Investigations Specialist Job in US Federal Aviation Administration

US Federal Aviation Administration, Des Plaines, IL, Openings : 1, Experience : Not Specified
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Duties

Conducts investigations as part of the Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP), consisting of investigating airmen who have been convicted of or alleged to have been involved in criminal activity involving the use of their certificates or aircraft within the jurisdiction of the United States. Performs ramp inspections/document checks to identify violations of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Provides surveillance, air traffic and aircraft lookout assistance though the Air Marine Operations Center, the El Paso Intelligence Center and the Airspace Awareness and Detection System. Acts as a liaison between the FAA and federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies and de-conflicts aviation investigations by other law enforcement agencies. Establishes and maintains effective liaison and working relationships with law enforcement, intelligence agencies and organizations within their assigned geographic area of responsibility. Conducts public speaking outreach activities with federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies related to the roles, mission and abilities of the LEA Program to support criminal activities associated with the National Air Space. Provides training to federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies specific to safety and security to the National Air Space, which may include aircraft drug smuggling, laser activities, small unmanned aircraft systems and other illicit activity. Coordinates FAA assistance for Special Event Assessment Rating-1 & National Special Security Events providing support and guidance to law enforcement on safety and security of the National Air Space specific to Temporary Flight Restrictions and small-Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

Coordinates investigative and program resources to ensure information from internal and external agencies flows to and from appropriate FAA Lines of Business as required. Conducts regulatory investigations and completes Enforcement Investigative Reports (EIR). Completes criminal referrals to appropriate law enforcement agencies of all identified criminal violations known to the FAA. Prepares an evaluation of the facts, circumstances, & background information including a concise analysis and summary of facts for any federal statute or regulations violated. Implements vetting operations associated with the FAAs Airman Certification Program.

Provides technical guidance and assistance to law enforcement agencies seeking criminal prosecution or conducting airborne drug interdiction. Interpret airman and airman medical records, aircraft records, aircraft operational records, laser activities, and small Unmanned Aircraft Systems supporting law enforcement criminal investigations and FAA regulatory investigations. Ensuring the identification and collection of physical evidence that relates to the activities alleged to have taken place. Maintains proper custody of physical evidence. The investigative process requires extensive casework involving the identification and interviewing of individuals involved in alleged activities and of witnesses, and obtaining sworn statements and developing investigative leads. These leads may result in court records being examined and interpreted, communications with various law enforcement agencies, contact with prosecuting authorities and agency investigative records being examined and interpreted.

Applies a variety of guidelines, manuals and standard reference material in accomplishing tasks, using judgment and discretion in determining the most appropriate approach to use. Balance sensitive investigation/compliance enforcement information with expert interpretation and analysis of regulatory and criminal investigations.

Develops and recommends techniques to address problem situations. Work is reviewed periodically to ensure appropriate factors have been considered, sufficient information or evidence has been gathered to support conclusions, pertinent regulations and precedents have been applied.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Review the Additional Information Section of this vacancy announcement for important information regarding your COVID vaccine status.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-H, FG/GS-10/12 level. This experience is typically related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Specialized experience is defined as:

  • Experience conducting and reviewing regulatory investigations by interpreting and identifying regulatory violations, analyzing pertinent data, and ensuring sound recommendations for enforcement action; AND
  • Experience developing contacts, building relationships, providing outreach and assistance in a regulatory environment, including participation in task forces or working groups with multiple law enforcement agencies.

You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.

Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; (3) alphabetical; or (4) priority grouping, and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.

*Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.*

Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.

**All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.**


In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following has been determined to be a selective factor for this position. This means possession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration.
  • Selective Placement Factor(s) (SPFs): The candidate must be trained and certified, and have demonstrated experience and skill in small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) regulations, sUAS operations and incident response, with the ability to apply the sUAS regulation requirements to Federal, State, local and tribal criminal laws and articulate the differences between criminal and regulatory actions.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), and Other Factors answers. Your answers and associated work experience will be evaluated further to validate whether the answers that you selected are appropriate.

Education

Education cannot be substituted for experience.

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Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies. www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/financial_disclosure_requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

This position is covered by the Department of Transportations Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a “testing designated position (TDP)” will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.


NOTES:

1) As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA section, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a human resource specialist as appropriate.

2) This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: http://jobs.faa.gov/FAACoreCompensation.htm.

3) This Level 3 (Critical-Sensitive; Top Secret) position requires favorable adjudication of a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.

4) Some, all, or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

5) Salary: Des Plaines, IL – $89,253 – $138,330; Minneapolis, MN – $86,704 – $134,378

6) This announcement is also being advertised under VA# AWA-AXE-22-0021SC-78582. Please review both vacancy announcements before making application to determine your eligibility to apply.


This is not a bargaining unit position.

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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 You Will Be Evaluated

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




IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

  • Benefits

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    Review our benefits

    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.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have – whether youre a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure youre eligible under their policies.

    Only supplemental documentation (e.g. transcript, certifications, SF-50, and/or veterans documentation) will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to 202-267-7032 or 1-866-291-3009 on or before the closing date of the announcement. All submitted documents must reference the announcement number.

    For guidance on how to create a Federal resume, visit http://www.archives.gov/careers/jobs/forms/resume-guide.pdf.

    Failure to submit all required documents by the closing date will result in a finding of ineligible. We are not responsible for incomplete, illegible or missing documents.

    Please DO NOT email your application documents. We cannot accept documents received via the email system. Documents sent via email will NOT receive consideration

    All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

    If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

    Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.

    Forms:

    • SF-15 : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference

    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.

  • How to Apply

    You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of “Received” by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of “Received” each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.

    We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:


    • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)

    • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)

    • Employers name and address

    • Supervisor name and phone number

    • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

    • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)

    • Salary

    Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.


    You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

    Amendment Date: 05/10/2022

    Amendment Note: Update to qualifications

    Agency contact information

    STEPHANIE CARR

    Phone

    1 (202) 267-3099

    Email

    [email protected]

    Address
    Federal Aviation Administration
    HQ Employment Services Branch
    800 Independence Ave, SW, Room 523
    AHF-100
    Washington, DC 20591
    US

    Next steps

    Once we receive your complete application, the Human Resources Office will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. Eligible and qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. You will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

    For instructions on how to check the status of your application, please go to: USAJOBS Help Guide.

    Important – If you make any changes to your application, you must resubmit it. If you make changes to your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and only your previously submitted application will be evaluated.

    All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency contact listed in the Agency Contact Information section of this announcement or the hiring manager. An employee with a disability must notify the decision-maker of the accommodation request. Job applicants and employees are required to follow up oral requests in writing. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

Only supplemental documentation (e.g. transcript, certifications, SF-50, and/or veterans documentation) will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to 202-267-7032 or 1-866-291-3009 on or before the closing date of the announcement. All submitted documents must reference the announcement number.

For guidance on how to create a Federal resume, visit http://www.archives.gov/careers/jobs/forms/resume-guide.pdf.

Failure to submit all required documents by the closing date will result in a finding of ineligible. We are not responsible for incomplete, illegible or missing documents.

Please DO NOT email your application documents. We cannot accept documents received via the email system. Documents sent via email will NOT receive consideration

All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.

Forms:

  • SF-15 : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference

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.


Help

This job is open to

  • The public

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

  • Individuals with disabilities

  • Veterans

Clarification from the agency

Also open to applicants eligible under 30% or more disabled Veterans hiring authority.

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