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Job Title:  Assistant Inspector General for Evaluation and Inspections
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Justice, Office of the Inspector General
Job Announcement Number:  2013-OIG-SES-01

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
Monday, April 01, 2013 to Monday, April 22, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States
Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals.



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 Assistant Inspector General (AIG) for the Evaluation and Inspections (E&I) Division is responsible for developing, directing, and carrying out a broad comprehensive program of evaluations, inspections, investigations and programmatic reviews of internal and external activities over which the Department of Justice has jurisdiction. These reviews are often undertaken at the request of the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, or Congressional Committees. Much of the work results in recommendations to decision-makers to streamline operations, reduce unnecessary regulations, and minimize inefficient and ineffective procedures. Recent reviews examined how Department components contact job applicants’ references to evaluate their past performance when making hiring decisions, and whether component policies exist to guide reference check practices, International Prisoner Transfer Program for foreign national inmates, BOP’s process on how it screens correctional officers when making hiring determinations, the FBI’s Integrity and Compliance Program, and how DEA’s El Paso Intelligence Center provides federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies intelligence information. For more information on the OIG and examples of E&I reports, please visit our website at



  • 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 DOJ/OIG is seeking a highly motivated individual with a record of strong performance and integrity to lead the Evaluation and Inspections (E&I) Division. The ideal candidate will possess proven investigative expertise, coupled with knowledge of pertinent laws/regulations as well as an understanding of civil remedies and expertise in program reviews and evaluations.

The AIG serves as the principal advisor to the Inspector General (IG) on all matters related to program and evaluation activities and is responsible for executive leadership of the division, managing a diverse workforce, coordinating evaluation and inspection matters with internal and external organizations, and identifying and integrating key issues affecting the organization including political, social, economic, technological and administrative factors impacting on the evaluation and inspections program.

Administers a program that reviews and approves all reports of evaluation and inspections to ensure findings are properly, clearly and objectively reported, that appropriate recommendations are made to component heads and promised corrective action is completed. Oversees a varied work product that is tailored to the assignment and subject matter.

Establishes criteria, in accordance with generally accepted evaluation and inspections principles and techniques, for the documentation and reporting of the results of all evaluation and inspections. Ensures that all reports and products are well written, accurate, reflect appropriate substance and timeliness in issuance. Possesses superior written communication skills to ensure high productivity and timeliness in program reviews and evaluations.

Directs the effective implementation of strategic planning for the division with responsibility for the management of human resources, information technology, budget, and equipment.

Provides executive leadership and direction for a full range of evaluation activities. Serves as a technical expert for a wide variety of broad management, program, or operational assignments requiring integrated analysis of a number of different functional areas. Directs and manages the progress of evaluations of extreme sensitivity and that have an impact on national programs and policies.
Formulates and recommends OIG positions on relevant proposed or new legislation. 

Works with and through DOJ policy making and implementation structures and procedures to shape, formulate and recommend substantial and significant evaluation and inspections policies. 

Interacts with the Inspector General, other components of the DOJ, the legislative committee of the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency, and other federal OIG’s. 


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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 addresses in a separate narrative statement not-to-exceed one page for each MTQ.

1. Substantial, demonstrated experience in developing, directing, and carrying out broad comprehensive programmatic reviews or investigations of internal and external activities including reviewing work products and assessing organizational efficiency and effectiveness and implementing procedures to improve organizational performance.
2. Advanced interpersonal and communication skills – including strong writing skills - that have contributed to the successful execution of organizational missions, programs, and projects.
3. Demonstrated ability to coordinate program efforts with other internal and external offices, represent the organization to key individuals and groups outside the immediate work unit, as well as serve as spokesperson for the organization.
4. Demonstrated and proven investigative expertise with an in-depth knowledge of investigative processes.

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.
Veterans 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
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  Kimberly Broden, HR Specialist, 202-305-9753.

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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Complete applications may be submitted by e-mail to, by mail or hand delivered to 1425 New York Avenue NW Suite 7000 (ATTN: Human Resources), Washington, D.C. 20530. Please note that ALL applications MUST be received by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. For applications submitted via e-mail, please ensure that the vacancy announcement number and title 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.


You must submit the following information by the closing date of this vacancy announcement:
• 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 MTQ. 
• 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.



Kimberly Broden
Phone: (202)616-4501
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 most highly 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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