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    Summary

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

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    Responsibilities

    The Criminal Investigator (Special Agent), located in the Office of Investigations (OI), is responsible 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. 

    VA-OIG's Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.

    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.

    • 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; applying for and executing arrest and search warrants; apprehending, searching, and transporting criminals and arranging for their detention.

    • Provide expert technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to agency management and other senior agents, officers, or inspectors on critical operations.

    • Collect and analyzes operational and strategic intelligence from wide-ranging sources including Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies.

    • Search crimes scenes for evidence; records the crime scene through photography and sketches; collects, inventories, and secures physical evidence as mandated by OIG policies.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • 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/512100500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.