Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections

Washington, D.C
Aug 10, 2022
Aug 17, 2022
Full Time

The Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections , located in the Office of Healthcare Inspections (OHI) is responsible for ensuring that the health care inspection program is implemented in accordance with statutory requirements. While the incumbent receives guidance from the AIG, the incumbent exercises independent professional judgment and personal initiative in the highly complex area of medical care.As a Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections, you will:

- Provide the Inspector General, Congress, the VA Secretary, and the VA Under Secretary for Health with clear and objective assessments of the quality of health care provided by VA throughout the nation.
- Develop and maintain an OHI strategic plan to compliment the OIG strategic plan and ensures that the yearly OHI work plan is designed to report on those items that most align with OIG priorities.
- Direct all aspects of the reporting of OIG inspection results through the current Combined Assessment Program, Hotlines reports, National Reports, and Rapid Response Team to ensure these reporting instruments meet the goals of the OHI work plan.
- Direct the appropriate changes to the management of Combined Assessment Program, Hotline reports and National Reports to ensure that best practices are employed from the determination of project goals through the publication of high quality reports.
- Determine the methods and means that health care inspections staff members employ to accomplish work, including identifying and prioritizing projects in consultation with the other DAIGs and AIG for Healthcare Inspections. The results of these inspections often bring far reaching consequences for individuals and in some cases for entire medical facilities.


Conditions of Employment

Current career Senior Executives, QRB-certified graduates of SES candidate development programs, and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility are not required to address the executive core qualifications. They are required to address the technical qualifications. All other applicants are required to address both the executive core qualifications and the technical qualifications.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service .
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.
  • Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:- Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.- Eleven paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.- Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.- A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.- A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.- Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:


    Mandatory Qualifications Requirements: To meet minimum qualifications, applicants must possess the following technical and executive core competencies. These competencies would typically be gained through experience, education, and training that reflects progressive development and achievement in managing a Federal legal program for a nationwide organization. An individual's total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position.

    A. Technical Professional Competencies - All applicants must include a narrative statement showing how their knowledge and experience relates to the following Technical Professional Competencies (TPCs). The narrative statement should not exceed two pages for each qualification.
  • Ability to direct and manage a comprehensive nationwide inspection or evaluation program.
  • Experience in the management or delivery of health care.

  • B. Executive Core Qualifications - All applicants, unless noted above, must include a narrative statement, not to exceed 10 pages, with no more than two pages for each of the following qualifications:
  • LEADING CHANGE - 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.
  • LEADING PEOPLE - 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 - 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 - Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
  • BUILDING COALITIONS - 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.

  • In addressing these mandatory qualifications elaborate on your accomplishments, experience, training, education, and awards, highlighting the problems solved and work objectives met, i.e., the results of your effort and evidence of your success. Do not repeat entries from your narrative work history. More information concerning the executive core qualifications may be obtained on the Internet at:


    Undergraduate and Graduate Education:

    Major study -- hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration.


    Progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following:-Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems;-Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups; and-Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement.

    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page . 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 .

    Additional information

    - Relocation expenses as described in 2 CFR § 200.464 - Relocation costs of employees may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, agency policy, and available funding.
    - Office assignment may be at one of the locations listed on the announcement subject to availability and OIG management discretion.
    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Applicants who apply for this position may be considered for other positions within the Office of Inspector General that require the same knowledge, skills, and abilities.
    - This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    - A recruitment incentive may be offered.
    - We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

    1. Citizenship: The selected applicant must be a United States Citizen or United States National. Proof of citizenship will be required prior to selection.
    2. Drug Testing: All applicants tentatively selected for an SES position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment. After appointment, the selectee will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
    3. Qualifications Approval and Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the SES must have their executive core qualifications approved by the Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.
    4. Mobility: Individuals selected for SES positions may be subject to reassignment across geographic, organizational, and functional lines.
    5. Background Investigation: This position is designated as critical sensitive and requires a background investigation and favorable adjudication for a Top Secret clearance.
    6. Financial Disclosure: Senior Executives are required to comply with the Ethics in Government Act, as amended, which requires the submission of a financial disclosure statement, SF 278, upon assuming an SES position, annually, and upon separation from employment.
    7. Reasonable Accommodation: VA OIG provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis.
    8. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59, and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment.

    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.