Washington, D.C
Apr 30, 2021
May 05, 2021
Full Time


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As an Inspector working for the Office of Inspections, Intelligence Oversight, and Special Projects, the incumbent will conduct reviews of management issues and administrative allegations impacting Department of Energy operations. A management inspection typically focuses on the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of a specified program or activity. An allegation based inspection is a highly focused, fact-finding review typically initiated in response to an allegation of waste, mismanagement, or abuse. The inspection involves comprehensive data gathering and analysis that serves as the basis for developing findings, conclusions, and recommendations regarding the inspected program/activity. You will also perform operational functions such as preparing input for the office's Semi-annual Report to Congress, Strategic Plan, Annual Plan and Report, and budget.

Travel Required

50% or less - This position requires 30% travel.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U. S. Citizen.
  • Successful completion of a background and security investigation required.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for selective service.
  • This is a drug testing designated position.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Time-in-grade restrictions must also be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants must have at least 52 weeks of service equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position.

Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Upon reporting, and on an annual basis thereafter, you will be required to file a financial statement and/or a procurement integrity certification. These certifications may be subject to public disclosure.

This position requires a security clearance and is subject to drug testing. The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.


You may qualify for this position based on specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled.

To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Specialized experience for this position is defined as conducting independent evaluations, inspections, or audits in the specialty area of intelligence/counterintelligence operations and programs. Including the study of major Federal programs and operations, complex programmatic, policy, resource utilization and other management issues with many dimensions relating to single problems or issues.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
  • Knowledge to evaluate programs, policies, and operations, specifically within the area of Intelligence/Counterintelligence.
  • Skill in effective oral and written communication with senior officials.
  • Skill in research, analyze, and evaluate programs and data.
  • Skill in preparing reports.
  • Ability to use computer programs

  • For further information on qualification requirements for Inspector positions, visit Coverage Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions


    Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at this level.

    Additional information

    The U. S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
    • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
    • This position requires completion of a probationary period and a background investigation.
    • Males must abide by Selective Service registration regulations. To learn more about this requirement, visit the Selective Service website's Who Must Register page.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your application will be rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Q Access Authorization

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness , National security

    Required Documents

    Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
    • ALL APPLICANTS: Resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
    • Current/former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 to properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show series, grade, and position type occupied. If your most recent SF-50 is not your highest grade held or not in the competitive service, attach your previous SF-50 showing your highest grade/step held and/or your competitive status in block 34, along with your most recent SF-50.
    • Displaced Federal employees: ICTAP/CTAP documentation .
    • Veterans: Veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, SF-15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the Veterans Opportunity to Work to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 .
    • Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U. S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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