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 www.opm.gov. 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.
CONDITION(S) OF EMPLOYMENT:
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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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
- Internal Controls
- Legal, Government, Jurisprudence