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Job Title:  Criminal Investigator
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  OIG-13-MP-0021

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 to Tuesday, February 12, 2013
This is a Full-time position. - This is a permanent position.
FEW vacancies - District Of Columbia County, DC, US  View Map
Applications will be accepted from current or former permanent Federal employees with Competitive Status. Also if you are eligible for the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), or have CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you may also apply. See Additional Information for more details.


The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Inspector General is currently looking for a Criminal Investigator (Operations Officer) in our Washington, DC office. Join our professional team of criminal investigators who help support DOE's mission through investigating alleged violations of law to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse, and to promote efficiency and economy in programs and operations of the DOE.  DOE OIGs investigative caseload focuses on four primary areas: 1) contract and grant fraud; 2) environment, safety and health violations; 3) technology crimes; and 4) issues impacting the integrety of Government officials. 

DOE is the Nation's top sponsor of research and development (R&D) and has won more Nobel Prizes and R&D awards than any private sector organization and twice as many as all other Federal agencies combined. DOE has operating nuclear facilities, science laboratories, power marketing administrations, and environmental clean-up sites in 35 states, and is responsible for many accomplishments in fields including alternate fuels vehicles, biological and environmental research, energy efficiency, nuclear security and non-proliferation, clean power technologies, medical technologies, gene research, and computers and microelectronics. The OIG offers potential for advancement, excellent benefits, and numerous training opportunities. We are located in 13 states throughout the U.S. Please visit our website at


  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Successful completion of a background and security investigation.
  • This position requires frequent travel (30%).
  • PCS may be paid. If paid, home marketing incentive program not authorized.


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The Office of Inspector General is seeking a highly skilled and motivated person to serve as an Operations Officer.  The incumbent is responsible for the coordination and review of regional workload performance and liaison/operational contacts at the headquarters level for an assigned group of investigative offices located at various sites across the country.  Duties of the incumbent include: (1) providing direction and guidance regarding investigative procedures, techniques, and methods to be used in the conduct of investigations; (2) tracking the status of ongoing regional investigations; (3) receiving, reviewing, and ensuring proper dissemination of investigative documents submitted by the region requiring headquarters approval; (4) assisting in the establishment of investigative goals and objectives; (5) performing management reviews and preparing regional performance reports to assess adequacy of resources, timeliness of investigations, and results obtained; (6) coordinating and/or conducting multi-regional or highly sensitive investigations where expediency of completion or direct headquarters involvement may be necessary; (7) developing new policies and directives as required; (8) collecting and analyzing data in response to internal and external surveys and requests for information; and (9) providing oral and written briefings to senior Office of Inspector General (OIG) management on specific investigations and investigative operations.


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Applicants must have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled. To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include experience providing guidance and direction on portions of investigations, experience preparing and submitting reports to headquarters office, and providing input for investigative strategies and policies. To qualify for the GS-14 grade level, applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include experience providing direction and guidance on investigations, performing initial review of regional reports, and participating in the development of investigative operating manual, directives and strategies. The successful candidate for this position will possess the following KSAs/competencies: (Applicants need not prepare written responses to these KSAs, unless asked in the online application.) 1. Ability to plan, conduct, direct, and coordinate complex investigations of criminal, civil, and administrative wrongdoing. 2. Ability to provide technical direction and advice to other agents on investigative matters and operations and to provide expert advice to senior management. 3. Ability to prepare or review written products relating to cases and investigative operations and programs for thoroughness, accuracy, completeness, and timeliness. 4. Skill in oral communications as it relates to complex and sensitive matters and organizational operations and programs. 5. Ability to interact with internal and external customers to build coalitions and liaison networks that support and advance the mission of a law enforcement office. For further information on qualification requirements for criminal investigator positions, please visit

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Time-in-grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Applicants must have at least 52 weeks of service equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position. Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period. The minimum age for initial appointment to a law enforcement position is 21, and the maximum age is 37. This requirement does not apply to preference eligible veterans. The position requires successful completion of a pre-employment physical. Candidates must meet the medical requirement and physical standards approved for DOE criminal investigators. Upon reporting, and on an annual basis thereafter, you may be required to file a financial statement and/or a procurement integrity certification. These certifications may be subject to public disclosure. This position requires a security clearance and is subject to drug testing. The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service. The selectee must successfully complete the 10-week Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Basic Criminal Investigator Training Program. Applicants who have previously completed the training program are exempt. This position is covered under the provisions of the Lautenberg Amendment "Suitability to Possess Firearms and Ammunition." Criminal Investigators are subject to frequent travel and may be reassigned to a different duty location throughout the U.S. dependent upon program needs. A signed mobility agreement is required. Criminal Investigators must be prepared to work overtime based on the needs of the agency.


Your application will be rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you will be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.
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The Federal Government offers exceptional benefits that are unmatched by most private organizations. You will be eligible for health care benefits from your choice of a wide variety of providers; long-term care insurance; generous sick and annual leave accruals with 10 paid holidays; a family-friendly work environment; flexible spending accounts; and a comprehensive retirement plan unparalleled by most private industry organizations. Other benefits offered at the Department of Energy include mass transit benefits; telework and alternate work schedules; and on-site childcare, fitness and health facilities. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees


If you are a veteran claiming 5- or 10-point preference status, or you have been discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service, you may apply for this position under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). If applying under this provision, a copy of your DD-214, SF-15 or proof of preference must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide appropriate documentation will result in denial of requested veteran's preference. Additional information on veterans preference is available at


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Applications for this announcement must be received online before 11:45 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. If applying online poses a hardship, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed on the announcement prior to the closing date.


In addition to your online resume and questionnaire, the following documents are required for this position: 1) Most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action or equivalent document that supports your claim for eligibility as a status candidate, and time-in-grade. 2) If you are a preference eligible, applying through VEOA, submit a copy of your DD-214 (and SF-15 if applicable). 3) If you are a displaced or soon-to-be displaced employee or preference eligible applying under CTAP/ICTAP, submit all required documentation listed under Additional Information. 4) If qualifying based on education an unofficial transcript or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Upon selection and prior to appointment an official college transcript will be required. All supplemental material must be received by 11:45 p.m. on the closing date of this announcement and be sent either to the fax number identified below OR uploaded electronically to your application. Fax copies must include the announcement number for which applying. Failure to receive required documentation needed to evaluate your application by the closing date will result in your application not being considered. FAXING INSTRUCTIONS AND CONFIRMATION OF RECEIPT Where and When to FAX: Documentation required by this announcement can be FAXED to 571-258-4052. Please read the announcement carefully. Documents must be received, by the closing date of the announcement using appropriate cover sheet and a legible copy of the corresponding document. Failure to provide requested documents will result in lost consideration. At the end of your application, you will see a text box that will prompt you to indicate which documents you intend to submit. Please "check" only the boxes for which documents you are required to submit for this announcement. How to FAX: Each document must be faxed separately as each sheet includes an identification number, which ensures your document is processed correctly. Illegible supporting documentation may not be considered, nor will you be contacted to resubmit the documents. Documentation Receipt Confirmation: After you fax in your documentation, you will receive an email notification from


Betty Poole
Phone: 202-586-5142
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Office of the Inspector General
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Rm 5D-031
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


Once the announcement closes, we will evaluate your qualifications and determine your ranking. The best-qualified, or highest ranked, candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your application status via e-mail. *You may also check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS online application system at and enter your USAJOBS user ID and Password. Then click on "Track Your Online Job Application."*

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