Investigative Assistant (OA)

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Jan 27, 2023
Feb 02, 2023
Full Time

  • The position is located in Headquarters Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Fort Belvoir, VA.
  • Responsible for the immediate review and analysis of information contained in complaint submissions to determine if submission should be categorized as a Priority 1 which must be immediately forwarded to the Inspector General for action.
  • Assists OIG Investigators in the research of pertinent regulations, laws, policies and procedures to assist in the determination the type of allegation contained in the complaint to complete OIG Investigative Case Analysis Form.
  • Assists OIG Investigators in the research of pertinent regulations, laws, policies and procedures to assist in determining the type of allegation contained in the complaint to complete OIG Complaint Registration Form and Preliminary Analysis.
  • Uses varied and advanced functions of word processing software to create, format, modify, edit, and print a variety of letters, reports, memos, and other textual documents.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S Citizen as verified through E-Verify Program


All qualification and time-in-grade (if applicable) requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions,

Proficiency Requirement: You must be able to type at least 40 words per minute.

Specialized Experience: In addition to meeting the typing proficiency requirement, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-06 or equivalent level. Specialized experience must be documented in your resume. Specialized experience includes experience in investigative procedures and policies; searching, gathering, screening, and providing factual information or explanations; assisting in the analysis of data and compiling information in support of investigations; and performing office management practices and administrative support processes.

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to 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). 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, including volunteer experience.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: One full year of graduate level education may be substituted to meet the specialized experience required when it is directly related to the work of the position being filled.

Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.

If you are using education to substitute for the specialized experience, you must submit transcripts at the time you apply.
To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education ( ).

Additional information

DCAA has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security and thrift savings; health, life and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. DCAA employees enjoy our business-casual dress code, flexible work schedules, transit subsidies, and the opportunity to telecommute.

Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 2 years if one has not already been completed.

Background Investigation: All selectees will be subject to a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). You must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility at the Top Secret level.

Drug Testing: You will be subject to random drug testing.

Telework: Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.

Performance Appraisal: If you are a current Federal employee, you must be rated fully successful or higher on your current performance rating to be eligible for promotion. You may be asked to provide a copy of your performance appraisal during the evaluation and selection process.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): You must be well qualified for the position to receive special selection priority under the ICTAP. A qualified ICTAP eligible achieving a score of 90 or above will be considered well qualified. For more information, go to:

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing an initial 3-year term (not less than 2 years and 11 months) may apply regardless of their current geographical location. Veterans must submit their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to be considered under this authority.

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .