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Job Title:  Deputy Assistant Inspector General
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Justice, Office of the Inspector General
Job Announcement Number:  OIG-2013-SES-02

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year
Friday, February 08, 2013 to Friday, March 08, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States
Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens



The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is one of the premier federal inspector general offices with a prestigious team of professionals. The OIG performs audits, evaluations, investigations and special reviews of the personnel and programs of the DOJ components. The Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations is responsible for executive leadership, direction, planning and conducting investigations relating to alleged or suspected violations of criminal laws. The position operates within the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978 and the Inspector General Act Amendment of 1988. The incumbent exercises executive leadership, direction and supervision of over 130 criminal investigators in Headquarters, eight field offices and eight area offices nationwide.




  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Position is subject to initial and random drug testing.
  • Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI Clearance.
  • Position involves some travel.


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The Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations exercises full authority over all personnel assigned to subordinate offices.  In the absence of the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIG/I), the deputy has full authority to exercise direction over the investigation program and is responsible for identifying deficiencies in the investigative program and ensures that they are corrected with optimum investigative results obtained.  This includes identification of problems involving resources or procedures, in some instances where necessary, refers to the AIG/I, the Deputy Inspector General, or the Inspector General, with appropriate recommendations. 
Establishes the day-to-day operations of the Office of the AIG/I and the direction of the Headquarters and Field office staff by ensuring the following responsibilities:
• Assists with workload determinations, preparing budget justifications and recommending priorities for long range planning, managing resources, including the annual travel and overtime budgets and the annual plan to provide appropriate investigative coverage of the Department programs.

• Keeping the AIG/I informed on significant investigative findings and establishes controls to insure that appropriate follow-up action is taken. 

• Coordinates the development of investigative polices to continuously improve investigative techniques and the coverage, quality, and effectiveness of investigative reports.  The incumbent will also be responsible for promoting the OIG commitment to workforce diversity.

• Serves as a senior advisor to the AIG/I, the Deputy Inspector General, and the Inspector General and provides leadership in ensuring the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of Departmental programs.  The incumbent will represent the OIG with Department and other federal, state and local officials and with congressional staff.

• Interacts with the Inspector General, other components of the DOJ, the Investigative Committee of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, and other federal OIGs.

• Assists in providing professional investigative advice and assistance to OIG components and Departmental organizations.  Works with and through the Department policy making and implementation structure and procedures to shape, formulate and recommend substantial and significant investigative policies.


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All applicants must meet the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs).




Applications directing the reader to search within the application to "See Resume" are considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Failure to submit a narrative statement or address any of the mandatory ECQs and/or MTQs is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. As a result, you will be rated as "INELIGIBLE".
You will be evaluated based on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, education and training. You must submit a separate narrative statement addressing each of the ECQs and all applicants must submit a narrative statement addressing the MTQs; limit your responses to no more than one page for each ECQ and MTQ.  Statements must provide examples of your experience, education, training, and accomplishments which are relevant to the qualification.  For examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements, you are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications:  


Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the ECQs but must address all mandatory MTQs.


Statements must provide examples of your experience, education, training, and accomplishments which are relevant to the qualification.  For examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements, you are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications:


In addition to the mandatory ECQs qualified candidates must possess the following technical qualifications.  Possession of these technical qualifications must be clearly documented in your application and should be addressed in a separate narrative statement not-to-exceed one page for each MTQ. 

1. Demonstrated experience managing, developing, directing, and carrying out broad criminal investigations and investigative matters (internally and externally) relating to alleged or suspected violations of criminal laws focused on corruption, fraud, waste and abuse. Experience as a Criminal Investigator and supervisor of criminal investigations or an equivalent position with experience with complex financial and white collar crime investigations and supervision of those investigations.

You will be further evaluated on the following Executive Core Qualifications: 


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. 

Leadership Competencies:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Flexibility
Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
4. Resilience
Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.
5. 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.
6. 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. 

Leadership Competencies:
1. 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.
2. Leveraging Diversity
Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.
3. 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.
4. 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. 

Leadership Competencies:
1. 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.
2. Customer Service
Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Problem Solving
Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.
6. 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.

Leadership Competencies:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.

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

Fundamental Competencies: These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications. These six competencies should be addressed over the course of the applicant’s ECQ narrative statements. 

1. Interpersonal Skills
Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.
2. Oral Communication
Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed.
3. Integrity/Honesty
Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards of ethics.
4. Written Communication
Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.
5. Continual Learning
Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development.
6. Public Service Motivation Shows a commitment to serve the public. Ensures that actions meet public needs; aligns organizational objectives and practices with public interests. 


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The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees


An initial SES career appointee is subject to a one-year SES probationary period.
All newly appointed Career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights and Obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment in the SES.
Before entering on duty you will be required to complete a Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278.  You will need to provide the information annually.
Veteran’s preference is not applicable to the SES.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for non-Department of Justice applicants.
Relocation expenses are authorized in accordance with applicable regulations.
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See
Provisions of Public Law 93-950 and Public Law 100-238 allow the imposition of a maximum age for original appointments to a law enforcement office position within the Federal government.  The date immediately preceding your 37th birthday is the final date of entry.  This age restriction does not apply to those who have previously served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement position covered by Title U.S.C. Section 8336 (c) provisions.
The selectee must be eligible to possess a weapon under the Lautenberg provisions (18 U.S.C. 922 (G) (9).
The selectee must pass a pre-employment medical.
The selectee must pass a pre-employment drug test and this position is subject to random drug-testing for illegal drug use.


Equal Employment Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation: The OIG is an equal opportunity/reasonable accommodation employer. Consistent with applicable law, discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, disability, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, military service, personal favoritism or other non-merit factors is strictly prohibited.

Applicants with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations – such as application materials in an alternate format, a sign language interpreter or assistance attending an interview – should contact Felecia Butler, HR Specialist, 202-307-2232.

See also U.S. Department of Justice Manual and Procedures for Providing Reasonable Accommodation (Oct. 2002),

Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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You must submit the following information by the closing date of this vacancy announcement: Friday, March 08, 2013


• Resume
• A narrative statement specifically addressing the ECQs, not-to exceed one page per ECQ.
• A narrative statement specifically addressing the MTQs, not-to exceed one page per. 
• Your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (which shows career or career-conditional tenure and highest grade achieved in federal service).
• Your most recent Performance Appraisal (if none exists, a statement to that effect).
• Current career SES members and former SES members who have reinstatement eligibility to the career SES must submit an SF-50 showing career SES status.
• OPM-certified SES Candidate Development Program graduates should submit a copy of their Qualifications Review Board (QRB) certificate.


If all application materials are not received by the closing date of the announcement, the applicant will be considered solely on the materials received by the closing date of the announcement.


Complete applications may be submitted by e-mail to, via fax at 202-305-9755 or by mail and/or hand delivered to 1425 New York Avenue NW Suite 7000 (ATTN: Human Resources/Felecia Butler), Washington, D.C. 20530. Please note that applications submitted via the mail MUST be received by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. For applications submitted via e-mail, please ensure that the vacancy announcement number appears in the e-mail subject line, on each page of the documents, or in a cover letter.


Applications mailed using government postage or through an internal federal government mail system will not be considered. The materials you send with your application will not be returned.


False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.



Felicia M. Butler
Phone: (202)307-2232
Agency Information:
1425 New York Ave NW
Suite 7000
Washington, DC


Once your complete application is received we will screen your application to determine your eligibility and qualifications for the SES.  The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome.

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