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    Position are located in the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). 

    There are 4 positions available in Philadelphia, PA and 4 positions available in Silver Spring, MD. Apply for the location that you are able and available to report to. Once your application is submitted, you will only be considered for that location. Final determination of work location is made by the agency.

    Philadelphia, PA - ($67,418 - $87,649)
    Silver Spring, MD - ($69,581 - $90,461)

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    Responsibilities

    EBSA is responsible for planning, directing, and administering a program of enforcement to ensure maximum compliance throughout the geographical jurisdiction of the Office with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the criminal provisions of the United States Code as they relate to the employee benefit plans.

    This position has a positive education requirement. A copy of all college transcripts are required when applying. Failure to submit a copy of all college transcripts will result in your application being rated ineligible/incomplete.

    -This position is located inside the Bargaining Unit.
    - Additional vacancies may be filled using this announcement.

    Major Duties Include:

    Plans, conducts, and coordinates civil and criminal investigations/audits of moderate size single or multi-employer benefit plans, service providers, trust departments, and other financial entities having relationships and conducting transactions with the plans. Audits/investigations usually: (1) involve multiple issues and/or complex single issues (such as the interpretation of fiduciary responsibility when precedents do not provide conclusive guidance); (2) include analysis of diverse investments, complex financial transactions, organizational structures, or accounting systems; (3) require application of statutory requirements, class and/or individual exemptions to case facts; and/or (4) affect a large number of participants and/or large sum of plan assets. Incumbent also participates in the review of large plans and service providers (i.e., of multi-state or national scope) as a team member under the leadership of a higher level investigator/auditor. 

    Investigations/audits typically require that the incumbent:

    - Determine the scope and investigative approaches to be taken for each investigation/audit. Assigned investigations/audits cover areas where there may be a high probability of significant findings. This includes: (1) researching and reviewing targeting data, reporting and disclosure documents, case files and other background information relative to the entity being investigated; and (2) determining investigative/audit scope and approaches as weU as setting forth the issue(s) being investigated, the sections of ERISA believed.to be violated. references to relevant interpretations and regulations, required elements of proof, estimated time for completion, records to be reviewed, interviews to be conducted, and information and documentation to be collected.
    - Initiate and arrange for meetings, conferences, and discussions with plan officials, service providers, and. their legal and financial representatives to explain the purpose and scope of investigation/audit, ERISA requirements and EBSA policy and procedures and conduct formal interviews. Prepares and serves subpoenas when necessary to obtain desired records, documents, information, and testimony.
    - Examine and analyze: (1) employee benefit plan financial records, trustee meeting minutes and other plan records such as plan and trust documents to ascertain information such as benefit and eligibility data, plan investment policies and authorizations, audit and accounting reports, financial control systems; (2) employee benefit plan operating procedures to determine compliance with plan documents and ERISA; (3) Form 5500 series of annual reports with financial statements and audit reports prepared by plan's accountant (4) fidelity hooding 10- determine coverage inadequacy in accordance with ERISA.
    -Prepare comprehensive and weJJ-documented investigative reports (including evidentiary materials and related documentation, work paper and financial analyses, problem identification, findings, citation of ERISA and related laws, regulations, interpretations, etc. and recommendations for disposition and/or the necessity for additional investigation, civil litigation, or criminal prosecution).
    -Discuss findings with supervisor and/or a higher level investigator/auditor and make recommendations that may serve as the basis for negotiation of voluntary compliance and/or other corrective actions.
    -Participate with higher level investigator in the negotiation of corrective actions with plan officials, fiduciaries and their legal representatives to secure monetary restitution and other remedial actions. Under the guidance of a higher level investigator, develops recommendations for settlements for the Regional Director's approval and, as necessary, recommends and prepares investigations for civil litigation by the Department's Office of the Solicitor and/or for criminal prosecution by the Department of Justice Assistant United States Attorney.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Investigations/audits may involve travelling up to 50% of the time in any 12 month period. Travel will normally be within assigned geographic area; however, incumbent may be assigned at any time to any State as defined in Section 3(10) of ERISA.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, meet all the performance requirements, and supervisor’s recommendation to the next grade.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538030700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.