US Government, Department of Veterans Affairs
- Full Time
OIG is organized into seven operational units: the Immediate Office of the Inspector General, Office of the Counselor, Office of Audits and Evaluations, Office of Healthcare Inspections, Office of Investigations, Office of Management and Administration, and Office of Special Reviews. In addition to the Washington, DC, headquarters, OIG has offices located in more than 60 locations throughout the country.
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Job Grade: 14
Total Openings: 1
OIG’s Office of Investigations (OI) investigates potential crimes and civil violations of law involving VA programs and operations committed by VA employees, contractors, beneficiaries, and other individuals. These investigations focus on a wide range of matters including health care, procurement, benefits, education, construction, and other fraud; cybercrime and identity theft; bribery, embezzlement, and conflicts of interest; drug offenses; and violent crimes. OI is staffed by special agents, forensic auditors, and other specialized staff in headquarters divisions and regional field offices that use data analytics, cyber-tools, covert operations, and other strategies to detect and address conduct that poses a threat to or has harmed VA personnel, operations, and the veterans or other beneficiaries they service. Through criminal prosecutions and civil monetary recoveries, OI’s investigations promote integrity, patient safety, efficiency, and accountability within VA. The Supervisory Criminal Investigator(Resident Agent In Charge), located in the office of Investigations is responsible for leading and managing line personnel assigned to an office in a particular geographic area within a region. These personnel conduct complex, sensitive and challenging criminal, administrative, and civil investigations of allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse directed at VA programs and/or operations. As a Supervisory Criminal Investigator(Resident Agent In Charge), you will: – Manage and direct a cadre of criminal investigators, investigative assistants, and other support staff in achieving the OIG investigative mission. – Assist SACs in a leadership role in developing the resident office crime prevention strategy and implementing liaison activities relating to VA programs and operations with VA officials, local and VA police, Department of Justice prosecutors, and other federal law enforcement agencies. – Exercise oversight of, and as directed by the SAC, conducting sensitive and/or complex criminal investigations into allegations of unlawful activities adversely impacting VA programs and operations – Assist SACs in leading self-initiated quality assurance reviews of their resident office’s operations and identify, analyze, and resolve issues related to program areas such as policy compliance, operating budget, training, employee suitability, firearms, and fleet management. – Assist SACs in the daily management of one of OI’s resident offices and the investigative activities within the assigned geographic area that provides investigative services to VA Medical Centers, Regional Offices, and other related entities located within their assigned jurisdiction which typically encompasses multiple federal judicial districts OIG’s Office of Investigations (OI) investigates crimes and other violations of law committed against Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs and operations by employees and non-employees. These criminal and civil investigations involve a wide range of subject areas, including health care, procurement, education benefits and construction fraud; cyber-crime; bribery, embezzlement and conflicts of interest; narcotics offenses; and violent crimes. OI is composed of seven regional field offices and seven headquarters divisions.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Age Restriction: The date immediately preceding an individual’s 37th birthday is the maximum entry age for original appointment to a law enforcement officer position. This requirement does not apply to a) Preference-eligible veterans; OR b) Individuals who are 37 years of age or older and have previously served in law enforcement officer positions that were covered by a special law enforcement retirement plan. AND Medical Requirements: The selectee must pass a pre-appointment physical examination and meet the physical requirements for this position as required by this agency. The duties of this position require 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. Sufficiently good vision and hearing are required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Because the duties of this position are exacting, responsible, and sometimes performed under trying conditions, the selectee must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the selectee to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying. AND Specialized Experience For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized for this position includes: – Conducting or leading criminal and civil investigations involving fraud or public corruption.
This opportunity is also open to Status Candidates under Announcement 23-VAOIG-99. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply. The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your r??sum??. Key Requirements: Click “Print Preview” to review the entire announcement before applying. Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.