U.S. Federal Housing Financing Agency, OIG – Washington, D.C.

Criminal Investigator (Cyber)


FHFA regulates and supervises Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks (the Government Sponsored Entities (GSEs)). FHFA’s primary mission is to ensure that the GSEs operate in a safe and sound manner and support a stable, liquid, and efficient mortgage market, including sustainable home ownership and affordable housing.


As a Criminal Investigator, you will:

  • Conduct investigations into extremely difficult, complex, highly technical, and sensitive investigations of interregional and national dimensions, particularly as they relate to computer and computerized evidence.
  • Conduct computer forensic examinations that are consistent with those standards established by FHFA-OIG, the Council of the Inspectors General for Integrity & Efficiency and the Department of Justice, as well as reflective of current trends and techniques within the law enforcement and professional communities.
  • Testify before Grand Juries, courts of law, or administrative hearings in support of forensic examinations, complex expert opinions, or other investigative matters.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Occasional Travel


You must meet the following requirements by 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.

Physical Requirements: The selectee must pass a reoccurring physical examination and meet the physical requirements for this position as required by this agency. The duties of this position 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 and hearing are required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Because the duties of this position are exacting, responsible, and sometimes performed under trying conditions, the selectee must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the selectee to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.

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

  • Investigating technical subjects such as cybercrimes or computers and computer related communication technologies to determine violations of Federal law; AND
  • Obtaining, discretely handling, and working with electronic information to develop evidence for cyber-related investigations; AND
  • Questioning subjects and witnesses, conducting searches and seizures pursuant to a warrant or leading to an arrest; AND
  • Testifying as a witness before Grand Juries or in courts involving criminal, civil or administrative cases.

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

Time After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current federal employees serving on a nontemporary competitive appointment must have served at least 3 months in that appointment.


Additional information

– We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. 
– Relocation expenses will not be paid.
– This is a non-bargaining unit position.
– We offer opportunities for telework. (As determined by agency policy)
– We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.