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    This position is located in the Alexandria, VA Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Overseas Contingency Operations (DIG-OCO) and reports to a Director performing reviews and critical analyses of funding, policy, and operational information in support of the Lead Inspector General (LIG) mission assigned to the ODIG-OIG.

    Salary Range:
    AD-11 Pay scale $68,036 - $88,450
    AD-12 Pay scale $81,548 - $106,012

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    As a Program Analyst, AD-0343-11/12, your typical work assignment may include the following:

    Serves as a Program Analyst and performs research and analysis duties in support of quarterly reporting and oversight planning responsibilities of the Lead Inspector General mission.

    Develops questions and requests for information directed to Federal agencies engaged in overseas contingency operation activities, programs, and activities funded by the United States Government.

    Analyzes information related to strategic areas of Security, Stabilization, Support to Mission, Humanitarian Assistance, Governance as well as funding requests, appropriations, expenditures, disbursements, reprogramming activities, contracts, grants and agreements.

    Reads and summarizes oversight projects and reports; tracks recommendations, conducts continuous gap and trend analyses and "lessons learned" research related to planned, ongoing, and completed projects and reports; maintains awareness of strategies, policies, regulations, legislation and Congressional interests related to overseas contingency operations.

    Drafts well-formulated, accurate, and timely questions, summaries, briefings, reports, and official correspondence that reflect a thorough understanding of the topic.

    Note: If selected, your duties will be less with increased supervision.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions Of Employment

    U.S. Citizenship

    This position is being filled using 5 U.S.Code 3161 authority and is available for 13 month increments. This temporary position may be extended beyond the 13-month period based upon performance and the needs of the OIG.

    Incumbent must be able to attain and maintain a Secret level clearance.

    Travel to overseas contingency operation locations may be required.

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


    • Knowledge of DoD and Federal sector objectives, programs, goals, operations, and best practices and private sector management practices to apply them to assigned projects and studies;
    • Knowledge of DoD organizations, missions, functions, and strategic objectives to conduct and support evaluations;
    • Knowledge of and/or direct experience with the activities related to overseas contingency operations (military, diplomatic, or humanitarian);
    • Knowledge of and/or direct experience with an oversight agency (audit, evaluations, investigations);
    • Knowledge of and/or direct experience with budget formulation and review and the Federal budget cycle and activities;
    • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques to conduct analyses of programs;
    • Skill in the conceptualization and design of methodologies for evaluations and program reviews;
    • Skill in analyzing data and information to identify issues and develop conclusions and recommendations;
    • Skill in written and verbal communication to present evaluation findings, brief leadership and negotiate acceptance of corrective action;
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with internal staff and external organizations to maintain awareness of ongoing operations and to conduct reviews;
    • Proficiency and/or direct experience using Microsoft Office applications in the development of spreadsheets, templates, and other data collection forms.


    There is no Education Requirement for this position.

    Additional information

    • Working for DoD 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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    • You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

      Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirement listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the best qualified candidates, you will be referred to the hiring official for employment consideration.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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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.


    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 provide a complete Application Package.
      See required documents above.Click 'Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
      1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
      2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
      3. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position.
      Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement.
      You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    Agency contact information

    Janice Fisher


    4800 Mark Center Drive
    Alexandria, VA 22350
    Learn more about this agency

    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.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Office of Inspector General, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.


    Next steps

    • You will receive emails at various points in the evaluation process to notify you of:
      1) receipt of your application;
      2) after further evaluation, whether or not you are referred to the selecting manager for consideration and possible interview; and
      3) the final disposition of your application when recruitment 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

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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.

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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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