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 10/04/2017; 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.Learn more about this agency
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 investigating crimes committed against programs and operations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and allegations of serious violations of policies and procedures by VA employees. OI is composed of four divisions: Criminal Investigations, Administrative Investigations, Investigative Data Systems and Analysis, and Analysis and Oversight.
As a Criminal Investigator, you will:
- Serve as an experienced OIG Special Agent (SA) 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.
- Function as a law enforcement officer with full law enforcement authority, i.e., carrying authorized firearms and other enforcement equipment; apply for and execute arrest and search warrants; apprehend, search, and transport criminals and arrange for their detention.
- Provide expert technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to agency management and other senior agents, officers, or inspectors on critical operations.
- Initiate contacts with Federal, state, and local law enforcement officials, civic and business leaders, officials from financial institutions, medical facilities, and other organizations and individuals for the purpose of obtaining facts, signed statements, and developing investigative leads and cooperation.
- Prepare investigative reports for presentation to Federal prosecutors and other state and local prosecuting officials for prosecutive merit.
25% or less - Travel nationwide under tight deadlines. The incumbent should anticipate frequent walking and standing as a component of this travel.
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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