and execute criminal and civil investigations. **
Ability to serve as investigative program liaison within and outside the agency.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to exercise judgment and discretion.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.
The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email ADAloc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spploc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.
The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.
Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.
The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.
Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.
The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.
Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview.
The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.
For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http: www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).
THIS POSITION REQUIRES A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE.
Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spploc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.