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    Summary

    OIG audits and investigations lead to significant recoveries, the identification of cost-savings opportunities, and program improvements that directly enhance the U.S. Government’s ability to extend development assistance; support economic growth; combat the spread of disease; promote democratic reform; and address food insecurity to countries around the world.

    This position is located in the Office of Investigations and will provide investigative oversight to the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). MCC is responsible for promoting economic growth, open markets, and increased living standards in select countries. MCC applies specific criteria in focusing its work abroad, using indicators regarding countries’ commitment to good governance, economic freedom, and investing in their citizens. MCC provides selected countries with large-scale assistance and awards to fund projects for reducing poverty through sustainable economic growth.

    Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the OIG maintains international audit and investigative offices throughout the world with offices in Cairo, Egypt; Dakar, Senegal; Manila, Philippines; Pretoria, South Africa; San Salvador, El Salvador; Port au Prince, Haiti; Islamabad, Pakistan; Kabul, Afghanistan; Tel Aviv, Israel; Frankfurt, Germany; and Kampala, Uganda. The OIG is centrally located in downtown Washington, D.C. at the prestigious Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Federal Triangle Metro – Blue, Orange and Silver Lines). The office is within walking distance of some of Washington’s best restaurants, historical theaters, shops, national monuments, and museums.

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    Responsibilities

    Conducts multi-faceted and or multi-jurisdictional criminal, civil, and administrative investigations that require participation by several agency investigators or other U.S. Government investigators. Plans and organizes such investigations and inspections, determines their scope and possible ramifications, and plans and develops the methods, procedures, and techniques to be followed. Exercises the full range of investigative techniques to develop confidential and other information sources, to interview witnesses to secure statements and statements or documents sufficient in form, content and structure to be admissible as evidence in criminal or civil proceedings. Utilizes the services of experts when necessary, defining their scope of work and overseeing their activities towards the achievement of required objectives.

    Plans, conducts, and coordinates complex domestic and overseas criminal investigations and inspections affecting the integrity and efficiency of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), African Development Foundation (ADF), Inter-American Foundation (IAF), and Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)-financed activities and personnel in an assigned geographic region. Regularly develops and receives assignments to those complex investigations which involve allegations against senior level USAID officials or are of Congressional interest.

    Works independently or on a team to coordinate and investigate cases with U.S. and foreign government officials. Refers criminal and civil prosecutorial matters to the Department of Justice and administrative or regulatory violations to the cognizant action officials.

    Collects and analyzes case information and intelligence or develops allegations received to determine the most appropriate method of resolution. Recommends those matters for investigations which show a high potential for criminal or civil prosecution, monetary recovery, debarment or suspension, employment termination or major systemic changes in operational procedures or practices or other administrative action. Analyzes complaints or allegations of fraud and conducts appropriate research to determine courses of action. Determines issues involved, the types of evidence needed to establish criminal intent, investigative techniques to be used, manpower and resources needed, and the need for coordination with other law enforcement agencies.

    Plans, organizes and conducts highly complex criminal, civil and/or administrative investigations involving the Agency’s most significant programs, operations and personnel, utilizes a broad range of such investigative techniques as interviews, subpoenas, search warrants, electronic surveillance, financial analysis, document examination and the use of expert witnesses.

    Prepares investigative reports, press releases, lessons learned reports and other written communications in accordance with established USAID OIG/I guidelines. Writes interim or final reports of investigation detailing the issues involved, status, contributing cause or causes and recommendations to prevent similar future occurrence.

    Expresses information ideas or facts to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (technical, sensitive, controversial, etc); makes clear and convincing oral presentations and briefings; listens to others, is attentive to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - .

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All current or former employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility, ICTAP/CTAP eligibles within the local commuting area and Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles, and Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authority.

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  • Job family (Series)

    1811 Criminal Investigation

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