Inspector General

Washington, D.C
May 17, 2022
May 20, 2022
Full Time

The IG heads an independent and objective organization responsible for audit, investigation, and fraud control related to the programs and operations of the Commission. The IG is responsible for carrying out and supervising the functions, powers, and duties of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) as provided in the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended. The IG provides leadership and coordination and makes recommendations to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations, as well as to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in such programs and operations. The IG is the principal advisor to the Commission on the above matters and is responsible for keeping the Commission fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the administration of the Commission's programs and operations and the necessity for corrective action.


The IG serves as Commission's point-of-contact regarding the detection and prevention of allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, and/or the perception thereof. The IG receives, reviews, and determines the need to investigate allegations. Allegations may take the form of written correspondence, phone calls, emails, one-on-one discussions/complaints, or requests for investigative support. The IG makes recommendations to the Commission on IG-related matters reported to the Office of Inspector General ("OIG") or on matters detected by OIG. The IG monitors resolution, compliance, and implementation of corrective action(s).


The IG develops an annual written strategy of audits. Audits are to be conducted based on areas or programs that have been determined to be high-risk.

The IG conducts and/or supervises audits and investigations relating to Commission programs and operations; recommends policies to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of such programs and operations; and prevents and detects fraud, waste and abuse in such programs and operations.

The IG reports to and is under the general supervision of the Commission. The IG does not report to or is subject to supervision by the Executive Director of the Commission or any other employee of the Commission. No program operating responsibilities are assigned to the IG. The IG exercises independence in initiating, carrying out, and completing any audit or investigation.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • May be required to complete background investigation.
  • A one year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents).
  • Time-in-Grade: Current or former Federal employees applying under merit promotion considerations must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements for consideration.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males


Minimum Qualifications:

Must possess at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-15 grade level or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing the following duties:
  • Formulating administrative operations in support of a complex organization;
  • Developing necessary organizational staffing and financial plans and preparing standards, objectives, policies, and procedures;
  • Implementing methods to prevent fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement; and
  • Directing complex/functionally diverse operations pertaining to investigative matters of fraud, waste, and abuse
  • All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the below ECQs and include your name on each page. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately. Additional information on ECQs is available at: . Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Results model outlined in the guide. It is recommended that you draft your ECQs in a Word document and then upload into the system.

    Leading Change : The ability to bring about change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

    Leading People : The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

    Results Driven : The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

    Business Acumen : The ability to manage human resources, financial, and information resources strategically.

    Building Coalitions : The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, the Congress, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.


    TQ1: Experience working within an Investigative environment is preferred.
    TQ2: Involvement in, or broad knowledge of the work of an Inspectors General community; including the mission, strategic goals and objectives of each; including best practices and trends in auditing and law enforcement; changes in relevant laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures, ensuring all are in compliance.
    TQ3: Experience overseeing a financial program or revolving fund, contract negotiations, procurement involvement and in developing and improving financial controls and procedures; ensuring proper utilization of resources.
    TQ4: Extensive knowledge in policymaking and policy-determining actions that align with the Agency's programs. Ensures the Agency adheres to Equal Employment Opportunity provisions

    Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

    For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here .

    Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".


    There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level of this announcement.

    Additional information

    • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
    Physical Demands: The work is mostly sedentary requiring lengthy periods of review, research, and concentration. Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    Working Conditions: Work is generally performed in an office environment. Some travel may be required to attend conferences, trade shows, meetings, and customer site visits.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .