SIGAR | Special Inspector General for Afghanistan ReconstructionReport Fraud, Waste or Abuse


SIGAR auditors in the field.

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) is a temporary organization enacted to ensure accountability during the U.S. government's involvement in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. SIGAR has a highly specialized mission to provide independent and objective oversight of Afghanistan reconstruction to both the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State. We are focused on promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness and preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse of U.S. taxpayer funds.

Current Recruitment

SIGAR is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Position Salary Range Closing Date

SIGAR also accepts resumes from current U.S. government employees who wish to be considered for a detail assignment with return rights to their current Federal employer. Federal employees selected for appointment with SIGAR may be granted re-employment rights to their permanent position with the consent of the head of their agency. The employee is strongly encouraged to coordinate re-employment rights with his/her supervisory chain prior to accepting a position.


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SIGAR is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and has written EEO policy.

General Employment Information

Full-time, term appointments to SIGAR are made in the Excepted Service and are generally for a term of 13 months with an option for the appointment to be extended beyond that date; however, appointments may terminate early.

Appointments with SIGAR for less than 12 months may not convey eligibility to participate in the federal benefit program.

Federal employees in a benefit-covered position, who do not have a break in service and have an appointment greater than 12 months, are eligible to continue their Federal benefits including leave accrual and the retirement deduction. In addition, the salary earned in the SIGAR position may be used in the high three Federal retirement computation.

Reemployed Annuitants may be selected and placed in a SIGAR position without a reduction in pay or the annuity.

Benefits Information

Employees placed in SIGAR positions that entitle them to Federal Benefits may be eligible for:

SIGAR special agent at a forward operating base.

  • 4 hours of annual leave per pay period
  • 4 hours of sick leave per pay period
  • Paid Federal holidays
  • Federal Employment Retirement System (FERS)
  • Life insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Thrift Savings Plan (Retirement plan)

Security Requirements

Proof of U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a minimum of "Secret" security clearance is required for all positions with SIGAR.

Medical Requirements

All selected individuals are required to successfully complete a medical exam. These are offered at the Department of State or the selectee can use their personal physician.

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Seal
    2530 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202 (mailing address)
    Tel. +1(703)545-6000
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