Job Overview


The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Inspector General is currently looking for a Criminal Investigator (Special Agent) 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 the 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 integrity 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


As a Criminal Investigator with the DOE Office of Inspector General you will: 

1.  Independently plan, coordinate, direct, conduct and complete complex investigations into criminal and noncriminal matters involving violations of criminal and civil laws affecting DOE programs, contracts, and operations.

2.  Use advanced investigative techniques involving, but not limited to, technical surveillance and undercover operations.  

3.  Determine facts and develop evidence to establish the extent and nature of the alleged violation being investigated. 

4.  Conduct thorough interviews in a fair and impartial manner with the objective of obtaining the most accurate and complete information. 

5.  Prepare and deliver written and oral communications such as investigative reports, depositions, affidavits, case briefings, testimony before Grand Juries and in other court proceedings.