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12:01 AM EST FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014 – 11:59 PM EST FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014.
Applications received during this period will be considered
for the 2015 and 2016 hiring years.
"Joining the FBI means choosing to excel with an organization of highly talented, ethnically diverse, professional men and women who have a daily impact on the quality of life of all U.S. citizens. If you are ready to accept the challenge, apply.
Please review the FY14 Special Agent Application Information to learn about Eligibility Requirements and the FBI's Hiring Needs."
POLICE OFFICER EXAMINATION – MONTGOMERY COUNTY CONSORTIUM
Location – Eleven Agencies, Montgomery County
The Montgomery County Consortium of Communities, on behalf of their respective Civil Service Commissions or Municipalities, will be conducting a written examination for Police Officer on Saturday, September 13, 2014, AT MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUMMUNITY COLLEGE, PARKHOUSE HALL, 340 DEKALB PIKE, BLUE BELL, PA 19422
Bryn Athn – PO Box 192
Hatboro – 120 E. Montgomery Avenue Hatboro
Limerick – 646 West Ridge Pike Limerick
Lower Gwynedd – 1130 N. Bethlehem Pike Spring House 215-646-5303
Lower Moreland – 640 Red Lion Road Huntingdon Valley 215-947-3132
Norristown – 235 E. Airy Street
North Wales – 300 School Street North Wales
Springfield – 1510 Paper Mill Road Wyndmoor
Upper Dublin – 801 Loch Alsh Avenue Fort Washington
Upper Moreland – 117 Park Avenue Willow Grove 215-657-4700
Upper Pottsgrove – 1420 Heather Place Pottstown
Beginning Monday, August 4, 2014, at 8:00a.m., a single unified application will be available on line at www.montcopolicetest.com This application can be used to apply to any one, or all eleven, of the Departments you are eligible for. Unified Applications must be completed on-line at www.montcopolicetest.com
You will not be permitted to take the exam until you complete the application on line and pay the $30 fee by using the Pay Pal account linked to the application.
No paper applications, checks or money orders will be accepted. Applicants who do not have computer access can go to any public library or one of the participating agencies.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON-LINE BY 4 P.M. FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014.
All applicants shall report for registration at 8:00 a.m. on the day of the test. No one will be admitted after 8:30 a.m.
All applicants must bring photo ID and two number 2 pencils.
No food or drink, cell phones, back packs, hats, weapons, or purses, other than those used to carry personal hygiene items, will be permitted into the testing facility.
PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST
There will be a physical agility test held on October 18, 2014, at 8am, at the Upper Moreland High School. You will be notified in writing if you are invited to attend the physical agility test. The standards for successfully completing the physical agility test are listed at www.mpoetc.state.pa.us using the thirtieth (30%) percentile.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER * Women and Minority Applicants Encouraged to Apply *
POLICE OFFICER – LANCASTER COUNTY CONSORTIUM
Location – Twenty-three Agencies, Lancaster County
The Lancaster County Chiefs of Police Association, 23 of its member agencies (http://web.co.lancaster.pa.
View our recruitment video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Testing Dates: September 6th and 7th, 2014
• Registration must be completed online at www.PoliceApp.com/
by Friday, August 15, 2014 at midnight.
• Additional forms and waivers must be postmarked by August 22, 2014.
• The Agility test will be administered prior to the written test. Candidates who pass the Agility test will then take the written test immediately following the same day.
• Scheduling will be based on your time of registration. You will receive notification of your
testing date and time shortly after your registration has been submitted.
• Registration fee of $75 is Non-Refundable.
How it works:
Pay one fee + Take one physical assessment + Take one written exam = Valid test results for 12 months
A single application fee of $75 covers your fee for a standardized written exam, physical assessment, and all PoliceApp processing fees when you submit an application to a participating department during a 12-month period.
Your 12-month application eligibility period begins on the date you take the written exam. During this period, you may apply for any position advertised by a department participating in the LCCPA program online with PoliceApp, provided you meet that department’s minimum score requirements, as well as any other department-specific prerequisites.
Job Title:Foreign Service Criminal Investigator
Agency:U.S. Agency for International Development
Job Announcement Number:OIG-14-FS-09FW
|$48,171.00 to $70,741.00 / Per Year|
|Monday, July 7, 2014 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full-Time - Excepted Service - Permanent|
|FEW vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|All Qualified U.S. Citizens
This vacancy announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to December 31, 2014. There will be a cutoff date beginning August 07, 2014, and every 30 days thereafter until December 31, 2014.
MULTIPLE POSITIONS IN VARIOUS DUTY LOCATIONS ARE BEING FILLED UNDER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
This position is with the
United States Agency for International Development's (USAID), Office of
Inspector General (OIG), Office of Investigations. The Office of
Investigations is responsible for investigating allegations of
criminal, civil, and administrative violations and employee misconduct
relating to USAID's world-wide programs and operations.
The United States has a long history of extending a helping hand to those people overseas struggling to make a better life, recovering from disaster, or striving to live in a free and democratic country. USAID has been a principal U.S. agency in extending assistance to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms.
OIG is responsible for preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, and violations of law, and for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of USAID programs. OIG is responsible for auditing and investigating USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the Inter-American Foundation (IAF), Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the United States African Development Foundation (ADF). OIG is organized into three operational units: Audit, Investigations, and Management. OIG maintains overseas offices in Cairo, Egypt; Dakar, Senegal; Manila Philippines; Pretoria, South Africa; San Salvador, El Salvador; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Islamabad, Pakistan; Kabul, Afghanistan; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Frankfurt, Germany.
The full promotion potential of this position is FS-01 (GS-15 equivalent).
- Travel is required.
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Special-Sensitive Clearance.
- Designated and/or random drug testing required. Must carry a firearm.
- Medical and Physical Examinations are required.
- Relocation expenses to Washington not authorized on initial appointment.
DUTIES:Back to top
- Conducts routine to moderately complex international and domestic investigations. Analyzes reports or allegations of misconduct, malfeasance or other fraudulent activities related to US criminal and civil laws and administrative regulations and policies of USAID, IAF, ADF, MCC and OPIC. Develops and maintains liaison with federal, state, local and foreign law enforcement officials. May serve as witness before a Grand Jury or in criminal or civil trials, and testify in such proceedings.
- Plans, organizes and conducts criminal, civil, and administrative investigations involving fraud, waste, and abuse of USAID foreign programs, personnel and operations. Recognizes and makes recommendations on matters of investigation that show a high potential for criminal or civil prosecution, monetary recovery, debarment or suspension, employment termination or major systemic changes in operational procedures or practices.
- Works individually or on a team to conduct investigations utilizing a broad range of investigative techniques, such as witness interviews, grand juries, criminal complaints, arrest warrants, electronic surveillance, financial analysis, document examination and expert witnesses.
- Conducts an analysis of crime characteristics (types of victims and perpetrators, actions of victims and their method of operation, geographical data, chronological data, property loss, stolen data, physical evidence and other factors) which may contribute to crime analysis crime.
- Prepares documentation, comprehensive investigative reports and other written communications. Expresses information ideas or facts to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (technical, sensitive, controversial, etc.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
must have one year of specialized experience at the level close to the
work of this job that has given you particular knowledge, skills, and
abilities required to successfully perform. Typically we would find
this experience in work within this field or a field that is closely
FS-06 level: Applicants must have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. J.D., if related or 1 year specialized experience equivalent to at least FS-7/GS-7. Specialized experience is defined as observation of higher grade investigation, legal, or financial work assignments; in-depth study of materials pertinent to investigations, international development, or international affairs; progressively responsible project management tasks including managing resources; data analysis, risk analysis, limited scope reviews, audits, or monitoring and evaluating projects in an overseas environment; conducting reviews and briefing superiors on critical accounting or intelligence matters; interviewing employees, officials internal and external to US and foreign Governments, and others for the purpose of obtaining or verifying facts or specific information; securing signed statements, affidavits and documentary evidence to be included in reports; experience communicating orally and in writing, working effectively with individuals and/or other agencies, and experience analyzing and solving problems.
You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
You will be required to maintain firearm proficiency and carry a firearm while performing the duties of this position.
Applicants must possess a valid U.S. driver's license upon appointment and be able to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle.
You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test results before you can be appointed into this position.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon successful completion of a full field background investigation and issuance of a 'SPECIAL-SENSITIVE (SCI ACCESS)' clearance.
MEDICAL CLEARANCE: Prior to being hired to the Foreign Service, applicants must have a thorough medical examination and receive an unlimited medical clearance for assignment worldwide.
Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical examination by an Agency designated physician to determine if they are physically and medically qualified to perform the full duties of the position. Any physical condition which could hinder an individual's full, efficient and safe performance of his/her duties as a criminal investigator, or failure to meet any of the required physical or medical qualifications, will usually be considered disqualifying for employment, except when sufficient evidence is presented that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job efficiently and without hazard to themselves and others. Applicants who refuse to submit to the required examinations will not be considered for employment as criminal investigator.
Applicants must agree to work an annual average of two hours extra per day to meet the requirements of law enforcement availability pay (LEAP) as described in Title 5 U.S.C. 5545A (d) (1).
Applicants for this position are required to qualify with and use firearms and other weapons as part of assigned duties and to maintain such qualifications. Because of an amendment to 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9), which became effective September 30, 1996, and is referred to as the Lautenberg Amendment, applicants are ineligible for this position if at ANY time they have been convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence, unless such conviction was expunged, set aside or the applicant received a pardon. A qualifying conviction is a state or Federal conviction for a crime of domestic violence and any general or special court-martial for an offense that otherwise meets element of a crime of domestic violence, even though not classified as a misdemeanor or felony.
Continuing employment in this position is contingent upon: (1) maintaining eligibility for a 'SPECIAL-SENSITIVE (SCI ACCESS)' clearance in a position which has been designated as 'SPECIAL-SENSITIVE; (2) maintaining criteria outlined in USAID/OIG/I, Health and Fitness Program for Criminal Investigators; (3) willingness to travel domestically and overseas as necessary; (4) work an annual average of 2 extra hours a day to meet the requirements of law enforcement availability pay (LEAP) as described in Title 5 U.S.C. 5545a(d)(1); (5) willingness to carry and use a firearm in the execution of official duties; and (6) compliance with the Lautenberg Amendment.
REQUIREMENTS: The duties of this position require moderate to arduous
physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and
exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free
range of motion of fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, and knee
joints are 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 this position 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.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment. Applicants that have no prior series 1811 criminal investigator experience must meet the maximum age for entry into a covered position which is the date immediately preceding the applicant's 37th birthday and must be able to retire at the mandatory age of 57 years with 20 years of service as an 1811 criminal investigator. Hiring exceptions will be made for veterans' preference eligibles.
Foreign Service career candidates will be considered for tenure by a Tenuring Board after they have acquired at least three years in the agency, of which a minimum of two years' overseas experience in the Service. Each career candidate is afforded two opportunities to receive tenure based on the Board's review of the employee's written performance evaluations which are prepared by a supervisor at least once a year. A career candidate who fails to perform satisfactorily may be separated at any time during their probationary period. Any employee who remains untenured after two reviews will be separated from the Agency at the end of the five-year probationary appointment. The appointment status of a career candidate who receives tenure will be changed from probationary to career.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: Qualified
applicants receive a score of 70 to 100. You will be rated on your
qualifications for this position as evidences by the work experience,
and training you report on relative to this positions that show the
degree to which you possess the Competencies listed on this vacancy
announcement. USAID must be able to conduct reference checks as part of
its assessment process. Applicants who do not permit reference checks
from previous employers may be disqualified.
The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure the following competencies that are required for this position:
- Project Management
- Planning and Evaluation
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Problem Solving
To preview questions please click here.
Job Title:Criminal Investigator
Agency:Government Accountability Office
Job Announcement Number:GAO-14-FAIS-1811-01-DE
|$88,125.00 to $137,732.00 / Per Year|
|Friday, July 11, 2014 to Friday, July 25, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Permanent - Full-Time|
|2 vacancies -
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|This vacancy is open to all U.S. Citizens.
GAO's work is designed to address four common goals:
• to help the Congress address current and emerging challenges to the well-being and financial security of the American people;
• to help the Congress to respond to changing security threats and the challenges of global interdependence;
• to help transform the Federal government to address national challenges; and
• to maximize the value of GAO by enabling quality, timely service to Congress and by being a leading practices Federal agency.
If you want to help form public policy, and you have exceptional analytical, communication, and collaboration skills, and can demonstrate high levels of initiative, then GAO is where you want to be!
This position is located in the Forensic Audits and Investigative Service (FAIS) team of GAO. The FAIS team provides Congress with high-quality forensic audits and investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse; other special investigations; and security and vulnerability assessments.
This position is covered by the provisions of Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP), which is a special form of premium pay fixed at an additional 25% of basic pay (including locality pay). Applicants must agree to work an annual average of two hours extra per day to meet the requirements of LEAP.
This position is covered by the special retirement provisions of Federal Law Enforcement Officer Retirement. Employees subject to special retirement coverage for law enforcement officers must retire at age 57 upon completing 20 years of law enforcement service. If these 20 years of service are not attained by age 57, mandatory retirement is required upon completion of 20 years of service.
BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: This position is included in the bargaining unit.
The GAO is part of the Legislative Branch. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. If you have status in the competitive service and wish to be considered under merit promotion or non-competitive procedures, you must apply to GAO-14-FAIS-1811-01-MP for consideration.
- 50% or Greater
- Frequent travel required
- U.S. Citizenship.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
- A probationary period may be required.
- Selectee will have to complete a financial disclosure statement
- Selectee must be able to meet medical and physical requirements
- Selectee must be able to travel frequently
DUTIES:Back to top- Collaborates with other investigators in establishing plans for the execution of extremely complex and sensitive investigations of alleged or suspected violations of federal regulations and criminal laws, with particular emphasis on white collar crime that involves potential fraud, waste, abuse, and government corruption.
- Conducts complex inspections, investigations, and reviews with highly technical problems, including analysis of Federal government programs and processes. Interviews witnesses, subjects, and informants to solicit information and to collect data.
- Distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information or evidence, prepares well-defined and well written investigative plans and high-quality reports of investigations, and prepares documentation that supports logical and succinct analysis and recommendations.
- Performs undercover work and mobile or fixed surveillance that includes the use of a variety of electronic surveillance equipment to collect and document evidence.
- Works with auditors, analysts, attorneys, methodologists and investigators in collaborative efforts and fosters a strong team environment.
- Serves as an expert advisor and liaison in developing and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders in the Federal government, private industry, state and local law enforcement agencies, and within GAO.
- Prepares technical reports, GAO reports, briefing papers, testimony, and reports of investigations that conform to relevant agency standards, policies, and procedures, as appropriate.
POLICE OFFICER – CUMBERLAND COUNTY CONSORTIUM
Location – Fifteen Agencies, Cumberland County
The Cumberland County Police Testing Consortium and fifteen agencies have entered into an agreement to conduct a cooperative testing process for the position of police officer. The physical agility test will take place on Saturday September 13th and Sunday September 14th, 2014. The written test will occur on Saturday September 20, 2014. Applications must be submitted no later than the close of business on Friday, August 22, 2014. Participating agencies include:
Camp Hill Borough PD
East Pennsboro Township PD Fairview Township PD
Hampden Township PD
Mechanicsburg Borough PD Middlesex Township PD
Mt Holly Borough PD
North Middleton Township PD Shippensburg Borough PD
Silver Spring Township PD
West Shore Regional PD
Preliminary applications and all accompanying documents for the position of police officer may be obtained at our website http://www.
The duties of an officer are listed on the website. Department specific requirements are listed on the agency’s websites http://www.
All fifteen departments offer an exciting opportunity for a police career with competitive salary and benefits packages.
Applications, along a $50.00 non-refundable fee maybe submitted online through the website. Applicants who choose to mail the application, must include the fee, payable by check or money order payable to the Cumberland County Chief of Police Association. Applications, if mailed, should be addressed to Cumberland County Police Testing Consortium, C/O Upper Allen Township Police 100 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Applications must be submitted no later than the close of business on:
FRIDAY AUGUST 22, 2014
All departments are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage females and minorities to apply.
Posted: 7/10/2014 Removal Date: 8/22/2014
POLICE OFFICER-SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER – SILVER SPRINGS TOWNSHIP
Location – Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County
The Silver Spring Township Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer with special assignment as School Resource Officer.
Qualified applicants shall meet the following criteria:
• U.S. Citizen
• High School diploma or GED
• Valid driver’s license
• 5 years previous police experience
• Certified or able to become certified as a PA Police Officer through MPOETC
• Pass all written, oral, and physical agility examinations
• Meet all Physical, Psychological and Eye examinations as per MPOETC Standards
• Applicants with DARE, SRO or similar experience are preferred.
Applications are available at www.sstwp.org or in person at the Silver Spring Township Police Department, 5 Willow Mill Park, Mechanicsburg (8am to 4pm M-F). Completed application in addition to resume must be submitted by end of business on Friday, August 8, 2014. Silver Spring Township is an EOE.
Posted: 7/11/2014 Removal Date: 8/8/2014