Investigator (Special Agent, GS-07)

National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB)

About the organization

NBIB is the main branch responsible for conducting Federal background investigations to help determine employment of individuals and their suitability for positions in the Federal Government, military, and Government contractor organizations. NBIB is hiring numerous Investigators for various locations across the country.

Recruiters are looking for eligible candidates with Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE). You need to have completed your Peace Corps and/or AmeriCorps service by February 15th, 2019 and your NCE must remain active until April 15th, 2019. 

On Jan. 15th from 3:30-5:30 PM there will be a hiring event at the lobby of CSX Building, 550 Water St. Jacksonville, FL 32202 If interested, send the following information to [email protected] by Jan 8th, 2019:

• Your contact information and note if you will attend the event

• The dates of your Peace Corps and/or AmeriCorps Service and end date of NCE eligibility

• If applicable, the dates of your higher learning attendance

• If applicable, the dates of your military service 

UNABLE TO ATTEND? Send an email by Jan 15th, 2019 with the information above to [email protected] with your resume and your top 3 location choices.

Positions available in: 

  • Athens, OH
  • Chicago, IL
  • Montgomery, AL 
  • Jacksonville, FL 
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Kansas City, MO 
  • Huntsville, AL 
  • Miami, FL
  • Detroit, MI 
  • Madison, WI
  • Meridian, MS 
  • Tallahassee, FL 
  • Ashland, KY 
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Starkville, MS


As an Investigator at the GS-1810-7 with a full performance level of GS-12, you will be part of NBIB, under the US Office of Personnel Management. If selected, you will be responsible for conducting investigations and interviews/checks to complete background investigations for suitability on current and prospective Federal, military, and Government contract employees.


o Assist with conducting Federal Personnel Background Investigations, many of which are sensitive or controversial, where allegations, hearsay information, or other vague or intangible information of an adverse nature exist.

o Evaluate individual's trustworthiness for access to classified information, placement in a sensitive position, retention in the military services, or placement in Federal employment.
o Assist with collecting and developing information from a variety of sources.

o Prepare reports of investigation in accordance with OPM guidelines and instructions.

Travel Required
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.


GS 7: You must have at least one year of experience that is equivalent to the GS-5 level in or directly related to the line of work of this position that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Experience should include conducting personnel background research/inquiries, reviewing personnel forms and reports for completeness and accuracy, reviewing technical documents (such as employment applications, investigative questionnaires, affidavits, credit and police reports, loans/benefits applications etc.) to extract information, identifying discrepancies/inconsistencies, or areas potentially requiring clarification or additional information, applying regulations and/or operating procedures within a technical program, adjudicating or substantiating cases/claims for legal/financial/medical benefits, military intelligence action, law enforcement, or legal work, or interviewing personnel for various reasons

OR a Bachelor's Degree that meets one of the requirements for Superior Academic Achievement

OR One full year of graduate level education in an accredited college or university. The education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work

OR a combination of education and experience as listed above.

Applicable experience may also refer to work or volunteer experience i.e. Peace Corps and AmeriCorps service. Meet qualifications by Feb 15, 2019, NCE eligible thru Apr 15, 2019.


$41,365.00- $53,773

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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