Chief of Staff

Washington, D.C
Nov 24, 2021
Dec 01, 2021
Executive, Chief
Full Time

The ideal candidate will perform the following duties:
  • Formulates, develops, and directs programs to analyze and evaluate the actual or potential effectiveness of current or projected OIG programs and policies. Provides advice and assistance on major management matters of a critical, controversial, and/or confidential nature.
  • Provides program direction related to communications and reporting to ensure report writing, internal messaging, and editing styles are consistent across the OIG.
  • Provides expert advice and assistance to OIG and departmental offices.
  • Serves as a key executive representative with internal and external organizations and is responsible for coordinating OIG programs and functions.
  • Interfaces with OIG program officials to assure that matters and projects assigned for development at subordinate levels meet OIG objectives and are ready for IG endorsement.
  • Supervises the work of professional and support personnel, reviewing it for success of actions taken.
  • Carries out special assignments that may arise from new or proposed legislation, changes in program emphasis, emergencies, or other matters affecting the management, functions, and activities of the OIG.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation.
  • May be subject to initial and random drug testing.
  • Initial SES Career Appointee is subject to one-year SES Probationary Period.
  • Completion of OGE-278, Executive Financial Disclosure Report.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • 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 fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of vaccination by before your entry on duty date with Office of Inspector General. DOI will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the Office of Inspector General a legally required exception from this requirement.
  • Due to COVID-19, the Office of Inspector General 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. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement in accordance with the Department's reentry procedures provided by your Servicing Human Resources Office. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days per pay period depending upon the terms of the DOI's telework policy.


As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ) listed below. The ideal candidate will have experience supervising employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent in the private sector or non-governmental organizations.

Applicants who meet all the mandatory executive and technical qualifications will be evaluated by a panel of SES members to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications. This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Total background, including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed. This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required narrative statements for the ECQs and MTQs as described in this vacancy. As such, your narrative statements should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as: directing the work of an organizational unit; ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects; monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance, supervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions.

We recommend that your narrative statements include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope, and complexity of the programs, activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; and the results of actions taken.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) Requirement Documentation
Please limit your written statements to no more than two pages per ECQ , totaling no more than 10 pages addressing all ECQs. Each ECQ must be addressed separately. Applicants
who refer to their resume as a response will not receive consideration.

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. Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves 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 the constructive resolution of conflicts. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building

ECQ 3 - 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. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management

ECQ 5 - 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. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating

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

Additional information on the ECQs is available at

You are exempt from submitting a narrative statement covering the core qualifications listed above if you have completed the SES Candidate Development Program approved by the Office of Personnel Management, or are currently serving under a career SES appointment, or are eligible for reinstatement in the SES. However, you MUST provide separate narrative responses addressing all Mandatory Technical Qualifications listed below.

Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ) Requirement Documentation
Please limit your written statements to no more than two pages per MTQ , totaling no more than 4 pages addressing all MTQs. Each MTQ must be addressed separately. Applicants
who refer to their resume as a response will not receive consideration.

MTQ 1 - Demonstrated experience leading the development of an organization's policies, goals, and objectives, and ability to develop and execute strategies to achieve them in accordance with priorities determined by leadership through strategic planning.

MTQ 2 - Demonstrated ability to foster a top-performing workplace, cultivating collaboration, diversity, and professionalism.


There is no substitution of education for experience at this level.

Additional information

Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the Human Resources Office.
  • The incumbent works irregular, unscheduled, and overtime duty and has responsibility for recognizing, without supervision, circumstances that require remaining on duty. Incumbents must be prepared to return to duty upon being summoned irrespective of a holiday or off-time considerations.
  • This position is critical-sensitive and requires a Top Secret Clearance. The occupant of this position is subject to additional suitability for security purposes. Appointment to and retention of this position is subject to satisfactory clearance and issuance of Top Secret security clearance.
  • The occupant of this position is subject to adherence to conflict of interest provisions for the Department of the Interior, Office of Inspector General.
  • Selectee must meet the initial agency suitability determination (i.e. local police checks, review of past employment data, review of Query National information Center report, results of special agency check, etc.) before a final offer can be made.
  • Applicants are ineligible for this position if convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence unless such conviction was expunged, set aside, or the applicant received a pardon.
  • SES positions are not subject to veterans' preference; however, the OIG considers and values such experience.

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