Criminal Investigator

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 19 January 2021

Job Description


The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is committed to detecting and preventing fraud, waste, and abuse within the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In addition to providing oversight of USAID, the OIG provides oversight of the U. S. African Development Foundation (USADF), the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).


At the full performance level you will:

  • Conduct complex and large-scale criminal, civil, and administrative investigations.
  • Plan, conduct and coordinate sensitive and significant domestic and overseas criminal investigations affecting the integrity and efficiency of USAID, ADF, IAF, MCC and personnel in an assigned geographic region.
  • Plan, organize or direct investigations, determine scope and possible ramifications, develop methods, procedures and techniques to be followed. Conduct research, data collection and analysis of information related to programs and projects that are subject to investigative oversight.
  • Oversee the gathering and development of technical/administrative evidence relating to phases of investigations, and utilize a broad range of investigative techniques such as interviews, subpoenas, search warrants, electronic surveillance, financial analysis, document examination and the use expert witnesses.
  • Lead teams or work directly with employees and other federal agencies’ experts to complete investigations.
  • Prepare investigative reports and other written documentation for action officials, Congress, prosecutorial bodies and OIG management.
  • Brief and advise management/leadership, congressional staffers, prosecutors and law enforcement teams on various investigative matters/results.

You must have one year of specialized experience at the level similar, related, or relevant to the work of this job that has given you particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. Typically we would find this experience in work within this field or a field that is closely related.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-09 grade in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: 1. Performing record searches for criminal/civil investigation, 2. Reviewing and analyzing contracts and business records for criminal/civil investigations, 3. Applying legal/ regulatory guidelines and standard investigative techniques/procedures, and using investigative analysis/data retrieval software such as Analyst’s Notebook, Watson, Summation or similar applications/technologies to compile financial information on fraud cases/suspicious activities.

GS-11 grade level applicants may also qualify based on education or a combination of specialized experience and education: To qualify on education at the GS-11 grade level, applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. A combination of specialized experience and graduate education may also be qualifying.

DEADLINE: Jan 21, 2021

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