AIG for Special Inquiry

Washington, D.C
Jul 06, 2022
Jul 14, 2022
Full Time

As an AIG for Special Inquiry, you will:
  • Oversee the performance of a full range of legal functions in connection with investigative and legal cases in connection with allegations or suspected violations of Federal criminal, civil, and administrative laws, rules or regulations relative to any of HUD's programs or operations, to include the OIG.
  • Lead a major OIG component that identifies high profile issues needing immediate review.
  • Provide legal advice and guidance on issues related to the conduct of OSI investigations and inquiries, and other initiatives to prevent or detect fraud and mismanagement in agency programs and operations requiring consideration of complex issues of civil and administrative law, practice and procedure, remedies and enforcement mechanisms.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance consistent with applicable law and the interpretations there of by OIG's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) on issues relating to the conduct of OIG criminal and administrative investigations, and other initiatives designed to prevent or detect inefficiency, waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement in HUD programs and operations.
  • Remain fully and currently informed on significant developments and actual or potential problems relating to the investigation program. and will establish policy on investigations within OSI.


Conditions of Employment

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.
  • To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. 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.


    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Basic Requirements: Applicants must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.; and (2) be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    Guidance on Addressing the ECQs and MTQs: Use your overall set of professional and volunteer experiences, education
    and training, accomplishments, awards and potential in describing your ECQs and MTQs. Be clear and concise, using examples that demonstrate the scope and quality of your experiences, accomplishments, and/or potential relevant to each ECQ and MTQ.


    IMPORTANT: Structure your ECQ statements in terms of actions you have taken, the context or environment in which the
    action was taken and the outcome or results of those actions (Challenge - Context - Action -Result (C-C-A-R) Model). For
    further information and tips on writing effective narrative statements, see OPM's publication 'A Guide to SES Qualifications'
    available on the Off ice of Personnel Management (OPM) website at: Please be
    advised that the individual selected for this position will likely require certification by a Qualifications Review Board
    conducted by OPM, prior to receiving the SES appointment.

    Each of 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. The essay competencies address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).Your responses are required for each of these ECQs, unless you have had your ECQs previously certified by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board (QRB) for the Senior Executive Service (SES).

    If you are already certified by OPM's QRB, submit proof such as a copy of the certification or an SF-50 showing SES
    Career Status.

    If you need to submit additional information please upload the information into the correct category.

    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 and Innovation -Develops new insights into
    situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or
    cutting edge programs/processes. External Awareness - Understands and keeps up-to-date on local, national, and
    international policies and trends that affect the organization and shape stakeholders' views; is aware of the organization's
    impact on the external environment. Flexibility - Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information,
    changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Resilience - Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and
    persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Strategic Thinking -Formulates objectives and priorities,
    and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on
    opportunities and manages risks. Vision - Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst
    for organizational change. Influences others to translate vision into action.
    ECQ 2: LEADING PEOPLE - This core qualification involves 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 -
    Encourages creative tension and differences of opinions. Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner. Leveraging Diversity-Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization. Developing Others - Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the
    organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.
    Team Building - Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team
    members to accomplish group goals.
    ECQ 3: RESULTS DRIVEN - This core qualification involves 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 - Holds self and others accountable for measurable
    high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts
    responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules. Customer Service - Anticipates and
    meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to
    continuous improvement. Decisiveness - Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited
    or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions. Entrepreneurship -
    Positions the organization for future success by identifying new opportunities; builds the organization by developing or
    improving products or services. Takes calculated risks to accomplish organizational objectives. Problem Solving -
    Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative
    solutions; makes recommendations. Technical Credibility - Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures,
    requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.
    ECQ 4: BUSINESS ACUMEN - This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information
    resources strategically. Financial Management - Understands the organization's financial processes. Prepares, justifies,
    and administers the program budget. Oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors
    expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities. Human Capital Management -Builds and manages workforce
    based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures that employees are appropriately
    recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded; takes action to address performance problems. Manages a multi-sector
    workforce and a variety of work situations. Technology Management - Keeps up-to-date on technological developments.
    Makes effective use of technology to achieve results. Ensures access to and security of technology systems.
    ECQ 5: BUILDING COALITIONS - This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other
    Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Partnering -Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates
    across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals. Political Savvy -Identifies the internal and
    external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts
    accordingly. Influencing/Negotiating - Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from
    others to obtain information and accomplish goals.


    ***Each of the following essay competencies address the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). Your responses are required for each of these MTQs.***

    MTQ 1. Demonstrated experience in leading, managing and supervising broad-ranging, complex, and highly technical reviews and investigations, of an Office of the Inspector General, Internal Affairs Office, Office of Professional Responsibility or any other comparable environment of a large organization or agency.
    MTQ 2. Demonstrated experience in leading, managing and supervising the organization, drafting, editing and publication of detailed reviews and reports of investigations.
    MTQ 3. Demonstrated experience communicating effectively and working constructively and collaboratively with other internal and external organizations and other professional disciplines to enhance the effectiveness of operations.

    Education Requirements: Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.

    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

    Bar Membership: Applicant MUST be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    Additional information

    Other Information:
    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    - Relocation expenses are NOT authorized.
    - This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    - A recruitment incentive may be offered.
    - We offer opportunities for telework.
    - We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

    - A one year probationary period may be required.
    - A one year supervisory or managerial probationary period may be required.
    - Top Secret - Background Investigation will be required.
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    - Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    - File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
    - Pass a detailed background investigation.
    - Be willing to travel.