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Inspector General Criminal Investigator

Inspector General Criminal Investigators conduct investigations into allegations of fraud, waste, abuse and wrongdoing involving CIA's personnel, programs, and operations worldwide.

  • Full time
  • Starting salary: $87,198 - $134,798
  • Bachelor’s degree

About the Job

As an Inspector General Criminal Investigator for CIA, you will conduct investigations into allegations of fraud, waste, abuse and wrongdoing involving CIA’s personnel, programs, and operations worldwide.

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is a statutorily independent component of CIA. You will work independently or as a member of a team conducting interviews, taking sworn statements, administering oaths, gathering evidence, analyzing records and data, preparing reports, and providing testimony in criminal justice and administrative proceedings. You will frequently interact with all levels of CIA employees and contractors and with other law enforcement agencies, Inspectors General, and the Department of Justice. Some travel may be required for official duties.

OIG Criminal Investigators carry a special position of trust and you will be expected to conduct yourself and your investigations in accordance with standards set forth in the Attorney General Guidelines, the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, and CIA.

Position duties are similar to the 1811 (Criminal Investigator) job series position as defined by Office of Personnel Management. This position qualifies as a primary law enforcement position under both the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS). Qualified individuals will be eligible to receive or continue Federal law enforcement retirement provisions in either the CSRS or FERS Retirement Systems and are subject to the mandatory retirement provisions once reaching age 57 with at least 20 years of service as a law enforcement officer. CIA OIG does not currently offer Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP); however, opportunities for earning Overtime Pay may be available.

Who You’ll Work With

At the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), we recognize our Nation’s strength comes from the diversity of its people. People from a broad range of backgrounds and viewpoints work at CIA, and our diverse teams are the reason we can keep our country safe.

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What You’ll Get

Our benefits support every aspect of a working professional’s life, including health and wellness, time off, family, finances, and continuing education. Our programs include highly sought-after government health benefits, flexible schedules, sick leave, and childcare. In some cases, we also offer sign-on incentives and cover moving expenses if you relocate.

As a CIA employee, you’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing your work is part of something bigger than yourself. Our work is driven by one mission: to keep our Nation safe. Every day is an opportunity to enhance U.S. national security.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • At least three (3) years of Federal investigative experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a broad cross-section of society, sometimes under stressful conditions
  • Ability to analyze facts
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Applicants must be a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s (FLETC) Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) or other federal equivalent or agree to attend and successfully complete CITP. CITP is a physically demanding and academically rigorous twelve (12) week training program conducted at FLETC’s facility in Glynco, GA. Applicants requiring CITP should familiarize themselves with the program’s standards and requirements.
  • The maximum entry age for this position is 37 years of age at time of acceptance of employment, unless the applicant has prior Federal service in a covered law enforcement position (e.g. 1811 job series).
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

Desired Qualifications

  • Background in the Intelligence Community
  • Background in the Federal Inspector General community
  • Experience in the following:
    • Investigating procurement fraud
    • Finance, accounting, or contracting
    • Computer or digital forensics, or investigations
    • Counterintelligence investigations

What You’ll Need to Apply

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • Documentation of completion or certificate of graduation for CITP, FBI Academy, DEA Academy, U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Program, or other Federal equivalent criminal investigations training program