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    The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) offers potential applicants more than just jobs and professions. A career with the DoD OIG offers those who qualify, an opportunity to serve our Nation and those who are defending it worldwide. This position provides the opportunity to apply the depth and breadth of your experience to strengthening the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of the Department of Defense

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    • The incumbent serves as the principal advisor to the IG, the Principal Deputy Inspector General, and the Chief of Staff on strategic planning, process improvement, and agency-wide program management in support of the mission.
    • The incumbent provides executive-level leadership and direction to subordinate managers in all matters related to strategic planning and products, organizational design and performance, and business process and system improvement.
    • The portfolio includes oversight of initiatives to include the DoD Top Management Challenges, the DoD OIG Annual Oversight Plan, and other relevant strategic documents and projects.
    • Provides executive-level direction and oversight in the development, implementation, modification, and evaluation of the DoD OIG Strategic Plan.
    • Provides executive-level direction and oversight to achieve Government Performance and Results Modernization Act strategic objectives; and the DoD OIG performance measures program.
    • Monitors the federal and DoD strategic environment to ensure that organizational strategic and oversight planning supports and integrates higher-level strategic plans, initiatives, priorities, and policies into all aspects of OIG operations.
    • Provides executive leadership for developing the DoD Top Management Challenges and developing and implementing a robust OIG Annual Planning Process to ensure proper resourcing and alignment of the OIG Annual Oversight Plan.
    • Leads and coordinates policy development and business rules, and establishes processes for implementation of new programs.
    • Synchronizes the annual planning process with performance management, enterprise risk management, budget formulation, and other significant agency planning or policy decisions.
    • Provides executive leadership and direction for, and manages the implementation of, DoD OIG organizational design initiatives and workforce planning.
    • Provides executive leadership for business process and system improvement initiatives for the DoD OIG enterprise.
    • Manages mid and long-range studies and processes pertaining to strategic planning and business process reengineering. Evaluates organizational effectiveness through analysis of data, studies, reports, and briefings.
    • Evaluates organizational structures, business processes, resource requirements, performance measures and evaluation criteria. Develops alternatives and recommendations to the IG, Principal Deputy Inspector General, and Chief of Staff.
    • Develops strategic partnerships within the DoD and the Federal oversight community to further the continuous improvement of DoD OIG business processes and systems.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a US Citizen
    • Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with Department of Defense OIG.
    • Position has been designated as Special Sensitive; incumbent is required to be eligible (and maintain eligibility) for a Top Secret with Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Selected candidate will be subject to a two-year probationary period in the Senior Executive Service unless required probationary period has been served. Selectee may also be subject to a records review prior to being appointed to this position.
    • Selectee will be required to complete and submit an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278, prior to entering the position and annually thereafter.
    • All newly appointed career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights and Obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES.
    • Incumbent may be required to travel both in the Continental United States, as well as overseas locations


    Qualifications include both executive leadership skills and characteristics that are applicable to all SES positions and the technical or program responsibilities specific to this position.

    Eligibility for this position will be based upon a clear demonstration that the applicant has experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out the responsibilities of this position. The best qualified candidates will be distinguished from other applicants by an evaluation panel of subject matter experts referencing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and mandatory technical qualifications (MTQs) listed below. All factors are required, and must be addressed in your application. The mandatory technical qualifications must be met to be rated eligible for the position.

    This position has been evaluated to be a Tier B position under the DoD OIG SES Personnel Management and Compensation System.

    The applicant must provide a separate narrative statement to each of the following technical qualifications which describes fully, but concisely, how his/her experience supports each of the following qualifications. Each technical qualification narrative should not exceed 2 pages. Failure to address these specific qualifications in a separate narrative statement will eliminate you from consideration:

    1. Demonstrated leadership experience in directing the development and implementation of strategic plans and products to fulfill mission requirements and enhance the agency's overall performance.

    2. Demonstrated leadership in conducting program evaluations and utilizing data analysis to improve business processes, programs, and systems and to develop a culture of continuous performance improvement.

    3. Demonstrated leadership in organizational assessment and design and workforce planning to improve agency efficiency and effectiveness.

    The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service, and are in addition to the specific technical factors listed above. To assess the executive experience of each candidate, applicants who are applying for their initial career appointment in the SES must demonstrate, with specific examples, how their experience is relevant to exercising leadership in each of the five competencies. Current or former SES Career employees are not required to address the ECQs (SES Career employees include only those appointed under Title 5 U.S.C. 3393). A concise executive summary must show where and when the qualifications were obtained, the organizational setting in which the experience was acquired, (e.g. organizational size, level, and assigned fiscal resources), and a narrative discussion of the qualifications. The ECQs must not exceed 10 pages.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    4. BUSINESS ACUMEN. The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
    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.

    These ECQs must be addressed in a separate narrative statement. Specific instructions for preparing your statement and definitions of these core qualifications are available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp.

    1. Experience working in a leadership role at a Federal OIG.

    2. Experience working in the Department of Defense at either the Joint Staff or Office of the Secretary of Defense, a DoD Component headquarters, or a Combatant Command headquarters.


    There is no positive education requirement for this position.

    Additional information

    Male applicants born after Dec. 31, 1959 must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service law (see www.sss.gov).

    Actual salary may vary depending on the scope and the complexity of the qualifications and current compensation of the selectee.

    PCS/Relocation expenses, if authorized, will be in accordance with Joint Travel Regulations.

    Veterans' preference does not apply to the SES.

    Military retirees seeking to enter civil service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they are within 180 days following their official date of retirement (5 United States Code 3326.)

    Filling of this position is not subject to the provisions of the DOD Priority Placement Program (PPP).

    The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) promotes inclusion and equality of opportunity, and encourages persons with disabilities to apply for positions at the DoD OIG. If you are an individual with a disability and require an accommodation to engage in the application or interview process, please contact the OIG, Human Resources Specialist listed on the job opportunity announcement.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Applicants will be evaluated based on the quality and extent of their experience, training, and/or education indicated on their resume and responses to the technical and executive qualifications listed above. Resumes will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and best qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a structured interview. The Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the approving authority.

    All applicants are required to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Please provide a well-written ECQ narrative to give readers, executive resources staff, rating and selecting officials, and the Qualification Review Board (QRB) members specific information about your achievements. For more detailed information please click on the following link: http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp

    NOTE: Current Career SES members, Career Senior Executive Reinstatement Eligibles and graduates of OPM certified Candidate Development Program (CDPs) are not required to submit the narrative statement for Executive Core Qualifications.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    National security

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    Required Documents

    1. Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional): You must submit a resume, the format is at the discretion of the applicant. Your resume should also include the following:
    Full name, mailing and email addresses, day and evening telephone numbers (Do not include your SSN or personal photo on your resume)
    Country of citizenship
    Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
    Information about your paid and nonpaid work experiences related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary
    You may also include information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments.
    2. Narrative statement for each Mandatory Technical Qualification (MTQ) not to exceed 2 pages per qualification. In order to receive further consideration for this vacancy, this information must be attached as supporting documentation.
    3. Narrative statement of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), not to exceed 10 pages.
    4. Graduates of an approved SES Candidate Development Program must include a copy of their OPM certification of eligibility (Failure to submit will eliminate you from further consideration).
    5. Current or former SES Career employees, appointed under Title 5 U.S.C. 3393, must include a copy of their SF50 that indicates their SES Career appointment under Title 5 (Failure to submit will eliminate you from further consideration).
    6. Current or former Federal employee must provide a copy of a recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which indicates Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service. NOTE: SF-50 not required for current DoD OIG employees. DOD employees can access their SF-50 at: My Biz
    7. Most recent performance appraisal.

    *You are highly encouraged to upload/save all your documents in your USAJOBS resume builder account: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login. You only have to upload/save documents once and you can to apply to jobs quickly at the click of a button.
    *For instructions on how to upload/save documents please review this link: How do I upload/save documents?

    **It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. Missing application information will not be requested.**

    WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on October 24, 2019 or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

    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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    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

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    - Resume
    - MTQ
    - ECQ
    - Performance Appraisal
    - SF-50 (excluding current DoD OIG applicants)

    See required documents below.

    Click 'Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
    1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
    2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
    3. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete

    Agency contact information

    Carly Hall


    4800 Mark Center Drive
    Alexandria, VA 22350
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    Engaged Oversight Professionals Dedicated to Improving the Department of Defense

    If you would like to be a part of a Federal organization dedicated to serving our Nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest. The OIG offers the full range of Federal benefits (see link below) and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements.

    This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a small elite group of top government leaders. SES members possess a diverse portfolio of experiences with strong skills to lead across organizations. As a senior executive, you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation in the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants.

    The Assistant Inspector General (AIG) for Strategic Planning and Performance is located in the Strategy, Planning, and Innovation Office within the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). Our mission is to detect and deter fraud, waste, and abuse in Department of Defense programs and operations; promote the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of the DoD; and help ensure ethical conduct throughout the DoD.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Office of Inspector General, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.


    Next steps

    Our evaluation will be based on the information you provide. You should expect that we will verify performance, suitability and security information and take that information into account in making employment offers. You will be notified of the outcome after final approval of the selectee.
    You will receive emails at various points in the evaluation process to notify you of: 1) receipt of your application; 2) after evaluation by a panel of subject matter experts, whether or not your are referred to the selection official for consideration and possible interview; and 3) the final disposition of your application when recruitment is complete.
    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJobs account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position
    Reasonable Accommodation: 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 the OIG recruiter. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation is made on an individual case basis.
    Equal Employment Opportunity: OIG is an equal opportunity employer. Selections for this position are based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other non-merit based factors.
    Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.
    False Statements: Misrepresentation of your experience or education or otherwise providing false or fraudulent information may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work.

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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 to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/546632300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.