Senior Enforcement Investigations Officer

U.S. Treasury, Departmental Offices
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Sep 25

Position description

The incumbent serves as a Senior Enforcement Investigations Officer within one of two Enforcement Divisions of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).  OFAC enforces, implements and administers the Nation's economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals. The Office of Enforcement is responsible for investigating possible violations of the sanctions programs administered by OFAC.


As a Senior Enforcement Investigations Officer, you will: 

- Conduct a wide variety of investigations of possible violations of the economic sanctions programs administered by OFAC, including the most complex, sensitive, or challenging cases.
- Review lead information, prepare and serve administrative subpoenas, conduct open source and other research about targets and industries, interview witnesses, review documents, and speak with potential violators and their counsel.
- Compile and analyze information collected during course of investigations and make oral and written recommendations with respect to proper disposition of cases.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential




Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals


If you do not meet any of the categories listed above, you may wish to apply under announcement 9-DO-477-P, which is open for any U.S. citizen to apply. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.


You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience for the GS-14: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for the GS-14 includes ALL of the following:

- Conducting investigations of international commercial or trade transactions, U.S. economic sanctions or other similar national security, export, or trade-related regulations.; AND
- Applying written and oral communication skills regarding investigations of international commercial or trade transactions, U.S. economic sanctions or other similar national security, export, or trade-related regulations to convey findings or recommendations.; AND
- Compiling information to identify facts and issues, determine priorities, research precedents, organize documentary evidence, and/or apply law and policy to facts found.

Examples of this type of experience could include but is not limited to utilizing investigative strategies and techniques (e.g., use of subpoenas, research tools, and witness interviews); and/or an understanding of international trade and finance transactions, export controls or international trade compliance regulations and economic sanctions programs.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-14, you must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks.

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