17844 - Inspector - GS-15

Fairfax County, Virginia
Oct 19, 2019
Oct 27, 2019
Full Time


Position Information

This is an opportunity for:
  • An internal or external candidate to fill a GS-15 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.

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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)
  • The incumbent will serve as a senior level Inspector assigned to the Inspections and Evaluations Division. The assignment for the selectee will prove to be challenging and rewarding.
  • The ICIG 2019 Work Plan includes diverse areas of interest for evaluation such as various aspects of cybersecurity, the IC Foreign Language Program, implementation of policy for managing unauthorized disclosures, intelligence oversight guidelines and processes, use and impact of AFMAR, ODNI crisis management, validation of ODNI employee education credentials, and implementation of policy managing the DNI's Security Executive Agent responsibilities. Specific duties for the selectee include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Oversee, lead, plan, and conduct evaluations and reviews of systemic issues within the Intelligence Community (IC), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and national mission centers to evaluate efficiency and effectiveness, identify vulnerabilities, and prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse.
  • Provide leadership in applying appropriate standards of internal control and qualitative and quantitative analytic methods to assess compliance with Federal law, Executive Orders, Presidential Directives, and internal regulations and policies while balancing risk mitigation and the need for economy, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Provide leadership in conducting evaluations, defining data requirements, collecting and analyzing documentary evidence, designing and conducting interviews, and synthesizing information to reach conclusions on the conduct of intelligence activities.
  • Lead testing of controls, development and presentation of findings and recommendations in reports and briefings, and follow-up on recommendations.
  • Lead the development and presentation of findings and recommendations to ODNI and IC senior leaders regarding actions they should take to address deficiencies identified in evaluations in accordance with standards for the activity being reviewed.
  • Oversee and lead the planning, preparation, and presentation of written documents, including reports of reviews and memoranda, to management; and also lead the development and presentation of background material and oral briefings to senior leaders on findings, recommendations and observations reached during reviews.
  • Oversee the monitoring and assessment of progress of corrective measures taken by senior ODNI and IC leadership in response to recommendations, and provide expert advice on standards to 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
  • 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
  • Broad expert knowledge of the mission and responsibilities of the ODNI and elements of the Intelligence Community. Experience in an IC element is preferred.
  • Demonstrated superior ability to lead a team, develop plans, conduct research, execute projects, and write reports to substantiate findings and develop actionable recommendations.
  • Demonstrated superior ability to examine information, identify problems and deficiencies, uncover root causes, develop findings, and make cogent, actionable recommendations.
  • Expert analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to think strategically, identify needs and requirements, and develop recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Superior judgment and expert ability to form objective conclusions and recommendations based on evidence and other pertinent information.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills and demonstrated expert ability to produce clear and logical reports.
  • Superior interpersonal and negotiation skills, including the ability to interview, negotiate, brief senior officials, and work effectively, both independently and in teams or other collaborative environment.



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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