Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit (Program Audits and Evaluations)

Woodlawn, Maryland
Jan 14, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
Full Time

As the DAIGA (Program Audits and Evaluations), the incumbent:
  • Serves as an advisor and participates fully with the AIGA in the development and direction of the nationwide audit program, which is designed to effectively respond to the interests and needs of the IG in carrying out the mission and functions of OIG. Such participation includes the development of audit plans, policies, procedures and short and long term goals, and assessment and formulation of budget requirements to accomplish program plans and goals;
  • Provides day-to-day technical guidance and direction to approved audits and evaluations of SSA's program audits and other program activities within assigned Headquarters and Field Offices, including developing audit and evaluation ideas, determining the most effective and efficient approach to be followed in the performance of the audits and evaluations, and monitoring progress to ensure timely completion of the audits and evaluations;
  • Serves as an alter-ego to the AIGA in the management of the OA, when designated, and initiates action, as appropriate, to continually improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the OA through the use of new auditing, business or technological measures, processes, techniques or strategies;
  • Ensures, within assigned Headquarters and Field Offices, the audits and evaluations are pursued, documented and finalized in accordance with the applicable standards, including the General Accountability Office (GAO) Yellow Book standards and other Federal accounting and auditing guidelines, auditing and evaluation guidelines established by the Office of Management and Budget, the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), and applicable standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), or other recognized professional associations;
  • Reviews existing and proposed legislation or regulations and policies to determine the effect on the efficiency and effectiveness of OIG audit programs, and makes recommendations, as appropriate;
  • Works collaboratively with other OIG components, including the Office of Investigations, to ensure efficient and effective OIG operations, and to complete cross-component investigations, reviews or projects;
  • Represents the AIGA or OIG at meetings with, and provides summaries of findings and activities for Congress, CIGIE, high-level SSA or other Federal agency officials, private industry, or media;
  • Prepares and presents sensitive and confidential briefing documents or testimony for congressional hearings or investigations, or judicial or administrative proceedings regarding OIG programs and operations, including the OIG budget, planned work or funding initiatives.


Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is required.

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. See Additional Information section.

In order to be considered minimally qualified for this position, candidates must have had responsible professional experience at a senior level (equivalent to the GS-15 in either the General Schedule (GS) or a comparable pay plan).


As a basic requirement, applicants MUST demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualifications. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.

You must clearly show that you possess the experience and leadership competencies to perform the duties of an executive. To be considered for this position, all applicants must address each of the Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualifications (MTQ), and the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) listed below in the application documents you submit. Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or have successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program approved by OPM and been certified by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Your examples should be clear and concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.

Each MTQ and ECQ must be addressed separately and submitted with your application. Please refer to the OPM Guide to SES Executive Core Qualifications ( ) for guidance on how to describe your executive qualifications.


Narrative Statements for the ECQs must not exceed 10 pages ; additional pages will not be considered. This document MUST be submitted using the "Executive Core Qualifications" document type.
  • ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: You must have demonstrated an 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: You must demonstrate 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.
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 ECQ involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resource strategically.
Leadership Competencies : Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management
    ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This ECQ 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, and Public Service Motivation.


No more than two (2) pages per MTQ is allowed; additional information will not be considered. This document MUST be submitted using the "Mandatory Technical Qualification" document type.

1. Demonstrated experience leading the development and execution of an annual audit work plan. Experience must include:
  • taking a risk-based approach to identifying program areas or issues where audit coverage is needed;
  • developing audit objectives, scope, and methodology; and
  • identifying and assigning audit resources.

  • 2. Demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of Government Accountability Office's Government Auditing Standards demonstrated through substantive performance auditing experience in an Office of Inspector General (OIG). Experience must include leading teams of OIG auditors in planning, conducting, and reporting on a variety of performance audits of a Federal agency's programs and operations in accordance with Government Auditing Standards.

    **Note for Current and/or Former Political Appointees: 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 within your application package.


    Qualified applicants must provide evidence of meeting the following Individual Occupational Requirement for the 0511 job series

    A. Degree: auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration or accounting.


    B. Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in Performance Auditing, or an equivalent combination of performance auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional auditing knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
  • A certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor or a Certified Public Accountant, obtained through written examination; or
  • Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in auditing or accounting, e.g., 15 semester hours.

  • NOTE: Transcripts and/or certifications are required to substantiate possession of the claimed education or certification. Please upload using the "Transcript" Document Type.

    Additional information

    (1) The selectee for this position will be subject to an appropriate security investigation, including fingerprinting and periodic future reinvestigation(s).
    (2) Veteran's preference is not applicable to the SES.
    (3) This position is covered under the post-employment restrictions of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (PL 95-521). This law also requires the selectee to file an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (Standard Form 278) within 30 days of appointment.
    (4) Selectee must serve a one-year probationary period unless s/he previously completed one in the Senior Executive Service.
    (5) Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must be registered with the Selective Service System before they can be employed by an executive agency of the Federal government. This requirement does not apply to Agency employees appointed before November 8, 1985.
    (6) This position may be a Testing Designated Position. The selectee will be notified if they are required to submit to a pre-employment urinalysis drug screening within 48 hours of notification. After appointment, the selectee will then be subject to future random drug screening.

    All application materials are subject to the provisions of the privacy act and become property of SSA.

    COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees must 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 vaccination shortly after appointment or onboarding with SSA. At the time of selection, SSA will provide additional information regarding what documentation you must provide and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.

    The Social Security Administration provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be granted on a case-by-case basis.

    The Social Security Administration provides equal opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, disability, or conduct not adversely affecting employee performance.