Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Herndon, Virginia
Posted
May 06, 2021
Closes
May 11, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is with the Office of Inspector General, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, in Herndon, VA. This office is responsible for conducting criminal, civil, and administrative investigations primarily focused on suspected fraud and potential violations impacting the Department of Interior.
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Responsibilities

As a Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, ES-1811-00, you will be required to perform the following major duties:
    • The incumbent supervises a staff of criminal investigators and specialized support staff requiring an extensive understanding of markedly different specialized functions and areas of work.
    • The incumbent manages and supervises a headquarters operation responsible for all investigative and administrative support for field operations, which includes policies and procedures, budget allocation and execution, intake management, report distribution, case management, liaison within and outside the OIG, quality assessment reviews, case management, and other special projects.
    • The incumbent allocates resources to resolve complex and significant investigative issues of marked difficulty and responsibility, which are of national significance and frequently result in criminal, civil, and/or administrative sanctions.
    • The incumbent makes assignments and determines subordinate's responsibilities and priorities; anticipates and responds to changing priorities, resource fluctuations, policy initiatives, and other program developments; and keeps subordinates informed of management decisions and directives.
    • The incumbent develops national and/or regional investigative initiatives; analyzes trends to anticipate investigative direction; participates and is responsible for strategic planning and implementation; measures organizational and individual performance.
    • The incumbent manages and directs geographically dispersed special agents in charge to ensure goals and objectives established by the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations and the Inspector General are met.
    • The incumbent provides presentations or briefings to the Inspector General, General Counsel, AIGI, Assistant Inspector General for Audits (AIGA), and senior DOI officials.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel; Travel for this position will be to conferences, meetings, and other on site visits to internal or external regional locations as required or requested by leadership

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation.
  • May be subject to initial and random drug testing.
  • Initial SES Career Appointee is subject to one-year SES Probationary Period.
  • Within 30 days of entrance on duty (EOD) you must complete the OGE-278, Executive Financial Disclosure Form.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • SES does NOT have Veterans Preference



Qualifications

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively
responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed below. The ideal candidate will have experience supervising employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees.

Typically, the experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector or non-governmental organizations.

Applicants who meet all the mandatory executive and technical qualifications will be evaluated by a
panel of SES members to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications. This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Total background, including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed. This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required narrative statements for the technical and Executive Core Qualifications described in this vacancy. As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:- Directing the work of an organizational unit;- Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects;- Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance; and- Supervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive
functions.

We recommend that your ECQs include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize their level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives were undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; and the results of actions taken.

Required documentation:

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: You must have demonstrated an 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 & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: You must demonstrate 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
the constructive resolution of conflicts.

Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, 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, Technical Credibility

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This ECQ involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information
resources strategically.

Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology
Management

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This ECQ 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, Influencing/Negotiating

FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, Public Service Motivation.

You are exempt from submitting a narrative statement covering the core qualifications listed above
if you have completed the SES candidate development program approved by OPM, or are currently
serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, or are eligible for
reinstatement in the SES.

Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's)- *Required Documentation*

The MTQs are designed to assess an applicant's experience relevant to the position he or she is applying for.

Technical Qualifications (TQ's):

1.Demonstrated ability to manage a headquarters operation responsible for all investigative and administrative support for field operations, which includes policies and procedures, budget allocation and execution, intake management, report distribution, case management, liaison within and outside the organization or program, quality assessment reviews, case management, and other special projects.

2. Demonstrated experience managing, supervising, and conducting investigations related to allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement within a Federal agency.

3. Demonstrated ability to allocate resources to resolve complex and significant investigative issues of marked difficulty and responsibility, which are of national significance and frequently result in criminal, civil, and/or administrative sanctions.

4. Demonstrated ability to manage and direct geographically dispersed special agents in charge to ensure goals and objectives established by the organization and/or program are met.

Education

There is no substitution of education for experience at this level.

Additional information

Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the Human Resources Office.

Because of the nature of the work, this position is covered by the Law Enforcement Officer provisions of Title 5, U.S.C. 8336(c) and is approved for Secondary Law Enforcement coverage under 5 USC 8331 (20) or 5 USC 8401 (17).

(1) The incumbent works irregular, unscheduled, and overtime duty and has responsibility for recognizing, without supervision, circumstances that require remaining on duty. Incumbents must be prepared to return to duty upon being summoned irrespective of a holiday or off-time considerations. Incumbents must be prepared to work extended shifts of duty; all of the above as specified in Title 5, U.S.C. 5545(b) and (c).

(2) Previous experience in a primary (rigorous) law enforcement position or equivalent outside of the Federal government, is a prerequisite. Coverage only extended if this position immediately follows service in a law enforcement position. FERS applicants for this position must have completed three (3) years of service in a rigorous position (aka primary position) in order to continue coverage upon selection.

(3) Employees subject to special retirement coverage for law enforcement officers must retire at age 57 upon completing 20 years of law enforcement service under the special retirement provisions. If these 20 years of service are not attained at age 57, mandatory retirement is required upon completion of 20 years of service

(4) Selectee will be required to qualify to carry and use firearms and other weapons as part of assigned duties and maintain such qualification.Lautenberg Notice: Title 18 USC Section 911(g).

(5) The incumbent will be required to undergo, and pass, regular medical examinations.

(6) This position is critical-sensitive and requires a Top Secret Clearance. The occupant of this position is subject to additional suitability for security purposes. Appointment to and retention of this position is subject to satisfactory clearance and issuance of Top Secret security clearance.

(7) The occupant of this position is subject to adherence to conflict of interest provisions for the Department of the Interior, Office of Inspector General.

(8) Selectee must meet the initial agency suitability determination (i.e. local police checks, review of past employment data, review of Query National information Center report, results of special agency check, etc.) before a final offer can be made.

(9) Applicants are ineligible for this position if convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence unless such conviction was expunged, set aside, or the applicant received a pardon.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke-free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants who meet all the mandatory executive and technical qualifications will be evaluated by a panel of SES members to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications. This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Total background, including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed. This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required narrative statements for the Technical Qualifications (TQ's) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) described above.

Certification: If selected, you must be certified by the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Qualifications Review Board before you can be appointed to the position. You are exempt from this requirement if you are a:
    • current career SES member;
    • former career SES member with reinstatement eligibility; or
    • SES Candidate Development graduate and have already been certified by OPM.


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

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

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

1. REQUIRED It is recommended that you include the following information in your resume:
    • Full name, mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers
    • Educational information, including the name, city, and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degrees, received
    • Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including:
      • Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)
      • Duties and accomplishments
      • Employer's name and address
      • Supervisor's name and phone number
      • Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year)
      • Salary
      • Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor
      • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
2. REQUIRED A narrative statement addressing each of the ECQ's not to exceed 10 pages, and MTQ's not to exceed 8 pages - You may include experience (paid and unpaid), education, training, awards, and/or self-development activities as related to each.
The narratives addressing ECQ's must follow the format provided at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf (Adobe Acrobat required).

The MTQ Narrative statements must not exceed 8 pages.

The submission of your entire ECQ package (i.e., all five ECQ's narrative statements) may not exceed 10 pages.

IF YOU EXCEED THESE PAGE LIMITS OR YOU FAIL FOR PROVIDE THE NARRATIVE STATEMENTS AS DESCRIBED (i.e., ECQ's and or MTQ's), YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

(a) If you are a graduate of an approved OPM SES Candidate Development Program, you must include a copy of the OPM certification of eligibility and a narrative statement addressing only the technical qualifications.

(b) If you are a current or former SES member, you must submit documentation of your SES status (i.e., SF-50 appointing you into the SES) and a narrative statement addressing only the TQ's.

3. REQUIRED If you are a current Federal employee, a copy of a recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that indicates Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service. Please remove your social security number and date of birth.

4. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED A copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal (from either the Federal or private sector). Please remove your social security number.

5. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Candidates are requested to complete the DI-1935, Applicant Background Survey, on a voluntary basis. Information will be used solely to review compliance with Federal law. Failure to complete this form will not affect consideration. The form can be found online at http://www.doi.gov/diversity/di1935.pdf

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