Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

Washington D.C.
Sep 03, 2018
Sep 03, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Travel to support investigative activities.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.
  • Pre-employment physical is required and periodic physicals thereafter.
  • Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees, with reinstatement eligibility, or candidates who have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), however you must still address the Technical Qualifications. All other applicants must submit narrative statements covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications in order to receive consideration for the position. Failure to address these specific qualifications in a separate narrative statement will eliminate you from consideration.

    When responding to the Technical Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.

    For help in writing responses to ECQ's, applicants are strongly encouraged to review OPM's Guide to SES Qualifications at the following website: The section, "Writing Executive Qualification Statements", begins on Page 8 of the Guide.

    ES-1811 series: The work of this position requires executive level management, direction and oversight of investigations on EPA programs and operations to efficiently achieve OIG goals and objectives. 



    TQ 1.  Demonstrated success in developing and applying proactive investigative strategies (e.g., data analytics) aimed at detecting and preventing fraud In agency programs and operations.

    TQ 2.  Experience in managing large/nationwide fraud investigations from inception through appropriate resolution.

    TQ 3.  Demonstrated ability to effectively address and manage conflict in the workplace and to motivate employees to achieve high levels of return on investment in contribution to the agency mission.


    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 Executive Core Qualification Is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement It In a continuously changing environment.

    Leadership Competencies:
    a.  Creativity and Innovation
    Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and Implements new or cutting edge programs/processes.

    b.  External Awareness
    Understands and keeps up·to·date on local, national, and International policies and trends that affect the organization and shape stakeholders' views; Is aware of the organization's impact on the external environment.

    c.   Flexibility
    ls open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new Information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.

    d.  Resilience
    Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.

    e.  Strategic Thinking
    Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term business and competitive interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.

    f.   Vision
    Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for organizational change. Influences others to translate vision into action.

    2.  LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this Executive Core Qualification is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution or conflicts.

    Leadership Competencies:
    a.  Conflict Management
    Encourages creative tension and differences of opinions. Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.

    b.  Leveraging Diversity
    Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and Individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.

    c.  Developing Others
    Develops the ability or others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing developmental opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.

    d.  Team Building
    Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.

    3.  RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this Executive Core Qualification is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

    Leadership Competencies:
    a.  Accountability
    Holds self and others accountable for measurable high·quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.

    b.  Customer Service
    Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement.

    c.  Decisiveness
    Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the Impact and Implications of decisions.

    d.  Entrepreneurship
    Positions the organization for future success by identifying new opportunities; builds the organization by developing or improving products or services. Takes calculated risks to accomplish organizational objectives.

    e.  Problem Solving
    Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.

    f.  Technical Credibility
    Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.

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

    Leadership Competencies:
    a.   Financial Management
    Understands the organization's financial processes. Prepares, justifies, and administers the program budget. Oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities.

    b.  Human Capital Management
    Builds and manages workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded; takes action to address performance problems. Manages a multi-sector workforce and a variety of work situations.

    c.  Technology Management
    Keeps up·to·date on technological developments. Makes effective use of technology to achieve results. Ensures access to and security of technology systems.

    5.  BUILDING COALITIONS:  This core qualifications 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.

    Leadership Competencies:
    a.  Partnering
    Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.

    b.  Political Savvy
    Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly.

    c.  Influencing/Negotiating
    Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.

    Fundamental Competencies · These competencies are the foundation for success In each of the Executive Core Qualifications.

    a.  Interpersonal Skills
    Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.

    b.  Oral Communication
    Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed.

    c.  Integrity/Honesty
    Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards of ethics.

    d.  Written Communications
    Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.

    e.  Continual Learning
    Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses;pursues self-development.

    Criminal Investigators - Special Provisions

    Medical Requirements:  You must be found to be physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties.

    Age Requirements:  You must be at least 21 years of age and not older than 36 at the time of appointment.  In accordance with PL 100-238, this position is covered under law enforcement retirements provisions; therefore, you must be appointed before reaching your 37th birthday unless you presently serve or have previously served in a Federal civilian law enforcement retirement-covered position.

    Law Enforcement Training:   You must successfully complete the 9-week Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Basic Criminal Investigator training program at Glynco, GA. You must pass the training program on the first attempt or you will be removed from this position and failure may result in separation from the Agency.  You are exempt from this training if you have previously completed the program.

    You must meet qualifications to carry a firearm. Lautenberg Notice:  Title 18 USC, Section 911 (g), automatically disqualifies anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from being appointed to this position. You must not have been convicted of a felony crime.  

    You must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle.

    This Is a secondary law enforcement officer position under The law enforcement retirement system. To meet the qualification requirements of chis position, applicants must possess prior experience Investigating, apprehending, or detaining criminals or criminal suspects.

    EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information:  EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

    It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual’s employment experience will be used only to determine the person’s qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual’s personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. For more information, visit Mythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies.

    This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment.  The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.

    This position is not in the bargaining unit.

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

    The EPA OIG uses the traditional ECQ based evaluation method. If you meet the basic requirements, your application will be forwarded to an SES Rating Panel for rating and ranking based on your narrative responses to the TQs and ECQs. The Executive Resources Board recommends the best qualified candidates to the selecting official for consideration. You will be notified of the outcome of your application.

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    Read more Security clearance Top Secret

    Drug test required Yes

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