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    OIG is organized into three line elements: the Offices of Investigations, Audits and Evaluations, and Healthcare Inspections; along with the Office of Contract Review, the Office of Management and Administration and the Office of Special Reviews. In addition to the Washington, DC, headquarters, OIG has offices located in more than 30 cities throughout the country.

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    The OIG has an urgent need for a GS-1810-13 Investigator, located in the Office of Special Reviews, who would be responsible for working on high profile, time-sensitive investigative review projects that are considered to be of special interest to VA stakeholders, including Congress, veterans, and the public. The primary purpose of this position is to conduct, lead, or participate in these projects at the direction of the assigned manager. The incumbent will author or assist with drafting reports published by the OIG, including reports which will provide VA with independent expert analysis, advice, and recommendations designed to improve VA operations and programs. The incumbent will routinely collaborate and coordinate with other OIG offices and directorates on projects.

    Additional vacancies for GS-1810-13 Investigator positions, located in other OIG line elements and offices, may be filled from this vacancy.

    As an Investigator, you will:

    • Lead or participate in multifaceted investigations, reviews and special projects that are highly complex, time-sensitive, and of interest to the public, Congress and the national media, including investigations that address the possible violation of laws, rules, and regulations. When appropriate, make referrals to other directorates or offices for potential investigations, audits, or inspections.
    • Perform sensitive duties and assignments of importance to the Inspector General (IG) and functions with a high degree of independence, flexibility, and resourcefulness in order to complete multiple and varied assignments on short deadlines.
    • Contribute to the identification of new projects for the Office to undertake. Identify and develop proactive initiatives to provide timely and effective oversight of VA programs susceptible to fraud, waste, or abuse, in consultation with other OIG offices and directorates.
    • Author accurate, thorough, and well-written investigative reports. Review and edit written work product of peers.

    It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the announcement. As a result, the announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date of receipt of the 200th application or at 11:59 p.m. ET on 09-17-2018; whichever occurs first. Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 6-10 Nights Per Month. Travel nationwide under tight deadlines. The incumbent should anticipate frequent walking and standing as a component of this travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1810 General Investigation

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509720600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.