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    OIG is organized into seven operational units: the Immediate Office of the Inspector General, Office of the Counselor, Office of Audits and Evaluations, Office of Healthcare Inspections, Office of Investigations, Office of Management and Administration, and Office of Special Reviews. In addition to the Washington, DC, headquarters, OIG has offices located in more than 60 locations throughout the country.

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    OIG’s Office of Investigations (OI) investigates potential crimes and civil violations of law involving VA programs and operations committed by VA employees, contractors, beneficiaries, and other individuals. These investigations focus on a wide range of matters including health care, procurement, benefits, construction, and other fraud; cybercrime and identity theft; bribery, embezzlement, and conflicts of interest; drug offenses; and violent crimes. OI is staffed by special agents, forensic auditors, and other specialized staff in headquarters divisions and regional field offices that use data analytics, cyber-tools, covert operations, and other strategies to detect and address conduct that poses a threat to or has harmed VA personnel, operations, and the veterans or other beneficiaries they serve. Through criminal prosecutions and civil monetary recoveries, OI's investigations promote integrity, patient safety, efficiency, and accountability within VA.

    The incumbent serves as a Personnel Security Specialist in OI’s Personnel Security and Suitability Division located in Washington, DC. As such, the incumbent is responsible for administering and maintaining the OIG Personnel Suitability and Security Program, including the VA OIG Drug-Free Workplace drug testing and medical examination programs for OIG applicants and employees.

    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13 full performance-level; however, you will be selected at a lower grade level (GS-07 or GS-09). You will be provided the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    - Develop and document procedures, policy, forms or other instruments needed to carry out the Personnel Security Program.
    - Manage all aspects of policy development, oversight and program assessment, making recommendations concerning major VAOIG Personnel Security Program security projects, and incorporating national level regulations and policy guidance in standards, guidelines, and policies.
    - Implement the Personnel Security program by designating position sensitivity, initiating, coordinating and adjudicating the background investigations of applicants, employees and contractors for the VAOIG.
    - Review appropriate forms and initiates all National Agency Check and Inquiries and other background investigations on employees and contractors to ensure that their employment or retention is consistent with the mission of the Service and the national interest.
    - Receive and review background investigation reports. Prepare case evaluations and adjudications based on the facts of the case.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/588750500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.