Join the Team!
The Office of Inspector General is an agent of positive change striving for continuous improvement within the CPSC and the IG. We conduct oversight, receive and review potential complaints, and report to stakeholders.
We are a fast-paced small office and you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of assignments, develop writing and communication skills, and lead day-to-day office administration.
Learn more at https://cpsc.gov/About-CPSC/Inspector-General
The incumbent serves as the Administrative Officer responsible for establishing and operating systems that provide for administrative management, financial accountability and fiscal integrity of transactions of the office. The incumbent will:
Responsible for timely and accurate publication of Office of Inspector General (IG) reports, including delivery to members of Congress.
Responsible for the final review of text in IG publications for grammatical correctness and formatting documents in compliance with office standards.
Is the first point of contact for all incoming Hotline complaints.
Participates in routine meetings and sensitive interviews to record participant discussion. Responsible for the accuracy of the transcriptions of these meetings and interviews.
Serve as the primary financial data analyst for the office, communicating with the agency regarding financial matters on behalf of the office. Is the office purchase card holder and responsible for maintaining the integrity of the office’s purchasing, processes travel vouchers in compliance with federal travel regulations, and serves as the principal budget officer for the IG.
Coordinates scheduling of meetings with agency management and other stakeholders.
Responsibilities include serving as Records Liaison, Freedom of Information Act Liaison, and maintaining and updating office’s internal directives.
Job family (Series)
0341 Administrative Officer
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Background Investigation Required
Must be a U.S. Citizen.
This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn.
If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please see http://www.sss.gov for more information.
Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to appointment and the appropriate background investigation forms to determine suitability for Federal employment. False statements or responses on these forms can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.
Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the I-9 Form. We will compare employment eligibility verification from information provided on the I-9 Form to records available to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The system confirms employee’s identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.
You are applying under Delegated Examining and if selected under this authority, you will be required to serve a 1-year probationary period, even if you are a transfer from another federal agency.
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.
Applicants must meet the qualifications for this position within thirty (30) days of the closing date of this announcement.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
GS-9: 1) ability to exercise judgment when handling confidential sensitive information associated with audits and investigations AND 2) experience in reviewing publications (SOPs, policies, audits, reviews) for accuracy, grammar, and conformance with established guidelines, requirements and regulations.
GS-11: 1) ability to exercise judgment when handling confidential sensitive information associated with audits and investigations; 2) ability to develop written methods and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for administrative support functions or program operations; AND 3) experience in managing, drafting, and editing publications (SOPs, policies, plans, audits, forms, etc.) to ensure adherence to regulatory guidelines, policies, and grammar.
Evidence of the above specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
GS-9: Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D., if related or 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-7.
GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related or 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-9.
If you are qualifying based on education, you MUST provide transcripts. Unless otherwise stated unofficial transcripts are acceptable. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.
All education claimed by applicants will be verified.
CPSC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this vacancy announcement.
Payment of relocation expenses is NOT authorized.
All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application, by checking reference and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work.
Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
After the vacancy closes, we will review your application package to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your responses to the questionnaire, resume and supporting documentation will then be reviewed. You will be placed in one of the three pre-defined categories. Your responses to the questionnaire will serve as the basis for your initial rating in one of three pre-defined categories: "best", "better", and "good". Within each category, those eligible through veterans preference will be listed at the top of the category. Your resume must support your answers to the questionnaire, or your category may be changed. The candidates in the highest category will be certified for referral to the selecting official and may be invited to an interview.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Your package must be complete and submitted in the manner specified in this section. Packages that are submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the agency point of contact will not be considered.
A complete application includes: 1. Resume; 2. Vacancy question responses; and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
If you are a current or former federal employee you must a copy of your most recent SF Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (2) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34). To be considered as a non-competitive eligible candidate, the SF-50 must show the highest grade level or promotion potential level applicant has attained competitively and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying. Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.
For proof of Veterans Preference you must submit a DD-214 (member copy 4)and, if applicable, Standard Form 15, VA Letter. You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/.
If you are eligible for special hiring authority, please indicate this when you apply, and submit the supporting documentation for proof of eligibility for the special hiring authority, such as disability, Peace Corps service, Interchange Agreement, etc.
Other documents identified in this announcement.
All supplemental documents must be submitted electronically before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:
1. Download from your USAJOBS account; or
2. Upload your file(s); or
3. Fax using the online Fax Cover Sheet.
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .
CPSC offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: paid vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays per year, life and health insurance, Long Term Care insurance, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending account program, and retirement savings and investment plan similar to 401(k) (Thrift Savings Plan).
CPSC also offers a broad array of work-life flexibilities and services to employees such as, flexible work schedules, teleworking, transit subsidies, fitness center, and employee assistance and wellness programs.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.