This position is located in the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG), DODIG - MISSION SUPPORT TEAM. The DODIG - MISSION SUPPORT TEAM is responsible for the conduct and oversight of investigations into allegations against senior officials within the DoD. The division also conducts reviews, surveys, and studies, when required.Learn more about this agency
As a Special Assistant, GS-0301-14, your typical work assignments may include the following:
- Assist the Director to develop and implement Executive Secretariat policy, guidance, procedures and training to ensure accurate, concise, coordinated and timely tasking, and processing of internal and external executive correspondence.
- Provide direction to the OIG staff regarding operation, activities and long range planning of the Executive Secretariat to support the OIG components.
- Serve as the subject matter expert and primary action officer for the implementation of DoD directives, instructions and manuals for written material.
- Maintain awareness of DoD OIG priorities during the development and publishing of executive correspondence to the Department, Congress and other Executive branches of the Federal government.
- Assist the Director in the development and management of short, mid and long range practices to improve OIG correspondence effectiveness with Congress, the Department and other Federal branches.
- Prepare complex statistical reports to provide the Director with recommendations on long and short term courses of action to enhance Executive Secretariat operational capability.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions Of Employment
- U.S. citizenship.
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
- 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 DoD OIG.
- Current DoD civilian employees are not required to submit to drug testing if moving from one Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another with no break in service, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
- If you have not previously completed a probationary period with the Federal government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period.
- This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the initial issue date of the referral list.
- Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.
- All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
- Applicants who have held a non-temporary General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the time-in-grade restriction.
- The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.
QualificationsApplicants must demonstrate that they meet the Minimum Qualification requirements as noted below.
Specialized Experience: You must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-13 level in the federal service or at an equivalent level. Specialized experience is defined as having ability to implement policy, guidance, procedures for correspondence management and train personnel to ensure accurate, concise, coordinated and timely internal and external executive correspondence. Ability to develop and manage short, mid and long range practices to improve correspondence effectiveness internal and external to an organization. Develop and deliver training, ensure components conformance to policy and procedures and maintain effective liaison with staff to ensure effective correspondence management. Ability to conduct various studies, in such areas as work flow measurements, problems or issues encountered, changes in policy and how it will affect the correspondence control program. Knowledge and experience with document management and tracking systems and the actions required to develop, implement and maintain such a system in a complex, diverse organization. Ability effectively write and edit correspondence and communicate changes in a concise manner that is clear.
You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp.
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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.
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.
Military retirees seeking to enter civil service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they are within 180 days following their official date of retirement (5 United States Code 3326.)
If applicable, you may apply under the appropriate Special Appointment Authority and be considered for non-competitive appointments.
Please see link for definitions of the Special Appointment Authorities: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp
Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): See Veterans Guide for definition. Submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (member 4) showing length of active duty, character of service, and type of discharge.
Disabled Veterans: See Veterans Guide for definition. Submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (member 4) showing length of active duty, character of service, and type of discharge, and a VA Certification Letter.
Military Spouse: Submit a copy of the spouse's PCS orders or VA certification of disability or death of service member, along with any other documentation proving eligibility such as a most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
Family Members Eligible under Executive Order 12721: Submit a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, from the position and any other documentation proving eligibility.
Interchange Agreement: Submit a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, from the position and any other documentation proving eligibility.
Schedule A: Submit proof of disability in the form of written certification from a licensed medical professional, OR a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, OR any Federal agency, State agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
Reemployed Annuitants: DoD policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): Applicants must be well-qualified, which is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position established by the Best Qualified category definition.
Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
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.
How You Will Be Evaluated
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.
All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the following competencies:
- Decision Support
- Information Management
- Interpersonal Skills
- Organizational Awareness
- Self Management
- Written Communication
Preview the assessment questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10617972
Your complete application package includes:
- Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). Resume should include the following: where you worked, job title, series and grade, if applicable, 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;
- SF-50 - All current Federal employees must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable, which documents current Salary and 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. NOTE: An award SF-50 (i.e. cash or time off award) that does not indicate grade or level (i.e. pay band) or tenure to determine your eligibility for this position will not be accepted. **Current OIG employees ONLY: you do NOT need to submit a copy of your SF-50(s).
- Performance Appraisal - All current Federal employees must submit a copy of their most recent completed annual performance appraisal received within the past 18 months. The performance appraisal must include the final rating. If a completed performance appraisal does not exist, is incomplete or unavailable, you must submit an explanation as to why it is not available at the time of your application submission. Mid-year progress reviews will not be accepted. **Current OIG employees ONLY: you do NOT need to submit a copy of your Performance Appraisal.
- Veterans' Preference - To claim veterans' preference, 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 and signed SF-15 will be required prior to your entrance on duty.). Future military retirees can submit a "Statement of Service" if within 120 days of retirement. 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).
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): 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/.
- Military Spouse Preference (MSP) - Spousal Travel Orders/Permanent Change of Station(PCS) Orders, Marriage Certificate, and Military Spouse Preference Self Certification checklist
- 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 "Additional Information" section above.
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.
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.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents above.
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Agency contact information
AddressDODIG - MISSION SUPPORT TEAM
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350
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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/547991500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.