Investigator (Whistleblower Reprisal)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Dec 02, 2021
Closes
Dec 04, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Conduct on-site investigations of allegations of whistleblower reprisal and restriction.
  • Interview complainants using complaint intake procedures, take sworn, recorded testimony, and collect documentary evidence.
  • Develop investigative plans for all investigations including coordinating travel arrangements and notifying appropriate officials.
  • Analyze evidence and findings of facts, draws conclusions based on causation, laws, rules and regulations and/or policy.
  • Draft written reports, present analyses, findings, conclusions and all recommendations.
  • Conduct close-out briefings as appropriate.
  • Monitor and/or lead others in the monitoring of the status of reprisal investigations; identifies any systematic patterns or trends.
  • Track and provide follow-up inquiries concerning corrective actions from investigative findings by the Military Departments or Defense Agencies; ensures corrective actions are documented in case files.
  • Lead a team of investigators; assigning and reallocating duties, mentoring, reviewing and approving other investigators' work, when required.
  • Perform oversight reviews of investigation reports, dispositive documents for whistleblower reprisal and restriction allegations.
  • Prepare written analyses of investigations that are in compliance with investigative policies and procedures.
  • Provide technical support/assistance to Military or Defense Agency Inspectors General regarding reprisal investigations.
  • Identify any systematic patterns or trends concerning whistleblower reprisal and restriction allegations.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Pursuant to the Executive Order on Requiring COVID 19 Vaccination for Federal Employees, new DoD civilian employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 prior to entry on duty, subject to such exceptions as required by law.
  • More details regarding vaccine requirements can be found at https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/. Selected candidates will receive further information during the job offer process.
  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Position has been designated as Critical-Sensitive. Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with DoD OIG.
  • Current DoD civilian employees are not required to submit to drug testing if moving from one Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another with no break in service, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
  • If you have not previously completed a probationary period with the Federal government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period.
  • Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.
  • All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Applicants who have held a non-temporary General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the time-in-grade restriction.
  • Recruitment Incentive MAY be authorized at the discretion of the Hiring Official.
  • Relocation allowance WILL NOT be authorized.
  • The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.


Qualifications

Applicants must demonstrate that they meet Time-In Grade requirements as well as Specialized Experience as noted below.

For entry at the GS-14 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-13 or equivalent or higher grade in the Federal Service.

Specialized Experience: Must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level: Specialized Experience is defined as: planning and conducting all aspects of reprisal investigations, to include preparing investigative plans, interviewing witnesses, and collecting and analyzing evidence. Applicants must have demonstrated experience in the following areas: (1) leading a team of investigators and providing guidance to members of the team with regard to investigative planning, execution, and report/writing; (2) prioritizing investigative workloads and staying abreast of the status of cases assigned to the team; (3) mentoring other investigators by providing orientation, instruction/assistance in interviewing techniques and report writing, determining issues to be investigated, and assuring that IG procedures are followed;(4) researching and applying federal whistleblower protection statutes; and (5) analyzing and reviewing evidence, collecting relevant from interviews, statements, and reports;

You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp.

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) is qualifying. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience.

Qualification and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Applicants who have held a non-temporary General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the time-in-grade restriction.

Education

There is no substitution of education for qualifying experience at the GS-14 grade level.

Additional information

  • If you have not previously completed a probationary period with the Federal government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period.
  • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the initial issue date of the referral list.
  • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
  • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
  • Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives MAY be authorized by the hiring official. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here .
  • For more information on veterans' preference click here .
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Priority Consideration: Applicants must be well-qualified, which is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. For more information on ICTAP, click here . If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are NOT ICTAP eligible.
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.
  • Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the DOD Priority Placement Program.
  • Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only.
  • Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates who currently occupy a formal training program position will be entitled to exercise their priority preference.
  • You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility
  • 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 .
  • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the initial issue date of the referral list.


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