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Performance and Compliance Specialist (Performance Auditor)


The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is one of the best places to work in the Department of Justice and is one of the premier inspector general offices in federal government. We are seeking a highly-motivated recent graduates to support our mission to promote integrity, efficiency, and accountability within the Department of Justice.

The OIG performs oversight of Department of Justice agencies, programs and funded external activities. This includes the FBI, DEA, ATF, the Marshals Service, US Attorneys, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Our employees evaluate these mission critical agencies' efforts to enforce federal law, protect national security, investigate terrorists, locate fugitives, and assist state and local criminal justice programs.

This job is open to

Recent Graduates - Undergrad or Graduate Programs

Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.

Applications will also be accepted from individuals expected to graduate within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement.


The Office of the Inspector General employs specialists who examine program performance and compliance with laws and regulations. As an entry level Performance and Compliance Specialist, the individual receives training through classroom and specific on-the-job training assignments to become well versed in evaluation and audit techniques, DOJ programs, legislation and regulations, and industry practices. Typical work assignments include but are not limited to:

  • Working with experienced staff, the incumbent analyzes information or conducts research to answer questions, evaluates operations or programs, and draws conclusions.
  • Using logic to resolve multifaceted questions, gathers financial and operating records, traces transactions to and from source documents, and identifies unusual or questionable transactions or practices that do not fit instructions or guidelines.
  • Reviewing and analyzing technical information, data, records, and/or results and using sound judgment to provide the basis for the development of an opinion on the efficiency and effectiveness of operations and make recommendations for action.
  • Documenting information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner and producing written information that is appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Working with teammates on assigned tasks, facilitates sharing of information with others and fosters cooperation and team spirit.
  • Engaging in ongoing development to become well versed in evaluation and review techniques, DOJ programs, legislation and regulations, and industry practices.
  • Applying knowledge of audit and evaluation functions, uses judgment to choose and interpret the most applicable guidelines, analyze and define problems, and make recommendations on program performance issues or questions.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.


You must be a U.S. Citizen or National. You must be able to obtain and maintain a top secret security clearance. You must be registered for the Selective Service, if applicable. You must successfully pass and are subject to random drug screenings. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. You will be subject to a probationary period.


To qualify for this position all applicants must have an undergraduate or graduate degree in Auditing or in a related field such as Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration, and Accounting. Additional related and accepted degrees include but are not limited to:

  • Business-related: Communications/Public Relations, Economics, International Business/Studies, Management, Marketing, and Organizational Behavior/Psychology.
  • Government-related: Criminal Justice/Criminology; Diplomacy/International Policy, Affairs, or Relations; National/Homeland Security; Forensics; Government/History; Intelligence Analysis; Law/Legal Studies; Political Science; Public Management; Public Policy; and Security Policy.
  • Technical-related: Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering, Human Resources, Information Technology/Systems, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Languages/Linguistics, Logistics, Management Information Systems, Mathematics/Statistics/Data Science, Sciences (anthropology, biology, chemistry, etc.), and Supply Chain Management.

Desired Competencies

We are seeking applicants with demonstrated competency in Problem Solving, Reasoning, Information Management, Written Communication, and Teamwork. Your resume should describe your experience related to these competencies, such as:

  • Planning and conducting research;
  • Collecting, evaluating, and analyzing data;
  • Verifying facts or reported statistics to source documents
  • Exercising critical thinking skills to troubleshoot challenges and complete projects;
  • Briefing peers, instructors, or management on assignment or project results; and
  • Preparing written reports or essays.


A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package, including a federal pension, healthcare insurance, and the Thrift Savings Plan (a federal government employee 401K-like program with matching contributions). As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of other benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. 


If you have questions about this position, contact Mr. Jeanpaul Coves,

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