The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has oversight of the full scope of Department of State (Department) and Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) programs and operations, including more than 75,000 employees and approximately 280 overseas missions and broadcasting networks, as well as the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission. The OIG utilizes investigations to combat and prevent waste, fraud, and mismanagement that may constitute either criminal wrongdoing or a violation of Department or BBG regulations.
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This position is located in the Office of General Counsel and will provide prosecution support to the Office of Investigations (INV) in furtherance of OIG criminal and civil investigations. INV has broad jurisdiction of criminal, civil, and administrative investigations within Department/BBG programs and operations, which includes activities that threaten the integrity of Department/BBG employees, programs, contracts, and grants. INV manages, supervises, coordinates, and conducts investigations of financial fraud, visa and passport fraud, false statements and claims, conflict of interest, embezzlement and theft, bribery and kickbacks, and other wrongdoing affecting Department/BBG programs, employees, contractors, grantees, lessees, or other persons and entities doing business with the Department/BBG.
The incumbent will be assigned/detailed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney to the United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia, in Alexandria, VA.
The incumbent reports directly to the General Counsel to the Inspector General/Deputy General Counsel and serves as a liaison for the OIG to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and manages the prosecution team, which may encompass special agents and investigative support staff from multiple agencies, in all criminal and civil matters referred to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
The incumbent is responsible for the following, under the supervision of the U.S. Attorney's Office and consistent with that office's policies and procedures:
- Identifying the scope of the investigation and directs the strategic approach to investigation and prosecution of Federal criminal/civil offenses;
- Reviewing evidence collected by special agents and reaches an independent decision of the prosecutorial merit of each investigation;
- Presenting matters to Federal grand juries;
- Preparing all legal documents, including but not limited to, search warrants, subpoenas, indictments, plea agreements, statements of fact, pre-trial motions and responses, jury instructions, post-trial motions and responses, sentencing positions, settlement agreements, and any necessary appellate briefs; and
- Preparing and tries criminal and civil cases. Represents the United States in matters before the U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals.
Occasional travel - There may be limited travel less than 25%