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    This position is located in the Office of Investigations (INV).  INV has broad jurisdiction over criminal, civil, and administrative investigations of alleged violations of Federal laws, regulations, and policies relating to Department/ USAGM programs and operations.  This position serves as a senior criminal investigator.

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    The incumbent independently plans, organizes, and conducts the most difficult and extremely complex criminal, civil, and administrative investigations of alleged violations of U.S. law and Department regulations, 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/USAGM.

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

    Plans, organizes and conducts highly technical investigations using specialized cyber investigation tools and techniques. Uses knowledge of social media; mobile applications; search engines; surface, deep, and dark-web navigation; digital currency; open-source investigative tools; and digital evidence collection to conduct complex cyber investigations.

    Provides expertise and technical support for INV investigations through the forensic analysis of electronic evidence to preserve, collect, and analyze digital evidence. Conducts computer forensic examinations that are consistent with standards established by INV, the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, and the Department of Justice, as well as reflective of current trends and techniques within the law enforcement and professional communities. Facilitates the gathering, analysis, preservation, and presentation of digital evidence used in criminal, civil, and administrative investigations.

    Serves as a technical expert for crime scene searches concerning acquisition, preservation, and analysis of electronic evidence. Participates in planning and executing search warrants, subpoenas, and court orders.

    Evaluates 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, interviews 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


  • Job family (Series)

    1811 Criminal Investigation

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