Assistant Inspector General for Investigations - Labor Racketeering and Fraud

Washington, D.C
Oct 15, 2020
Oct 23, 2020
Full Time


This position is located in the Department of Labor, Office of the Inspector General, Office of Investigations - Labor Racketeering and Fraud (OI). The incumbent serves as the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations - Labor Racketeering and Fraud who oversees the programs and operations of OI.

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Directs a nationwide investigations program that may result in criminal, civil, or administrative sanctions against individuals or entities. Ensures that all criminal investigators appropriately exercise the OIG's statutory law enforcement authority to carry weapons and execute search and arrest warrants.

Identifies and proposes solutions for enforcement problems that may arise or have arisen in the course of investigations, in consultation with other senior staff.

Presents complex, sensitive recommendations and findings related to investigative matters to Agency Heads, Members of Congress, Congressional Committee staff, and other stakeholders that impact organizational operations.

Provides executive oversight for all administrative and policy requirements that are exclusive to the criminal investigations workforce, including law enforcement training, special compensation, medical standards, firearms qualifications, and use of special equipment.

Exercises leadership to ensure workforce diversity in such areas as recruitment and staffing, employee development, staff assignments and communications. Provides executive oversight for all administrative and policy requirements that are exclusive to the criminal investigations workforce.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required in support of OIG mission functions.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • At least 16 years old, a U.S. Citizen & requires a valid driver's license
  • Must complete a 1 year SES probationary period if not previously completed.
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance/SCI
  • Requires medical exam and must maintain physical requirements.

You may not be aware, but in the regulations for agency ethics programs, there are requirements for supervisors. Section 2638.103 of Title 5 of the CFR states:

Every supervisor in the executive branch has a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. It is imperative that supervisors serve as models of ethical behavior for subordinates. Supervisors have a responsibility to help ensure that subordinates are aware of their ethical obligations under the Standards of Conduct and that subordinates know how to contact agency ethics officials. Supervisors are also responsible for working with agency ethics officials to help resolve conflicts of interests and enforce government ethics laws and regulations, including those requiring certain employees to file financial disclosure reports. In addition, supervisors are responsible, when requested, for assisting agency ethics officials in evaluating potential conflicts of interest and identifying positions subject to financial disclosure requirements.


Candidates must clearly describe progressively extensive leadership experience indicative of senior executive level management capability. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level or its equivalent in Federal service or with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations.

Previous law enforcement officer experience is necessary to qualify for this position. Prior senior level supervisor /managerial experience related to investigation; apprehension; or detention of individuals suspected or convicted of violating criminal laws of the United States is required in order to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications, legal, and regulatory requirements of the position by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.)

Minimum Age Limit: An applicant must be at least 21 years of age to enter a law enforcement covered position. Maximum Age Requirements: An applicant must enter a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) law enforcement covered position or a Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) law enforcement covered position not one day later than his/her 37th birthday.

The maximum entry age limitation does not apply if the applicant is or has been covered by one of the law enforcement retirement systems above.

To qualify for this position, all applicants must write a narrative detailing accomplishments that would satisfy each of the ECQs and MTQs. You must address each ECQ and MTQ in separate documents. Each document MUST be uploaded under the applicable document type. If you fail to do so, your application will be rated ineligible.

NOTE: Current/Former Career SES or SES Candidate Development graduates who have been certified by OPM DO NOT need to provide ECQ responses.

In writing your responses to the ECQs, your narrative must address each ECQ separately. Each ECQ should contain at least two examples describing your experiences and accomplishments/results.

Responses to ECQ's must not exceed 10 pages. For additional guidance, applicants may visit the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Qualifications .

Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.


1. Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

2. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

3. Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

5. Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): In writing your narrative responses to the MTQs, please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc.

1. Demonstrated senior leadership experience supervising special agents on complex criminal cases in the investigation unit of an organization. This includes extensive experience establishing and communicating investigative priorities, plans, and goals.

2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience supervising the application of criminal and civil laws, legal procedures, and investigative principles, techniques, and methods. Knowledge is required in order to provide executive leadership for the conduct of complex and highly sensitive investigations. This includes demonstrated knowledge of procedures and legal requirements related to making arrests; issuing search warrants; and conducting electronic surveillance, consensual monitoring, undercover operations, and computer forensics.

3. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with high-level officials in various Federal law enforcement agencies such as DOJ, FBI, DHS, other OIGs, as well as State and local enforcement agencies.


Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

Additional information

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated based on your experience and your responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, your application will be rated ineligible.

Current/Former Career SES or SES Candidate Development graduates who have been certified by OPM must provide a narrative response to address each of the MTQ's, but need not address the ECQs. You must submit a Standard Form 50 that documents your SES Career appointment or a copy of your OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program certificate.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

1. SF-50 documentation of career SES appointment or other Federal appointment (if applicable). 2. Certificate of completion of OPM certified SES candidate program (if applicable). 3. Copy of most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted. If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended. Applies to current and former Federal employees.

2. Responses to the Executive Core Qualifications.

3. Responses to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications.

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

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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