Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

Washington D.C.
Dec 27, 2018
Dec 27, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation expenses as described in 5 U.S.C. § 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, agency policy, and available funding.


Maximum Age Restriction: An individual selected for a Criminal Investigator, ES-1811 position, will be covered under special law enforcement provisions. This requires that applicants not exceed the maximum age for entry. The day preceding an applicant's 37th birthday is the final date for selection The age restriction does not apply, providing the appropriate documentation is submitted, for applicants who are preference eligibles or who served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement (FLEO) position covered by special civil service retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement, and after subtracting these covered time periods (years/months) of prior Federal service worked in a primary law enforcement position, the applicant would be less than 37 years of age. The intent of the maximum age limitation is to ensure that a Federal law enforcement officer will have the opportunity to work 20 years and therefore be eligible to retire at age 57, when mandatory retirement applies to Federal law enforcement officers.

Physical Requirements:
The selectee must pass a pre-employment medical examination (including vision, hearing, cardiovascular, mobility of extremities, and other factors), unless already working in a position covered under 5 USC 8336 (c), or the selectee works for another Federal law enforcement agency and has passed a physical exam within the previous three months. Prior to appointment, the selectee must be determined by an authorized Government physician to be physically fit to perform strenuous and demanding duties such as making arrests, conducting surveillance, and using firearms. Any physical condition that would cause the selectee to be a hazard to oneself or others is disqualifying. The selectee will be required to pass regular medical examinations and maintain a level of physical fitness in accordance with the standards and policies of the agency.

Other Requirements: The selectee is required to drive a motor vehicle to carry out the duties of the position and must possess and maintain a valid driver's license from one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.

Mandatory Qualifications Requirements: To meet minimum qualifications, applicants must possess the following technical and executive core competencies. These competencies would typically be gained through experience, education, and training that reflects progressive development and achievement in managing a Federal legal program for a nationwide organization. An individual’s total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position.

A. Technical Professional Competencies – All applicants must include a narrative statement showing how their knowledge and experience relates to the following Technical Professional Competencies (TPCs). The narrative statement should not two pages for each qualification.

TPC 1: Demonstrated experience leading, directing and monitoring a comprehensive criminal or administrative investigative program involving broad and complex issues of fraud, waste, abuse, or misconduct by senior officials through a large geographically dispersed professional workforce. 

TPC 2: Demonstrated experience leading a program that develops, implements, and ensures compliance with investigative policy and procedures.

B. Executive Core Qualifications – All applicants, unless noted above, must include a narrative statement, not to exceed 10 pages, with no more than two pages for each of the following qualifications:

  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.

  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.

  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.

  4. BUSINESS ACUMEN - Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

  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.

In addressing these mandatory qualifications elaborate on your accomplishments, experience, training, education, and awards, highlighting the problems solved and work objectives met, i.e., the results of your effort and evidence of your success. Do not repeat entries from your narrative work history. More information concerning the executive core qualifications may be obtained on the Internet at:


- Citizenship: The selected applicant must be a United States Citizen or United States National.  Proof of citizenship will be required prior to selection.
- Drug Testing: All applicants tentatively selected for an SES position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.  Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.  After appointment, the selectee will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
- Qualifications Approval and Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the SES must have their executive core qualifications approved by the Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.
- Mobility: Individuals selected for SES positions may be subject to reassignment across geographic, organizational, and functional lines.
- Background Investigation: This position is designated as critical sensitive and requires a background investigation and favorable adjudication for a Top Secret clearance.
- Financial Disclosure: Senior Executives are required to comply with the Ethics in Government Act, as amended, which requires the submission of a financial disclosure statement, SF 278, upon assuming an SES position, annually, and upon separation from employment.
- Reasonable Accommodation: VA OIG provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.  The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis.
- If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59, and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9.  Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued purchase card for business-related travel.
- Carry and use a firearm.  Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory.  You will be ineligible to occupy this position if at any time you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, unless you received a pardon or your conviction was expunged or set aside.
- Complete a pre-employment medical examination by an authorized Government physician and be determined physically fit to perform strenuous physically demanding duties.  You may be required to provide medical or related documentation to Federal Occupation of Health at the time of the pre-employment physical.  You will be required to undergo regular physical examinations and to maintain a level of physical fitness in accordance with the standards and policies of this agency.
- Have previously completed the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA OR its equivalent.
- Possess and maintain a valid driver's license from one of the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

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

Noncompetitive Consideration: Current career Senior Executives, QRB certified graduates, graduates of SES candidate development programs, and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility will be considered for noncompetitive appointment.

All applicants will be evaluated by a panel of senior executives to determine the degree to which they possess the qualifications.

Current career Senior Executives, QRB-certified graduates of SES candidate development programs, and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility are not required to address the executive core qualifications. They are required to address the technical professional competencies (TPCs). All other applicants are required to address both the executive core qualifications and the TPCs.

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Read more Security clearance Top Secret

Drug test required Yes

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