Inspector General Investigator

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 18, 2020
Closes
Nov 25, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The position is located in the Office of Inspector General (OIG). The OIG is an independent and autonomous office with a dual reporting responsibility to both the Commission and Congress. The OIG's statutory mission and responsibilities is detecting and preventing fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in agency programs and operations; promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in agency programs and operations; and conducting audits and investigations.

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Responsibilities

As the Inspector General Investigator in this position, you will:
  • Serve as the Senior Investigator for the Federal Election Commission Office of Inspector General.
  • Receive and analyze OIG complaints to determine appropriate courses of action.
  • Analyze and interpret broad complex federal laws, statutes, and regulations that pertain to the Office of Inspector General mission at the Federal Election Commission and its application associated in an Office of Inspector General investigation and reviews.
  • Report findings of fact and conclusions of law/policy to the Federal Election Commission Deputy Inspector General.
  • Review all investigations for factual evidence, analyses, and conclusions so that senior leaders can take appropriate and legally-defensible corrective or disciplinary action.
  • Conduct reviews and evaluations of FEC programs and processes to identity root causes of issues and develop actionable recommendations to improve agency operations.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • You must be able to pass a background investigation.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see Legal and regulatory guidance below).
  • You may be required to serve a 2 year probationary period.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade/band requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade).
  • This is a Non-Bargaining position.


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

Requirements for the GS-13: You must have at least one full year of specialized experience conducting investigations.This must include activities such as: 1) receiving and analyzing complaints; 2) conducting complex and time-sensitive investigations; 3) reporting investigative findings to a senior official; 4) conducting and advising on investigation and review matters. This experience must be comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained either in private or public sectors).

In addition, you must provide a cover letter describing your experience with the competencies identified below: If you do not provide a cover letter with your application you will be found ineligible.

Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.

Leadership - Inspires, motivates and guides others toward goal accomplishment; coaches, mentors, and challenges subordinates; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations; models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, and respect for the individual by applying these values to daily behaviors.

Problem Solving - Identifies and analyzes problems; uses sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions; finds alternative solutions to complex problems; distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical judgements.

Technical Competence - Knowledge of how to perform one's job. Refers to specialized knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience.

Written Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, in writing or orally, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); in an organized manner. Make clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website .

Part-time or unpaid experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Volunteer or unpaid experience: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Promotion to the full performance level is neither guaranteed nor implied and will be based solely on your ability to
satisfactorily perform the work of the position, existing work at the higher grade level, and recommendation by the position's supervisor
.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

FEC offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; or transportation subsidies.

If you receive a tentative offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:
Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement closes, we will conduct a review of your application package to verify your eligibility and qualifications. If you are found qualified, your application will move forward to additional phases of the review process which will determine the best qualified candidates. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You will be evaluated on the following competencies:

  • Customer Service
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Technical Competence
  • Written Communication


For those applying under "the public":

Category Rating: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this position. If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your category rating may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities, or you may be rated ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are:

Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for this position.

Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for this position.

Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements for this position.

The Category Rating Process does not add veteran's preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except for scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
NCS/High Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your Resume listing hours worked per week, dates of employment (month/year) and duties performed for each position held.
  • Cover Letter which addresses the competencies identified in the Qualifications section above. Please provide specific, detailed examples of your experience related to each qualification and limit your cover letter to three (3) pages. The clarity and quality of writing in your cover letter, as well as the relevance of your examples to the qualifications, will be significant factors in evaluating applicants. If you do not provide a cover letter with your application you will be found ineligible.
  • Other supporting documents if applicable:
    • Veterans documents (if claiming preference, or applying under VEOA or 30% disabled veteran eligibility): DD-214 including character of service, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions within 120 days, and if applicable, SF-15 Form, VA letter, or other documentation required by that form.
    • All Veterans: DD-214 (Member 4 copy is preferred), which includes character of service, or for Active Duty Service Members a certification which includes service dates, type of separation, and character of service. A "certification" is a written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.
    • Disabled Veterans: VA Disability Letter (with percentage of disability) OR document of disability determination from a branch of the armed forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability rating. Derived Preference: The spouse, widow/widower, or mother of a veteran may be eligible to claim veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it. To do so, you must submit an SF-15 and the documentation required by that form. Active Duty Service Members: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable).
    • SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a current or former Federal Employee) showing you hold/held a career/career-conditional appointment and the highest grade or promotion potential held.
    • Certain Family Members of Overseas Employees Eligible under E.O. 12721: Your most recent non-award SF-50 and performance appraisal.
    • Certain Military Spouses Eligible under E.O. 13473: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, issued within the last 2 years, that lists you as authorized to accompany the Military member to the new duty permanent station; OR verification of the member's 100% disability (VA Letter); and/or verification of the member's death while on active duty (DD-1300 and Death Certificate) AND verification of the marriage to the service member (i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage).
    • Peace Corps volunteers and VISTA members: submit a copy of your description of service or other proof of non-competitive eligibility. If you are a former Peace Corps volunteer or VISTA member who is requesting an extension of your non-competitive eligibility, please also provide the necessary documentation to support your request.
    • Schedule A, Persons with Disabilities Appointment Eligibles: Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation or benefits office citing disability - eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).

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