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Job Title:  Director, Eastern Audits Region
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  OIG-13-ES-0026

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
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 to Monday, May 13, 2013
Full-time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Oak Ridge, TN, USView Map
Applications will be accepted from qualified Federal status candidates and Veterans who meet eligibility under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.


The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Inspector General (OIG) is currently looking for a Director of our Eastern Region located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  As Regional Director, is responsible for managing the Regional office staff and directing and monitoring all aspects of the Regional audit activities. The OIG supports the DOE through the promotion of economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. The OIG inspires public confidence by preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse in Department operations and protecting the integrity of all Departmental Programs.

DOE is the Nation's top sponsor of research and development (R&D) and has won more Nobel Prizes and R&D awards than any private sector organization and twice as many as all other Federal agencies combined. DOE has operating nuclear facilities, science laboratories, power marketing administrations, and environmental clean-up sites in 35 states, and is responsible for many accomplishments in fields including alternate fuels vehicles, biological and environmental research, energy efficiency, nuclear security and non-proliferation, clean power technologies, medical technologies, gene research, and computers and microelectronics. The OIG offers potential for advancement, excellent benefits, and numerous training opportunities. We are located in 11 states throughout the U.S. Please visit our website at


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Relocation expenses may be paid.
  • Must submit all application documents by the closing date.
  • A security clearance is required.


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As Director is responsible for managing the Regional office staff.  In this capacity, directs and monitors all aspects of the Regional audit activities.  Formulates long-range audit objectives.  Produces reports that conform to Comptroller General Standards and adheres to the requirements of the IG Act.  Serves as a member of the senior-level staff sharing responsibility for accomplishment of the OIG mission. Represents the OIG to the GAO, OMB, DCAA, and various Federal, state, and local agencies.  


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A professional knowledge of accounting and auditing is necessary to conduct very broad audit assignments requiring an integrated analysis of a number of different operational programs, functions, or accounting systems.  Mastery of the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards and audit requirements established by the IG Act.  Managerial level expertise in planning, directing, performing, and reporting on fraud, waste, and abuse in Federal activities.  To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Technical Qualifications, and other qualifications, if applicable, listed below. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative or bullet format acceptable) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately. You are required to respond to all ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as 'ineligible.' Additional information on the ECQs is available at Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and results of your actions. Please limit your written statements to no more than 1 1/2 pages in length per ECQ.  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: 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. MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants will be assessed based on their accomplishments that would satisfy the technical competencies required of the position. Your response to the essay-type questions published in this announcement will be evaluated before a ranking panel to make that determination.


Mandatory Technical Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated experience in managing and leading an office that includes directing complex audit programs, through subordinate supervisors and managers, in a deadline oriented and highly productitive environment.  
  2. Demonstrated experience in communicating the results of performance-type audits, both orally and in writing, to senior level management; members of Congress, officials from other Federal and state agencies and the general public.  
  3. Knowledge in developing and analyzing audit techniques, strategies, and policies and arriving at logical conclusions.  

Possess a Bachelor's degree in accounting from an accredited college/university; or a degree in the related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting.


  • A security clearance is required as a condition of employment.
  • Annual filing of a Financial Disclosure Report is required.
  • This position is subject to the DOE Drug Free Workplace Program. The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. Failure to pass subsequent test could result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from the Federal service.


You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel. Highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. Unless you have already been previously certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB), your Executive Core Qualifications must be certified by a QRB prior to appointment.
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DOE Office of Inspector General offers an excellent working environment, challenging assignments and extensive employee benefits. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to federal employees: for more information on SES benefits go to for additional information on SES benefits.


Probationary Period: You will serve a one- year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES. Veteran's preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service. You may be required to complete an OF-306, "Declaration of Federal Employment" form used to (a) determine your suitability for Federal employment and/or (b) in conducting an investigation to determine your suitability or ability to hold a security clearance. The Department of Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, union membership, or other non-qualifying physical or mental handicaps. The OIG provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. The decision to grant a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extraneous materials such as award certificates will not be considered.


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Your application and supporting documentation must be received by 11:45pm on May 13, 2013.  

1. TO APPLY (ON-LINE) - When you select the "Apply On-line" button, you will be taken directly to this registration section. If you have already registered, simply log in with your user name and password. If you have not previously registered you must create a user account in order to apply.

2. RESUME - You must enter your resume on-line or electronically upload it into the application system. Create your resume using the USAJOBS' Resume Builder, which allows you to create a uniform resume that provides all of the information required by government agencies. Your registration information and resume will automatically be transferred to the system used by DOE.

3. RESPOND TO QUESTIONS - The first time you apply, you will be asked several general questions before proceeding to the assessment questions for the vacancy you have selected. If you have applied before, you will be given the option either to update the general information, or to proceed directly to the assessment questions. Respond online to the application questions. Check the box indicating you would like a copy of your application emailed to you, and click "Finished". If you have successfully submitted your on-line application, you will see a screen telling you that your application has been sent. If you do not see these words, you have not successfully completed your application.

You can fax OR upload responses to the required Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications identified in this vacancy announcement.

If you wish to edit your application, you may return to USAJOBS and re-apply; previous responses will be saved and can be updated. Be sure to click "Finished" and look for the screen indicating your application was sent.

You may edit your information until 11:45PM Eastern Time of the announcement closing date.

4. FAX, UPLOAD, DOWNLOAD FROM USAJOBS, EMAIL, OR MAIL SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTATION - You must fax, upload, or download from USAJOBS supplemental documentation requested in the following "Required Documents" section to the Contact listed below. Supplemental materials MUST be received no later than the closing date of the announcement. Failure to submit the required documentation within the specified time frame will result in loss of consideration. Make sure you include the announcement number for this position.

FAXED DOCUMENTATION - All documents faxed should be sent to 1-571-258-4052, should include the system generated fax cover sheet, and must be received by 11:45pm on the closing date of the announcement.

In addition to your written statements addressing the Executive Core Qualifications, and other qualifications, as applicable, submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications. Applicants typically provide the following information:

  • Vacancy Announcement number - OIG-13-ES-0026;
  • Full name, email and mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers;
  • Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of any degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following U.S. Department of Education website:
  • Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary
  • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
Applicants who fail to submit all information and documents (i.e. a resume, ECQs, and other qualifications, as applicable) WILL NOT receive consideration for the position.


Provide a copy of a recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that indicates Federal status, grade, tenure and type of service. Graduates of an OPM certified SES Candidate Program must submit a copy of the program graduation/certification document. Current or former SES members should submit a copy of their most recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, showing status as an SES member. Veterans who meet eligibility under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act should include a copy of the latest DD-214. Incomplete application packages will not be evaluated.


Barbara Chism
Phone: 202-586-2470
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Office of the Inspector General
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Rm 5D-031
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


Our evaluation will be based on the information you supply. You should expect that we will verify performance, suitability, and security information and take that information into account in making employment offers.

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