Assistant Inspector General for Audit Services (0511), Medicare/Medicaid

Washington, D.C
Jan 31, 2023
Feb 03, 2023
Audit and Tax
Full Time

The Office of Audit (OAS) examines the performance of HHS programs and/or HHS grantees and contractors in implementing their responsibilities and provides independent assessments of HHS programs and operations. These assessments help reduce waste, abuse and mismanagement and promote economy and efficiency throughout HHS. OAS conducts audits using its own resources and oversees audit work done by others. We audit internal HHS groups/offices, and external entities such as state and local governments and individuals and facilities in private industry associated with HHS programs (e.g. physician offices, hospitals, etc.). We conduct our own work in accordance with Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States; the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996; applicable Office of Management and Budget circulars; and other legal regulatory, and administrative requirements.

As a member of the Office of Audit Services executive team you will lead a rapidly expanding area and support a top priority of the Administration, to reduce fraud, waste and abuse in Medicare, Medicaid, and Public Health and Human Services. You will provide oversight, direction and accountability for audits of the Medicare, Medicaid, and Public Health and Human Services Programs and be accountable for legal compliance in the use of the appropriated funds consistent with the mission of the agency.

Under the general direction of the Deputy Inspector General for Audit Services, you will be responsible for one or more programs or areas of operation; including, but not limited to:
  • Medicare Audits
  • Medicaid Audits
  • Public Health and Human Services Programs
  • Regional Inspectors General (RIG) in assigned geographic areas
In carrying out these responsibilities, you will lead and provide executive guidance to staff on programs and operations dealing with an audit program portfolio and the Regional Inspectors General (RIGs) who carry out audit activities in their assigned geographic area or program portfolio. Specifically you will:
  • Conduct and oversee audits of the operations and programs of assigned portfolio.
  • Ensure all assigned Department Management responsibilities and activities are carried out efficiently while maintaining the financial integrity of Departmental operations.
  • Oversee the internal quality assurance system including periodic quality control reviews to provide reasonable assurance that applicable laws, regulations, policies, procedures, standards and other requirements are followed for audit activities under your purview.
  • Represent the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) for Audit Services or other senior officials in contacts with the Government Accountability Office and/or other Government organizations in connection with findings in assigned program areas. You may serve as liaison between the Department and other parties for the purpose of exchanging information of mutual benefit related to health care audit issues.
  • Serve as an expert and consultant to the OIG and OAS advisors and leaders to conceive, plan, and manage audit and financial functions, including critical, large-scale programs of national and international scope. Advisory efforts will focus on audit and financial program development.
  • Advise, teach and coach culturally appropriate continuous process improvement principles and procedures. Assist counterparts in stimulating a process of continuous improvement of audit and financial operations in order to determine appropriate internal controls.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S Citizenship is required.
  • Registration with the Selective Service (if applicable).
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
  • One-year SES probationary period for initial SES appointment is required.
  • Public Financial Disclosure reporting is required.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing is required.


To be qualified for this position, your résumé must reflect specialized experience in a leadership and managerial capacity with responsibility for providing supervisory direction to a large and diverse Federal, State, or local government agency or non-Federal organization responsible for conducting audits that promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations on a national level and preventing and detecting fraud and abuse in such programs and operations. Successful candidates will possess significant experience in the finance, accounting or auditing field that has led to recognized, well-established professional status. This experience must be evidenced by sophisticated analytical skills, superior written and oral communications skills, good judgement, and experience in interacting with government and non-government officials. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. You must demonstrate in your résumé significant achievements, increasing levels of responsibility as a manager, and a solid record of successful professional performance.

As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), your résumé must show evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability, and that is directly related to the duties of this position, the Technical Qualifications (TQs) and the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below.

The application process for this position is modified Résumé-Based. You must address the ECQs within the context of a 5-page résumé and the Technical Qualifications in a 3-page Narrative. Do not submit separate narratives addressing the ECQs. Your resume should emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed and program accomplishments, including the results of your actions. See HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED and HOW TO APPLY sections for additional information.

Technical Qualifications (TQs) -- Mandatory; Your TQ narrative (3 page limit) must clearly show that you possess the following TQs:
  • Executive-level experience in directing and managing an audit staff assigned to Headquarters and field units with responsibilities for conducting financial, program, compliance, and economy and efficiency health care audits for a large multi-level Federal, State, or local government agency/organization.
  • Experience simultaneously managing multiple complex health care audits utilizing Government Auditing Standards and other legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements.
  • Experience with consensus (team) building in planning, conducting, reporting on health care audits, as well as gaining stakeholder support at the highest levels of an organization and agency implementation of recommendations.
  • Desired qualifications (not mandatory) include professional certifications (e.g. CPA, CIA, CFE, CGFM) as well advanced academic credentials (e.g. MBA, JD, PhD).

    Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) -- Mandatory; Your résumé (5-page limit) must clearly show that you possess the following ECQs ( do not submit a separate narrative addressing the ECQs):
  • Leading Change: 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. (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)
  • 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. (Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)
  • 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. (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)
  • Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management)
  • Building Coalitions: 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. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)
  • Fundamental Competencies arethe foundation for success in each of the ECQs and should be evident over the course of your résumé: Interpersonal Skills: Oral Communication; Integrity/Honesty; Written Communication; Continual Learning; and Public Service Motivation.

    Additional information on the ECQs is available at


    Applicants for this position must meet the following educational requirement:

    A. Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.
    B. Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
  • Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
  • A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
  • Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting and auditing; e.g. 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester -hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing or related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrate a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
  • Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accrediting organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.

    Additional information

    Veterans' Preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.

    Security and Background Requirements: A background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.

    E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

    Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the SES will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

    Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    Financial Disclosure: This position is subject to public financial disclosure requirements. HHS policy requires a pre-appointment review and your initial report must be filed within 30 days of the effective date of appointment. For more information about Financial Disclosure and OGE Form 278, you may go to the Office of Government Ethics website at and select Resources for Financial Disclosure Filers.

    Mobility: Individuals selected for SES positions may be subject to reassignment across geographic, organizational, and functional lines.

    Selective Service: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after 12/31/1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

    Political Appointment: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last five (5) years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Noncareer SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information on your résumé and to the Human Resources Office.

    EEO Statement: HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.