Criminal Investigator Job

Vacancy No. SA-SB002-22 Department U.S. Secret Service
Salary $49,508.00 to $102,526.00 Grade 07 to 11
Perm/Temp Temporary FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 3/1/2022 Close Date 9/30/2022
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
ANCHORAGE, AKBIRMINGHAM, ALMOBILE, ALMONTGOMERY, AL
LITTLE ROCK, ARPHOENIX, AZTUCSON, AZFRESNO, CA
LOS ANGELES, CARIVERSIDE, CASACRAMENTO, CASAN DIEGO, CA
SAN FRANCISCO, CASAN JOSE, CASANTA ANA, CAVENTURA, CA
DENVER, CONEW HAVEN, CTWASHINGTON, DCWILMINGTON, DE
FORT MYERS, FLJACKSONVILLE, FLMIAMI, FLORLANDO, FL
TALLAHASSEE, FLTAMPA, FLWEST PALM BEACH, FLALBANY, GA
ATLANTA, GASAVANNAH, GAHONOLULU, HIDES MOINES, IA
BOISE, IDCHICAGO, ILSPRINGFIELD, ILINDIANAPOLIS, IN
WICHITA, KSLEXINGTON, KYLOUISVILLE, KYBATON ROUGE, LA
NEW ORLEANS, LABOSTON, MABALTIMORE, MDPORTLAND, ME
DETROIT, MIGRAND RAPIDS, MISAGINAW, MIMINNEAPOLIS, MN
KANSAS CITY, MOSAINT LOUIS, MOJACKSON, MSBILLINGS, MT
CHARLOTTE, NCGREENSBORO, NCRALEIGH, NCWILMINGTON, NC
OMAHA, NEMANCHESTER, NHATLANTIC CITY, NJNEWARK, NJ
TRENTON, NJALBUQUERQUE, NMLAS VEGAS, NVRENO, NV
ALBANY, NYBUFFALO, NYMELVILLE, NYNEW YORK, NY
FLUSHING, NYROCHESTER, NYSYRACUSE, NYARMONK, NY
CINCINNATI, OHCLEVELAND, OHCOLUMBUS, OHDAYTON, OH
TOLEDO, OHOKLAHOMA CITY, OKTULSA, OKPORTLAND, OR
HARRISBURG, PAPHILADELPHIA, PAPITTSBURGH, PASCRANTON, PA
SAN JUAN, PRPROVIDENCE, RICHARLESTON, SCCOLUMBIA, SC
GREENVILLE, SCSIOUX FALLS, SDCHATTANOOGA, TNKNOXVILLE, TN
MEMPHIS, TNNASHVILLE, TNAUSTIN, TXDALLAS, TX
EL PASO, TXHOUSTON, TXLUBBOCK, TXMCALLEN, TX
SAN ANTONIO, TXTYLER, TXWACO, TXSALT LAKE CITY, UT
NORFOLK, VARICHMOND, VABURLINGTON, VTSEATTLE, WA
SPOKANE, WAMADISON, WIMILWAUKEE, WICHARLESTON, WV

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Summary

Joining the Secret Service as a Special Agent will allow you to perform critical protective and investigative assignments. The special agent position starts at a salary of $49,508 (GL-07, step 1), with promotion potential to $146,120 (GS-13, step 10). For more information on the Secret Service click here.

This position is covered by Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) and additional compensation of 25% of the base salary will be added to locality pay.

Overview
This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

**The COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal employees pursuant to Executive Order 14043 does not currently apply.** You are encouraged to apply for all 3 grade levels to maximize your consideration for this position. You are also encouraged to submit unofficial transcripts(s) for each degree (i.e. Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D). If you are a "No Show" or fail the Special Agent Entrance Exam, there is a six month waiting period before you can reapply and retest.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your resume and supplemental documentation will be submitted to a review panel wherein you will be placed in one of three categories, Qualified, Well Qualified, and Best Qualified, based on your experience, education, training and competencies. You will receive a conditional job offer if you are determined Well Qualified or Best Qualified for a grade level by the panel.     

The Applicant Physical Abilities Test (APAT) evaluates an applicant’s ability to perform the physical tasks required on the job by measuring muscular and dynamic strength, endurance, flexibility, aerobic capacity and other factors related to physical aptitude. The standards are anticipated to be the same regardless of age, gender or position. Prior to testing, applicants must obtain at Certificate of Wellness from a certified physician to be eligible to test.

You are encouraged to apply for all 3 grade levels to maximize your consideration for this position.

The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are: 

  • Ability to display a high standard of ethical conduct and can be trusted in all work situations; chooses an ethical course of action and does the right thing, even in the face of opposition; encourages others to behave accordingly.
  • Ability to deal calmly and effectively with high stress or dangerous situations; remains calm, even-tempered, and in control of emotions, as appropriate for the situation.
  • Skill in demonstrating good judgment by making sound, timely and well-informed decisions without deferring actions when decisions need to be made; considers the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action and follows through on decisions.
  • Ability to identify problems, determine underlying issues and potential causes and generate and evaluate alternatives to arrive at and implement an effective solution.
  • Ability to demonstrate fairness, professionalism and tact when interacting with others; understands and interacts effectively with a variety of people to include those who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; adjusts interpersonal style, as needed to interact with differing individuals.
Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category. Other 10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. For more information on veterans' preference please click here.

Your on-line application will be rated on the extent, quality, and relevance of the following: your experience, education and training, and competencies. All applicants are evaluated on competencies related to law enforcement methods and techniques, protective methods and techniques, investigative methods and techniques, initiative, problem solving, attention to detail, learning, partnering, planning and organizing, and leadership. All answers in the online process must be substantiated by your resume. Upon review, your resume and transcripts need to support your answer choices. Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or on the application questionnaire may result in your removal for consideration. 


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