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Department:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Agency:  Headquarters, NASA
Hiring Organization:  Office of the Inspector General
Job Announcement Number:  IG14N0001

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$52,146.00 to $67,787.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 to Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
This announcement is open to all qualified U.S. citizens.


The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts audits, reviews, and investigations of NASA programs and operations to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement and to assist NASA management in promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. The OIG consists of approximately 200 auditors, analysts, specialists, investigators, attorneys, and support staff at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC, and NASA Centers throughout the U.S.

This position is located in the Office of Audits. This office conducts independent, objective audits, reviews, and other examinations of NASA and NASA contractor programs and projects to improve NASA operations. This office provides a broad range of professional audit and advisory services, performs focused reviews of specific management issues, comments on NASA policies, and is responsible for oversight of NASA audits performed under contract or by other Federal agencies. The Office of Audits helps NASA accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of NASA operations and by deterring fraud, crime, waste, and abuse.


  • Successful completion of pre-employment background investigation
  • Position is in the Excepted Service
  • Occasional travel may be required


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In this position, you will have an opportunity to do the following:

Analyze programs, organizational structures, and contractor activities in a scientific environment.

Identify areas of concerns or violations of law, policies, or procedures that become evident in the course of audit a review.

Provide legal advice to staff in support of audits and program review activities.

Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for support staff.

Drafts public and non-public reports of audit findings and conclusions.


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Applicants must hold a J.D. degree (or graduate by the time of appointment) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar. Applicants must also have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: assisting, participating or leading reviews of administrative programs and providing necessary legal research and/or opinions.

U.S. citizenship is required.


All candidates meeting the qualification requirements will be referred to the selecting official without rating and ranking.

There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the NASA Office of Inspector General considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring.


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NASA offers excellent benefit programs and competitive salaries. To learn more about pay and benefits at NASA, click HERE.


Any applicant tentatively selected for this position may be required to undergo a pre-employment background investigation.

As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of it at the time you apply.

If you are a first time applicant, we recommend that you review NASA's Applicant Guide to ensure that you are providing a complete resume. Failure to submit the supplemental data and a resume that contains all of the required information may result in loss of consideration for positions in which you are interested.


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This vacancy is being filled through NASA STARS, an automated Staffing and Recruitment System. NASA partners with USAJOBS in providing a seamless application process. Before you begin the application process, please read the vacancy announcement carefully and have all required information available. You may begin the process of submitting your resume by clicking on the "Apply Online" link.

In order to be considered, you must submit a resume completed on the USAJOBS site. When completing your USAJOBS resume, please remember that NASA limits resumes to the equivalent of approximately SIX typed pages, or approximately 22,000 characters including spaces. You will NOT be allowed to complete the application process if your resume is too long or if your resume was uploaded to USAJOBS from a second source. Additionally, NASA does not accept documents attached through USAJOBS' document attachment feature.

Once you submit your resume to NASA, you will be asked to complete a short series of additional questions. You must finish the entire process in order to have a complete application package and receive consideration. Your answers will not be saved unless you finish the entire application.

You may edit a previously-submitted application, if the announcement is still open. For more information, see the Applicant Guide..

If you are unable to apply electronically for this position, submit your resume and supplemental questions to: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Resume Operations Center, Mailstop: HS50, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812. DO NOT submit your resume directly to the Center advertising this vacancy. Mailed resumes must be received by the close of business on the closing date of the announcement. Hard copy resumes requirements are provided at: Hard Copy Resume Requirements.

All applications must be received no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.


NASA's application process has been specifically developed to ensure that we only ask you for the information we absolutely need to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility. In order to apply for this position, you only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. (For example you need not submit narrative 'KSA' statements; they are not required and will not be evaluated.) In this way we allow you to focus on preparing a resume that best describes your background and abilities. For assistance in preparing your resume, consult the Applicant Guide.

Nothing further is required until requested by the Human Resources Office. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume. For example, we may ask you to provide academic transcripts or proof of Federal employment status. If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form). If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.


Office of Human Resources
Phone: 202-358-2459
Agency Information:
NASA's Resume Operations Center
Mailstop HS50
Marshall Space Flight Center, AL


If you are found to be a qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

At NASA, we pride ourselves on efficient and timely recruitment actions, and you can normally expect to learn the outcome of the selection process in a fairly short period of time. In addition, to ensure that you can measure progress for yourself, NASA provides you with regularly updated information on the status of the vacancy announcement.

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