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Special Investigative Services Technician (SIS Technician)

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
Physical Address

Greenville, IL 62246
Job Description

Special Investigative Services Technician (SIS Technician)

  1. Department of Justice

Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System


- ##### Open & closing dates

11/14/2019 to 12/06/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

GL 08

- ##### Salary

$50,269 to $64,407 per year

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Greenville, IL 1 vacancy

  1. Relocation expenses reimbursed


  1. Telework eligible


- Duties

  1. Summary

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a
diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from
entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public
safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of
imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide
reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform
correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

Learn more about this agency

  1. Responsibilities

This position is located in a Federal Bureau of Prisons federal
correctional facility, in the Special Investigative Services Office.
The Special Investigative Services Technician serves as an assistant
to the Special Investigative Agent (SIA)/Special Investigative
Supervisor (SIS) and is responsible for providing assistance during
investigations, developing reports, preparing correspondence,
maintaining evidence, and computer support.

Special Investigative Services Technician directly assists the
SIA/SIS in conducting investigations of inmate violations of BOP
prohibited acts of various severity levels, such as assaults,
introduction of contraband or narcotics, possession of money or
currency, communicating gang affiliation and/or participating in
gang activities, and other prohibited activities. Investigations can
range in length from several hours to weeks or months depending on

Along with all other correctional institution employees, the Inmate
Systems Supervisor is charged with responsibility for maintaining
security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities
precede all others required by this position and are performed on a
regular and recurring basis.

  1. Travel Required

Occasional travel – Training and work related travel

  1. Supervisory status


  1. Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

1802 Compliance Inspection And Support

- Requirements

  1. Conditions of Employment

- U.S. Citizenship is Required.
- See Special Conditions of Employment Section.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible
surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the
Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates
for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice
component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or
displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive
selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP
eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this
announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy.
To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification
requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on
established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your
written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.
Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

  1. Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following:


As a general rule, education is not creditable above GL-5 for most
positions covered by this standard; however, graduate education may
be credited in those few instances where the graduate education is
directly related to the work of the position.



You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent
in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in
federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have
equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform
successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or
related to the position to be filled.

Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

- Experience which demonstrated the ability assisting in
conducting investigations or investigative research.
- Experience which demonstrated knowledge of investigative
techniques, control of evidence and crime scene preservation.
- Experience which demonstrated knowledge and use of current
telephone monitoring equipment, drug test kits, and all
available media recording and playing devises.

If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience.
To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the
number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.

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responses to the questions in the application.\\

  1. Education

See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if

ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized
experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as
verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be
uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you
apply and MUST include identifying information to include School
Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All
academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or
university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation
status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click

Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education
requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at
the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign

If you are selected for this position and qualified based on
education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of
education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript
prior to your first day on duty.

  1. Additional information

This position IS included in the bargaining unit.

In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3307, a maximum entry age of 36 has been
established for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of
Prisons institution.

The representative rate for this position is $54,982.00 per annum
($26.34 per hour).

Special Conditions of Employment Section:

Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis,
physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject
to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks.

All applicants not currently working in an institution will be
required to complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions
of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence in order to be authorized
to carry a firearm.

The Core Value Assessment (CVA) is an in-person assessment that must
be facilitated at a Bureau of Prisons Human Resource Servicing
office. On the day of the scheduled interview, a CVA will be
administered. The applicant assessment must be completed within a
70 minute time period and a passing score must be obtained. Further
employment consideration will not be extended if the applicant fails
to complete the examination or fails to achieve a passing score.
Note: The Core Value Assessment will not be administered to current
BOP employees.

Successful completion of the “Introduction to Correctional
Techniques,” three-week training co

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