Job Overview


About the Agency

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DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve.  DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Office of Labor Management Standards. This position has promotion potential to GS-12. There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval. This position is inside the bargaining unit. Relocation costs will not be paid. 

This is an appointment under the DOL Recent Graduates program. The program duration is one year. Upon successful completion of the program and at the agency's discretion, the appointee may be converted to a term or permanent position in the competitive service. Appointee must sign a DOL Pathways Recent Graduate Program Participant Agreement. The entire duration of the Recent Graduate Appointment constitutes a trial period. Appointee must be a U.S. citizen in order to be eligible for conversion to a permanent position in the competitive service upon completion of the program.


The Investigator conducts civil investigations of individuals and labor organizations that have or may violate provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA). At this level the Investigator provides support to senior investigators by performing developmental assignments leading to the full performance level. The duties listed here are at the full performance level and include but are not limited to: Planning, conducting and completing complex civil investigations, compliance audits, supervised elections, and as assigned, complex criminal investigations under the LMDRA and other related laws. Independently analyzing the operation of large union entities; resolving obstacles to progression of an investigation and overcomes hostility encountered during enforcement activities. Conducting compliance audits of sizeable unions, investigating conflict of interest by union officers and employees and supervising elections of union officers to ensure compliance with LMRDA and other related laws. Resolving challenges to the election process by union members and candidates; preparing reports of the election process, analyzing and making recommendations on the propriety of the election for use before appropriate judicial bodies. Preparing comprehensive, well documented, quality reports of investigative findings; recommending appropriate disposition that clearly substantiates violations in accordance with elements of proof. Initiating and conducting meetings and conferences with parties connected to the investigations. Explaining LMRDA requirements and OLMS investigative procedures to gain access to records and gather information, pertinent facts, and evidence. Researching, investigating, analyzing, and examining accounting and financial records and the structure, philosophies, policies, and operating practices of labor organizations. Work closely with the U. S. Attorneys' and DOL's Solicitors office in preparing cases for prosecution.

The investigator is required to operate a motor vehicle in varying traffic and/or weather conditions as well as varying road conditions and/or hazards.

Travel Required

  • 50% or Greater
  • Frequent travel is required.