Criminal Investigator

Office of Personnel Management - Other Agencies and Independent Organizations

Basic Qualifications: The date immediately preceding an individual’s 37th birthday is the maximum entry age for original appointment to a position with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) as a law enforcement officer. PLEASE NOTE: a) This requirement does not apply to persons eligible for veterans preference; b) An individual who is 37 years of age or older may be re-employed as a Federal law enforcement officer in the OIG if the individual has had prior coverage under the special Federal law enforcement retirement plan; c) An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, must be submitted which shows your current grade and competitive civil service status (if you have been or are a Federal employee). If you are 37 years of age or older and have been previously covered under the special law enforcement retirement plan, please submit an SF-50 which reflects this coverage in addition to your current SF-50. For the GS 12: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade GS-11 or pay band in the federal service or equivalent in the private or public sector which includes: 1) collecting and evaluating evidence for assigned investigations related to contracting/procurement fraud, and employee misconduct investigations; 2) interviewing witnesses to obtain additional information related to assigned investigations; 3) preparing reports about investigative results. Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
As a Criminal Investigator at the GS-1811-12, you will be part of Ofc of the Inspector General, Office of Personnel Management. If selected, you will be responsible for conducting investigations to identify and eliminate fraud and other forms of criminal or improper activity directed against OPM programs.