Job Overview

Summary

MINNESOTA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

This position is located in the Joint Force Headquarters-State (JFHQ-ST), Adjutant General's Personal Staff, Office of the Inspector General.   This position will function as a journeyman level Inspector General (IG) with a focus on investigator duties and responsibilities.  

UNIT:  JFHQ, NGMN-IG , Saint Paul, MN

SELECTING OFFICIAL:  COL Ivar Tait, 651-281-3834

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible MOS in the Minnesota Army National Guard and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently enlisted in the Minnesota Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment. For enlistment/appointment information, contact www.nationalguard.com.

**Upon selection, individuals will undergo a background check to validate suitability for employment with the federal government as permitted by law, regulation, Presidential order or other authority. Suitability is dependent upon the particular requirements for security clearance, sensitivity level, and DOD IT network access.  Items checked include, but are not limited to all criminal history record information, employment history, education and fiscal accountability/responsibility.**

Duties

Serves as a specialist to the State IG in processing U.S. Army Inspector General Action Requests (IGARs) and U.S. Air Force Complaints in accordance with AR 20-1 and AFI 90-301 respectively, and other applicable guidance.  Conducts oversight and quality review for investigations into allegations, ensuring thoroughness, impartiality, and appropriateness of any action taken.  Incumbent hears a variety of IG complaints, grievances, inquiries, and/or suggestions at any time from military members (retired and active), civilians, and dependents.  Employee determines the nature of the complaint and the specific issues to be addressed. Briefs and instructs IOs regarding matters to be investigated and applicable evidence rules.Provides unit training and guidance to command and personnel on the process and the procedures for filing IG complaints or IGARs. Assists in the establishment and implements the Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) program in accordance with United States Army and Air Force Guidance and the applicable requirements and guidelines set out in the Department of Defense (DoD) Hotline program for reporting Fraud, Waste and Abuse complaints. Conducts the State’s Inspector General Program, ensuring that complaints/issues presented, rightfully belong in the IG process. Resolves issues regarding complaints or IGARs, which are received within the Inspector.  Provides assistance and advice to the State Inspector General or Adjutant General, as required, on all matters subject to the jurisdiction of the Office of the State Inspector and as directed by the Adjutant General.  Provides assistance with Privacy Act matters relating to the State National Guard in the IG office, which includes Freedom of Information Act responsibilities. Performs other duties as assigned.