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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 Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Overseas Contingency Operations 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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    • Applies expert knowledge and experience to serve as the Managing Editor/Writer responsible for synchronizing, integrating, and crafting published reports to be submitted to Congress on military, humanitarian, and diplomatic topics directly related to overseas contingency operations.(Operations Freedom's Sentinel and Inherent Resolve)
    • Oversee editorial operations; write, re-write and edit content in support of the publication of quarterly reports on two overseas contingency operations; known as Operation Inherent Resolve (Iraq/Syria) and Operation Freedom's Sentinel (Afghanistan).
    • Each report represents an original effort requiring the incumbent to be able to apply knowledge of overseas contingency operations to include areas of strategy, funding, contracting, services, and programs related to the military, diplomatic, and humanitarian efforts; an understanding of Federal Government oversight reporting requirements; the ability to serve as a managing editor for comprehensive, complex and sensitive publications of national and Congressional interest; and the ability to immediately contribute in a significant manner to the production process.
    • Reports are coordinated among other Federal agencies and are released to Congress and published on a public web site. The reports may impact national and international funding, perception, policy and strategy. Represents the Office to senior leaders of other Federal agencies in the preparation, coordination, and execution of OCO oversight activities. Leads discussions about projects, activities, and mission requirements; presents briefings to vested parties at all stages of project execution.
    This position is being filled using 5 U.S. Code subsection 3161 authority. This excepted service position is temporary and available for 24-months. This temporary position may be terminated early or extended beyond the 24-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 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.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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