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    If you would like to be a part of a Federal organization dedicated to serving our Nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest. The OIG offers the full range of Federal benefits (https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits) and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements.

    The Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Overseas Contingency Operations, DoD Office of Inspector General, has vacancies within its office related to the Lead Inspector General Mission for the following position:

    Program Analyst

    The Lead Inspector General (Lead IG) is charged with providing oversight for designated overseas contingency operations (OCO) such as Operations Inherent Resolve (OIR; Iraq/Syria) and Freedom's Sentinel (OFS, Afghanistan).

    Selected candidates  will assist in the research, analysis, and drafting of Quarterly and Bi-Annual reports submitted to Congress and made available on a public Internet website.

    The incumbent must meet and maintain Security clearance requirements at the Secret level.

    This is a time limited position within the Department of Defense. This excepted service temporary position is available for 13-months.  This temporary position may be terminated early or extended beyond the 13-month period based upon incumbent performance and the needs of the OIG. This position is being filled using 5 U.S. Code subsection 3161 authority.

    The position is located in Alexandria, VA.  Overseas travel may be required.

    If you are interested in being considered for the Program Analyst position, please email your resume to LeadIGRecruiter@DODIG.MIL. In the email subject line indicate Lead IG-16-019.

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    Assists in the preparation of biannual and quarterly oversight reports and related materials in support of declared overseas contingency operation (s) for which a Lead Inspector General (LIG) is designated in accordance with §8L (d) (2) (F) and (G), of the IG Act of 1978, as amended, 5 U.S.C.

    Researches, writes, and edits reports that are accurate, timely and suitable for the intended audience, occasion and purpose. The development of these reports requires knowledge of the OFS/OIR missions; knowledge of Department of Defense (DOD), Department of State (DOS), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and of other entities contributing the declared OCO missions.

    Excellent writing and editing skills are required to provide comprehensive support to the production of complex and comprehensive publications. The end product should be ready for release with little or no rewriting required.

    Gathers historical, statistical, funding and other data in the preparation of a comprehensive report that gives consideration to the audience, strategic messages, and topics; determines the most logical and effective use of information; and ensures all appropriate safeguards are maintained regarding sensitive or classified information.

    Adheres to established report production procedures and guidelines; provides supporting documentation, cross references or other information; makes recommendations and offers conclusions with justification; identifies potential areas of disagreement with the area being reviewed and makes recommendations to minimize formal non-concurrences; considers and resolves issues on factual matters to ensure balanced and accurate results; develops and implements follow-up plans to track implementation of oversight work results; and tracks and reports on follow-up activities, as required.

    Utilizes the knowledge of the Lead Inspector General work product and planned programs to assist senior leaders in the preparation and presentation of complex materials or highly complex issues before a wide variety of audiences.

    When tasked, will undertake special studies, direct projects, and carry out assigned missions of the very highest priority, many of which are of direct concern to the agency. In this connection, incumbent is relied upon to plan, direct, coordinate, and expedite projects and actions appropriate for each assignment.

    Establishes and maintains highly effective working relationships with all staff including the appropriate DoD, Congressional officials and members of internal and external organizations, including joint organizations and the other military services.


    1.      Knowledge of the international and overseas contingency operational environment, culture, strategy, lines of efforts, funding, sources, contracting, services, and programs related to the military, diplomatic, and humanitarian efforts funded by the United States Government and supporting the OFS/OIR missions. 

    2.      Must be able to identify, gather, and evaluate data; identify source documents and prepare requests for information; provide support and have the ability to analyze and evaluate multi-national program operations.

    3.      Expertise in writing, editing, research techniques and methods to develop and prepare authoritative and technical data related to Overseas Contingency Operation programs funded by the United States Government.  

    4.      Knowledge of Congressional, DoD, State, USAID and Federal sector policies, goals, programs, services and operations related to OCO missions.

    5.      Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques to conduct data calls and perform research. 

    6.      Proficiency in analyzing data and information to identify issues and develop conclusions and recommendations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel to domestic and international locations may be required.

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    Who May Apply

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    United States Citizens

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship Required
    • Position requires Secret Security clearance
    • Position is drug test designated
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Apply via e-mail to LeadIGRecruiter@DODIG.MIL Subject: Lead IG-16-019



    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Accreditation: Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/ and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html websites.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


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    Required Documents

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Reemployed Annuitants may be eligible for appropriate pay rate for the position without a reduction in pay or of the annuity. As a result, the salary of the annuitant is not offset by the amount of the annuity received for the period of employment.

    As a Federal employee, incumbent may elect health insurance, life insurance, participate in the Federal retirement system, and will receive Sick and Annual leave benefits.

    The OIG ffers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://www.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-employees.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    All documents must be saved as PDFs.  You should name your file with your last name, first name, and document name (e.g., Smith, John Cover Letter.pdf).  To ensure consideration for employment, submit the following:

    Resume.  Please indicate the position or positions you're applying to, valid and current contact information, and include relevant experience/training in private sector, DoD or another federal agency.

    If applicable, College Transcripts are required.


    On the Subject line please indicate the Job Announcement Number:  Lead IG-16-019.

    All application materials become property of the office and will not be returned.

    Applicants who have relatives and/or family members employed within the DoD OIG must specify the organizational entity or entities in which these individuals are employed.

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    DFAS Office of Inspector General DFAS OIG
    Defense Finance and Accounting Service
    Indianapolis, IN 46249
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/449666700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.