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    The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) promotes efficiency and effectiveness to deter and prevent fraud, waste and mismanagement in AOC operations and programs. The OIG’s value-added, transparent and independent audits, evaluations and investigations keep the Architect of the Capitol and Congress fully informed and positively affect the AOC and benefit the taxpayer.

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    The position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of Inspector General (OIG). Serves as a Criminal Investigator and a designated special agent who carries fire arms in the performance of official duties.

    Pursuant to 2 U.S.C. § 1808(d)(2), is selected, appointed and employed by the Inspector General and reports directly to the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIGI).


    Conducts Criminal, Civil and Administrative Investigations

    Assists the AIGI to develop and execute complex investigations and operations which encompass difficult and diverse functions or issues that affect critical aspects of major agency-wide programs. Investigations have potential for media coverage should they be prematurely discovered, or mishandled, due to the scope, location and the targets involved. Conducts significant investigations of alleged violations of the U.S. Criminal and Civil Codes, meticulously following all aspects of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, along with laws, regulations or AOC Policies and Procedures.

    Proposes and consults with the AIGI on the initiation of a joint or multi-agency operation or task force which may involve numerous investigative violations of great scope and complexity that grow from the original assignment. Investigations may require the direction and coordination of other Federal investigative agencies, as well as prosecutors from multiple Federal Court venues.

    Makes preliminary investigative decisions concerning how the data can best be used in furtherance of OIG objectives. Protects the identity of any witness or complainant who desires to report criminal or administrative violations without their identity being disclosed. Utilizes data from the OIG Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline to prove or disprove allegations.

    Uses specialized investigative tools and techniques and continually scans for new investigative technology suitable for OIG procurement. Maximizes the use of cyber forensics tools and drafts cyber laboratory work tasks to identify criminal evidence in all forms of electronic media. 

    Drafts affidavits to support the issuance of OIG administrative subpoenas that may be served in multiple jurisdictions and judicial districts. Serves subpoenas and requests administrative enforcement of subpoenas through the requisite US Attorney.

    Makes written and oral presentations on investigative findings and ongoing, sensitive operations to the Architect of the Capitol, other senior AOC officials, members and staffs of Congressional committees, as well as the IG. If circumstances warrant, prepares and refers reports to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution and may be called upon to testify before Federal and/or State juries and courts.

    Policy Analysis and Development for Investigative Programs

    Based on an awareness of current operational needs and problems emanating from ongoing investigations, identifies the need for revisions, changes or deletions of current policies, procedures or practices. Advises the AIGI on controversial issues or problems related to program activities with significant impact on policies and activities.

    As required, analyzes proposed legislation, policy and regulations to determine their projected impact on the cost and efficiency of AOC operations and the prevention and detection of fraud, waste and abuse.

    Prepares sanitized results and investigative summaries for AIGI approval for the OIG Semiannual Report to Congress, ensuring the integrity of ongoing investigations and protecting the reputations of all involved.

    Investigative Program Liaison Activities

    Responsible to plan and execute liaison operations, coordinates the conduct of liaison activities and applies authoritative judgment in developing and maintaining relationships with Federal, State and local government agencies and other law enforcement agencies.

    Informs stakeholders of changes in agency programs and operations, conducting briefings on major program changes. Establishes and fosters effective working relationships and information networks with business and industry associations and stakeholders in all levels of government, i.e., local, state and federal government including Congress.

    Investigative Program Advice and Guidance

    Advises management of significant new changes and developments in the broad areas of white collar, regulatory, internal and /or criminal investigations and makes recommendations to modify existing policies and procedures.

    Researches leading edge technologies that exploit technical means to detect and prove investigative allegations. Makes recommendations on the need for OIG acquisition of such technology.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    14 - Selectee will have non-competitive promotion potential to the GS-14.

  • 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/598341500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.