Special Agent (Criminal Investigator)-U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of the Inspector General (MD)

Date Posted: August 15, 2023

Employer: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of the Inspector General


As a Criminal Investigator for the Office of the Inspector General, you will serve under the direction of the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations. You will be responsible for performing such investigations and event inquiries to ensure the integrity of operations of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB). You will be responsible for:

1) investigating of possible violations of criminal laws or regulations and other irregularities in the administration of NRC and DNFSB programs and activities.
2) supporting highly sensitive and highly complex investigative technical matters in legal, engineering or scientific areas.
3) serving as liaison with other key law enforcement and investigative personnel in other departments and agencies.
4) identifying, collecting, examining, and preserving evidence using controlled and documented analytical and investigative techniques.
5) analyzing and summarizing those investigations as they relate to the jurisdiction of the NRC by undertaking and documenting these investigations in accordance with professional standards.
6) handling, reviewing, accessing, and/or protecting classified, sensitive, or other information that, if not protected, could potentially cause exceptionally grave damage to national security.

In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. In addition, Investigators must have experience conducting criminal investigations in one or more of the following areas:

Whistleblower Retaliation Investigations
Misconduct Investigations
Physical Science
White Collar - Financial Crimes

Specialized experience is experience and training that equipped you with the ability to conduct investigations and/or inspections of allegations to determine violations of laws, regulations, and/or procedures. Specialized experience also includes the ability to prepare concise and accurate reports of investigations, inspections, and/or allegations.

The ideal candidate should possess the following:

Thorough and broad knowledge of Federal criminal laws and investigative techniques and procedures in order to conduct professional investigations of violations of those laws or irregularities within the jurisdiction of the NRC OIG.

Demonstrated experience in the collection, preparation, documentation, analysis and preservation of physical and documentary evidence.

Demonstrated experience in conducting complex investigations and preparing concise and accurate written summaries and reports and analysis of investigations in line with good investigative report writing techniques.

Demonstrated knowledge of applicable administrative policies, practices and procedures within the Federal Government and the NRC.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with NRC personnel, private industry, law enforcement personnel, Congressional personnel, and other personnel.
Demonstrated ability to prepare written investigative summaries and reports that are accurate, understandable, thorough, clear, and objective.

Candidates are subject to the maximum age of original entry into law enforcement positions with this agency, which is 37, unless they have previous service in a Federal civilian law enforcement position covered by special law enforcement retirement provisions or are a preference-eligible veteran.
If selected for this position, you will be required to carry and use a firearm. Maintaining firearm proficiency is mandatory.

You must also successfully complete a pre-employment medical evaluation.

Candidates must have successfully completed the Criminal Investigator Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, GA, as well as other courses as prescribed by the OIG to comply with the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency requirements, unless exempt or waived by the NRC OIG based on previous successful completion of such training. This technical training must be successfully completed according to the standards of the agency. Failure to do so will be grounds for mandatory removal from the position. Such failure will result in separation by appropriate procedures.

***Like all positions within the OIG, this is a hybrid-telework position, combining virtual work with in-person work. The in-person component involves attendance at the OIG office, located within the NRC Headquarters building (free garage parking), at least three days per week, that is, at least six days per two week pay period, subject to revision by the Inspector General. There is flexibility as to which in-person days are chosen. The person selected for this position will be required to relocate to the Washington, DC metropolitan area within 120 days after accepting the position if residing more than 50 miles from NRC headquarters.***

For more information, please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/742875900

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