Job Overview


About the Agency

This position is that of a General Investigator in the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Investigations. The mission of the OIG is to conduct independent and objective audits, investigations, and other reviews to support NSF in its mission by promoting the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness, and safeguarding the integrity of NSF programs and operations. OIG is an independent organization with law enforcement authority under the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, and OIG conducts investigations relating to NSF programs, grants, contracts, and operations pursuant to Federal statutes and NSF regulations.


The office of the Inspector General is recruiting a General Investigator to conduct extremely complex, difficult and highly sensitive investigations of administrative and civil cases involving waste, fraud, abuse, and misuse affecting NSF program and operations. Specific duties include the following:

* Conducts comprehensive research and analysis of cases to determine the laws applicable to civil, criminal and administrative violations and the proof required to support the cases;

* Plans, coordinates and initiates contacts with Federal, state, and local officials and other key officials related to the investigations to obtain facts, statements, explanation of actions and to learn the sequence of events and background information;

* Plans and conducts interviews with subjects, witnesses and confidential sources and serves subpoenas;

* Plans and conducts surveillance of suspects;

* Testifies before grand juries, courts and administrative hearings on the facts of investigative cases;

* Conducts special projects for studying and resolving existing and potential investigative issues and evaluates laws and regulations pertinent to statutes that may have been violated;

* Plans and coordinates the investigative activities of other staff assigned to assist on extremely complex and sensitive investigations;

* Prepares interim and comprehensive final investigative reports for prosecutive and management officials; and

* Develops methods, techniques and approaches to problems that set patterns for use in subsequent investigations.

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Travel Required: Up to 25%

Relocation Authorized

  • No