Investigative Review Specialist

Alexandria, Virginia
Mar 27, 2023
Apr 03, 2023
Full Time

  • 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
  • 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:

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 1-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) Not Authorized for this position.
  • Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives Not Authorized by the hiring official.
  • For more information on veterans' preference click here .
  • 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, click here . If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are NOT ICTAP eligible.
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.
  • 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 Alternate Application .
  • Retired/Retiring Veterans: Please be aware that there is a 180-Day Restriction on Department of Defense (DoD) Employment of Military Retirees. A retired member of the Armed Forces may not be appointed to a civilian position in DoD within 180 days after retirement unless: The agency requests and is granted a waiver; the position is authorized special pay under 5 U.S.C. 3505; or A state of national emergency exists.
  • COVID-19 WORKPLACE SAFETY PROTOCOLS: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the below COVID-19 vaccination mandate is not presently being enforced as a condition of employment for this position.
Note: This is a open and continuous announcement, multiple vacancies will be filled. This job is an open continuous announcement and will remain open until all positions are filled or April 30, 2023. The First cut-off date will be January 31, 2023. Thereafter, the cut-off dates will be February 28, 2023, March 31, 2023 and April 30, 2023.