Assistant Director

District of Columbia, D.C
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 22, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time


The Office of Inspector General is looking for an Assistant Director that will be responsible for planning and conducting audits and reviews of GAO programs, operations and activities, and reporting results in accordance with Government Auditing Standards.

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  • The incumbent plans, conducts and reports on audit, evaluation, and other work, including non-audit services and administrative tasks, under the general guidance by the AIGA and IG (OIG management) in support of the OIG's mission.
  • Provides support, including advice, consultations, assistance, and quality assurance tasks for audits, evaluations, and other work (e.g., non-audit services and administrative tasks), as needed.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors engagement or project planning to ensure timely execution and reporting, and contributes to the improvement of OIG operations through advanced use of technology and process improvements.
  • Supports accountability, integrity, and reliability by advising OIG management of progress or problems, and representing the OIG in discussions with GAO officials and others, as appropriate.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to register.
  • You may need to complete a background investigation
  • You will be required to complete a two-year probationary period unless you previously completed a trial period at GAO after October 1, 1980.


To qualify for this position, applicants must have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower band level in the Federal service, which has equipped the applicant with the skills and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
  • leading performance audits in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards for an Office of Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office, or another federal audit organization;
  • leading evaluations to determine the efficiency of programs or operations.


There is no education requirement for this position.

Additional information

This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.

OPTION FOR ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS: Based on the staffing needs, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid for by the GAO.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: GAO provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request accommodation, please email

The U.S. Government Accountability Office's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

If you meet the qualification requirements, you will be further rated based on your responses to the vacancy questions. Please make sure that your responses to the vacancy questions are supported in your resume. Please follow all instructions carefully. If you provide incomplete answers, fail to provide a narrative response to any vacancy question(s) that requires further explanation, or if your response to a vacancy question is "see resume", your rating may be affected or you may be determined ineligible.

All applicants will be rated based on their responses to the assessment questions, in conjunction with the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's):
  • Proficient knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, and audit and analysis techniques to carry out the OIG mission and function and ensure the soundness, quality, and reliability of our work.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation principles, techniques, and practices for analyzing the effectiveness and efficiency of agency administrative operations and programs and ability to manage complex or sensitive audits and evaluations, or projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively represent OIG and skillfully leverage relationships with staff and managers at all levels and in all units, including working with GAO offices and teams to ensure that our findings and recommendations are understood and implemented.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to develop and deliver audit results on complex, sensitive, or controversial topics through a variety of methods, including providing oral briefings to staff and managers at all levels within GAO and/or OIG.
  • Skill in project management to ensure timely completion of engagements and other OIG work, as assigned, with available resources.
  • Ability to analyze business processes, and identify and recommend process improvements during the course of an audit or evaluation.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

You must provide a complete application package which includes:

- Resume: must be created using the USAJOBS resume builder and show relevant work experience.

- Veteran Hiring Authority Eligibles: VEOA, VRA, and 30% Disabled Veterans must submit adequate proof of active service in the Armed Forces including Member 4 copy of your DD-214, which indicates character of service. To claim 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15 and a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs verifying the percentage of your disability and preference in hiring. To claim 5-Point veterans' preference, you must submit a Member 4 copy of the DD - 214 or if you are currently active duty: an official statement of service from your command.

- Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent), showing tenure, type of service (competitive/excepted) and the highest grade held.

- If you are applying under the Schedule A hiring Authority for individuals with disabilities, you must submit proof disability.

- Performance appraisal: please upload your most recent appraisal.

Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

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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