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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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    The incumbent of this position serves in the Office of the Counselor to the Inspector General as an Attorney-Advisor to the Inspector General (IG) in the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA). In that capacity, the Attorney-Advisor is responsible for providing the IG and his/her nationwide staff of auditors, analysts, criminal investigators, and healthcare inspectors with critical legal policy advise needed to carry out the statutory responsibilities imposed by the IG Act of 1978, as amended.

    As an Attorney - Advisor (General), you will:

    • Provide legal advice and guidance related to healthcare operations and delivery.
    • Play a key operational role in the planning, coordination, and review of OIG work products, to include audits, evaluations, inspections, reviews, and investigations.
    • Represent the OIG before the Merit Systems Protection Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other administrative bodies.
    • Engage in important legal policy making determinations that significantly affect OIG operations, consulting with the VA Office of General Counsel as well as VA Offices of Regional Counsel where necessary.
    • Provide independent legal advice and guidance related to OIG operations and activities including contract law, protection and release of information, ethics and VA programs and operations.
    • Serve as a legal advisor for OIG management, including the Assistant Inspector Generals (AIGs), the Deputy AIGs (DAIGs), and other OIG supervisors at headquarters and field offices.
    • Coordinate liaison activities with high-level VA program officials, the Department of Justice, United States Attorneys' Offices, other Federal agencies, and Congress.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 Nights per month. The incumbent should anticipate frequent walking and standing as a component of this travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0905 Attorney

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