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    Summary

    OIG is organized into seven operational units: the Immediate Office of the Inspector General, Office of the Counselor, Office of Audits and Evaluations, Office of Healthcare Inspections, Office of Investigations, Office of Management and Administration, and Office of Special Reviews. In addition to the Washington, DC, headquarters, OIG has offices located in more than 60 locations throughout the country.

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    Responsibilities

    OIG’s Office of Investigations (OI) investigates potential crimes and civil violations of law involving VA programs and operations committed by VA employees, contractors, beneficiaries, and other individuals. These investigations focus on a wide range of matters including health care, procurement, benefits, construction, and other fraud; cybercrime and identity theft; bribery, embezzlement, and conflicts of interest; drug offenses; and violent crimes. OI is staffed by special agents, forensic auditors, and other specialized staff in headquarters divisions and regional field offices that use data analytics, cyber-tools, covert operations, and other strategies to detect and address conduct that poses a threat to or has harmed VA personnel, operations, and the veterans or other beneficiaries they serve.  Through criminal prosecutions and civil monetary recoveries, OI's investigations promote integrity, patient safety, efficiency, and accountability within VA.

    The Supervisory Criminal Investigator (Special Agent in Charge for Healthcare Fraud) is responsible for managing OI’s health care fraud program and serving as the principal advisor to the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIGI) and Deputy Assistant Inspectors General for Investigations (DAIGIs) on health care fraud matters.  As such, the incumbent will collaborate with OI leadership on the development and implementation of health care fraud initiatives and case strategies.

    As a Supervisory Criminal Investigator (Special Agent in Charge for Healthcare Fraud), you will:

    1. Function as a law enforcement officer with full law enforcement authority, including carrying authorized firearms and other enforcement equipment; applying for and executing arrest and search warrants; searching, apprehending, and transporting suspects or defendants and arranging for their detention.
    2. Supervise and conduct specific health care fraud initiatives, referrals, and investigations.
    3. Serve as a liaison to the Department of Justice (DOJ), other law enforcement partners, other VA OIG directorates, and other VA organizations.  Develop and coordinate cross-directorate health care-related projects.
    4. Garner and maintain a comprehensive and detailed understanding of the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) systems and operations.
    5. Develop and implement strategies to expand OI’s data analytics and modeling capabilities and utilization for health care fraud matters.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel nationwide under tight deadlines. The incumbent should anticipate frequent walking and standing as a component of this travel.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    1811 Criminal Investigation

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/587995300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.