Law Enforcement

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is directly responsible for meeting the statutory mission of promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of Social Security Administration (SSA) programs and operations and to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in such programs and operations. To accomplish this mission, we direct, conduct, and supervise a comprehensive program of audits, evaluations, and investigations relating to SSA's programs and operations. We also search for and report systemic weaknesses in SSA programs and operations, and make recommendations for needed improvements and corrective actions.

Skills We Look For

  • Skills vary depending on position
  • Must pass a comprehensive background investigation

Examples of Positions in This Area Include:

Criminal Investigators use traditional investigative techniques and are armed when on official duty. They are assigned additional duties based on interests and experience including instructors for firearms, defense tactics, and fitness, computer forensics, technical investigative equipment specialists, and task force participants.

Auditors exercise considerable judgment on matters affecting the preparation of audit programs, the scope of audit work to be performed, and the audit techniques to be employed.

Auditors create and administer agency audit programs and procedures. They exercise considerable judgment in matters of preparation, scope, and techniques involved in audit performance.

For more information on Office of the Inspector General positions, visit OIG's Jobs and Careers web page.