Assistant Inspector General for Administration

Alexandria, Virginia
May 11, 2021
May 18, 2021
Full Time


The Office of the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (SIGPR) was established under the CARES Act which was enacted in response to the COVID-19 national emergency. SIGPR conducts, supervises and coordinates any audits and investigations of loans, loan guarantees and other investments made by the Secretary of the Treasury under any program established and managed under the Act. Through the CARES Act, SIGPR has been funded for 5 years. At which time the agency may be terminated.

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The purpose of this position is to serve as the Assistant Inspector General for Administration in the Office of the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (SIGPR). This position reports to the Special Inspector General. The incumbent is responsible for directing overall administrative management strategies for the SIGPR.

As the Assistant Inspector General for Administration, the incumbent will:

Provide leadership in planning and oversee a variety of administrative functions in support of the bureau's mission, including but not limited to, human resources management, policy development, information management, procurement, facilities services, communication services, and other administrative support activities.

Determines and communicates organizational positions on major projects or policies to senior level staff. Prepares, reviews, and approves major reports or policies of organization for internal and external distribution. Resolves diverse viewpoints/ controversial issues. Presents organizational briefings to convey strategic vision or organizational policies. Represents SIGPR at high level executive briefing sessions with other Government officials and Congress.

Oversee and manages resources to accomplish multiple project/program goals. Formulates organizational strategies, tactics, and budget/action plan to acquire and allocate resources. Optimizes controls and manages all across projects/programs. Manages and integrates innovative approaches to attain goals and minimize expenditures.

Manages and directs organizational focus (on challenging and highly complex project/programs); identifies and resolves highly complex problems that cross organizational boundaries and promulgates solutions to develop new hypotheses or fundamental new concepts.

Assesses and provides strategic direction for resolution of mission critical problems, policies, and procedures. Defines, integrates, and implements strategic direction for vital programs with long-term impact. Initiates actions to resolve major organizational issues. Promulgates innovative solutions and methodologies. Works with senior management to establish new fundamental concepts and criteria and stimulate the development of new policies, methodologies, and techniques. Converts strategic goals into programs or policies.

Provides overall direction to workforce in dealing with complex problems. Solves broad organizational issues. Implements strategic plans within and across organizational components.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment"
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) 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 with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations.

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for disqualification in the hiring process. The background investigation process conducted by the Office of Security Programs is very thorough. Therefore, it is imperative that applicants exercise candor and honesty when answering background questionnaires, especially as it relates to arrest, employment, education, finances, illegal drug use, and/or other criminal history. Falsification discovered in security documents or during the background investigation process may result in an immediate negative suitability determination or immediate revocation of your interim clearance (if applicable).


You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

All applicants must exhibit competency in each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below. Eligibility will be based on a clear demonstration that the applicant's training and experience are of the scope, quality and level of responsibility sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this executive position.

Note: The Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) vacancy questions in this announcement are mandatory and must be addressed within your resume. All Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) vacancy questions are also mandatory UNLESS you are a current member of the career SES, a former career SES member with reinstatement eligibility, or an OPM/QRB certified candidate.

Resumes should be no more than five pages. Your application may be disqualified if you fail to address these requirements within your resume.

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service.

Part I - Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) -The MTQ questions are mandatory for all applicants. Please address all of these within your resume.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): The MTQs describe the necessary technical knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Experience must have been at a sufficiently high level of difficulty to show clearly that the candidate possesses the required professional and technical qualifications and core qualification set forth below. Your response must be limited to two pages for each MTQs.

MTQ 1: Demonstrated experience managing and providing leadership over assignments in at least two of the following areas: financial management; strategic planning; information technology; human resources management; equal employment opportunity (EEO).

MTQ 2: Senior-level experience managing an organization's corporate culture that (a) embraces customer service as an overarching competency; (b) empowers personnel to their full potential; and (c) successfully manages the impact of organizational and external changes to achieve strategic goals.

Part II. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) - ECQ questions are mandatory for all applicants UNLESS you are a current member of the career SES, a former career SES member with reinstatement eligibility, or an OPM/QRB certified candidate. Please address all of these within your resume.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service (SES) and are in addition to the specific technical and professional qualifications listed below. Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at: ECQs . Your response must be limited to two pages for each ECQ.

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.


Additional information

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a Non-bargaining unit position.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    • Relocation will not be paid.
    • Veterans Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service: , 5 USC 2108(3)

    • A one year probationary period for initial SES appointment may be required.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • Preemployment drug testing required and random thereafter,
    • File a Public Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
    • Undergo an income tax verification.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will be evaluated on the basis of your resume and narrative statements reflecting the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education as they relate to the technical and executive qualifications described above. While you are NOT required to provide a narrative statement addressing the Mandatory Technical Qualifications, candidates are strongly encouraged to address each Mandatory Technical Qualification in separate statements. Candidates who choose not to address the technical qualifications separately will not be automatically disqualified. Candidates are NOT required to provide narrative response statements to address the Executive Core Qualifications when applying for this vacancy. However, the selectee will be required to address the ECQs before being appointed. Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available.

Application Process:
  • Applicants are only required to submit a resume.
  • Applicants are not required, but highly encouraged, to respond to ECQs and MTQs.
  • No particular format is required for ECQ's/MTQs.
  • Include any supporting documents for non-competitive consideration.

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants.

Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.

Rating : A panel of Senior Executives will review your application and evaluate your qualifications for this position based on the information in your application. Interviews will be at the discretion of the panel and/or selecting official. Your application will be rated, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position.

Referral : If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position.
  • OPM QUALIFICATION REVIEW BOARD CERTIFICATION: This documentation is ONLY required for applicants who are graduates of the SES Candidate Development Program (CDP). All such applicants must submit proof of their OPM Qualification Review Board Certification.
  • TQ's/ECQ's: Must be addressed in your resume. (ECQs not required when evidence of Career SES appointment/SES reinstatement eligibility or CDP certification is provided).
  • SF-50/Employment documentation: You must submit your most recent Personnel Action or similar document that reflects your employment in the civil service.

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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