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    Tarryn Reddy

    Job Title: Investigative Analyst

    Department: Department Of State

    Agency: Department Of State

    Sub Agency: Civil Service Personnel-Civil Srvc and Iraq Jobs

    Job Announcement Number: DS-2011-0168


    $50,154.00 – $65,196.00 /year


    Friday, February 04, 2011 to Tuesday, February 15, 2011




    Full-Time Permanent




    1 vacancy(s) in one of the following locations: Dallas, TX


    Open to all U.S. citizens

    “You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.”

    “More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.”


    The men and women of the US Department of State with their skills, character and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America’s diplomacy. Civil Service employees support the foreign policy mission from offices in Washington, DC and worldwide.

    Join us in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world as we formulate, represent and implement US foreign policy. Choose from hundreds of career possibilities – there’s something for everyone!

    This position is assigned to the Dallas Resident Office, Office of Investigations and Counterintelligence, Bureau of Diplomatic Security. The incumbent will be working at the Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force Office led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The incumbent of this position is responsible for providing procedural guidance and assistance with Federal, State, and local agencies as well as other organizations regarding criminal investigations related to H&L visas. The incumbent conducts records checks and database searches using restricted government computer systems and commercial databases.

    This position is also being announced through merit promotion procedures under Announcement #DS-2011-0169. Candidates who wish to be considered under both Public (US Citizens) and merit promotion procedures must apply to both announcements.


    • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
    • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
    • Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
    • U.S. Citizenship is required.


    Additional Duty Location Info:

    Dallas, TX

    -Provides a wide-range of data entry services; collects, researches, and interprets information as it relates to H&L visa cases; makes available any written instructions or reference materials and provides advice and interpretation. Creates and maintains spreadsheets, databases, and contact lists used by the office to store and retrieve information used on a regular basis; analyzes criminal investigations.

    -Reviews data and other information to detect patterns which indicate criminal activity; monitors the agency’s cases to identify connections, patterns, or links to H&L crime. Ensures important information is organized efficiently and recommends how investigations should proceed; initiates, contributes to, or concludes cases in the Bureau’s electronic case management system.

    -Identifies incoming criminal investigative studies from open source and restricted information systems; correlates the criminal intelligence to agency criminal investigations recorded in the agency’s case management system, and notifies the appropriate agents, supervisor, or specialists connected to the investigation.

    -Assists in preparing summaries, memoranda, correspondence, and detailed written reports related to criminal investigations. Contributes to the preparation of briefings, presentations, and other informational products.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


    Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:

    Applicants applying for the GS-09 grade level must meet one of the following requirements:

    A. Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

    -Experience reviewing relevant provisions of laws, regulations, procedures, agreements, and precedents related to passports and visa fraud.

    -Experience researching, collecting, analyzing and interpreting a wide variety of information related to the criminal investigations involving visa and passport fraud.

    -Experience utilizing electronic databases to conduct record checks, database searches, and collect information related to passports, and visa fraud.


    B. 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 or J.D. from an accredited college or university. This education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position to be filled;


    C. Have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience (as described above), which is equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service. This experience and education together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

    Combination of Experience and Education: When an applicant has less than one year of specialized experience as described in the announcement, he or she may combine successfully completed graduate-level education with experience to meet the total qualification requirements. Generally, 18 graduate semester hours is equivalent to 1 full-time year of graduate study (your school and department determine what constitutes 1 full time year of graduate study). The percentage of specialized work experience and the percentage of graduate study must total at least 100%.

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