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    This vacancy is for the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) position in the Eastern region. The Eastern region comprises 14 states and the District of Columbia with 24 judicial districts. The SAC oversees staff members in five offices with direct supervision of three Assistant SACs, in the District of Columbia, New York, and Philadelphia.

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    The Inspector General of the Department of Education heads an independent and objective organization responsible for audit, investigation, and other services related to programs and operations of the Department. The Inspector General provides leadership and coordination and recommends policies for activities designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations, as well as to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in such programs and operations. The Inspector General is the principal advisor to the Secretary of the Department on the above matters and is responsible for keeping the Secretary and Congress fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the administration of the Department's programs and operations and the necessity for and progress of corrective action.

    The Office of the Inspector General consists of the following five components:

      • Immediate Office of the Inspector General
      • Investigation Services
      • Audit Services
      • Management Services
      • Information Technology Audits and Computer Crime Investigations

    Investigation Services (IS) is responsible for all investigative activities relating to the Department's programs and operations and the prevention and detection of fraud and abuse in these programs and operations. IS also conducts, supervises, and coordinates investigations of suspected fraudulent activity by Departmental employees. IS is responsible for establishing the necessary procedures for coordination with the Department of Justice on all criminal matters dealing with the Department's programs and operations.

    As a Supervisory Criminal Investigator with the Investigation Services Division the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

    - Supervises a team of special agents that independently conducts investigations of theft, fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, public corruption, or whistleblower reprisals involving Department programs, operations, or funds. The incumbent supervises all staff actions providing advice, guidance and regulatory interpretation of laws, orders, rules, and regulations pertaining to the investigations conducted by IS, Office of Inspector General.  

    - Plans, implements, and guides a national investigations program of a Supervisory Criminal Investigator; GS-14 position while conducting complicated and sensitive investigations typical of the full performance level of a Criminal Investigator GS-13 position.

    - Manages the budget for their respective Region and possesses knowledge of Federal financial management practices, including strategic planning, budget formulation, and budget execution. 

    - Advises senior staff of proposals, policies, and issues that involve exceptional controversy, involve intensive outside interest, require extensive analysis of technical literature or have long-range effects on the performance of investigative functions or the operations of OIG.  

    - Responsible for mastery of technical investigative and legal matters, high tech tools, and programs and operations of the Department. The incumbent also develops policies, criteria, and procedures for investigations; conducts special projects and analyses in support of IS; and develops and implements training strategies to promote the professional development of Criminal Investigators.

    MEDICAL REQUIREMENT: The duties of positions in this series require moderate arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Applicant must be able to pass an Audiometer test. Hearing loss exceeding a 30-decibel average in either ear in the conversational and speech range (500, 1000, 2000 cycles) is disqualifying. Applicant should possess uncorrected visual acuity of no less than 20/100 in each eye, correctable to 20/20 in one eye and 20/30 in the other eye. Ability to read, without strain, printed material the size of typewritten characters is required. Glasses are permitted. Normal depth perception: depth perception to the correctable standard of 80 seconds of ARC is permitted.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Travel will be required 50% or less of the time.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1811 Criminal Investigation

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