Supervisory Criminal Investigator (Assistant Special Agent in Charge) (Direct Hire)- job post

U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security

Position description


As a Supervisory Criminal Investigator (Assistant Special Agent in Charge), you will perform the following duties:

  • Evaluate, approve and distribute leads, original requests, complaints and allegations.
  • Supervise Criminal Investigators, Export Compliance Specialists and support personnel.
  • Supervise investigations and unit operations.
  • Establish and maintain liaison in all areas of the law enforcement/intelligence community.
  • Direct the development of guidelines, procedures, and instructions for use by investigative personnel.
  • Train lower-graded employees in required skills.
  • Recommend and initiate improvements to enhance the efficiency and productivity of investigative staff.

This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Supervisory Criminal Investigator, GS-1811-14 (Full Performance Level GS-14) positions within the Bureau of Industry and Security in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.



Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use of possession of drugs.
  • A probationary period may be required.
  • A supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see
  • If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • Security Clearance required: Top Secret/SCI. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • Drug Test required: Yes.
  • Driver’s License required: Yes.
  • Pre-employment physical required: Yes.
  • Bargaining Unit Position: No.
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450): Yes.
  • Travel: Frequent temporary travel may be required.
  • Mobile Workforce: You will be expected to work “on the road” meaning from and/or out of their vehicles; work from and/or out of non-traditional locations; work in-transit from either aircraft or motor vehicle.
  • Mobility Agreement: You must agree in writing to comply with management-directed permanent change of station (PCS) movement to meet mission requirements.
  • Firearms: You must meet the qualifications and be certified to carry a firearm. You will need to maintain firearm proficiency. You must not be in violation of 18 USC 922 (Lautenberg Amendment).
  • Mandatory Age Requirement: The day immediately preceding an individual’s 37th birthday is the last date for original appointment to a position as a law enforcement officer (LEO). This requirement does not apply to a) Preference-eligible veterans; OR b) Individuals who are 37 years of age or older and have previously served in LEO positions that were covered by a special law enforcement retirement plan. Maximum entry-age requirement may be waived.
  • Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expense: will not be paid.
  • Relocation incentive (for current federal employees) may be authorized.
  • Student Loan Repayment may be authorized.



Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management’s website located at:

Medical Requirements

The duties of positions in this series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is 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 these positions 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.

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