Criminal Investigator

New York, NY
Federal Reserve System
Salary: $63,000-$114,000 per year

The Criminal Investigator assists in planning and conducting criminal, civil, or administrative cases involving alleged or suspected violations of federal law or applicable policies relating to the programs or operations of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) or the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau). Assists in activities designed to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse in Board and Bureau programs and operations, such as providing educational briefings to Board and Bureau staff. At the FR-24 grade, independently leads less complex investigations.

Closing Date: 11-30-18

$63,000 to $114,000 per year


At the FR-23 grade, bachelor's degree or higher in law enforcement, business administration, accounting, or equivalent experience. Experience in a professional staff position in an OIG and/or relevant experience in finance, accounting, economics, or banking is preferred. 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 is preferred. Ability to obtain information and develop evidence by observation, interview, and examination of 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 adapt prescribed procedures to a new situation. At the FR-24 grade, also one for more years of progressive specialized experience where investigations include complex cases of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement.

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 drivers' license to operate a motor vehicle.

Ability to (1) manage a criminal investigative caseload, particularly "white collar" crimes, that may entail investigative matters ranging from the routine to medium complexity 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) coordinates multiple phases of an investigation or separate investigations being conducted simultaneously. At the FR-24 grade, prefer Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Public Accountant, or other related professional certification.

Bachelor's degree or higher in law enforcement, business administration, accounting, or equivalent experience.