The GSA OIG operates as an autonomous entity within GSA under a presidentially appointed, Senate confirmed Inspector General who supervises a diverse team of over 300 professionals in headquarters' administrative, legal, and operational components and in regional operational offices throughout the country.
The GSA OIG is dedicated to protecting the public interest by bringing about positive changes in the performance, accountability, and integrity of GSA programs and operations. Oversight is provided through auditing, inspections and evaluations, and investigations of GSA extensive procurement, real property, and related programs and operations, which primarily support other federal agencies. OIG oversight components report their findings and recommend courses of action to promote efficiency and economy in the GSA's activities. Last fiscal year, our OIG professionals' efforts resulted in $243 million in criminal, civil, administrative, and other recoveries; over $1.4 billion in GSA management decisions that agreed with GSA OIG audit recommendations; over 40 successful criminal prosecutions; and numerous suspensions and debarments. Applicants are encouraged to review the work and accomplishments of the GSA OIG on our website, (please use the apply button below) .
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The incumbent of this position will serve as a Supervisory Criminal Investigator (ASAC) for our Office of Investigations, Operations Division, at GSA OIG headquarters in Washington, DC. The Operations Division is comprised of investigative analysts who provide nationwide investigative support services to all GSA OIG investigative personnel in 13 field and regional investigative offices. The Operations Division also consists of investigators and special agents who conduct civil, criminal and administrative investigations.
As an ASAC, the incumbent will be tasked with personally performing and/or supervising complex investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse involving GSA programs and operations. These investigations may be criminal, civil, and/or administrative in nature, the incumbent will either personally or through assigned Operation Division personnel work closely with federal, state and local prosecutors to bring criminals to justice, to forfeit funds and property, and to ensure taxpayer dollars are returned to the U.S. Treasury.
The incumbent will also work with Agency officials to ensure administrative matters are addressed in a timely manner. Investigations may involve outside contractors doing business with GSA on matters such as defective pricing, product substitution, substandard products, bribery, collusion, computer fraud, other white collar crimes and internal employee misconduct.
The incumbent may manage OIG investigative programs that include handling the administration and operation of OIG investigations, investigative support functions, prevention activities and liaison responsibilities related to the programs and operations of GSA. As an ASAC, the incumbent will have full statutory law enforcement authority and supervise law enforcement activities including: arrests, execution of search warrants, and serving subpoenas. The incumbent will also carry concealed weapons.
The incumbent will be responsible for personally overseeing highly sensitive investigations and may manage and direct a staff of investigators, special agents and investigative analysts in the accomplishment of all investigative and preventive activities pursuant to federal statutes, GSA Orders, OIG policy and general office procedures. Personally or through subordinate team leaders and assigned Operations Division personnel ensures the timely performance of a satisfactory quantity and quality of work by reviewing, accepting, amending, or rejecting work products.
Likewise, the incumbent will be responsible for ensuring full and proper utilization of staff through the sound use of position management program principles such as:
Carrying out the full range of personnel activities including performance appraisal, recruitment and merit selection, position management, discipline, grievance and training programs.
Consulting with Human Resources as necessary.
Personally or through subordinate team leaders, developing individual development plans for each employee and the annual training plan for the office.
Ensuring the protection, storage, and destruction of all information concerning the subjects of the investigations consistent with the dissemination of policies of Office of Investigations, Freedom of Information Act, and the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended.
Safeguarding investigative reports and ensuring individuals with access to such information are aware of and comply with their responsibilities to properly handle, safeguard, and disseminate sensitive information such as classified or FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY documents; and conducts thorough investigations of violations of the above.
Personally or through senior staff analyzes all preliminary criminal or final investigative reports to ensure compliance with investigative directives, standards, and guidelines; presents oral briefs to U.S. Attorneys and directs subordinates in their compilation and presentation of criminal evidence for subsequent prosecution.
Serving as an expert court witness and testifying before grand juries, courts, or administrative hearings regarding the crime and evidentiary proofs ascertained through investigative efforts; summarizes matters referred to authorities as to prosecutions, convictions and/or the resultant administrative sanctions taken.
Determining when to initiate Inspector General subpoenas and coordinates such with the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General.
50% or less - The position requires frequent travel. Selected applicant must be able to acquire and maintain a government-issued travel charge card.
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Conditions of Employment
Background security investigation required
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
Applicants must apply online via GSAjobs (see How to Apply section)
Medical examination (fitness) and drug testing required.
Required to carry a firearm. Quarterly certification required.
This position is covered by the law enforcement officer retirement provisions, and as such is covered by a mandatory age requirement. There is a maximum entry age of the day before your 37th birthday (except for veteran's preference eligibles) for entry into law enforcement office positions. This position is covered by the special retirement provisions for Federal Law Enforcement Officers [5 U.S.C. 8336 (c) or 5 U.S.C. 8412 (d)] and have a mandatory retirement age of 57. If you are over age 37, you must have been or currently be covered by the special retirement provisions and be able to complete at least 20 years of covered service by age 57.
Per the Lautenberg Amendment, any person who has been convicted of misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition.
Will be required to undergo a pre-employment examination and meet the physical requirements for this position. The duties require moderate to arduous physical exertion. Manual dexterity of fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips and knees is required. Arms, hands, legs and feet must be sufficiently functioning in order to perform the duties satisfactorily. Good vision and hearing are required. Selectee must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the selectee to be a hazard to him/her, or others is disqualifying.
This position is a critical-sensitive national security position. The person selected for this vacancy will be required to undergo a single scope background investigation and the GSA security office must grant you a Top Secret national security clearance. If you are not a GSA/OIG employee, you must pass a preliminary background clearance before we can hire you. Once hired, you must receive and maintain a Top Secret clearance, while employed in this position.
Applicants must demonstrate in their resume and responses to the vacancy questions that they meet the qualification requirements described below. Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position advertised within 30-days of the closing date of the announcement.
Applicants must demonstrate in their resume and responses to the vacancy questions that they meet the basic OPM qualifications as well as qualifications described below. Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position advertised within 30 days of the closing date of the vacancy.
To qualify for this position, an applicant must meet the specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the federal government.
One year of experience at the GS-13 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: leading and/or managing, coordinating and providing technical direction, directly to or through subordinates or team leaders/members, execution of Criminal Investigative and Law Enforcement programs; planning, performing and directing the most extremely complex and sensitive criminal investigations; and demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of federal investigative and law enforcement programs.
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.
NOTE: Merit Promotion candidates must meet time-in-grade restrictions (52 weeks at the next lower grade level based on the work of the position).
There is no education requirement for this position.
BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: None
This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.
Travel and transportation expenses may be authorized for interviews. Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
The position is authorized law enforcement availability pay of an additional 25%. The biweekly maximum earnings limitation for LEO's are in 5 U.S.C. 5547(c) applies to this position.
Conditions of Employment:
If selected for this position, you will be required to:
Attend and graduate from the Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) unless previously completed.
Satisfactorily complete a 1-year probationary period unless previously completed.
Operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle. A valid State driver's license is required.
Applicants for this position must be physically fit, and emotionally and mentally stable. Prior to appointment, the person selected for this position must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician; and submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result before you can be appointed into the position.
Available to work mandatory overtime.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
If you are found qualified for this position, you will receive a numerical rating. Your rating will be based on the quality of your experience as demonstrated in your responses to the vacancy specific questions and substantiated by information in your resume. Your application will be evaluated against an established rating schedule and scored with a numerical rating of 70 to 100. Veteran's preference points are not considered in the evaluation score for Merit Promotion announcements. Merit Promotion candidates who are determined to be best qualified are referred in alphabetical order.
Please note: Your responses to the vacancy questions must be substantiated by the resume submitted.
If a determination is made that in responding to the vacancy questions you have rated yourself higher than is evident in your resume, experience, and/or education, your score may be manually adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist.
CTAP/ICTAP QUALIFICATIONS: Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the GSA's Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be rated well qualified to receive priority selection consideration. You must submit the information outlined in the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement to receive priority consideration. Applicants eligible for either CTAP or ICTAP will be considered well qualified if they earn a minimum score of 85. Further information on CTAP/ICTAP can be viewed at (please use the apply button below)
EEO STATEMENT: ALL APPLICANTS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, AGE (WITH AUTHORIZED EXCEPTIONS) OR ANY OTHER NONMERIT FACTOR.
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Drug test required
Please review the following to determine which documents you must submit in order to complete your application.
A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.
: GSA OIG employees are not required to submit an SF-50.
Current GSA OIG employees must complete the online application and resume.
CTAP Eligible: Submit proof of eligibility including agency notice; SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (or similar agency form); and most recent performance rating.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all documents are legible.
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.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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