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Lead Criminal Investigator (Leo)

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Department Of Labor Kansas City , MO 64126

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.

May be filled as a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) or as a non-LEO. This position may be filled either in the GS-1801 (General Inspection, Investigation, and Compliance) series or the GS-1811 (Criminal Investigating) series.

This announcement is for a LEO position. If you wish to be considered for a non-LEO position, you must apply under vacancy announcement number MS-18-SF-OLMS-059. For more information on LEO status, please refer to 5 USC 8331 (20) and 5 USC 8401 (17).

This position is Criminal Investigator Law Enforcement Officer (LEO). The incumbent primarily conducts investigations of individuals suspected of violating the criminal provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA) and related statutes and associated crimes such as conspiracy, forgery, bank fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud.

One vacancy to be filled in each of the following locations: Seattle WA, Los Angeles CA, Phoenix AZ, Denver CO or Kansas City MO.

Salary ranges:

Seattle WA: $94,618 to $123,004; Los Angeles CA: $98,747 to $128,373; Phoenix AZ: $90,065 to $117,086; Denver CO: $94,890 to $123,358 or Kansas City MO: $87,804 to $114,146.

  • This position is inside the bargaining unit.

  • Position is at the full performance level.

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The incumbent plans, directs, develops and conducts independent investigations and other enforcement activities. Independently plans and develops assigned and self-identified complex and highly sensitive investigations as directed by the District Director, other OLMS management officials, or by U.S.


Independently conducts the most complex audits of sizable unions, conflict of interest investigations by union officers and employees, improper and prohibited activities by employers, and investigations of LMRDA violations in union officer elections. Conducts difficult investigations 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 do not provide conclusive guidance; multiple high-profile subjects and media attention; and obstacles to the investigation such as destruction of union records, falsification of documents, ongoing theft schemes, fictitious names and accounts, conspiracy, and intimidation of witnesses.

Leads, plans, direct and conduct team investigation and other enforcement activities. Provides compliance assistance to achieve and improve labor organizations; and other clientele's compliance with the regulatory and statutory requirements of the LMRDA and related statues. Plans and participates in educational compliance assistance seminars.

Initiates and maintains liaison with U. S. Attorneys, as well as other federal state, and local law enforcement agencies for the purpose of exchanging information.

Travel Required
25% or less - Frequent travel.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    1811 Criminal Investigation

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Subject to drug test prior to appointment

  • Requires a medical examination.

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.

  • U.S. Citizenship.

  • 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.

Medical Requirements - the duties of positions in this series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required.

Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters.

Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.

Basic Criminal Investigative training - a selectee may be required to satisfactorily complete the Basic Criminal Investigative training course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, if an equivalent training course has not already been completed, and may be required to qualify to use U.S. DOL-owned firearms and to accept assignments where firearms may be necessary.


Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service.

Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular 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.

Specialized experience at the GS-13 - experience in civil/criminal investigative position with local, state or Federal government that required using a wide variety of investigative, auditing and law enforcement techniques in order to resolve specific high profile or complex civil and criminal cases.

For additional information, refer to OPM's Individual Occupational Requirements, Criminal Investigation Series 1811 and Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions.


There is no substitution of education for experience for this position.

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Lead Criminal Investigator (Leo)

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