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As an Inspector working for the Office of Audits and Inspections the incumbent will conduct reviews of management issues and administrative allegations impacting Department of Energy operations.A management inspection typically focuses on the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of a specified program or activity.An allegation based inspection is a highly focused, fact-finding review typically initiated in response to an allegation of waste, mismanagement, or abuse.The inspection involves comprehensive data gathering and analysis that serves as the basis for developing findings, conclusions, and recommendations regarding the inspected program/activity.You will also perform operational functions such as preparing input for the office's Semi-annual Report to Congress, Strategic Plan, Annual Plan and Report, and budget.
50% or less - This position requires 30% travel.
As an Inspector working for the Office of Audits and Inspections the incumbent will conduct reviews of management issues and administrative allegations impacting Department of Energy operations. A management inspection typically focuses on the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of a specified program or activity. An allegation based inspection is a highly focused, fact-finding review typically initiated in response to an allegation of waste, mismanagement, or abuse. The inspection involves comprehensive data gathering and analysis that serves as the basis for developing findings, conclusions, and recommendations regarding the inspected program/activity. You will also perform operational functions such as preparing input for the office's Semi-annual Report to Congress, Strategic Plan, Annual Plan and Report, and budget.
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Time-in-grade restrictions must also be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Applicants must have at least 52 weeks of service equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position.
Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period.
Upon reporting, and on an annual basis thereafter, you will be required to file a financial statement and/or a procurement integrity certification. These certifications may be subject to public disclosure.
This position requires a security clearance and is subject to drug testing. The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS - A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is paid or unpaid experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled.
To qualify for the GS-07 applicants must have one (1)(1)year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement or one (1)(1)year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level. Specialized experience includes but is not limited to collecting and evaluating data, and conducting internet searches.
To qualify for the GS-09:A master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to an LL.B. or J.D., OR 1 year of specialized experience to a GS-7. Specialized experience includes experience in conducting reviews of management issues and administrative allegations and making recommendations for corrective action.
To qualify for the GS-11:A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-9.Specialized experience includes experience in reviewing analyzing, evaluating, and reporting on programs, projects, and issues;developing findings and making recommendations;drafting reports;identifying management and operational issues;communicating findings.
To qualify for the GS-12:1 year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-11.Specialized experience includes experience in reviewing, analyzing, evaluating, and reporting on complex programs, projects, and issues;developing findings and recommending changes in programs, operations, and/or resources utilization to resolve problems;drafting reports to address specific noncompliance with laws, regulations, DOE directives, and/or any other areas of concern.
The successful applicant for this position will possess the following KSAs /competencies:
(Applicants need not prepare written responses to these KSAs, unless asked in the online application.)
1.Knowledge to evaluate programs, policies, and operations.
2.Skill in effective oral and written communication with senior officials.
3.Skill in research, analyze, and evaluate programs and data.
4. Skill in preparing reports.
5. Ability to use computer programs.
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Applicants using education to qualify for this position, must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges and universities may be used if the institution has been accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education.
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If you are a veteran holding a 5- or 10-point preference status, or you have been discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service, you may apply for this position under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA). If applying under this provision, a copy of your DD-214, SF-15 or proof of preference must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide appropriate documentation may result in denial of requested veterans preference. Additional information on veterans preference is available at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/. If you are a displaced or soon-to-be displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under CTAP/ICTAP for opportunities for which you are well-qualified at the same or lower grade level (not for promotion consideration). If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of the agency RIF notice or certificate of expected separation, your most recent performance appraisal, and your most recent SF-50 showing position, grade level and duty location. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles will be considered well-qualified if they earn a minimum score of 85 (prior to the assignment of applicable veterans preference points). For more information on CTAP/ICTAP eligibility requirements, please
The Department of Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, parental status, or any other non-merit factors.
This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a
case-by-case basis. To learn more about the Office of Inspector General, please visit http://ig.energy.gov/ or visit the Department's website at http://www.energy.gov/.
More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.
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Applications for this announcement must be received online before 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for the extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference. Steps to submit a complete application:
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Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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