Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an independent and neutral oversight unit created by law to promote efficiency within VA and help the Department achieve its mission of providing Veterans and their families with high-quality services. It provides audits, investigations, inspections, and program reviews and makes recommendations for improving practices and procedures of VA. OIG is organized into five offices:

?The Office of Investigations
?The Office of Audits and Evaluations
?The Office of Healthcare Inspections
?The Office of Contract Review
?The Office of Management and Administration

Together, these offices enhance the day-to-day operations of VA and make it more responsive to the needs and concerns of Veterans. In addition to the Washington, DC, headquarters, the OIG has offices located in 30 cities throughout the country.

Career Progression Chart

Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Occupations

Series Job Title Pay Schedule 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Total # of positions in VA
Health Systems Specialist Health Systems Specialist GS EntryMidSenior 2022
Criminal Investigation Criminal Investigator GS EntryMidSenior 152
Supervisor
Manager
Information Technology Management Information Technology (IT) Specialist in Policy and Planning / Chief Information Officer (CIO) GS Mid 245
SupervisorManager
Senior
Information Technology Management Information Technology (IT) Specialist in Security GS EntryMid 557
SupervisorManager
Senior
Information Technology Management Information Technology (IT) Specialist in Systems Analysis GS EntryMid 201
SupervisorManager
Senior
Information Technology Management Information Technology (IT) Specialist in Applications Software GS EntryMid 454
SupervisorManager
Senior
Information Technology Management Information Technology (IT) Specialist in Operating Systems GS Mid 80
SupervisorManager
Senior
Information Technology Management Information Technology (IT) Specialist in Network Services GS EntryMid 239
SupervisorManager
Senior
Information Technology Management Information Technology (IT) Specialist in Data Management GS Mid 69
SupervisorManager
Senior
Information Technology Management Information Technology (IT) Specialist in the Internet GS EntryMid 57
SupervisorManager
Senior
Information Technology Management Information Technology (IT) Specialist in Customer Support GS EntryMid 1256
SupervisorManager
Senior
Information Technology Management Information Technology (IT) Specialist in System Administration GS EntryMid 242
SupervisorManager
Senior

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Additional Information

The Pathways Internship Program, scheduled to launch mid-2012, will allow select students to join VA in career positions that emphasize long-term training and development. Opportunities will be accessible through various means, including USAJOBS.gov (keyword: "student") or offered through individual VA offices and other competitive means.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact individual VA offices to discuss potential Pathways Programs opportunities. For the latest information on Pathways, please see OPM’s Pathways web page.

Positions Across VA

FamilyNumber of Jobs
Criminal Investigations173
Management Analysis141
Finance and Accounting132
Information Technology48
Legal28
Health Systems Administration14
Other17

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