Supervisory Program Manager (Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Management)

Washington, D.C
Nov 17, 2020
Nov 24, 2020
Full Time


This position is located in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Management (OM) located in Washington, DC.

This is a temporary promotion, not-to-exceed one year from the effective date. Temporary promotions may be extended up to a maximum of five years, and may be made permanent without further competition.

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy.

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In this position, you will responsible for:
  • Serving as the primary advisor to the Assistant Inspector General for Management (AIGM) on various programs and engagements.
  • Overseeing and providing direction in program areas related to budget formulation and execution, procurement, contracting support services, space facilities and property management, human capital, human resources, information technology, internal controls, quality controls, management analysis and planning.
  • Setting long range goals and objectives, translate objectives into specific Office of Management (OM) and/or OIG projects, determine program emphasis, plan for long range staffing and organization needs, manage organizational changes, and decide on the full range of personnel actions affecting the OIG workforce. As a primary change agent this role serves as a champion for cultivating a highly talented, diverse, and inclusive work environment throughout the OIG workforce.
  • Supporting the OIG in evaluating, assessing, and implementing necessary process improvement actions to increase operational efficiency. This position is expected to identify a variety of organizational weaknesses (e.g., process, tools, or procedures) in an effort to support leadership in developing and/or executing planned internal reviews and any directives updates and reports (e.g., OIG's Management Action Plan, etc.).

Travel Required

Occasional travel - This position may travel occasionally to support OIG Regions.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure
  • If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period.
  • Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.

If you are selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.

This position is designated as High Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

The work experience described in your resume must clearly reflect that you have performed work that meets the specialized experience requirement for this position, as defined below, or your application will be rated "Ineligible". Your resume must clearly demonstrate, through examples of work, that you meet the specialized experience. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
  • Experience that includes successfully leading, managing, and conducting initiatives in the area of strategic business planning and organizational management. Such experience must demonstrate leadership in strategic planning, management, oversight, and advisory/consulting skills on controversial business issues.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your knowledge, skill, and abilities (KSAs) in the following areas:
  • Knowledge of management principles and evaluation techniques related to management programs and/or systems which contributes to organizational development and improvement.
  • Ability to communicate with multidisciplinary staff to provide technical guidance and make recommendations to resolve sensitive and/or controversial issues.
  • Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions to improve efficiency.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally in support of the goals and objectives of an organization.


You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.

Additional information

Are you a Displaced Federal Employee? If so, please read the Required Documents and visit the EPA website for additional information

This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment. The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.

This position is not in the bargaining unit.

If you have part-time work experience, read this:

If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

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 for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the online assessment. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position and an applicable score assigned.

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. If you are referred for consideration, you may be subject to additional assessments.

NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

Documents to be submitted online:

--Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties section and Qualifications section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
--Responses to the online assessment questionnaire.
--Veterans' Preference Documents - DD-214 Member 4 copy (or other copy indicating character of service), VA letter stating overall/combined disability rating (percentage), and SF-15, if applicable; active duty service members: submit certification from the armed forces documenting active duty dates, expected discharge/release date, campaign medals/badges, and character of service (a certification is any written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged/released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after you submit the certification).
--Displaced Federal employees under ICTAP/CTAP: copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station.
--Current and Former Federal Employees: You are required to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) indicating your status eligibility. This SF-50 should include your Position Title, Pay Plan, Occupational Code, and Grade or Level. If you are a current temporary/term employee who previously held a status Federal position, you need to submit your SF-50 which shows your eligibility to be considered. If your eligibility for consideration cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible.
--Performance appraisal - You are required to submit your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 18 months (if it is not
dated within the last 18 months, or you have not received a performance appraisal, you must upload a signed/dated explanation why). NOTE: You only need
to upload the page that shows the overall rating and signature, not the entire document.
--If you are applying for a noncompetitive appointment, you'll need to submit additional documents to prove your eligibility to apply to this vacancy announcement. If you want to learn more about noncompetitive appointments, visit OPM's website: Special Appointment Authorities

If you want to know more about submitting documentation to our office, visit EPA's website:
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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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