Supervisory Criminal Investigator (Special Agent in Charge)

Washington, D.C
Jan 14, 2022
Jan 16, 2022
Full Time

As the Special Agent in Charge (SAC), OIG, Office of Investigations, you will supervise and direct activities designed to identify, investigate, prosecute, and mitigate fraud, waste, abuse, public corruption, and other criminal and administrative misconduct within USAID, MCC, IAF, and USADF. The SAC is expected to serve as a second-line law enforcement supervisor with duties that include but are not limited to:
  • Supervise three or more branches of criminal investigators, each led by an Assistant SAC, and geographically disbursed around the world conducting complex criminal, civil, and administrative investigations.
  • Coordinate and oversee the investigative efforts of teams comprised of investigators, analysts, program specialists and other federal, state, and local agency personnel.
  • Facilitate the prosecution of OIG investigations through liaison with federal, state, local, and international prosecutorial bodies and other interlocutors.
  • Evaluate investigation results and processes for improvements, trends, and in order to meet regular reporting requirements.
  • Recommend new and innovative approaches to processes, procedures, policies and investigative methods and techniques.
  • Develop liaison and coordination efforts with domestic and foreign investigative offices.
  • Represent the OIG in a variety of high visibility meetings, including with key stakeholders in USAID, MCC, IAF, USADF, and Congress.
  • Edit and approve investigative reports and other written documentation for action officials, Congress, prosecutorial bodies and OIG management.
  • Brief and advise management/leadership, congressional staffers, prosecutors and law enforcement teams on various investigative matters/results.
  • Approve performance plans, standards, and evaluations for special agents and assigned support personnel.
  • Evaluate work performance and manage work assignments.
  • Resolve employees' complaints and grievances and propose disciplinary actions.
  • Advise employees on career development and advancement opportunities.


Conditions of Employment

  • Domestic and overseas travel is required
  • United States citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below) is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • You will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before onboarding with the agency, if after November 22.
  • Medical and Physical Examinations are required.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required.
  • Relocation expenses not authorized on initial appointment.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
  • Must be proficient in the use of assigned firearms/weapons, pass an initial qualification, and must continually qualify in the use of firearms/weapons.
  • Must meet the Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968. Persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are not eligible for this position.


MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: The duties of this position require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free range of motion of fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, and knee joints are required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of this position are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment. Applicants that have no prior series 1811 criminal investigator experience must meet the maximum age for entry into a covered position which is the date immediately preceding the applicant's 37th birthday and must be able to retire at the mandatory age of 57 years with 20 years of service as an 1811 criminal investigator. Hiring exceptions may be made for certain eligible veterans.

To qualify for the GS-15 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 level in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) supervising and coordinating complex and large-scale criminal/civil and administrative investigations requiring the participation of several foreign or domestic agency investigators, (2) evaluating programs and projects that have investigative oversight, (3) advising on course of action/resolution of complex investigative issues.

Your resume and questionnaire responses serve as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year).

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-14).

Selective Placement Factor:
1. Applicants must have experience conducting investigations of Title 18, Civil False Claims Act, and investigations involving contractual remedies, and have prepared referrals for suspension/debarment.

2. Applicant must have satisfactorily completed the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Criminal Investigator Training Program, or any one of the following equivalent programs: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academy or the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Academy (proof of completion must be provided at time of application).


There is no education substitution for this position.

Additional information

Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP): LEAP in the amount of 25% has been approved for this position. However, the biweekly maximum earnings limitation for LEO's in 5 U.S.C. 5547(c) applies.

Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date. This means that you must have served at least 52 weeks at the next grade level (or equivalent) below the grade advertised on this vacancy announcement.

There are limited circumstances in which an exception to the federal workforce vaccination requirement may be obtained. If you are not able to get vaccinated due to a medical condition, you are not able to get vaccinated because you have a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance, you should contact to request an exception from this requirement.

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 30 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework multiple days per pay period in accordance with the terms of the agency's telework policy.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP's) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.

Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.

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