Assistant Inspector General for Management and Administration

Washington, D.C
Sep 21, 2021
Sep 25, 2021
Full Time


OIG is organized into seven operational units: the Immediate Office of the Inspector General, Office of the Counselor, Office of Audits and Evaluations, Office of Healthcare Inspections, Office of Investigations, Office of Management and Administration, and Office of Special Reviews. In addition to the Washington, DC, headquarters, OIG has offices located in more than 60 locations throughout the country.
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As an Assistant Inspector General for Management and Administration you will:

- Set overall priorities and policy for Office of Management and Administration activities and oversee the planning and execution of these activities to ensure goals and objectives are achieved in an effective and timely manner and that customer expectations are met.
- Lead and coordinate the OIG annual and 5-year strategic planning processes that serve as the foundation for the OIG's program of audits, investigations, inspections, evaluations, and other reviews.
- Maintain, support, and enhance the OIG corporate management system, the Master Case Index, and other software applications including Team Mate and Share Point that are used to perform and track all phases of OIG audit, investigation, and inspection operations as well as management support functions.
- Direct and oversee the electronic distribution of between 200-300 OIG reports annually to VA senior program officials, congressional committee staff, Veteran Service Organizations, and other stakeholders.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Current career Senior Executives, QRB-certified graduates of SES candidate development programs, and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility are not required to address the executive core qualifications. They are required to address the technical qualifications. All other applicants are required to address both the executive core qualifications and the technical qualifications.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service .
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.

  • Qualifications

    Mandatory Qualifications Requirements: To meet minimum qualifications, applicants must possess the following technical and executive core competencies. These competencies would typically be gained through experience, education, and training that reflects progressive development and achievement in managing a Federal legal program for a nationwide organization. An individual's total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position. ***The experience in your resume MUST address all TQs and ECQs***

    A. Technical Professional Qualifications (TQs) - All applicants must include a resume showing how their knowledge and experience relate to the following technical qualifications.

    TQ 1: Extensive management experience in planning, leading, and directing a broad range of operational programs and functions (e.g., information technology services, budget formulation and execution, financial management, human capital management, business process re-engineering, procurement, space management, and training).

    TQ 2: Demonstrated ability to analyze and coordinate program efforts with other internal and external offices and represent the organization to key individuals and groups outside the immediate work unit.

    B. The following Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) must be addressed in your resume UNLESS you are a current member of the Career SES, a former Career SES member with reinstatement eligibility or an OPM/QRB certified candidate.
  • LEADING CHANGE - 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.
  • LEADING PEOPLE - 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.
  • RESULTS DRIVEN - 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.
  • BUSINESS ACUMEN - Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
  • BUILDING COALITIONS - 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.

  • Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Relocation expenses as described in 2 CFR § 200.464 - Relocation costs of employees may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, agency policy, and available funding.

    1. Citizenship: The selected applicant must be a United States Citizen or United States National. Proof of citizenship will be required prior to selection.
    2. Drug Testing: All applicants tentatively selected for an SES position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment. After appointment, the selectee will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
    3. Qualifications Approval and Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the SES must have their executive core qualifications approved by the Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.
    4. Mobility: Individuals selected for SES positions may be subject to reassignment across geographic, organizational, and functional lines.
    5. Background Investigation: This position is designated as critical sensitive and requires a background investigation and favorable adjudication for a Top Secret clearance.
    6. Financial Disclosure: Senior Executives are required to comply with the Ethics in Government Act, as amended, which requires the submission of a financial disclosure statement, SF 278, upon assuming an SES position, annually, and upon separation from employment.
    7. Reasonable Accommodation: VA OIG provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis.
    8. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59, and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment.

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
    - Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    - Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    - Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    - A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    - A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.- Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    All applicants will be evaluated by a panel of senior executives to determine the degree to which they possess the qualifications.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    1. A resume that includes:
    • Vacancy announcement number and title of this position
    • Full legal name, mailing address, and country of citizenship
    • For experience, include name of employer, dates of employment, job title, salary, grade level if in the Federal Service, start and end dates, and a description of your duties and responsibilities. You may also include relevant volunteer work. Please indicate if we may contact your present employer.
    • Name, location, and date of colleges attended, and type and date of degree
    • Description of training, honors, and awards relevant to the position
    2. Most recent performance appraisal.

    3. Your resume concerning the mandatory qualifications.

    4. If applying for noncompetitive consideration, please include a copy of Standard Form 50, Notice of Personnel Action, showing appointment to an SES career position. Please note that block 34 must show a 4 (SES Career) to receive non-competitive consideration, all others must submit the ECQ responses.

    5. QRB-certified candidates must also submit proof of certification.

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