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    This position is located in the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG), DODIG - OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS. In this position, you will provide oversight (audits, evaluations and inspections) across the full spectrum of programs, policies, procedures and functions of the Intelligence Community, Special Access Programs, Nuclear Enterprise and related security issues within the Department of Defense.

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    Perform reviews and critical assessments of programs in areas in support of the Lead Inspector General mission. Incumbent applies advanced analytical methods and techniques and organizes and applies broad, comprehensive knowledge of the law, regulations, directives, functional policies, procedures and techniques related to the oversight of overseas contingency operations to develop viable programmatic and policy options related to recommendations developed from the lessons learned initiative.
    Document findings, prepare reports, ensuring adherence to report procedures, formats and protocols, providing supporting documentation, cross references or other information. Provide recommendations and conclusions with justification; define corrective action needed to address identified problems and issues. Identify 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.
    Develop and implement follow-up plans to track implementation of oversight work results; tracks and reports on follow up as required.
    Develop plan, methodologies and approaches for analyses or evaluations conducted independently or as part of a team; define scope, objectives and resources required for projects; conducts studies and evaluations, adapting plans and procedures as necessary to meet established goals and objectives; gathers data, through review of complex documents and information and through on-site visits and interviews with responsible staff.
    May act as team leader on assigned projects; provide instructions to team members, assign work, provide training and review work products, ensuring responsive results and adherence to established goals and time frames.
    As directed, provides comprehensive support to the reporting process to include research, analysis, and writing services. Written reports are released to Congress, other federal agencies as well as foreign governments and non-government organizations.
    Researche and write reports that are accurate, timely and suitable for the intended audience, occasion, and purpose. The development of these reports requires knowledge of Department of Defense (DoD), Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the OCO programs and services. Excellent writing and editing skills are required. The end product should be ready for release with little or no rewriting required.
    Utilize the knowledge of the Federal oversight work products and planned programs to assist program directors and the DIG OCO in the preparation and presentation of complex materials or highly complex issues before a wide variety of audiences; also uses information to assess the political and institutional environment where decisions affecting the DoD OIG responsibilities are made and implemented.

    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

    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, or investigations);
    - Knowledge of and/or direct experience with DoD budget formulation and review and the Federal budget cycle and activities;
    - Extensive 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;
    - Expert 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;
    - Expert 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.


    Basic Requirement: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, qualified applicants must possess:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade GS-09 for the GS-11 within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.

    One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade GS-11 for the GS-12 within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.

    One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade GS-12 for the GS-13 within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.


    There is no Education requirement for this position.

    Additional information

    • Competitive wages, flexible schedules and one of the most comprehensive benefits packages found in either government or private sector. These extraordinary benefits encompass health, pay, work/life balance, growth & learning.
    • Moving expenses will NOT be paid.
    • Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment.
    • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
    • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov)
    • Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)
    • 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 form on DoD Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another TDP with no break in service within the DoD, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case by he gaining Component.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application will be evaluated and we will review your resume to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Resume: You are encouraged to choose only ONE method of submitting your resume. (HR will review the resume that the system date stamps as the latest one received and this may not be the resume, which best reflects your qualifications for the job and may result in an ineligible rating.) You may submit your resume by: attaching in your USAJOBS account. For assistance in preparing your resume, take a look at the DFAS Resume Tools

    The following supporting documents are ONLY required if applicable to your personal qualifications or status. They must be received by the closing date of the announcement or at the time of application if applying to an announcement with an extended closing date.

    • WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on 10/10/2019, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

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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 below.
    Click 'Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

    1. Follow the prompts to upload required documents.
    2. 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
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    Engaged Oversight Professionals Dedicated to Improving the DoD

    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 Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The agency mission is to detect and deter fraud, waste, and abuse in Department of Defense programs and operations; promote the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of the DoD; and help ensure ethical conduct throughout the DoD. The DoD OIG offers the full range of Federal benefits (see link below) and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements.

    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 assessments of programs in support of the missions assigned to the ODIG-OIG.

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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

    The resume that you submit will be used to assess your qualifications for the job, and to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

    All information included in the resume are subject to review and verification. HR will review your resume to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If, after reviewing your resume, a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position and, if you're already an employee, you may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including removal from Federal service.

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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.

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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 to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/547106400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.