Alexandria, Virginia
Sep 18, 2021
Sep 23, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time


This position is in the Senior Executive Service, 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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  • Principal Deputy and advisor to the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) for Investigations on matters related to the conduct of criminal investigative functions.
  • Provides expert advice and assistance in the development and implementation of law enforcement policies, procedures and objectives for the overall DCIS program.
  • Manages all programs and processes within DCIS, which support the establishment, maintenance and execution of effective and efficient criminal investigative programs.
  • Responsible for activities in the areas of planning, policy, program execution, quality assurance, in-house training, employee development and recruitment, mentoring, and sponsor programs, special projects, and administrative support
  • Represents the DIG in numerous capacities including in DIGs absence; directs the implementation of DCIS strategic planning, supervises field leadership, and the development of effective performance based metrics in support of the DCIS mission.
  • Serves as a first line supervisor and evaluates the performances of DCIS? Special-Agents-in-Charge (SACs).
  • Maintains regular and effective communications with SACs and other field office (FO) and Headquarters management officials to ensure awareness of changes in DCIS processes, procedures, or requirements.
  • Develops operational policies for use by the FOs in conducting criminal investigations. Conducts operational reviews of each FO on the quality and timeliness of investigations and overall productivity. Manages various investigative programs.
  • Manages and coordinates criminal investigative matters among FOs, with other investigative units of the military departments, Federal, state and local governments, and the Department of Justice.
  • Ensures suspected criminal activities are identified and brought to the attention of the Inspector General and appropriate prosecution agencies.
  • Develops, plans, and ensures that procedures for criminal investigations, which cut across Service lines, are in accordance with current DoD and Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) policy.
  • Visits operating field offices to determine if investigations are being processed in accordance with established standards and policies. Meets with employees to discuss executive initiatives, and gain feedback on operations and work/life balance.
  • Ensures that the full range of investigative techniques and law enforcement procedures, to include the use of IG subpoenas, polygraphs, consensual monitoring, and undercover operations, are used in the conduct of investigations, as appropriate.
  • Ensures that all employees and applicants for employment receive fair and equitable treatment consistent with Federal merit system principles (5 U.S.C. 2301(b) (2)).

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel 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 Senior Executive Service unless required probationary period has been served. Selectee may also be subject to a records review prior to being appointed to this position.
  • In accordance with Executive Order 12564, 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.
  • Incumbent may be required to travel in the Continental United States and to overseas locations. The incumbent will also be required to meet the requirements of the Lautenberg amendment.
  • Incumbent will be required to qualify, and maintain qualification, with a 9mm handgun.


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 B 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.) Demonstrates broad knowledge of the fields of criminal investigation and law enforcement; investigative policies; administration of investigative programs; and functions and jurisdictions of other Federal, State, and local agencies.

2.) Demonstrates extensive experience in the strategic management of human capital, financial management, and information management resources.

3.) Demonstrates an enterprise perspective in planning for and leading a large organization that conducts complex, multi-location criminal investigations. The incumbent must possess an awareness and understanding of individual and organizational responsibilities in relation to DoD and government-wide strategic priorities as well as a comprehensive understanding and awareness of the DoD OIG's criminal investigative mission.

4.) Demonstrates skill and success establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with diverse individuals and groups to attain DoD OIG objectives, and experience working with various DoD agencies and other Federal law enforcement agencies.


Experience working in a leadership role at a Federal OIG

Experience working in a leadership role within the Department of Defense


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

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

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:
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: You must also submit a separate narrative statement for each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications. In order to receive further consideration for this vacancy, this information must be attached as supporting documentation.

3. ECQs: Unless you are already a member of the SES, you must submit Executive Core Qualifications as described above. In order to receive further consideration for this vacancy, this information must be attached as supporting documentation.

Graduates of an approved SES Candidate Development Program must include a copy of their OPM certification of eligibility (Failure to submit will eliminate you from further consideration).

4. SF-50: Current or former SES Career employees, appointed under Title 5 U.S.C. 3393, must include a copy of their SF50 that indicates their SES Career appointment under Title 5 (Failure to submit will eliminate you from further consideration).
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.

Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and supporting documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate. DoD OIG Human Capital Management staff will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant, and will not request missing application information from applicants.

*For instructions on how to upload/save documents please review this link: How do I upload/save documents?

**It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. Missing application information will not be requested.**

WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on09/22/2021~ , or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

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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