Assistant Inspector General - Investigations

Washington D.C.
Apr 19, 2017
May 04, 2017
Full Time

(Please note that Amtrak OIG is not a federal agency; this is not a federal government position. Pay Plan/Series/Grade information is provide as a point of reference only)

Join with the Inspector General to help make America's railroad operate more efficiently and effectively. We are seeking talented professionals who want to make a difference. By conducting or supporting independent, objective audits and investigations of the programs and operations of the National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), you could directly contribute to our mission of providing independent, objective oversight of Amtrak's programs and operations; preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse; and providing Congress, Amtrak management, and Amtrak's Board of Directors with timely analysis about Amtrak's programs and operations. Join us as we continue to build a model OIG centered on independence, teamwork, diversity, work-life balance, and value-added oversight. Next stop?the Amtrak Office of Inspector General!

The Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIG-I), pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, is responsible for supervising the performance of investigative activities relating to programs and operations of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). This position provides executive leadership for all investigative staff and ensures that investigative resources are focused on high-risk/high-impact matters relating to Amtrak's programs and operations. The AIG-I serves as the principal advisor to the Inspector General (IG)/Deputy Inspector General (DIG) on all investigative related activities; ensures organizational compliance with legal, regulatory, and Office of Inspector General (OIG) requirements pertaining to investigative operations; ensures referral of investigative findings to an appropriate justice department and/or Amtrak management; and apprises OIG management, Amtrak executives, the Board of Directors, and other stakeholders of investigative findings and recommended corrective actions.

  • 25% or Greater
  • To conduct OIG Business

  • Yes
  • You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

  • Resume and Cover Letter (See How to Apply)
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  • United States Citizen


  • 20+ years of work experience in federal law enforcement, primarily in an OIG-type environment, with emphasis on white-collar crime such as procurement fraud, financial fraud, mail fraud, and healthcare fraud.
  • Executive-level experience in directing and managing an investigations staff assigned to Headquarters and field units with responsibilities for conducting criminal and civil investigations for a large multi-level federal, state, or local government agency/organization.
  • Must have satisfactorily completed the Criminal Investigator Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, or an equivalent federal criminal investigative training program.
  • Must have successfully completed firearms training and maintain qualifications to carry and use firearms.
  • Ability to direct activities of a Federal law enforcement organization that operates efficiently and effectively and meets or exceeds all DOJ requirements.
  • Must be able to meet the moderate to arduous physical exertion requirements of the position.
  • Mastery of the laws, regulations and procedures relating to the conduct of criminal investigations and the judicial process.
  • Well established working relationships with DOJ and other government departments/agencies to support Amtrak OIG goals.


  • Advanced degree in an appropriate field
  • Experience in public transportation administration and oversight, preferably railroads
  • Expert knowledge of the Inspector General Act, as amended, and experience with the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), particularly the investigative standards.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, criminal justice, or related fields or an equivalent combination of education and training.


  • Strategic Leadership -the ability to establish an organizational vision, formulate objectives and priorities, and implement plans consistent with the long-term strategic goals of the OIG and Amtrak in a continuously changing environment; capitalizing on opportunities and managing risks.
  • Results Driven - the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this KSA is the ability to understand and appropriately apply and other audit procedures and policies to produce high-quality results.
  • Problem Solving - the ability to identify and analyze problems; weigh relevance and accuracy of information; generate and evaluate alternative solutions; and make recommendations.
  • Communication - the ability to make clear and convincing oral presentations; listen effectively and clarify information as needed; and write in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.
  • Human Capital Management - the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals; provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of a skilled and diverse workforce and ensure that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded, taking action to address performance problems when necessary.

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