16523 - Investigator - GS-15 (Blacksburg)


: $79,590.00 - $154,030.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Financial Services - Insurance

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Position Information
This is an opportunity for:

  • An internal or external candidate to fill a GS-15 cadre position.
  • A Federal Government employee to serve on a two-year reimbursable detail assignment in the ODNI. The detail assignment may be extended an additional year if all parties agree.
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    Component Mission

    The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) was established within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) by the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. The ICIG has the authority to initiate and conduct independent audits, inspections, investigations, and reviews of programs and activities within the responsibility and authority of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). The ICIG's principal organizational divisions are Audit, Investigations, Inspections and Evaluations, and Management and Administration. The ICIG also operates a Center for Protected Disclosures.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)

    - Oversee, lead, plan, and conduct inquiries into possible violations of laws, rules and regulations, mismanagement, fraud, gross waste of funds, and abuse of authority within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and outside the ODNI if the violation relates to the Intelligence Community (IC) at-large and falls within the Director of National Intelligence's (DNI) authorities and responsibilities.

    - Provide leadership and oversight in the development and implementation of investigative plans for the most complex investigations and projects by framing the allegation(s), determining elements of proof, and identifying investigative tasks.

    - Oversee the development and implementation of strategies for gathering and analyzing information and/or evidence, to include interviewing key individuals, administering warnings, oaths, or affirmations, collecting and analyzing high volumes of information, maintaining the chain of custody for evidence, and drafting and serving subpoenas.

    - Provide oversight and leadership in planning and implement initiatives to identify and make recommendations to ODNI and IC senior leaders regarding actions they should take to address violations of law, regulations, and other serious problems, abuses, or deficiencies.

    - Lead, plan, prepare, and present written documents that include reports of investigation and memoranda to management, and also lead, develop, and present oral briefings for senior leaders regarding findings and the status of complex or sensitive investigations.

    - Lead, guide, and assess the progress of corrective measures taken by senior ODNI and IC leadership, and provide expert advice and innovative solutions to senior officials regarding the implementation of recommendations.

    - Provide senior ODNI and IC leadership with expert advice and counsel on the development of ODNI policies that are designed to prevent and detect violations of laws, rules and regulations and fraud and abuse.

    - Oversee and guide the development and presentation of briefings that keep the DNI fully informed of fraud and other serious problems, abuses, and deficiencies relating to the administration of ODNI's programs.

    - Oversee, lead, plan, and conduct investigations of complaints and other information indicating possible abuse of civil liberties and privacy in the administration of ODNI's programs and operations, as referred by the Civil Liberties Protection Officer.

    - Oversee and lead joint investigations with the Department of Justice and other Federal agencies regarding alleged violations of criminal law involving ODNI programs, operations or employees, in coordination with ODNI's Office of the General Counsel.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions of Employment

    Desired Requirements

    - Experience in and/or working knowledge of unauthorized disclosure investigations.

    - Five years' experience serving as an IG Investigator, or as an Investigator with another federal law enforcement agency, and/or eight years relevant professional experience required.

    - The ICIG is especially interested in candidates possessing skills and experience investigating matters related to the following areas of expertise:

  • Cyber Crimes
  • National Security
  • Counterintelligence
  • Unauthorized Disclosures
  • Procurement and Contract Fraud
  • Insider Threat
  • Complex Financial Crimes
  • Qualifications

    Mandatory and Educational Requirements

    - Expert knowledge of and experience in the ODNI, Intelligence Community, and OIG mission and responsibilities.

    - Superior ability to lead an investigative team, develop investigation plans, conduct highly complex investigation projects, and write reports to substantiate findings.

    - Superior ability to exercise sound judgment and form objective conclusions/recommendations based on empirical facts, evidence, and other pertinent information.

    - Superior analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to think strategically, identify needs and requirements, and develop recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative data.

    - Superior ability to examine information, identify problems, uncover root causes, develop findings and leads, and make cogent, actionable recommendations.

    - Superior interpersonal and negotiation skills, including ability to interview, elicit information via purposeful conversations, negotiate, brief senior officials, and work effectively, independently, and in a team or collaborative environment.

    - Superior oral and written communication skills and superior ability to produce clear and logical reports.



    Additional information

    Who May Apply

    Current GS employees in the grades of GS-13 thru GS-15 may apply.
    Former members of the Peace Corps may be considered for ODNI employment only if five full years have elapsed since separation from the Peace Corps.

  • For a cadre assignment: Current ODNI permanent cadre. Current ODNI Staff Reserve Employees. (A staff reserve employee who currently occupies this position may not apply.) Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees in the grades of GS-13 thru GS-15 may apply.) Candidates outside the Federal Government.
  • For a detailee assignment: Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees in the grades of GS-13 thru GS-15 may apply.)
  • Salary Determination
  • The ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected ODNI candidate or other Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the position at the employee's current GS grade and salary.
  • For a selected non-Federal Government candidate, salary will be established within the salary range listed above, based on education and experience.
  • A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current grade and salary.
  • The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office Representative by classified email at ...@cia.ic.gov and ...@cia.ic.gov, by unclassified email at ...@dni.gov, by telephone at 703-###-#### or by FAX at 703-###-#### . Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION BELOW. Read more

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the vacancy announcement, particularly the MDRs, and construct their resume to highlight their most significant experience and qualifications relevant to this job opportunity.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required


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    Required Documents


    Your application MUST be received by midnight on the closing date of this announcement. Applications received after the closing date will NOT be eligible for consideration.

    To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call 301-###-####.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

    Associated topics: auto, casualty, claim, claim adjuster, claim examiner, claimant, damage, insurance examiner, insurance investigator, liability adjuster * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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