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Department Of Defense Alexandria , VA 22313

Posted 4 months ago

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If you would like to be a part of a Federal organization dedicated to serving our Nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). Our vision is to be a model oversight organization in the Federal Government by leading change, speaking truth, and promoting excellence. A diverse organization, working together as one professional team and recognized in our field.

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Responsibilities

Serves as a report lead, provides instructions to team members, assigns work, provides training and reviews work products, ensures responsive results, adheres to established goals and time frames.

Drafts, edits, and performs comprehensive report production duties to include conducting research, performing analysis in support of overall publication process of reports, plans, briefings, and other materials ensuring documents are accurate, timely and suitable for the intended audience.

Reviews and analyze operations/execution orders, policies, data call, oversight reports, standard operating procedures, technical guides/reports, information papers, fact sheets, and other documents to determine their impact upon the publication.

Conducts research to gather information, selects what is pertinent to the assignment, and develops points of emphasis and significant factors and trends involved in the subject-matter through discussion with specialists in the specific fields.

Verifies references and factual information, compares text and illustrations to assure agreement; and determines publication format by marking copy, planning layout, or preparing specifications for various technical publications.

Provides comprehensive support to the quarterly reporting process to include developing a calendar of activities, enforcing deadlines, archiving data calls, maintaining records of the work of writers and editors. Overall ensuring the quality control effort to include verifying cited facts, photos, references, and consistent formatting.

Determines the most logical and effective use of information and ensures all appropriate safeguards are maintained regarding sensitive or classified information.

Develops plans, methodologies and approaches for analysis conducted independently or as part of a team, defines scope, objectives and resources required for projects; conducts studies and evaluations, adapting plans and procedures as necessary to meet established goals and objectives; gathers data through review of complex documents and information and on-site visits/interviews with responsible staff.

Utilizes the knowledge of the Lead OIG work product and planned programs to assist program directors and DIG OCO in the preparation & presentation of complex materials/highly complex issues before a wide variety of audiences; uses information to assess the political and institutional environment where decisions affecting the DoD OIG responsibilities are made and implemented.

Travel Required
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
13

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

Position has been designated as Non-Critical Sensitive; incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

New Hires are required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and are subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with DoD OIG. Organizational entities within the DoD are not required to conduct drug testing for DoD civilian employees moving by transfer or reassignment from one DoD Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another TDP with no break in service within the DoD, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis by the gaining Component.

U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.

Requires up to 25% of temporary duty (TDY) travel within the Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside of the Continental United States (OCONUS.)

Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

Qualifications

Extensive knowledge of DoD and Federal sector objectives, programs, goals, operations, and best practices and private sector management practices to apply them to assigned projects and studies.

Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to apply strategic communications and perform complex writing and editing duties that supports the presentation of technical and explanatory information. Broad knowledge of publishing concepts, practices, standards and technologies for the media used.

Ability to exercise editorial quality control during all phases of a publication production cycle. Comprehensive knowledge of the finer techniques and nuances of writing and editing. The incumbent must possess a high level of expertise in writing, editing, research techniques and methods to develop and prepare authoritative data on oversight programs, policies, services and functions. Ability to edit articles accepted for publication, often to include substantial rewriting.

Knowledge of and skilled in project management, spreadsheet, word processing and presentation graphics applications with additional skills in Internet utilization to perform research and analysis.

Knowledge of DoD organizations, missions, functions, and strategic objectives to conduct and support evaluations.

Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques to conduct data calls and perform research. Skill in the conceptualization and design of methodologies for evaluations and program reviews.

Expert skill in analyzing data and information to identify issues and develop conclusions and recommendations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with internal staff and external organizations to maintain awareness of ongoing operations and to conduct reviews.

Education

There is no education requirement for this position.


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