Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (ES-1811)
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
- U.S Citizenship is required,
- Registration with the Selective Service (if applicable).
- Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
- One year probationary period required for initial SES appointment.
- Public Financial Disclosure Report is required.
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing is required.
To be qualified for this position, your résumé must reflect experience in a managerial capacity with responsibility for providing supervisory direction to a large and diverse organization responsible for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations on a national level and preventing and detecting fraud and abuse in such programs and operations. This experience must be evidenced by sophisticated analytical skills, superior written and oral communication skills, good judgment, and experience in interacting with government and non-government officials. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. At this level, you would have typically been responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating work that included managing and/or supervising other managers.
As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), your résumé must show evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability, and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined below and the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below.
Your résumé must show that you possess the following:
1. Mastery of generally accepted investigative principles, techniques, methods, and procedures in order to provide executive leadership to the conduct of extremely difficult complex, and highly sensitive investigations, other technical investigative efforts, and law enforcement functions.
2. Experience in or knowledge of law enforcement related activities including the following: arrests, search warrants, electronic surveillance, consensual monitoring, undercover operations, emergency operations, protective operations, information management, and computer forensics and the use of information echnology as an investigative tool.
3. Experience in dealing with or representing senior officials of the organization to high-level officials in Congress, Federal, State or local governments, public interest groups, industry, members of the press or media, and/or the general public.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) -- Your résumé must show that you possess the following ECQs:
Fundamental Competencies are the foundation for success in each of the ECQs and should be evident over the course of your résumé: Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Integrity/Honesty; Written Communication; Continual Learning; and Public Service Motivation. Additional information on the ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp.
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. (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)
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. (Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)
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. (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)
4. Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management)
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. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)
The application process for this position is RESUME ONLY. You should address the TQs and ECQs within the context of a 5-page résumé. Any information submitted in excess of 5 pages WILL NOT be considered. We strongly encourage you to submit a résumé that is tailored specifically for this position to ensure it includes relevant examples of how you possess the technical qualifications and the five Executive Core Qualifications. Your résumé should emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed (e.g., budget, type/# of staff supervised) and program accomplishments, including the results of your actions. For a suggested résumé format, go to http://oig.hhs.gov/career/resume-sample.pdf.
Training Requirement: This position requires that you complete or have completed the eight week basic criminal investigator course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA. Retention in the position is subject to successful completion of the training.
Firearm Requirement: This position requires you to be authorized to carry a firearm and maintain firearm proficiency. Therefore, it is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment, 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g)(9) and you will be required to verify that you have not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
Medical Requirement: This position requires you to maintain physical fitness standards set by the agency. Physical stamina, excellent eyesight and hearing, and emotional stability are essential. The duties of positions in the criminal investigator series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather.
Federal Law Enforcement Retirement: Age: This position is covered by the special retirement provision for Federal Law Enforcement Officers (FLEO). Candidates without previous FLEO service must be under age 37. Those with current or prior FLEO coverage will be considered only if they can demonstrate that they will have completed 20 years of covered service by the mandatory retirement age of 57. If you have current or prior FLEO coverage, you must submit appropriate documentation (prior SF-50s) that show period of coverage. This position is approved for Secondary Law Enforcement coverage under 5 U.S.C. 8331(20) or 5 U.S.C. 8401(17). Also included is an employee occupying a supervisory administrative position and meets the conditions of 84.803(b). Previous experience in a primary (rigorous) law enforcement position or equivalent outside of the Federal Government is a prerequisite. Coverage only extended in this position immediately follows service in a law enforcement position. FERS applicants for this position must have completed 3 years of service in a primary position in order to continue coverage upon selection.
Security and Background Investigation Requirements: This is a special-sensitive position and a Top Secret/SCI clearance is required. Although not required at the application process, the selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a top secret/SCI level clearance. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. A credit check will be conducted. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the SES must have their ECQs approved by the OPM Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Relocation: Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are authorized.
Financial Disclosure: This position is subject to public financial disclosure requirements and must be filed within 30 days of the appointment. For more information about Financial Disclosure and OGE Form 278, you may go to the Office of Government Ethics website at www.oge.gov and select Financial Disclosure. Frequently Asked Questions can be found at https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/Public%20Financial%20Disclosure.
Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by electronic direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
Selective Service: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after 12/31/1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
Veterans' Preference does not apply to the SES.
E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your résumé and responses to the Assessment Questionnaire are an integral part of the process for determining your basic and specialized qualifications for the position. Responses that are not supported by your résumé will eliminate you from consideration. Your application will be evaluated in the following manner.
1. Application packages will be reviewed for completeness. Incomplete or late packages will not receive further consideration.
2. Basic qualifications review. Your résumé and questionnaire will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the Specialized Experience Requirement. If you do not meet this requirement, you will not receive further consideration.
3. If it is determined that you meet the basic qualifications for the position, your application package will be further evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a structured interview, submit writing samples, and undergo reference checks. Top candidates may be required to submit further written documentation of qualifications.
4. The HHS OIG Executive Resources Board will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority.
All information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. You should expect that we will verify performance, suitability, security information and take that information into account in making employment offers. False representation may be grounds for nonconsideration, non-selection, and/or appropriate disciplinary action. All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on approval from OPM's Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. An individual's initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a 1-year probationary period.