Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits

Washington, D.C
Nov 24, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
Audit and Tax
Full Time

The Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits (AIGAA) is responsible for the overall management of auditing activities relative to DOT's aviation programs and the functions and related operations. These activities include programs that primarily reside with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as well as any crosscutting activities that span the entire Department such as rulemaking and DOT business operations.

The AIGAA manages the aviation audit organization, directs the performance of audits, and sets work priorities: allocates resources; evaluates and rewards performance of subordinate supervisors; provides counsel and advice; makes decisions on work-related problems; fosters the development of a skilled and diverse workforce; ensures adequate training; and prepares and manages office budget allocations.

The AIGAA proposes and directs the performance of audits and other special products relating to DOT's aviation programs and has ultimate signature authority for issuing audit reports generated by the organization. Audit requests may emerge from various sources including Congress, Departmental leadership, and the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE). The AIGAA participates in joint audit and investigation efforts and serves as key OIG liaison representative for internal activities and external organizations including interactions with Congress, Departmental leadership, CIGIE, the Government Accountability Office, and transportation industry groups.

In addition, the AIGAA reviews existing and proposed legislation and regulations to determine areas for future audits.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • This position requires a top secret clearance. Drug testing required.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation is required.
  • Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278e) is required within 30 days.

NOTE: Persons newly appointed to an SES position will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

COVID VACCINATION: As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination before appointment or onboarding with our agency. Our agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

Due to COVID-19, our agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Your employment with DOT OIG will begin remotely at your current residence. Once our normal business operations process begins, you will receive further instructions on when to report to the office. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.


As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must show in your resume evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQ): The incumbent must possess the following technical qualifications.

• Demonstrated executive-level experience in directing the operations of a nationwide audit program and in managing an audit staff assigned to headquarters and field offices with responsibility for conducting aviation and aviation-related audits.

• Demonstrated executive-level knowledge of aviation programs.

• Demonstrated executive-level experience in presenting audit findings including interacting with high-level officials in Congress and DOT, building consensus and gaining stakeholder support for, and implementation of, recommendations, and supporting the OIG position when disagreements occur.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Below are descriptions of the ECQs that must be clearly described in your resume.

ECQ 1 - 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. Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking and Vision.

ECQ 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. Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and Team Building.

ECQ 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. Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving and Technical Credibility.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to manage human, financial, material, and information resources strategically. Financial Management, Technology Management, and Human Capital Management.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS/COMMUNICATIONS: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organization, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Influencing/Negotiating, oral Communication, Partnering, and Political Savvy.

FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website (

Additional information

Selective Service System: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please see for additional information.

Background Investigation: This position requires a Top Secret security clearance and is designated as critical-sensitive, requiring that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.

Financial Disclosure: This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act, which requires comprehensive financial disclosures from employees. The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278e), within 30 days after his/her appointment, and then annually thereafter.

All applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, political affiliation, union affiliation or non affiliation, marital status, non-disqualifying physical handicap, or any other non-merit reason.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is an equal opportunity employer.

Veteran's preference is not applicable to positions in the Senior Executive Service.