Assistant Inspector General For Investigative Policy and Oversight

Alexandria, Virginia
Sep 18, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Full Time

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 Policy and Oversight.  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).

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Occasional travel - As required (e.g., site visits to field offices, conferences, etc.)

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes Relocation is authorized

  • 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

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.

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 senior-level experience developing and implementing investigative policy and programs to ensure effective and efficient investigative operations. 

2.     Demonstrates mastery of knowledge of the organizational entities engaged in investigative and law enforcement processes, including Federal, state, and local investigative agencies and court systems; as well as an understanding of state-of-the-art law enforcement techniques, devices, and procedures. 

3.    Demonstrates extensive experience as an investigator with mastery knowledge of conducting complex investigations and directing investigative operations.

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


Male applicants born after Dec. 31, 1959 must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service law (see

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

PCS/Relocation expenses is authorized.

Veterans' preference does not apply to the SES.  

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

Please click here to download a copy of the Background Survey Questionnaire form to include in your application package.

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

Applicants will be evaluated based on the quality and extent of their experience, training, and/or education indicated on their resume and responses to the technical and executive core qualifications listed above.  Resumes will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and best qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a structured interview. The Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the approving authority.


In addition to meeting basic qualification requirements, applicants must have substantive experience which provides knowledge of the principles of organization, leadership, management and administration; and substantive specialized experience in a type of work or combination of functions directly related to this position.

All applicants are required to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the Technical Qualifications (TQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

NOTE: Current Career SES members, Career Senior Executive Reinstatement Eligibles and graduates of OPM certified Candidate Development Program (CDPs) are not required to submit the narrative statement for Executive Core Qualifications. 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 selecting officials, and the Qualification Review Board (QRB) members specific information about your achievements. For more detailed information please click on the following link:


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