Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

Reston, Virginia
Jan 14, 2021
Jan 22, 2021
Full Time


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Component Mission

The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (IC IG) was established within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) by the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. The IC IG's organizational divisions include Audit, Investigations, Inspections and Evaluations, Mission Support, the Center for Protected Disclosures, and Counsel to the Inspector General.

The Investigations Division investigates allegations of violations of criminal and civil laws and administrative regulations arising from the conduct of the Intelligence Community and ODNI employees and contractors. The Investigations Division has unique authority to investigate matters related to DNI programs and activities across the IC and plays a pivotal role in conducting administrative investigations into unauthorized disclosures of classified information. Investigations are conducted in accordance with the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) standards.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)
- Serve as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations providing daily guidance and oversight to employees assigned to the Investigations Division.
- Lead and oversee professional staff in planning and conducting inquiries into possible violations of laws, rules and regulations, mismanagement, fraud, gross waste of funds, and abuse of authority within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and outside the ODNI if the violation relates to the Intelligence Community (IC) at-large and falls within the Director of National Intelligence's (DNI) authorities and responsibilities.
- Lead and oversee professional staff in the development and implementation of investigative plans for the most complex investigations and projects by framing the allegation(s), determining elements of proof, and identifying investigative tasks.
- Lead and oversee professional staff in the development and implementation of strategies for gathering and analyzing information and/or evidence, to include interviewing key individuals, administering warnings, oaths, or affirmations, collecting and analyzing high volumes of information, maintaining the chain of custody for evidence, and drafting and serving IG subpoenas.
- Lead and oversee professional staff in planning and implementing initiatives to identify and make recommendations to ODNI and IC senior leaders regarding actions they should take to address violations of law, regulations, and other serious problems, abuses, or deficiencies.
- Lead and oversee staff in planning, preparing, and presenting written documents that include reports of investigation and memoranda to management, and also lead staff in developing and presenting oral briefings for senior leaders regarding findings and the status of complex or sensitive investigations.
- Oversee staff in tracking disciplinary actions taken on substantiated cases and corrective actions by senior ODNI and IC leadership regarding recommendations.
- Lead and oversee staff in developing and presenting briefings that keep the DNI fully informed of fraud and other serious problems, abuses, and deficiencies relating to the administration of ODNI's programs.
- Lead and oversee staff in planning and conducting investigations of complaints and other information indicating possible abuse of civil liberties and privacy in the administration of ODNI's programs and operations, as referred by the Civil Liberties Protection Officer.
- Lead and oversee staff participating in joint investigations with the Department of Justice and other Federal agencies in alleged violations of criminal law involving ODNI or IC programs, operations or employees, in coordination with the appropriate office(s).
- Lead and oversee the Investigations Division's recruitment program.
- Provide oversight of resource management and performance management such as preparing and monitoring the Investigations Division's budget for travel, training, other logistical needs, and writing Performance Evaluation Reports.
- Effectively serve as the Acting AIG for Investigations as needed.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Desired Requirements
    Certifications/Licenses:A Certified Fraud Examiner certification is highly desired but not required.
    Other: IC experience is highly desired but not required.


Mandatory Technical Competencies
- Broad knowledge of the mission, organization, and functions of the IC IG, ODNI, and IC.

- Lead by example and exemplify IC IG core values of Integrity, Independence, Commitment, Diversity, and Transparency.

- Ability to foster trust within the IC IG and with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders.

- Superior ability to lead an investigative team, develop investigation plans, conduct highly complex investigation projects, and write reports to substantiate findings.

- Superior ability to exercise sound judgment and form objective conclusions/recommendations based on empirical facts, evidence, and other pertinent information.

- Superior 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 ability to examine information, identify problems, uncover root causes, develop findings and leads, and make cogent, actionable recommendations.

- Superior interpersonal and negotiation skills, including ability to interview, negotiate, brief senior officials, and work effectively, independently, and in a team or collaborative environment.

- Superior oral and written communication skills and superior ability to produce clear and logical reports.

- Expert ability to direct taskings, assess and manage performance, collaborate on goal setting, and support personal and professional development at all levels of personnel.

Minimum Qualification Requirements
    Experience: Applicant must have at least 8 years of investigating experience, preferably with at least 4 years in the IG community. Applicant must have supervisory experience. GS-14 applicants must have at least one year of specialized investigative experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-15 grade in the Federal service. Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

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 and, by unclassified email at, 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 ABOVE .

JOB INTERVIEW TRAVEL: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, the ODNI hiring office will pay for travel by commercial carrier (economy class) or reimburse for privately owned vehicle (POV) mileage. If applicable, the candidate also will be reimbursed at a flat rate for commercial lodging and per diem.

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 position description and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. The description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the work performed. The best qualified applicants will be further evaluated through an interview process.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Required Documents

All Applicants:


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 or email at Phone: 301-243-1318; Email:

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