General Engineer

Alexandria, Virginia
Sep 21, 2017
Sep 21, 2017
Full Time

If you would like to be a part of a Federal organization dedicated to serving our Nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Our vision is to be a model oversight organization in the Federal Government by leading changes, speaking truth, and promoting excellence. A diverse organization, working together as one professional team and recognized in our field. The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest.

The Office of Policy and Oversight provides oversight and policy for DoD audit and investigative activities, conducts engineering assessments of DoD programs, provides technical advice and support to DoD OIG projects, and operates the DoD OIG subpoena and contractor disclosure programs.

As provided within Section 8L of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, the Lead IG is charged with comprehensive oversight, planning, and reporting responsibilities to include the publication of a Joint Strategic Oversight Plan for the designated overseas contingency operations (OCO) Operations Inherent Resolve (OIR) and Freedom's Sentinel (OFS).

The Technical Assessment Directorate provides technical advice and support to the DoD by conducting independent evaluations and inspections to improve United State Government (USG) funded programs and operations while also providing a wide range of analytical support on all phases of Inspector General oversight where engineering techniques and methods are in use. The incumbent serves as an engineer assigned to a team conducting independent assessments and providing expert technical advice and support related to construction, safety, fire suppression, electrical and related activities at overseas contingency operation locations funded by the USG. This work is in direct support of the Lead Inspector General for contingency operations, such as Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

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25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Position requires Secret Security clearance
  • Position requires Random Drug Screening
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Official College Transcripts required
  • Other Position Requirements:

    • Position has been designated as Non-Critical Sensitive; incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
    • New Hires are required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and are subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with DoD OIG. Organizational entities within the DoD are not required to conduct drug testing for DoD civilian employees moving by transfer or reassignment from one DoD Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another TDP with no break in service within the DoD, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis by the gaining Component.
    • U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.
    • Requires up to 25% of temporary duty (TDY) travel within the Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside of the Continental United States (OCONUS.)

    Specialized Experience:
    Specialized experience is defined as work in more than one of the following engineering disciplines: General, Mechanical, Electrical, Systems, or Civil Engineering; proven technical decision responsibility in one or more of the following: design, manufacturing, production test, and quality of aerospace or defense systems such as radars, missiles, satellites, fire control, aircraft, or ship construction systems; and experience demonstrating expert knowledge of engineering concepts, principles, techniques and practices to interpret and apply in the development of assessments and evaluations.

    Candidates will be further evaluated on the level and quality of their experience and possession of the following relevant competencies in order to determine the level of your qualifications. These competencies include:
    • Experience in leading engineering assessments
    • Ability to assess technical issues
    • Skill to apply innovative techniques to system problems
    • Knowledge of legislation and regulation for defense acquisition
    • Extensive experience communicating complex and technical information orally and in writing
    • Experience writing technical inspection reports that would support published reports made available to Congress and the public.
    • Experience working with International engineering, building and structural codes and environment.

    A degree in professional engineering, the curriculum for which was in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) A degree for which the curriculum included differential and integral calculus and courses in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials; (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials; and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.


    A combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico; or (2) A combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by having successfully passed the Engineering-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration as administered by the Board of Engineering Examiners in any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.


    A combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by having successfully completed at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the specified courses as listed above; or (2) A combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by having successfully completed a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology), PLUS at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

    Accreditation: Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management at and U.S. Department of Education websites at websites.

    As a Federal employee, incumbent may elect health insurance, life insurance, participate in the Federal retirement system, and will receive Sick and Annual leave benefits.

    The OIG offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    You will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and/or related education as reflected in your resume.

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