Deputy Inspector General
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) promotes efficiency and effectiveness to deter and prevent fraud, waste and mismanagement in AOC operations and programs. The OIG’s value-added, transparent and independent audits, evaluations and investigations keep the Architect of the Capitol and Congress fully informed and positively affect the AOC and benefit the taxpayer.
The mission of the AOC is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America's Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 553 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the U.S. Botanic Garden. The AOC also provides professional expertise on the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.
The AOC prides itself on our Core Values of Teamwork, Integrity, Pride and Professionalism. The PROFESSIONALISM and INTEGRITY of each AOC employee demonstrates our dedication to providing quality services and our commitments to holding ourselves to the highest standards. We recognize that we do our best work through TEAMWORK, each of us lending our individual strengths and talents to the greater goal of the entire team. We respect each other and rely on each other in our efforts to make the AOC a center of excellence. We take PRIDE in what we do and in the honor of serving Congress, the Supreme Court, and the American people each and every day.
You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.
For the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications, you are required to submit a narrative response addressing your specific knowledge, skills and abilities that demonstrate your possession of the qualifications. You must respond to all ECQs and address each ECQ separately.
Executive Core Qualifications:
ECQ 1: 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.
ECQ 2: 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.
ECQ 3: 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.
ECQ 4: Business Acumen
Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5: 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.
Technical Qualifications (TQs):
TQ 1: Audit/Investigation/Evaluation Experience: Experience managing or conducting independent audits, investigations or evaluations of federal or corporate operations. Knowledge of accounting and investigation principles and experience working with offices of the inspectors general, either federal or local, or their equivalent. Experience reviewing proposed audit/investigative plans and draft reports to ensure that they are fair, balanced, and objective; focused on securing/reporting needed information efficiently; comply with applicable professional standards; and the final report appropriately addresses agency comments.
TQ 2: Possesses exceptional experience in advising senior executives and senior leadership staff on audits, investigations and/or evaluations of federal or corporate operations.
TQ 3: Must have proven leadership experience making timely and effective decisions that produce observable results in the areas of organizational accountability, integrity, and ethical performance.
TQ 4: Must have knowledge of sufficient scope and depth of the application of federal laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to procurement functions, budget development and execution, human capital management and other relevant areas.
For more information about the Executive Core Qualifications, please visit this site: http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf
***Applicants for positions at grades GS-14 and above in the Architect of the Capitol must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university.***
Special Instructions for Foreign Education:
Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part of foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing before an offer can be made.
We have a unique opportunity for an exceptional leader to become our Deputy Inspector General. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is responsible for upholding the integrity of the administration of activities that serve Congress and the American public. The OIG’s mission is to promote the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of Architect of the Capitol (AOC) programs, operations and major construction projects.
This senior level role assists, advises and represents the Inspector General and shares responsibility for conducting, coordinating and supervising audits and investigations of the program operations and major construction projects of the Architect of the Capitol. The incumbent shares fully in the responsibility for providing leadership and coordination in recommending policies designed to promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the administration of activities that serve Congress.
The deputy is also charged with preventing and/or detecting fraud, waste and abuse in AOC programs, operations and major construction projects and to provide a means for keeping the Architect of the Capitol and the Congress fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to AOC program administration, operations and major construction projects, as well as the necessity for and progress of corrective action.
In this capacity, the incumbent:
- Assists and collaborates with the Inspector General with overall responsibility for the audit and investigative functions relevant to activities directed by the AOC.
- Ensures that the audit and evaluation activities of the agency are performed in accordance with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) accounting standards and applicable laws. Exercises overall review of investigations being undertaken and ensures that they are completed in accordance with OIG office policy and applicable standards.
- Manages staff, financial and information resources strategically. Develops coalitions internally and externally with other organizations and stakeholders to achieve common goals.
- Prepares semiannual reports on problems, abuses and deficiencies; makes recommendations for corrective action; and provides updates on pending corrective actions.
- Maintains liaison and operational relationships with AOC and managers, congressional staff, as well as with the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), CIGIE committees, the Council of Counsels to the Inspector General (CCIG) and counterparts in other agencies on difficult and diverse matters or issues that affect critical aspects of major AOC-wide programs.
- Assists the IG to develop a Five-Year Strategic Plan that includes a comprehensive mission statement covering the Office of Inspector General’s major functions and operations, general goals and objectives, including results-driven objectives, specific actions, timeframes and empirical measures of success.
The incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Architect and must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.