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  • Federal Housing Finance Agency 1811

    Anyone put in for these DC positions? Anyone have any information on the agency, agents, etc?

    I was referred today for it...

  • #2
    Now that's a new one. Why wouldn't any of what they do fall under HUD? By chance do you have the vacancy?

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    • #3
      Nevermind.....I took a look at their website. I'd still like to see the vacancy though if you have access to it.

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      • #4
        Job Title: Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)
        Agency: Office of the Inspector General for the Federal Housing Finance Agency
        Sub Agency: Office of Investigations
        Job Announcement Number: 11-FHFAIG-090

        Salary Range: $71,610.00 - $162,435.00 /year
        Selectee will receive Law Enforcement Availability Pay at the rate of 25% of base pay unless pay exceeds the applicable pay cap.
        Series & Grade: EL-1811-11/13
        Promotion Potential: 13
        Open Period: Friday, March 11, 2011 to Friday, March 18, 2011
        Position Information: Full-Time Permanent
        Duty Locations: Many vacancies - Washington DC Metro Area, DC
        Who May Be Considered:

        Applications will be accepted from U.S. Citizens who meet any of the categories shown under the heading 'Who May Apply'
        Job Summary:

        Become a part of the most challenging and important mission in the country today. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Office of the Inspector General (FHFA-OIG) ensures that all FHFA programs and operations are effective and efficient by conducting audits, investigations and reviews of the activities, programs, and other operations of the FHFA, and recommending courses of action designed to assist the FHFA in promoting economy and efficiency in the administration of its programs and operations. FHFA regulates and supervises Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks (the Government Sponsored Entities (GSEs)). FHFA's primary mission is to ensure that the GSEs operate in a safe and sound manner and support a stable, liquid, and efficient mortgage market, including sustainable home ownership and affordable housing. For more information on FHFA OIG, click here.

        WHO MAY APPLY

        U.S. Citizens in any of the following categories:

        1. Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status or current Federal employees in excepted service positions covered by an interchange agreement;

        2. Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility;

        3. Individuals eligible for:

        -the FHFA-OIG Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) from the local commuting area;

        -the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) from the local commuting area;

        -Individuals eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, covered by an interchange agreement, eligible for Veterans Recruitment Appointment, certain miltary spouses, etc.

        -consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) (i.e., veterans with preference or who have separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after at least 3 continuous years of active service.)

        4. FHFA-OIG employees currently serving on a Veteran's Recruitment Appointment (VRA).


        Key Requirements:

        * You may be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
        * You must pass a pre-employment security check and background investigation.
        * This position requires a Top Secret security clearance.



        Major Duties:

        At the full performance level, you will spearhead large, complex, and sensitive criminal and occasionally non-criminal investigations which come under the jurisdiction of FHFA-OIG. Specifically, the incumbent will:

        -Coordinate the activities of a number of assisting Special Agents.
        -Plan and conduct investigations to determine whether Federal laws and regulations have been violated.
        -Question subjects and third party witnesses (formally and informally) and secure evidence from other outside sources to determine the nature and extent of violations of Federal laws and regulations.
        -Prepare reports of complex investigations.
        -Apprehend and arrest persons who violate Federal laws, and conduct searches and seizures incident to an arrest or pursuant to warrants.
        -Confer with and assist Assistant U.S. Attorneys to prepare for hearings, trials, and related matters.
        -Serve Grand Jury and IG subpoenas.
        -Testify as a government witness before Grand Juries, and in courts in criminal, civil, and administrative cases.
        -Provide protection to persons and property.


        Qualifications:

        In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

        ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

        1. Time After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current federal employees serving on a nontemporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.

        2. Time-In-Grade:

        For the EL-11: Candidates must have been an EL / GS-09 or equivalent for 52 weeks (when applicable).

        For the EL-12: Candidates must have been an EL / GS-11 or equivalent for 52 weeks (when applicable).

        For the EL-13: Candidates must have been an EL / GS-12 or equivalent for 52 weeks (when applicable).

        3. Age Restriction: The date immediately preceding an individuals 37th birthday is the maximum entry age for original appointment to a position within the FHFA-OIG as a law enforcement officer. Please note: a) this requirement does not apply to preference-eligible veterans; b) an individual who is 37 years of age or older and who seeks to be reemployed as a law enforcement officer in the FHFA-OIG if the individual has prior coverage under the special law enforcement retirement plan.

        4. All applicants must be U.S. Citizens by the closing date.

        --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

        Candidates must provide sufficient information at the time of application to determine that the following basic requirements, as well as additional requirements, are met: a copy of transcript(s) or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned is recommended. If selected, you will need to verify that you meet these requirements before appointment.

        Specialized Experience:

        For the EL-11 level: Fifty-two weeks of experience at the EL-09, GS-09 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples: Independently performing the full range of investigative functions on assigned cases or portions of cases from planning and conducting fact-finding to reporting the results of investigations; performing undercover and surveillance work under close supervision; conducting investigative interviews; analyzing investigative facts to arrive at sound conclusions; etc.

        OR

        Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. Attach a copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.

        For the EL-12 level: Fifty-two weeks of experience at the EL-11, GS-11 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: exercising those duties and responsibilities necessary to fully address and resolve all allegations under review; utilizing various investigative techniques to corroborate information and establish interrelationships of facts and evidence; and investigating sensitive or complex issues, particularly involving bank, securities and mortgage fraud, and other various white-collar crimes.

        For the EL-13 level: Fifty-two weeks of experience at the EL-12, GS-12 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: exercising those duties and responsibilities necessary to fully address and resolve all allegations under investigation; utilizing various investigative techniques to corroborate information and establish interrelationships of facts and evidence; investigating sensitive or complex issues involving bank, securities and mortgage fraud, and other various white-collar crimes; and coordinating or assigning tasks of assisting investigators, special agents, analysts, or administrative support personnel.

        NOTES:

        You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Submit all your documentation and we will make this determination.

        If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency.

        Physical Requirements:

        The selectee must pass a pre-appointment physical examination and meet the physical requirements for this position as required by this Agency. The duties of this position 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 so as to enable applicants to perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision and hearing are required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Because the duties of this position are exacting, responsible, and sometimes performed under trying conditions, the selectee must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the selectee to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.



        How You Will Be Evaluated:

        Your application includes your:

        1. Resume (required),
        2. Response to any online questions, if applicable (required), and
        3. Required supporting documents.

        We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

        1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You will be found 'not qualified' if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible.

        2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:




        a. Knowledge of the technical aspects of program fraud abuse, white collar, and general criminal investigations to collect criminal information, and conduct liaison and outreach to achieve proactive focus.
        b. Skill in conducting complex and sensitive criminal, civil and administrative investigations, particularly those involving bank, securities and mortgage fraud, and conflict of interest of high-level officials.
        c. Skill in communicating, both orally and in writing, in order to present facts and evidence in an organized, logical and coherent manner; convey ideas and concepts; and prepare and issue reports detailing investigative findings for high-level officials and prosecutors.
        d. Ability to participate in and/or lead multi-agency investigative teams and work with other law enforcement organizations in joint investigations.
        e. Knowledge of the Federal Criminal Code and Rules, Federal Civil Judicial Procedures and Rules, Code of Federal Regulations, and Standards of Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch.



        3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) eligible you will be considered well-qualified if you earn a minimum score of 95 or higher. To be well-qualified, you must also satisfy all education, experience and selective placement and quality ranking factors that may be required for the vacant position. Additional information is available at:

        http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guid...transition.asp

        Important! All the information you provide may be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references, and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work.

        Screening Questions:
        1. Are you eligible for CTAP / ICTAP as defined in the vacancy announcement?
        # Yes
        # No


        2. Are you younger than 37 years old?
        # Yes
        # No


        3. Have you served in an EL/GS-1811 position or other position covered by the law enforcement retirement system in the federal government? (If so, you are required to include an SF 50 verifying the covered position in which you served)
        # Yes
        # No


        4. Are you a preference eligible veteran?
        # Yes
        # No


        Benefits:

        Our comprehensive benefits are some of the most generous:

        HEALTH INSURANCE: A variety of Federal Employee Health Benefit plans to choose from which can be paid from pre-tax income. FHFA-OIG pays 90% of the bi-weekly premium

        DENTAL INSURANCE: 100% of the premium for employees and their family members. There is a $2,500 annual maximum per employee and a separate orthodontic benefit for dependent children to age 19 (Annual deductible apply)

        VISION INSURANCE: 100% of the premium for employees and their family members. (Co pay applies). Coverage includes reimbursement according to a fee schedule for eye examinations, frames and contact lenses once every 12 months.

        COMMUTING EXPENSES: 100% of the cost of your public transportation commuting expenses (e.g., vanpool, metro bus, and metro train) is paid. The first $230 is tax-free and $90 per month is provided to cover the cost of parking at Metro operated lots.

        GYM: Free use of an on-site gym and locker room with shower facilities.

        Click here to learn more about Federal benefits programs.


        Other Information:

        We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

        Relocation expenses may not be authorized.

        If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay.

        You may be required to submit to a drug test prior to your selection and random drug testing while you occupy the position

        You must pass a pre-employment physical examination.

        You may be required to complete a confidential financial disclosure statement upon entrance and on an annual basis thereafter.

        If selected you will be subject to a geographic relocation within the United States in order to meet agency needs and must be willing to sign a mobility agreement.

        You may be required to work long and irregular unscheduled hours under hazardous conditions.

        You must satisfactorily complete the Basic Criminal Investigative training course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, if an equivalent training course has not already been completed.

        You will be required to carry a firearm and conduct full law enforcement activities. NOTE: Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition, [Lautenberg Amendment, Title 18, U.S.C. Section 922(g)(9)].

        You must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.

        Include your date of birth in your application package, due to maximum entry age restrictions.


        How To Apply:

        The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

        Step 1 - Review the Job Announcement

        We recommend you carefully read through the duties, qualifications and evaluation requirements, and at the end of the 'Qualifications' section, preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3 of the application process. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. See Resume Tips at https://arc.publicdebt.treas.gov/vac...cialhiring.htm.

        Step 2 - Create or Upload a Resume & Supporting Documents with USAJOBS

        If this is your first time on USAJOBS you will be prompted to register and answer a series of questions to establish a profile. You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Additionally, you must upload all supporting documents in your USAJOBS account at https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Account.aspx along with your resume before you click 'Apply Online.' Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN), we only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

        We can accept documents in MS Word or PDF format. If you are sending documents using any other format, it is your responsibility to ensure that they can be opened in Word or PDF. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any supporting documents that you submit.

        Step 3 - Apply Online

        · Click the 'Apply Online' link on this page then sign into your USAJOBS account.

        · Select the resume and supporting documents you wish to submit with your application.

        · Click 'Apply for this position now'. You will be prompted to answer a series of questions related to this position.

        Once you have completed the questions, you may confirm your application has been submitted and track your application status at: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Account.aspx

        The following materials are Required:

        1. An application (examples: Optional Application for Federal Employment, OF 612; or resume). For tips on creating a resume, click here.

        2. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows you have competitive civil service status; OR which shows you are serving on a VRA appointment. (Required only if you are a current or former Federal employee.)

        The following materials are Recommended:

        1. A copy of your most recent performance appraisal including the evaluation/rating. If you have not received a performance appraisal for any reason (not employed, current employer does not give a performance appraisal, etc.) you must explain why in your application.

        VEOA or VRA Eligibles are required to submit Form DD-214 (Member 4 copy) or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an SF-15, Application for 10 point veteran preference, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the form.

        Non-competitive eligibles are Required to submit the following:

        Proof of eligibility for noncompetitive appointment.

        *Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. A detailed list of documents may be found at: https://arc.publicdebt.treas.gov/vac..._ictapinfo.pdf

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        • #5
          Ask and you shall receive! Its a new one for me too.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tsfl89 View Post
            Ask and you shall receive! Its a new one for me too.
            Newly created agency and OIG out of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal...Finance_Agency

            http://www.fhfaoig.gov/

            Sorry if these are redundant
            GatorFutureSA

            DEA 1811 (June 2012):
            Applied - 06/2012

            FBI 1811 (August 2012):
            Applied - 08/2012
            Phase I - 09/2012
            M & G - Pending

            CBPO (Sept 2011):
            Applied - 09/2011
            Test - 09/2011 (Passed) - NOR 89
            VBT/SI - 11/2011 (Passed)
            Medical - 12/2011 (Cleared)
            PFT1 - 12/2011 (Passed)
            BI - 11/2011 (Pending - In Security Office)

            ICE 1811 (June 2011):
            Applied - 06/2011
            Cancelled - 08/2012 -- sonofabitch!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tsfl89 View Post
              Job Title: Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)
              Agency: Office of the Inspector General for the Federal Housing Finance Agency
              Sub Agency: Office of Investigations
              Job Announcement Number: 11-FHFAIG-090

              Salary Range: $71,610.00 - $162,435.00 /year
              Selectee will receive Law Enforcement Availability Pay at the rate of 25% of base pay unless pay exceeds the applicable pay cap.
              Series & Grade: EL-1811-11/13
              $162k/year?!!! That's more than an SES!
              They Don’t Think It Be Like It Is, But It Do.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GoldBadge View Post
                Originally posted by tsfl89
                Job Title: Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)
                Agency: Office of the Inspector General for the Federal Housing Finance Agency
                Sub Agency: Office of Investigations
                Job Announcement Number: 11-FHFAIG-090

                Salary Range: $71,610.00 - $162,435.00 /year
                Selectee will receive Law Enforcement Availability Pay at the rate of 25% of base pay unless pay exceeds the applicable pay cap.
                Series & Grade: EL-1811-11/13
                $162k/year?!!! That's more than an SES!
                Yeah, that doesn't seem right. The top grade listed in the vacancy is 13 (typical journeyman level for an 1811 position), but if you take 13-10 pay ($93,175, top base salary one can make as a 13) + LEAP (additional 25%) + locality for San Francisco/San Jose areas (additional 35.15%, highest offered in USG locality) you still fall short of that number at $157,407.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Kimble View Post
                  Yeah, that doesn't seem right. The top grade listed in the vacancy is 13 (typical journeyman level for an 1811 position), but if you take 13-10 pay ($93,175, top base salary one can make as a 13) + LEAP (additional 25%) + locality for San Francisco/San Jose areas (additional 35.15%, highest offered in USG locality) you still fall short of that number at $157,407.
                  Right?! When I put in for this, I couldn't believe the pay either. Based on what they're going to be investigating, it seems like they're looking for some pretty seasoned people. Maybe a way to lure in 14's with a lot of experience?? I have no idea what the EL pay grade is, but I have seen it somewhere before. FDIC maybe?

                  Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone had met any of these agents before and had any scoop since I've never heard of them either. Usually I have an idea of what these obscure agencies do, but had never heard of this one.

                  Anyone else apply for this? I'm kind of hoping that the amount of applicants is smaller than normal (probably still huge though) to give me a better shot. lol

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                  • #10
                    I work with some pretty season folks and the highest paid of us are capped at the $155K mark.

                    BTW, never heard of that agency, and I thought I knew them all.
                    Last edited by GoldBadge; 04-06-2011, 12:48 PM.
                    They Don’t Think It Be Like It Is, But It Do.

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                    • #11
                      Here's where the increased pay comes from:


                      At FHFA employees enjoy all the standard federal benefits plus additional agency benefits, including flexible work sites and schedules as well as a 401K plan administered by T. Rowe Price. We also are not tied to the traditional government pay system, and our salaries are competitive in the housing finance job market and dependent on education, experience, and work site location.

                      Check this out from the agency's benefits page:

                      * The Thrift Savings Plan - A Retirement Savings Plan (Thrift Savings Plan) with agency matching contributions;
                      * An additional 401(k) plan that is administered by T. Rowe Price, also with agency matching contributions;
                      That's in addition to fully paid dental and vision.
                      Last edited by CrashBandicoot; 04-06-2011, 02:16 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by CrashBandicoot View Post
                        Here's where the increased pay comes from:

                        That's in line with FDIC OIG benefits. They must have taken a page from them. Now I want that job even more! Lol



                        Check this out from the agency's benefits page:



                        That's in addition to fully paid dental and vision.

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                        • #13
                          This job announcement had many job openings in the Washington metro area so, I think that many applicants will at least get the chance to be interviewed. Also does anyone know if this position requires a writing test like ICE 1811.

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                          • #14
                            I will say one thing.....the benefits are not that bad.

                            And from the way it looks, I don't think many people know about this agency, let alone the process. But I would say no writing sample.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RANDALL29 View Post
                              Also does anyone know if this position requires a writing test like ICE 1811.
                              Very doubtful from a reading of the announcement, and since they are hiring 11-13 grades I would be doubtful if they'd hire anyone outside of already experienced 1811 applicants. Not to discourage anyone interested from applying, but that's probably the reality.
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