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    Summary

    Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is responsible for planning, directing and administering a program of enforcement to ensure maximum compliance with Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and criminal provisions of US Code as they relate to employee benefit plans. Offices initiate, execute and coordinate civil/criminal investigations of alleged violations of ERISA and conduct financial investigations of all types of employee benefit plans & related entities.

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    Responsibilities

    GS-1801-09; Employee Benefits Investigator will complete the following tasks under close supervision of a supervisor or higher level investigator: 

    Plans, conducts and coordinates civil and criminal investigations or reviews of small, single or multi-employer plans or service providers.  Participates, as a team member, in the conduct of larger reviews.

    Researches and reviews a variety of background materials, plan reports, case files of previous investigations, and other information related to the entity being reviewed.  With assistance from supervisor/higher level investigator, helps to determine areas to be covered and the investigative methodologies to be used.

    Initiates contacts and holds discussions with plan officials, their financial/legal representative, and banking, insurance company, securities and investment firms, and real estate and other fiduciary and service provider representatives.

    Examines records, plan and service provider operations, financial/accounting systems and operations, reports, and other data necessary.  Applies applicable provisions of ERISA and related Federal civil and criminal statutes, related regulations, case precedents, and exemption and court decisions.  Determine if transactions conducted, plan policies and operations, and financial interrelationships meet the specific regulatory requirements and standards for prudent management of funds.  Verifies and corroborates facts and statements, obtains relevant evidence, establishes reasonable judgments and recommendations.

    Develops complete investigative reports, using computers/computer software applications, or as a team member, portions of analyses of facts and issues; citation of applicable ERISA provisions and related legislation and regulations; support of findings with statements, depositions, affidavits, financial records, reports of financial transactions, etc.; and recommendations for closure or further action.

    Discusses findings with supervisor and/or higher level investigator and makes recommendations that may serve as the basis for negotiation of voluntary compliance and/or other actions.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Travel up to 50%.

    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/542291200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.