Assistant Inspector General for Management

Washington D.C.
Sep 29, 2017
Sep 29, 2017
Full Time

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent office within the Department of Agriculture whose mission is to promote excellence, integrity, and accountability throughout the USDA. The OIG conducts investigations, audits, and inspections in order to enhance effectiveness and efficiency and to prevent and detect waste, fraud, and mismanagement in USDA programs and operations.

This position serves as the Assistant Inspector General for Management (AIG/OM), whose responsibility is to formulate, develop, and publish policies, procedures, and standards of performance governing the operations of the OIG. In addition, the incumbent of this position is responsible for a wide range of strategic management, resource management, and mission support operations which greatly impact the ability of the OIG to accomplish its mission. 

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Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Public Financial Disclosure Required (OGE Form 278)
  • A one(1) year SES probationary period MAY be required.
  • A background investigation MAY be required.
  • Must submit a narrative statement for ECQs and Technical Qualifications.
  • REASONABLE ACCOMODATION – This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Management Division, Work/Life Programs, at 202-720-0966. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – The Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, political affiliation, union, or non-union affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, or any other non-merit factors.

    Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

    If you are newly hired, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" system. Federal law requires the use of E-VERIFY to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.

    Eligibility for this position will be based on meeting the basic education requirements below and clear and comprehensive indication that the applicant has had experience of the scope and quality sufficient to carry out the duties and assignments of the position.  Applicants must meet the basic education requirements and possess the essential skills, knowledge, and abilities listed in the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications paragraphs below.

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):  Applicants will be evaluated in the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) listed below which are broadly applicable to SES positions throughout the Federal Government.  All competitive applicants must submit a narrative statement covering each of the ECQs.  Narratives should be limited to no more than a total of 10 pages for the ECQs.  OPM Certified Candidate Development Program (CDP) graduates, current career SES members or former career SES members who are eligible for reinstatement to a career-reserved position need not submit an ECQ statement.    

    ECQ 1 – LEADING CHANGE:  This core qualification involves 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.

    ECQ 2 – LEADING PEOPLE:  This core qualification involves 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.

    ECQ 3 – RESULTS DRIVEN:  This core qualification involves 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.

    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN:  This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    ECQ 5 – BUILDING COALITIONS:  This core qualification involves 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.

    For additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications, see the following site:

    MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following TQs. You must address each TQ separately. Each TQ narratives must not exceed two (2) pages. Please give examples and explain the complexity of the knowledge possessed and the sensitivity of the issued you handled.

    1. Describe your ability to determine the financial and personnel resources needed to achieve mission objectives and support mission operations of an organization, including allocating funds and accounting for their use, identifying the need for major organizational improvements, developing the requisite plans, and directing implementing actions.
    2. Describe your ability to develop, direct, and implement policies and lead program operations for an agencies’ mission support functions, to include property and space management, Federal acquisitions, policy development, and external reporting.
    3. Describe your ability to formulate, implement, and lead a strategic and innovative information technology and telecommunications portfolio, to include stakeholder management, in a diverse, complex, and geographically dispersed environment.

    1. OPM Certified Candidate Development Program (CDP) graduates and current Career SES members need only to address the technical qualifications and need not respond to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).
    2. You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period unless you have previously completed the probationary period.
    3. You will be paid by direct deposit to a financial organization.
    4. Selectee will be required to file an annual financial disclosure statement, form OGE-278.
    5. Some travel of all modes of transportation within Continental United States is required.
    6. An essential element of the SES is mobility across geographic, organizational, and functional lines. Individuals selected for SES positions may be subject to reassignment, which requires you to be mobile. All new appointed Career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights Obligation Agreement as a condition of employment into the SES.
    7. Security Requirement: Critical Sensitive. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
    8. Veterans' preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of the quality and extent of their accomplishments, experience, and education. An Executive Evaluation Panel will evaluate the resume, the Executive Core Qualifications statement and the Technical Qualifications statement for each candidate to determine the best qualified candidates who will be referred to the selecting official.
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