Supervisory Inspections & Evaluations Project Manager

Reston, Virginia
Jul 21, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
Full Time


The Inspector General (IG) conducts, supervises, and coordinates inspections, audits, investigations, and reviews relating to the programs and operations over which the Director of National Intelligence has authority and responsibility.
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Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)
  • Serve as a Supervisory Inspections and Evaluations Project Manager providing daily guidance and oversight to employees assigned to the I&E Division.
  • Lead and oversee staff in planning and conducting comprehensive inspections and evaluations of ODNI component, and IC element programs and other activities within the DNI responsibility and authority in accordance with the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Quality Standards for Inspections and Evaluations.
  • Lead a team of professional staff, assess performance, provide feedback on personnel development, and write Performance Evaluation Reports.
  • Oversee the development and execution of basic concepts and approaches for inspections and evaluations, project plans, and staff assignments for each project. Provide guidance and direction to Inspectors regarding appropriate approaches and techniques for IG work, project execution, development of objectives, maintenance of planning schedules, and the development of findings and recommendations.
  • Oversee the staff's ability to conduct interviews, define data collection requirements, collect and analyze data and records, and synthesize information to develop findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Direct the development of inspection and evaluation reports requiring analysis of complex programs/processes for assigned topic areas. Ensure written documents, including reports of inspection or evaluation, memoranda to management, and other documents, are written in compliance with the CIGIE Quality Standards for Inspections and Evaluations and the I&E Division standards.
  • Lead and oversee the staff in the planning, development, and presentation of oral briefings for senior leaders regarding findings and the status of complex inspections and evaluations.
  • Oversee the staff's performance in monitoring and assessing the progress of corrective actions taken by senior ODNI and IC leadership, and in providing substantive advice and innovative solutions to senior officials regarding the implementation and closure of recommendations.
  • Provide substantive input to the annual work plan, Management Challenges memorandum, and IC IG's semiannual report to the DNI and Congress.
  • Engage with Offices of Inspectors General (OIGs) across the IC by planning and supporting joint work and offering meaningful content to the Assistant Inspector General for I&E for the quarterly Inspections Committee meetings, and with OIGs across the federal government to maintain awareness of best business practices and current initiatives.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Position Information
This is an opportunity for:
  • An internal or external candidate to fill a GS - 15 cadre position.
  • A Federal Government employee to serve on a two-year reimbursable detail assignment in the ODNI. The detail assignment may be extended an additional year if all parties agree.
Who May Apply
Current GS employees at the same grade as the advertised position grade may apply.
Former members of the Peace Corps may be considered for ODNI employment only if five full years have elapsed since separation from the Peace Corps.
  • For a cadre assignment:
    • Current ODNI permanent cadre.
    • Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade as the advertised positions grade may apply.)
    • Candidates outside the Federal Government.
  • For a detailee assignment:
    • Current Federal Government employees at the same grade as the advertised positions grade may apply.
Salary Determination
  • The ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected ODNI candidate or other Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the position at the employee's current GS grade and salary.
  • A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current grade and salary.
  • For a selected non-Federal Government candidate, salary will be established within the salary range listed above, based on education and experience.


Component Mission

The Inspector General (IG) conducts, supervises, and coordinates inspections, audits, investigations, and reviews relating to the programs and operations over which the Director of National Intelligence has authority and responsibility.

The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 established the Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The ICIG's mission is to provide independent and objective oversight of the programs and activities within the responsibility and authority of the Director of National Intelligence, to initiate and conduct independent audits, inspections, investigations, and reviews, and to lead and coordinate the efforts of the Intelligence Community Inspectors General Forum. The ICIG's goal is to have a positive and enduring impact throughout the Intelligence Community, to lead and coordinate the efforts of an integrated Intelligence Community Inspectors General Forum, and to enhance the ability of the United States Intelligence Community to meet national security needs while respecting our nation's laws and reflecting its values. The Forum consists of the twelve statutory and administrative Inspectors General having oversight responsibility for an element of the Intelligence Community. The Chair of the Forum is the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community.

Mandatory and Educational Requirements
  • Expert ability to lead teams through the development of written studies, conducting complex reviews, and writing reports to substantiate findings in accordance with the CIGIE Quality Standards for Inspections and Evaluations and other standards associated with Federal oversight community.
  • Expert ability to lead teams and coach personnel to exercise independent professional judgment and critical thinking skills in the conduct of inspections and evaluations, to form objective conclusions/recommendations based on empirical facts, qualitative and quantitative data, evidence, and other pertinent information, and to consider alternate solutions, courses of action, and strategies to address complex, controversial, and multi-faceted issues.
  • Expert ability to lead teams through examining information, uncovering root causes, developing findings, and making cogent actionable recommendations.
  • Expert ability to anticipate issues, resolve conflict among multiple priorities, and implement effective solutions to prevent problems that might impact timelines and deliverables.
  • Expert ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing executive level officials, senior managers, external stakeholders, and audiences varying widely in background through inspection and evaluation findings and recommendations in clear and logical products that are meaningful, compelling, and relevant.
  • Expert interpersonal skills to foster trust with a team and negotiate, coordinate, and collaborate with OIGs across the Federal government on complex issues and areas of concern that transcend individual government agencies.
  • Lead by example and exemplify the core values of Integrity, Independence, Commitment, Diversity and Transparency.


Experience :
  • Applicant must have at least 5 years of oversight experience in the Federal OIG community with at least 3 years of experience applying the CIGIE Quality Standards for Inspections and Evaluations.
  • Applicant must have supervisory experience.

Education :
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
Desired Requirements
  • Certifications/Licenses: A professional certification in Project Management is highly desired, but not required.
  • Other: IC experience is highly desired, but not required.

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: 703-275-3799; Email:

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