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Job Grade: 13
The Office of Investigations is responsible for investigating the appropriate criminal and civil justice system those individuals and organizations involved in financial, professional, civil, or criminal misconduct relating to Department of Homeland Security programs and operations. The incumbent will serve as the Criminal Investigator for the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Investigations (INV), COVID Fraud Unit (CFU). CFU is a highly specialized unit established to proactively identify and investigate fraud and corruption that pose significant risk and major financial impact to DHS. CFU leverages a multi-disciplinary team of special agents, analysts, data scientists and forensic auditors/accountants to uncover and investigate high dollar fraud schemes associated with the pandemic and other disasters throughout the U.S. and its territories. Typical assignments include: Knowledge of the investigation process and skills in fact-finding, analysis, and reporting to perform difficult and complex assignments. Evaluates assigned investigations. Analyzes initial allegations and recommends the extent of investigative resources required and the necessity for any collateral support. Plans, organizes and personally conducts investigations with regard to a wide variety of allegations received by the Office of Inspector General which typically involve extremely complex, difficult or sensitive criminal or administrative investigations of major importance and high level interest and misconduct allegations involving high ranking officials of the Department of Homeland Security. Coordinates major multi-agent cases or investigations, which involve multiple subjects. He or she will also provide technical assistance to other law enforcement personnel by evaluating and discussing investigative problems and by making suggestions. Drafting and preparing concise, logical reports of investigations and summaries, including recommendations for prospective and corrective action for the Off ice of Investigations. Maintains liaison with other law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and national levels for purpose of obtaining their cooperation in furnishing information concerning illegal activities involving violations of criminal law related to DHS personnel in the private sector which could assist in ferreting out violations.
You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level performing duties such as: One year experience conducting COVID-19 / CARES Act pandemic fraud investigations. Evaluating assigned investigations which entail analyzing initial allegations, recommending the extent of investigative resources required and the necessity for any collateral support. Planning, organizing, and personally conducting investigations with regards to a wide variety of allegations related to fraud . Providing technical assistance to other law enforcement personnel by evaluating and discussing investigative problems and recommending edits or amendments to the reports of investigations and/or summaries. Drafting and preparing concise, logical reports of investigations and summaries, including recommendations for prosecutive and corrective action. Personally maintains liaison with other law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and national levels. Selective Placement Factor: 1-year experience conducting COVID-19 / CARES Act pandemic fraud investigations. Additional Requirements: Training Requirement: This position requires that you have completed the Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA or its equivalent (USPS Inspector academy, DEA Academy, FBI Academy, Army-CID Special Agent Course). Firearm Requirement: This position requires you to be authorized to carry a firearm and maintain firearm proficiency. Therefore, it is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment, 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g) (9) and you will be required to verify that you have not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. Medical Requirement: This position requires you to maintain physical fitness standards set by the agency. Physical stamina, excellent eyesight and hearing, and emotional stability are essential. The duties of positions in the criminal investigator series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date 08/15/2022 of this announcement. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.