Inspector General

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 07, 2021
Closes
Oct 15, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a direct report to the Comptroller General of the United States, you will provide leadership in the promotion of economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the GAO; oversee audits and investigations; and keep the Comptroller General and the U.S. Congress informed concerning the administration of programs and operations of the GAO.

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Responsibilities

  • Conduct, supervise, or coordinate independent and objective audits, reviews, and investigations of GAO programs and operations to enhance program or operational performance, and to identify potential administrative or criminal violations.
  • Prepare the OIG strategic and biennial work plans; annual budgets; and policies and procedures; and supervise day-to-day OIG operational activities.
  • Develop plans to identify, assess, and evaluate inherent risks of agency programs and operations and associated control mechanisms in order to combat fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.
  • Serve as a member of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency; collaborate with other pertinent government organizations to keep current on oversight and Inspector General Community initiatives and projects; exchange information; and address developing or changing policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards.
  • Oversee development of statements of work and task orders for contractor audit services, evaluate contractor proposals, monitor contractor staff, accept deliverables, and approve invoices.
  • Review investigative reports to determine sufficiency of findings and conclusions.
  • Anticipate and address potential problems and delays in meeting agreed-upon timeframes.
  • Review audit plans, programs, and reports to determine sufficiency of presentation of findings and recommendations.
  • Participate in regular information planning sessions, maintains productive interaction with staff, reports on the status and progress of work accomplished to date, and monitors work in progress.
  • Prepare reports to the Comptroller General, the Audit Advisory Committee, and the Congress about conditions disclosed by audits and investigations, summarizing each significant report made during the reporting period, recommended corrective actions, and implementation of corrective actions.
  • Manage short and long range planning of audits, reviews, and investigation activities that include multi-year work plans on performance of programs and operations.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - .

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
NA

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States citizen.
  • You must complete a background investigation.
  • You must submit a financial disclosure report.
  • You must be registered with the Selective Service as applicable.
  • You may qualify for a recruitment incentive.
  • You must complete a 1-year Senior Executive Service (SES) probationary period unless you've already completed one.
  • You may be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance depending on the engagements, projects, and initiatives you are assigned to.


Qualifications

You must meet the qualification requirements by 11:59 PM (ET) on the closing date of the announcement.


The ideal candidate will possess significant leadership and management experience in an oversight organization; strong interpersonal and communication skills; and demonstrated experience ensuring high quality audit and investigative deliverables that enhance the organization's programs and performance. If you are a federal employee, this experience is typically gained in a GS-14, GS-15, or equivalent-level positions.

Technical qualifications
  • The technical qualifications describe the necessary professional and technical knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. If you're a federal employee, this level of experience is typically gained in a GS-14, GS-15, or equivalent-level positions.
  • The technical qualifications for this position are:
    • Demonstrated experience managing audits, reviews, and investigations for an oversight organization (e.g., an Office of Inspector General) that resulted in enhanced agency programs and performance.
    • Experience overseeing high quality written work products related to audits, reviews, and investigations performed by an oversight organization (e.g., an Office of Inspector General).

Executive core qualifications (ECQs)
  • The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions.
  • The ECQs for this position are:
    • Leading Change: This core qualification involves 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. (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)
    • Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organizations 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. (Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)
    • Results Driven: This core qualification involves 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. (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)
    • Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management)
    • Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves 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. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)


Education

This position doesn't have an education requirement.

Additional information

  • Additional selections: we may use this announcement to make additional selections for similar positions.
  • Reasonable accommodation: GAO provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation, please email ReasonableAccommodations@gao.gov .
  • Veterans' preference: does not apply to GAO's Senior Executive Service (SES) positions.
  • Premium pay: you can't earn overtime, compensatory time unless it's for religious observances available to all GAO employees, or credit hours.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

You must submit the required documents by 11:59 PM (ET) on the closing date of the announcement.


All applicants must submit:
  • Resume
    • The ECQs are listed in the Qualifications section.
    • Your resume must show evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive-level management capability and directly related to the PTQs and ECQs. Your resume should emphasize your level of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and the results of your actions.
    • Do not address the ECQs in separate narrative statements.
    • Refer to OPM's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications for information on the addressing executive qualifications in a resume.
  • PTQ narrative statements
    • The PTQs are listed in the Qualifications section.
    • Address each PTQ separately.
    • Your statement for each PTQ should be 8000 characters or less (approximately 2 pages).
    • Provide one or two examples of relevant experience per PTQ. For each example, describe your level of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and the results of your actions.
    • You should not enter "Refer to Resume" to describe your experiences. Applications directing the reviewer to search within the application or to see the resume are considered incomplete and may not receive further consideration.
    • Upload this document under the "Technical Qualifications" category.

I am applying as a current or former federal employee of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch (NOTE: The uniformed services are not eligible to apply). I must also submit:
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action: please ensure the information below is complete and legible. Upload this document under the "SF-50" category.
    • Block 1 (Name);
    • Block 16 (Pay Plan);
    • Block 18 (Grade or Level);
    • Block 20 (Total Salary/Award);
    • Block 24 (Tenure); and
    • Block 34 (Position Occupied)
  • Proof of being a current or former federal employee: If you work for an agency that does not provide an SF-50 (e.g., United States Postal Service), provide document(s) that confirms you are a current or former federal employee. Upload this document under the "SF-50" category.

  • I am applying as a current career Senior Executive Service (SES) member. I must also submit:
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action: please ensure the information below is complete and legible. Upload this document under the "SF-50" category.
    • Block 1 (Name)
    • Block 5-B (Nature of Action) - should mention SES career appointment;
    • Block 16 (Pay Plan);
    • Block 18 (Grade or Level);
    • Block 20 (Total Salary/Award);
    • Block 24 (Tenure); and
    • Block 34 (Position Occupied) - should list "3 - SES General" or "4 - SES Career Reserved"

  • I am applying as a former career Senior Executive Service (SES) member that is reinstatement eligible. I am eligible for reinstatement to the SES because (1) I successfully completed the 1-year SES probationary period or am exempt because I was converted to the SES as a career appointee when the SES was first established, and (2) left the SES for reasons other than misconduct, neglect of duty, malfeasance, or less than fully successful performance, or resignation after receipt of a notice proposing or directing removal under any of the aforementioned conditions. I must submit:
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action: please ensure the information below is complete and legible. Upload this document under the "SF-50" category.
    • Block 1 (Name)
    • Block 5-B (Nature of Action) - should mention SES career appointment;
    • Block 16 (Pay Plan);
    • Block 18 (Grade or Level);
    • Block 20 (Total Salary/Award);
    • Block 24 (Tenure); and
    • Block 34 (Position Occupied) - should list "3 - SES General" or "4 - SES Career Reserved"

  • I am applying as a Senior Executive Service (SES) Candidate Development Program graduate. I must also submit:
  • Certificate of Executive Qualifications: Upload this document under the "Certificate of Executive Qualifications" category.


    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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