This position is located in the Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigation. The incumbent serves as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) and is responsible for planning, directing, organizing, and managing work for effective and efficient use of resources consistent with OIG investigative program policy and directives. The incumbent also serves as the Inspector General's (IG) representative in the assigned regional geographic area for all investigative related matters.
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As the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), we remain an independent and objective organization, conducting and supervising audits, evaluations, and investigations relating to the Department's programs and operations. We promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in these programs and operations as we also strive to prevent and detect fraud, abuse, and mismanagement. We are committed to keeping the HUD Secretary, Congress, and our stakeholders fully and currently informed about challenges and deficiencies and the necessity for and progress of corrective actions. We invite you to join HUD OIG, where we are guided by five shared core values of accountability, courage, respect, stewardship, and trust. These core values serve as the framework for all of our work.
As an ASAC, you will:
- Plan, direct, oversee, and coordinate the conduct of criminal investigations of individuals, groups, or entities suspected of violations of the criminal laws of the United States concerning the HUD programs and operations.
- Have day-to-day responsibility for assigning work to a staff of subordinate investigators ranging in grades from GS-5 to GS-13, through mission and work statements.
- Provide technical direction and guidance to staff when problems of very high complexity and sensitivity arise during the conduct of investigations.
- Supervise and personally conduct investigations that are primarily criminal in nature, and are of wide diversity, may be local, regional, interregional, or department-wide in scope as well as being highly sensitive and could involve national organizations with strong political action programs where there is a high degree of visibility, Congressional, and Executive interest.
- Serve as the IG's representative with Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies for all investigative related matters under the incumbent's jurisdiction.
*****There is ONE position located in Philadelphia, PA or Richmond, VA OR Baltimore, MD OR Washington, DC. Duty Station will be determined after selection.*****
*****It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the announcement. As a result, the announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date of receipt of the 100th application or at 11:59 p.m. ET on January 22, 2021; whichever occurs first. Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.*****
25% or less – Must be willing to travel.
Conditions of Employment
- Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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- Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
Age Restriction: The date immediately preceding an individual's 37th birthday is the maximum entry age for original appointment to a law enforcement officer position. This requirement does not apply to a) Preference-eligible veterans; OR b) Individuals who are 37 years of age or older and have previously served in law enforcement officer positions that were covered by a special law enforcement retirement plan.
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.
Specialized experience: For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
- Assists in planning and monitoring the work of other criminal investigators in the conduct of multi-faceted criminal and administrative investigations; AND
- Provides technical advice and assistance to Investigators by evaluating allegations, evidence, and investigative problems; AND
- Reviews/finalizes reports of investigations and summaries, including making recommendations for corrective action; AND
- Demonstrated experience performing multi-level fraud investigations.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-14, you must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks.
Time After Competitive Appointment:
Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non-temporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.
– We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
– Selectee is entitled to Law Enforcement Availability Pay at the rate of 25% of base pay.
– Relocation expenses are NOT Authorized.
– This is a non-bargaining unit position.
– A recruitment incentive may be offered.
– We offer opportunities for telework.
– We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
– A one year probationary period may be required.
– A one year supervisory or managerial probationary period may be required.
– Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.
– Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
– If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
– Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
– Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
– Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
– File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
– Pass a detailed background investigation.
– Be willing to travel.
– Test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in this position and be subject to random drug testing thereafter.
– Satisfactorily complete the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Criminal Investigator Training Program, or its equivalent.
– Carry a firearm, maintain firearms proficiency, and conduct full law enforcement activities. Any person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence may not be hired [Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(9)].
– Be willing to work irregular unscheduled hours and under hazardous conditions.
– Be willing to relocate at the direction of management.
– Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
– Possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.
Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
- Analytical Skills
- Communication Skills
- Technical Skills
Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.
If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must receive a score of 85 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .
CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES — Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
– Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".) If you are 37 years of age or older and have been previously covered under the special law enforcement retirement plan, please submit a SF-50 which reflects this coverage in addition to your current SF-50.
– If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.
– Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.
ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: Submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, including the evaluation/rating. If you have not received this documentation for any reason (not employed, current employer does not give a performance appraisal, etc.) you must explain why in your application.
CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.
If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.
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.