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    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 Reviews. In addition to the Washington, DC, headquarters, OIG has offices located in more than 30 cities throughout the country.

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    The Criminal Investigator (Special Agent), located in the Office of Investigations, investigates fraud having a nexus to the VA committed by beneficiaries, their survivors, fiduciaries, contractors, and VA employees; fraud related to pharmaceutical firms’ illegal defective pricing or off-label marketing activities; acts of embezzlement, extortion, conflict of interest, and bribery committed by VA employees; theft and diversion of legal drugs by VA staff and others; sale of contraband drugs and pharmaceuticals by and to VA staff and patients; theft of VA resources and data; identity theft; stolen valor; assaults involving VA employees and patients, including homicide, manslaughter, and rape; threats against VA employees, patients, facilities, and computer systems; procurement fraud; mortgage fraud; workers compensation fraud; Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, and other criminal activities directed at VA programs and operations. 

    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.

    • Collect and analyze operational and strategic intelligence from wide-ranging sources including Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies.
    • Conduct investigations in compliance with OIG policies and procedures, investigative standards promulgated by the Council of the Inspectors General (CIGIE), and the provisions of the Attorney General Guidelines for Offices of Inspector General with Statutory Law Enforcement Authority.
    • Interview suspects, complainants, witnesses, and informants to gather and evaluate information and evidence. Obtain written and oral statements during interviews and employs the services of the OIG Polygraph Program as an investigative tool to ascertain the veracity of such statements; controls registered informants and sources in compliance with OIG policies and procedures.
    • Plan and engage in undercover operations to identify principals, witnesses, and evidence in Federal crimes.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1811 Criminal Investigation

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