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Investigative Research Specialist
Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP)

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Closed
No longer open

Full-time - Career/Career Conditional

Overview
  • Posting Dates
    Open: April 19, 2016 ()
    Close: May 3, 2016 ()
  • Position Properties
    General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
    Internal Job Number: 16-SIGTAR-60-P
  • Organization Details
    Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP)
    Department Of The Treasury
  • Salary Information
    $92,145.00 - $141,555.00 Per Year
    31% above average

    Pay Band: GS-1801-13/14
  • Who Can Apply?
    U.S. citizens ; no prior Federal experience is required. This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 16-SIGTAR-59 . Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.
Position Summary

The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) was established at the Department of the Treasury under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. The mission of SIGTARP is to conduct, supervise, and coordinate audits and investigations of the purchase, management, and sale of assets by the Secretary under the TARP. We are looking for people to join our team as we take on our responsibility to oversee this historic program and its participants. The incumbent of this position serves as a senior level Investigative Specialist for the Investigations Division of the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP). The division is responsible for conducting extremely sensitive, complex and often time-critical investigations of allegations of civil and criminal violations, and internal and external misconduct involving the Troubled Asset Relief program (TARP).

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Analyzing financial transactions concerning violations of criminal misconduct/infractions concerning the financial industry.
  • Conducting preliminary interviews and/or meetings with complainants or other potential sources of information to develop predication for further investigative action.
Specialized experience: For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Reviewing financial records or examination reports to identify Bank, Securities and Mortgage Fraud, Bribery, Public Corruption, Obstruction, and other serious violations of criminal law and public ethics;
  • Conducting preliminary interviews and/or meetings with complainants or other potential sources of information to develop predication for further investigative action.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement:
For the GS-14, you must have been at the GS-13level for 52 weeks.
For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks.
The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14 . If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position. As an Investigative Research Specialist, you will:

  • Confer with and assist U.S. Attorneys in preparing information and evidence for trials on complex and sensitive cases and serve Grand Jury subpoenas when directed by the courts.
  • Review incoming allegations for investigative merit of delicate and sensitive investigations, identify the issues to be investigated and the policy and/or operating procedures that are applicable, and recommend appropriate disposition.
  • Question high level and publicly known or sensitive subjects and third party witnesses (formally and informally) and secure evidence from other outside sources to determine nature and extent of violation.
  • Testify as a government witness before Grand Juries and in the courts in criminal cases, and at administrative hearings in non-criminal cases. The incumbent is normally considered an expert in certain areas for testimonial purposes.
Benefits
BENEFITS

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- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- Student loan repayment may be offered.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
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