Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

Washington, D.C
Sep 27, 2020
Oct 01, 2020
Full Time


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As the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations you will be responsible for managing the development and direction of an investigative program area (located at various geographic locations), ensuring the integrity of programs and operations within the Department of Energy. Duties will include developing, initiating and overseeing strategic policies, procedures and techniques used by investigative staff; coordinating on-going efforts and joint reviews with the Office of Audits and Inspections; recommending priorities for long range planning; analyzing criminal investigative operations and developing or instituting new guidelines governing the conduct of investigations, preparing investigative summaries and material used in responding to Congressional or other inquiries; and representing the Office of Investigations and maintaining liaison with officials at Government Accountability Office, Office of Management Budget, other Federal, State and local governmental officials, and large industrial contractors.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - This position requires 20% travel.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • This is a drug testing designated position.
  • Top Secret clearance with SCI access, see Requirements section.
  • See Required Documents.

  • You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain eligibility for a Top Secret (TS) clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.
  • This is a secondary position.
  • Upon reporting, and on an annual basis thereafter, you will be required to file a financial statement and/or a procurement integrity certification. These certifications may be subject to public disclosure.
  • This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment physical. Candidates must meet the DOE approved medical requirements and physical standards.
  • This position is subject to the DOE Drug Free Workplace Program. The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. Failure to pass subsequent test could result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from the Federal service.
  • The selectee must successfully complete the 10-week Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Basic Criminal Investigator Training Program. Applicants who have previously completed the training program are exempt.
  • This position is covered under the provisions of the Lautenberg Amendment "Suitability to Possess Firearms and Ammunition."
  • A signed mobility agreement is required.


The application process used to recruit for this position is the RESUME-BASED METHOD. All applicants must submit a RESUME and STATEMENTS addressing each MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs). You should NOT address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) separately, however, evidence can be viewed on this link (indexed at page 29-37),

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and other qualifications, if applicable, listed below.


All applicants must submit written statements specifically addressing each MTQs. Statements should not exceed two pages per MTQ. You must address each technical qualification separately.

1. Senior-level experience in effectively conducting, supervising, and leading complex criminal and administrative investigations of fraud and/or ethics violations involving Federally funded programs and operations.

2. Senior-level experience developing and implementing investigative policy and programs to ensure effective and efficient investigative operations.

3. Expert ability to communicate investigative results to partners and major stake holders such as Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, regulatory agencies, Congress, and Senior-level Department officials(Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Assistant Secretaries), the Government Accountability Office and the Office of Management and Budget.

4. Expert knowledge of OIG programs and operations and their inter-operability to include investigative, audit, and inspection mission requirements.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must have progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive managerial capability. This experience should be sufficiently broad in scope. The ideal candidate will have experience in supervising a large number of employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience in hiring, developing, and evaluating employees.

In addition to answering the Mandatory Technical Competencies' above, all applicants MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED RESUME (Please limit your resume to no more than 5 pages).

Your resume must contain the following information and written proof may be requested at a later time.

1. Title, series, grade, and vacancy announcement number for which you wish to be considered.

2. Full name and contact information, including daytime and evening telephone numbers, home mailing address and email address.

3. U.S. Citizenship.

4. Any educational history referenced is subject to verification.

5. Professional credentials, including year achieved and status.

6. Awards and professional honors.

7. The highest Federal service grade and series that you have held and your position at that time.

8. Job title, grade, series, career tenure, and duties of all positions you believe are relevant to this position. For each position, provide the employer's name and address; supervisors name and phone number, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked, and salary. Please indicate whether your current supervisor may be contacted.

9. Evidence of each Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), provided below:

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves 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: This core qualification involves 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: This core qualification involves 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: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves 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.


There is no positive education requirement for this position.

Additional information

You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.

Veteran's preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.

The Department of Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, union membership, or other non-qualifying physical or mental handicaps. The OIG provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. The decision to grant a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extraneous materials such as award certificates will not be considered.

More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your application will be evaluated by an internal rating and ranking panel. Highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. Unless you have already been previously certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB), your Executive Core Qualifications must be certified by an OPM-sponsored QRB prior to appointment.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Resume (not to exceed 5 pages). Resume prepared in response to a resume-based vacancy announcement for this SES position should demonstrated that you possess the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and give information about your accomplishments.

2. Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) statements should not exceed 2 pages of narratives per qualification.

3. Graduates of an OPM certified SES Candidate Program must submit a copy of the program graduation/certification document.

4. Current or Former Federal employees must provide a copy of a recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that indicates Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service.

5. Current or Former Federal employees must provide a copy of their most recent Performance Appraisal Rating.

Applicants who fail to submit all information and documents (e.g. Resume-Based Method, Mandatory Technical Qualifications, Occupational Questionnaire, and other qualifications as applicable) WILL NOT receive consideration for the position.

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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