Deputy Assistant Inspector General for RISC

Arlington, Virginia
Sep 16, 2021
Sep 24, 2021
Full Time


The USPS OIG is seeking a highly qualified applicant to fill our Deputy Assistant Inspector General (DAIG) position for the Research and Insights Solution Center (RISC) located in Arlington, Virginia.

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As the principal advisor to the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) for the Research and Insights Solution Center (RISC), the Deputy Assistant Inspector General (DAIG) will be responsible for overseeing personnel, optimizing resources, and providing strategic direction and influence over several analytics, research, and operational support directorates.

Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EST on 09/24/2021 will be considered.

The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.

This position is being advertised at the IGES Band level, equivalent to the Senior Executive Service (SES). The salary range for this position is $132,552.00 - $199,300.00.

Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.

Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:
  • Addresses key issues impacting RISC, including organizational, operational, economic, strategic, technological, and administrative factors.
  • Oversees RISC program planning and evaluation activities by establishing (1) long-range planning in connection with prospective changes in functions and programs; (2) periodic and comprehensive evaluation of program goals and objectives; and (3) adjustments or redefinitions of broad objectives.
  • Formulates recommendations on organizational improvements, to include (1) assessing the need for changes in organizational structure and/or delegated authority; (2) recommending measures for improving coordination among subordinate units and components; and (3) establishing processes and control measures needed to provide support to leadership and/or management.
  • Addresses employees' developmental needs by providing opportunities which maximize employees' capabilities and contribute to the achievement of organizational goals, while also developing the management team through coaching and mentoring.
  • Provides leadership in setting the expected performance levels of the workforce commensurate with RISC's strategic objectives, to include promoting quality through effective use of the OIG's performance management system.
  • Oversees the allocation of RISC financial resources, budgetary process, procurement and contracting processes, and staffing needs.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening and medical assessment questionnaire.
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret security clearance
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued credit card
  • May be required to successfully complete a 12-month probationary period



You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Must have at least 7 years of specialized experience in planning, organizing, and managing large-scale or complex projects and programs.
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience as a manager/supervisor responsible for establishing work plans and/or directly supervising a staff.
  • Must have at least 2 years of specialized experience at the equivalent (GS-15) Director Band Level.

  • Professional Certification(s) in the areas of data, analytics, project management, auditing, research, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Advanced Degree from an accredited college or university.

You must have the experience, knowledge and skills as listed in EACH of the evaluation factors. Failure to demonstrate that you meet all of the evaluation factor requirements as listed below will result in a score of zero (0); an ineligible status, and you will not be referred for further consideration. Include your major accomplishments relevant to the position requirements in your resume.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with executive level officials, senior managers, external stakeholders, and audiences in a clear and logical manner, discussing products that are meaningful, compelling, and relevant to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to lead teams and coach personnel to exercise independent professional judgment and critical thinking skills when conducting research, inspections and evaluations, to form objective conclusions/recommendations based on empirical facts, qualitative and quantitative data, evidence, and other pertinent information to address complex and multi-faceted issues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to facilitate and implement best practices in data management/data analytics across the data lifecycle or analytics project; and to think strategically and solve complex problems regarding the application of data to data-driven decision-making; including familiarity with data governance, data security, data analytics, and big data methods.

You will no longer be considered for this position if you receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor.

Failure to demonstrate that you meet all evaluation factor requirements will result in a score of zero (0). Upon receipt of a zero score, you will be deemed "not minimally qualified," and you will not be referred for further consideration.


Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit:

Additional information

Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the USPS OIG. We offer a broad array of benefits programs:

Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Care Insurances with Flexible Spending options.

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Retirement and Thrift Savings. For more information about these programs see and

Flexible Work Schedules. USPS OIG offers a range of family friendly flexibilities including flexible work schedules, telework and employee assistance programs.

Leave and Holidays. In addition to 10 paid holidays each year, you will earn 13 days of paid sick leave and 13 to 26 paid vacation days each year depending on your years of service.

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Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt (Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay; Exempt employees are not).

This agency provides Reasonable Accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please send an email to The decision on granting an accommodation request will be made on a case by case basis.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Human Resources Office will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications required for this position. You will no longer be considered for this position if you: receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor; fail to attach all required documentation; if your application materials indicate that you are not minimally-qualified for this position; or if you fail to qualify on the interview. Only the top-rated candidates will be referred to a review official or the selecting official for further consideration. Top-rated applicants may be required to participate in an interview. Your rating may be further adjusted or rated as ineligible by the review official or the selecting official based on your interview performance. Once all applicant scores are finalized, the selecting official will make a final decision. NOTE: If you receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor or on the interview, you will be considered NOT MINIMALLY QUALIFIED for the position and rated ineligible.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

You must submit all required documents by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of this announcement, Vacancy Announcement 2021-134-11222731-PC, by closing date 09/24/2021.

1. RESUME. When completing your online application or uploading your resume, you must categorize it as a "Resume" document).

    Certificates or Licenses, if applicable. Upload and save as "Other" document. Veterans Preference Documentation. If you are claiming veterans preference you must submit the Member 4 copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and/or other proof of veterans preference eligibility including your VA letter, form SF-15 ( and all required documents related to your SF-15 claim. Veterans can request the Member 4 copy of their DD-214 at, and can download a copy of their VA letter from (If applicable to you, you are required to upload each veterans' preference document and categorize as "DD-214" or "SF-15" or "Other Veterans Document") Reasonable Accommodation Documentation. If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found at .
  • SF-50 if you are or have been a Federal employee to demonstrate tenure and competitive/excepted service for eligibility purposes. (If applicable to you, you are Required to upload each applicable SF-50 and categorize as a "SF-50" document.)

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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