Senior Criminal Investigator

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Posted by: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Sep 20, 2018


Rockville, MD

Job Description:


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proud to be ranked as a BEST Place to Work in the Federal Government. We've earned our top ratings by creating a work environment rich in opportunity, diversity, leadership training, teamwork, and work life balance. Help guide our nation into the next generation of nuclear safety! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission where you can be part of a select group of professionals who protect people and the environment with the peaceful use of nuclear materials in medicine, industry and research.


This position is located in the Office of the Inspector General, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations. Salary includes 25% law enforcement availability pay (LEAP).

This opportunity is open to current or former competitive service federal employees or current excepted service federal employees. It is also open to veterans under certain circumstances--please see the official USAJobs announcement OIG/AIGI-2018-0009. This job is NOT open to the public at large. Also, all candidates (excluding NRC employees) must work and reside within the Washington DC commuting area. Relocation expenses will not be paid.

As a Senior Criminal Investigator for the Office of the Inspector General, you will serve as a senior authority in all phases of investigative activity. You will provide subject matter expert guidance to a group of investigators conducting major investigations involving highly complex investigative matters as may be required to assure the integrity of operations of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB).

You will ensure implementation of investigative standards, procedures and guidelines consistent with the Quality Standards established by the Council of Inspector Generals for Integrity and Efficiency and perform investigations of possible violations of criminal laws or regulations and other irregularities in the administration of NRC and DNFSB programs and activities.
You will also maintain effective and productive working relationships with other key law enforcement and investigative personnel in other departments and agencies to include the Departments of Justice and Treasury and other Inspector General offices.



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.

Specialized experience is experience and training that equipped you with the ability to conduct investigations 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, and allegations.
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.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

(1) Demonstrated knowledge of Federal criminal laws and investigative techniques and procedures in order to conduct professional investigations of violations of those laws or of other irregularities within the jurisdiction of the NRC OIG.
(2) Broad knowledge of the NRC mission, programs, organization and structure; and the purpose, background, and application of the basic laws, regulations, and related administrative procedures affecting the NRC.
(3) Demonstrated ability to gather and analyze data from a variety of sources to fulfill the objectives of investigations, event inquiries, special inquiries, and management implication reports.
(4) Demonstrated ability to prepare written investigative summaries and reports that are accurate, understandable, thorough, clear, and objective.
(5) Demonstrated ability to lead a group of criminal investigators for the purpose of providing guidance in areas such as the development of individual investigative plans, reviewing Reports of Interview, and preparation of a final closing report.
(6) Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with management and staff, coworkers, NRC personnel, and those of other government agencies.


There is no degree requirement for this position, however, a Bachelor's degree or higher is desired.


In addition, candidates for this position must have successfully completed the Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in 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 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 meet this requirement shall result the disqualification of your application.

NOTE: This opportunity is open to current or former competitive service federal employees or current excepted service federal employees. It is also open to veterans under certain circumstances--please see the official USAJobs announcement OIG/AIGI-2018-0009. This job is NOT open to the public at large. Also, all candidates (excluding NRC employees) must work and reside within the Washington DC commuting area. Relocation expenses will not be paid.

How to Apply

Visit Review the NRC Opportunities page and click on “view a list of current NRC vacancies, please visit USAJobs EXIT.” Find the Senior Criminal Investigator (1811) Job Announcement Number OIG/AIGI-2018-0009 and apply on-line by October 2, 2018. If you are viewing this opportunity after October 2nd, please visit NRC’s website and discover additional opportunities for which you might be interested.

Education Level:

Bachelors degree or higher

Pay Rate:

Over $100,000

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About U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is an independent agency that was established by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 and began operations in 1975. NRC’s mission is to license and regulate the Nation’s civilian use of radioactive materials to provide reasonable assurance of adequate protection of public health and safety and to promote the common defense and security and to protect the environment. In carrying out its mission it exercises the following vision: Demonstrate the Principles of Good Regulation (independence, openness, efficiency, clarity, and reliability) in performing our mission. NRC’s scope of responsibility includes: the regulation of commercial nuclear power plants, research and test reactors, nuclear fuel cycle facilities, medical, academic, and industrial uses of radioactive materials; the decommissioning of these facilities and sites; and, the transport, storage, and disposal of radioactive materials and wastes. NRC issues licenses for civilian uses of radioactive materials, oversees the licensees, and certifies standard nuclear reactor designs and spent fuel storage casks and transportation packages. It also licenses the import and export of radioactive materials; participates in international nuclear activities, including multilateral and bilateral safety and security activities; and works closely with its international counterparts to enhance nuclear safety and security worldwide. To accomplish its overall mission NRC has identified two Strategic Goals—To ensure the safe and secure use of radioactive materials. We need a wide variety of administrative and technical staff to accomplish our objectives. We hire engineers, scientists, security specialists, information technology professionals, financial analysts, and a range of other occupations. We’re constantly looking for outstanding individuals at all levels – recent grads, mid-career professionals, and senior leaders.

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