Senior Special Agent

Washington D.C
May 16, 2022
May 24, 2022
Full Time

  • Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree. Various degree disciplines will be considered.

  • Three (3) years of professional experience in government investigations, forensic audits, forensic fraud examinations, or other detection experience.

  • Possession of, or the ability to rapidly obtain, a valid motor vehicle operator's license.

  • Advanced degree in criminal justice, law, accounting, or similar field.
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI)
  • Legal, audit or fraud examination training is desirable.

Medical Group:
Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

The incumbent will serve as a Senior Special Agent, responsible for conducting investigations, to include complex and/or sensitive investigations of allegations or indications of employee misconduct and fraud, waste and abuse in METRO's operations and activities, including but not limited to criminal activity, consistent with the responsibilities of the Office of Inspector General (OIG).


Receives and processes for appropriate action, through the OIG Hotline or otherwise, allegations of wrongdoing and fraud, waste and abuse relating to METRO employees, contractors and METRO operations and activities and evaluates such allegations for appropriate action.

Plans, leads, and conducts preliminary inquiries and investigations of complex and/or sensitive allegations of wrongdoing and fraud, waste and abuse relating to METRO employees, contractors and METRO operations and activities, including accessing, using and analyzing available documents and data sources and conducting interviews of witnesses.

Plans, leads and conducts investigations of improper and illegal use of computers relating to METRO operations and activities by METRO employees and contractors.

Maintains liaison with prosecutors on the federal, state and local levels and within METRO to facilitate criminal, civil fraud and administrative cases based upon OIG investigations, including but not limited to assisting prosecutors and civil attorneys with evidence gathering and acting as a witness in legal proceedings.

Maintains liaison with other law enforcement agencies and administrative agencies and offices on the federal, state and local levels and within METRO during the conduct of inquiries and investigations to acquire information and leverage resources.

Prepares reports and other documentation of inquiries and investigations and activities relating to same.

Identifies systemic issues and problems in connection with OIG investigations to promote the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of METRO activities, prevent fraud and abuse in METRO activities, and to allow the Inspector General to keep the Board fully and currently informed about deficiencies in METRO operations and activities.


The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview

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