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    This position is located in the Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Inspector General
    (OIG), Deputy Inspector General. Investigative Policy and Oversight. The incumbent will work with a team of investigators and conducting complex general criminal investigations and developing DoD-wide general investigative policies. The position is located in Alexandria, VA.

    Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.



    Current Permanent Non-Department of Defense Civilian Employee - Non DOD Transfer Former Federal Employee, eligible for reinstatement Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) Eligible under Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Priority Placement Program S (Military Spouse) registrants referred through the Automated 

          Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) for this position

    Eligible for NAF/AAFES Interchange Agreement Eligible for 30% Disabled Veterans  Eligible for Persons with Disability Executive Order 12721 Current Permanent Department of Defense DODIGCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) - DOD Transfer (Excluding DODIG)Interchange AgreementOther Special Hiring Authority




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    • As a team member plans, schedules, and conducts inspections and oversight evaluations of the criminal investigative functions of the DCIOs and Department law enforcement organizations. 
    • Develops data collection methodologies and collects required data to identify strengths and weaknesses, assesses and analyzes problem areas and recommends actions for correction and prevention of future similar problems.
    • Prepares investigative and evaluation reports to be issued by the OIG, DoD, to the Secretaries of the Military Departments and other DoD program managers.
    • Ensures the investigative and evaluation reports contain a thorough analysis of data obtained during reviews of DCIOs relating to their operational procedures and the effectiveness and efficiency of said operations.
    • Monitors, reviews, and analyzes criminal investigations for scope and timeliness; effective use of investigative techniques; adherence to established regulations; impact and significance on programs and personnel of the affected Service, Agency, and the DoD; and patterns recurring in more than one situation, service, or agency indicating a need for Department-level action to prevent, detect, or remedy fraud, waste, and abuse. 
    • Establishes and maintains liaison with DoD and Non-DoD organizations. 
    • Develops and coordinates DoD-wide criminal investigative policies and procedures.  
    • Provides oversight of technical aspects of complex DoD-wide general criminal investigations.  
    • Attends and conducts meetings and briefings of investigative policy matters to DoD and Non-DoD  organizations. 
    • Provides advice to senior management, to include SES level, concerning the planning, development and execution of DoD and OIG policies and programs to prevent fraud and corruption in DoD operations. This includes expert advice on internal reviews, oversight programs, and other activities. 
    • Reports significant investigations and investigative results to the Program Manager, Director, Inspector General (IG) and the Secretary of Defense.
    • Provides advice/guidance to management.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - May require up to 25% travel for temporary duty (TDY)

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship Required
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance
    • Position is subject to random drug testing
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Financial Disclosure Statement (SF-450) required

    Position has been designated as Critical Sensitive; incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

    Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with Department of Defense (DoD) OIG.  Organizational entities within the DoD are not required to conduct mandatory drug testing for DoD civilian employees moving by transfer or reassignment from one DoD Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another TDP with no break in service within the DoD, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis by the gaining Component.

    U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.

    May require up to 25% of temporary duty travel (TDY). 


    Permanent Change of Duty (PCS—Relocation) expenses WILL NOT be paid.


    Recruitment incentives WILL NOT be authorized


    If you have not previously successfully completed a probationary period with the Federal Government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a two year probationary period.


    Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.


    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the issue date of the referral certificate.


    The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.

    Job sites and equipment may require modification in the event reasonable accommodation is necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.


    Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Statement (SF-450) required.




    Specialized Experience: You must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-12 level or equivalent under GS or another pay system. Specialized experience includes extensive experience in researching, planning, directing, managing, and conducting general criminal investigations and program evaluations; and coordinating investigative matters with other Federal, state, local and foreign law enforcement and security agencies.  Has thorough knowledge of criminal, civil, administrative, and contract law including the Uniform Code of Military Justice; investigative techniques; rules of evidence; laws and regulations.  Skill in program analyses and methodology, problem solving and independent judgement.  Skill in written and oral communication to prepare comprehensive, professional, accurate investigative and evaluation reports and brief evaluation report findings and recommendations to leadership.

    Candidates will be further evaluated on the level and quality of their experience and possession of the following relevant competencies in order to determine the level of your qualifications. These competencies include:

    • Skill in planning, managing and conducting programs and coordination of criminal investigations programs inspections and evaluations
    • Ability to evaluate and analyze complex fraud allegations
    • Skill in using independent judgment in recognizing and solving problems
    • Skill in Oral communication
    • Knowledge of military and defense civilian personnel organization and structure

    Applicants who have held a non-temporary General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction.

    All qualification and Time in Grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


    There is no substitution of education for experience at this level.


    Additional information

    Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application will be assessed to the extent to which you possess the competencies listed in the "Qualifications" section above and ultimately placed into one of three quality category levels: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, and Qualified. 


    During further evaluation, you may be asked to provide additional information or participate in other methods of assessment, such as structured interviews. Individuals who are subject matter experts in the requirements of this position may participate in further evaluations.


    Your responses will be carefully reviewed and must be supported by factual information in your resume. Inflating or otherwise enhancing your qualifications and errors or omissions may result in loss of further consideration.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

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    Required Documents

    Your complete application package includes:

    • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). Resume should include the following: where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and salary;
    • Copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable, which documents current Competitive (#1 on block 34 of SF-50) position occupied. If the position currently occupied is Excepted Service (#2 on block 34 of SF-50), you must provide an SF-50 that provides proof that you've held a permanent position with career or career-conditional status, unless your Excepted Service appointment qualifies you for appointment through an interchange agreement or miscellaneous authority. If currently occupying an excepted service VRA, provide an SF-50 documenting your current Veterans Recruitment Appointment. 
    • To claim veterans' preference and/or veterans' appointment eligibility, submit a DD-214 indicating the most recent dates of service, character of service and type of discharge. To claim 10% or more disability, submit a VA certification letter in addition to a DD-214 (If selected, a completed SF-15 will be required prior to your entrance on duty.). Future military retirees can submit a "Statement of Service" only if retirement DD 214 or proof of transitional leave is not yet available. The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). 
    • Any additional documentation that would provide proof of your eligibility category for which you are applying. Required documents are listed next to the eligibility category in the "Other Information" section. 
    • To claim ICTAP eligibility, you must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for this program: a separation notice, a SF-50 documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. Section 8337(h) or Section 8456. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

    Submission of a resume alone is NOT a complete application. This position may require the completion of additional form/s and/or supplemental materials. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

    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.

    Working for OIG offers 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 http://www.usa.gov/Federal-Employees/Benefits.shtml.

    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

    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, January 23, 2017 to receive consideration.

    •To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

    •Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

    •It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

    •To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    •To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

    If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

    1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1841870.

    2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, January 23, 2017 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

    To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

    2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.

    3. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    Agency contact information

    Kimberly D. Williams


    DFAS Office of Inspector General DFAS OIG
    Defense Finance and Accounting Service
    Indianapolis, IN 46249
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    A United Organization Working as One Team

    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.  

    Next steps

    When your application package has been reviewed, you will receive an email advising whether or not you were determined to be best qualified and referred to the hiring manager.  Referred candidates may be contracted for an interview.  You will be notified when the selection process is complete.

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.


Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

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.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456181900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.