Washington, D.C
Aug 24, 2019
Aug 27, 2019
Full Time


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As an Investigator with the DOE Office of Inspector General, the incumbent receives, reviews, researches and investigates allegations of waste, fraud, abuse, mismanagement and whistleblower reprisal affecting Department programs. The incumbent receives and analyzes complaints received by the Hotline, determining whether the complaint falls within the scope of fraud, waste and abuse violations. The incumbent prepares investigative plans and conducts investigations for all aspects of reprisal and administrative misconduct investigations, conducts interviews, takes sworn statements, collects and analyzes evidence for credibility, and drafts reports of investigation. Also, drafts Congressional correspondence providing information pertaining to specific investigations conducted and tracks corrective actions taken or planned by agencies as a result of investigative findings and briefs the Deputy Inspector General, Inspector General and other high-level Government officials on investigative findings.

Travel Required

50% or less - This position requires frequent travel (30%).

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • Successful completion of a background and security investigation.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • This is a drug testing designated position.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period. This position requires a security clearance and is subject to drug testing. The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT - A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled.

Applicants must possess the specialized experience that has equipped you with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled. To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, you must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include researching and applying Federal whistleblower protection statutes, conducting interviews, analyzing and reviewing evidence, and preparing written reports.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

1. Knowledge of Whistleblower statutes, Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act regulations.

2. Skill in compiling and analyzing evidence gathered.

3. Skill in researching Federal laws, regulations, policies and principles governing Federal investigative programs.

4. Ability to effectively communicate orally.

5. Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

For further information on qualification requirements for this position, please visit . Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered. Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period.


Additional information

  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period and/or a background investigation.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration regulations. To learn more about this requirement, visit the Selective Service website's Who Must Register page.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements.

If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Q Access Authorization

Drug test required

Required Documents

In addition to your online resume and questionnaire, the following documents are required for this position:

1) Most recent SF-50 if you are a current Federal civilian employee and/or reinstatement eligible. To properly verify status eligibility, your SF 50 must show series, grade and position type occupied. If your most recent SF 50 is not your highest grade held, attach the SF 50 showing your highest grade/step held, along with your most recent SF 50.

2) Veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

3) Displaced or soon-to-be displaced employees applying under CTAP/ICTAP, submit all required documentation. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.

All supplemental material must be received by the closing date.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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