Investigator

U.S. Federal Government - Reston, VA4.3

30+ days ago
Duties
Summary
Position Information

This is an opportunity for:
An internal or external candidate to fill a GS-14 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.

Responsibilities
Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)

Initiate, 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.
Plan and guide 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.
Plan, develop, and implement 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.
Plan 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.
Plan, develop, and present written documents that include reports of investigation and memoranda to management, and also develop and present oral briefings for senior leaders regarding findings and the status of complex or sensitive investigations.
Monitor and assess the progress of corrective measures taken by senior ODNI and IC leadership, and provide substantive advice and innovative solutions to senior officials regarding the implementation of recommendations.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Job family (Series)
1811 Criminal Investigation

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs) (continued.....)

Provide senior ODNI and IC leadership with 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.
Develop and present briefings that keep the DNI fully informed of fraud and other serious problems, abuses, and deficiencies relating to the administration of ODNI's programs.
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.
Assist and cooperate with the Department of Justice and other Federal agencies in investigating alleged violations of criminal law involving ODNI programs, operations or employees, in coordination with ODNI's Office of the General Counsel.
Desired Requirements
Experience: Four years' experience serving as an IG Investigator, and/or eight years relevant professional experience required.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in any relevant discipline.
Certifications/Licenses: Depending upon assignment, may require Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) Certification
Qualifications
Mandatory and Educational Requirements
Extensive knowledge of and experience in the ODNI, Intelligence Community, and OIG mission and responsibilities.
Demonstrated ability to lead an investigative team, develop investigation plans, conduct highly complex investigation projects, and write reports to substantiate findings.
Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and form objective conclusions/recommendations based on empirical facts, evidence, and other pertinent information.
Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to think strategically, identify needs and requirements, and develop recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative data.
Demonstrated ability to examine information, identify problems, uncover root causes, develop findings and leads, and make cogent, actionable recommendations.
Demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills, including ability to interview, negotiate, brief senior officials, and work effectively, independently, and in a team or collaborative environment.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to produce clear and logical reports.
Education
N/A

Additional information
Who May Apply

Current GS employees at the same grade or up to two grades lower than the advertised position grade 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 at the same grade or up to two grades lower than the advertised position grade may apply.)
Candidates outside the Federal Government.

For a detailee assignment:
Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade or up to two grades lower than the advertised position grade 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.

Other Information

The ODNI offers a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities for ODNI cadre.
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Life Insurance: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long-Term Care Insurance: http://www.ltcfeds.com
Federal Employees Retirement SYSTEM (FERS) (new employees automatically covered): http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp if you are transferring from another agency and covered by the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), you may continue in that system.
Annual and Sick Leave: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Flexible Spending Accounts for Health Care and Dependent Care: http://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Paid Federal Holidays
Alternative Work Schedules
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 DNI_COO_TM_EEOD_RA_WMA@cia.ic.gov by unclassified email at DNI-EEOD_WMA@cia.ic.gov by telephone at 301-243-0704 or by FAX at 301-243-1200. 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 EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION ABOVE.

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

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the position description and requirements, and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. The description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the work performed. The best qualified applicants will be further evaluated through an interview process.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Top Secret/SCI

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Required Documents

Current Federal Employees Applying for a Detail Assignment:
Applicants from federal agencies within the Intelligence Community (IC) may be considered for this position as a reimbursable detailee, if endorsed by the employing agency. Applicants must have current TS/SCI clearances with polygraph or have the ability to obtain one. The ODNI does not conduct polygraphs or provide security clearances for detailees. Applicants from within the IC must submit an application through the classified IC Joint Duty Program website .

Applicants from federal agencies outside the IC must provide:
WRITTEN ENDORSEMENT from the employing agency concurring with the detail.
RESUME: 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.
PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS: Applicants are required to provide their two most recent performance evaluations. A justification is required if the applicant is unable to provide the two most recent evaluations.
VACANCY NUMBER: Reference the vacancy number in the subject line of the email and on each document submitted.
CURRENT SF-50: Federal Government employees must provide an SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" to verify current federal status, position, title, grade, and organization of record.
COVER LETTER: Applicants must submit a cover letter as a supplement to the resume to elaborate on their qualifications and previous work performed.
WHERE TO SUBMIT: Applications should be sent to either DNI-MSD-HR-RR-Team_B_WMA@dni.ic.gov (classified email system) or Recruitment_TeamB@dni.gov (unclassified email system). Applicants submitting via JWICS are requested to submit their materials to both joswida@dni.ic.gov (Daniel J.), mitchsl@cia.ic.gov (Stephanie M.) and davijao@dni.ic.gov (Jacqueline D.) in lieu of the group address above. All attachments should be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.

Applications submitted through the classified email system should NOT contain classified information above the TS//SI/TK//NOFORN level.
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.

Benefits

Benefits
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.