Senior Criminal Investigator

Washington, D.C
Nov 25, 2022
Dec 02, 2022
Full Time

  • Evaluating complex complaints, information, or allegations received through the Office of Inspector General's (OIG's) Hotline or referred to the Office of Investigation through other means.
  • Determining if complex complaints, information, or allegations are under the OIG's jurisdiction under the Inspector General Act, applicable laws, regulating and judicial opinions.
  • Determining whether complaints, information, or allegations merit further investigations and the potential for criminal prosecution or other civil or administrative resolution.
  • Independently planning, and coordinating and monitoring progress of complex criminal and civil investigations that include setting deadlines ensuring timelines, cost effectiveness and efficient use of investigative resources.
  • Conducting in-depth complex investigations into crimes such as: bribery, false statements, misappropriation of funds, property theft, embezzlement, conspiracy, other possible fraud, waste and mismanagement schemes.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • Selectee must successfully pass pre-employment prior to appointment.
  • Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period
  • Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure report may be required.
  • Must possess successful completion of a Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Basic Criminal Investigator Training Program or equivalent.
  • Applicant must possess a U.S. Driver's License.
  • Physical Demands: Considerable walking and traveling between the GPO and facilities within the local area; travel to regionals GPO facilities where investigations and interviews are conducted; and field assignments require travel by plane, train, etc
  • Work Environment: Work performed in an office setting, although there is some exposure to industrial plant and outside work situations. Occasional scheduled and short notice travel is required.
  • Work Environment: Investigations may require field work such as surveillances, arrests, or participating in searches of workplaces or residences, and may require working overtime with little or no notice.
  • Must be willing and able to submit to medical suitability examination.


This announcement will be open for 60 days on a (Standing Register) with established cut-off dates, which allows for acceptance of applications up to the closing date of the announcement or until 100 applications have been received, whichever occurs first.

The intent of this announcement is to establish a standing register of qualified candidates and refer for consideration when vacancies occur.

****Announcement Amended to incorporate changes to the applicant count and established cut-off dates as they occur.*****

Applications will be referred based on receipt of applications and established cut-off dates as follows:

1st Cut-off
: 11/16/2022 or when 100 applications have been reached, whichever occurs first.
2nd Cut-off:12/07/2022 or when 100 applications have been reached, whichever occurs first.
3rd Cut-off: 12/27/2022 or when 100 applications have been reached; whichever occurs first


To qualify for the Senior Criminal Investigator, GI -1811-13, you must meet the following requirements:

This series has and IOR which is Medical Requirements. During the recruitment consultation the medical/physical examination should have been discussed per the OPM Qual Standard for the 1811 series: .

The duties of positions 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

Applicant must meet specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GI-12); Specialized experience for this grade level includes the following: conducting, criminal, civil, and administrative investigations; providing technical advice or recommendations on investigative activities; coordinating investigation activities with Federal, state, or local law enforcement.

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.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement (12/27/2022) to be considered.


There is no educational substitution for specialized experience.

Additional information

Employment of Relatives
Section 3110 of Title 5, U.S. Code, prohibits a Federal official from appointing, promoting, or advocating the appointment or promotion of a relative in the agency where the official is serving or exercises jurisdiction. In addition, Section 2302(b)(7) of Title 5, U.S. Code, makes it a "prohibited personnel practice" for a person in authority to "appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for the appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement of a relative." For further information visit: and

Separated Employees:
If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: National Personnel Records Center, Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL, 62295; or visit the National Archives Website.

Work Life Balance:
The GPO offers Transit subsidy for commuters using public transportation (Metro Bus/Rail, MARC, VRE, etc.).

Background Investigation:
To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the GPO requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully completed a background investigation for a suitability, Secret Clearance. This review could include financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Depending on the type of background investigation required, the security process may take between 6 weeks to 12 months.

The Agency may rescind the tentative offer, if the candidate is unable to obtain an interim clearance.

Schedule A (Disability Appointment):
Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter must be printed on a "medical professional's" letterhead and signed.

The selectees will work shift 1.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.