U.S. Department of Energy – Washington, D.C.

Supervisory Cyber Investigator

Closes: 03/18/2020


The OIG offers potential for advancement, excellent benefits, and numerous training opportunities.  We are located in 13 states throughout the U.S.  Please visit our website at http://www.ig.energy.gov.


As a Supervisory Criminal Investigator, Assistant Special Agent-In-Charge (ASAC) in the Office of Investigations, Cyber Investigations and Forensic Analysis (CIFA) office, you will be responsible for management of a team of criminal investigators (Special Agents), and IT Specialists (ITS), engaged in conducting extremely sensitive and complex investigations designed to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and mismanagement and to promote the efficiency and economy of Departmental operations and programs that may be the subject of congressional and media interest through cutting edge digital forensic investigative methods and techniques. You will plan, assign and evaluate work to be accomplished by subordinates. Plan and develop strategies for the supervision of investigation of complex crimes, administrative violations and general technology support associated with computers and technology involving DOE information technology infrastructure. Review investigative report. Maintain relationships with the Department, other Federal agencies and the private sector. Liaison with senior officials in the Federal law enforcement community and with senior officials in state and local law enforcement organizations.

Travel Required

50% or less – This position requires frequent travel (30%).

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • Successful completion of a background and security investigation.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.

Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered. Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period. This is a secondary position.  The position requires successful completion of a pre-employment physical.  Candidates must meet medical requirement and physical standards approved for DOE criminal investigators.  Upon reporting, and on an annual basis thereafter, you may be required to file a financial statement and/or a procurement integrity certification.  These certifications may be subject to public disclosure. The selectee must have and maintain a driver’s license in their State of residence.  This position is subject to drug testing.  The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter.  Failure to pass subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service. This position is covered under the provisions of the Lautenberg Amendment “Suitability to Possess Firearms and Ammunition.”  This position requires that the selectee successfully and safely qualify with a firearm; failure to do so may result in removal from the position. Criminal Investigators are subject to frequent travel and may be reassigned to a different duty location throughout the U.S. dependent upon program needs.  A signed mobility agreement is required. Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP):  LEAP is approved for this position to compensate employees for unscheduled duty in excess of the 40-hour workweek.  Criminal Investigators must be prepared to work overtime based on the needs of the agency.  The selectee must successfully complete the 10-week Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Basic Criminal Investigator Training Program in Glynco, GA. Applicants who have previously completed the training program are exempt.


To qualify for the GS-14 grade level you must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level.  Examples of specialized experience include:

  1. Coordination and development of highly complex and sensitive investigations; determining the initiation, direction, and termination of field investigation.
  2. Reviewing criminal investigative reports of other staff and providing guidance to finalize reports.
  3. Performing management and administrative practices and procedures required to plan and direct the work of subordinate staff.

 For further information on qualification requirements for this position, please visit http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Your online resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs/Competencies) (NOTE: Applicants need not prepare a written responses to these KSAs/competencies, unless asked in the online application)

  1. Knowledge of Federal criminal statues, rules and evidence, court procedures, investigative techniques and strategies. 
  2. Ability to plan, direct, coordinate, and support investigations relating to technology and other Federal violations.  
  3. Ability to demonstrate expert knowledge and conduct computer forensics acquisitions and analysis. 
  4. Ability to review investigative reports and technical forensic reports for thoroughness of investigative actions and results.
  5. Ability to effectively manage a staff of criminal investigators and meet the full range of supervisory responsibilities. (This includes supporting EEO goals.)
  6. Skill in oral and written communication to include preparing written reports, conducting briefings, and to effectively interact with senior level officials relative to investigative matters and operations.


There is no substitute of education for specialized experience at the GS-14 level.