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    *** It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the announcement. As a result, the announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date of receipt of the 200th application or at 11:59 p.m. ET on 9/15/16; whichever occurs first. Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

    OIG is organized into three line elements: the Offices of Investigations, Audits and Evaluations, and Healthcare Inspections; along with the Office of Contract Review and the Office of Management and Administration. In addition to the Washington, DC, headquarters, OIG has offices located in more than 30 cities throughout the country.

    The Criminal Investigator, located in the Office of Investigations, is responsible for planning, managing, conducting, and concluding, independently or as a team leader, the most complex, sensitive and difficult OIG criminal, civil, and/or administrative investigations of allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse directed at VA programs and/or operations.

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    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    • Plan, manage and conduct elementary and routine criminal investigations, independently or as a team member.
    • Initiate contacts with Federal, State, and local law enforcement officials; civic and business leaders; officials of lending institutions; medical facilities; societies; other organizations and individuals for the purpose of obtaining facts, signed statements, explanation of actions.
    • Obtain and examine records, books, payrolls, reports, correspondence, and other data of consequence to the transactions or allegations under investigation. Verify, corroborate, and establish relationships of all facts and evidence obtained, presented, or alleged in order to establish their accuracy and authenticity.
    • Search crime scenes for evidence, record the crime scene through photography and sketches, collect and preserve physical evidence.
    • Use services of forensic laboratories to identify handwriting, fingerprints, questioned documents, substances, and other physical evidence.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel nationwide under tight deadlines. The incumbent should anticipate frequent walking and standing as a component of this travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. citizens who are:
    Current VAOIG employees who are Status Eligibles or currently serving on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), OR CTAP eligibles.

    Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

  • Job family (Series)

    1811 Criminal Investigation

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/449437800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.