Strategic Planner

Alexandria, Virginia
Jun 08, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General, Strategic Planning and Performance Office. This position has the primary responsibility of managing the DoD OIG's strategic planning, to include the OIG Annual Oversight Plan, the OIG Strategic Plan, Management Review Program, governance, and other internal strategic planning and oversight activities.

As a Strategic Planner, GS-0301-14, your typical work assignments may include the following:

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  • Meets regularly with senior OIG leaders to develop the strategic vision and supporting policy for the agency.
  • Responsible for ensuring the OIG Strategic Plan, Top DoD Management Challenges, and the Oversight Plan align with the Department?s Strategic Plan and accurately represent the IG?s vision for the agency.
  • Works with OIG staff organizations, senior leaders, and their staff to ensure effective strategic and oversight planning in support of organization goals.
  • Coordinates all aspects of OIG senior executive planning meetings to assist senior leaders in developing Component-level operational and strategic planning documents.
  • Meets regularly with senior OIG leaders to develop, assess, and report on annual performance measures. Ensures measures align with organizational vision, established performance goals, and risks to the agency.
  • Provides assistance to senior OIG leaders to develop the concepts, policies, and principles for a comprehensive performance management program in the OIG.
  • Leads agency-level performance management working group to assemble OIG performance data, identify areas for improvement, and report results to the OIG senior leadership.
  • Responsible for coordinating semiannual OIG level performance reporting sessions for the Inspector General, Deputy Inspectors General, and other key senior staff.
  • Establishes policies and practices to support the OIG?s decision-making framework to ensure transparency, efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability.
  • Ensures framework defines roles and responsibilities, details resolution paths, and produces necessary information to make timely decisions.
  • Advises and recommends to the governance groups and their senior sponsors how to avoid duplication, streamline flow of ideas and inputs from the working groups to the decision makers, and encourage employee engagement.
  • Utilizes resources in line with the OIG?s annual priorities and plans
  • Serves as a technical authority for the OIG?s change management efforts.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 10% for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Position has been designated as Security designation level such as Special Sensitive. Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information security clearance.
  • 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.
  • If you have not previously completed a probationary period with the Federal government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a two-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.
  • Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.
  • All qualifications 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.
  • The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.


Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Minimum Qualification requirements as noted below.
Specialized Experienced: To meet the basic requirements, you must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower grade level. You must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level.

Specialized Experience is defined as: Demonstrated experience leading cross functional teams and working effectively with the senior leadership at the organizational/agency-level to produce agency-level strategic documents; to develop a performance-based management system to measure organizational effectiveness and identify trends (lack of resources, external stakeholders, lack of policy, etc.); to produce analyses using quantitative and qualitative methods; and to produce well-written reports and deliver compelling briefings to senior level leaders. Applicant must also have demonstrated experience leading change, planning, and strategic thinking.
You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions: .

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.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

Additional information

Working for DoD 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.

Military retirees seeking to enter civil service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they are within 180 days following their official date of retirement (5 United States Code 3326.)

If applicable, you may apply under the appropriate Special Appointment Authority and be considered for non-competitive appointments.
Please see link for definitions of the Special Appointment Authorities:

Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): See Veterans Guide for definition. Submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (member 4) showing length of active duty, character of service, and type of discharge.

Disabled Veterans: See Veterans Guide for definition. Submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (member 4) showing length of active duty, character of service, and type of discharge, and a VA Certification Letter.

Military Spouse: Submit a copy of the spouse's PCS orders or VA certification of disability or death of service member, along with any other documentation proving eligibility such as a most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.

Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only.

Family Members Eligible under Executive Order 12721: Submit a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, from the position and any other documentation proving eligibility.

Interchange Agreement: Submit a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, from the position and any other documentation proving eligibility.

Schedule A: Submit proof of disability in the form of written certification from a licensed medical professional, OR a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, OR any Federal agency, State agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.

Reemployed Annuitants: DoD policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on .

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): 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 established by the Best Qualified category definition.

Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

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 .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirement listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the best qualified candidates, you will be referred to the hiring official for employment consideration.

All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the following competencies:
  • Administrative Management
  • Oral Communication
  • Project Management
  • Written Communication

Preview the assessment questionnaire here:

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

Your complete application package includes:
  • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). Resume should include the following: where you worked, job title, series and grade, if applicable, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week and salary;
  • SF-50(s) - All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 , Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable. If your most recent SF-50 does not show that you meet the time-in-grade requirements or your competitive status eligibility (see below), you are required to submit additional SF-50's for verification. Failure to submit the required verification documents may disqualify you from consideration.
    • For time-in-grade eligibility: You must include with your application materials evidence of meeting time-in-grade. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates you meet the one-year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level
    • For Competitive Status eligibility: (#1 n block 34 of SF50) position occupied. If the position currently occupied is Excepted Service (#2 on block 34 of SF-50), you must provide an SF-50 that provides proof that you've held a permanent position with career or career-conditional status, unless your Excepted Service appointment qualifies you for appointment through an interchange agreement or miscellaneous authority. If currently occupying an excepted service VRA, provide an SF-50 documenting your current Veterans Recruitment Appointment.
        Examples of appropriate SF50's include:
        • Within grade increases at the highest grade held; or
        • Promotions with an effective date more than one year old; or
        • SF-50's at the highest grade held with an effective date more than one year old.
    • NOTE: An award SF-50 may not indicate grade or level (i.e. pay band) or tenure to determine your eligibility for this position and will not be accepted. **Current DoD OIG employees ONLY: you do NOT need to submit a copy of your SF-50(s).
    Performance Appraisal - All current Federal employees must submit a copy of their most recent completed annual performance appraisal received within the past 18 months. The performance appraisal must include the final rating. If a completed performance appraisal does not exist, is incomplete or unavailable, you must submit an explanation as to why it is not available at the time of your application submission. Mid-year progress reviews will not be accepted. **Current DoD OIG employees ONLY: you do NOT need to submit a copy of your Performance Appraisal.
  • Veterans - You must submit a copy of your latest DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (any copy that shows all dates of service, type of discharge as well as character of service [Honorable, General, etc.] is acceptable) If you have more than one DD-214 for multiple periods of active duty service, submit a copy for each period of service. - OR - If you are still on active duty, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying, rank, dates of active duty service, expected date of discharge and condition of discharge This document must be dated within 120 days from the closing date of this announcement
  • . *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
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .
  • Military Spouse Preference (MSP) - Spousal Travel Orders/Permanent Change of Station(PCS) Orders, Marriage Certificate, and Military Spouse Preference Self Certification checklist
  • Any additional documentation that would provide proof of your eligibility category for which you are applying. Required documents are listed next to the eligibility category in the "Additional Information" section above.
Submission of a resume alone is NOT a complete application. This position may require the completion of additional form/s and/or supplemental materials. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment. All documentation must be received by the closing date of this announcement.

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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