Office of the Inspector General Criminal Investigator in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Duties



This position is located in the Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations-Labor Racketeering and Fraud.

The Office of Investigations-Labor Racketeering and Fraud’s (OI) mission is twofold: (1) to conduct criminal investigations relating to programs and operations of the Department of Labor (DOL), in order to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in such programs and operations; and (2) to identify and reduce labor racketeering and corruption in employee benefit plans, labor-management relations, and internal union affairs, and to investigate activity by traditional and nontraditional organized crime groups that adversely affect the American worker.

This position has promotion potential to GS-13. Promotion Potential: There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval.

The vacancy is limited to 100 applications and may close before the closing date listed if that limit is reached.

More than one selection may be made.

Permanent Change of Station funds (PCS) will not be offered.

Relocation incentive will not be offered.

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The incumbent carries out the full range of investigative functions on assigned cases or portions of cases, from planning through fact-finding to reporting results of investigations, which involve subjects on which information is readily available, straight forward issues, or non-controversial persons. These investigations are limited in scope, involve moderately difficult technical problems relating to legal matters, and require obtaining necessary facts and evidence.

With the assistance from a senior special agent, prepares investigative reports, with responsibility for presenting necessary aspects of investigations in sufficient detail for supporting possible prosecution and/or administrative or civil action. Assists the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorneys and at court proceedings.

At the direction of a supervisior, the incumbent confers with and advises responsible administrative officials on investigations and/or reports. Such discussions may relate to requests for investigative service, the progress of investigations, significant findings and developments, problems or questions of evidence, testimony of laws, actions to be taken, and other related matters.

Performs undercover and/or surveillance work. Elicits information from individuals of diverse backgrounds and develops sources of information.

The incumbent is also responsible for reporting all flagrant and highly significant administrative and program weaknesses discovered during an investigation whether or not they bear directly on matters under investigation. The incumbent will coordinate and effect the necessary liaison, through his/her supervisor, with the Office of Audit.

Travel Required

50% or less - May require frequent travel.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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1811 Criminal Investigation

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  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship. Requires a valid drivers license.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Subject to frequent OT and travel. Complete Fed Law Enforcement Training.
  • Subject to drug and medical test prior to appointment.
  • Appointment to this position will require a background investigation.

Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Minimum AGE Requirements: An applicant must enter a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) law enforcement covered position or a Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) law enforcement covered position not one day later than his/her 37th birthday. Please note: Applicants appointed to Criminal Investigator positions in the Federal service must not have reached their 37th birthday upon appointment to the position unless they previously served in a Federal civilian law enforcement position covered by special civil service retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement. This requirement may be waived only for veterans. However, the primary duties of these positions are classified as “rigorous,” and a waiver may be authorized by the head of the agency only in unusual situations. An age requirement waiver is not automatic. An individual who has passed the maximum entry age limit but previously served in a covered position, may be eligible for consideration and reinstatement of coverage if he/she will be able to complete a total of 20 years of covered law enforcement service by the time he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 57. See OPM Retirement Handbook for further details. The Maximum Entry Age requirement (See Maximum Entry may be waived for applicants eligible for veterans' preference.) *POSITION REQUIREMENTS FOR OIG CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS:* Incumbents are required to be able to perform the following duties: A. Firearm Use. All OIG criminal investigators are required to qualify with the U.S. DOL-issued firearms and to accept assignments where firearms are required. In the exercise of OIG's statutory law enforcement authority, there is the potential that the use of the firearm may be justified and necessary. B. Arrests. OIG criminal investigators make arrests, with or without a warrant, according to the circumstances. C. Search and Seizure. OIG criminal investigators execute warrants for search of premises or seizure of evidence. D. Surveillances. In conducting investigations, criminal investigators may establish and maintain surveillances of suspected criminal acts.

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Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-07, in the Federal Service.

Examples of specialized experience include but is not limited to the incumbent carrying out the full range of investigative functions on assigned cases or portions of cases, from planning through fact-finding to reporting results of investigations, which involve subjects on which information is readily available, straight forward issues, or non-controversial persons. These investigations are limited in scope, involve moderately difficult technical problems relating to legal matters, and require obtaining necessary facts and evidence.

This position is outside the Bargaining Unit.

This position will not be filled until the Department's Placement Assistance Programs have been fully utilized.


GL-09-Education: 2 full progressively higher level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D. if related PH.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher or 1 year equivalent to at least GL-7.

If you wish to use your education as a basis for meeting the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements. If specific course work is required to fulfill the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work. See the 'Qualifications and Evaluations' section of this announcement for more details.

If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.

College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from unauthorized secondary schools or post-secondary institutions that are not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

Knowledge and Conduct of Investigations:Knowledge and application of principles, practices, and techniques for conducting civil, criminal, and administrative investigations and documenting findings and conclusions in an efficient, accurate, and timely manner.

Legal, Government and Jurisprudence:Knowledge of applicable Federal rules of criminal and civil procedures; agency and government laws, regulations, and policies; and executive orders.

Technology Application: Uses machines, tools, and technical investigative equipment effectively; uses computers and computer applications to obtain, analyze, and communicate information in the appropriate format.

External Awareness:Identifies and understands economic, political, and social trends that affect the organization.

Interpersonal Skills:Shows understanding, professionalism, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.

Oral Communication:Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

Self Management:Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve.

Writing:Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner.

The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. To preview questions please click here.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Top Secret

Drug test required


  • Required Documents


Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents.

  • The following documents are required from all applicants:

  • Most Recent SF-50 that indicates grade, step, and competitive status (All status candidates or Reinstatement Eligibles MUST submit).

Warning: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step. Ensure you submit your most recent SF-50 indicating grade, step and competitive status to establish your eligibility for this position.

  • The following documents are required if applicable:

  • Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP Eligibility.

  • Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply


How to Apply

Follow the steps below to apply. Your application and ALL required supplemental documents must be received before the job closes – since this job has an application limit of 100, it will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) ON THE DATE THIS LIMIT IS REACHED or ON THE VACANCY CLOSING DATE, whichever OCCURS FIRST. If the job closes on the date the limit is reached, applicants will no longer be able to edit their applications. Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered. Click here for information on Reasonable Accommodations.

SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT! For help, go to

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account on, including Resume and Saved Documents

Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If not, HR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content. FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include: start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if part-time, include # of hours worked per week); otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete.

STEP 2 - Complete the 1st part of the application process (USAJOBS)

Once you have identified a job on that you wish to apply for, click on the title and click the Apply button . For questions about the vacancy, contact the Agency Contact noted at the bottom of the announcement. Click “Start Application” and proceed through 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page. You will be able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application. At Step 5, click “Continue to Agency Site”.

STEP 3 – Complete the 2nd part of the application process (DOL)

On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account and click “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY”. Continue through the 7 progress steps noted at the top of the DOL page. The 3rd progress step is where you answer the vacancy specific questions. The 4th progress step is where you submit required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy . If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

STEP 4 – On the “Review and Submit” step, click “Submit Application”

The last “Confirmation” step will turn green noting that your application was submitted successfully.

STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date by returning to USAJOBS and clicking the vacancy, then “Update Application”.

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Agency contact information
Mildred Akbar








Labor, Office of Inspector General 200 Constitution Ave., NW Rm. S-5028 Washington, District of Columbia United States

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Next steps

Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATIONOnce your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration. Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

For instructions on how to check the status of your application, go to Step 7 on: Using DOORS and USAJOBS Help Guide. To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here for instructions.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 07/10/2018 to 07/30/2018

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GL 09

Salary: $52,792 to $68,120 per year

Appointment type: Permanent - Full-Time

Work schedule: Full-Time - Permanent