Department Of Health And Human Services New York , NY 10007
These positions are in the Office of Investigations (OI), in OIG/HHS. The mission of OI is to conduct and coordinate investigative activities related to fraud, waste and abuse in HHS programs and operations, including wrongdoing by applicants, grantees, contractors, or by employees in the performance of their official duties.
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The primary responsibility of a Student Trainee (Investigative Analyst) is to continue learning and gaining experience as it relates to Federal laws of evidence, rules of criminal procedure, and precedent setting court decisions to gather evidence and conduct research and analysis of cases through job and classroom training.
The student will perform limited program analysis assignments that are developmental and recurring in nature including functions such as the following at the GS-4 and GS-5 grade level:
Assist in researching and collecting, data, studies, and patterns, on regional/nationwide healthcare fraud activities in support of the prevention of HHS related fraud.
Assist in preparing and/or reviewing written memorandums to support investigations and other work assignments.
Assist in utilizing databases and technologies to more effectively and efficiently support cases and the overall OIG mission. Conducts searches and data analysis, inputs complaints and prepares reports, utilizes claims data systems such as STARS as well as NCIC, SSN, and DMV databases to further investigations, inputs billing data and bank records into various computer software databases and applications.
Assist other higher graded Investigation Analysts in providing support for criminal investigators under the direction of the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) and/or Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC).
Perform various administrative functions to support the day-to-day operations of the office; assists with ad-hoc assignments, as directed by management. Participate in intra-and/or inter-regional/branch activities as directed by management.
Occasional travel - 10% or less
Job family (Series)
1899 Investigation Student Trainee
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Registration with the Selective Service (if applicable).
Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation
Must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement
Please see below for a brief summary for the Internship Program:
Current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.
The Internship Program is primarily administered by each hiring agency.
Agencies may hire Interns on a temporary basis for up to one year for an initial period, or for an indefinite period, to complete the educational requirement.
Interns may work either part- or full-time.
Each agency must sign a Participant Agreement with the Intern that sets forth the expectations for the internship.
Intern's job will be related to the Intern's academic career goals or field of study.
Program Completion and Conversion
Interns may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) within 120 days of successful completion of the program.
To be eligible for conversion, Interns must:
Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program
Complete their degree or certificate requirements
Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted
Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement, and
Perform their job successfully.
At the discretion of OIG, we may credit or waive, for conversion eligibility, up to 320 of the required 640 hours of work for Interns who demonstrate high potential as evidenced by outstanding academic achievement and exceptional job performance. In addition, students working in agencies through third-party intern providers may count up to 320 of the hours they work toward the 640-hour requirement. Time spent under previous Internship Program appointments may count towards required work experience hours.
These positions are for current students enrolled in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.
This is an excepted service, developmental appointment under the OIG Pathways Internship Program. After the Intern successfully completes the developmental program and meets the OPM Qualification Standards for an Investigative Analyst, OIG may non-competitively convert the Intern to a term or permanent appointment in the competitive service.
Note: Conversion is not guaranteed and is based on the needs of OIG. At the agency's discretion, this position may allow for promotion eligibility. Upon conversion, the Investigative Analyst GS-1805 position has promotion potential to the GS-13 grade level. This position may have flexibility for a full-time work schedule.
Individuals accepted for enrollment (must provide an acceptance letter from the academic institution on letterhead and provide proof of student confirming acceptance) or students enrolled (you must provide unofficial academic transcripts) from an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.
To qualify for the GS-04 grade level, the applicant must have graduated from high school and successfully completed at least two years of academic education above the high school level; OR the applicant must have at least one year of progressively general experience. General experience is any type of work that displays the ability to perform the work of the position as demonstrated through assisting in research, data collection, and studies, assisted in preparing or reviewing written memorandums; OR the applicant may qualify based on a combination of general experience and education
Note: One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks. To determine if you qualify based on a combination of education and experience, first determine your education as a percentage (e.g., 30 semester hours divided by 60 equals 50%); then determine your experience as a percentage (e.g., 6 months general experience divided by 12 equals 50%); finally, add the two percentages and if the total equals 100% or more, you qualify (e.g., 50% + 50% = 100%).
To qualify for the GS-05 grade level, the applicant must have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's or equivalent degree; or a Bachelor's degree; OR applicants may qualify based on having 3 years of progressively general experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least a GS-4 as described above. Progressively general experience is any type of work that displays the ability to perform the work of the position as demonstrated through analyzing problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; and communicate effectively orally and in writing; OR the applicant may qualify based on a combination of education and general experience for the GS-05 grade level.
If you fail to submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, you will be deemed ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.
Claimed experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work.
Education used as part of an application package will only be considered if complete transcripts are submitted and must be from an accredited institution as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. To see if your institution is accredited, please follow this link: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx
Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accrediting organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.