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    Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring.

    These authorities are subject to change.View common definitions of terms found in this announcement

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    The positions are located in the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Inspector General (DHS OIG), the Office of Investigations (INV), Washington Field Office (WFO) and the INV Major Fraud and Corruption Unit (MFCU). The Office of Investigations is responsible for investigating and bringing to the appropriate criminal and civil justice system those individuals and organizations involved in financial, professional, civil, or criminal misconduct relating to Department of Homeland Security programs and operations.

    Both the INV Washington Field Office (WFO) and the INV Major Fraud and Corruption Unit (MFCU) are located in Alexandria, VA.

    The Washington field office and INV HQs Major Frauds and Corruption Unit leverages a multi-disciplinary team of special agents, analysts, data scientists and forensic auditors/accountants.

    Washington Field Office - The investigations involve multi-faceted, high level and often complex circumstances and are often called upon to provide their investigative expertise or assistance to both internal and external law enforcement entities.

    Major Frauds and Corruption Unit (MFCU) - is a highly specialized unit established to proactively identify and investigate fraud and corruption that poses significant risk and major financial impact to DHS. The focus is to uncover and investigate high dollar procurement and grant fraud schemes throughout the U.S. and its territories. The MFCU leverages a multi-disciplinary team of special agents, analysts, data scientists and forensic auditors/accountants.

    Being a Criminal Investigator makes you a valuable member of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Investigations (INV). You will evaluate allegations and evidence, and participate in the planning and conduct of investigations involving illegal and criminal acts (Title 18, U.S. Code) such as bribery, fraud, conflicts of interests, embezzlements and misconduct, by Department employees including senior DHS officials. Typical assignments include:

    • Evaluate assigned investigations. Analyze initial allegations and recommend the extent of investigative resources required and the necessity for any collateral support.
    • Plan, organize and personally conduct investigations with regard to a wide variety of allegations received by the Office of Inspector General which typically involve extremely complex, difficult or sensitive criminal or administrative investigations of major importance and high level interest and misconduct allegations involving high ranking officials of the Department of Homeland Security.
    • Plan workload and direct other criminal investigators and furnishes them with necessary information, advice and guidance on problem situations often times highly technical in nature, and review finished work for accuracy and completeness.
    • Draft and prepare concise, logical reports of investigations and summaries, including recommendations for prosecutive and corrective action for the Office of Investigations.
    • Personally maintains liaison with other law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and national levels for purpose of obtaining their cooperation in furnishing information concerning illegal activities involving violations of criminal law related to DHS personnel in the private sector which could assist in ferreting out violations

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/576787200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.