Department of the Air Force – Multiple Locations

Criminal Investigator (Cyber)

Closes: 12/31/2020


The incumbent:

• Independently plans, organizes and conducts criminal investigations of alleged or suspected violations of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and/or federal criminal laws (e.g., Title 10 and 18 of the US Code) of the United States affecting Air Force personnel and resources.

• Organizes and manages comprehensive counterintelligence investigations involving highly delicate matters of interest to high echelon government officials, and briefs management officials on the status of these investigations.

• Develops criminal investigative reports upon completion of each assignment for facilitating determination of appropriate actions and final decision.

• Provides evidence and data in preparation for adjudication of criminal cases.

• Coordinates criminal investigative activity with other federal, state and local agencies as well as foreign governments on matters related to criminal investigations and resolves jurisdictional problems in accordance with established policies.

• Periodically briefs senior DoD management, investigative personnel, attorneys and other interested parties on criminal investigative and other matters.

• Establishes and maintains professional working relationships with all local, state and federal law enforcement entities.


• Knowledge, at a mastery level, of the laws, regulations, advanced principles and concepts, techniques, and legal processes and approaches related to investigative and enforcement work.

• Knowledge of the rules of evidence, criminal procedures, and court decisions concerning admissibility of evidence, constitutional rights, search and seizure, apprehension, and related criminal investigative and law enforcement matters.

• Knowledge of relationships between and among Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and their functions and jurisdictions.

• Knowledge of various investigative aids, such as use of subpoenas, forensic science, audio and visual instruments, etc.

• Skill in communicating orally and in writing.

• Ability to deal effectively with others to gain their confidence and cooperation.

Specialized Experience:

The applicant must have two years/104 weeks of specialized full time experience (or equivalent part time experience) at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade 4 level in the Federal service. GS-12-level specialized experience required for this position includes:

• Planning and conducting highly complex criminal investigations, independently as a lead investigator or as a team member

• Working with cold or circumstantial evidence, piecing together evidence from a variety of sources

• Apprehending or detaining suspected violators of criminal laws of the U.S.

• Conducting interviews with suspects, witnesses, and informants in case development • Recruiting and utilizing witnesses

• Planning, organizing, and conducting surveillance

• Preparing interim and comprehensive final investigative reports for prosecutors and management officials

• Participating in joint task force

• Briefing management and DoD officials on the progress of current investigations

• Testifying before Grand Juries, proceedings in criminal trials, and/or administrative hearings

• Coordinating criminal investigative activity with other Federal, state, and local agencies and foreign governments and resolving jurisdictional issues;


This experience must have equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the advertised position successfully. There is no military rank-to-civilian grade conversion. Interested applicants, even prior military special agents (SA), must clearly illustrate their relevant experience in their résumés. Required qualifications and specialized experience requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement and clearly communicated in the résumé.

Specialized Training:

Successful graduation from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s (FLETC) Criminal Investigators Training Program (CITP) or equivalent is required. Completion of AFOSI’s Basic Special Investigators Course (BSIC) at the United States Air Force Special Investigations Academy (USAFSIA) is desired. If selected for a position, applicants who have not completed BSIC will be required to attend this 8-week course in Glynco, GA.


In addition to filling general agent positions, this applicant pool will be used to fill cyber-related positions, and positions focusing on fraud, forensics and technology protection specialties. Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. Specifically, we are looking for applicants with education in STEM (preferably engineering, business, acquisition, supply-chain/logistics, and cyber related fields.