US Army-Criminal Investigation Command – Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

Criminal Investigator


About the Position: You will serve as a criminal investigator responsible for conducting and/or overseeing investigations of suspected felony violations against the laws of the United States and the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) in which the U.S. Army is, or may be, a party of interest. You will independently direct, manage, coordinate, oversee, and conduct felony Digital Forensic investigations focusing on Sexual Assault crimes.


  • Independently plan, develop, and conduct worldwide digital forensic examinations of sexual assault criminal investigations.
  • Analyze complex data, obtain and execute subpoenas, search and arrest warrants.
  • Identify investigative leads and determines the best methods to follow those leads in order to identify, arrest, and prosecute the responsible parties
  • Conduct proactive cyber crime prevention surveys to identify vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by criminals
  • Review and prepare interim or final reports of felony criminal investigations detailing the multifarious, contributing cause or causes and expert recommendations to prevent similar future occurrences
  • Maintain pertinent statistical and management data on internal investigations

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Up to 25% business travel is required.

Conditions of Employment

  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in the DoD Instruction 1315.19.
  • Must be able to satisfy the requirements of the 26JUL12 DODI 1400.25 V1230, DoD Civilian Personnel Management System: Employment in Foreign Areas and Employee Return Rights. Visit
  • Position requires pre-employment and random drug testing.
  • A pre-employment medical examination is required
  • This position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment/Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968
  • Firearms testing required
  • Must sign a mobility agreement if selected.
  • Valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required.
  • Must have successfully completed the CID Basic Special Agent Course or other recognized equivalent prior to appointment or within the first year of employment. Failure to successfully complete this course will result in removal from employment
  • Must obtain and maintain within twelve months of employment, the DoD Certified Digital Forensics Examiner and/or the FLETC Seized Computer Evidence Recovery Specialist to function in the capacity of a computer crimes agent.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
  • People with Disabilities, Schedule A
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
  • Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required: 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.

Specialized experience is defined as:

GS-11: One year of specialized experience in planning, developing, and conducting criminal felony sexual assault investigations at the GS-09 level.

GS-12: One year of specialized experience assisting in planning and conducting digital forensic examinations on criminal felony sexual assault investigations at the GS-11 level.

GS-13: One year of specialized experience in planning, developing, and conducting digital forensic examinations on sexual assault investigations at the GS-12 level.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Criminal Investigation
  • Forensics
  • Interview and Interrogation
  • Investigatory Analysis

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent.

Law Enforcement Retirement Coverage: This position is included under the provisions of Special Retirement Coverage and may have both a maximum entry age and a mandatory retirement date. For more information follow this link.

Primary Law Enforcement Officer:

Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP): LEAP in the amount of 25% has been approved for this position. Applicants must agree to work an average of two hours extra per day to meet the requirements for LEAP as described in 5 U.S.C.5545a(d)(1).

Physical Requirements: Incumbent may plan and participate in dangerous operations such as Sensitive Site Exploitations and Battlefield Interrogations. Performance of these kinds of duties requires 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. Applicants must possess sufficiently good vision, with or without glasses, each eye, in order that they may perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, glasses permitted, must be acute for the reading of 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 the position are exacting and responsible, and involve the activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition, which would cause the applicant to be a hazard to him/herself or to others, will disqualify him for appointment


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:

GS-11: Ph. D or equivalent Doctoral degree from an accredited university, or have at least 3 years of study leading to such degree, or completion of all requirements for an LL.M. degree from an accredited college or university, that would otherwise substitute for specialized experience.

Combining Education and Experience:GS-11: Having some specialized experience, but less than one year; and more than two years but less than three years of education as described in B. The total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two years by 18. Add the two percentages.The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.)

For the GS-12 and GS-13 position, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone-no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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: