Rockville, Maryland
Aug 08, 2022
Aug 12, 2022
Full Time

As a Senior Criminal Investigator for the Office of the Inspector General, you will serve as a senior authority in all phases of investigative activity. You will provide subject matter expert guidance to a group of investigators conducting major investigations involving highly complex investigative matters as may be required to assure the integrity of operations of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB).

You will ensure implementation of investigative standards, procedures and guidelines consistent with the Quality Standards established by the Council of Inspector Generals for Integrity and Efficiency and perform investigations of possible violations of criminal laws or regulations and other irregularities in the administration of NRC and DNFSB programs and activities.

You will also maintain effective and productive working relationships with other key law enforcement and investigative personnel in other departments and agencies to include the Departments of Justice and Treasury and other Inspector General offices.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Background investigation leading to a Q clearance is required.
  • This is a primary law enforcement position
  • Applicants must be employed by the U.S. NRC/OIG

You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience and training that equipped you with the ability to conduct investigations of allegations to determine violations of laws, regulations, and/or procedures. Specialized experience also includes the ability to prepare concise and accurate reports of investigations, and allegations.

Candidates are subject to the maximum age of original entry into law enforcement positions with this agency, which is 37, unless they have previous service in a Federal civilian law enforcement position covered by special law enforcement retirement provisions or are a preference-eligible veteran.

If selected for this position, you will be required to carry and use a firearm. Maintaining firearm proficiency is mandatory.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Federal criminal laws and investigative techniques and procedures in order to conduct professional investigations of violations of those laws or of other irregularities within the jurisdiction of the NRC OIG.
  • Broad knowledge of the NRC mission, programs, organization and structure; and the purpose, background, and application of the basic laws, regulations, and related administrative procedures affecting the NRC.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather and analyze data from a variety of sources to fulfill the objectives of investigations, event inquiries, special inquiries, and management implication reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare written investigative summaries and reports that are accurate, understandable, thorough, clear, and objective.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a group of criminal investigators for the purpose of providing guidance in areas such as the development of individual investigative plans, reviewing Reports of Interview, and preparation of a final closing report.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with management and staff, coworkers, NRC personnel, and those of other government agencies.

  • A description of how you possess the specialized experience as well as how you meet the qualifications desired in an ideal candidate should be addressed in your resume.

    If selected for this position, you will be required to carry and use a firearm. Maintaining firearm proficiency is mandatory.


    Bachelor's degree or higher is desired.

    Candidates for this position must have successfully completed the Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA, or have successfully completed a federal training program equivalent to CITP, as well as other courses as prescribed by the OIG to comply with the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency requirements, unless exempt or waived by the OIG based on previous successful completion of such training. This technical training must be successfully completed according to the standards of the agency. Failure to meet this requirement shall result in the disqualification of your application .

    Additional information

    The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

    Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an Office of Personnel Management special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit:

    Selectee's will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

    A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.

    The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in an NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.