This position is located in the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG), DIG Administrative Investigations, Hotline. The DIG Administrative Investigations, Hotline is responsible for providing a confidential means to report violations of law, rule, or regulation or other criminal or administrative misconduct that involve DoD personnel and operations, without fear of reprisal.Learn more about this agency
As an Investigative Analyst, GS-1805-5/7/9, your typical work assignments may include the following:
- Responsible for entering, retrieving, analyzing, consolidating and reporting a broad range of investigative, programmatic and operational data and information.
- Utilizes management information and automated systems to extract, analyze and report statistical data for investigators, senior analysts, and senior management.
- Observes and advises on events, the status of the investigations, programs and operations, and trends. Conducts a wide variety of analysis to detect trends; and passes analyzed data to the responsible individual.
- Prepares spreadsheets, charts, briefing, slides, dashboards, and other reports in support of the agency reporting requirements.
- Monitors automated time and attendance system and payroll data. Analyzes and resolves errors in the automated systems, tracks payroll execution overtime and compensatory time, and maintains current and accurate reports.
- Assists in the review of travel authorizations and vouchers. Analyzes and resolves errors in the automated system for travel, tracks the travel budget execution, and produced reports.
- Glean and analyze data from automated systems to assist with answers to General Counsel FOIA requests, Litigation Hold Requests, and Discovery requests.
- Assists in execution and monitoring of the full range of personnel actions. Enters, tracks, retrieves, and analyzes personnel data in automated systems. Tracks and analyzes cumulative personnel actions for status, trends and reports.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. citizenship.
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
- Position has been designated as Noncritical Sensitive. Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
- Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with DoD OIG.
- Current DoD civilian employees are not required to conduct drug testing if moving from one Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another TDP with no break in service, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
- If you have not previously successfully completed a probationary period with the federal government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period.
- This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the initial issue date of the referral list.
- Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.
- All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
- Applicants who have held a non-temporary General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the time-in-grade restriction.
- Relocation allowance WILL NOT be authorized.
- The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.
QualificationsYou may qualify for the GS-5, GS-7 or GS-9 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualifications requirements:
GS-5: You must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-4 grade level. Specialized Experience for this position is defined as: Applicants must have skill in written communication to present clear and concise information. Must have the ability to access and operate large automated data base systems. Must have excellent office automation skills including experience with MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.
GS-7: You must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-5 level. Specialized experience for this position includes performing database searches assisting with research analysis, performing basic assisting trend analysis and statistical studies for an administrative investigation organization; preparing routine reports, manipulating data from a variety of investigative databases; and providing information to senior analysts, investigators, and supervisors.
GS-9: You must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-7 level. level. Specialized experience for this position includes assisting with trend analysis and statistical studies for administrative investigation organization; summarizing reports and extracting essential intelligence information to create cohesive reports for superiors and obtaining and manipulating data from a variety of investigative databases.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Substitution of education for experience:
GS-5: A four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, or a qualifying combination of general experience and undergraduate-level education.
GS-7: Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement, one (1) full year of graduate level education, or a combination of specialized experience and education required to qualify at the GS-07 level as described above.
GS-9: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B OR J.D., if related.
Combining Education and Experience: The percentage of the education plus the percentage of the required experience equal 100 percent. If you qualify by a combination, your experience must be detailed in your resume and transcripts are required.
You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp.
All qualifications and time-in-grade (if applicable) requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
Only experience and/or education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more that 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specialized in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
Accreditation: Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/ and U.S. Department of Education website at http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Working for DoD OIG offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
If applicable, you may apply under the appropriate Special Appointment Authority and be considered for non-competitive appointments.
Please see link for definitions of the Special Appointment Authorities: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp
Military retirees seeking to enter civil service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they are within 180 days following their official date of retirement (5 United States Code 3326.)
Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): See Veterans Guide for definition. Submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (member 4) showing length of active duty, character of service and type of discharge.
Disabled Veterans: See Veterans Guide for definition. Submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (member 4) showing length of active duty, character of service and type of discharge and a VA Certification Letter.
Family Members Eligible under Executive Order 12721: Submit a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, from the position and any other documentation proving eligibility.
Military Spouse: Submit a copy of the spouse's PCS orders or VA certification of disability or death of service member, along with any other documentation proving eligibility such as a most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
Schedule A: Submit proof of disability in the form of written certification from a licensed medical professional, OR a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, OR any Federal agency, State agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
Reemployed Annuitants: DoD policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): Applicants must be well-qualified, which is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position established by the Best Qualified category definition.
Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirement listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the following competencies:
- Skill in written communication
- Ability to access and operate automated database systems.
- Skill in using MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
GS-07 & GS-09
- Knowledge of policies and procedures for the life cycle of complaint processing and administrative investigations.
- Knowledge of a wide range of DoD and Federal investigative concepts, regulations, management principles and procedures to accomplish tasks associated with assignment.
- Ability to research, obtain, analyze and report data and information.
- Skill in written communication to present clear and concise information, and assist with preparing summaries of statistical analysis for internal reports and semi-annual reports to Congress.
- Knowledge of rights, restrictions, responsibilities and processes related to release or withhold of information related to the Privacy Act, FOIA, Litigation Hold requests, and Discovery requests.
- Knowledge of missions and functions of DoD components, Military Services Inspector General organizations, and DoD OIG components.
- Skill in utilization of management information and automated data systems, office analytical and graphics software.
- Skill in using office automation programs such as MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.
Preview the assessment questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10270213
Background checks and security clearance
Your complete application package includes:
Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). Resume should include the following: where you worked, job title, series and grade, if applicable, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week and salary;
An official or unofficial transcript documenting a degree in a related field. Transcript must have name of college/university to prove accreditation. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to your entrance on duty;
Completed assessment questionnaire;
Copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable, which documents current Competitive (#1 on block 34 of SF-50) position occupied. If the position currently occupied is Excepted Service (#2 on block 34 of SF-50), you must provide an SF-50 that provides proof that you've held a permanent position with career or career-conditional status, unless your Excepted Service appointment qualifies you for appointment through an interchange agreement or miscellaneous authority. If currently occupying an excepted service VRA, provide an SF-50 documenting your current Veterans Recruitment Appointment.
NOTE: An award SF-50 (i.e. cash or time off award) does not indicate grade or level (i.e. pay band) or tenure to determine your eligibility for this position and will not be accepted.
Most recent Performance Appraisal;
To claim veterans' preference, submit a DD-214 indicating the most recent dates of service, character of service, and type of discharge. To claim 10% or more disability, submit a VA certification letter in addition to a DD-214 (If selected, a completed and signed SF-15 will be required prior to your entrance on duty.). Future military retirees can submit a "Statement of Service" only if retirement DD 214 or proof of transitional leave is not yet available. The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable).
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
Any additional documentation that would provide proof of your eligibility category for which you are applying. Required documents are listed next to the eligibility category in the "Additional Information" section above.
Submission of a resume alone is NOT a complete application. This position may require the completion of additional form/s and/or supplemental materials. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents above.
Click 'Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
3. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete
Agency contact information
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350
You will receive emails at various points in the evaluation process to notify you of: 1) receipt of your application; 2) after further evaluation, whether or not you are referred to the selecting manager for consideration and possible interview; and 3) the final disposition of your application when recruitment is complete.
To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
Reasonable Accommodation: DoD OIG provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation is made on an individual case basis.
Equal Employment Opportunity: DoD OIG is an equal opportunity employer. Selections for this position are based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other non-merit based factors.
Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.
False Statements: Misrepresentation of your experience or education or otherwise providing false or fraudulent information may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/506400900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.