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Investigator, Support Services Division (#41-2017, Closing: 08/17/17)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Support Services Division
Office of the Attorney General

Salary range: $76,082 – $83,168
Closing: 08/17/17

This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSCME Local 2401 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: This position is in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Support Services Division (SSD), Investigations Section. The Investigations Section is responsible for providing critical investigative support to the Attorney General and is responsible for all investigations that are conducted in support of litigation by attorneys who represent the District of Columbia in both civil and criminal matters.

Incumbent duties include:

  • Plans, organizes, conducts, and manages complex investigations of violations of District of Columbia Government laws, statutes, regulations, policies and instructions, as well as Federal laws and guidelines.
  • Works closely with supervisor in performing investigative activities, which include administrative and civil investigations related to allegations of irregularity, fraud, conflict of interest, impropriety, citizen complaints, etc.
  • Interviews witnesses, gathers facts, and reviews substantial documentations of suspects and witnesses during investigations. Locates uncooperative/hostile witnesses and successfully effectuates service of subpoenas, summonses, and other legal processes.
  • Determines methods of obtaining, preserving, and presenting evidence, in conformance with "Rules of Evidence" statutes. Testifies in court and before appropriate authorities regarding investigation activities.
  • Presents clear, concise and persuasive briefings to management as to the status of investigations. Submits comprehensive reports of recommendations and dispositions.
  • Coordinates investigations with DC and Federal law enforcement agencies and other regional jurisdictions. Identifies violations or wrongdoing, and presents findings to the appropriate authorities for action and/or prosecution.
  • Provides recommendations regarding violations of law, regulation, and/or abuses and deficiencies that were contributory to offenses.
  • Monitors the progress made toward implementation of corrective action.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have at least four (4) years of specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

TIME-IN-GRADE RESTRICTIONS: Must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: A degree in a relevant area of study is preferred. A substitution of education for required experience will be allowed as defined in OPM's Qualification Standards. However, in order to receive credit, applicants must submit official proof of educational attainment at the time of application.

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