Assistant Inspector General For Acquisition And Sustainment

Alexandria, Virginia
May 16, 2017
Jun 19, 2017
Full Time

This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a small elite group of top government leaders.  SES members possess a diverse portfolio of experiences including strong skills to lead across organizations.  As an executive, you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants.



The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) offers potential applicants more than just jobs and professions.  A career with the DoD OIG offers those who qualify an opportunity to serve our Nation and those who are defending it worldwide.  This position provides the opportunity to apply the depth and breadth of your experience to strengthening the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of the Department of Defense.


The position is located in the DoD OIG, Office of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) for Audit. The DoD OIG, has responsibility to identify and eliminate fraud, waste, and abuse in the administration of DoD programs and operations, in accordance with the Inspector General Act of 1978, P.L. 95-452, as amended (the Act).



  • Occasional Travel
  • As required (e.g., site visits to field offices, conferences, and etc.)

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Subject to a two-year probationary period
  • Required to submit to random drug testing
  • Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278
  • Reassignment Rights and Obligations Agreement, DoD Directive 1403.03
  • Obtain/maintain Top Secret (TS/SCI)
  • Incumbent may be required to travel both in the United States and overseas
  • Mobility Agreement required
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Qualifications include both leadership skills and characteristics that are applicable to all SES positions and technical or program responsibilities specific to the position.

    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 below listed Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and technical qualifications (TQs). 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 technical qualifications which describes fully, but concisely, how his/her experience supports each of the following qualifications.  Each technical qualification narrative should not exceed 2 pages.  Failure to address these specific qualifications in a separate narrative statement will eliminate you from consideration: 

    1.    Demonstrates advanced 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.

    2.     Demonstrates skill in the use of new or innovative auditing techniques or methodologies to provide effective and credible audits of DoD-wide acquisition programs, sustainment management, contracting, contract administration, and installation-management programs of Government-wide scope.

    3.    Demonstrates broad knowledge of Federal and Defense Acquisition Regulations, Defense contract administration policies and sustainment management to perform audits for which the DoD OIG is responsible.

    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 Career SES members, Career Senior Executive Reinstatement Eligible and graduates of OPM certified Candidate Development Program (CDPs) are not required to address the narrative statement for 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.  Acceptable documentation to verify this information is included in the How to Apply Section.  Please provide a well-written qualification statement.  To give readers, executive resources staff, rating and selection officials, and the Qualification Review Board (QRB) members specific information about your achievements.  For more detailed information please click on the following link:

    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. 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

    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. (The term accounting means accounting and/or auditing in this standard. Similarly, accountant should be interpreted, generally, as accountant and/or auditor.)  OR

    Combination of education and experience-at least four (4) years of experience in accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicants background must also include one of the following:

    1. Twenty-four (24) semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to six (6) hours of business law; 2. A certificate of Certified Pubic Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or 3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., fifteen (15) semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester hour requirement (above), provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two (2) higher level professional accountants or auditors have determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement which is normally associated with successful completion of the four-year course of study described above; and (c) except for literal non conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicants education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

    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


    U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.

    Selected candidate will be subject to a two-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.

    In accordance with Executive Order 12564, 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 in accordance with DoD Directive 1403.03.

    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).

    Incumbent may be required to travel both in the Continental United States, as well as Outside Continental United States locations.


    Top Secret/SCI

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