U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide INVESTIGATION AND INQUIRIES SPECIALIST in Pope AFB, North Carolina
Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. Primary purpose is to serve as an extension and principal advisor to the center/wing Inspector General (IG). Implements and manages all phases of the center/wing complaints resolution and fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA) programs.
Plans, organizes, and executes a wide range of activities for the center/wing Complaints Resolution Program (CRP) and Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Program, ensuring compliance with legal regulatory requirements.
Investigates IG complaints and FWA allegations and serves as the center/wing authority on conducting investigations and documenting the analysis, conclusions, and findings.
Develops and administers viable education and training program for commanders and base populace on rights and responsibilities in regard to the Air Force Complaints Resolution and Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Programs.
Assists with the execution of the Commander's Inspection Program.
Conditions of Employment
In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions, General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance Series,1801. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11, I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service which includes implementing and managing all phases of complaints resolution and fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA) programs; knowledge of the laws, regulations, Executive Orders, court decisions, UCMJ, and issues related to the IG complaints resolution process; investigative techniques, principles, and procedures to conduct complex investigations of allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse or other complaints of wrong-doing or inappropriate behavior on the part of all employees; fact-finding, planning, and methodologies in conducting interviews, inspections, and investigations to analyze the nature of the complaint and specific issues to be addressed; applying tact and diplomacy during difficult circumstances to advise and inform complainants or high level offices on complicated, sensitive, and occasionally controversial issues; ability to interpret complex laws and regulations; apply analytical techniques to a variety of difficult and complex complaints, inquiries, requests for substantive information; and resolve/recommend appropriate disposition. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
Knowledge of the laws, regulations, Executive Orders, court decisions, UCMJ, and issues related to the IG complaints resolution process; investigative techniques, principles, and procedures to conduct complex investigations of allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse or other complaints of wrong doing or inappropriate behavior on the part of federal military and civilian employees.
Knowledge of fact finding, planning, and methodologies in conducting interviews, inspections, and investigations to analyze the nature of the complaint and specific issues to be addressed.
Knowledge of the center/wing mission, roles, functions, organizational structure, and operations of DoD, AF, or other entities that govern, interface with, and/or influence the complaints resolution process.
Skill in applying tact and diplomacy during difficult circumstances to advise and inform complaints or high level offices on complicated, sensitive, and occasionally controversial issues.
Skill in assessing program needs to accomplish goals and objectives, evaluate program status, and recommend and/or implement solutions for improvements.
Ability to plan, organize, and direct functions and multiple stakeholders in order to inspire, motivate, and guide others toward goal accomplishment. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1"). Additionally, if you are applying for a higher grade (GS) and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old) Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position. Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MPS applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a 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 MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.