Alexandria, Virginia
Jul 30, 2021
Aug 07, 2021
Full Time


This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a small elite group of top government leaders. SES members possess a diverse portfolio of experiences including strong skills to lead across organizations. As an executive, you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants.

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  • Responsible for oversight related to diversity and inclusion in the Department of Defense (DoD) and the prevention of and response to supremacist, extremist, and criminal gang activity of a member of the Armed Forces.
  • Serves as the principal advisor to the Inspector General on these matters and leads the DoD Office of Inspector General's (OIG) Diversity and Inclusion and Extremism in the Military (DIEM) component.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Departments, Service IGs, other IGs within the DoD, and other Federal entities, to enable effective oversight across the DIEM portfolio.
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive strategic plan for DIEM oversight in coordination with the DIGs for Audit, Evaluations, Investigations, and Administrative Investigations, as part of the DoD OIG's annual oversight planning process.
  • Prepares semiannual reports to Congress summarizing the activities of the DIG - DIEM.
  • Develops DoD OIG instructions, policies, and programs to enable efficient execution of assigned oversight and reporting responsibilities.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel within the Continental United States and Overseas locations may be required for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Selected candidate will be subject to a two-year probationary period in the SES unless the required probationary period has been served. Selectee may also be subject to a records review prior to being appointed to this position.
  • Applicants selected are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. Incumbent is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with the DoD OIG.
  • Selectee will be required to file an Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, and annually thereafter.
  • All newly appointed career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights and Obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment to the SES, in accordance with DoD Directive 1403.03.
  • Position has been designated as Special Sensitive; incumbent is required to be eligible (and maintain eligibility) for a Top Secret with Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance.


Applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that demonstrates senior executive management capability directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below.

The best-qualified candidates will be distinguished from other applicants by an evaluation panel of subject matter experts, considering the below listed ECQs and MTQs.

All factors are mandatory unless stated otherwise.

This position has been evaluated to be a Tier A position under the DoD OIG SES Personnel Management and Compensation System.


The applicant is to provide a separate narrative statement to each of the following technical qualifications which describes fully, but concisely, how his/her experience supports the MTQ. Narratives should not exceed 2 pages per MTQ. Failure to address specific MTQs will eliminate you from consideration:

1. Expert executive level experience in organizational leadership.
2. Expert leadership experience overseeing the development of comprehensive multi-discipline oversight plans and the preparation of major analytical, well-reasoned reports provided to senior government officials, the Federal oversight community, or Congress, including briefing documents for agency senior leaders and congressional officials.
3. Expert ability to effectively communicate at the senior executive level, orally and in writing, concerning complex issues; to build and maintain broad and effective professional relationships; and to horizontally coordinate and integrate planning, analysis, and reporting across several major organizations.
4. Executive level experience in financial management, human capital management, and the effective use of technology to advance the mission and achieve strategic and operational results.


Experience working in a leadership role at a Federal OIG.


The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the SES and are in addition to the MTQs listed above. To assess the executive experience of each candidate, applicants who are applying for their initial career appointment in the SES must demonstrate, with specific examples, how their experience is relevant to exercising leadership in each of the five ECQs. A concise executive summary must show where and when the qualifications were obtained, the organizational setting in which the experience was acquired, (e.g. organizational size, level, and assigned fiscal resources), and a narrative discussion of the qualifications. These ECQs must be addressed in a separate narrative statement not to exceed 10 pages. Specific instructions for preparing your statement and definitions of these core qualifications are available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp

Note: Current and former SES employees or graduates of approved SES Candidate Development Programs see below for documentation requirements.

1. Leading Change. 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.

2. Leading People. 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.

3. Results Driven. 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.

4. Business Acumen. The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

5. Building Coalitions. 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.


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

Additional information

Male applicants born after Dec. 31, 1959 must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service law (see www.sss.gov).

Actual salary may vary depending on the scope and the complexity of the qualifications and current compensation of the selectee.

PCS/Relocation expenses, if authorized, will be in accordance with Joint Travel Regulations.

Veterans' preference does not apply to the SES.

Military retirees seeking to enter civil service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they are within 180 days following their official date of retirement (5 United States Code 3326.)

Filling of this position is not subject to the provisions of the DOD Priority Placement Program (PPP).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants will be evaluated based on the quality and extent of their experience, training, and/or education indicated on their resume and responses to the technical and executive qualifications listed above. Resumes will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and best qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a structured interview. The Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the approving authority.

In addition to meeting basic qualification requirements, applicants must have substantive experience which provides knowledge of the principles of organization, management and administration; and substantive specialized experience in a type of work or combination of functions directly related to this position.

All applicants are required to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the Technical Qualifications (TQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

NOTE: Current Career SES members, Career Senior Executive Reinstatement Eligibles and graduates of OPM certified Candidate Development Program (CDPs) are not required to submit the narrative statement for Executive Core Qualifications. Acceptable documentation to verify this information is included in the How to Apply Section.Please provide a well-written qualification statement. To give readers, executive resources staff, rating and selecting officials, and the Qualification Review Board (QRB) members specific information about your achievements. For more detailed information please click on the following link:


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

1. Resume: You must submit a resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). The format is at the discretion of the applicant. Your resume should also include the following:
  • Full name, mailing and email addresses, day and evening telephone numbers (do not include your SSN or personal photo on your resume)
  • Country of citizenship
  • Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
  • Information about your paid and nonpaid work experiences related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary
  • You may also include information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments

2. MTQs: Narrative statements for each of the MTQs must be attached as supporting documentation.

3. ECQs: A narrative statement for the ECQs as described above must be attached as supporting documentation or proof of exemption provided as follows:

  • Current or former SES Career employees appointed under Title 5 U.S.C. 3393: Provide a copy of your SF50 indicating your SES Career appointment under Title 5 (Failure to submit will eliminate you from further consideration).
  • Non-SES graduates from an approved SES Candidate Development Program: Provide your OPM certification of eligibility (Failure to submit will eliminate you from further consideration).

4. SF-50: Current or former Federal employees must provide a copy of a recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which indicates Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service (not required for DoD OIG applicants).
DOD employees can access their SF-50 at: My Biz.

5. Performance Appraisal: You must provide your most recent performance appraisal.

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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