Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit

Washington, D.C
Jan 13, 2022
Jan 21, 2022
Audit and Tax
Full Time

- Participates fully with the Assistant Inspector General for Audit in planning, directing, and administering the OIG audit program for the Department of Labor and in formulating, developing, and communicating the Department's overall audit policies, standards, and procedures.

- Exercises direct control over all assigned regional and national Audit Offices to the extent necessary to ensure effective execution of the Department's audit program. Directs the implementation of approved plans, programs, objectives, and goals and monitors their progress.

- Identifies and resolves audit program planning, coordination and management issues. Ensures adherence to policies and directives and establishes new policies as required. Solves problems that have policy implications or involve commitment of resources.

- Represents the Assistant Inspector General for Audit at meetings with Congress, high level Departmental officials, other Federal Agency officials, and private industry officials. Maintains liaison with GAO, OMB, and other Federal Agencies to solve complex management or technical problems.

- Coordinates activities of regional and national Audit Offices and other Inspector General offices in developing audit program goals and objectives for conformance with program goals and the overall management philosophy developed by the Assistant Inspector General for Audit and the Inspector General.

- Reviews and approves or makes recommendations to the Assistant Inspector General for Audit on organizational and administrative management matters including human resources, IT, contractor support and financial management for the Office of Audit.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must complete 1 year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements annually & entry on duty.
  • Must meet Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications.
  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen
  • Requires a valid drivers license.
  • Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level.

You may not be aware, but in the regulations for agency ethics programs, there are requirements for supervisors. Section 2638.103 of Title 5 of the CFR states:

Every supervisor in the executive branch has a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. It is imperative that supervisors serve as models of ethical behavior for subordinates. Supervisors have a responsibility to help ensure that subordinates are aware of their ethical obligations under the Standards of Conduct and that subordinates know how to contact agency ethics officials. Supervisors are also responsible for working with agency ethics officials to help resolve conflicts of interests and enforce government ethics laws and regulations, including those requiring certain employees to file financial disclosure reports. In addition, supervisors are responsible, when requested, for assisting agency ethics officials in evaluating potential conflicts of interest and identifying positions subject to financial disclosure requirements.

Notification Concerning COVID-19 Vaccinations. As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal executive branch 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 documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021, or before appointment or onboarding with the agency (if later than November 22, 2021). The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.

Due to COVID-19, the 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. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report, within 30 days, to the duty station offered to you in your offer letter. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework under the terms of the Agency's telework policy.


You will be evaluated based on your experience and your responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, your application will be rated ineligible.

Current/Former Career SES or SES Candidate Development graduates who have been certified by OPM must provide a narrative response to address each of the MTQ's, but need not address the ECQs. You must submit a Standard Form 50 that documents your SES Career appointment or a copy of your OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program certificate.

Candidates must clearly describe progressively extensive leadership experience indicative of senior executive level management capability. You must have experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular subject-matter knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the described duties. Typically, we would find this experience in work within the field or a field that is closely related.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications, legal, and regulatory requirements of the position by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.)

To qualify for this position, all applicants must write a narrative detailing accomplishments that would satisfy each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ). You must address each ECQ and MTQ in separate documents. Each document MUST be uploaded under the applicable document type. If you fail to do so, your application will be rated ineligible.

NOTE: Current/Former Career SES or SES Candidate Development graduates who have been certified by OPM DO NOT need to provide ECQ responses.

In writing your responses to the ECQs, your narrative must address each ECQ separately. Each ECQ should contain at least two examples describing your experiences and accomplishments/results. Responses to ECQs must not exceed 10 pages. For additional guidance, applicants may visit the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Qualifications . Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.


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.

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 constructive resolution of conflicts.

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.

4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

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.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): In writing your narrative responses to the MTQs, please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc. APPLICANTS SHOULD LIMIT THEIR RESPONSES TO ONE (1) SINGLE SPACED PAGE PER EACH MTQ WITH THE FONT SIZE NO SMALLER THAN POINT 12. It is recommended that applicants draft their MTQs in a Word document first, then cut and paste into the spaces provided following each MTQ to ensure length requirements.

1. Broad knowledge, experience, and a record of accomplishment with respect to the formulation, management, and administration of a diverse audit plan within a large organization, which includes audits of major agency programs to assess program performance and financial compliance; and audits of grants and contracts.

2. Experience conveying, justifying and or defending both orally and in writing highly sensitive or technical audit findings and recommendations to senior management, senior government officials, members of a legislative body, or appropriate judicial authority.

Relocation incentive MAY be offered.

Recruitment incentive MAY be offered.

Permanent Change of Station funds (PCS) WILL NOT be offered.

Veterans preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.


All applicants must meet the education and technical /management experience requirements indicated below by the closing date of the announcement.

This position has a positive education requirement:

A. Degree: accounting, auditing; or a degree including auditing courses in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.


B. Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
  • Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
  • A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
  • Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

  • Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

    If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

    Additional information

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    The Department of Labor does not make unfavorable hiring decisions on the basis of an applicant's previous or current unemployment, or the fact that an applicant has experienced financial difficulty through no fault of his/her own and has undertaken good faith efforts to meet his/her financial obligations. Consideration is given to financial status in relation to appointments only where required by law, regulation, or Executive Order.