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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 10/02/2017; 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 Investigative Analyst, located in the Office of Investigations, is responsible for research, analysis, evaluation of information, and production of reports to assist the Program Managers in ongoing investigations and to determine new avenues for investigative initiatives. This includes formulating information source strategies and reviewing data to identify patterns and relationships across financial, criminal, public records, and other information to develop new scenarios for detecting criminal activities within VA.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Investigative Analyst, you will:

    -Identify and develop new scenarios for detecting fraud and misconduct within a broad spectrum of VA programs. These proactive misconduct detection scenarios identify VA employees and others who abuse the public’s trust in the integrity of VA. These scenarios also identify VA policy or procedure changes which can prevent VA employee misuse of computer systems and other programs.
    -Monitor, review, and update assigned national and local investigative initiatives to determine whether initiatives are generating productive leads for VA OIG. Take action when necessary to modify the investigative steps to ensure productive leads are generated or makes recommendations to the Program Managers when the initiative is no longer productive.
    -Prepare and conduct briefings on new analytical techniques or VA program fraud detection scenarios to Program Managers, VA OIG Special Agents in Charge, and OI senior executives. The incumbent serves as a technical expert to VA OIG OI management on critical operations.
    -Conduct valid and reliable research to analyze internal and external information to assess risk factors and identify high-risk areas. Evaluate complex systems, controls and information, and provides sufficient, competent and reliable evidence to support issues on integrity situations. Interview VA and VA OIG subject matter experts as needed to fully evaluate business process internal controls. Ensure all elements of findings are developed and provides appropriate recommendations.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All Candidates who are:
    Current or former federal employees qualifying as Status Candidates, VEOA eligibles, CTAP/ICTAP eligibles, eligible for special hiring authorities (e.g., the Schedule A appointment for persons with disabilities, or covered by an Interchange Agreement).

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    1805 Investigative Analysis

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479748800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.