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    Duties

    Summary

    About the Position: This position is located in Special Projects Directorate of the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. The incumbent will be physically located in the Arlington, VA office, but may be required to travel to Afghanistan for temporary duty. The incumbent conducts reviews and assessments in accordance with quality control standards developed by the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency and SIGAR, is considered an expert in developing and applying appropriate techniques and methodologies to respond to engagement objectives, and is skilled at planning and executing complex reviews and assessments. The incumbent serves as an Analyst-in-Charge and typically will work closely alongside senior management and the Director of Special Projects to develop engagements, analyze Afghanistan reconstruction programs, and evaluate their results and effectiveness. The incumbent is responsible for all phases of the review cycle: planning, executing, and reporting pursuant to SIGAR's Special Projects Policies and Procedures. The incumbent reports to the Director of Special Projects.

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent will be responsible for leading multiple engagements at a time and for rapidly responding to emergent issues of high interest to management and the Inspector General. The issues may require close collaboration with other SIGAR directorates and executive agency officials. In order to complete assignments, the incumbent will perform the following:

    • Conduct research and analysis on assigned issues. Incumbent must be adept at establishing mutually beneficial professional relationships and proactive in sharing information that has been gathered from their research. The incumbent must be resourceful in the references and research venues used to ascertain information that is germane to the subject under review.
    • Coordinate and liaise with all Directorates that have pertinent information on the issue at hand. The incumbent will also be required to work outside of SIGAR to obtain information from other agencies that is critical for accomplishing their assignment. Must be able to work well both individually and in a close team environment while under deadlines to produce a product on the assigned task.
    • Assignments may covers a variety of actions, including comprehensive reviews of wide-ranging reconstruction projects or programs, Congressional requests, specific audit/investigative analyses, hot-line and other referrals, materials for testimony /briefings, etc.
    • Reviews projects and programs for indications of and vulnerability to fraud, waste, and abuse of funds appropriated for reconstruction efforts. Creates and executes queries; performs extensive data mining; identifies trends within data for further investigation and assess risk; researches and examines source systems and documentation; prepares reports of findings for Congress and the Executive Branch.
    • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates data on various topics and develops findings and suggested remedial actions based on the analysis.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional overseas travel to Afghanistan may be required

    Supervisory status

    No

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    Knowledge Requirements:

    • Expert knowledge and skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to complex projects from the preplanning phase through completion and final delivery of the product/service.
    • Extensive experience managing multiple projects and achieving stated goals and requirements.
    • Expertise in interpersonal techniques to meet and deal effectively with others at all levels of authority and exert a positive influence.
    • Extensive experience communicating technical information orally and in writing in preparation of required reports.
    • Must have an understanding of Government Agencies and their operations such as budgeting, funds flow, interrelationships, etc.
    • Must be skilled in interviewing techniques required to obtain data from various people and sources.
    • Experience background in either Audits or Investigations in an Inspector General environment is desirable.
    • Experience in Afghanistan or reconstruction is desirable.

    Qualifications

    Who May Apply: US Citizens

    In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

    Experience is described as work that prepared you to do the work in this job and is defined as: conducting research and analysis to include reviews of reconstruction projects/programs, managing multiple tasks with meeting objective goals, and reports findings and suggested actions.

    Education

    Additional information

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
    • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
    • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
    • Incumbent occupies a position that may be considered essential to the overall support of the SIGAR mission. If your position is considered emergency essential, failure to remain in your position may result in separation for the efficiency of the Federal Service (Ch. 75, Title 5 USC; FPM Ch. 752).
    • Domestic and overseas travel may be required. For overseas travel, the incumbent will be required to meet minimum standards of fitness for deployment to the CENTCOM region to include the ability to wear personal protective equipment, including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor, and chemical/biological protective garments.
    • This position requires the incumbent to complete a Form SF 312, Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement.
    • The incumbent must be eligible for and be able to maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance and be subject to Random Drug Testing IAW AR 600-85 and Department of Defense Directive 2010.9.
    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

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    Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

    As described above, your complete application includes your resume and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    1. Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
    2. Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

    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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    Benefits

    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.

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    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 online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section above.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/29/2018 to receive consideration

    • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10213756).
    • Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
    • Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.
    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    If you submit an inquiry to the e-mail address listed in the Agency Contact Information below please identify the announcement number of the position in the subject line of the e-mail. This will expedite a response to your inquiry.

    Agency contact information

    Army Applicant Help Desk

    Address

    AS-APF-W6QWAA SPECIAL IG FOR AFGHANISTAN RECONSTR
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    Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
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    Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

    Congress created the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to provide independent and objective oversight of Afghanistan reconstruction projects and activities. SIGAR conducts audits and investigations to promote efficiency and effectiveness of reconstruction programs and detect and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse.

    Next steps

    Your application will be forwarded to the selecting official for further review. If the selecting official is interested in obtaining additional information, they will contact you directly.
    No further communication will be provided regarding your application status.
    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.

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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/499599700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.