Assistant Inspector General for Audits

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 29, 2020
Closes
Nov 06, 2020
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The SES is a cadre of senior government leaders who possess a diverse portfolio of experience and expertise required to lead across organizations. These dedicated executives are charged with providing strategic leadership and upholding a commitment to public service that transcends loyalty to a specific agency mission or individual profession. You will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the Federal Government and lead the next generation of public servants.

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Responsibilities

The Assistant Inspector General for Audits is responsible for the functional development, implementation and supervisor of DHS' audit activities. This is a staff function with the incumbent working under the general direction of the Inspector General and Deputy Inspector General. The incumbent directs audit activities designed to (1) promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in agency programs and operations, and (2) to prevent fraud and abuse.

In this position, you will:
  • Develop and recommend audit policies, plans, procedures, and programs consistent with the overall policy guidance of the Inspector General.
  • Ensure that audits are pursued, documented, and finalized in accordance with the Inspector General Act of 1978 , as amended, any other laws and regulations, Government Accountability Office (GAO) standards, and OIG policies and standards.
  • Maintain close and cooperative relationships with key officials of the Government Accountability Office, , Health and Human Services OIG, Department of Justice, and other government departments and agencies.
  • Participate with the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations in joint audit/ investigative activities. Develop plans for dealing with fraud and in abuse in DHS programs and coordinate these matters with concerned agencies and management officials. Review the results of these activities and make any necessary recommendations for further corrective actions.
  • Conduct single-audit oversight regarding Federal funds provided state and local government, universities, or non-profit organizations, as required by the Inspector General Act of 1978.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • You must be able to obtain a Top Secret (SCI) security clearance
  • Financial disclosure is required
  • Selective Service registration required
  • Completion of one year SES Probationary Period may be required
  • You may be required to undergo periodic drug testing.


Qualifications

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below.

Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications listed below. We recommend that your résumé and ECQ responses emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.

The application process used to recruit for this position is the Traditional-Method, Therefore, provide separate narrative responses, not to exceed two (2) pages for each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), not to exceed 10 pages, and no more than two (2) pages for each of the Technical Qualifications (TQs). **If you are a current or reinstatement eligible Career SES member or a graduate of an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) and your ECQs have been previously certified by OPM's Qualifications Review Board, you are not required to address the ECQs. However, you MUST provide separate narrative responses addressing all mandatory TQs. Current and reinstatement eligible SES members, please include with your application a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) documenting your career appointment to the SES. SESCDP graduates, please include a copy of your OPM certificate.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): You must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as 'ineligible.' You must limit your narrative to two (2) pages per ECQ. When uploading your ECQs, choose the Supporting Document Type called ECQ.
You will be evaluated on the following Executive Core Qualifications:

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. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, and Vision.

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. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and Team Building.

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. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and Technical Credibility.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management.

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. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, and Influencing/Negotiating

These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation. Detailed information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp

Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualification. You must address each mandatory technical qualification separately. You must limit your narratives to two (2) pages per technical qualification. When uploading your MTQs, choose the supporting Document Type called MTQ.
You will be evaluated on the following Mandatory Technical Qualifications:

MTQ 1: Extensive knowledge of Inspector General programs and operations, planning and conducting audits and reviews using professional standards (such as the Government Accountability Office's Government Auditing Standards and/or the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency's Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation) to assess the state of a nationally dispersed department or agency, and develop, review, publish, and defend reports on the results.

MTQ 2: Experience providing broad oversight and accountability of the mission, administrative management, and support operations of a geographically-dispersed audit/review organization.

When responding to the TQs and ECQs, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the ECQs and TQs. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of the programs managed and program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.

Applicants who use "see resume" as a response WILL NOT receive consideration for the position.

FAILURE TO MEET OR FULLY ADDRESS EACH MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE AND TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS WILL ELIMINATE A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements listed above by the closing date of this announcement, 11/13/2020

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Top Secret, SCI as a condition of placement into this position.

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. Mobility: Individuals selected for SES positions may be subject to reassignment across geographic, organizational, and functional lines.

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.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.

E-Verify: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the hiring agency directly. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants will be evaluated by a panel of executive senior officials. The panel will rate and rank applicants on the basis of the quality and extent of total accomplishments, experience and education. The executive panel will determine the degree to which candidates possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the mandatory technical requirements of the position and the mandatory executive core qualifications requirements. Among the factors the evaluation panel will consider in determining the applicant's relative capacity and fitness for the position are education, training, experience and demonstrated executive level qualifications. The Executive Panel will rate and rank your resume against each mandatory technical qualifications and mandatory executive core qualifications to determine the best qualified candidates.

Candidates determined to be best qualified will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration for the position and may be called for an interview.

To preview the job questionnaire please click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10891987 .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume.
2. Your responses to the Executive Core Qualifications - Written narratives addressing each ECQ generally not to exceed 2 pages per ECQ for a total of no more than 10 pages. NOTE: If you are graduate from an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program or are a current or former Career Senior Executive Service member, you do not need to respond to the ECQs
3. Your responses to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications - Written narratives addressing the Mandatory Technical Qualification(s) (MTQ) not to exceed two (2) pages for each MTQ.
4. Are you a current or a former career Senior Executive Service (SES) member? You must provide a recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing their current status or reinstatement eligibility.
5. Are you a current or a former Federal employee? You must submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing your position, title, series, grade, and eligibility.
6.Are you a graduate from an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program? Candidates who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their certification. Your status must be clearly stated in the Top of your resume.
7. Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
- Position title
- Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee)
- Agency
- Beginning and ending dates of appointment
8. A complete online Occupational Questionnaire.

Failure to submit all of the required documents as stated in this vacancy announcement will result in loss of further consideration.

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