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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 Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest. The DoD OIG offers the full range of Federal benefits (https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits) and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements.

    This position is also being advertised as a Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman under job announcement
    D-DODIG-10179581-18. A total of one (1) selection will be made from this announcement or the Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman announcement.

    As an Attorney Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman (WPO) you will be responsible for educating agency employees: (1) about the prohibitions on retaliation for protected disclosure and (2) who have made or are contemplating making a protected disclosure about the rights and remedies against retaliation for protected disclosures. The Attorney (WPO) will not act as a legal representative, agent, or advocate of the employee or former employee.

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    • As an Attorney, GS-0905-15, your typical work assignments may include the following:
    • Serves as the Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman for the Department of Defense (DoD).
    • Develops and implements a DoD-wide program for educating employees on prohibitions, rights and remedies under whistleblower protection statutes.
    • These statutes include the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended; the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989; 10 U.S.C. 1034 (military members); 10 U.S.C. 1587 (nonappropriated fund employees); 10 U.S.C. 2409 (contractor employees);
    • Presidential Policy Directive 19 (intelligence personnel); and 5 U.S.C. 2302 (civilian appropriated fund employees).
    • Leads comprehensive and coordinated global educational and awareness efforts to reach civilian, military service members and contractor employees at posts, camps, stations and facilities worldwide.
    • Provides a channel for employees to solicit information about the whistleblower statutes, making protected disclosures, what constitutes retaliation, how to file complaints of reprisal and the investigations process.
    • Serves as the OIG's representative in the Federal Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman working group to other government agencies such as the U. S. Office of Special Counsel, and to non-governmental whistleblower organizations and advocacy groups.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 20% temporary duty (TDY) travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496668100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.