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Announcement Number BCP-ENF-2014-0003 Promotion Potential GS-13
Position Title Federal Trade Investigator - DEU Hiring Agency Federal Trade Commission
Open Period 03/07/2014 - 03/21/2014 Duty Locations 1 Vacancy in District of Columbia, DC, US
Series/Grade GS - 1801 09/11/12/13 For More Info Jessica Stokely
Salary $52146.00 - $116901.00

Who May Apply
All Qualified Candidates

Job Status
Competitive Service, Full-Time

Security Clearance Required:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Duration Appointment Permanent Appointment

Marketing Statement

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces a variety of federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. The Commission seeks to ensure that the nation's markets function competitively and are vigorous, efficient, and free of undue restrictions. The Commission also works to enhance the smooth operation of the marketplace by eliminating acts or practices that are unfair or deceptive. Finally, the Commission undertakes economic analysis to support its law enforcement efforts and to contribute to the policy deliberations of the Congress, the Executive Branch, other independent agencies, and state and local governments when requested.

The Bureau of Consumer Protection's mandate is to protect consumers against unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent practices. The Bureau enforces a variety of consumer protection laws enacted by Congress, as well as trade regulation rules issued by the Commission. Its actions include individual company and industry-wide investigations, administrative and federal court litigation, rulemaking proceedings, and consumer and business education. In addition, the Bureau contributes to the Commission's ongoing efforts to inform Congress and other government entities of the impact that proposed actions could have on consumers.

This position is located within the Division of Enforcement in the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission. The Division of Enforcement investigates and enforces compliance with Commission orders and various Statutes, Rules and Guides including the Mail Order Rule and the Guides for Environmental Marketing. The Division also brings national Advertising cases involving economic injury.

If you would like to be considered under Merit Promotion procedures, please apply to announcement number BCP-ENF-2014-0004.

Supervisory Position: No

Key Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship
  • This position is included in the bargaining unit.
  • May be required to serve a one year probationary period.

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