The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is committed to detecting and preventing fraud, waste, and abuse within the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In addition to providing oversight of USAID, the OIG provides oversight of the U. S. African Development Foundation (USADF), the Inter-American Foundation (IAF), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and has statutory authorization to conduct reviews and inspections for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).
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The incumbents will be assigned as Investigative Analysts for one of three divisions in Washington, DC: Operational Support (Headquarters), Africa/Europe/Latin America and the Caribbean, or Middle East and Asia.
At the full performance level you will:
- Draft policies for the Office of Investigations, evaluate complex investigative data and prepare complex reports.
- Perform complex statistical analysis and trends forecasting for OIG/I cases (e.g., examines past and present fraud incidents in each country receiving USAID and MCC assistance), and use statistical methods to project future probability for fraud incidents within the USAID and MCC country programs.
- Analyze and evaluate all available criminal investigative information collected. Prepare reports and oral briefings and establish procedures for issues that do not appear to be able to be resolved by applying generally accepted criminal investigative methods.
- Consolidate and evaluate incoming criminal investigative data and information, ensuring that the necessary follow-up actions have been initiated. Request collection of additional data to fill gaps and disseminates action items to the responsible special agent.
- Perform complex computer-based analysis of data for criminal, civil and administrative cases; review, evaluate, recommend, and specify available computer software, peripherals, and network hardware specifically related to investigative analysis and data retrieval. Perform statistical analysis and trends forecasting for OIG/I cases, and use statistical methods to project future probability for fraud incidents within the USAID and/or MCC country programs.
- Support digital forensic examiners within the OIG and Federal law enforcement communities; as requested, review copies of previously processed data sets from seized electronic systems for incriminating information, analyze and refine previously processed data sets using specialized automated tools, and prepares reports of subsequent findings.
25% or less - Position requires travel to domestic and overseas locations.
Job family (Series)
1805 Investigative Analysis
Conditions of Employment
- Domestic and overseas travel is required.
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security SCI Clearance.
- Relocation expenses not authorized on initial appointment.
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You must have one year of specialized experience at the level similar, related, or relevant to the work of this job that has given you particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. Typically we would find this experience in work within this field or a field that is closely related.
Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.
To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-09 grade in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) Compiling/consolidating investigative data for analysis and preparing various investigative reports; (2) supporting investigations related to financial crimes, contract frauds or other criminal activity involving international programs/operations; and (3) practice in one of the following professional fields: International affairs/international development, contracting, economics, finance, accounting, business administration or audit.
GS-11 grade level applicants may also qualify based on education or a combination of specialized experience and education: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, if related. A combination of specialized experience and graduate education may also be qualifying. (see application details)
To qualify for the GS-12 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) Performing computer-based analysis of statistical data for criminal, civil and administrative cases; (2) Performing statistical analysis of criminal/civil/administrative fraud cases; (3) conducting research projects on contract/procurement fraud or other financial crimes impacting international infrastructure programs and (4) practice in one of the following professional fields: International affairs/international development, contracting, economics, finance, accounting, business administration or audit.
To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) Performing complex computer-based analysis of statistical data for criminal, civil and administrative cases; (2) Performing statistical analysis and trend forcasting of criminal/civil/administrative fraud cases on a domestic and international spectrum; (3) developing/conducting research projects on contract/procurement fraud or other financial crimes impacting international infrastructure programs and (4) practice in one of the following professional fields: International affairs/international development, contracting, economics, finance, accounting, business administration or audit.
Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service.
Conditions of employment:
- You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
- Must be available for worldwide travel.
- Applicants must possess a valid U.S. driver's license upon appointment and be able to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret SCI security clearance.
- This position is a Testing Designated Position subject to the applicant testing and random drug testing.
Applicants must be available for and willing to accept assignments throughout the world, including assignments to Washington, D.C. They must also be willing to travel frequently on short notice.
Career Transition Program : This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible, go to: (see application details) . ICTAP/CTAP candidates must be rated well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 88 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.
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Selections are made on the basis of merit without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other non-merit-based factor.
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.
BASIS OF RATING: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100 percent before veteran's preference points are applied (if applicable). You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education and training you report relevant to the duties of this position. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered. The rating will be based on information provided in your resume and answers to the job specific self-assessment questions which shows that you possess the competencies required for this position. The highly qualified candidates are then determined and referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
Selections are made from the highest quality category on the basis of merit without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical disability, age, or political affiliation.
In order for your application to be considered, you must meet all requirements before the closing date of this announcement.
The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure the following competencies that are required for this position:
- Investigative analysis Practices and Techniques
- Case/Project Management
- Planning and Evaluation
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Problem Solving
If applying as a Status applicant, you must provide proof of government service documenting that you have met the time-in-grade requirements.
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