Criminal Investigator - Miami
Federal Reserve System--Board Of Governors

Miami, Florida
No longer open

Permanent - Full Time

  • Posting Dates
    Open: March 11, 2016 ()
    Close: June 1, 2016 ()
  • Position Properties
    Criminal Investigation
    Internal Job Number: 10952
  • Organization Details
    Federal Reserve System--Board Of Governors
  • Salary Information
    $80,800.00 - $147,800.00 Per Year
    5% below average

    Pay Band: FR-1811-25/26
  • Who Can Apply?
    United States Citizens
Position Summary

The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. It was founded by Congress in 1913 to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system.

Assists in planning and conducting complex criminal, civil, or administrative cases involving alleged or suspected violations of federal statutes or regulations relating to matters under the jurisdiction of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Independently leads less complex investigations. Assists in activities designed to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse in Board and CFPB programs and activities, such as providing educational briefings to Board and CFPB staff.


FR-25 Bachelor's Degree and 3 yrs. Specific Experience

FR-26 Bachelor's Degree and 5 yrs. Specific Experience


All applicants must meet the qualifications by the closing date of the announcement Wednesday, June 01, 2016.

Experience and Interview

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Up to 50%
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizen
  • OPEN UNTIL FILLED or thru June 1, 2016

At the FR-25 grade, bachelor's degree or higher in law enforcement, business administration, accounting, or similar area, or equivalent experience, and three or more years of progressive specialized investigative experience obtained in an OIG or similar program where investigations include complex cases of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement; experience in a professional staff position in an OIG; and/or relevant experience in finance, accounting, economics, or banking.

At the FR-26 grade, five or more years of progressive specialized experience is required. Practical knowledge of investigative principles, techniques, methods, and procedures, including methods of interviewing and interrogating suspects and witnesses, locating and assembling documentary evidence, and reconstructing accounts and records in the absence of an established information or audit trail. Ability to obtain information and develop evidence by observation, interview, and examination or records and data. Able to gain the confidence and cooperation of others by exercising a high degree of tact, diplomacy, resourcefulness, and judgment. Ability to handle unusual demands and situations, make quick decisions, and adapt prescribed procedures to a new situation.

In addition, at the FR-26 grade, knowledge of information technology and its application to investigation procedures and methods. Ability to guide, direct, control, mentor, and train less experienced staff assigned to investigative projects, so they may handle the demands of their assignments.


FR-25 grade must be able to (1) manage a criminal investigative caseload, particularly "white collar" crimes, that may entail investigative matters ranging from the routine to complex and technical issues that require planning and coordination with other investigative and audit units, and devising and improvising ways and means of accomplishing goals efficiently and expeditiously; (2) develop and maintain effective work relations; (3) report facts clearly, accurately, logically, and objectively in both concise, well-structured, written form and oral discussions; and (4) coordinate multiple phases of an investigation or separate investigations being conducted simultaneously. In addition to FR-25 requirements, FR-26 grade must have the ability to assist in guiding, directing, controlling, mentoring, and training subordinate criminal investigators, so they may handle the demands of their assignments.

Both the FR-25 and FR-26 grade appointment to the position will be conditioned upon a medical examination, and upon entry into the position, incumbents will be required to demonstrate medical and physical qualifications on a regular and recurring basis to determine fitness for duty. Must have completed or be able to complete the Criminal Investigator Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center or have successfully completed other comparable training. Must be qualified or able to qualify to use firearms and intermediate weapons and continue to meet periodic firearms qualification standards. Continuing employment is conditioned upon ability to employ defensive tactics to control an adversary while participating in the conduct of an arrest or search. Must have or be able to obtain a top secret personnel security clearance and must pass drug testing. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license to operate a motor vehicle. Prefer Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Public Accountant, or other related professional certification.

          Position is located in Miami, FL; relocation funds are not available for this vacancy

Prior experience in successfully prosecuting bank fraud, money laundering, and/or mortgage fraud investigations is highly desirable

Understanding of related software, such as i2, FinCen, IMUS, Lexis-Nexis, NCIC, etc.

          Last two performance evaluations are required for submission

Writing sample may be requested (can include redacted reports of investigations, draft affidavits, and/or memos of interview)

How to Apply

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Search by Agency Announcement Number #10925


Writing Sample

Performance Evaluations

FRB Recruitment
Phone: (202)452-3880
Email: FRB-RECRUITING@FRB.GOV Agency Information:

Only the most highly qualified applicants will be notified for an interview.

Control Number: 432420900
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