Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigation

Washington, D.C
Jan 16, 2022
Jan 21, 2022
Full Time

As a Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, you will:
  • Prioritize the broad spectrum of allegations referred to the Assistant Inspector General for Investigation, in light of applicable laws, regulations and judicial opinions to determine that extent and depth are of such national importance as to warrant the allocation of investigative resources and or whether there may be potential for civil or administrative action.
  • Evaluate operational implications of proposed legislation and regulations relating to Department programs.
  • Share management responsibility for all initiatives of the Immediate Office of the AIGI, Headquarters Operations, and Regional Offices of Investigation with the Assistant Inspector General for Investigation (AIGI) on a daily basis.
  • Provide technical advice relating to investigation matters and keep the Inspector General and appropriate HUD officials informed of the results of ongoing investigation activities.
  • Develop and recommend new or revised investigation programs to allow the Department to effectively carry out its mission and meet national policy objectives.


Conditions of Employment

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.
  • As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement ( e.g. , telework, remote work, etc. ), subject to such exemptions as required by law. If selected for this position, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021. If you are scheduled to onboard after November 22, 2021, before appointment or onboarding you will be required to provide a copy of documentation/proof of vaccination prior to receiving a final job offer. We will provide information on how to request a legally required exemption from this requirement, if applicable.
    Acceptable forms of proof include:
    • A copy of the record of immunization from a health care provider or pharmacy;
    • A copy of the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (CDC Form MLS-319813_r, published on September 3, 2020);
    • A copy of medical records documenting the vaccination;
    • A copy of immunization records from a public health or state immunization information system; or
    • A copy of any other official documentation containing: Type of vaccine administered; Number of doses received; Date(s) of administration; and Name of the health care professional(s) or clinic site(s) administering the vaccine(s).

    If you fail to provide satisfactory proof of vaccination or to establish entitlement to an exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with HUDIG.


    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Age Restriction: The date immediately preceding an individual's 37th birthday is the maximum entry age for original appointment to a law enforcement officer position. This requirement does not apply to a) Preference-eligible veterans; OR b) Individuals who are 37 years of age or older and have previously served in law enforcement officer positions that were covered by a special law enforcement retirement plan.


    Medical Requirements: The duties of positions in this series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.

    Guidance on Addressing the ECQs and MTQs: Use your overall set of professional and volunteer experiences, education
    and training, accomplishments, awards and potential in describing your ECQs and MTQs. Be clear and concise, using
    examples that demonstrate the scope and quality of your experiences, accomplishments, and/or potential relevant to each
    ECQ and MTQ.


    IMPORTANT: Structure your ECQ statements in terms of actions you have taken, the context or environment in which the
    action was taken and the outcome or results of those actions (Challenge - Context - Action - Result (C-C-A-R) Model). For
    further information and tips on writing effective narrative statements, see OPM's publication 'A Guide to SES Qualifications'
    available on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website at: Please be
    advised that the individual selected for this position will likely require certification by a Qualifications Review Board
    conducted by OPM, prior to receiving the SES appointment.

    Each of 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. The essay competencies address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Your responses are
    required for each of these ECQs, unless you have had your ECQs previously certified by an Office of Personnel
    Management Qualifications Review Board (QRB) for the Senior Executive Service (SES).

    If you are already certified by OPM's QRB, submit proof such as a copy of the certification or an SF-50 showing SES
    Career Status.

    If you need to submit additional information please upload the information into the correct category.

    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 and Innovation - Develops new insights into
    situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or
    cutting edge programs/processes. External Awareness - Understands and keeps up-to-date on local, national, and
    international policies and trends that affect the organization and shape stakeholders' views; is aware of the organization's
    impact on the external environment. Flexibility - Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information,
    changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Resilience - Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and
    persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Strategic Thinking - Formulates objectives and priorities,
    and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on
    opportunities and manages risks. Vision - Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst
    for organizational change. Influences others to translate vision into action.

    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 constructive resolution of conflicts. Conflict Management -
    Encourages creative tension and differences of opinions. Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive
    confrontations. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner. Leveraging Diversity -
    Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision
    and mission of the organization. Developing Others - Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the
    organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.
    Team Building - Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team
    members to accomplish group goals.

    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. Accountability - Holds self and others accountable for measurable
    high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts
    responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules. Customer Service - Anticipates and
    meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to
    continuous improvement. Decisiveness - Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited
    or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions. Entrepreneurship -
    Positions the organization for future success by identifying new opportunities; builds the organization by developing or
    improving products or services. Takes calculated risks to accomplish organizational objectives. Problem Solving -
    Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative
    solutions; makes recommendations. Technical Credibility - Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures,
    requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.


    ECQ 4: BUSINESS ACUMEN - This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information
    resources strategically. Financial Management - Understands the organization's financial processes. Prepares, justifies,
    and administers the program budget. Oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors
    expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities. Human Capital Management - Builds and manages workforce
    based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures that employees are appropriately
    recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded; takes action to address performance problems. Manages a multi-sector
    workforce and a variety of work situations. Technology Management - Keeps up-to-date on technological developments.
    Makes effective use of technology to achieve results. Ensures access to and security of technology systems.

    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. Partnering - Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates
    across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals. Political Savvy - Identifies the internal and
    external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts
    accordingly. Influencing/Negotiating - Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from
    others to obtain information and accomplish goals.

    ***Each of the following essay competencies address the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). Your responses are required for each of these MTQs.***

    MTQ 1-Demonstrated executive level investigative experience leading, directing, and monitoring a comprehensive Federal
    criminal or administrative investigative program in an Inspector General or law enforcement organization, involving broad
    and complex issues of fraud, waste, abuse, or misconduct through a large geographically dispersed professional

    MTQ 2-Demonstrated experience applying a broad range of Federal laws including, but not limited to, the Inspector General
    Act, as amended, civil and criminal law, confidentiality provisions and whistleblower protection guidelines; Attorney
    General Guidelines for law enforcement, administrative, federal personnel, procurement and appropriations laws; Federal
    criminal law, Federal rules of criminal procedures, the rules of evidence and search and seizure.

    MTQ 3-Demonstrated experience participating as a representative of an agency in conferences and negotiations with HUD and/or Federal department officials at all levels, representatives of the Office of Inspectors General, the General Accountability Office, Office of Management and Budget, Congress and other groups on critical criminal, civil and administrative activities.

    MTQ 4-Demonstrated experience managing human, financial and information resources strategically, including bringing
    about strategic change both within and outside an organization to meet organizational goals.

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

    Additional information

    Other Information:
    • This position has been designated as a Career Reserved position and will be filled on a career basis. Office of Personnel Management approval and a probationary period will be required for any applicant who does not have Senior Executive Service (SES) career status.
    • OPM Certification: An initial appointment to an SES position is contingent on approval from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully completed an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.
    • Veterans' Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.
    • Executive Branch agencies are prohibited by law from accepting or considering political recommendations and are required to return any political recommendations to the sender.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay.
    • The HUD OIG has contracted with the Treasury's Bureau of Fiscal Service (BFS) to provide certain personnel services to its organization. BFS's responsibilities include advertising the vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed) in the Senior Executive Service (SES) under career status.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
    • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.
    • Successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Have and maintain a reputation of integrity, reliability, trustworthiness, impartiality, and good judgment.
    • Top Secret - Background Investigation will be required.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • Be willing to travel.
    • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    • Satisfactorily complete the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Criminal Investigator Training Program, or its equivalent.
    • Carry a firearm, maintain firearms proficiency, and conduct full law enforcement activities. Any person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence may not be hired [Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(9)].
    • Be willing to work irregular unscheduled hours and under hazardous conditions.
    • Be willing to relocate at the direction of management.
    • Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
    • Possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
    • Must adhere to agency health requirements, including, but not limited to: (1) must report Covid-19 vaccination status when requested; and (2) must comply with agency's Covid-19 testing and vaccination requirements, if any, or qualify for and receive a valid exemption.