Your application includes your:
2. Responses to the online questions, and
3. Required supporting documents.
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
(1) Ability to research, analyze, and make recommendations on complex investigative and administrative issues.
(2) Ability to effectively present information both orally and in writing to convey ideas and concepts, defend rationale, and gain support for a position or proposed activity.
(3) Knowledge of the technical aspects of program fraud, abuse, white collar, and violent crime.
(4) Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others from within and outside the agency at a variety of levels and with differing backgrounds and points of view (refer only to those contacts relating to criminal investigations and related activities).
(5) Knowledge of OIG operations or related investigative experience.
We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates and eligible for selection, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must receive a rating of at least 85 out of 100 to be considered as well qualified to receive special selection priority. We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
Time-in-Grade: Candidates must have been a GS-13 for 52 weeks (when applicable).
Time After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non-temporary competitive appointment must have served at least 3 months in that appointment.
All applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
1. The date immediately preceding an individual's 37th birthday is the maximum entry age for original appointment to a position within the OIG as a law enforcement officer. Please Note: a) This requirement does not apply to preference-eligible veterans; b) An individual who is 37 years of age or older may be redeployed as a law enforcement officer in the OIG if the individual has had prior coverage under the special law enforcement retirement plan.
2. Physical Requirements: The selectee must pass a pre-appointment physical examination and meet the physical requirements for this position as required by this agency. The duties of this position require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision and hearing are required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Because the duties of this position are exacting, responsible, and sometimes performed under trying conditions, the selectee must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the selectee to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.
Specialized Experience: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes:
Overseeing or personally examining records, books, payrolls, reports, correspondence, and other data of consequence related to transactions, actions, or allegations under investigation;
Developing and implementing investigative programs and methods for activities designed to prevent and detect fraud, abuse, and other criminal activities; and
Reviewing/finalizing reports of investigations and summaries, including making recommendations for corrective actions.