Assistant Inspector General for Acquisition Contracting and Sustainment

Alexandria, Virginia
Feb 01, 2023
Feb 07, 2023
Full Time

  • Advises the DIG on a broad range of matters related to acquisition of major programs, contracting, and sustainment management matters, with emphasis on reporting fraud, waste, abuse, and deficiencies within the applicable areas of assigned coverage.
  • Implements DIG-AUD strategic planning activities and performance based metrics that are effective measures of mission accomplishment.
  • Directs reviews of major programs by establishing the basic audit concept and approach to be followed, as well as the specific audit guidance to be applied.
  • Represents the DoD OIG in dealing with DoD, Government Accountability Office (GAO), and other government and industry officials in audit matters involving assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Represents the DoD OIG?s interest on councils and working groups to address cross-cutting issues faced by the IG community or DoD oversight community.
  • Maintains control of directorate human capital and funding resources. Provides oversight of budget formulation and execution (e.g. travel and training).


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Position has been designated as Special Sensitive; incumbent is required to be eligible (and maintain eligibility) for a Top Secret with Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service (see
  • Selected candidate will be subject to a one-year probationary period in the Senior Executive Service unless required probationary period has been served. Selectee may also be subject to a records review prior to being appointed to this position.
  • Applicants selected are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. Incumbent is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with the DoD OIG.
  • Selectee will be required to complete and submit an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278, prior to entering the position and annually thereafter.
  • All newly appointed career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights and Obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES.
  • Incumbent may be required to travel both in the Continental United States, as well as overseas locations
  • The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.


Basic Requirement:

auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration, or accounting.


Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years' experience in Performance Auditing, or an equivalent combination of performance auditing experience; college-level education and training that provided professional auditing knowledge.
  • A certificate as a certified Internal Auditor or a Certified Public Accountant, obtained through written examination; or
  • Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in auditing or accounting, e.g., 15 semester hours.
  • Qualifications include both leadership skills and characteristics that are applicable to all SES positions and technical or program responsibilities specific to the position.

    In addition to the above requirement:

    Eligibility for this position will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has had experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out the responsibilities of this position. The best qualified candidates will be distinguished from other applicants by an evaluation panel of subject matter experts referencing the blow listed Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). All factors are mandatory unless stated otherwise. These factors are required, and must be addressed for the incumbent to perform the duties of the position. The Mandatory Technical Qualifications must be met to be rated eligible for the position.

    This position has been evaluated to be a Tier B position under the DoD OIG SES Personnel Management and Compensation System.

    The applicant is to provide a separate narrative statement to each of the following MTQs which describes fully, but concisely, how his/her experience supports each of the following qualifications. Each MTQ narrative Must Not Exceed 2 pages. Failure to address these specific qualifications in a separate narrative statement will eliminate you from consideration:

    1. Demonstrated professional knowledge in auditing concepts, principles, techniques, and practices needed to interpret and apply auditing standards to ensure a scope and quality of work that is meaningful and accepted by a wide range of users. Exhibits knowledge and skill in auditing to ensure high quality, creative analysis, evaluation, and interpretation. In addition, broad knowledge and skill in development and/or use of new or innovative auditing techniques or methodologies.

    2. Demonstrates skills in producing well-developed audit products including reports, briefings, and oral presentations to Congressional staff members and senior level personnel that are clear, concise, compelling, and relevant.

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service, and are in addition to the specific technical factors listed above. To assess the executive experience of each candidate, applicants who are applying for their initial career appointment in the SES must demonstrate, with specific examples, how their experience is relevant to exercising leadership in each of the five competencies. Current or former SES Career employees are not required to address the ECQs (SES Career employees include only those appointed under Title 5 U.S.C. 3393). A concise executive summary must show where and when the qualifications were obtained, the organizational setting in which the experience was acquired, (e.g. organizational size, level, and assigned fiscal resources), and a narrative discussion of the qualifications. The ECQs Must Not Exceed 10 pages.

    1. 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.
    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.
    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.
    4. BUSINESS ACUMEN. The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
    5. BUILDING COALITIONS/COMMUNICATION. 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.

    These ECQs must be addressed in a separate narrative statement. Specific instructions for preparing your statement and definitions of these core qualifications are available at


    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

    Accreditation: Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management at and U.S. Department of Education websites at

    Additional information

    Actual salary may vary depending on the scope and the complexity of the qualifications and current compensation of the selectee.

    PCS/Relocation expenses, if authorized, will be in accordance with Joint Travel Regulations.

    Veterans' preference does not apply to the SES.

    Military retirees seeking to enter civil service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they are within 180 days following their official date of retirement (5 United States Code 3326.)

    Filling of this position is not subject to the provisions of the DOD Priority Placement Program (PPP).

    The 1993 Hatch Act Reform Amendments prohibit oral and written political recommendations of Federal jobs.

    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 .