Supervisory Criminal Investigator

Washington, D.C
Apr 05, 2021
Apr 10, 2021
Full Time


The Office of Investigations - Labor Racketeering and Fraud is responsible to conduct criminal investigations relating to programs and operations of the Department of Labor (DOL), in order to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in such programs and operations; and to identify and reduce labor racketeering and corruption in employee benefit plans, labor-management relations, and internal union affairs, and to investigate activity by traditional and nontraditional organized crime groups.

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1. As the Special Agent-in-Charge, directs Investigative and Administrative Operations independently. Provides policies and procedures, technical guidance and direction to all Office of Investigations - Labor Racketeering and Fraud (OI) offices and applicable personnel concerning investigative and administrative matters including planning, developing, coordinating and controlling short and long range investigative plans for the purpose of attaining maximum results in the execution of the OI's investigative mission.

2. Manages Headquarters (HQ) personnel matters by recruiting and hiring staff and providing the same with work assignments and training to meet their development needs. Evaluates the technical and overall performance of HQ staff; counsels employees, recommends awards for deserving staff; takes disciplinary and dismissal actions; and takes necessary action on other matters related to personnel management and staff development. Recommends or develops and implements organization changes including periodic rotation of staff responsibilities to adjust for staffing balances and capabilities, workload changes and special assignments.

3. Develops an overall OI annual plan to detail the direction OI will be taking concerning program fraud and labor racketeering investigative matters and nationwide projects. Analyzes regional operational plans to ensure a balanced investigative program, and monitors execution of the plan throughout the year, making necessary adjustments to meet changing conditions.

4. Coordinates with other Agency personnel in the successful development of OI's portion of the Inspector General's Semiannual Report to Congress. Analyzes directs and oversees the review and confirmation of investigative results, trends and significant accomplishments during the reporting period to ensure that they are accurately described and reported.

5. Represents the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) and/or Deputy Assistant Inspector General (DAIG) at various executive committee meetings that are relevant to the OIG mission. Continuously interacts with other law enforcement, the Department of Justice and other entities, and as warranted participates in conferences, seminars, trainings, etc.

Travel Required

50% or less - May require frequent travel.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
15 - Position is at the full performance level.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship. Requires a valid drivers license.
  • Subject to frequent overtime and travel.
  • Subject to drug and medical test prior to appointment.
  • Appointment to this position will require a background investigation.
  • Requires a Supervisory probationary period if one has not been met.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.

Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Higher grade level 1811s may receive biweekly and annual premium pay caps (refer to OPM website).

NOTE: 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.


Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-14, in the Federal Service.

Required Specialized Experience: The applicant must have one year of specialized experience that equipped him/her 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 to be filled. The experience must be equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-14 in the Federal service. Examples of such experience may include: experience in planning, organizing, prioritizing, and conducting complex investigations; experience in communicating in writing, including composing complex investigative reports; and experience in communicating orally and working effectively with individuals and/or other agencies in conducting investigations.

Candidates must also demonstrate in their work experience the following qualities of successful supervision or program management: assign and review work of subordinates, train or work effectively with subordinates from a variety of backgrounds and with different levels of knowledge/experience and areas of training; accomplish the quality and quantity of work expected within set limits of cost and time; plan own work and carry out assignments effectively; communicate with others effectively both orally and in writing in working out solutions to problems or questions relating to the work; understand and further management goals as these affect day-to-day work operations; and implementation of investigative or operational policies or procedures.

-This position is outside the bargaining unit.

-A Permanent Change of Station (PCS) incentive will not be offered.

-Relocation Incentive may be offered.

-This position will not be filled until the Department's Placement Assistance Programs have been fully utilized.

Minimum 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. Please note: Applicants appointed to Criminal Investigator positions in the Federal service must not have reached their 37th birthday upon appointment to the position unless they previously served in a Federal civilian law enforcement position covered by special civil service retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement. This requirement may be waived only for veterans. However, the primary duties of these positions are classified as "rigorous," and a waiver may be authorized by the head of the agency only in unusual situations. An age requirement waiver is not automatic. An individual who has passed the maximum entry age limit but previously served in a covered position, may be eligible for consideration and reinstatement of coverage if he/she will be able to complete a total of 20 years of covered law enforcement service by the time he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 57. See OPM Retirement Handbook for further details. The Maximum Entry Age requirement (See Maximum Entry may be waived for applicants eligible for veterans' preference.)

POSITION REQUIREMENTS FOR OIG SUPERVISORY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS: Incumbents are required to be able to perform the following duties: A. Firearm Use. All OIG criminal investigators are required to qualify with the U.S. DOL-issued firearms and to accept assignments where firearms are required. In the exercise of OIG's statutory law enforcement authority, there is the potential that the use of the firearm may be justified and necessary. B. Arrests. OIG criminal investigators make arrests, with or without a warrant, according to the circumstances. C. Search and Seizure. OIG criminal investigators execute warrants for search of premises or seizure of evidence. D. Surveillances. In conducting investigations, criminal investigators may establish and maintain surveillances of suspected criminal acts.

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There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience at the GS-15 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.


Position Requirements continuation...

Undercover Assignments. From time to time, criminal investigators assume undercover roles. F. Review of Records and Other Evidence. Many cases under investigation involve the review of a tremendous amount of records which the agent takes control of and transports for copying. G. Travel. Many criminal investigators travel frequently -- up to 50 percent of the time. Much of the travel is performed by automobile driven by the agent from 8 to 10 hours at a time to reach the destination. H. Basic Law Enforcement Training. As a condition of employment, newly-hired OIG criminal investigators must have successfully completed the basic criminal investigator training course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC ), unless waived by OIG because of proof of comparable special agent or law enforcement officer training.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP / CTAP , you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #23 and 26 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

Knowledge and Conduct of Investigations: Knowledge and application of principles, practices, and techniques for conducting civil, criminal, and administrative investigations and documenting findings and conclusions in an efficient, accurate, and timely manner.

Legal, Government, and Jurisprudence: Knowledge of applicable Federal rules of criminal and civil procedures; agency and government laws, regulations, and policies; and executive orders.

Technology Application: Uses machines, tools, and technical investigative equipment effectively.

Building Coalitions and Communications: Explains, advocates, and expresses facts and ideas to negotiate with or convince others to work toward common goals.

Business Acumen: Acquires and administers human, financial, material, information, and resources in a manner that instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission.

Leading Change: Develops and implements an organizational vision that integrates key national and/or program goals, priorities, values, and other factors.

Leading People: Designs and implements strategies that maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.

Results Driven: Makes timely and effective decisions and produces results through strategic planning, performance measurement, continuous improvement, and implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.

The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.
To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password-protected documents.

- The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility.

*WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step, and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.

- Resumes are required- provide a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one from your profile. To receive full consideration for relevant and specialized experience, please list month, year, and the number of work hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We also suggest that you preview the vacancy questions, and confirm that your resume supports your question responses.

- 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.

The following documents are required if applicable:

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP .

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted.

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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