Nov 20, 2020

Investigator- Mid to Experienced Level

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has an opening for an Investigator working in the OIG, Office of Investigations. The selectee will be responsible for conducting investigations involving allegations of violations of laws, rules, and regulations; mismanagement; gross waste of funds; abuse of authority; and substantial and specific dangers to public health and safety. The selectee will be required to document investigative results in reports of investigation (ROIs). The selectee may also be tasked to conduct investigations involving misuse of Government Resources and Information Systems. Due to the sensitive nature of OIG work, the position requires the highest standards in official and personal conduct. The selectee will plan, conduct, and produce reports on investigations and audits. They will be responsible for researching applicable authorities, policies, and procedures, interviewing witnesses and collecting relevant documents and other evidence. The selectee will analyze data and report on investigative procedures, findings, and conclusions.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) defines the oversight authority, responsibilities, and guidance regarding activities of the OIG at NSA and conducts oversight of the NSA mission. Within the OIG, the Audit branch performs independent audits and related reviews of Agency programs and operations in accordance with government auditing standards, designed to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards and to improve the Agency's efficiency and effectiveness.

Salary Range: $72,030-$112,240 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in a related field (e.g., Criminology, Law, Law Enforcement, Psychology, Psychobiology, Cognitive Science, or Journalism) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must include working as an investigator (e.g., law enforcement, inspector general, security, or fraud), grievance examiner, reporter, analyst, compliance officer, in positions dealing with law, in positions performing EEO functions (analysis, training, program management, case management, and policy development, etc.), or in an oversight organization (Office of General Counsel, intelligence oversight). Other relevant experiences involve analysis, interviewing, and report writing. Salary Range: $102,663- $157,709 (Senior) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in a related field (e.g., Criminology, Law, Law Enforcement, Psychology, Psychobiology, Cognitive Science, or Journalism) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must include working as an investigator (e.g., law enforcement, inspector general, security, or fraud), grievance examiner, reporter, analyst, compliance officer, in positions dealing with law, in positions performing EEO functions (analysis, training, program management, case management, and policy development, etc.), or in an oversight organization (Office of General Counsel, intelligence oversight). Other relevant experiences involve analysis, interviewing, and report writing.

- Confer with/educate clients, customers, or stakeholders on legal or policy issues. - Conduct interviews within the context of an inspection, audit, or investigation. - Gather evidence or information related to on-going audits, inspections, and investigations. - Perform audits, inspections, and investigations in accordance with government regulations and make appropriate recommendations for improvement. - Report results and findings from assessments, investigations, and evaluations to appropriate parties. - Respond to and investigate incidents. - Perform quality control of work product(s) before production or distribution.

This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. Additional hours may be necessary.