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Supervision, Enforcement, & Fair Lending - Enforcement
Closing date:
Washington, DC
(53) $106,252–$161,600 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to All US Citizens (Competitive service - Permanent), Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)


This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Supervision, Enforcement And Fair Lending Division, Office of Enforcement. 

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As an Investigator, you will:

  • Plan, organize, and conduct complex forensic financial investigations related to alleged or suspected offenses in violation of consumer protection laws and regulations.  Compile, analyze, and assess complex financial, non-financial, and operational data, and provide expert advice to litigators regarding investigational approaches and techniques.
  • Conduct research, including internet research using specialized databases, about individuals, companies, markets, businesses, and industries, in order to develop facts to support a proposed or initiated enforcement action. Gather facts regarding business practices, including research about the industry in which the business operates, business partners of a specific business, clients of that business, and other information about the business and the industry/market in which it functions.
  • Identify and interview potential subjects and third-party witnesses (formally and informally), including alleged witnesses and whistleblowers, and secure evidence from other outside sources to determine the nature and extent of violations of Federal laws and regulations.
  • Examine, compile, and collect evidence, and preserve its chain-of-custody. Analyze a wide variety of documents produced in an effort to find evidence to support an enforcement theory.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status 


Promotion Potential 


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Open to All US Citizens (Competitive service - Permanent)

Applications will be accepted from all U.S. citizens.

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Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)

Current Federal employees on career or career-conditional appointments and reinstatement eligible. Current federal employees on permanent competitive service appointments (including current CFPB employees on such appointments), or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; or ICTAP Eligibles; or Eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, covered by an interchange agreement, or Eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act). Current CFPB employee should check their appointment type before applying to an announcement.

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