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Job Title:  Inspector General
Agency:  Federal Maritime Commission
Job Announcement Number:  2013-02-DE-850699

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year
Friday, March 15, 2013 to Friday, March 29, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


**Pay for this position will exceed the salary range for a GS-15. Salary on appointment will be computed in accordance with the provisions of the IG Reform Act of 2008 (specifically, section 4 of P.L. 110-409), and will not exceed $165,300 per annum.


The FMC is an independent regulatory agency with a mission to foster a fair, efficient, and reliable international ocean transportation system and to protect the public from unfair and deceptive practices.   More information about the FMC and its programs can be found at


This position is located in the Office of the Inspector General, Federal Maritime Commission, in Washington, DC.



  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service


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The incumbent performs the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Serves as the Inspector General (IG) and independently develops, directs and executes the audit, investigative, and support operations of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and leads initiatives that improve efficiency and effectiveness of the office and FMC.
  • Provides leadership and coordination and recommends policies for activities designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of FMC programs and operations. 
  • Communicates to the Commission and Congress regarding problems and deficiencies relating to the administration of the agency’s programs and operations, and the necessity for and progress of corrective actions.
  • Reviews existing and proposed legislation and regulations concerning programs and operations of the agency and makes recommendations concerning the impact of such legislation and regulations on the economy and efficiency in the administration of such programs and operations.
  • Plans and directs an audit and investigative program to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in agency program activities.
  • Serves as the spokesperson on matters of internal audits and investigations and represents the OIG in meetings with agency leadership, Administration officials, members of Congress and their staff, the accountability community, the public, and media.
  • Submits semiannual reports to the Chairman, who in turn, transmits the report to each House of the Congress. Such reports are transmitted to Congress in accordance with the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended.


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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants are required to meet the qualification requirements listed in the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, which is available for review in any Federal Human Resources Office, or online at Those requirements are summarized below.

In order to qualify for the Inspector General, GS-301-15, you must meet the following:

Have 52 weeks of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Specialized experience may include: experience in conducting investigations or audits and preparing appropriate related reports to identify and propose corrective or legal actions; OR experience in applying laws and regulations applicable to the conduct of business by Federal, State, or local government agencies, employees, or private organizations including laws governing audits and investigations; OR experience in planning and directing an audit and investigative program to detect and prevent fraud, waste and abuse in agency programs; OR experience in conducting investigations or audits of the full scope of agency operations, and developing policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure regulatory compliance. Such experience may have been gained while performing work as an Inspector General, Assistant Inspector General, a senior member of an Inspector General staff, Investigator, or other similar positions that allowed the applicant to independently perform auditing and investigative assignments and to brief management officials on findings.

1. New appointees to the Federal service must complete a 1-year probationary period.
2. Completion of a 1-year supervisory probationary period is required.
3. Suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation.
4. Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume 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. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Highly Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.

The Category Rating process does not add veterans’ preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).

The occupational assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies:

  • Technical Competence
  • Accountability
  • Internal Controls
  • Legal, Government, Jurisprudence
  • Writing


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Benefits:  The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at or


If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of service or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from the Selective Service (see


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Plan(CTAP):  If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, provide a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal (at least "fully successful" or equivalent), and proof of eligibility, i.e., a RIF separation notice or Certification of Expected Separation, and SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must be placed in the "Well Qualified" category or higher in order to be given priority consideration. 


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To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on Friday, March 29, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 850699.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:

Click the following link to view and print the occupational assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational assessment questionnaire and

Fax 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.


The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:


1. Your Résumé or similar application in written format must include experience, start and ending dates of employment, work hours, salaries, and employers for each position.

2. A complete Occupational Assessment Questionnaire.

3. Other supporting documents:

      - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable (Copy of DD-214 provided must show type of discharge/ character of service)


Phone: (404)331-4541
Agency Information:
Atlanta Services Branch
Office of Personnel Management
75 Spring Street SW Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement e-mail that your submission was successful. Based upon your rating category, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. Once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks), you will be notified of your status via e-mail.  

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