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    This vacancy is for a Criminal Investigator (Special Agent) position in the Office of Investigations, located at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Inspector General, in Washington DC.

    The Office of Investigations is responsible for developing, directing, and carrying out a broad comprehensive program of investigations to maintain the integrity of Department programs. This office conducts investigations into alleged violations of law or regulations or other irregularities by employees, grantees, loan recipients or contractors and reports the results with recommendations for corrective action to Department officials.

    The incumbent will serve within the Office of Investigations. The incumbent is called upon to spearhead the largest, most complex, and most sensitive criminal (and occasionally non-criminal investigations) which come under the jurisdiction of the Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General (DOC OIG). The Special Agent must accordingly possess unusual originality, resourcefulness, and expertise to enable him/her to function in this troubleshooter role.

    Our mission is to improve the programs and operations of the Department of Commerce through independent and objective oversight. With so many focuses, OIG is a magnet for professionals of all interests and backgrounds.

    This position is in the competitive service.

    One year probationary period may be required.

    Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.

    This is a non-bargaining unit position.

    The Full Promotion Potential of this position is: GS-13.

    This position may be filled through means other than the competitive promotion process.

    Salaries shown for this vacancy include locality pay. Applicants interested in relocating to a different geographic location should be aware that their salary is subject to change.

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    The individual selected for this position will:

    *Major Duty 1: Expert knowledge of applicable criminal laws and Federal rules of evidence, rules of criminal procedures relevant constitutional and statutory laws.

    *Major Duty 2: Plan and conduct investigations to determine violations of Federal laws and regulations, and DOC regulations which will include the following: question subjects and third party witnesses (formerly and informally) and secure evidence from other sources to determine nature and extend of violations; apprehend and arrest persons violating the U.S. laws and conduct searches and seizures incident to the arrest when appropriate, by warrant; confers with and assist U.S. Attorneys in preparing information and evidence for trials; serve Grand Jury subpoenas when directed by the courts.

    *Major Duty 3: Takes sworn statements, depositions and affidavits from witnesses and others as may be required to develop information and secure admission evidence; prepare reports of complex investigations; testifies as a government witness before Grand Juries, in the courts, and at administrative hearings.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - As condition of employment, the selectee may be subject to a geographic relocation within the United States in order to meet agency needs and must be willing to sign a mobility agreement. Travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current Federal employees serving under a career/career-conditional appt. in the competitive service; former Fed. employees with reinstatement eligibility; Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles; applicants eligible under special hiring authorities; veterans who are preference eligible, or separated from the U.S. Armed Forces under honorable conditions after 3 yrs. or more of continuous active service (VEOA).

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    1811 Criminal Investigation

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