Assistant Inspector General for Strategic Communications and Programs

Washington, D.C
May 17, 2022
May 24, 2022
Full Time

The Assistant Inspector General for Strategic Communications and Programs (AIGSCP) reports directly to the Deputy Inspector General and serves on the senior management team. The incumbent works closely with the Inspector General and Deputy Inspector General in the day-to-day operations of the Office and on special projects as necessary. The incumbent is a trusted advisor and resource, and serves as the critical link in communication between the front office and OIG staff and stakeholders. The AIGSCP serves on senior leadership teams in formulating and recommending policies and procedures and ensuring implementation. In addition, the AIGSCP develops the agenda and content for the SES Onsite and Offsite conferences. The incumbent prepares the Inspector General and Deputy Inspector General for meetings, testimonies, briefings and conferences; tracks priorities; and manages appropriate resources. The AIGSCP consolidates strategic planning efforts leading to the Office's 5-Year Strategic Plan.

The AIGSCP provides strategic guidance and direction to the following direct reports and their teams: Chief Financial Officer, Chief Communications Officer, Director Organizational Development, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Government and Public Affairs, and Civility, Diversity and Inclusion Program Director.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • This position requires a top secret clearance. Drug testing required.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation is required.
  • Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278e) is required within 30 days.

NOTE: Persons newly appointed to an SES position will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Due to COVID-19, our agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Your employment with DOT OIG will begin remotely at your current residence. Once our normal business operations process begins you will receive further instructions on when to report to the office. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.


As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must show in your resume evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualification and Executive Core Qualifications listed below.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION: Demonstrated executive-level experience in collaborative strategic planning to include: working with executives across organizational entities; responding to external and internal surveys, changing regulations, and hiring authorities; building in attention to civility, diversity and inclusion; analyzing alternative courses of action; communicating results and/or way forward; and implementing decisions to meet mission needs.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Below are descriptions of the ECQs that must be clearly described in your resume.

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic 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. Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking and Vision.

ECQ 2 - 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. Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and Team Building.

ECQ 3 - 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. Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving and Technical Credibility.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to manage human, financial, material, and information resources strategically. Financial Management, Technology Management, and Human Capital Management.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS/COMMUNICATIONS: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organization, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Influencing/Negotiating, oral Communication, Partnering, and Political Savvy.

FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website (

Additional information

Selective Service System: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please see for additional information.

Background Investigation: This position requires a Top Secret security clearance and is designated as critical-sensitive, requiring that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.

Financial Disclosure: This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act, which requires comprehensive financial disclosures from employees. The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278e), within 30 days after his/her appointment, and then annually thereafter.

All applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, political affiliation, union affiliation or non affiliation, marital status, non-disqualifying physical handicap, or any other non-merit reason.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is an equal opportunity employer.

Veteran's preference is not applicable to positions in the Senior Executive Service.