Criminal Investigator

US Office of Personnel Management

As a Criminal Investigator you will be part of the Office of Personnel Management, Office of the Inspector General, Office of Investigations. If selected you will be responsible for conducting investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse impacting OPM programs and operations

Closing date: 05/23/2019

Salary:  $53,154 to $110,224 per year

Few vacancies in the following locations:

Laguna Niguel, CA
Washington DC, DC
Jacksonville, FL
Cranberry Township, PA


• Plans and conducts investigations into allegation of criminal, civil, and administrative violations.
• Responsible for a broad understanding of the health insurance industry and practices of claim submissions, claim processing, and claim reimbursement processes.
• Responsible for a broad understanding of retirement benefits programs and the practices of disbursing funds to annuitants.
• Performs analysis of relevant medical claims data and financial transactions to develop an effective investigative strategy and plan.
• Conducts interviews, arrests, searches, and seizures in accordance with the U.S. Constitution, pertinent laws, regulation, directives and court decisions.
• Prepares comprehensive reports of complex investigations that are clear, logical, impartial, comprehensive, and written in a concise manner.
• Advises and/or assists prosecutors/attorneys regarding presenting facts and evidence and/or appearance before a legal proceeding.


Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

Possess uncorrected visual acuity of no worse than 20/100 binocular. Possess corrected visual acuity of 20/20 or better in each eye. (Note: Lasik, ALK, RK, and PRK corrective eye surgeries are acceptable eye surgeries for Special Agent applicants. Applicants will be considered eligible for the Special Agent position provided specific visual tests are passed. The following are waiting periods for visua tests: Lasik-3 months after surgery, PRK-6 months after surgery, and ALK and RK-one year after surgery).

Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 30 decibels (A.S.A. or equivalent I.S.O.) in either ear in the 500, 1000,and 2000 Hz ranges.

Be less than age 37 at the time you receive a conditional offer of employment, unless you have previous service in a Federal Civilian Law Enforcement position covered by special law enforcement or firefighter retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement. Applicants with veteran's preference must receive a conditional offer of employment prior to reaching age 40 to continue in the application process.
Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position. Disclose any prior drug use, attempted use, and/or experimentation.

Carry and use a firearm. Maintaining firearm proficiency is mandatory. You will be ineligible to occupy this position if at any time you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, unless you received a pardon or your conviction was expunged or set aside.

While Training, selectees will be partnered with an experienced Criminal Investigator for on the job training (OJT) before and after completing 12 weeks of intensive training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA. Failure to pass the training program may result in termination from federal service.

For the GL-9 Level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GL-7 level; experience such as planning and conducting investigations of allegations of suspected violations of Healthcare Fraud, criminal statues; interviewing witnesses and preparing written reports. OR a master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D. if related. OR an equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate level education.