Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

Washington, D.C
Sep 16, 2020
Sep 19, 2020
Full Time


The incumbent serves as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (DAIGI), under the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIGI) in the Special Investigations and Support Directorate. The incumbent assists in leading the field investigative operations to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in the programs and operations of IRS and Related Entities.

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As a Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, you will:

- Assist in rendering day-to-day executive supervision to TIGTA Special Agents-In-Charge; advise subordinate managers on policy matters; ensure proper coordination of the various projects and activities; and communicate the results of investigative activities.

- Ensure the day-to-day investigative operations are progressing toward planned goals, with particular attention to ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of operations.

- Provide assistance and leadership in developing and executing new and independent programs designed to prevent criminal corruption and other serious irregularities which can lead to fraud and abuse in the programs and operations of IRS and Related Entities.

- Work with the AIGI, other IG officials, and Treasury officials to ensure maximum utilization of diverse investigative disciplines in achieving TIGTA program goals and objectives; and render technical advice and counsel to Treasury officials in response to program needs.

- Represent the TIGTA organization, specifically the Investigations function, describing its mission, goals and function at high level executive briefing sessions with other Government officials.

Travel Required

75% or less - Eleven or more days per month.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Per the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 Section 1103(b)(7)(j) requires the IG, Deputy IG for Auditing, Deputy IG for Investigations, or any other Deputies not to have been employees of IRS during the 2-year period preceding their date of appointment, or during the 5-year period following the date the person's employment ended with TIGTA.


You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Age Restriction: The date immediately preceding an individual's 37th birthday is the maximum entry age for original appointment to a law enforcement officer position. This requirement does not apply to a) Preference-eligible veterans; OR b) Individuals who are 37 years of age or older and have previously served in law enforcement officer positions that were covered by a special law enforcement retirement plan.

Medical Requirements: The duties of positions in this series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to him/her, or others is disqualifying.


All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following ECQs. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately. Additional information on ECQs is available at .

Structure your ECQ statements in terms of actions you have taken, the context or environment in which the action was taken, and the outcome or results of those actions (Challenge - Context - Action - Result (CCAR) model). Please be advised the individual selected for this position will likely require certification by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) conducted by OPM, prior to receiving the Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment. Your responses are required for each of the ECQs, unless you have had your ECQs previously certified by an OPM QRB for the SES. If you completed an SES probationary period, or did not have to serve one, and were removed for a reason that made you ineligible for reinstatement to the SES, you will need a new QRB certification.

If you already have been certified by an OPM QRB, submit proof such as a copy of the certification or an SF-50 showing SES Career Status. Your SF-50 should show a code 4 in block 34. If it shows a code 3, you must address the ECQs or provide a copy of the OPM certification.

You will be evaluated on the following ECQs:
  • ECQ 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.
  • ECQ 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.
  • ECQ 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.
  • ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
  • ECQ 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.

Mandatory Competencies:

A response is required for each of the following TPCs:

TPC 1 - Describe your experience with the Federal criminal justice system, including Federal criminal law, rules of criminal procedure, rules of evidence, and information needed to facilitate prosecution.

TPC 2 - Describe your experience leading and directing an organization that plans and conducts highly sensitive investigations or task force operations into allegations of criminal conduct, including complex impersonation schemes, white-collar crime, violent crime and cybercrime investigations.

TPC 3 - Describe your direct experience in managing highly sensitive investigations into violations of Title 26 of the United States Code.

Desirable Competency:

TPC 4 - Describe your experience in working for an Inspector General (IG) organization and a broad understanding of how it is structured and operates.


Additional information

  • OPM approval will be required for any applicant who does not have SES career status.
  • Veterans Preference does not apply to the SES.
  • Executive Branch agencies are prohibited by law from accepting or considering political recommendations and are required to return any political recommendation to the sender.
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
  • We offer opportunities for telework.

- A one year probationary period may be required.
- A one year SES probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Top Secret - Background Investigation will be required.
- You will be required to regularly report to the Duty Station listed above. While teleworking is an option, approval is at management's discretion based on duties, business needs, performance, etc.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
- The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position is conditioned upon review/check of the candidate's tax compliance. Further, all TIGTA employees are subject to an employee tax compliance program to ensure that employees fulfill their personal tax responsibilities.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- 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.
- Sign a mobility agreement.
- 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 or have previously completed the course(s) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA.
- Complete a pre-employment medical examination (including vision, hearing, cardiovascular and mobility of extremities) by an authorized Government physician and be determined physically fit to perform strenuous physically demanding duties. 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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical/Professional Competencies (TPCs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). (The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) provides models and suggestions for writing ECQs at their Guide To Senior Executive Service Qualifications .) Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .

CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
- Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
- If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.
- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.
- PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: Provide a copy of your most recent rating of record (i.e., final annual performance appraisal issued and signed by appropriate management official). If the rating of record you submit is not dated within the last 18 months, you must provide an explanation in your application as to why one has not been issued within the past 18 months.

SES CANDIDATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (CDP) GRADUATES DOCUMENTATION (if applicable) If you are an SES CDP graduate, then you must submit proof of OPM Qualification Review Board certification.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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