Supervisory Criminal Investigator (ASAC) for Special Investigations Unit

Washington, D.C
Aug 02, 2022
Aug 10, 2022
Full Time

Serves as a principal advisor to the Special Agent-in-Charge with responsibility for overseeing investigations into criminal and non-criminal cases of importance to the integrity of the Department. Determines the depth and scope of the investigation and may request and coordinate the use of auditors or other technical personnel during the course of the investigation. Analyzes investigative issues and makes recommendations for resolution. Directs a staff of attorneys and criminal investigators in the accomplishment of all investigative and preventive activities pursuant to Federal statutes, DOT directives, and general office instructions within the specific functional areas assigned.

Develops investigative operating policies, procedures, and techniques applicable to specific departmental functional or program areas.

Provides technical advice, consultation, guidance, and leadership and recommends and carries out appropriate actions in matters pertaining to personnel, local administration and policy and criminal investigations.

Ensures investigations are handled with tact and discretion since the principal suspects may be officials in governmental units or private enterprise and premature public disclosure of evidence could impede the investigations or unjustly affect the reputation of innocent persons.

Directs complex and sensitive investigations of major or national importance which may concern highly sensitive matters concerning high level DOT officials or contractors. Analyzes preliminary and final investigative reports to ensure compliance with investigative directives, standards, and guidelines. Presents oral briefs to U.S. Attorneys and directs subordinates in assembling and presenting evidence for subsequent prosecution. Ensures the accuracy of information entered by subordinates into the case management system as well as the information contained in reports of investigation.

Provides professional leadership and technical and administrative supervision to the staff of the Special Investigations Unit. Gives advice, counsel, or instruction to individual employees on both work and administrative matters, interviews candidates for positions, makes recommendations for appointment, promotion, or reassignment, hears and resolves complaints, effects disciplinary measures, identifies developmental and training needs for staff, and evaluates performance.

Establishes and maintains liaison with program and administrative officials from a variety of Federal, state, and local law enforcement in order to ensure investigative continuity and coordination on matters of mutual interest, as well as to eliminate duplication of effort, develop leads, and effect prosecutions.

Represents the agency in conferences, meetings, and work sessions with government officials, industry representatives, and professional societies.

Participates in the regional annual planning strategy consistent with the national plan and ensures compliance among regional and national plans.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Pre-employment drug testing and physical examination are required
  • You must meet the specialized experience to qualify
  • Successful completion of a background security investigation
  • Must possess and maintain a valid state DL to operate a motor vehicle
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Males Born after 12-31-1959 must be registered for Selective Service

COVID VACCINATION: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing,
testing, travel, and quarantine.

  • PRE-EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL AND DRUG TESTING: Tentatively selected candidates are required to successfully complete a pre-employment medical examination and undergo urinalysis in accordance with DOT 3910.1D entitled "Drug and Alcohol-Free Departmental Workplace", which includes testing for marijuana. Marijuana is legal in some states, however it's still illegal at the federal level. Therefore, if selected for the position you will be required to submit to a pre-employment/pre-appointment drug test, you will also be subject to Random Drug Testing.

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Candidates must have one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the federal service. Non-government experience should be of similar complexity.

Examples of specialized experience includes:
  • Leading and/or supervising others
  • Conducting complex and sensitive investigations with tact and discretion
  • Securing facts and developing evidence
  • Maintaining liaison with other law enforcement bodies
  • Conducting investigative interviews, record searches, and obtaining sworn statements
  • Preparing written reports of investigations and summaries

NOTE: All applicants who do not currently, or have in the past worked as a GS-1811 Criminal Investigator in a federal OIG office must clearly demonstrate in their on-line application, possession of the experience. Applicants who fail to clearly and specifically address this factor in their on-line application will not receive further consideration for the announcement.

Applicants must meet qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Conditions of Employment Continued:

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS- The duties of this position in this series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying

Applicants must not turn 37 years of age before 30 days after the closing date of this announcement. If you are age 37 through 56 you must be eligible to retire at age 57 with 20 years of covered law enforcement service. All qualified veterans preference eligibles may apply and be considered for this vacancy regardless of whether they meet the maximum age requirements identified at 5 U.S.C 3307.

You will be required to satisfactorily complete the criminal investigator training course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center if selected and not yet completed.

Applicants who have already successfully completed the basic Criminal Investigator Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center or its equivalent will be given higher consideration for this position.

You will be required to qualify and maintain qualification to carry and use government-owned firearms. You are ineligible for this position if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, unless the conviction was expunged, set aside, or you received a pardon. In most jurisdictions, you must be at least 21 years of age to carry a firearm.

This position is eligible for Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP).


This is a primary position that meets the early law enforcement retirement provisions of both the Civil Service and the Federal Employees Retirement Systems.

Best qualified candidates will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel expenses in conjunction with any required interviews, unless they are already employed by the Office of Inspector General at the U. S. Department of Transportation.