U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance: Director, Criminal Investigation Division (Washington, DC)

This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position located in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. We are recruiting for the position of Director, Criminal Investigation Division (CID), Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics, and Training (OCEFT), located in Washington, DC.

The Director, CID is a secondary law enforcement officer position, in the law enforcement field and in an organization having a law enforcement mission.  This is an executive, managerial position for which experience in a rigorous/primary law enforcement position, or equivalent experience outside the Federal Government, is a mandatory prerequisite.  This position qualifies for law enforcement retirement under 5 C.F.R. § 842.802(c)(2) and 5 C.F.R. § 831.902(c)(2).

The Director of CID reports to the Deputy Director, OCEFT, and is responsible for overseeing the development of highly sensitive enforcement cases concerning the most significant forms of environmental misconduct.  The Director within the framework provided by the Director, OCEFT, establishes overall operating policies, priorities and procedures; establishes long-range plans; allocates resources within broad budgetary limitations, recommends changes in program goals and policies; and coordinates and reviews program operations.

CID is an organization of 226- employees comprised of three separate branches:  The Investigations Branch, The Operations Branch and the Training Branch.

The Investigations Branch is responsible for oversight of all CID investigations, as well as the development of CID’s long-range investigative policies and initiatives. The Investigations Branch coordinates CID initiative and activities, as appropriate, with EPA’s civil enforcement and regulatory programs and also serves as a liaison with state, tribal and local law enforcement and regulatory representatives, as well as other Federal partners such as INTERPOL and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN) within the U.S. Department of Treasury.

The Operations Branch provides comprehensive administrative and logistical support to CID Headquarters and offices located throughout the country. The Operations Support Team develops and manages CID’s operating plan, including overseeing CID’s travel and bank card allocations. It acquires, maintains, manages and tracks, as necessary, all CID property and equipment (i.e. law enforcement vehicles, communications equipment, specialized equipment, personal property, etc.) and plans for and oversees the development and management of all CID facilities across the country.

The Training Branch is responsible for the development and delivery of training for CID Special Agents and their state, local, tribal and international counterparts. The Training Branch also is responsible for the development and implementation of OCEFT’s international program, which includes liaison and training activities conducted in concert with OECA’s and EPA’s international divisions/offices, as well as with external partners such as the Department of State.

Interested applicants should apply at www.usajobs.gov, job announcement number EPA-SES-2012-0024.  The closing date is Monday, May 21, 2012.