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Criminal Investigator

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    The primary purpose of this position is: This is a formal Air Force intern position established under the Premier Civilian Intern (PCIP) program and; as such, it is centrally funded by HQ AFPC/DP2ICR and administered by the Special Investigations Civilian Career Program (SICCP). This program is intended to develop multi-disciplined individuals who can deal effectively with change and complexity within the Air Force environment as it relates to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). The purpose of this position is to serve as an entry level trainee with AFOSI, to receive formal and on-the-job training in criminal investigations, and to complete developmental assignments and training outlined in the SICCP PAQ Training Plan.

    Works in strict adherence to specific and detailed guidelines that cover all aspects of assignments, consulting with the supervisor or higher-graded specialist as needed.

    Performs selected tasks and phases of routine studies and projects that require application of basic occupational field theory and principles in the technical area of criminal investigations.

    Studies Air Force requirements for the projects and researches and studies the current body of precedents and technical knowledge.

    Drafts or prepares a variety of documents to include responses to routine inquiries, reports, letters, and other related documents.

    Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be measured against the following:
    1. Knowledge of basic principles of criminal investigations or related field.

    2. Skill in communicating factual and procedural information clearly, orally and in writing.

    3. Ability to learn basic techniques in criminal investigations.

    4. Ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions.

    5. Ability to plan and organize work, and consult effectively with co-workers.

    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    1899 Investigation Student Trainee

  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
    • U.S. Citizenship is required
    • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see
    • Initial relocation expenses may/may not be paid IAW the JTR chapter 2 Volume 5. Subsequent moves within the agency will be governed by this regulation as well.
    • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
    • Position is subject to random drug testing
    • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
    • Shift work and overtime may be required
    • Disclosure of Political Appointments
    • A valid driver?s license is required.
    • Must be physically, psychologically, and emotionally fit for agent duty.
    • Security clearance; must be able to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance
    • This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
    • Applicants are subject to counterintelligence scope polygraph examinations as determined by the command. Failure to successfully complete a polygraph examination could result in disciplinary action as determined by the command.
    • You must attend a MANDATORY recruiting event scheduled at one of the universities or online

    Applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    The Premier Civilian Intern (PCIP) program

    To qualify for an Internship as a GS-05, students must have completed four full semesters, or have a bachelor's degree (120 or more semester hours or 180 or more quarter hours completed). Applicants at the GS-05 level must still be enrolled in an academic program to receive consideration.

    One Academic year of undergraduate education (post-high school study):
    A minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours at an accredited college or university; or
    A minimum of 36 weeks at an accredited business, technical, vocational, or qualifying educational institution for at least 20 classroom hours per week.

    You must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited public or other non-profit college or university:

  • Enrolled in an approved degree program
  • Enrollment must be in a full-time program
  • Have a good academic standing (no less than 2.95 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grading scale)
  • Meet the qualification standards of the position
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • A U.S. citizen or a national (resident of American Samoa or Swains Island)
  • Must sign a Participant Agreement

    Medical, Health and Fitness Requirements:
    - Must be physically fit in order to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties
    - May be required to take a series of vaccinations and immunizations
    - Moderate to arduous physical exertion involving standing, walking, running
    - The use of firearms
    - Exposure to inclement weather or other environmental hazards
    - Manual dexterity
    - Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily
    - Corrected visual acuity:
    20/20 or better with or without correction in the better eye or 20/30 or better with
    or without correction in the worse eye; near visual acuity: 20/30 or better, binocular conditions with our without correction @ 40 cm (16 inches); uncorrected visual acuity: 20/200 or better, binocular conditions without correction; visual field: full visual field in each eye; color vision: possess adequate color vision to correctly identify basic colors as demonstrated by passing the Farnsworth D-15 Test with less than two major errors; binocular depth perception: stereo acuity of 70 seconds of arc or better; night vision: normal dark adaptation and night vision
    - Adequate hearing is required in order to perform duties safely and satisfactorily; hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels
    - Must possess emotional and mental stability
    - Any physical or mental condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to themselves or others is disqualifying-
    - Must successfully pass a pre-employment medical examination (including vision, hearing, cardiovascular and mobility of extremities) by an authorized Government physician and be determined physically able to perform duties without being a hazard to themselves or others

    You must attend a MANDATORY recruitment event at one of the universities listed below. Registration is not required. We do not assist with transportation and registration is not required.

    University of Texas at San Antonio
    UTSA Fall 2018 - All Majors and Internship Career Fair
    Tues, Sep 18, 2018
    1:30 - 4:30 pm
    Main Campus - H-E-B Student Union, Ballrooms 1 & 2, San Antonio, TX

    Florida A&M University (FAMU)
    Fall Career & Internship Expo
    Wed, Sep 26, 2018
    9:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Lawson Center, Tallahassee, FL

    Florida State University (FSU)
    All Majors Fair
    Tues, Sep 27, 2018
    Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, Tallahassee, FL
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    George Mason University
    Fall Career Fair
    Thurs, Oct 4, 2018
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Dewberry Hall (Johnson Center), Fairfax, VA

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott
    Industry / Career Expo 2018
    Thurs, Oct 4, 2018
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Athletic Complex, 3700 Willow Creek Rd., Prescott, AZ 86301

    Bowie State University
    Fall 2018 Career Expo
    Wed, Oct 24, 2018
    1:00 - 4:00 pm
    Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex, Bowie, MD

    The Web-based career fair (for PCIPs) is at the following date and time:
    Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 2:00-5:00pm CST (PCIP applicants only)

    A limited number of "virtual career fair" logons are also available for the PCIP. Logging on to a virtual event in-lieu-of attending a campus event is limited to applicants who live at least 150 miles from a campus recruiting event. If the virtual event is full by the time an applicant attempts to reserve a logon, that applicant must travel and attend a campus event to apply for this position.

    Law Enforcement Retirement: This position is a primary law enforcement officer (LEO) position. IAW DoDI 1400.25 Volume 336, "The maximum entry age (MEA) for covered primary law enforcement officer positions is 37. Persons not appointed by the last day of the month in which they become age 37 shall not be originally appointed or assigned to these positions." The Agency may choose to waive MEA requirements based on compelling hardship, e.g., a shortage of qualified candidates; or may choose to waive MEA requirements for otherwise qualified applicants with veterans' preference.

    This position has an education enrollment requirement.

    You may be non-competitively converted to a permanent appointment within the PALACE Acquire (PAQ)/Copper Cap (COP) or a similar Program. The target grade of the conversion could be above GS-11. However, it is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee you will be offered a permanent position.

    Upon graduation and program requirement completion, a Premier College Intern may be converted to a career, career-conditional appointment into the Air Force Palace Acquire/Copper Cap or similar developmental training program without further competition.

    Additional information

    Firearms: The duties of this position require the incumbent to carry a firearm. Applicants must meet initial and continuing AFOSI qualifications in the use of firearms.

    Locality Pay: This position is authorized locality pay based on the location of permanent assignment.

    This position will be filled on a part or full-time permanent basis. Upon competing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

    This position requires completion of a two year trial period.

    To assess proficiency level, refer to the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR), ILR Speaking Skill Scale at: . List language(s) and proficiency level(s) for speaking only. Example: Spanish-Latin American, speaking = 1+ and French, speaking = 2+. If applicable, provide Defense Language Institute (DLI) scores and certificates. If you do not provide your self-assessment score (1, 1+, etc.), you will NOT receive credit for foreign language skills.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here .

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .

    Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit:

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

  • Required Documents
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    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:
  • Online Application - Questionnaire
  • Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period
  • Proof of enrollment (transcripts, audit or enrollment letter)
  • Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
  • Veterans' Preference - If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
  • ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

    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.

  • Benefits
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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 11/05/2018.

    To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link:

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications). If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent."
    • It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    2. A complete Application Questionnaire

    3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.

    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .

    PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

    Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

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    JBSA Randolph AFB
    550 D Street East
    JBSA Randolph AFB, TX 78150

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    Next steps

    After you submit your application, you will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.

    Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. Once this Public Notice closes, you must reapply.

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    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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    • Financial suitability
    • Social security number request
    • Privacy Act
    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period

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