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    This position is in the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General (OIG), Investigation Services (IS), serving as a Criminal Investigator (Operations Officer) in Washington, D.C. This position conducts and provides policy direction for investigations relating to the U.S. Department of Education programs and operations.

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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.

    Incumbent serves as an advocate for the assigned region, exercising independent initiative and coordination of initial and ongoing criminal, civil and administrative investigations in communicating approaches, benefits and results of pursuing actions with management. Incumbent prepares regional performance reports to assess adequacy of resources, timeliness of investigations, and results obtained. Works to initiate changes in policies and procedures relative to investigative activites and program areas.

    The incumbent identifies, plans, directs, coordinates and conducts extensive internal and external training and outreach relative to program areas and investigative activities. In addition, develops and assists in the management of new initiative, programs or special projects. Incumbents are responsible for reviewing investigative files to determine if such files accurately and definitively document the investigative activities taken during the course of the investigation prior to final closure.

    In addition to potentially conducting complicated and sensitive investigations, the incumbent also: develop policy criteria, and procedures for investigations; conducts special projects and analyses in support of Investigation Services; and develops and implements training strategies to promote the professional development of Criminal Investigators. Incumbent coordinates national level, multi-regional or highly sensitive investigations where coordination of efforts and staffing may be necessary for overall outcome of investigative activities.

    The incumbent manages the review and analysis of investigative activity request, such as consensual monitoring and undercover requests submitted by their regions. Initiates discussion with Special Agents (SA), Assistant Special Agents in Charge (ASAC), and Special Agents in Charge (SAC), to clarify or resolve inconsistencies in the requests. Presents view on the merits of proposals and issues raised.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

    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 - The position has a 50% or less travel requirement.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1811 Criminal Investigation

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