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Inspector General

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

If selected for this position, you will serve as the Inspector General (IG) and keep the CFTC Commissioners and Congress fully informed about problems and deficiencies relating to program administration and operations, devise and recommend corrective actions, and report on progress of their implementation. The IG will act as required by the IG Act and other applicable laws, with the authority vested in the IG by such law, and will perform the following major duties:

Determine policies and procedures for the operation of the OIG, including such direction and supervision related to the conduct of audits, investigations, inspections, and evaluations of programs and operations throughout the CFTC. The IG determines the objectives and approach of the work of the OIG (including the use of non-Federal auditors).

Review current and proposed legislation and regulations for impact on the economy and efficiency of CFTC programs and operations. Utilize the semi-annual reporting system required by law to provide feedback on the impact of such legislation or regulations. Develop and recommend policies to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness and to detect fraud and abuse at the CFTC.

Conduct, supervise, and coordinate relationships between the CFTC OIG and other Federal agencies, Congressional Committees, other Executive and Legislative entities, State and local governmental agencies and nongovernmental entities for the following and related purposes:
  • To promote economy and efficiency in administration;
  • To prevent and detect fraud and abuse in CFTC programs and operations;
  • To identify and, as appropriate, refer participants in such fraud and abuse to law enforcement agencies; and
  • To serve as a statutory representative member of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.

Keep the Chair, Commissioners, and the Congress fully and currently informed by means of semi-annual reports and otherwise concerning fraud and other serious problems, abuses and deficiencies relating to administration of programs and operations administered or financed by the Commission. Recommend corrective actions concerning such problems, abuses, and deficiencies. Report on the progress made in implementing such corrective actions.

Conduct and oversee the conduct of OIG audits, investigations, inspections, and evaluations. Supervises the review of draft materials, reports, and recommendations from IG staff to ensure that final work product accurately reflects the applicability of statute, law, rule, regulation, and professional oversight standards. These issues require consideration of complex intricacies of criminal, civil, and administrative law practice and procedures.

Develop and direct an annual audit program responsible to the interests and needs of the Chair, Commission, and staff for the review and evaluation of existing and proposed operations with the goal of identifying opportunities and means for improving efficiency and effectiveness.

Ensure that the OIG receives accurate and relevant legal advice on all matters within the purview of the OIG in accordance with the IG Act. Direct the planning related to legal research efforts and the review of laws, regulations, reports, policies, and procedures related to OIG matters.

Manage the expeditious submission of any criminal referrals to the Department of Justice or other appropriate law enforcement entities, whenever the Inspector General has reasonable grounds to believe there has been a violation of Federal criminal law and coordinates any resulting activities required by that agency.

Conduct investigations and make reports relating to the administration of the Commission's programs and operations as are necessary or desirable in the judgment of the Inspector General.

Lead, direct, and coordinate the OIG personally and through subordinate supervisors and staff. Develop and implement internal policies, procedures, and standards to assure high quality work performance. Ensure subordinate supervisors effectively carry out their program and supervisory responsibilities. Select and hire all subordinate staff in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Set performance standards and evaluates performance of immediate subordinates, consistent with CFTC policy. Hear and resolve complaints and grievances, and take disciplinary action. Manage the formulation and execution of OIG plans and programs and operational and administrative activities, such as budget preparation and administration, contracting, and personnel management.

The Inspector General demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development and modeling inclusive behaviors.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background/Security Investigation
  • Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered for Selective Service

Your resume must include information that emphasizes progressive leadership responsibilities for positions held to include the scope and complexity, program accomplishments, and results of executive actions taken. Additionally, the resume must include information that addresses how your qualifications relate to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and the Executive Competencies.

NOTE: EACH MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION and EXECUTIVE COMPETENCY must be addressed separately in a supplemental narrative statement. Narrative statements should not exceed one page per qualification/competency (8 pages maximum).


To qualify for the CT-16, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the CT/GS-15 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience gained outside federal service.

Specialized Experience is defined as experience overseeing the conduct of audits, investigations, inspections, and/or evaluations.

Must demonstrate the ability to perform at an Executive Level - see competencies below

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

Mandatory Technical Qualifications

1. Demonstrated knowledge of audit and evaluation programs, including annual audit and evaluation plans. Demonstrated knowledge of Government Auditing Standards and professional standards, such as the CIGIE (Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency) Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation.

2. Demonstrated experience managing, mentoring, motivating, and appraising a diverse staff, to meet program goals and objectives within available resources to efficiently carry out an agency-wide Inspector General program or similar.

3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with high-level Government officials including the highest level of organizational management, representatives of interagency groups, and audiences varying widely in background, experience, and level of understanding on the results of inspections which may be sensitive, controversial and complex; and a proven ability to collaborate and sustain professional relationships and networks and to comprehend stakeholders' interests and priorities.

4. Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, such as the Government in the Sunshine Act, Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, Administrative Procedures Act, and the Federal Records Act, as well as relevant provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act and regulations.

Highly Desirable Professional Qualifications

1. Mastery of management principles, laws, concepts and practices, analytical methods and techniques and consultative skills to successfully address employees, managers and appointees at all levels.

Executive Competencies

1. Leading the Organization - Develops and implements an organizational vision that integrates program goals, priorities, and values. Assesses and adjusts to changing situations, and implements innovative solutions to make organizational improvements. Strategically formulates objectives and priorities and implements plans consistent with the organization mission.

2. Leading Others - Provides clear direction and ensures accountability; inspires others; provides constructive feedback; encourages and fosters an environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities. Demonstrates collaborative and cooperative approach. Develops and manages workforce based on staffing needs and budget.

3. Leading Self - Understands personal strengths and weaknesses and objectively views their behavior. Seeks and accepts constructive feedback and adapts personal leadership style/strategies as needed to most effectively build trust and lead their division.

4. Business Results - Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Makes decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Forms and communicates a vision and priorities. Develops and executes plans that achieve outcomes for the organization.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Relocation. Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Probationary Period. One year managerial/supervisory period may be required.

Time-in-Grade. You must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA). VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for position announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this vacancy announcement.

EEO Policy Statement. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation. Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The law prohibits public officials from appointing, promoting, or recommending their relatives. The law prohibits requesting, making, transmitting, accepting, or considering political recommendations for employment or other personnel actions for non-political positions. This includes recommendations from Members of Congress, Congressional employees, elected state or local officials, and political party officials and any recommendation based on party affiliation.

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