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Job Title:Assistant Inspector General for Communications and Congressional Liaison

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Office of Inspector General

Job Announcement Number:IG-041-13-SES

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 $173,000.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, May 07, 2013 to Wednesday, May 22, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Alexandria, VA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


A Diverse Organization Working as One Team

The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) offers potential applicants more than just jobs and professions.  A career with the DoD OIG offers those who qualify, an opportunity to serve our Nation and those who are defending it worldwide.  This position provides the opportunity to apply the depth and breadth of your experience to strengthening the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of the Department of Defense.


This position is located in the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Communications and Congressional Liaison (OCCL).  As the Assistant Inspector General for Communications and Congressional Liaison, the incumbent is responsible for policy development and leadership and direction of the office.  Also, the incumbent is the expert advisor to the Inspector General on matters related to congressional affairs.  


Moving expenses may be authorized. 


The VIN Number is 886687.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Position is subject to random drug testing.
  • Top Secret Security Clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.


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1. This position is responsible for leadership, oversight and management, through subordinate managers, of the Office of Communications and Congressional Liaison and all its subcomponents, i.e.: Congressional and Government Accountability Office Liaison; Department of Defense Hotline; Communications, to include Freedom of Information Act, Public Affairs, and Strategic Communications; Whistleblowing and Transparency; Strategic Planning; and liaison with the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, and the Defense Council on Integrity and Efficiency.  This position also directs planning, analysis, and evaluation initiatives for all subcomponents in accordance with relevant policies, guidance and regulations.

2. Prepares the Inspector General and Office of Inspector General (OIG) senior leadership to meet with congressional members and staff and to testify at committee hearings.  Ensures appropriate coordination with all congressional offices, DoD, and government stakeholders on matters of congressional interest.   Oversees the tasking and review of proposed and pending legislation, and monitors legislative activity impacting the DoD OIG and the DoD.  Leads efforts focused to provide fact-based information and recommendations to Congress related to fraud, waste and abuse, and efforts to improve the operations and efficiency of DoD.  Monitors proposed and pending legislation and legislative activity for impact on the DoD OIG. 

3. Manages the strategic direction and policy development to ensure the DoD Hotline program is fully effective.  Ensures the DoD Hotline Program adheres to established policy, procedures, and standards and is in compliance with responsibilities.  Ensures accountability through effective management, tracking and completion of complaints.

4. Manages the strategic direction of the Public Affairs and Strategic Communications offices to ensure internal and external stakeholders are receiving effective and useful information.  Oversees the development and implementation efforts of all communication productions to ensure transparency and to inform the Secretary of Defense, Congress, and the public on OIG oversight of the DoD.    

5. Manages the policy development and direction of the DoD OIG Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act (FOIA and PA) programs.  Oversees the effective and efficient implementation of policies and procedures in dealing with FOIA and PA issues relating to DoD OIG programs.  Provides guidance and expert advice to the FOIA and PA manager concerning interpretation of Congressional actions and proposed regulations in accordance with law and established DoD and Department of Justice policies. 

6. Oversees the Whistleblowing and Transparency program to ensure counsel is provided to the Inspector General and senior leadership on all aspects of whistleblowing and transparency, and liaison activities with the Executive Branch agencies and legislative stakeholders is performed effectively.  Ensures the role of the Whistleblower Ombudsman is effective and meets the intent of the law.

7. Supervises assigned staff, plans and assigns work, delegates responsibility, and establishes priorities.


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Qualifications include both leadership skills and characteristics that are applicable to all SES positions and technical or program responsibilities specific to the position.


Eligibility for this position will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has had experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out the responsibilities of this position. The best qualified candidates will be distinguished from other applicants by an evaluation panel of subject matter experts referencing the blow listed Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and technical qualifications (TQs). All factors are mandatory unless stated otherwise. 


This position has been evaluated to be a Tier  B position under the DoD OIG SES Personnel Management and Compensation System.



1.  Mastery level knowledge of United States Congress’ structure, operations, culture, and the legislative processes and activities; and expert level skill in interpreting complex legislation (including draft and proposed legislation), law, regulation and policy relevant to DoD and to the DoD OIG.

2.  Expert level ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with members of Congress and their staff, senior leaders of Legislative and Executive Branch Departments, agencies and offices, the public, and the press, concerning the following: 1) complex issues related to the agency’s mission and budget, 2) maintaining good working relations, and 3) coordinated planning, analysis, reporting, and implementation efforts.


1.  LEADING CHANGE.  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.

2.  LEADING PEOPLE. 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.

3.  RESULTS DRIVEN. 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.

4.  BUSINESS ACUMEN. The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

5.  BUILDING COALITIONS/COMMUNICATION. 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.


You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.


This position has been designated as Special Sensitive; incumbent is required to be eligible (and maintain eligibility) for a Top Secret Security Clearance (TS).


The incumbent of this position is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General.


You may be required to travel both in the Continental United States, as well as overseas locations.


An initial appointment to the Senior Executive Service requires completion of a one-year probationary period.


You will be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Form, SF-278, upon entrance on duty and annual thereafter. 


All applicants are required to submit a resume, a narrative statement addressing each of the Technical Qualifications (TQs) and a narrative statement addressing each Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).  The ECQ statement, addressing all five ECQs, is limited to a maxium of ten pages. 


NOTE: Current Career SES members, Career Senior Executive Reinstatement Eligibles and graduates of OPM certified Candidate Development Program (CDPs) are not required to submit the narrative statement for Executive Core Qualifications. Acceptable documentation to verify this information is included in the How to Apply Section. Please provide a well-written qualification statement. To give readers, executive resources staff, rating and selecting officials, and the Qualification Review Board (QRB) members specific information about your achievements. For more detailed information please click on the following link:


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Benefits Package: Working for the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits and retirement. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at:



Veteran's Preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service.


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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 to receive consideration.

•To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

•Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

•It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

•To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, 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.

•To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 886687.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items

3. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



Your complete application will include:

•Completed Occupational Questionnaire; to include the mandatory narrative statements addressing the Technical Qualifications and (if applicable) the narrative statements addressing the Executive Core Qualifications;
•Resume, optional cover letter;
•SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable (documenting current or former Federal employment and salary);
•NOTE: Current Career SES members, Career Senior Executive Service Reinstatement Eligibles and graduates of OPM-certified Candidate Development Programs [CDPs] are not required to submit a narrative statement for Executive Core Qualifications. Candidates who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management approved Candidate Development Program [CDP] must submit a copy of the graduation or completion certificate.


OIG Recruiter
Phone: (703)699-0297
Agency Information:
OIG Front Office
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA


You will receive emails at various points in the evaluation process to notify you of: 1) receipt of your application; 2) whether or not based on your responses and/or other review, you meet basic qualifications; 3) after evaluation by a panel of subject matter experts, whether or not your are referred to the selection official for consideration and possible interview; and 4) the final disposition of your application when recruitment is complete.  You can also track the progress of this recruitment throug Application Manager in USAJobs.

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