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Department Of Energy Criminal Investigator in Aiken, South Carolina


The OIG offers potential for advancement, excellent benefits, and numerous training opportunities. We are located in 13 states throughout the U.S. Please visit our website at



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You may qualify for this position based on specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled. To qualify for the GS-12 grade level, applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level.


A qualified candidate’s online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Experience planning and conducting investigations of a sensitive or complex nature or investigations that involve a degree of hazard.

Conducting interviews and verifying and corroborating information.

Writing investigative reports.

Coordinating with other law enforcement agencies.

Documenting evidence.

Testimony in court proceedings. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application! 1. Ability to direct, plan, organize, coordinate, and conduct investigations of criminal wrongdoing, which may involve examinations of financial, contractual, and organizational records and transactions. 2. Ability to investigate fraud and abuse of public programs and funds. 3. Knowledge of Federal criminal statutes, rules of evidence, court procedures, and investigative techniques. 4. Ability to prepare and deliver clear, concise, and comprehensive oral presentations or testimony regarding investigations to agency and government officials, prosecuting attorneys, and before grand juries, courts, or administrative proceedings. 5. Ability to analyze and prepare clear, concise and comprehensive written reports regarding highly complex and sensitive investigative matters affecting agency program areas. There is no substitute of education for specialized experience at the GS-13 level. Transcripts not required at time of application. For further information on qualification requirements for this position, please visit Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement in order to beconsidered. Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period. The minimum age for initial appointment to a law enforcement position is 21, and the maximum age is 37.(The date immediately preceeding an applicant's37th birthday is the final date for selection.) This requirement does not apply to preference eligible veterans, or ifyou served in another Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement position covered by special civil service retirement provisions. Applicants who are age 37 or over may subtract any of their prior federal law enforcement service that was in an approved primary/rigorous position and that is creditable for retirement from their current age to meet this age requirement.Applicants must also provide proof of this creditable service. Themaximum entry age limit was established in accordance with 5 USC 3307 and does not violate age discrimination laws. The intent of the maximum age limitation is to ensure that a Federallaw enforcement officer will havethe opportunity to work 20 years and therefore be eligible to retire at 57, when mandatory retirement applies toFederal law enforcement officers.



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