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Job Title:  Lead Criminal Investigator
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  OIG-14-MP-0010

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$106,263.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year
Monday, May 05, 2014 to Thursday, May 29, 2014
Full-time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
  • Current Federal employee with competitive status
  • Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
  • CTAP/ICTAP eligibles
  • Veterans with VOW or VEOA eligibility
  • Those eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or special appointing authority
Q - Sensitive


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


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


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  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • Successful completion of a background and security investigation.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.


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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. 


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To qualify for the GS-14 grade level you must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level.
Specialized experience for this position is defined as: 

  1. Independently planning and conducting criminal investigations of a sensitive and complex nature. 
  2. Leading large scale investigations.  
  3. Managing confidential informants.
  4. Conducting interviews, documenting evidence, and writing investigative reports.
  5. Coordinating with other law enforcement agencies and testifying in court proceedings. 

For further information on qualification requirements for this position, please visit

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Your online resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs/Competencies) (NOTE: Applicants need not prepare a written responses to these KSAs/competencies, unless asked in the online application):

1. Ability to plan, direct, coordinate, conduct and support investigations relating to technology and other Federal violations.   

2. Ability to provide the full range of team leadership responsibilities to investigators involved in complex computer crimes and fraud investigations.

3. Ability to conduct forensic seizure and analysis of electronic media in investigative or litigation support activities.

4. Ability to review investigative reports for thoroughness of investigative actions and results.  

5. Skill in oral and written communication concerning complex and sensitive investigative matters. 

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience at the GS-14 level. 

Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered. Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period. The position requires successful completion of a pre-employment physical.  Candidates must meet 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 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. This position is covered under the provisions of the Lautenberg Amendment "Suitability to Possess Firearms and Ammunition."  This position requires that the selectee successfully and safely qualify with a firearm; failure to do so may result in removal from the position. 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.  Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license.  Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP):  LEAP is approved for this position to compensate employees for unscheduled duty in excess of the 40-hour workweek.  Criminal Investigators must be prepared to work overtime based on the needs of the agency.  
The selectee must successfully complete the 10-week Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Basic Criminal Investigator Training Programin Glynco, GA. Applicants who have previously completed the training program are exempt.


We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements.
If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review. 
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.
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  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period .
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration regulations. To learn more about this requirement, visit the Selective Service website's Who Must Register page.


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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.
Steps to submit a complete application:
  1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
  2. You must have a completed resume. (Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and require that you have a completed resume within your USAJOBS profile using the Resume Builder).
  3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the 'Apply Now' button.
  4. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
  5. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to) transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and verification of veteran status.
  6. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received.
If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
  • If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours.
  • If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail
  • If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.


Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants. 
If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
  • ALL APPLICANTS: Resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
  • Current/former Federal employees: Most recent Standard Form 50 (SF). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show series, grade, and position type occupied.
  • Displaced Federal employees: ICTAP/CTAP documentation.
  • Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
  • Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.


Betty Poole
Phone: 202-586-5142
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Office of the Inspector General
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Rm 5D-031
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


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