Message from the Inspector General
Thank you for your interest in joining the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of Inspector General (OIG). In 2015, DOT OIG ranked 35th overall out of 320 agency subcomponents on the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places to Work in the Federal Government list, coming in 3rd for effective leadership and 4th for work-life balance.
Each day, Americans make more than a billion trips on highways, in the air, over the rails, and over water. For most of us, the nation’s transportation system is taken for granted until something unexpected happens – a commuter train breaks down; a flight is cancelled; a pipeline ruptures. At the Office of Inspector General, we support the Congress, the Department, and the public in achieving a safe, efficient, and effective transportation system. The OIG staff includes Auditors, Analysts, Attorneys, Special Agents, Computer Scientists, Economists, and experts in many other disciplines. OIG results are used by DOT, Congress, and the Administration in setting policy improving operations.
The OIG is charged by Congress with providing programmatic oversight and advice to DOT. Its legislative mandate also includes investigating allegations of fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.
If you are ready for a rewarding career, then we encourage you to apply for a position with the OIG. We are seeking motivated, committed, and competent individuals who have succeeded academically and/or accumulated relevant work experience. We encourage recruits with any college major to strongly consider a position with the OIG. The most common college majors in OIG are accounting, finance, computer science, law, business, and public administration. Experience has shown that graduates in these fields perform well as Auditors, Analysts and Special Agents.
Calvin L. Scovel III