Careers at the DoD Office of Inspector General

The DoD Office of Inspector General (OIG) is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has more than 50 field offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. We employ more than 1,800 dedicated professionals composed of auditors, investigators, evaluators, and support personnel, such as administration, attorneys, editors, and statisticians. Our diverse team of oversight professionals is committed to improving the DoD and guided by our values of independence, integrity, excellence, and transparency.

We are a diverse and engaged team, empowered to help improve DoD programs and operations by providing relevant and actionable oversight in a timely manner. Central to this vision is our people. We strive to be an employer of choice, ensuring our people are well-trained, well-equipped, and engaged. We are committed to a culture of performance, disciplined execution, and tangible results. We work together as One OIG to achieve results.

 

Why work for the DoD OIG?

  • The Partnership for Public Service ranks us as one of the Best Places to Work in the U.S. Government.
     
  • We have a diverse workforce of over 1,800 professionals in numerous career fields, performing important work that supports
    the mission of America's largest Government agency.
     
  • We promote a work-life balance and provide full Federal benefits.                                                                                                        

     

     

Hiring Flexibilities

Candidates with Disabilities

Candidates who are Students or Recent Graduates

Candidates who are Veterans

Candidates with Peace Corps or AmeriCorps VISTA Service

Internship Opportunities

Reasonable Accommodation

Candidates with Disabilities

DoD OIG is actively recruiting and hiring persons with disabilities. We offer a variety of exciting jobs, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career advancement.

Hiring people with disabilities into federal jobs is fast and easy. People with disabilities can be appointed to federal jobs non-competitively through a process called Schedule A. People with disabilities may also apply for jobs through the traditional or competitive process.

Schedule A Hiring Authority

Schedule A is a special hiring authority designed to facilitate employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. While eligibility for a Schedule A appointment streamlines the noncompetitive process, it doesn't guarantee employment. The DoD OIG may noncompetitively convert the employee to a career or career conditional appointment in the competitive service who: (1)  Completes two (2) or more years of satisfactory service, without a break of more than 30 days, under non-temporary Schedule A appointment; and (2) is recommended for conversion by their supervisor. During this period, employees must adhere to their assigned performance standards.

To qualify for employment under Schedule A hiring authority, individuals must provide proof of a severe physical, psychiatric, or intellectual disability.

Proving Eligibility

You are eligible for Schedule A if you are a person with a severe physical disability, a psychiatric disability, or an intellectual disability. To prove your eligibility to be appointed to a federal job under Schedule A, you must:

Interview Process

DoD OIG makes reasonable accommodations for applicants to provide full access to the application process. During the interview process, the hiring official should ask you questions about your job qualifications and how you would perform the essential functions of the job. You are encouraged to present your qualifications in a positive manner which emphasizes abilities and assets. Sometimes an applicant will choose to anticipate and address job related questions about ways his or her disability may affect performance of critical duties, roles, and responsibilities of the job.

Keep in mind that hiring officials are prohibited from asking questions about your disability unless the questions are related to functioning on the job and consistent with the business needs of the position. To review the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's guidance about questions, agencies can ask about an applicant's disability. Please see the "Enforcement Guidance: Pre-employment Disability-Related Questions and Medical Examinations."

Open Opportunities

If there are no Schedule A hiring opportunities at this time, see "Find a Selective Placement Program Coordinator (SPPC)" below for more information on potential opportunities in other federal agencies across the U.S.

Find a Selective Placement Program Coordinator (SPPC)

DoD OIG has Selective Placement Program Coordinators (SPPC), who can help to recruit, hire, and accommodate people with disabilities at that agency.  You can search the SPPC Directory by state and/or federal agency to find your agency's SPPC.

Reasonable Accommodations

DoD OIG may provide you with a reasonable accommodation in appropriate cases. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Questions?

If you have any questions about a job filled non-competitively, such as what to submit, how to apply, or the status of your application, you may be interested in contacting the agency's Selective Placement Program Coordinator, Disability Program Manager, or Human Resources Office.

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Candidates who are Students or Recent Graduates

Whether you are on a career path or in the process of determining which career you would like to pursue, DoD OIG has numerous opportunities for high school and college/university students of all academic disciplines and levels. Many of these opportunities provide invaluable experiences.

The Internship Program is for high school and college students in search of an internship or other opportunity to gain work experience while in school. The program is designed to provide students who are enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore federal careers while still in school. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service. Explore available internship opportunities.

Student Summer Employment – Pathways Interns

The Student Summer Employment provides training and work experience for individuals during summer months.  The work ranges from office support trades to positions in professional fields.

Eligibility - Students must meet the following eligibility requirements to participate in the Student Summer Employment:

  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a diploma, certificate, or degree-seeking student. Verification showing enrollment status is required from the school.
  • Meet the minimum age required by federal, state, or local laws and standards governing the employment of minors.
  • Taking or scheduled to take a course load at least half-time in an accredited high school, technical, or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate, or professional school.

Pay and Benefits - Students in the Pathways receive a competitive salary but are not eligible for federal benefits.

How to Apply - Student summer employment opportunities are announced January through March of each year.  Explore the opportunities on the job search page.

Required Documentation:  You must include the following documentation with your application, otherwise you may be disqualified during the application process:

  • Resume
  • Academic transcript
  • ·School verification form
  • Completed application form on USA Jobs – you will need to create an account to apply

Any additional documentation required in the job description.

If you recently graduated from a qualifying educational institution or program, there are many opportunities available under the Pathways Recent Graduates Program.  The one-year program offers developmental experiences in the federal government in an effort to promote possible careers in civil service.

If you have an Associate's degree or equivalent, you will generally be considered at the GS-4 level, with a Bachelor's degree at the Grade 5 (GS-7 with superior academic achievement), with a Master's degree at the GS-9, and a PhD at the GS-11. See the information about Pathways Internship Positions on the OPM website for details.

You may qualify for a large number of administrative jobs with a degree in any academic major.  To help you choose the right career field, the Office of Personnel Management has prepared a table that groups Federal jobs that are often filled by college graduates with appropriate academic majors.  See Federal Jobs by College Major table for details.

Additional information about the Pathways programs can be found on the OPM Students and Recent Graduates including the Pathways FAQs.

Eligibility

  • Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
  • Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.

Program Administration

  • The Recent Graduates Program is administered primarily by each hiring agency.
  • Each agency must sign a Participant Agreement with the Recent Graduate that sets forth the expectations for the program.
  • Agencies provide OPM with information regarding their opportunities and post information publicly on USAJOBS about how to apply for specific positions.

Training and Development

  • Orientation program for Recent Graduates hired for the program.
  • Mentorship throughout the program.
  • Individual Development Plan to create and track Recent Graduates' career planning, professional development, and training activities.
  • At least 40 hours of formal, interactive training each year of the program.
  • Positions offer opportunity for career advancement.

After Program Completion

  • Recent Graduates may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, a term appointment lasting 1-4 years).
  • To be eligible for conversion, recent graduates must have:
  • Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.
  • Demonstrated successful job performance.
  • Met the qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.

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Candidates who are Veterans

How to apply to DOD OIG as a veteran

We Hire Vets

There are different ways for different types of veterans to be eligible.  See Federal Forms below regarding the SF15, APPLICATION FOR 10-POINT VETERAN PREFERENCE.  This form has a list of documents required to apply under a variety of Veteran’s Preference such as the special hiring authorities - VEOA, VRA, 30% or more disabled veteran, military spouse.  Schedule A and Operation War Fighter are presented below along with a list of resource websites including USAJobs.gov, FedsHireVets.gov, and vaforvets.va.gov.

The federal government's hiring process is very different from the private sector's hiring process. Specifically, when applying for federal jobs, veterans are often eligible to take advantage of hiring preferences and secure employment more quickly. You must meet the following legal eligibility requirements:

  • An honorable or general discharge is necessary;
  • Military retirees at the rank of major, lieutenant commander, or higher are not eligible unless they are disabled; and
  • Guard and reserve personnel on active duty for training purposes do not qualify.

DoD OIG fills its vacancies in two ways, noncompetitively and competitively. For positions that are available through noncompetitive hiring, DoD OIG uses Special Hiring Authorities to place eligible veterans on a fast track. Job announcements on USAJobs.gov specify whether a position is competitive or noncompetitive under the "Who May Apply" section.

  • Noncompetitive Hiring

Eligible veterans may be appointed to federal positions without competing with the general public, and the DoD OIG can hire you without posting a vacancy announcement. Veterans who are eligible for Special Hiring Authorities may be noncompetitively hired if they meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position.

Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

The Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) authority allows the DoD OIG to hire eligible veterans noncompetitively through the GS-11 grade level.  You can then be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment after two years of successful performance.  If you are hired to fill a temporary/term position under VRA, you will not be converted after two years of service.  Veterans’ Preference applies when using this authority.

30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans

The 30 Percent or More Disabled Veteran authority allows any veteran with a 30 percent or more service-connected disability to be hired noncompetitively to any position for which they meet the qualification requirements.  This is a time-limited appointment of more than 60 days, during which time you may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment based on successful performance.  There are no grade level limitations for job opportunities under this authority.

Schedule A

What is Schedule A

We hire people with different abilities – A little about Schedule A – What is Schedule A, Who is eligible for Schedule A, and Why do you need to know about Schedule A.  How to get a reasonable accommodation for applying and interviewing.  Click for information about  Schedule A on the OPM site, the USAJobs website, and the EEOC’s ABCs of Schedule A website.

Schedule A authority allows DOD OIG to noncompetitively hire eligible disabled veterans and persons with disabilities who have severe physical, psychological, or intellectual disabilities.  You can be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment based on successful performance, and there are no grade restrictions for job opportunities under this authority.

Competitive Hiring

Non-Competitive Hiring

Positions must be announced to a pool of job seekers in USAJOBS

Positions do not require public announcement.

The applicant does not have to meet the same eligibility requirements as a noncompetitive job posting.

The applicant must meet the requirements for noncompetitive status and be able to perform the essential duties of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

The applicant is rated based on qualifications

The applicant will not be subject to the usual requirement to determine the most qualified candidate and rating of qualification.

All veterans have the option to apply

 

Veterans may need to provide proof of eligibility for Veterans' Preference or special appointments in order to be considered eligible. These documents may include:

  • SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference

  • DD214, Certification of Job Readiness

  • Other medical documentation as requested

Veterans must provide proof of eligibility for Veterans' Preference or special appointments in order to be considered for noncompetitive placement. These documents may include:

  • SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference

  • DD214, Certification of Job Readiness

  • Other medical documentation as requested

 

 

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Competitive Hiring and Veterans Preference

Through the competitive process, some jobs are advertised to the general public on USAJobs.gov and anyone can apply.  Veterans’ Preference awards points to veterans during the competitive application process, providing an advantage in job placement.

Type of Preference When You Apply For A Federal Job

0-Point

Preference

If you are classified as having a 0-point preference, you are evaluated on the basis of your qualifications only. When applying for a job, you must submit Form DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to document your discharge under honorable or general conditions

5-Point

Preference

You are eligible for 5-point preference if you served during any of the following:

  • During a war
  • From April 28, 1952, through July 1, 1955
  • For 180 or more consecutive days after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976
  • During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990, through Jan 2, 1992
  • For 180 or more consecutive days between September 11, 2001, and the date prescribed by presidential proclamation or by law as the last date of Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, or between April 28, 1952, and July 1, 1955

To pursue a 5-point preference, you must submit Form DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to document your discharge under honorable or general conditions.

10-Point

Preference

You are eligible for 10-point preference if you served at any time and you have a service-connected disability or received a Purple Heart.

To pursue 10-point preference, you must submit:

  • Form DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to document your discharge under honorable or general conditions
  • Form SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference
  • Letter from the Veterans Affairs (VA) Regional Office stating your disability rating.  You can download your VA benefit letter from this website.

Disabled veterans receive 10-point preference regardless of their disability rating. 

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Building Your Resume

 

A resume for a federal job is different from a private-sector resume. It is longer, more detailed, and includes specific job-related terminology. Translate your military skills to civilian skills and follow these resume tips.

Collect your assets. Make sure you have the following information gathered:

  • Contact information for your former supervisors.
  • Performance appraisals.
  • Military documentation like your DD214, ACE transcripts and Verification of Military Experience and Training.
  • Any additional information that could help you stand out as an applicant.

Create a master resume that includes your work history, skills, accomplishments, volunteer work, and training.  Edit it for accuracy and clarity.

Use the federal agency's online resume builder.

  1. Copy and paste sections from your master resume into the online resume builder website of the federal agency that you are applying to.
  2. Complete any Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities sections and demonstrate success in the following area(s):
    1. Initiative: You saw a problem and resolved it.
    2. Innovation: You developed a new way of doing things.
    3. Leadership: You mentored less-experienced employees.
    4. Complexity: You overcame challenging times on the job.
    5. Scope: You were involved in work that covered many functional areas.
    6. Teamwork: Showcase and identify your role in team efforts.
  3. Choose your words carefully.
    1. Be sure to address the required specialized experience in your resume.  Human resources staff will scan your resume for job-related keywords and phrases.
    2. Incorporate keywords and phrases from the "Duties" or "Qualifications" section of the job vacancy notice into the "Work History" section of your resume.
    3. Make sure all of the relevant information is in the first five pages of your resume.
    4. Incorporate your responses to the Assessment Questions in your resume.
    5. Be sure your accomplishments are defined, creating reports is not the same as creating weekly reports indicating staffing levels, production, and budget and cost comparisons.
  4. Fill in the details
    1. Showcase details that demonstrate your past responsibilities and your work ethic.
    2. Use numbers to quantify your accomplishments. Point out, for example, that you "reduced department expenses by 30 percent in the first six months."
  5. Check spelling and accuracy.
    1. Proofread your resume.
    2. Have a friend or family member proofread it.
    3. Find a federal employee or someone with human resource experience to review your resume, if possible.
    4. Read your resume backwards to catch spelling or typos.
  6. Submit your resume and follow up.  Make sure DoD OIG or the agency received your resume.  Follow the policies and timelines to check the status.

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Federal Forms

Depending on the job you are applying for, you may need to submit the following forms. Read the instructions carefully to determine which ones you will need.

DD214 - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty: The DD-214 is issued to military members upon separation from active service.  It contains information about your dates of military service and separation.  As a veteran, you may obtain free copies of your DD Form 214 Report of Separation and other military and medical records through the National Archives. Please visit Request Military Service Records for more information.

SF-15 - Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference: The SF-15 is used by federal agencies and OPM examining offices to adjudicate individuals' claims for veterans' preference.

Note that a letter from the VA that contains the following may also be required:

  • Dates of service;
  • Discharge status; and
  • Disability rating.
  • Complaints and Appeals
  • The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) makes a willful violation of veterans' preference a Prohibited Personnel Practice.  If you are a preference eligible and you believe an agency violated any of your rights under the veterans' preference laws or regulations, you may file a formal complaint with the Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS).  This is the agency, by law, charged with investigating violations of veterans’ preference in federal employment.  If VETS is unable to resolve the complaint within 60 days, you may appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
  • The Uniformed Services Employment and reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) prohibits discrimination in employment, retention, promotion, or any benefit of employment based on your uniformed service.  The Department of Labor, through the VETS, provides assistance to all persons having USERRA claims.
  • If you are a disabled veteran and you believe an agency discriminated against you in employment because of your disability, you may file a disability discrimination complaint with the agency in question under regulations administered by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Additional Resources

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Candidates with Peace Corps or AmeriCorps VISTA Service

Upon successful completion of Peace Corps or AmeriCorps VISTA service, you qualify for non-competitive eligibility (NCE) after the completion of your service.  With NCE, a federal agency can hire you outside of the formal competitive job announcement process.

Your NCE lasts for one year from the date you complete service.  Agencies may extend the period for up to three (3) years after your completed service if you are:

  •  In the military service;
  • Studying at a recognized institution of higher learning; or
  • Involved in another activity, which in the agency's view, warrants an extension

NCE does not entitle you to a job within the federal government.  You must still apply and meet qualification standards and additional requirements, such as a background investigation. NCE makes it easier for federal agencies to hire returned Volunteers who meet the minimum qualifications of a given position.

NCE is a special hiring status that allows eligible AmeriCorps VISTA, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Peace Corps Response Volunteers, and Peace Corps Staff (who have been granted NCE) the opportunity to apply for and compete for jobs that are open to ONLY Federal Employees.

When applying for a job at DOD OIG, include AmeriCorps VISTA and/or Peace Corps certification of service documents with your application and make sure to mention your NCE status on your resume.

Explore these resources to further understand this hiring authority from the applicant perspective:

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Internship Opportunities

Internship Programs for Students

The Internship Program is for high school and college students in search of an internship or other opportunity to gain work experience while in school. The program is designed to provide students who are enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore federal careers while still in school. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service. Explore available internship opportunities.

Student Summer Employment – Pathways Interns

The Student Summer Employment provides training and work experience for individuals during summer months. The work ranges from office support trades to positions in professional fields.

Eligibility - Students must meet the following eligibility requirements to participate in the Student Summer Employment:

  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a diploma, certificate, or degree-seeking student. Verification showing enrollment status is required from the school.
  • Meet the minimum age required by federal, state, or local laws and standards governing the employment of minors.
  • Taking or scheduled to take a course load at least half-time in an accredited high school, technical, or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate, or professional school.

Pay and Benefits - Students in the Pathways receive a competitive salary but are not eligible for federal benefits.

How to Apply - Student summer employment opportunities are announced January through March of each year. Explore the opportunities on the job search page.

Required Documentation: You must include the following documentation with your application, otherwise you may be disqualified during the application process:

  • Resume.
  • Application – must log on to USA Jobs and create an account in order to apply.
  • Unofficial transcript and, if selected, an official transcript is required before appointment.
  • Any additional documentation required in the job description.

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Reasonable Accommodation
 

DoD OIG may provide you with a reasonable accommodation in appropriate cases.

Reasonable accommodations can apply to the duties of the job and/or where and how job tasks are performed. The accommodation should make it easier for the employee to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of reasonable accommodations include providing interpreters, readers, or other personal assistance; modifying job duties; restructuring work sites; providing flexible work schedules or work sites (i.e. telework) and providing accessible technology or other workplace adaptive equipment. Telework provides employees additional flexibility by allowing them to work at a geographically convenient alternative worksite, such as home or a telecenter, on an average of at least one day per week.

Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. To request reasonable accommodations:

  • Look at the vacancy announcement
  • Work directly with person arranging the interviews
  • Contact the agency Selective Placement Program Coordinator
  • Contact the hiring manager and engage in an interactive process to clarify what the person needs and identify reasonable accommodations
  • Make an oral or written request; no special language is needed

Click here to visit the Office of Personnel Management's website for more information on Disability Employment, Reasonable Accommodations, Assistive Technology, and Accessibility (Following this link will direct you away from the DoD IG's website).

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How to Apply

The DoD OIG offers potential applicants more than just jobs and professions. A career with the DoD OIG offers, to those who qualify, an opportunity to serve our Nation and those who are defending it worldwide.

That is why we are looking for the best -- the most qualified and highly-motivated professionals to serve as auditors, investigators, evaluators, special agents, and specialists in a wide range of support occupations, including budget, human resource management, procurement, and information technology. All OIG employees have a direct impact on the mission capability, safety, and welfare of the DoD and the U.S. warfighter.

Those chosen to serve with the DoD OIG receive full Federal benefits and have a wide range of programs available to them, including opportunities to further their education. The rewards are many, but the greatest reward is knowing that you are making a significant contribution to the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces who are serving our Nation.

Current employment opportunities (Following this link will direct you away from the DoD IG's website).

 

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship or National.

  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service. (see http://www.sss.gov).

  • Incumbents moving into a Testing Designated Position (TDP) will be 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 submit to drug testing if moving from one Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another with no break in service, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.

  • Job opportunity announcements may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the initial issue date of the referral list.

  • Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment [Priority Placement Program (PPP)].

  • Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only unless it is a training position.

  • If you have not previously completed a probationary period with the Federal government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a 1-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.

  • All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement, including time-in-grade if applicable.

  • Only experience and/or education obtained by the closing date of the announcement will be considered.

  • Suitable for Federal Employment.

  • May be required to submit a financial disclosure form (OGE-450) at time of appointment.

  • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.

  • You may be required to serve 1-year supervisory probationary period.

  • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.

  • PPP Application Based Preference Eligibles (Military Reserve and National Guard technicians, Military Reserve and National Guard technicians receiving disability retirement, and Retained Grade employees) will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only.

  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Priority Consideration: 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. For more ICTAP Guidance, click here. NOTE: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are NOT ICTAP eligible.

  • The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.

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Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

Resume: Resume should show relevant experience. Resume should include the following: Your name, address, phone, email, 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 (up to 40) and salary; you are encouraged to choose only ONE method of submitting your resume. (HR will review the resume that the system date stamps as the latest one received and this may not be the resume, which best reflects your qualifications for the job and may result in an ineligible rating.) You may submit your resume by: attaching in your USAJOBS account. DO NOT include the following information: Classified or government sensitive information; social security number; photos of yourself; personal information, such as age, gender, religious affiliation, etc.; or encrypted and digitally signed documents. Read more about what you should leave out of your resume at USAJOBS. PLEASE NOTE: Only the first 5 pages of your resume will be reviewed. Be sure your relevant experience is included in those first five pages. (cover letter optional).  Font cannot be smaller than 11 point.

Complete Assessment Questionnaire: Your resume must describe the quality of work in regards to responses to the occupational self-assessment questionnaire as they generate your numerical rating.

SF-50(s) - All current and former Federal employees, must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable. If your most recent SF-50 does not show that you meet the time-in-grade requirements or your competitive status eligibility (see below), you are required to submit additional SF-50's for verification. Failure to submit the required verification documents may disqualify you from consideration.

  • For time-in-grade eligibility: You must include with your application materials evidence of meeting time-in-grade. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates you meet the one-year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level.

  • For Competitive Status eligibility: (#1 on block 34 of SF50) 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 Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), provide an SF-50 documenting your current VRA appointment.

Examples of appropriate SF50's include:

  • Most recent highest grade, step, and salary held (i.e. within-grade-increase, promotion, or general adjustment).

NOTE: An award SF-50 (i.e. cash or time off award) that does not indicate grade or level (i.e. pay band) or tenure to determine your eligibility for this position and will not be accepted.

**Current DoD OIG employees ONLY: You do NOT need to submit a copy of your SF-50(s).

Performance Appraisal - All current Federal employees must submit a copy of their most recent completed annual performance appraisal received within the past 18 months. The performance appraisal must include the final rating and a supervisor’s signature. If a completed performance appraisal does not exist, is incomplete or unavailable, you must submit an explanation as to why it is not available at the time of your application submission. Mid-year progress reviews will not be accepted.

**Current DoD OIG employees ONLY: you do NOT need to submit a copy of your Performance Appraisal.

Delegated Examining Certificate is required for this position. Upload your current DE Certificate with your application.

The following supporting documents are ONLY required if applicable to your personal qualifications or status.

They must be received by the closing date of the announcement or at the time of application if applying to an announcement with an extended closing date.

Cover Letter (Optional): You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or determine eligibility for preference.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF-50 if available. 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/. NOTE: If you have never worked for the Federal government, then you will not be eligible for ICTAP.

Individuals with Disabilities: If you are an individual with a documented disability, you must submit a letter signed by a doctor, a licensed medical professional, a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, or any federal, state, or local agency that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter should state that you have a documented disability and are eligible for employment under the Schedule A hiring authority, 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).

Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technicians PPP Eligible: MR and NG technicians PPP applicants must be selected and placed at the full performance level if determined well qualified. You must include a completed copy of the Military Reserve and National Guard Technician PPP Self-Certification Checklist to verify your eligibility for Military Reserve and National Guard Technician preference. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Reserve and National Guard Technician PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technicians Receiving Disability Retirement PPP Eligible: MR and NG technicians receiving disability retirement PPP applicants must be selected and placed at the full performance level if determined well qualified. You must include a completed copy of the Military Reserve and National Guard Technician Disability PPP Self-Certification Checklist to verify your eligibility for Military Reserve and National Guard Technician Disability preference. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Reserve and National Guard Technician Disability PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP): Spousal Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders or travel orders, Marriage Certificate, and Military Spouse Preference Self Certification checklist are required to claim Military Spouse Preference.

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.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: If you are a Military Spouse Preference applicant, you must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for Military Spouse Preference. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. If determined best qualified, you will be placed at that full performance level of the position.

Retained Grade PPP Eligible: Retained Grade PPP applicants, must be selected and placed at the full performance level if determined well qualified. You must include a completed copy of the Retained Grade PPP Self-Certification Checklist to verify your eligibility for Retained Grade preference. Click here to obtain a copy of the Retained Grade PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

Retired/Retiring Veterans: Please be aware that there is a 180-Day Restriction on Department of Defense (DoD) Employment of Military Retirees. A retired member of the Armed Forces may not be appointed to a civilian position in DoD within 180 days after retirement unless: * The agency requests and is granted a waiver; *The position is authorized special pay under 5 U.S.C. 3505; or *A state of national emergency exists.

Transcripts: If this position has a positive education requirement, you must submit an unofficial transcript(s) documenting such. All applicants to include current agency employees, must submit proof of education if the job announcement requires education to meet the basic qualification requirements, or if substituting education to meet the specialized experience requirements. Many applicants must also submit documentation for proof of meeting the basic education requirement.  All applicants to include current agency employees/contractors must also document your education in your resume. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  The unofficial transcripts must include the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, quarter or semester hours earned, and date degree conferred. If selected for this position, you will be required to provide an official certified copy of your transcripts before a start date will be established.

Veterans Preference: If you are claiming veteran's preference, you MUST submit the appropriate documentation. Failure to do so WILL result in the loss of veteran's preference, and may impact your placement on the certificate.

You MUST submit a copy of your DD Form-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service {Honorable, General, etc). If you have more than one DD-214 for multiple periods of active duty service, submit a copy of each period of service. Alternatively, if you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions. This document must be dated within 120 days of discharge date. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service, expected date of discharge, and condition of discharge is thought to be.

If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability.

If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.

Click to review veterans authorities (https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide-for-hr-professionals/) and required documents that verify eligibility for VEOA, VRA and/or 30% or more disabled veterans hiring authorities.

Submission of a resume alone is NOT a complete application. This position may require the completion of additional forms and supplemental materials. Failure to provide the required information and materials will result in your application not being considered for employment. All documentation must be received by the closing date of this announcement.

WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

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You will receive emails at various points in the evaluation process to notify you of:

1) receipt of your application;

2) 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.

All information included in the resume and Occupational Questionnaire is subject to review and verification. HR will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements.

Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be further evaluated by information provided in the Occupational Questionnaire.

If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position and, if you're already an employee, you may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including removal from federal service.

For employment-related inquiries, contact: dodig.recruiter@dodig.mil.

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FAQs

 

If you're considering the possibilities of taking on a career in the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG), we know you may have a few questions you'd like answered before you begin the application process. Below, you'll find the most frequently asked questions we receive from career candidates like you. Additional information may also be found at http://www.dodig.mil.

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