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    If you would like to be a part of a Federal organization dedicated to serving our Nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD OIG programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest. The OIG offers the full range of Federal benefits (see link below) and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements. This position will be located in Phoenix, AZ or Mission Viejo, CA with the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG), Deputy Inspector General of Investigations (DIG INV), Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), Western Field Office (WFO).

    Salary Range for Phoenix, AZ: $90,065.00 to $117,086.00
    Salary Range for Mission Viejo, CA: $96,713.00 to $125,728.00

    As an Investigative Analyst you will independently perform a full range of investigative support which include: collection, review, analysis, evaluation, dissemination and maintenance of information pertaining to DCIS field investigations.

    The work includes formulating information source search strategies, reviewing and analyzing data to identify patterns and relationships across financial, criminal, civil, open source, corporate, proprietary, and other data sources of information throughout DCIS's wide range of investigations, including procurement fraud, healthcare fraud, public corruption, counterfeit parts, counter-proliferation, and more.

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    As a Investigative Analyst, GS-1805-13, your typical work assignments may include the following:

    • The incumbent serves as the primary trainer to lower-graded Investigative Analysts within the Field Office, by coordinating their day-to-day activities, and furnishing those analysts with necessary information, advice, and guidance on the solution of problems encountered which are highly technical in nature, require critical thinking skills, and handling situations or investigations for which there are limited or no set precedents.
    • Provide support, advice, and guidance to DCIS field agents and Field Office management on investigative data and trends.
    • Review ongoing and closed investigations and summary of pertinent investigative data required by other Federal and State law enforcement agencies or DCIS field elements into reports to be furnished to Field Office management, DCIS Headquarters, or other field personnel requiring the information.
    • Preparation of critically constructed queries of investigative data relating to investigations pertinent to the DCIS mission and strategic objectives.
    • Maintenance of currency of investigative trends dealing with criminal investigations, legislation and/or regulation, data analysis techniques, criminal law and procedure, and how this body of knowledge informs data analysis.
    • Conduct interviews of suspects, subjects, witnesses, or other personnel associated with DCIS investigations alongside Special Agents, barring any known serious physical danger.
    • Prepares questions and preliminary case data or documents for interviews, meetings, or court proceedings.
    • Drafts affidavits and assists in evidence verification in support of search and arrest warrants in multiple jurisdictions and judicial districts.
    • Creates and presents graphical aids such as charts and timelines using sophisticated technical software for agents, U.S. Attorneys, Department of Justice attorneys, and other critical investigative personnel.
    • Presents investigative analysis and findings orally and in writing to U.S. Attorneys for determination of the prosecutorial merits of the case throughout the investigation, and through criminal or civil proceedings.
    • Occasionally assist on special projects from DCIS Headquarters that requires extensive technical, critical thinking, report writing, and strategic analysis.
    • Testifies before grand juries, courts, and administrative hearings as necessary.
    • Creates investigative reports or other strategic products from raw data and sources relevant to the agency or geographic region.
    • Devises resourceful and distinctive methods and techniques to acquire elusive information for multi-state and multi-jurisdictional investigations, and provide these recommendations to Special Agents and Field Office management.
    • Initiates and prepares subpoenas on behalf of Special Agents.
    • Assists in evidence collection or tracking, as deemed appropriate.
    • Performs data analysis, review, and evaluation of criminal investigative case data and/or evidence to discern relevant information or case characteristics and to identify trends, patterns or relationships to enhance case development.
    • Establishes, maintains, and cultivates vital and extensive contacts with Federal, state and local law enforcement officials, U.S. Attorney's Offices, DoD professionals and customers, and counterpart analysts from other agencies.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
    • Top Secret security clearance required.
    • Position is subject to random drug testing.
    • Must have a valid driver's license.
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

    Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

    Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with Department of Defense (DoD) OIG. Organizational entities with the DoD are not required to conduct drug testing for DoD civilian employees moving by transfer or reassignment from one DoD Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another TDP with no break in service within the DoD, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis by the gaining Component.

    U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.

    May require up to 25% travel.

    Permanent Change of Duty (PCS-Relocation) expenses WILL NOT be paid.

    Recruitment incentives WILL NOT be authorized.

    A valid driver's license is required.

    If you have not previously successfully completed a probationary period with the Federal Government in a similar position (i.e., Supervisory), you will be required to serve a two year probationary period.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the issue date of the referral certificate.


    You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirements:

    Specialized Experience: Qualified applicants must possess one (1) year, fifty-two weeks, of specialized experience that is equivalent to the
    GS-12 level within the federal service. Specialized experience is demonstrated work experience related to the major duties and knowledge
    requirements of this position. Specialized experience must include providing expert technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to senior
    agents, agency management, and other agencies on criminal investigations; preparation of graphical charts and timelines to support
    prosecutions in U.S. Federal District Courts; provide precedent-setting solutions to complex investigative cases; in-depth knowledge and
    experience of investigative techniques and search strategies to research and analyze open source intelligence, Government databases,
    specialized software applications, and law enforcement tools, commercial and legal publications, relationships with other Government agencies,
    and other sources; formulating search strategies and reviewing data to identify patterns and relationships across financial, criminal, public
    record, and other information; knowledge of DCIS policies, procedures, and systems; producing strategic investigative reports on matters critical
    to DCIS and its investigations; assist in the collection of evidence during law enforcement operations.

    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.


    There is no qualifying education requirement.

    Additional information

    Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the initial issue date of the referral list. If applicable, you may apply under the appropriate Special Appointment Authority and be considered for non-competitive appointments. Please see link for definitions of the Special Appointment Authorities:

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.

    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:

    • Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
    • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
    • Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
    • Other Special Appointment Authorities

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the announcement has closed, your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Communication
    • Criminal Investigation
    • Criminal Law
    • Evidence Analysis
    • Organizational Awareness
    • Reasoning

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
    2. Other supporting documents:

    • Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
    • DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
    • Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
    • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply to access the online application.You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply.If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
    • Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package.You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted.Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position.Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
    • If you are unable to apply online, you must request an alternative application which is available from the
    Human Resources Office. Please contactBetty Carreiro at betty.carreiro@dodig.mil or 703-602-0023 to obtain an alternate application.

    Agency contact information

    Betty Carreiro


    4800 Mark Center Drive
    Alexandria, VA 22350
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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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