Office of Inspector General Supervisory Editor in Alexandria, Virginia

Job Overview

Job Overview

A Unified Organization Working as One Team

This position is located in the Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General (DoDIG), Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Auditing (OIG-AUD), under the Technical Director for Corporate Planning and Staff Support Management Division.

  • Supervises a staff of four to six Writer-Editors, grades GS-09 through GS-13.
  • Reviews all assigned reports and other written materials for consistency of mechanics and expression, logical organization and development, and general readability.
  • Adjusts as required, report tone and style to be suitable for the intended audience.
  • Recommends new presentation formats to ensure that material is presented clearly and with no possibility for misunderstanding. Ensure complete and cogent presentation of the subject. As necessary, rewrites significant portions of reports to ensure appropriate final presentation.
  • Recommends and discusses with the author(s) editorial changes designed to enhance the clarity of the information, grammatical accuracy, and consistency of the data. Ensure clarity and correctness of spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Advises clients of any changes in style or format requirements and disseminates current policy. Provides recommendations to whether reports are written in a way in which findings support recommendations, support overall report conclusions, and that conclusions correspond to objectives.
  • Ensures products conform to DoD and OIG writing standards.
  • Develops and provides training to advise writers on how to recognize and correct common errors and weaknesses in writing. Collects examples of current problems observed, identifies trends, and summarizes information for dissemination to all appropriate levels.
  • Provides editorial assistance to other DoD OIG components.
  • Ensures Writers-Editors supervised observe these same requirements in executing their responsibilities.
Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • May require up to 25% temporary travel duty (TDY).
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

DoD OIG Employees Only

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Position is subject to random drug testing
  • Security Clearance Required

You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions,

Specialized Experience: You must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-13 level in the federal service or at an equivalent level. Specialized experience is defined as: writing, reviewing, and editing materials such as reports, regulations, articles, newsletters, magazines, news releases, training materials, brochures, interpretive handbooks, pamphlets, guidebooks, scholarly works, reference works, speeches or scripts to ensure clarity, spelling, grammar and punctuation; the work requires reviewing information on specific topics and presenting the material in a way that is appropriate and understandable to the intended audience; presenting documentation by following specific styles and formats (such as GPO, AP, etc.). Experience evaluating federal requirements, Executive Orders, or other policy changes for application to potential speeches and written reports reviewed.

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:

  1. Ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex thoughts and technical information in writing and logically organize highly technical information to present to the intended audience.
  2. Knowledge of editorial practices to include rules of grammar, spelling, punctuation, writing styles and editing to ensure clarity, sufficiency, of support, logic, and compliance with agency and government standards.
  3. Ability to communicate orally to foster positive relations with project teams and present editorial ideas in a way that engenders team compliance.
  4. Skill in interpreting and explaining a variety of training subjects in written materials tailored to a specific audience.
  5. Ability to supervise a team of editors.

Applicants who have held a non-temporary General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the time-in-grade restriction.

All qualification and time-in-grade (if applicable) requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Volunteer Experience: 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.


There is no substitution of education for experience at this level.


Position has been designated as Special Sensitive; incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret-Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) 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 Department of Defense (DoD) OIG. Organizational entities with 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.

May require up to 25% temporary travel duty (TDY).

Permanent Change of Duty (PCS—Relocation) expenses WILL NOT be paid.

Recruitment incentives WILL NOT be authorized.

May be required to complete a supervisory/managerial probationary period (1 year).

If you have not previously successfully completed a probationary period with the Federal Government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a two year probationary period.

Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

Required to submit a financial disclosure form at time of appointment and annually.

The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.

Security Clearance

Top Secret/SCI

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next


When your application package has been reviewed, you will receive an email advising whether or not you were determined to be best qualified and referred to the hiring manager. Referred candidates may be contracted for an interview. You will be notified when the selection process is complete.

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Other Information

Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the initial issue date of the referral list.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-13 to 2017-07-27

Salary: $112,021 to $145,629 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 14

Series: 1082 Writing And Editing

Appointment type: Agency Employees Only

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: IG-17-1976065-AUD-MP

Control number: 473318000