New job Investigative Analyst in New York

Investigative Analyst

Company : US Department of Justice
Salary : $55,392 - $72,008 a year
Location : New York

Full Description



This position is located in the Western District of New York.

The selectee of this position serves as an Investigative Analyst. You will be responsible for collecting and analyzing a variety of intelligence data, and processing, tracking and inputting warrants into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database.


As an Investigative Analyst at the GS-1805-9 level, some of your typical work assignments may include:

  • Independently gathering, researching, and analyzing various types of data from federal, state, local, and public agencies;
  • Developing reports on a variety of investigative intelligence information to support ongoing investigations;
  • Providing administrative support and assistance to USMS Criminal Investigators in accomplishing activities for their assigned warrant cases;
  • Monitoring court orders to ensure deadlines are met; and
  • Maintaining prisoner files and records.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1805 Investigative Analysis

  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    Must pass a pre-employment security investigation and drug screening.

    May be required to successfully complete a trial/probationary period.

    Must obtain and maintain a Public Trust background investigation.

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.

    Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

    You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).


    GS-09 TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-07 grade level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 grade level. (Must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No award SF-50 will be accepted).

    You may qualify at the GS-1805-09 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualifications:

    A. One year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 level of the Federal Service that included: 1) gathering and analyzing various types of data from Federal, state, local and public agencies; 2) monitoring, evaluating and coordinating a variety of warrants (i.e., for escaped prisoners, parole and probation, bond defaults, etc.); 3) assisting criminal investigators by coordinating investigative efforts; and 4) utilizing a variety of law enforcement related databases to obtain, monitor and update appropriate information for investigations, warrants, prisoner data, etc.


    B. Master's or equivalent graduate degree in an accredited or pre-accredited college or university; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or possession of a LL.B. or J.D degree, if related. Graduate level education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position, examples of qualifying fields include Criminal Justice, Psychology, Homeland Security, etc. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS).


    C. Combination of education and experience as listed above. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS).

    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


    Education must be from an accredited school or institution. Please refer to the following website to locate your school and/ or institution
    You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirements for one year of full-time graduate study.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the
    qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private
    organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

    Additional information

    Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

    Applications will not be accepted if submitted using Government franked envelopes.

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit:

    Recruitment incentive may be authorized

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:

    • Criminal Programs Processing
    • Reasoning
    • Technical Competence

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
    2. Other supporting documents:

    • Cover Letter, optional
    • College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
    • Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
    • Copy of most recent performance appraisal
    • Copy of SF-50 reflecting award received
    • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
    • Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
    • Career Transition Assistance Program(CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program(ICTAP) documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

    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.

  • Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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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.


This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

  • Federal employees - Competitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.

  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista

  • Veterans

  • Family of overseas employees

    Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.

  • Individuals with disabilities

  • Land & base management

    Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.

  • Military spouses

  • Special authorities

    Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.

Clarification from the agency

You may apply if you are a current or former career/career conditional Federal employee with competitive status, VEOA Eligibles, or if you are eligible for a non-competitive hiring authority (i.e. 30% or more Compensable Veterans, VRA Eligibiles, Reinstatement Eligibles, Interchange agreements, ICTAP/CTAP Eligibles, etc.).

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