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About the Agency

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 Lead Criminal Investigator (Assistant Special Agent in Charge) in the Technology Crimes Section of the DOE Office of Inspector General, you will provide technical direction and leadership to a team of Criminal Investigators (Special Agents) engaged in conducting sensitive and complex investigations of fraud and related activity in connection with the Department of Energy computer units, networks, and systems (including unauthorized access and related misuse). 

Direction provided will involve computer fraud investigations including guidance in the design and implementation of technical investigative tools, and the identification, handling, collection, and storage of computer related evidence; coordinating approved policies and procedures for all investigations within the office's jurisdiction; reviewing investigative reports; performing team leader responsibilities; providing investigative assistance to Federal attorneys in cases that have been referred to the Dept of Justice for criminal and civil prosecution; and testifying and serving as a government witness in court proceedings.

Special Agents have the authority to conduct criminal, civil, and administrative investigations, to apply for and execute search warrants, to make arrests, to carry firearms, and to utilize a range of specialized investigative techniques. 

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • This position requires frequent travel (30%).

Relocation Authorized

  • No