Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) Criminal Investigator (Senior Special Agent) in San Francisco, California

Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP)
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • San Francisco, CA
Work Schedule is Career/Career Conditional - Full-time

Opened Tuesday 11/29/2016 (6 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 5/29/2017 (175 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) was established at the Department of the Treasury under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. The mission of SIGTARP is to conduct, supervise, and coordinate audits and investigations of the purchase, management, and sale of assets by the Secretary under the TARP. We are looking for people to join our team as we take on our responsibility to oversee this historic program and its participants.

The Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Fund has the authority to appoint highly qualified re-employed annuitants with a salary offset (reduction) waiver. Appointments may be permanent or temporary, not to exceed one year, which may be extended yearly. All re-employed annuitants serve at the will of the agency head and appointments do not confer tenure.

The incumbent will report to the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) or, as designated, the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC), of the Investigations Division, and will be responsible for leading and conducting extremely sensitive, complex and often time-critical investigations which are civil, criminal, and administrative in nature. In addition, it is expected that the incumbent be recognized for their leadership in highly complex cases involving many investigative agencies.

This position will be open until May 29, 2017. The first list of candidates from which management may make a selection will be issued after the job has been open for four weeks. Additional lists of candidates will be issued every five weeks until the announcement closes. The closing date of the announcement may be extended, if necessary. Candidates need not reapply to receive consideration after the initial cut-off.


The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Reviews incoming allegations for investigative merit of delicate and sensitive investigations, identifying the issues to be investigated and the policy and/or operating procedures that are applicable, and recommends appropriate disposition.
  • Conducts investigations into breaches of ethics or laws involving TARP programs, including developing work plans to establish methodology of the investigation, identifying and questioning witnesses, including follow-up, handling of evidence, and developing Reports of Investigation (ROIs) in accordance with established investigative procedures.
  • The incumbent conducts financial investigations of the highest complexity involving corporate and securities fraud. In doing so, the incumbent has extensive experience in the field of conducting financial fraud investigations of the highest complexity.
  • The incumbent questions high level and publicly known or sensitive subjects and third party witnesses (formally and informally) and secures evidence from other outside sources to determine nature and extent of violation.
  • The incumbent confers with and assists U.S. Attorneys in preparing information and evidence for trials on these complex and sensitive cases and serves Grand Jury subpoenas when directed by the courts.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel of 6-10 nights per month will be required.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Age Restriction: The date immediately preceding an individual's 37th birthday is the maximum entry age for original appointment to a law enforcement officer position. This requirement does not apply to a) Preference-eligible veterans; OR b) Individuals who are 37 years of age or older and have previously served in law enforcement officer positions that were covered by a special law enforcement retirement plan.

Specialized experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Conducting multi-jurisdictional and multi-defendant criminal investigations to determine violations of Federal laws and regulations.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks.

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

Security Clearance

Top Secret

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My Account” tab and clicking on “Application Status”. For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on “more information.”

Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.


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Other Information
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

  • This is a (non-bargaining) unit position.

  • Student loan repayment may be offered.

  • We offer opportunities for telework.

  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.


  • A one year probationary period may be required.

  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.

  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employmentto determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency

  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.

  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

  • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.

  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

  • Pass a pre-employment physical examination.

  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.

  • Undergo an income tax verification.

  • Sign a mobility agreement.

  • Carry and use a firearm. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory. You will be ineligible to occupy this position if at any time you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, unless you received a pardon or your conviction was expunged or set aside.

  • Complete or have previously completed the Basic Criminal Investigative course(s) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA.

  • Complete a pre-employment medical examination (including vision, hearing, cardiovascular and mobility of extremities) by an authorized Government physician and be determined physically fit to perform strenuous physically demanding duties. You will be required to undergo regular physical examinations and to maintain a level of physical fitness in accordance with the standards and policies of this agency.

  • Agree to work an average of two extra hours per day. Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) has been approved to compensate for unscheduled duty in excess of the 40-hour workweek.

Salary Range: $100,246.00 to $130,325.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-1811-13/13

Promotion Potential: 14

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: ; no prior Federal experience is required. This opportunity is also open to under Announcement . Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

Control Number: 456703600

Job Announcement Number: 17-SIGTAR-5-P