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Criminal Investigator (Leo)

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Department Of Labor Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 5 months ago

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DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS). There is one vacancy which can be filled in either of the following locations:

  • Philadelphia, PA - $79,239- $103,011
  • Pittsburgh, PA - $75,271- $97,852
  • Rate of pay is determined by location

OLMS administers certain provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended (LMRDA), which primarily establishes standards for private sector labor organization democracy and financial integrity, and requires reporting and public disclosure of labor organization reports. OLMS also administers related laws that apply similar standards of conduct to Federal sector labor organizations.

  • This position is at the full performance level

  • Relocation expenses are not authorized

  • Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement

  • Incumbent will be required to obtain the appropriate investigative/security level required

  • This position is inside the bargaining unit.

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Conducts all aspects of complex highly sensitive criminal investigations as directed by the Office Director, the Supervisory Investigator where appropriate, other OLMS management officials, or, as requested, by Assistant United States Attorneys. Participates in civil investigations as appropriate.

Assumes full responsibility for planning and developing assigned cases and cases the investigator identifies for investigation, obtaining evidence, interviewing all contacts, interrogating subjects, issuing Miranda warnings as appropriate, analyzing all financial records and writing all reports. Develops and follows leads without routine supervisory guidance, and periodically informs the supervisor of findings and proposed strategies to address problem areas.

Conducts investigations at this level that are typically complicated by at least one of the following factors: large size and complex nature of the union under investigation, presence of difficult legal or regulatory issues where precedents to not provide conclusive guidance, multiple high-profile subjects, obstacles to the investigation such as destruction of union records, falsification of documents, ongoing theft schemes, conspiracy and intimidation of witnesses.

Provides full support throughout the court process for cases that go to trial and actively participates in and contributes to any pretrial hearings or plea bargaining activity. The incumbent participates in criminal and civil investigations, initiates contacts and maintains liaison with United States Attorneys and State Prosecutors, other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies for the purpose of exchanging information. Resolves critical jurisdictional problems or makes recommendations on such matters to Office Director or Supervisory Investigator.

Serves as team member on complex criminal investigations. Independently conducts major segments of the investigation and prepares assistance portions of the investigative report. When appropriate, coordinates the work of team members during criminal investigations; sends leads to other OLMS offices; and, evaluates information and modifies investigative approaches. Exercises sign-off authority as delegated by the District Director or Supervisory Investigator.

Travel Required
76% or greater - Frequent travel required to conduct criminal and administrative investigations.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    1811 Criminal Investigation

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship.

  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.

  • Subject to drug test prior to appointment. Requires a medical examination.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must be appointed before 37th birthday.

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.



Applicants must have at least 52 weeks experience at the next lower level in the normal career progression of the position being filled. When compared to Federal experience, this experience must be equivalent to at least the next lower grade level of GS-11. This experience may have been gained either in the Federal or Private sectors.

Examples of specialized experience include: Experience with the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA), all related statutes, all DOL regulations, interpretations, opinions, exemptions and court decisions, and precedents, policies and guidelines in order to conduct complex investigations. Experience with criminal and civil investigative principles and techniques, rules of evidence and criminal procedures, and precedent court decisions regarding evidence and rights to conduct and coordinate activities of others in criminal investigations; reconstruct records; interpret and analyze findings; and, gather and organize evidence of violations of LMRDA, and/or related statutes. Experience with accounting techniques and practices to complete the full range of criminal investigations. Thorough skills in selecting, adapting, and applying investigative methods, policies, practices and negotiating techniques to conduct investigations; develop and interpret leads; correlate facts; identity and document and documents embezzlements and other criminal schemes. Experience with the laws, policies, etc., of other federal, state or local law enforcement agencies to coordinate activities where the FBI, IRS, DOL, OIG, EBSA, or others, have either primary responsibility or share in the responsibility for resolving aspects of the criminal investigations. Effective oral and written communication skills to conduct interviews or interrogations and to obtain relevant information from hostile or uncooperative subjects, witnesses, or third parties and to prepare comprehensive reports and other documents.


There is no educational substitution for this position.

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Criminal Investigator (Leo)

Expired Job

Department Of Labor