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Inspector General Criminal Investigator

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At a Glance

  • Full time

  • Washington, DC metro area

  • Starting salary: $45,972 - $126,062* *Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level.

  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible)

As an Inspector General Criminal Investigator for the CIA, you will conduct investigations into allegations of fraud, waste, abuse and wrongdoing involving the CIA's personnel, programs, and operations worldwide. These may include alleged violations of Federal criminal statutes, as well as regulatory or administrative issues.

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, as well as 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.

Enterprise Functions at the CIA - Office of the Inspector General

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is part of the CIA's Enterprise Functions, which provides governance and oversight to the business of intelligence effort across the Agency at Headquarters and in locations worldwide. OIG is an independent office of the CIA that promotes economy, efficiency, effectiveness and accountability in the management of CIA activities by performing independent audits, inspections, investigations, and reviews of CIA programs and operations. Additionally, OIG seeks to detect and deter fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement. Learn more about the Office of Inspector General.

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Life at CIA

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We're on the forefront of world-altering events – as they happen. So working here isn't just a job, it's a mindset and a lifestyle.

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • GPA of at least 3.0 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).
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
All applicants must successfully complete:
  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

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DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process.

Important application instructions for this position:

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):

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

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Posted: Aug 06, 2018 02:34 PM
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2019 07:17 AM

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