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Careers at OIG

Have a passion for public service?

Want to make a difference in how the government protects natural resources, preserves national parks, conserves fish and wildlife habitats, conducts scientific research, and promotes places of historic and cultural heritage?

Dream of a career that provides professional challenges but in a work environment that is balanced with your personal life?

If “yes,” you should consider a position with the Office of Inspector General for the Department of the Interior. We are an innovative organization of about 300 employees with audit and investigative skills as well as communication, computer security, legal, human resource, and administrative and management capabilities.

Did you know that OIG ranks as one of the top places to work in the Federal Government? Commitment to teamwork, flexible work schedules, advanced training, and the camaraderie of like-minded people help create a positive environment for our employees.

In 2009, the Partnership for Public Service and American University’s Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation ranked the OIG as the 13th overall best place to work among all agency subcomponents in the Federal Government. We placed first in work/life balance and strategic management subcategories and third in the teamwork and pay and benefits subcategories. A job with the OIG provides:

  • On-the-job and formal training to enhance and develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in various fields;

  • Career advancement, including an intern and mentoring program;

  • A work environment that provides professional growth;

  • Interesting travel opportunities throughout our nation; and

  • Competitive compensation and excellent benefits.

At the OIG you are part of an organization that is small enough that you can get to know each employee by name, but large enough that your contribution can help improve the efficiency and accountability of Departmental programs. You will be responsible not only for helping to protect America’s natural and cultural heritage, but also for resourcing its future.

We aim to bring a variety of perspectives to our organization by recruiting employees with diverse educational and professional backgrounds.

For employment opportunities at the OIG, please visit:

Employment Links:
Federal Mentoring
Work/Life Programs

Last Updated: 02/25/2013