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Investigative Analyst

Job Series: 1805 (OPM Classification & Qualifications)


Types / Parentheticals

  • Senior Investigative Analyst
  • Supervisory Investigative Analyst



This series covers positions, which lead or perform work involving the complex research, analysis, and evaluation of information to identify known or suspected criminal or administrative misconduct, and/or to assist Investigators in ongoing investigations. The work conducted includes formulating information source search strategies; and collecting, reviewing, and analyzing data to identify patterns and relationships across financial, criminal, public record, and other sensitive information.


Duties at CBP

Work within this job series requires an Investigative Analyst to work closely with Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and Office of Inspector General (OIG) personnel, as well as investigators. Investigative Analysts use and provide direction on the sources of information to develop profile data and trend analyses; and to produce and disseminate information and/or analytical reports. Research and analysis conducted are for the purpose of identifying, mitigating, and investigating criminal and serious noncriminal/administrative misconduct by agency employees and contractors, their associates, and criminal groups seeking to compromise Customs and Border Protection (CBP) systems, processes, and procedures.

Typical work assignments may include:

  • As a Senior Investigative Analyst, representing the Branch as a subject matter expert and providing analysis to other Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, as directed by Threat Mitigation and Analysis Division (TMAD) management, in furtherance of CBP integrity promotion objectives;
  • Gathering of analytical and investigative information and data from numerous public, commercial, and private-sector databases and governmental/law enforcement systems; conducting research and analysis on collected information regarding OPR integrity investigations, OPR integrity initiatives and CBP Fact Finder inquires; and using this information, research and analysis to identify potential criminal, unethical or corrupt conduct and trends;
  • Maintaining awareness and understanding of the latest investigative and analytical regulations (new policies and directives, precedent setting case law, etc.), and being able to articulate applicable procedural  guidance to others;
  • Preparing and presenting detailed briefings, seminars, and training sessions to internal and external stakeholders and customers to explain the in-depth results of highly complex analytical research, studies, special enforcement operations, and comprehensive interpretation of intelligence and trend analysis techniques and results;
  • Utilizing sophisticated analytical software, graphics and other automated applications to report potential breaches of integrity and criminal activity; and
  • Conceiving, identifying, collecting resources for, and executing proactive programs to identify potential targets for investigation.



  • OPR/TMAD Field and Headquarters Locations


Application Process

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Last modified: 
August 8, 2018