Deputy Inspector General, NSA
Responsibilities DUTIES: Pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, and in accordance with NSA/CSS Policy, the NSA/CSS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) conducts audits, investigations, inspections, and special studies. The OIG's mission is to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct within the Agency and its programs, to promote the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of NSA operations, and to conduct intelligence oversight ensuring that NSA activities comply with the law and are consistent with civil rights and civil liberties. The Deputy Inspector General (D/IG) reports to the IG and is responsible for executive leadership, direction, management, and conduct of the full range of Inspector General functions. The D/IG exercises executive leadership, direction, and supervision over nearly 100 professional, administrative, and technical employees in the OIG. The D/IG has the following specific duties: -Participates with the IG in establishing program policies, objectives, and priorities -Leads the development of strategic plans to accomplish the mission of the OIG -Supervise Assistant Inspectors General, the OIG Technical Director, OIG Front Office personnel, and others as required. -Oversees critical organization functions involving investigations, inspections, audits, special studies, management and planning, legal, and legislative programs. -Oversees the provision of input on Congressional inquiries related to OIG matters. -Acts on the IG's behalf, inside and outside the Agency, when the IG is unavailable -Executive management responsibilities for the OIG enterprise, including involvement in budget preparation and review, hiring, training, space, security, data analysis, annual and ongoing planning, promotions, awards, and the OIG recommendations follow-up system. -Oversee the development of internal and external communications, semiannual reports to the Congress, and other reports as required by law, policy, and custom -Oversee the development of OIG policies, standards, and procedures -Act as a key OIG liaison to leadership within the Agency and external governmental entities -Other duties as assigned. Qualifications The individual will have demonstrated integrity, as well as the ability to act with independence and objectivity. The individual should possess superior judgment and analytical skills and be able to communicate effectively with senior military and civilian officials inside and outside NSA. The ability to convey critical or negative information candidly, concisely, accurately, and constructively to the highest levels of authority is essential. Applicants should demonstrate one or more of the following characteristics: -A broad NSA or Intelligence Community background, including an understanding of the laws and policies applicable to NSA activities; -OIG or similar oversight experience; -Substantial experience at an executive level interacting with leadership in large organizations inside or outside government; and -Demonstrated ability and experience in accounting, auditing, law, public administration, investigations, or intelligence, financial, or management analysis. Leadership experience is essential, preferably in managing a multidisciplinary work force through subordinate supervisors. Minimum requirements for qualification for this position are a bachelor's degree (advanced degrees and professional certification in related fields are preferred) and ten years' experience in a related field. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Range: $124,406 - $180,000 How To Apply - External To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button located at the top or bottom of this page. After completing the application and clicking the 'Submit Final' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Emails regarding your application status will be sent periodically. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE NOTE: US Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility. Specialized Competency WEIGHTED SELECTION CRITERIA Leading Change (15 points) The principal function of the OIG is to provide oversight that improves the Agency's effectiveness and efficiency, helps achieve mission, and detects and eliminates fraud, waste, and abuse. Consequently, the D/IG must: -Lead the OIG in conducting audits, investigations, inspections, and studies directed toward detecting and preventing waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct throughout the NSA/CSS, and promoting the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of Agency operations. -Supervise special reviews of particular issues as required. -Develop insights into problems and apply innovative solutions to produce organizational improvements; create a work environment that encourages creative thinking and innovation; design and implement programs to satisfy oversight requirements. -Examine policy issues and strategic planning with a long-term perspective; determine objectives and set priorities; anticipate threats and opportunities. -Act as a catalyst for organizational change. Leading People (15 points) The OIG is a complex entity whose professional personnel have extremely varied skills and backgrounds. Consequently, the D/IG must: -Instill trust and confidence; provide leadership that creates a culture that fosters professional behavior and the highest ethical standards; behave fairly and ethically toward others, demonstrate corporate responsibility and commitment to public service. -Rate supervisors and employees on measurable, mission-related performance objectives in accordance with established criteria. -Guide employees through ongoing feedback and goal setting; update Individual Development Plans in accordance with established criteria; ensure equal access to professional and career development for all employees. -Foster an atmosphere that encourages employees to come forward when they believe something is wrong and ensures that they never suffer reprisal for doing so; -Develop and implement measures to recruit, develop, and retain a diverse, high quality work force; manage an inclusive work place that maximizes the talents of each person; value individual differences; develop measures and rewards to hold self and others accountable for achieving results that embody the principles of diversity. Results Driven (20 points) The OIG serves the interests of the Agency and those who oversee its activities in the executive and congressional branches of government. Consequently, the D/IG must: -Balance varying interests and requests; readjust priorities to respond to pressing and changing demands; anticipate and meet the needs of the OIG and external stakeholders with an interest in the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of Agency operations; achieve quality end-products; commit to continuous improvement of services. -Assure that effective controls are maintained to ensure the integrity of the OIG; hold self and others accountable to the highest professional standards; ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and in a manner that maximizes their impact in driving positive change; monitor and evaluate work plans; measure attainment of OIG recommendations by Agency management. -Make sound decisions that are effective and timely, even when data is limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; anticipate the implications of decisions. -Understand and apply procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to areas of specialized expertise; understand links between administrative competencies and mission needs. Business Acumen (15 points) Like all government components, as well as the Agency that the OIG oversees, the OIG must operate in accordance with sound business principles. Consequently, the D/IG must: -Demonstrate broad understanding of financial management and ensure appropriate funding; use cost-benefit analysis to set priorities; establish an appropriate budget tailored to meet organizational needs, monitor expenditures; identify cost-effective approaches. -Assess staffing needs based on organizational goals and budget realities; make sound hiring and capital resource decisions; address training and development needs; use merit principles; take corrective action. Communications and Coalitions (20 points) Agency leadership and peers across the IC and OIG communities must have confidence in the NSA OIG and respect the competence and integrity of its personnel. Consequently, the D/IG must: -Develop networks and build alliances; engage in cross-functional activities; find common ground with a wide range of stakeholders across the IC and OIG communities to achieve significant joint and multi-agency objectives; utilize contacts to strengthen internal support. -Respond to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of different people in different situations; exercise tact, be compassionate and sensitive; treat others professionally and with respect. -Identify the internal and external dynamics that affect the Agency; approach problems with a clear perception of organizational reality; recognize the impact of alternative courses of action. -Communicate and negotiate effectively with diverse sets of people. -Apply effective oral and written communication skills. Leading the Intelligence Enterprise (15 Points) The D/IG holds a leadership position and will interact with senior management throughout the IC. Consequently, the D/IG must demonstrate: -Commitment to collaboration, promoting information sharing and a candid exchange of ideas. -Deep understanding (or willingness to develop the deep understanding) of how enterprise NSA/CSS cryptologic sites fit into the US cryptologic enterprise and support operational and intelligence activities in the joint and interagency environment consistent with OIG independent oversight responsibilities. -Commitment to IC core values; unquestionable personal integrity. DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.