Investigative and Compliance Specialist

Washington, D.C
Sep 25, 2022
Oct 03, 2022
IT, QA Engineer
Full Time

The U.S. Secret Service is seeking retired (CSRS/FERS) individuals to support our integrated mission and immediately impart their knowledge and experience to the current workforce. If re-employed under a Dual Compensation Hiring Authority with an OPM approved salary off-set waiver granted to the Secret Service, annuitants are able to earn their full salary and their full annuity without penalty.

National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Dual compensation waiver Authority :
  • Earn full annuity and full Federal salary.
  • Part-time or intermittent work schedules available.
  • Earn annual and sick leave on a pro-rated basis (not applicable for an intermittent work schedule).
  • Appointments are temporary not-to-exceed (NTE) one (1) year. Extensions may be made in increments of one (1) year or less. Term or indefinite appointments are not permitted.

Annuitants hired under the NDAA authority are limited to the number of work hours:
  • No more than 520 hours during the first 6 months of retirement;
  • No more than 1040 hours during any 12-month period; or
  • No more than 3120 hours total during re-employment (lifetime limit).

The selectee will serve as Investigative and Compliance Specialist in the Office of Professional Responsibility, Inspection Division. Typical work assignments include:
  • Conducting virtual and on-site office inspections/reviews and utilizing specific inspection techniques to identify deviations from established policy, procedures, or regulations.
  • Planning, preparing, and organizing office inspections/reviews to determine compliance with established rules, policy, procedures, and federal regulations.
  • Organizing data obtained from various sources relevant for analyzing compliance to identify discrepancies, unusual, or noteworthy information.
  • Preparing detailed written reports of findings from office inspections/reviews, including recommendations necessary for the efficient operation of offices and divisions.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship is required.

Conditions of Employment:

If selected for this position, you will be required to:
  • Obtain and maintain a top secret Tier 5 clearance. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page .
  • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
  • Undergo frequent travel.
  • Walk, bend, and carry lightweight items such as laptop computers, monitors, printers, notebooks, and work papers; however, the work is sedentary and generally occurs in an office setting.


You qualify for the GS-13 level (starting salary $106,823) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level performing duties such as conducting virtual and on-site office inspections/reviews to determine compliance with established rules, policies, and procedures; analyzing data to identify discrepancies, unusual, or noteworthy information; preparing detailed written inspection reports; and communicating with stakeholders regarding investigative and compliance activities.

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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Qualifications Must Be Met: The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Work Schedule - Part-time/Intermittent: will be determined by management.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Building on a Tradition of Excellence and Meeting the Challenges of the Future The Secret Service is a premier law enforcement organization with two critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations. Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crime or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the Secret Service, we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity and courage.

In the Secret Service, we:
  • Protect the President, the Vice President, and other leaders; investigate threats against them; and safeguard their residences and other facilities
  • Plan and implement security designs for National Special Security Events
  • Investigate financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and computer-based attacks on banking or telecommunications infrastructure

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Personnel Management guidance and U.S. Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.

These positions are being announced to recruit CSRS and FERS annuitants on a limited basis with a waiver of salary offset (if a dual compensation waiver is requested). New Appointments can be made until December 31, 2024, and can continue until their appointment NTE date has been reached.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

E-Verify Statement: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Click here to learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

This position will require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been determined.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

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