Senior Investigator

Washington, D.C
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 08, 2022
Full Time

As a Senior Investigator, you will:
  • Analyze very complex financial, non-financial, and operational data and adapts or develops computerized applications to assist in analysis and presentation of complex financial evidence.
  • Provide subject matter expertise regarding investigational approaches and techniques in order to inform complex investigatory actions and litigation that can cause changes in business practices of large important institutions.
  • Develop and prepare independent investigative findings, conclusions, and recommendations in furtherance of very complex investigations that can cause changes in business practices of large important institutions.
  • Develop policies and procedures for Enforcement's investigatory initiatives. Reviews instructions, regulations, standard operating procedures, staff actions, federal laws, proposed policies, and amendments to statutes to ensure integration and compliance with applicable laws and Enforcement goals.


Conditions of Employment

This opportunity is also open to the public under announcement 22-CFPB-365-P. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.
Key Requirements:
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form i-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
The Bureau is currently offering expanded telework opportunities to all staff. Additional work location and schedule flexibilities will be available to Bureau staff starting in the fall of 2022.


You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
Specialized Experience: For the CN-60, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the CN-53 grade level in the Federal service. (For qualification purposes, the CN-53 is broadly equivalent to the GS-13). Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Experience addressing and resolving allegations under investigation; interviewing potential subjects and third-party witnesses; AND
  • Examining, analyzing, and collecting evidence, and preserving its chain-of-custody; AND
  • Compiling and analyzing documents and financial records; utilizing various complex investigative techniques to corroborate information and establish interrelationships of facts and evidence; AND
  • Investigating issues involving alleged or suspected offenses of laws and regulations pertaining to financial services and consumer protection.
A new hire's direct and overall experience are critical factors in determining a salary offer, it is important that your resume fully reflects all of your work experience. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau determines the salary offer for each selectee based primarily on three key factors:
  • The selectee's directly related experience at the same level as the position.
  • The selectee's overall experience in a particular industry or area.
  • The salaries of other Bureau employees in similar positions and with similar levels of experience.

We also take the selectee's skill set into account. Applicants should note that salary offers seldom fall near the upper end of the salary range as listed in this vacancy announcement. Salary may be set from the minimum of the salary range to the midpoint of the salary range. In some instances, based on a selectee's extensive experience directly related to the position, salary may be set at or above the mid-point up to the maximum salary for that band level. See information on our base pay ranges and salary structure.
The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.


There is no educational requirement for this position.

Additional information

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • We offer opportunities for tele-work.
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
  • Bureau employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions, which applicants may review at In addition, employees must comply with the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (5 CFR 9401), which, among other things, prohibit an employee or the employee's spouse or minor child from owning or controlling a debt or equity interest in an entity supervised by the Bureau. Regulations also impose restrictions on the outside activities of certain Bureau employees, including examiners and attorneys. Applicants may review the Bureau ethics regulations and a summary of the regulations at Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Bureau Ethics Office at .
Our comprehensive benefits are among the most generous in the federal government. They include:- Challenging and rewarding work benefiting American consumers - Opportunities for development and advancement- Comprehensive Federal health, vision, dental, life, and long-term care insurance programs- Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: