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Inspector General Criminal Investigator

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $79,720 – $123,234
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

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. 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, administering oaths, gathering evidence, analyzing records and data, preparing reports and providing testimony in legal 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.

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 and the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. Position duties are similar to OPM's 1811 (Criminal Investigator) job series position; however, Federal law enforcement retirement and Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) is not currently provided.

Enterprise Functions at the CIA - Office of the Inspector General

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is part of 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 defer fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement. Learn more about the Office of the Inspector General.

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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • At least three (3) years of federal and/or counterintelligence 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 domestically and internationally as needed
  • Graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's (FLETC) Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) or other federal equivalent, or ability 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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Background in the Intelligence Community
  • Experience in the following:
    • Investigative procurement fraud
    • Finance, accounting or contracting
    • Computer or digital forensics, or investigations

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

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees

ALL POSITIONS REQUIRE RELOCATION TO THE WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN AREA.

All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

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

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

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An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.


Posted: Apr 20, 2016 12:22 PM
Last Updated: Aug 29, 2017 01:24 PM

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