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    Summary

    These positions are in the Office of Investigations (OI), in OIG/HHS. The mission of OI is to conduct and coordinate investigative activities related to fraud, waste and abuse in HHS programs and operations, including wrongdoing by applicants, grantees, contractors, or by employees in the performance of their official duties.

    These positions are for current students enrolled in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.

    This is an excepted service, developmental appointment under the OIG Pathways Internship Program. After the Intern successfully completes the developmental program and meets the OPM Qualification Standards for an Investigative Analyst, OIG may  non-competitively convert the Intern to a term or permanent appointment in the competitive service.

    Note: Conversion is not guaranteed and is based on the needs of OIG. Upon conversion this position has promotion potential to the GS-13 grade level. This position may have flexibility for a full-time work schedule.

    This vacancy is limited to the first 50 applications received and will close at midnight on the closing date or when the numerical cut-off is reached, whichever occurs first.


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    Responsibilities

    The primary responsibility of a Student Trainee (Investigative Analyst) is to continue learning and gaining experience as it relates to Federal laws of evidence, rules of criminal procedure, and precedent setting court decisions to gather evidence and conduct research and analysis of cases through job and classroom training. 

    The student will perform limited program analysis assignments that are developmental and recurring in nature including functions such as the following at the GS-4 grade level:

    • Assist in researching and collecting, data, studies, and patterns, on regional/nationwide healthcare fraud activities in support of the prevention of HHS related fraud.
    • Assist in preparing and/or reviewing written memorandums to support investigations and other work assignments.
    • Assist in preparing and disseminating investigative reports.
    • Assist in utilizing databases and technologies to more effectively and efficiently support cases and the overall OIG mission. Conducts searches and data analysis, inputs complaints and prepares reports, utilizes claims data systems such as STARS as well as NCIC, SSN, and DMV databases to further investigations, inputs billing data and bank records into various computer software databases and applications.
    • Assist other higher graded Investigation Analysts in providing support for criminal investigators under the direction of the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) and/or Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC).
    • Perform various administrative functions to support the day-to-day operations of the office; assists with ad-hoc assignments, as directed by management. Participate in intra-and/or inter-regional/branch activities as directed by management.

    The student will perform limited program analysis assignments that are developmental and recurring in nature including functions such as the following at the GS-5 grade level:

    • Assist in researching and collecting, data, studies, and patterns, on regional/nationwide healthcare fraud activities in support of the prevention of HHS related fraud.
    • Assist in preparing and/or reviews written memorandums to support investigations and other work assignments.
    • Assist in applying program methods and technologies to carry out program objectives.
    • Assist in preparing and disseminating investigative reports.
    • Assist in utilizing databases and technologies to more effectively and efficiently support cases and the overall OIG mission. Conducts searches and data analysis, inputs complaints and prepares reports, utilizes claims data systems such as STARS as well as NCIC, SSN, and DMV databases to further investigations, inputs billing data and bank records into various computer software databases and applications.
    • Assist other higher graded Investigation Analysts in providing support for criminal investigators under the direction of the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) and/or Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC).
    • Perform various administrative functions to support the day-to-day operations of the office; assists with ad-hoc assignments, as directed by management. Participates in intra-and/or inter-regional/branch activities as directed by management.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 10% or less

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current students enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451957800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.