Investigator (labor)


About the organization

Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow. DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.

The Department of Labor does not make unfavorable hiring decisions on the basis of an applicant's previous or current unemployment, or the fact that an applicant has experienced financial difficulty through no fault of his/her own and has undertaken good faith efforts to meet his/her financial obligations. Consideration is given to financial status in relation to appointments only where required by law, regulation, or Executive Order.



Additional selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

GS-07: With the assistance of a supervisor or a higher-grade Investigator, conducts specifically selected, straight-forward civil and criminal investigations, compliance audits, and routine enforcement activities that provide the employee with an opportunity to strengthen investigative skills. Typical assignments involve analysis of the operations of small to moderate sized local unions where the required facts and evidence are available through the application of standard investigative techniques and established methods and procedures.

Conducts civil and criminal investigations and compliance audits of union operations or financial practices and performs specific monitoring duties during supervised union elections related to compliance with the LMRDA and related laws. Initiates and arranges for interviews with union officials and other parties involved in the case. Explains the LMRDA requirements and OLMS investigative procedures to gain access to records and gather information, pertinent facts and evidence. Encourages compliance with LMRDA provisions regarding access to records by explaining legal requirements. Examines and analyzes accounting and financial records and the structure and operating practices of local unions.


Applicants must meet either the specialized experience or substitution of education for specialized experience described below.

For GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level which includes: experience providing assistance to higher level Investigators in researching and applying laws and regulations to identify discrepancies; experience performing compliance work; experience assisting in the examining of financial data and records to compile data and draw conclusions; experience in assisting in conducting interviews to gather information.
A bachelor's degree or full four year of undergraduate level education with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher or one year of graduate level education in fields such as accounting, financial management, public administration, business administration, labor management, criminal justice or in a related field.

For GS-09: one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level which includes: experience reviewing, analyzing and interpreting laws to assure compliance with regulations; conducting simple investigations of the violation of laws; conducting financial record audits/reviews; Experience in researching/gathering information for reports or preparing portions of investigative reports; and experience in providing advice and guidance to the public on regulatory requirements.
A Master's OR equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education.


$43,507 to $69,180 per year

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