Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Inspections and Evaluations

Reston, Virginia
Jul 21, 2021
Jul 27, 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 the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for I&E providing daily guidance and oversight to employees assigned to the I&E Division.
  • Lead and oversee professional staff in planning and conducting comprehensive inspections and evaluations of ODNI component, and Intelligence Community (IC) element programs and other activities within the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) responsibility and authority in accordance with the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation.
  • Provide substantive input to resource management and performance management such as preparing and monitoring the I&E Division's budget for travel, training, other logistical needs, and writing Performance Evaluation Reports.
  • Oversee the I&E Division's annual training program and the development of employees.
  • Approve basic concepts and approaches for inspections and evaluations, inspection plans, and staff assignments to 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.
  • Lead and 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, memoranda to management, and other documents, are written in compliance with the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation and 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.
  • 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 Intelligence Community by planning and supporting joint work and offering meaningful content at quarterly I&E Committee meetings, and with OIGs across the federal government to maintain awareness of best business practices and current initiatives.
  • Lead and oversee the I&E Division's recruitment program.
  • Effectively serve as the Acting AIG for I&E as needed.

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 position grade may apply.)
    • Candidates outside the Federal Government.
  • For a detailee assignment:
    • Current Federal Government employees at the same as the advertised position 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.


Mandatory and Educational Requirements
  • Broad knowledge of the mission, organization, and functions of the IC IG, ODNI, and IC.
  • Superior ability to lead teams through the development of written studies, conducting complex reviews, and writing reports to substantiate findings.
  • Expert knowledge in applying the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation and other standards associated with the Federal oversight community to produce work products that are timely and of superior technical quality.
  • 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 across the IC with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Expert management skills, including the ability to direct tasking's, assess and manage performance, collaborate on goal setting, and support personal and professional development at all levels of personnel.
  • Superior interpersonal skills to negotiate, coordinate, and collaborate with ODNI, across the IC, and with other OIGs internal and external to the IC and the Federal government on complex issues and areas of concern that transcend individual government agencies.
  • Superior ability to lead an inspection and evaluation team in planning, conducting, and reporting on inspections and evaluations of complex intelligence activities within the ODNI and the Intelligence Community.
  • Superior ability to exercise independent professional judgment in the conduct of inspections and evaluations and form objective conclusions/recommendations based on empirical facts, qualitative and quantitative data, evidence, and other pertinent information.
  • Superior analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to identify needs and requirements and evaluate the effectiveness of alternate solutions, courses of action, and strategies to address complex, controversial, and multi-faceted issues.
  • Superior ability to anticipate issues, resolve conflict among multiple priorities, and implement effective solutions to prevent problems that might impact timelines and deliverables.
  • Superior ability to examine information, uncover root causes, develop findings and leads, and make cogent, actionable recommendations.
  • Superior ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with ODNI and IC executive level officials, senior managers, external stakeholders, and audiences varying widely in background on inspection and evaluation findings and recommendations in clear and logical reports that are meaningful, compelling, and relevant.


Minimum Qualification Requirements
Experience :
Applicant must have at least 8 years of oversight experience with at least 5 years of experience applying the CIGIE Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation. Applicant must have supervisory experience.
Education :
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

???????Desired Requirements
Certifications/Licenses: One or more of the following certifications is 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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