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Surveillance Specialist

**This Vacancy is Open to:

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
  • Family of overseas employees
  • Federal employees - Competitive service
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Land & base management
  • Military spouses
  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
  • Special authorities
  • Veterans



This position is located in the Headquarters office of the Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Incumbent is responsible for the expert installation and operation of technical surveillance and communications intercept equipment used during the criminal investigative, enforcement, and intelligence operations conducted by OCI.



  • Serve as an expert source of surveillance program knowledge and support for FDA\OCI. Manage the complex technical aspects of the OCI’s activities regarding electronic surveillance and evidence gathering on a nationwide basis.
  • Design, acquire, assemble, modify, test, and prepare technical surveillance equipment for installation. Conduct covert installations in a variety of undercover locations.
  • Attend and receive briefings concerning the objectives of specific criminal investigations, available intelligence on identified suspects, and the evidence collection requirements for the activity.
  • Develop written operational plans that document the best technical surveillance options for the specific criminal investigation.
  • Develop and implement technical training for special agents on application, operation, and use of technical surveillance equipment.
  • Maintain liaison and working relationships with public utility firms, Federal, State, and Local law enforcement agencies in joint surveillance projects.
  • Prepare and provides justifications for equipment requests. Makes recommendations for improved operational effectiveness.


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