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Supervisory Investigator

Supervision, Enforcement, & Fair Lending - Enforcement
Closing date:
Washington, DC
72 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)


This position is located at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of Enforcement. The incumbent serves Investigators and Senior Investigators who work in close coordination with Enforcement Attorneys to develop information required to support civil and administrative enforcement actions brought by the Bureau.

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As a Supervisory Investigator, you will:

  • Lead, conduct, or oversee the work on very complex investigatory initiatives, including forensic analysis, for highly complex and significant investigations related to suspected violations of federal consumer financial protection laws and regulations for which there may be few, if any, established criteria across a broad range of financial products and services involving national financial institutions that affect a large number of consumers, including:
    • Analyze or direct the analysis of very complex financial, non-financial, and operational data and adapt or develop computerized applications to assist in analysis and presentation of complex financial evidence.
    • Oversee the identification, gathering, and development of evidence across various sources, including financial institutions, databases, and witnesses regarding potentially complex business practices in a broad array of markets to identify potential violations of federal consumer financial law.
    • Conduct or oversee independent complex forensic financial economic analyses in different contexts, including quantifying harm to consumers, conducting restitution analyses, and valuing and assessing the financial condition of financial institutions.
    • Evaluate or oversee the evaluation of the reliability of evidence submitted by subjects of investigation and, if such evidence changes the conclusion, takes appropriate action.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and direct other subject matter experts regarding investigational approaches and techniques to inform complex investigatory actions and litigation that can cause changes in business practices of large important institutions.
  • Develop and direct the development and preparation of independent investigative findings, conclusions, and recommendations in furtherance of very complex investigations that can cause changes in business practices of large important institutions.
  • Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • Promotion potential


  • Supervisory status


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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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