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Job Title:Assistant Deputy Special Inspector General for Investigations

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP)

Job Announcement Number:13-SIGTAR-031P

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year


Friday, March 22, 2013 to Friday, April 05, 2013




This position is on a full-time work schedule. - This is a permanent appointment.


1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map


U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.


The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) was established at the Department of the Treasury under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. The mission of SIGTARP is to conduct, supervise, and coordinate audits and investigations of the purchase, management, and sale of assets by the Secretary under the TARP. We are looking for people to join our team as we take on our responsibility to oversee this historic program and its participants.


The Assistant Deputy Special Inspector General for Investigations (ADSIG) is specifically responsible for managing investigative operations and programs involving fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement associated with TARP. The ADSIG accomplishes this under the direction and consultation of the Deputy Special Inspector General (DSIG), Investigations Division (ID).


The Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program has the approval to use a dual compensation waiver to appoint reemployed annuitants without a salary off-set.

Key Information:

  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • A recruitment incentive may be offered.
  • Student loan repayment may be offered.
  • We offer opportunities for telework.
  • Law Enforcement Availability Pay compensates for unscheduled duty.
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      As a Assistant Deputy Special Inspector General for Investigations, you will:

      • The ADSIG is responsible for developing and executing an investigative program related to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement concerning operations of TARP. This includes ID investigative activities of allegations of criminal offenses and civil violations by Treasury employees, contractors and vendors, and TARP applicants, grantees and their employees and officials.  Such offenses and violations include, but are not limited to, bribery, embezzlement, wire fraud, abuse of authority, unauthorized disclosure or use of information, false statements, violations of Federal ethics standards, violations of the False Claims Act, and securities fraud.
      • The ADSIG is also responsible for identifying the need for SIGTARP investigative policies and procedures, assisting in their development, and performing quality assurance and oversight to ensure that ID complies with appropriate guidelines and investigative standards. 
      • Identifying and preparing reports on investigative trends across business lines for the DSIG.
      • Integrating investigative resources with SIGTARP's nationwide complaint center, the Hotline, which receives and processes allegations of fraud, waste or abuse.
      • Supervising investigations of allegations of fraud, waste or abuse involving TARP.
      • Ensuring a viable confidential informant program that conforms with all guidelines and maintains appropriate related training for this program.
      • Supervising Special Agents in Charge (SAC) and Assistant Special Agents-in-Charge (ASAC) at all locations, and the investigative resources and operations under their charge.
      • Ensuring the efficient and effective integration of investigative operations with other ID activities, both in the field and at headquarters, and with other divisions and components of SIGTARP.
      • Maintaining effective initiatives and coordination with Offices of Inspectors General and other law enforcement agencies at the national level and across the nation.


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      In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

    • Maximum entry age requirements, physical qualifications, medical qualifications, etc. For positions with a parenthetical title of (OA) for office automation, include the appropriate requirements. AND
    • Individuals selected for Criminal Investigator positions are covered under special law enforcement provisions. This requires that applicants not exceed the maximum age for entry. The date immediately preceding an applicant's 37th birthday is the final date for selection. The age restriction does not apply, providing the appropriate documentation is submitted, if: You are a preference eligible veteran or you have served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement officer (FLEO) position covered by special civil service retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement, and after subtracting these covered time period(s) (years/months) of prior Federal service worked in a primary law enforcement position, you must be less than 37 years of age. The maximum entry age limit was established under the age discrimination prohibitions contained in Section 15 of the Age Discrimination and Employment Act.

      All applicants must exhibit competency in each of the Technical/Professional Competencies (TPCs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below. Eligibility will be based on a clear demonstration that the applicant's training and experience are of the scope, quality and level of responsibility sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this executive position.


      Note: The Technical/Professional Competencies (TPCs) vacancy question in this announcement are mandatory and must be addressed. All Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) vacancy questions are also mandatory UNLESS you are a current member of the career SES, a former career SES member with reinstatement eligibility, or an OPM/QRB certified candidate.


      Your application may be disqualified if you fail to address these requirements.

      Technical Professional Competencies (TPCs) -The TPC questions are mandatory for all applicants.


      TPC 1. Demonstrated executive level experience leading and directing a team in providing highly complex and technical guidance and analytical services to Federal law enforcement officers in an Inspector General or law enforcement organization.

      TPC 2: Knowledge of and ability to apply a broad range of Federal laws including, but not limited to, the Inspector General Act, as amended, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1993; securities and other financial related laws, criminal, civil & tax law, confidentiality provisions & whistleblower protection guidelines; Attorney General Guidelines for law enforcement, administrative, federal personnel, procurement and appropriations laws.  Knowledge of the legislation and regulatory process within the Federal government.

      TPC 3: Experience working for or with Inspector General (IG) organizations and a broad understanding of how they are structured and operate


      Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) - All ECQs are mandatory UNLESS you are a current member of the career SES, a former career SES member with reinstatement eligibility, or an OPM/QRB certified candidate.


      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.

      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.

      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.

      ECQ 4. Business Acumen - This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

      ECQ 5. Building Coalitions/Communications - 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.


      OPM provides models and suggestions for writing ECQs in the Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications.


      -Must be a U. S. citizen.

      -You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.


      Your application includes your:
      1. Resume,
      2. Responses to the online questions, and
      3. Required supporting documents.

      We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

      1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
      2. Rating: Applicants will be evaluated by an Executive Resources Panel (ERB) based on the executive (ECQ) and technical (TPC) qualification requirements stated in this announcement.  Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: ECQs and TPCs.  
      3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.

      To preview questions please click here.


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      We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:
    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;
    • Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    • Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:


    • This position has been designated as a Career Reserved position. Office of Personnel Management approval and a probationary period will be required for any applicant who does not have Senior Executive Service (SES) career status.
    • OPM Certification: An initial appointment to an SES position is contingent on approval from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully completed an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source.
    • We will not pay relocation expenses.
    • This is a non-bargaining designated position.
    • Travel may consist of 1-5 nights per month

       CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:

    • Receive certification from OPM's Qualifications Review Board (QRB) based on your submitted ECQs, unless you have been certified in the past.
    • Complete a one-year SES probationary period (unless already completed).
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • The selectee will be required to complete an Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278, within 30 days of selection and file annually.
    • Undergo an income tax verification.
    • Successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Obtain and maintain a top secret clearance.
    • This SES position is critical sensitive. The selectee will be required to complete a Questionnaire for Sensitive Position, SF-86, for a pre-appointment full-field background investigation.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 Federal law requires verification of the identify and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.


      • Applicants should not send position descriptions, writing samples, or copies of publications.
      • Applications and associated documents will not be returned.
      • Veterans preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.
      • Executive Branch agencies are barred from accepting or considering prohibited political recommendations and are required to return any prohibited political recommendations to the sender.


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      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., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

      If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at and/or the USAJobs Help Desk.

      Treasury 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.

      Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (
      -We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. For more resume tips click here.
      -You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

      Step 2 - Apply Online
      Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

      Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application
      If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.

      Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission
      You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

      Step 5 - Submit Required Documents
      You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.

      Document Upload:
      You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways:

      1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. or

      2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.

      In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.

      Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.


      Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position.


      1.) OPM QUALIFICATION REVIEW BOARD CERTIFICATION This documentation is ONLY required for applicants who are graduates of the SES Candidate Development Program (CDP). All such applicants must submit proof of their OPM Qualification Review Board Certification.


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      Phone: 304-480-7300
      Fax: 000-000-0000
      TDD: 304-480-8725
      Agency Information:
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      You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status". Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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