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    Duties

    Summary

    As an Inspector General Criminal Investigator for the CIA, you will conduct investigations into allegations of fraud, waste, abuse and wrongdoing involving the CIA's personnel, programs, and operations worldwide. These may include alleged violations of Federal criminal statutes, as well as regulatory or administrative issues.

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    Responsibilities

    The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is a statutorily independent component of CIA. You will work independently or as a member of a team conducting interviews, taking sworn statements, administering oaths, gathering evidence, analyzing records and data, preparing reports, and providing testimony in criminal justice and administrative proceedings. You will frequently interact with all levels of CIA employees and contractors, as well as with other law enforcement agencies, Inspectors General, and the Department of Justice. Some travel may be required for official duties. OIG Criminal Investigators carry a special position of trust and you will be expected to conduct yourself and your investigations in accordance with standards set forth in the Attorney General Guidelines, the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, and CIA.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13 - GS-12, Step 1 to GS-13, Step 10.

  • Job family (Series)

    1811 Criminal Investigation

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible).
    • All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
    • All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
    • All applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
    • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
    • At least three (3) years of Federal investigative experience.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a broad cross-section of society, sometimes under stressful conditions.
    • Ability to analyze facts.
    • Ability to travel as needed.
    • Applicants must be a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's (FLETC) Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) or other federal equivalent, or agree to attend and successfully complete CITP. CITP is a physically demanding and academically rigorous twelve (12) week training program conducted at FLETC's facility in Glynco, GA. Applicants requiring CITP should familiarize themselves with the program's standards and requirements.
    • The maximum entry age for this position is 37 years of age at time of acceptance of employment, unless the applicant has prior Federal service in a covered law enforcement position (e.g. 1811 job series).
    Desired Qualifications:
    • Background in the Intelligence Community.
    • Background in the Federal Inspector General community.
    • Experience in the following:
      • Investigating procurement fraud.
      • Finance, accounting, or contracting.
      • Computer or digital forensics, or investigations.
      • Counterintelligence investigations.

    Education

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
    • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.

    Additional information

    Position duties are similar to the 1811 (Criminal Investigator) job series position as defined by Office of Personnel Management. This position qualifies as a primary law enforcement position under both the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS). Qualified individuals will be eligible to receive or continue Federal law enforcement retirement provisions in either the CSRS or FERS Retirement Systems and are subject to the mandatory retirement provisions once reaching age 57 with at least 20 years of service as a law enforcement officer. CIA OIG does not currently offer Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP); however, opportunities for earning Overtime Pay may be available.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications of the specific position to which you are applying.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Yes

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    Required Documents

    The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):

    • Resume
    • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
    • Documentation of completion or certificate of graduation for CITP, FBI Academy, DEA Academy, US Army Criminal Investigations Program, or other Federal equivalent criminal investigations training program

    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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    Benefits

    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 be considered for CIA employment, you must apply online at https://www.cia.gov/careers

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    Agency contact information

    Human Resources

    Address

    Central Intelligence Agency
    Mail Not Accepted
    Washington, DC 20505
    US
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    The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is part of the CIA's Enterprise Functions, which provides governance and oversight to the business of intelligence effort across the Agency at Headquarters and in locations worldwide. OIG is an independent office of the CIA that promotes economy, efficiency, effectiveness and accountability in the management of CIA activities by performing independent audits, inspections, investigations, and reviews of CIA programs and operations. Additionally, OIG seeks to detect and deter fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.

    Next steps

    Our goal is to respond to each applicant within a 45 day period. However, the CIA receives thousands of applications each month and, unfortunately, we are not able to contact everyone within that timeframe. If you have not heard from us within 45 days, we will not be offering you a position at this time.

    If there is interest in your application, CIA recruiters will initiate contact with you by phone or email. Emails from CIA recruiters will have a .gov extension. Please check your email spam filter settings or spam folder to ensure receipt of these emails.

    Be prepared to undergo a thorough background investigation examining your life's history, your character, trustworthiness, reliability and soundness of judgment. We also examine your freedom from conflicting allegiances, potential to be coerced, and willingness and ability to abide by regulations governing the use, handling and the protection of sensitive information. The Agency uses the polygraph to check the veracity of this information. The hiring process also includes a thorough mental and physical medical examination in relation to performing essential job functions.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

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.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

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 to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581906400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.