Sep 13, 2021

Supervisory Investigator- Experienced Level

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the National Security Agency is seeking a dynamic professional with the leadership skills necessary to direct investigative staff within the Investigations division. As the Deputy Assistant Inspector General of Investigations, this individual will report to the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations and be responsible for overseeing and conducting investigations involving allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and employee misconduct. Description of the Position The Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations will perform the duties of a supervisory investigator and be responsible for the day-to-day management of a professional staff (8-10 investigators) conducting investigations into allegations of fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement; misuse of Government property or funds; improper procurement practices; contract fraud; and other violations of law, directives or policies. Some investigations are conducted in conjunction with Federal law enforcement entities. The incumbent's duties will be to: - Maintain the travel, training and equipment budget for the Investigations division. - Serve as the Investigations division training officer, assess training needs of investigative personnel to ensure training requirements are met to maintain licenses and certifications, and schedule training within the office's budget constraints. - Develop and implement investigative programs, procedures and processes. - Complete several reporting requirements, to include the Semi-Annual Report to Congress, and the President's Data Call. - Guide and direct team members to ensure successful and timely completion of complex and comprehensive investigations in accordance with Investigative Standards and practices. - Evaluate work performance of subordinates. - Consult with the NSA IG Counsel on matters involving interpretation of possible violations of laws, rules, or directives. - Read, write and edit investigative processes, procedures, and reports to ensure they are clear and concise, coordinate priorities, and provide subject matter expertise. - Perform the duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations in his absence.

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. The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is the exclusive NSA component responsible for providing legal services to all NSA elements. The Office of General Counsel protect NSA's interests concerning the legal and regulatory authorities, requirements, entitlements, obligations and oversight requirements under which the Agency operate.

Salary Range: $122,530 - $159,286 (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. Salary Range: $144,128- $172,500 (Expert) *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 9 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 7 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 5 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 13 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 11 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in a behavioral science field (e.g., Criminology, Law, Law Enforcement, Psychology, Psychobiology, and Cognitive Science) 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.

Strong management and mentoring skills are essential. Experience in initiating and conducting complex investigations utilizing investigative techniques and procedures is required. Candidates should have experience investigating allegations of procurement and contract fraud. A Bachelor's degree is highly desirable. The selectee must possess the requisite skills to fulfill investigative responsibilities. Qualifications may include: - Experience and professional knowledge of investigative standards, methods, practices and techniques to independently plan and conduct complex investigations. - Skill and experience in supervising and managing a group of professional investigative personnel in the conduct and support of investigations and related activities. - Experience and ability to identify, evaluate and interpret relevant laws, policies, procedures, frameworks and guidance to be applied in developing and conducting investigations. - Experience in presenting facts, conclusions and recommendations concisely, accurately, and clearly in written format to prepare clear and persuasive written investigative reports and other documents. - Experience in preparing cases for litigation, presenting facts to the U.S. Attorneys and assisting them in preparation for trial or hearing. - Exceptional oral and written skills. - Exceptional problem solving skills (issue identification, problem structuring, evidence analysis, and development of accurate and supportable conclusions.)

This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.