Supervisory Administrative Investigator

Washington D.C.
Jul 11, 2017
Jul 18, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit for additional information.

This position is located in the Fraud & Internal Investigation Division, Office of the Chief Security Officer (OCSO), Mission Support Bureau (MSB), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In this position, you will supervise and promote the efficiency, effectiveness and integrity of FEMA programs and operations; prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse; provide direction for investigations and audits; and provide a means for keeping the Director and DHS/FEMA leadership fully informed about problems and deficiencies. This position starts at a salary of $112,021 (IC-14).

Apply today for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of the Chief Security Officer within FEMA!

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

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  • You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Travel will be required.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.
  • Selective service registration is required for males born after 12/31/59.
  • Please review "Other Information" section for additional key requirements.
  • The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

    NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.

    Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment. Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.

    You qualify for this position at the IC-14 level (starting salary $112,021) if you possess the following:

    One full year of specialized experience at the IC-13 level or equivalent that demonstrates 1) conducting investigative interviews of witnesses or subjects; 2) briefing investigative findings and recommendations to management; 3) preparing written investigative reports; and 4) analyzing data.

    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 provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Your application must show that you meet all requirements for this position. You may be found “not qualified” if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.



    In this position, you will oversee the idenitification of potential offenses, respond to allegations of fraud, and conduct investigations. Typical assignments include:

    • Directing, supervising, and executing day-to-day operations for the Fraud Unit.
    • Conducting investigations and inquiries that may result from mission-related investigations, workforce requests for assistance, individual complaints, or referrals.
    • Referring cases involving allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, malfeasance or misfeasance, collusion or violations of law or regulation immediately to the DHS Office of Inspector General or to appropriate officials immediately upon discovery.
    • Promoting the principle of equal opportunity in written and oral communications with individuals within and outside of the work unit.

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