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    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) offers you the opportunity to become a part of one of the most challenging and important missions facing the country today. The OIG ensures that all DHS programs and operations are carried out in the most effective, efficient and economical manner by conducting independent audits, inspections and evaluations, and investigations. In our dynamic environment, you will work with special agents, attorneys, auditors, program analysts and IT experts to deter, identify, and address fraud, abuse, mismanagement, and waste of taxpayer funds invested in homeland security.

    This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a cadre of senior government leaders who possess a diverse portfolio of experience and expertise required to lead across organizations. This cadre of dedicated executives is charged with providing strategic leadership and upholding a commitment to public service that transcends loyalty to a specific agency mission or individual profession. As an SES member, you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the Federal Government and lead the next generation of public servants.

    The Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, Field Operations Division (DAIGI-FOD), under the direction of the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (INV), is responsible for planning, directing and supervising all DHS OIG criminal, civil, and administrative investigative activities. The DAIGI-FOD is responsible for the operational and functional development, implementation, and supervision of DHS OIG investigative activities for field operations throughout INV. The DAIGI-FOD initiates and guides the direction, development, and implementation of DHS OIG policies, procedures, and directives involving investigative and operational programs.

    The DAIGI-FOD manages a comprehensive national program of investigations concerning illegal or prohibited activities related to the programs and operations of the DHS. Included are investigations of corruption, civil rights violations, disaster fraud, abuse of position, employee integrity and misconduct, and white-collar crime that impacts the effective and efficient operation of DHS. Investigations frequently are conducted in coordination with the U.S. Department of Justice, and state or local prosecutors, and in cooperation with other federal investigative agencies and state or local law enforcement agencies.

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    The DAIGI-FOD provides critical leadership, guidance, expertise, and insight into the development, planning, and implementation of DHS OIG investigative policies, procedures and programs, which allow the DHS to effectively carry out its mission. Initiates, prepares, and collaborates with the DAIGI-Headquarters Operations Division (HOD), under the guidance of the AIGI, in the development of short and long range planning, forecasting, and execution of mission focused goals that address DHS vulnerabilities and strengthen the Department. Provides guidance, mentorship, and leadership to subordinate personnel and resolves operational problems for field personnel. Develops and provides input to the DHS OIG's operating and strategic plans; INV's budget requests and proposals; and hiring plans. Ensures effective management of DHS OIG's criminal, civil, and administrative investigative activities throughout subordinate offices. In accordance with Equal Employment Opportunity standards and agency policies and directives, addresses performance and conduct issues of subordinate staff.

    Serves as DHS OIG's representative in interagency investigative matters; develops and maintains cooperative relationships with key officials of the DHS, OIG community, and federal, state, and local partners. Ensures investigative matters are fully coordinated internally with INV HOD, DHS OIG program offices, and law enforcement partners. Responds to inquiries from agency officials, component partners, and other government units regarding investigative matters.

    Provides input and expertise on the design and modification of, and training program for INV's case management system. Ensures subordinate personnel properly and in accordance with policies and directives, submit accurate and timely information to the case management system. In partnership with DAIGI-HOD, and for presentation to the AIGI, contributes, develops, and institutes INV's training programs. Manages, presents, and coordinates INV's external training programs.

    In performing these duties, the incumbent coordinates program activities with the leadership from Audits, Inspections and Evaluations, IT Audits, Management, External Affairs and other program offices. Collaborates with DHS OIG program offices in the development of inspections and reviews that add value to the agency. The DAIGI-FOD should have an in-depth knowledge of OIG functions and related policies, procedures, and programs.
    Position Location-To Be Determined

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This job may require up to 50% travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1811 Criminal Investigation

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
    • Designated and/or Random Drug Test is required.
    • Background Investigation, Credit Check, and Security Clearance is required.
    • Initial and annual Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) is required.
    • Able to obtain and maintain Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
    • Must serve one-year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
    • No Relocation Authorized.
    • A complete application package is required. See HOW TO APPLY for details.


    To be qualified for this position, your résumé must reflect experience in a managerial capacity with responsibility for providing supervisory direction to a large and diverse organization responsible for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations on a national level and preventing and detecting fraud and abuse in such programs and operations. This experience must be evidenced by sophisticated analytical skills, superior written and oral communication skills, good judgment, and experience in interacting with government and non-government officials. Typically, experience of this nature is 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 nongovernmental organizations. At this level, you would 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 leadership functions. You must demonstrate in your résumé, significant achievements, increasing levels of responsibility as a manager, and a solid record of successful professional performance.

    Age Requirement: Applicants are subject to the maximum entry age into law enforcement positions with this agency, which is the date immediately preceding an individual's 37th birthday. This age restriction may not apply to those who have previously served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement position covered by special hazardous duty retirement provisions.

    Training Requirement: This position requires that you complete or have completed the eight week basic criminal investigator course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA, or an approved equivalent program. Retention in the position is subject to successful completion of the training.

    Firearm Requirement: This position requires you to be authorized to carry a firearm and maintain firearm proficiency. Therefore, it is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment, 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g)(9) and you will be required to verify that you have not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

    Medical Requirement: This position requires you to maintain physical fitness standards set by the agency. Physical stamina, excellent eyesight and hearing, and emotional stability are essential. The duties of positions in the criminal investigator series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather.

    As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), your résumé must show 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 Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below.

    Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Result (C-C-A-R) model outlined in the guide at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf.

    MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualification. You must address each mandatory technical qualification separately. You must limit your narratives to two (2) pages per technical qualification. When uploading your MTQs, choose the supporting Document Type called MTQ.

    MTQ 1: Demonstrated experience, as a criminal investigator (1811) in advising, developing, implementing, and managing investigative policies, procedures, and standard practices for a Federal law enforcement agency.

    MTQ 2: Demonstrated experience, as a criminal investigator (1811), in the administration and management of a federal criminal investigative program that produced sound, compliant, and fact based conclusions for presentation to federal prosecutors or government attorneys.

    MTQ 3: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with high-level Government officials including the highest level of organizational management, representatives of external and interagency committees, and audiences varying widely in background, experience, and level of understanding on matters which may be sensitive, controversial and complex.

    MTQ 4: Demonstrated experience working with or for Inspector General (IG) organizations and comprehending the operation and structure of IG organizations.

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Unless you are currently under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as 'ineligible.' You must limit your narrative to two (2) pages per ECQ. When uploading your ECQs, choose the Supporting Document Type called ECQ.

    ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: 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.

    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.

    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.

    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: 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.

    To view additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements available on the Office of Personnel Management's website please click http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp .

    When responding to the MTQs and ECQs, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the ECQs and MTQs. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of the programs managed and program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.

    Applicants who use "see resume" as a response WILL NOT receive consideration for the position.

    You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date, 06/01/2018, of this announcement.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    The Deputy Assistant Inspector General, Field Operations Division position's location is to be determined. The DHS Office of Inspector General headquarter office is located in Washington, DC.

    Consideration for competitive selection for this position is open to all persons within the area of consideration who meet the basic qualifications.

    Background Investigation, Credit Check & Security Clearance Requirement: This is a special-sensitive position and a Top Secret/SCI clearance is required. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. A credit check will be conducted. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.

    Mobility: Individuals selected for SES positions may be subject to reassignment across geographic, organizational, and functional lines.

    Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by electronic direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    Selective Service: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after 12/31/1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

    VETERAN'S PREFERENCE - Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.

    DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

    If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

    DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Applicants will be evaluated by a Qualifications Review Panel of senior officials. The panel will rate and rank applicants on the basis of the quality and extent of total accomplishments, experience and education. The executive panel will determine the degree to which candidates possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the mandatory technical requirements of the position and the mandatory executive core qualifications requirements. Among the factors the evaluation panel will consider in determining the applicant's relative capacity and fitness for the position are education, training, experience and demonstrated executive level qualifications. The Executive Panel will rate and rank your resume against each mandatory technical qualifications and mandatory executive core qualifications to determine the best qualified candidates.

    Candidates determined to be best qualified will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration for the position.

    To preview questions please https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10196106.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret/SCI

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    Required Documents

    Your application, regardless of the format must describe your job related qualifications pertinent to this position. The announcement number must be entered on the first page of your application. Please submit:

    1. Resume: In addition to your written statements addressing the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications, and other qualifications as applicable, submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications. Applicants typically provide the following information in their résumé:

    • Vacancy announcement number and title of position - OG-18-10196106-SES;
    • Full name, mailing and email addresses, day and evening telephone numbers.
    • Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities attended, as well as the type of degree received.
    • Information about paid and unpaid work experience related to the position, including: title, duties and accomplishments, employers' name and address, duration of employment, and salary (or Grade and Series, if Federal).
    • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments.

    2. MTQ Statement: A narrative statement specifically addressing the mandatory technical qualifications. Each MTQ statement should not exceed two (2) pages.

    3. ECQ Statement: A narrative statement specifically addressing each individual ECQ. In lieu of the narrative statement, current career SES members, reinstatement eligibles, and SES Candidate Development Program graduates must provide the documentation in item #4. ECQs should not exceed ten (10) pages total.

    4. All current and former career SES members must provide an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting their status or reinstatement eligibility and showing your completion of the SES probationary period.

    5. Candidates who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their ECQ certification.

    6. If you are a current or former Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing your position, title, series, grade, and eligibility.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    A complete application package for this vacancy must be received on-line via the USAJOBS web site by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date, 06/01/2018, to receive consideration. A complete application package includes the Resume, your responses to the MTQs, and your responses to the ECQs. To apply, please select 'Apply Online' button at the top of this announcement.

    Please note: your online resume may not be a complete application. Be sure to carefully read this announcement to see if additional information is required and how it should be submitted.

    Applicants who fail to submit all information and documents (i.e., Resume, MTQs and ECQs) WILL NOT receive consideration for this position.

    NOTE: Applications submitted by means other than those described in this vacancy announcement will NOT be considered.

    Agency contact information

    Charlee Bellamy


    Office of Inspector General
    245 Murray Lane SW
    Washington DC, DC 20528
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    Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Investigations (INV) is responsible for investigating and bringing to the appropriate criminal, civil, and administrative justice system those individuals and organizations involved in criminal or civil wrongdoing or administrative misconduct relating to personnel, programs, or operations of the DHS.

    This Deputy Assistant Inspector General, Field Operations Division position's location is to be determined. The DHS Office of Inspector General headquarter office is located in Washington, DC.

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    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications based on the information provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information."

    After making a tentative job offer to the selectee, we will conduct a suitability and security background investigation. You should expect to hear back on the outcome of your application within 90 days of the closing date of the announcement. View more information on applying for federal employment.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

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.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/498254300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.