Veterans Affairs, Inspector General Supervisory Program Specialist in Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the announcement. As a result, the announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date of receipt of the 200th application or at 11:59 p.m. ET on July 3, 2017; whichever occurs first. Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

OIG is organized into three line elements: the Offices of Investigations, Audits and Evaluations, and Healthcare Inspections; along with the Office of Contract Review and the Office of Management and Administration. In addition to the Washington, DC, headquarters, OIG has offices located in more than 30 cities throughout the country.

The Supervisory Program Specialist, located in the Office of Inspector General, Office of the Assistant Inspector General for Management and Administration, is responsible for broad management activities of the Financial and Administrative Support Division. These activities include organizational analyses; financial management; space, property, and logistics coordination; and facilitation of travel services. Acts as the personal representative of the Assistant Inspector General at meetings with representatives of other Federal agencies and on interagency committees dealing with matters in assigned areas of responsibility.


As a Supervisory Program Specialist, you will:

  • Provide management advice and assistance to the Inspector General and other key Office Inspector General officials; and technical advice and interpretations of Federal and Departmental financial and administrative programs, rules and regulations to OIG employees.
  • Make initial decisions and prepare or coordinate the preparation of replies to Congressional, Office of Management and Budget, or other Federal entity correspondence and certain other correspondence referred to the Inspector General in areas of responsibility.
  • Perform special projects as assigned, prepare special reports, represent the OIG on Department/other agency committees, task forces and study groups in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Provide effective leadership and management of staff and projects covering the broad range of areas of responsibility.
Travel Required
  • 25% or Greater
  • Travel nationwide under tight deadlines. The incumbent should anticipate frequent walking and standing as a component of this travel.
Relocation Authorized
  • No

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. *Specialized experience:*For the GS-15, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Experience assessing the effectiveness of operational programs and day-to-day outputs which includes providing direction, structuring and organizing work, accommodating established priorities, and complying with guidelines, policies, and practices AND
  • Effectively respond to internal and external customers promoting transparency and cross-organizational involvement and solutions AND
  • Experience providing leadership and direction to professionals ensuring a work environment/culture of employee performance excellence, employee engagement, collaboration, and diversity AND
  • Experience working with senior management officials on special logistics projects, resource allocation, financial coordination, and administrative matters. In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the GS-15, you must have been at the GS-14 level for 52 weeks.

Time After Competitive Appointment:Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a nontemporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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Other Information
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.

  • We may offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.


  • A one year probationary period may be required.

  • A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.

  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.

  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.

  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.

  • Obtain and use a Government-issued purchase card for business-related travel.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Salary Range: $131,767.00 to $161,900.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0301-15/15

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: who are: , , eligibles, eligible for special hiring authorities (e.g., the Schedule A appointment for persons with disabilities, or covered by an Interchange Agreement)

Control Number: 472439300

Job Announcement Number: 17-VAOIG-263