Investigative Analyst

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 31 July 2020

Job Description

Overview

Open & closing dates: 07/31/2020 to 08/10/2020

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 11 - 13

Salary: $72,030 to $133,465 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities

The incumbents will be assigned as Investigative Analysts for one of three divisions in Washington, DC: Operational Support (Headquarters), Africa/Europe/Latin America and the Caribbean, or Middle East and Asia.

At the full performance level you will:

  • Draft policies for the Office of Investigations, evaluate complex investigative data and prepare complex reports.
  • Perform complex statistical analysis and trends forecasting for OIG/I cases (e.g., examines past and present fraud incidents in each country receiving USAID and MCC assistance), and use statistical methods to project future probability for fraud incidents within the USAID and MCC country programs.
  • Analyze and evaluate all available criminal investigative information collected. Prepare reports and oral briefings and establish procedures for issues that do not appear to be able to be resolved by applying generally accepted criminal investigative methods.
  • Consolidate and evaluate incoming criminal investigative data and information, ensuring that the necessary follow-up actions have been initiated. Request collection of additional data to fill gaps and disseminates action items to the responsible special agent.
  • Perform complex computer-based analysis of data for criminal, civil and administrative cases; review, evaluate, recommend, and specify available computer software, peripherals, and network hardware specifically related to investigative analysis and data retrieval. Perform statistical analysis and trends forecasting for OIG/I cases, and use statistical methods to project future probability for fraud incidents within the USAID and/or MCC country programs.
  • Support digital forensic examiners within the OIG and Federal law enforcement communities; as requested, review copies of previously processed data sets from seized electronic systems for incriminating information, analyze and refine previously processed data sets using specialized automated tools, and prepares reports of subsequent findings.

Travel Required

25% or less - Position requires travel to domestic and overseas locations.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Domestic and overseas travel is required.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security SCI Clearance.
  • Relocation expenses not authorized on initial appointment.

See key requirements.

Qualifications

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) Compiling/consolidating investigative data for analysis and preparing various investigative reports; (2) supporting investigations related to financial crimes, contract frauds or other criminal activity involving international programs/operations; and (3) practice in one of the following professional fields: International affairs/international development, contracting, economics, finance, accounting, business administration or audit.
GS-11 grade level applicants may also qualify based on education or a combination of specialized experience and education: 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, if related. A combination of specialized experience and graduate education may also be qualifying. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards

To qualify for the GS-12 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) Performing computer-based analysis of statistical data for criminal, civil and administrative cases; (2) Performing statistical analysis of criminal/civil/administrative fraud cases; (3) conducting research projects on contract/procurement fraud or other financial crimes impacting international infrastructure programs and (4) practice in one of the following professional fields: International affairs/international development, contracting, economics, finance, accounting, business administration or audit.

To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) Performing complex computer-based analysis of statistical data for criminal, civil and administrative cases; (2) Performing statistical analysis and trend forcasting of criminal/civil/administrative fraud cases on a domestic and international spectrum; (3) developing/conducting research projects on contract/procurement fraud or other financial crimes impacting international infrastructure programs and (4) practice in one of the following professional fields: International affairs/international development, contracting, economics, finance, accounting, business administration or audit.

Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service.

Conditions of employment:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • Must be available for worldwide travel.
  • Applicants must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license upon appointment and be able to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret SCI security clearance.
  • This position is a Testing Designated Position subject to the applicant testing and random drug testing.

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