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    If you would like to be a part of a Federal organization dedicated to serving our Nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Our vision is to be a model oversight organization in the Federal Government by leading change, speaking truth, and promoting excellence a diverse organization, working together as one professional team and recognized as leaders in our field. The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest.

    As provided within Section 8L of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, the Lead IG is charged with comprehensive oversight, planning, and reporting responsibilities to include the publication of a Joint Strategic Oversight Plan for the designated overseas contingency operations (OCO) Operations Inherent Resolve (OIR) and Freedom's Sentinel (OFS).

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    This position contributes at a significant level to the Lead IG mission to include serving within its operational cells with direct knowledge and experience with OCO oversight operations.  The work is integral to the reporting on the audits, evaluations and inspections in OCO locations and contributing to the oversight planning, data call assistances, and reporting activities which are key mission critical initiatives of the OIG/Lead IG. The incumbent will be the principal liaison between various oversight entities and in-theater military command representatives to garner support for the Lead Inspector General mission and execution of oversight activities.

    Up to 25% of the incumbent's time will be spent:

    - Collaborating/liaising with officials and representatives of the offices of the on-site COCOM, Defense, DOS, USAID, and other Federal agencies to assure that DoD policies, methods, and procedures in combating fraud, waste, and mismanagement are understood, effective, and responsive.  The incumbent must be able to skillfully anticipate sensitive problems with stakeholders; skillfully negotiate and implement innovative and cost effective solutions; and be adept at balancing customer needs with resource and policy constraints.

    - Overseeing necessary support to deployed DOD IG personnel, including administrative and "quality of life" support of DOD IG personnel deployed long-term in the Command's area of operations and coordinating administrative and logistical support for short-term TDY deployments of DOD IG assessment/audit teams, or visiting headquarters personnel.

    - The incumbent will lead and participate in briefings to stakeholders and ODIG OCO management and also have the ability to effectively conduct interviews with management officials and employees of inspected or evaluated activities collecting complete and relevant information

    The remaining 75% of the incumbent's time will be dedicated to:

    - Performing mastery level research, reviews of oversight agency reports, analytic and writing duties, requiring expert written skills in order to prepare briefings, reports, or other written products that comply with the OIG's editorial manual and supports the publication standards used for quarterly reports and the Comprehensive Oversight Plan for Overseas Contingency Operations (COP-OCO).

    - Work significantly with, and contribute to the effort(s) of the ODIG OCO Directorates of Strategic Planning, Joint Program Management, and Strategic Communication to assist in achieving mission accomplishment through the continual collection and analysis of data and written contribution to quarterly reports and the COP-OCO.

    - Analyzing high priority areas and managing outreach efforts to identify potential targets of opportunity and designs and recommends options to meet mission requirements;

    - Preparing, with minimal preparation time, executive summaries and associated materials that enable senior leaders to remain fully knowledgeable of key issues.

    - Continuously updating the Deputy Inspector General for Overseas Contingency Operations (DIG OCO) and senior leaders on Lead Inspector General mission issues.

    These positions are being filled using 5 U.S. Code § 3161 authority. The positions are temporary and available for 13 months increments. These temporary positions may be extended beyond the 13-month period based upon performance and the needs of the OIG/Lead IG mission.

    Contingency Operations employees may be required to travel to contingency operations locations, such as Southwest Asia. All candidates must meet specific requirements set forth by the related Combatant Command, such as CENTCOM, to be qualified to travel.

    If you are interested in being considered for a Contingency Operation position, please email your resume to LeadIGRecruiter@dodig.mil. In the email indicate what position you are interested in. On the subject line, please indicate the Job Announcement Number: Lead IG-17-012

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Employees may be required to travel to contigency operation locations, such as Southwest Asia

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466760100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.