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    Duties

    Summary

    OIG is organized into three line elements: the Offices of Investigations, Audits and Evaluations, and Healthcare Inspections; along with the Office of Contract Review, the Office of Management and Administration and the Office of Special Review. In addition to the Washington, DC, headquarters, OIG has offices located in more than 30 cities throughout the country.

    Recruitment / Relocation Incentive: A recruitment/relocation incentive up to 25 percent may be offered.

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    Responsibilities

    The Assistant Inspector General (AIG) for the Office of Special Reviews has broad responsibility for ensuring the success of the program, exercising executive leadership, management and direction over the Office. Additionally, the incumbent has responsibility for supervising and directing timely, complex, reviews and special projects carried out by Office staff. These reviews and special projects could include working collaboratively with other Directorates.

    The incumbent is responsible for planning, conducting, and supervising reviews and special projects. Duties include prioritizing and directing the work of the Office of Special Reviews that focuses on sensitive and often highly visible matters; demonstrating flexibility and resourcefulness in order to complete multiple and varied assignments on short deadlines; leading an office that identifies high profile issues needing immediate review; organizing direction and management of a comprehensive program of administrative and special reviews and projects, surveys and studies covering all activities and levels of VA in central Office and field stations as well as individuals and organizations having official dealings with VA. The position also requires initiating and developing special studies and reviews based on interests or requests from such sources as Hotline contacts, Congress, or the media.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    00

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    0905 Attorney

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    Current career Senior Executives, QRB-certified graduates of SES candidate development programs, and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility are not required to address the executive core qualifications. They are required to address the technical qualifications. All other applicants are required to address both the executive core qualifications and the technical qualifications.

    Qualifications

    Mandatory Qualifications Requirements: To meet minimum qualifications, applicants must possess the following technical and executive core competencies. These competencies would typically be gained through experience, education, and training that reflects progressive development and achievement in managing a Federal legal program for a nationwide organization. An individual’s total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position.

    A. Technical Professional Competencies – All applicants must include a narrative statement showing how their knowledge and experience relates to the following Technical Professional Competencies (TPCs). The narrative statement should not exceed two pages for each qualification.

    TPC 1: Demonstrated knowledge and experience in planning, directing, and executing multifaceted investigative, analytical, and legal reviews.

    TPC 2: Ability to make sound and reasoned decisions, resolve difficult problems and work effectively in a fast-paced and complex organization.

    TCP 3: Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with Federal criminal and civil laws, rules, regulations, and court decisions.

    B. Executive Core Qualifications – All applicants, unless noted above, must include a narrative statement, not to exceed 10 pages, with no more than two pages for each of the following qualifications:

    1. LEADING CHANGE - 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 - 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 - 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 - Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    5. BUILDING COALITIONS - 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.

    In addressing these mandatory qualifications elaborate on your accomplishments, experience, training, education, and awards, highlighting the problems solved and work objectives met, i.e., the results of your effort and evidence of your success. Do not repeat entries from your narrative work history. More information concerning the executive core qualifications may be obtained on the Internet at: http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf

    Education

    (Attorney-Advisor): Applicants must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.; and (2) be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    Additional information

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    1. Citizenship: The selected applicant must be a United States Citizen or United States National. Proof of citizenship will be required prior to selection.
    2. Drug Testing: All applicants tentatively selected for an SES position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment. After appointment, the selectee will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
    3. Qualifications Approval and Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the SES must have their executive core qualifications approved by the Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.
    4. Mobility: Individuals selected for SES positions may be subject to reassignment across geographic, organizational, and functional lines.
    5. Background Investigation: This position is designated as critical sensitive and requires a background investigation and favorable adjudication for a Top Secret clearance.
    6. Financial Disclosure: Senior Executives are required to comply with the Ethics in Government Act, as amended, which requires the submission of a financial disclosure statement, SF 278, upon assuming an SES position, annually, and upon separation from employment.
    7. Reasonable Accommodation: VA OIG provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis.
    8. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59, and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Noncompetitive Consideration: Current career Senior Executives, QRB certified graduates, graduates of SES candidate development programs, and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility will be considered for noncompetitive appointment.

    All applicants will be evaluated by a panel of senior executives to determine the degree to which they possess the qualifications.


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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Yes

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    Required Documents

    1. A resume that includes:

    • Vacancy announcement number and title of this position
    • Full legal name, mailing address, and country of citizenship
    • For experience, include name of employer, dates of employment, job title, salary, grade level if in the Federal Service, start and end dates, and a description of your duties and responsibilities. You may also include relevant volunteer work. Please indicate if we may contact your present employer.
    • Name, location, and date of colleges attended, and type and date of degree
    • Name of the State or District of Columbia bar to which admitted and date of membership (submit a copy of your bar certificate)
    • Description of training, honors, and awards relevant to the position

    2. Most recent performance appraisal.  

    3. Your narrative statement concerning the mandatory qualifications.

    4. A copy of your law school transcripts. (Official transcripts will be required if selected)

    5. If applying for noncompetitive consideration, please include a copy of Standard Form 50, Notice of Personnel Action, showing appointment to an SES career position. Please note that block 34 must show a 4 (SES Career) to receive non-competitive consideration, all others must submit the ECQ responses.

    6. QRB-certified candidates must also submit proof of certification.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    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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    Benefits

    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.

    The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

    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

    VAOIG has partnered with the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service to provide certain personnel services to its organization. Fiscal Service's responsibilities include advertising vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.

    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

    VAOIG provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

    To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.

    You will be re-directed to VAOIG's CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.

    To complete, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.

    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at

    careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov

    and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.

    Agency contact information

    Applicant Call Center

    Phone

    304-480-7300

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    VAOIGINQUIRIES@fiscal.treasury.gov

    Address

    VETERANS AFFAIRS OIG
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    Parkersburg, West Virginia 26106
    United States
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    The Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) mission is to serve veterans and the public by conducting effective oversight of the programs and operations of the Department of Veterans Affairs through independent audits, inspections, and investigations.

    Next steps

    To check the status of your application for this position, please follow these steps:

    1. Login to your USAJOBS account, select the "Applications" section and click on the vacancy you would like to view and have already applied for.

    2. Under "application status," click "additional application information" and you will be taken to the CareerConnector website where you can check your application status. The "additional application information" link may not be available if your application status says "Unavailable." This indicates that your application is not complete.

    If the "additional application information" link is not available and the vacancy is still open, you can click on the job announcement and "Update Application" to be taken back to the CareerConnector portion of the application.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

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.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

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.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/521272600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.