U.S. Secret Service | Columbia, SC

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Posted Date 5/08/2020

Joining the Secret Service, Office of Investigations will allow you to conduct a variety of difficult and complex non-criminal national security and suitability investigations in support of meeting the protective and investigative mission.  This Investigator position starts at a base salary of $91,231 (GS-13, step 1), with potential to $144,676 (GS-13, step 10). Locality adjustments will be made based on selected locations.  For more information on the Secret Service click here. 

This vacancy will remain open continuous for one (1) year. The first cut-off date will be May 31, 2020 and subsequent cut-off dates will be every 30 days until the closing date of the announcement. All qualified applications received by the cut-off dates will be forwarded to the selecting official for review and will receive first consideration for this vacancy. A selection may be made at anytime during the opening of the announcement.

The selectee will serve as an Investigator in the Office of Investigations, within a field or resident office nationwide. Typical work assignments include:

  • Independently conduct pre-employment security interviews and background checks that help to ensure the safety and security of the Nation.
  • Reviewing and finalizing record searches of applicants at law enforcement agencies, court houses, mental health, financial and educational institutions.
  • Compiling information in a standardized reporting format.

Specialized Experience:  GS-13: You qualify for the GS-13 level (starting salary of $91,231) if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level performing duties such as: conducting face-to-face interviews and background checks for pre-employment selections; obtaining and reporting factual information for background investigations that determine employment suitability and security clearance eligibility; finalizing pre-employment casework according to applicable rules and regulations.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Time-in-Grade: Retired Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service.

Qualifications Must Be Met: The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the cut-off date or closing date of this announcement.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

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