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    This position is located in the Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations (INV). INV has broad jurisdiction of criminal, civil, and administrative investigations within Department/BBG programs and operations, which includes activities that threaten the integrity of Department/BBG employees, programs, contracts, and grants. INV manages, supervises, coordinates, and conducts investigations of financial fraud, visa and passport fraud, false statements and claims, conflict of interest, embezzlement and theft, bribery and kickbacks, and other wrongdoing affecting Department/BBG programs, employees, contractors, grantees, lessees, or other persons and entities doing business with the Department/BBG. Specifically, the incumbent serves as a criminal investigator in the INV Charleston Field Office located in Charleston, South Carolina. Areas of responsibility include Central and South America, necessitating a requirement for expert level fluency in Spanish.

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    The incumbent will plan, organize, and conduct difficult and complex criminal investigations of alleged violations of the U.S. Criminal Code, such as fraud against the government, bribery, conflict of interest, false claims, conspiracy, misuse of funds, conversion of government property, embezzlement, kickbacks, and other Federal statutes related to fraudulent activities that negatively impact the operations of the Department/BBG. This position may require at least one, 1-2 year assignment at one of INV’s overseas hardship posts and travel or assignment to areas where working conditions are inherently dangerous.

    Act independently, under the general direction of a Supervisory Criminal Investigator to plan, organize, and conduct criminal investigations which often concern senior career and appointed officials of the USG as well as foreign citizens both domestically and abroad. Plan, organize, and conduct investigations with tact and discretion in hostile environments. Accordingly, these investigations are frequently challenging and without precedence. Coordinate, instruct or technically supervise one or more lower grade criminal investigators or other persons with various occupational disciplines who are assigned on collaborative investigations.

    Evaluate information reported through developed or reported leads to identify the issues involved and the types of evidence that are needed to prove or disprove the allegation. Perform record searches, review and analyze contracts and business records, interview witnesses, develop informants, and conduct surveillance to establish the facts of the case and facilitate the detection, identification, and prosecution of persons who violated or are attempting to violate the law. Coordinate investigative and prosecutorial activities with Federal, state and local agencies as necessary. Conduct search warrants. Write affidavits and detailed reports of findings to be used in criminal, administrative or civil proceedings. Testify to investigative findings, as necessary, and assist authorities in the development and execution of judicial and/or administrative plans.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Position requires domestic as well as overseas travel to accomplish assignments.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates, Noncompetitive, Reinstatement eligibles, ICTAP/CTAP Eligibles, Eligible Veterans

    "You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined."

    This vacancy is open for 14 days OR to the first 100 applicants who apply. If 100 applicants apply prior to the closing date, the vacancy will be closed the day the number of applicants is reached.

    Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

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    1811 Criminal Investigation

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/492431400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.