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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, promoting excellence, 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). Within the DoD OIG, the ODIG OCO provides leadership for the Lead IG mission and includes the following divisions: Joint Strategic Planning, Strategic Communications, Joint Program Management, Theater Operations, and Staffing.

    The Strategic Communication and Outreach Division is charged with keeping Congress, senior agency, OIG leaders, and the public informed of the oversight work and accomplishments of the Lead Inspector General for a designated OCO. It coordinates with the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development, and interacts with DoD and other Federal Government agency officials to promote a synchronized reporting effort.

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    Assists in the preparation of biannual and quarterly oversight reports and related materials in support of declared overseas contingency operation (s) for which a Lead Inspector General (LIG) is designated in accordance with §8L (d) (2) (F) and (G), of the IG Act of 1978, as amended, 5 U.S.C.

    Researches, writes, and edits reports that are accurate, timely and suitable for the intended audience, occasion and purpose. The development of these reports requires knowledge of the OFS/OIR missions; knowledge of Department of Defense (DOD), Department of State (DOS), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and of other entities contributing the declared OCO missions.

    Excellent writing and editing skills are required to provide comprehensive support to the production of complex and comprehensive publications. The end product should be ready for release with little or no rewriting required.

    Gathers historical, statistical, funding and other data in the preparation of a comprehensive report that gives consideration to the audience, strategic messages, and topics; determines the most logical and effective use of information; and ensures all appropriate safeguards are maintained regarding sensitive or classified information.

    Adheres to established report production procedures and guidelines; provides supporting documentation, cross references or other information; makes recommendations and offers conclusions with justification; identifies potential areas of disagreement with the area being reviewed and makes recommendations to minimize formal non-concurrences; considers and resolves issues on factual matters to ensure balanced and accurate results; develops and implements follow-up plans to track implementation of oversight work results; and tracks and reports on follow-up activities, as required.

    Utilizes the knowledge of the Lead Inspector General work product and planned programs to assist senior leaders in the preparation and presentation of complex materials or highly complex issues before a wide variety of audiences.

    When tasked, will undertake special studies, direct projects, and carry out assigned missions of the very highest priority, many of which are of direct concern to the agency. In this connection, incumbent is relied upon to plan, direct, coordinate, and expedite projects and actions appropriate for each assignment.

    Establishes and maintains highly effective working relationships with all staff including the appropriate DoD, Congressional officials and members of internal and external organizations, including joint organizations and the other military services.

    This position is being filled using 5 U.S. Code subsection 3161 authority. This excepted service position is temporary and available for 13- months. This temporary position may be terminated early or extended beyond the 13-month period based upon incumbent 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. Travel will generally be in 90, 120 or 180 day rotations and may include benefits, such as danger pay, post differential, overtime and other relocation incentives. 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 you 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-17-014

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Overseas travel, including locations such as Southwest Asia, may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    United States Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/467112600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.