Job Overview


This announcement was previously advertised from 9/16/13 to 10/7/13, and due to the Federal Shutdown was closed. We are now re-advertising this position and applicants who applied to this announcement during the previous open period are not required to re-apply and will receive further review to determine eligibility.

The FMC is an independent regulatory agency with a mission to foster a fair, efficient, and reliable international ocean transportation system and to protect the public from unfair and deceptive practices.   More information about the FMC and its programs can be found

This position is located in the Office of the Inspector General, Federal Maritime Commission, in Washington, DC.


The incumbent serves as the Inspector General of the Federal Maritime Commission and performs the following duties and responsibilities: 

  • Serves as the Inspector General (IG) and independently develops, directs and executes the audit, investigative, and support operations of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and leads initiatives that improve efficiency and effectiveness of the office and FMC.
  • Provides leadership and coordination and recommends policies for activities designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of FMC programs and operations.
  • Communicates to the Commission and Congress regarding problems and deficiencies relating to the administration of the agency’s programs and operations, and the necessity for and progress of corrective actions.
  • Reviews existing and proposed legislation and regulations concerning programs and operations of the agency and makes recommendations concerning the impact of such legislation and regulations on the economy and efficiency in the administration of such programs and operations.
  • Plans and directs an audit and investigative program to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in agency program activities.
  • Serves as the spokesperson on matters of internal audits and investigations and represents the OIG in meetings with agency leadership, Administration officials, members of Congress and their staff, the accountability community, the public, and media.
  • Submits semiannual reports to the Commission, who in turn, transmits the report to each House of the Congress. Such reports are transmitted to Congress in accordance with the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended.

Travel Required

  • Not Required