• Plans, schedules, and conducts oversight evaluations of the criminal investigative functions of Defense Criminal Investigative Organizations and Department law enforcement organizations.
  • Develops data collection methodologies and collects required data to identify strengths and weaknesses, assesses and analyzes problem areas and recommends actions for correction and prevention of future similar problems.
  • Prepares evaluation reports to be issued to the Secretaries of the Military Departments and other DoD program managers.
  • Ensures the evaluation reports contain a thorough analysis of data obtained during reviews of Defense Criminal Investigative Organizations relating to their operational procedures and the effectiveness and efficiency of said operations.
  • Adherence to established regulations; impact and significance on programs and personnel of the affected Service, Agency, and the DoD; and patterns recurring in more than one situation, service, or agency.
  • Develops and coordinates DoD-wide criminal investigative policies and procedures and indicates a need for Department-level actions to prevent, detect, or remedy fraud, waste, and abuse.
  • Establishes and maintains liaison with DoD and Non-DoD organizations.
  • Provides oversight of technical aspects of complex DoD-wide general criminal investigations.
  • Development and execution of DoD and OIG policies and programs to prevent fraud and corruption in DoD operations. This includes expert advice on internal reviews, oversight programs, and other activities.
  • Reports significant investigative evaluation results to the Program Manager, Director, Inspector General (IG) and the Secretary of Defense.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Position has been designated as Security designation level such as Critical. Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov) .
  • Prior to entry on duty or at some point thereafter, new DoD civilian employees MAY be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19, subject to such exceptions as required by law.
  • More details regarding vaccine requirements can be found at https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/. Selected candidates will receive further information during the job offer process.
  • Incumbent is 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.
  • The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.

Time In Grade


For entry at the GS-13 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-12 or equivalent or higher grade, in the Federal Service.

Specialized Experience

One year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower grade level of GS-12. Specialized experience is defined as: Extensive experience in researching, planning, directing, managing, and conducting general criminal investigations and program evaluations; and coordinating investigative matters with other Federal, state, local and foreign law enforcement and security agencies. Has thorough knowledge of criminal, civil, administrative, and contract law including the Uniform Code of Military Justice; investigative techniques; rules of evidence; laws and regulations. Skill in program analyses and methodology, problem solving and independent judgement. Skill in written and oral communication to prepare comprehensive, professional, accurate investigative and evaluation reports and brief evaluation report findings and recommendations to leadership.

You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp.

Paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual, community, student, social) is qualifying. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience.

Qualification and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Applicants who have held a non-temporary General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the time-in-grade restriction.


There is no substitution of education for the qualifying experienceat the GS-13 grade level.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Additional information

  • If you have not previously completed a probationary period with the Federal government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a 2-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.
  • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
  • PCS costs (moving expenses) will not be paid.
  • Relocation Allowance is not authorized.
  • Recruitment, or retention incentives MAY be authorized by the hiring official. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click
  • For more information on veterans’ preference click
  • 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 information on ICTAP,
  • The Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the DOD Priority Placement Program.
  • Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only.
  • 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 eligibility
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an

This announcement is Open and Continuous and will remain open until all positions are filled or September 30, 2022. The first cut-off date will be 8/31/2022. The Second/final cut-off date will be 9/30/2022.

  • A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.