28400 - Inspector - GS-14

Fairfax County, Virginia
Aug 23, 2019
Aug 28, 2019
Full Time


Position Information

This is an opportunity for:
  • An internal or external candidate to fill a GS-14 cadre position.
  • A Federal Government employee to serve on a two-year reimbursable detail assignment in the ODNI. The detail assignment may be extended an additional year if all parties agree.

Learn more about this agency


Component Mission

The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) was established within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) by the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. The ICIG has the authority to initiate and conduct independent audits, inspections, investigations, and reviews of programs and activities within the responsibility and authority of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). The ICIG's principal organizational divisions are Audit, Investigations, Inspections and Evaluations, and Management and Administration. The ICIG also operates a Center for Protected Disclosures.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)
  • Initiate, plan, and conduct comprehensive, multi-disciplinary evaluations and reviews of systemic issues within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), national mission centers, and the Intelligence Community (IC) to evaluate efficiency and effectiveness, identify vulnerabilities, and prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse.
  • Plan, develop, and conduct ODNI and IC-wide strategic analysis for the purpose of promoting the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of programs and operations; plan and develop process improvement plans and procedures, identify areas for improvement, assess whether oversight and compliance are effective, and monitor trends in oversight activities across the IC.
  • Design and conduct interviews, define data collection requirements, collect and analyze data and records, and synthesize this information to develop findings, conclusions, and recommendations; develop reports, present findings, and follow-up on recommendations.
  • Provide advice, counsel, and support to other inspectors and inspection teams by searching for, gathering, screening, and providing factual information and explanations related to the inspection, or to the compliance-related program itself.
  • Develop and present recommendations to ODNI and IC senior leaders regarding actions they should take to address issues identified in inspections to promote the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of programs and operations.
  • Plan, develop, and present written documents, including reports of inspection, memoranda to management, and other documents, and also develop and present oral briefings for senior leaders regarding findings and the status of complex inspections.
  • Develop and present reports for congressional oversight committees and the President's Intelligence Advisory Board's Intelligence Oversight Board (IOB) on intelligence oversight issues.
  • Evaluate and assess IC, ODNI, component, center, and program compliance with Federal law, Executive Orders, Presidential Directives, and internal regulations and policies.
  • Monitor and assess the progress of corrective measures taken by senior ODNI and IC leadership, and provide substantive advice and innovative solutions to senior officials regarding implementation of recommendations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Desired Requirements
    Highly Desired: Program Management and/or Intelligence Oversight experience is preferred.
  • OIG experience preferred (Inspections, Evaluations, Audit and/or Investigations)
  • A four-year degree from an accredited institution


Mandatory and Educational Requirements
  • Extensive knowledge of and/or experience supporting and furthering the mission and responsibilities of the ODNI, Intelligence Community, and OIG.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead an inspection team, develop inspection plans, conduct highly complex inspection projects, and write reports to substantiate findings.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and form objective conclusions/recommendations based on empirical facts, evidence, and other pertinent information.
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to think strategically, identify needs and requirements, and develop recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Demonstrated ability to examine information, identify problems, uncover root causes, develop findings and leads, and make cogent, actionable recommendations.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills, including ability to interview, negotiate, brief senior officials, and work effectively, independently, and in a team or collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to produce clear and logical reports.



Additional information

Who May Apply
Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than the advertised position grade may apply.
Former members of the Peace Corps may be considered for ODNI employment only if five full years have elapsed since separation from the Peace Corps.
  • For a cadre assignment:
    • Current ODNI permanent cadre.
    • Current ODNI Staff Reserve Employees. (A staff reserve employee who currently occupies this position may not apply.)
    • Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than the advertised position grade may apply.)
    • Candidates outside the Federal Government.
  • For a detailee assignment:
    • Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than the advertised position grade may apply.)
Salary Determination
  • The ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected ODNI candidate or other Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the position at the employee's current GS grade and salary.
  • For a selected non-Federal Government candidate, salary will be established within the salary range listed above, based on education and experience.
  • A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current grade and salary.
The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office Representative by classified email at DNI_Reasonable_Accommodation_WMA@cia.ic.gov and DNI_Diversity_WMA@cia.ic.gov, by unclassified email at DNI_DRA@dni.gov, by telephone at 703-275-3799 or by FAX at 703-275-1217 . Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION BELOW .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the vacancy announcement, particularly the MDRs, and construct their resume to highlight their most significant experience and qualifications relevant to this job opportunity.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Required Documents


Your application MUST be received by midnight on the closing date of this announcement. Applications received after the closing date will NOT be eligible for consideration.

To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call 301-243-1318.

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