Job Overview


The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General's (USPS OIG) mission is to provide reports to Postal Service Executives, the Board of Governors, and Congress to help the Postal Service maximize revenues (over $65 billion a year), minimize costs, and prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.  

The USPS OIG is seeking students enrolled in college/university programs to fill our Student Cooperative position in the Office of Investigations, Pacific Area Field Office, located in Long Beach or Los Angeles, CA. The successful candidate will provide a wide range of investigative and analytical support to the Office of Investigations.  This includes gathering data, conducting limited inquiries, assisting in case development, reviewing video/audio recordings, producing compilation videos, reviewing files and records for fraudulent activities, researching, assembling, compiling, and tabulating information for agent's use in developing search and arrest warrants, and further assisting agent's in evaluating evidence for administrative, civil, and criminal hearings or trials. The Student Cooperative Program is available for continuous employment throughout the year, while in school. 

Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and/or the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, September 03, 2014 will be considered.

The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.

This position is being advertised at the Administrative Band level. The salary range for this position is $13-$17/hour. Locality Pay is authorized. 


Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon area of assignment. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.

The employee performs specialized administrative duties with continuing responsibility for projects, questions, or problems that arise in the area of assignment/curriculum. Each assignment typically consists of a series of related actions or decisions prior to final completion.

  • Addresses a wide variety of problems or situations common to the segment of the program or function to which the employee is assigned. Decisions or recommendations are based on the development and evaluation of information that comes from various sources.
  • Identifies and studies factors or conditions and determines their interrelationships as appropriate to the defined area of work.
  • Takes or recommends actions that are consistent with the objectives and requirements of the program or functions.
  • Recognizes the dimensions of the problems involved, collects the necessary information, establishes the facts, and takes or recommends action based upon application or interpretation of established guidelines.
  • Performs various administrative and miscellaneous clerical work in support of area of assignment/curriculum.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No