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    Summary

    We are an independent office within the EPA that helps the agency protect the environment in a more efficient and cost effective manner. We perform audits, evaluations, and investigations of the EPA to promote economy and efficiency, and to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse.  We strive to provide solutions to problems that ultimately result in making America a cleaner and healthier place.  Come join the team!

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    Responsibilities

    This position is located in EPA, Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Investigations (OI).  The Office of Investigations refers its findings to the U.S. Department of Justice for prosecution, EPA, or EPA OIG management for action. The Office of Investigations investigates allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct having an impact on EPA programs and operations. Investigators conduct the EPA OIG’s criminal investigations, which look for violations of the law. Investigations may involve such areas as financial fraud, employee misconduct, intrusion into EPA systems and computers, impersonating EPA officials and theft of EPA property and funds. The types of allegations our special agents may investigate include, but are not limited to: Financial fraud, such as contract and grant fraud; Employee Integrity; Cybercrime; Laboratory Fraud; and theft of EPA property or funds.

    Responsibilities

    The ideal candidate will perform the following duties:  

    • Plan, organize, and conduct complex and sensitive investigations relating to violations of criminal and civil law, and administrative regulations;
    • Perform special investigative projects;
    • Interview witnesses and subjects, administer oaths, provide constitutional rights warnings when necessary, obtain statements, carry firearms in the performance of official duties, make arrests, and execute search and seizure warrants;
    • Work closely with other personnel within the OIG, EPA, law enforcement organizations, and professional business community in investigating and resolving allegations of criminal, civil, and administrative misconduct.

    This position is designated as a “Primary Position” pursuant to 5 CFR 842.802. Primary duties mean those duties of a position that: (a) Are paramount in influence or weight; that is, constitute the basic reasons for the existence of the position; (b) Occupy a substantial portion of the individual's working time over a typical work cycle; and (c) Are assigned on a regular and recurring basis. 

    Persons serving in this position are covered for purposes of law enforcement retirement by 5 USC 8336 (c).

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Occasional travel - You may be required to travel up to 25%.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    14

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/600115500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.