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    The DOJ OIG is seeking an experienced, highly motivated individual to serve as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General (DAIG) for the Evaluation and Inspections Division (E&I) as a member of the DOJ OIG senior staff, located in the E&I Division in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will possess significant leadership experience in an oversight function. For information on the DOJ OIG and examples of E&I reports, please visit https://oig.justice.gov.

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    The Deputy Assistant Inspector General (DAIG) for E&I Division advises the Inspector General (IG), the Assistant Inspector General (AIG), E&I Division, and senior leadership on evaluations and inspections of internal and external activities of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and provides critical mission-support to the OIG. Some such reviews are undertaken in response to requests by DOJ leadership or congressional oversight committees. The work results in recommendations to DOJ leadership to improve operations. In this capacity, the DAIG:

    • - Serves as the E&I's chief operating officer, providing executive leadership of the day-to-day operations of E&I and oversees the work activities of supervising subordinate managers and a diverse, engaged workforce of program analysts who conduct evaluations and inspections of sensitive DOJ programs that have an impact on national programs and policies.
    • - Serves as the OIG's expert on all matters related to program evaluation activities; participates as a member of the Inspector General's senior staff in discussions; and contributes to decisions about agency policy.
    • - Assists the AIG with coordination of evaluation and inspection matters with internal and external organizations; and interacts with and works effectively with counterparts at DOJ components, the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, and other federal OIGs and agencies.
    • - Ensures ongoing evaluations and inspections are progressing in accordance with their objectives, toward timely resolution, and production of a concise report describing the DOJ OIG's findings and conclusions.
    • - Advises and assists the AIG, IG and senior leadership in preparing timely reports of evaluation and inspections that are thoroughly completed and well-supported; properly, clearly and objectively report OIG findings; and include appropriate recommendations to DOJ and relevant components. Interacts with DOJ component leadership to ensure that OIG recommendations receive attention and implementation.
    The DAIG should possess superior interpersonal and communication skills to ensure effective leadership of the division's staff and productivity of the division. The DAIG should have outstanding writing and editing abilities to ensure high quality, accurate evaluation and inspection reviews and reports that reflect appropriate substance.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0340 Program Management

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship is required.
    • Obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
    • Incumbent will be subject to initial and random drug testing.
    • Annual financial disclosure statement, SF-278 required.
    • One-year SES probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
    • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
    • You must complete the Mandatory Technical Qualifications narrative and the Executive Core Qualifications narrative.


    As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience indicative of senior executive-level management capability. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14 or GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector.

    To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, applicants must demonstrate in resume and narrative statements possession of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) listed in this vacancy. It is recommended that your resume emphasize levels of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, and program accomplishments, and results.

    The recruitment process for this position is the TRADITIONAL METHOD.

    A sample executive-level resume and ECQ narratives are available at: http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf
    Applicants must submit written narratives to each MTQ and ECQ, and should limit narrative statements to one page per MTQ and two pages per ECQ. Applicants who upload the same narratives for each MTQ or ECQ, use "see resume" as a response, or whose narratives extend beyond the required paged limits, jeopardize their chances for further consideration. Failure to meet or fully address each MTQ will eliminate a candidate from further consideration.

    Mandatory Technical Qualification(s)
    1. Demonstrated senior level experience in an oversight function supervising subordinate managers and a diverse workforce conducting programmatic reviews, evaluations, inspections, audits, or reviews of an organization's internal and external activities according to professional standards (such as the Government Accountability Office's Government Auditing Standards and/or the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency's Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation). Demonstrated skills in reviewing work products, assessing organizational efficiency and effectiveness, and implementing procedures to improve organizational performance.
    2. Substantial demonstrated ability to analyze, plan, organize, direct, and adjust the functions, as needed; and to supervise, mentor, motivate, and appraise a diverse staff of an organization through subordinate supervisions to meet the program requirements objectives timely and within budget.
    3. Advanced interpersonal skills with demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to communication with a diverse workforce, and the ability to represent the organization in formal and informal interactions with high-level internal and external stakeholders. Demonstrated executive level oral and written communication skills.

    Executive Core Qualifications - Mandatory

    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. Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, and Vision.

    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. Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and 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. Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and Technical Credibility.

    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management.

    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. Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, and Influencing/Negotiating.

    Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp

    NOTE: ECQ narratives are required for all applicants unless any of the following conditions are met:
    • You are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment (Department of Defense DISESs and DISLs, and Intelligence Community SES are typically not OPM QRB certified and are therefore required to submit ECQs. If your SF-50 shows a code 3 on block 34, you must address the ECQs or provide proof of OPM certification),
    • You are eligible for career reinstatement into the SES, or
    • You have successfully completed an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.
    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES. SES members are excluded from premium pay provisions of 5 USC Chapter 55 Subchapter V, such as overtime pay, compensatory time off, Sunday premium pay, holiday premium pay, etc.

    Relocation expenses may be reimbursed in accordance with agency policy.

    A one-year SES probationary period is required unless excepted by regulation.

    Government-issued charge card for business-related travel must be obtained and maintained.

    Drug Testing: This job has been identified as "testing designated" under our Drug-Free Workplace Program. Therefore, you must satisfactorily complete a drug test prior to being hired. The agency will schedule, provide and pay for the drug test. Once on board, you will be subject to random drug testing.

    Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers made to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Noncareer 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 Noncareer SES employee, please indicate this in your resume. Serving in a Schedule A, Schedule C, or Noncareer SES appointment WILL NOT eliminate you from consideration.

    Male applicants 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 in this agency.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Applicants will be evaluated on the quality and extent of total accomplishments, experience, and demonstrated executive-level qualifications. An SES Executive Resources Board (ERB) will rate and rank applications to determine the best qualified candidates. The ERB will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority where final interviews and reference checks may occur. Unless you have already been certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB before appointment can occur.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness, National security

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    Required Documents

    • Executive-level resume - Insufficient information limits your ability for further consideration
    • MTQ Narrative Statements - One-page limit per MTQ
    • ECQ Narrative Statements - Two page limit per ECQ (except current or reinstatement-eligible career SES members, and SES-CDP graduates)
    • SF-50 - Documentation to support Civil Service eligibility status
    • SES-CDP certificate, as applicable

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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

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 12/16/2020 to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to upload your resume and other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must upload your resume and other supporting documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be considered incomplete.
    Applicants are responsible for ensuring responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), 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. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    Agency contact information

    Taylor Hunt-Sowders


    Evaluations and Inspections
    950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20530
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    Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of the Inspector General (OIG)!

    The OIG is an independent entity within the DOJ that performs audits, evaluations, investigations and special reviews of the personnel and programs of DOJ components, contractors, and grant recipients. The OIG's mission is to detect and deter fraud, waste, abuse and misconduct in the DOJ and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of DOJ operations. For more information on the OIG, please visit our website at oig.justice.gov.

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    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. An SES rating and ranking panel will review applications to determine the highly qualified candidates. An Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority where final interviews and reference checks may occur. Unless you have already been certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB, in addition to successfully completing a suitability/security background investigation before appointment can occur.

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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 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/585596900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.