Supervisory Investigative and Compliance Specialist (Deputy Director)

at  US Department of Agriculture

Riverdale, Maryland, USA - 00000

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Immediate29 Jan, 2020USD 166500 Annual30 Oct, 20191 year(s) or aboveCredit,Progression,Accountability,Conflict ManagementNoNo
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The selectee serves as the Agency’s Deputy Director, assisting and supporting the Director in providing leadership to the nationwide Agency workforce and in developing, coordinating, and directing investigative and enforcement activities and administrative and management operations. The selectee provides expert advice and counsel to the Director and other senior management officials.


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.
TIME-IN-GRADE: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled (GS-14).

FOR THE GS-15 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-14 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:

  • Demonstrates ability to manage a regulatory program with policies, procedures, and guidance on the interpretation, application, and enforcement of federal laws to promote consistency, quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of legal actions.
  • Demonstrates understanding of burdens of proof and legally sufficient evidence to support legal actions involving federal laws, and ability to provide expert technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to agency leaders and program customers.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage quality management program by collecting and analyzing data to continually monitor and improve services.
  • Demonstrates ability to develop strategies to prioritize mission-critical and/or high-risk issues, establish and monitor measurable performance statistics, and/or prepare analytical reports on outcomes of actions.
  • Demonstrates ability to lead and manage a team responsible for determining legal sufficiency of evidence for purposes of making recommendations to pursue legal action.

Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level.
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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


This position does not have an education qualification requirement.



  • The duties described are for the full-performance level.
  • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Establishes and executes broad policies, plans, and objectives, as they relate to Agency investigative and enforcement issues.
  • Assists the Director in providing leadership, direction, coordination, and operational accountability to Agency headquarters and field staff .
  • Delegates authority, determines operating policies, exercises general direction over the work, and reviews headquarters and field operations to assure the attainment of program objectives.
  • Developing performance plans and appraisals, addressing employee conduct and performance issues, selecting and approving a full range of personnel actions, and providing for training.
  • Assists the Director in providing leadership by fostering and developing rapport and cooperation with federal and state entities and other interested groups and individuals.

The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, your system failure or downtime, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

  • Resume that includes:1) personal information such as name, address, contact information;2) education;3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) all supervisors’ phone numbers and if they may be contacted; and 5) other qualifications.
  • Current career/career-conditional Federal employees:
  • Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing you are/were in the competitive service (block 24 must contain a 1 or 2 and block 34 must contain a 1), highest grade held (or promotion potential) on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade. If your current grade is not your highest permanent grade, submit an additional SF-50 showing your highest grade.
  • Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable (e.g., length of time in current position). A performance plan is not an acceptable substitute.
  • Current permanent FSA County employees must submit your most recent nonaward Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above.
  • Veteran Hiring Authorities: VEOA: DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty that shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. Active duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions within 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. It must be on the letterhead of the military branch and include the dates of service. Veterans’ preference must be verified prior to appointment. Visit Feds Hire Vets for more information.
  • If claiming 10-point veterans’ preference you must provide the DD214 or certification (see above) plus the documentation listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans’ Preference. Failure to submit these documents could result in a finding that 10-point preference cannot be awarded.
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act: Copies of Notification of Personnel Action(s) (SF-50) showing the employee served in eligible appointment(s) for a period(s) of more than 24 mos w/o a break between appointments of two+ years. Include initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and separation SF-50s for each period. Submit performance rating(s) showing acceptable performance for each period counted towards eligibility signed by supervisor(s). If documentation does not exist for one or more periods, submit a statement from supervisor(s) indicating acceptable performance. Applicants who do not have performance documentation for any period shall provide a reason why the documentation is not available and statement that performance for all periods was at an acceptable level.
  • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), last performance appraisal, and the most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
  • If applying under a special hiring authority or an interchange agreement with another merit system not listed above, see the requirements for that authority and submit the required supporting documentation. Go to: USAJOBS Hiring Path for Special Authorities or Special Hiring Authority for more information.
  • Benefit


Min:1.0Max:6.0 year(s)

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Veteran hiring authorities: veoa: dd214 certificate of release from active duty that shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions.



Riverdale, MD, USA