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Job Title:  Inspector General
Department:  Legislative Branch
Agency:  Library of Congress
Job Announcement Number:  140051

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$120,749.00 to $167,000.00 / Per Year
Thursday, March 13, 2014 to Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Open - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
US Citizens Only
Top Secret


About the Agency

The Inspector General is responsible for planning, conducting, managing and supervising complex audits, investigations and other reviews dealing with Library of Congress programs and operations; providing leadership, coordination, and policy recommendations to promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness, and to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse in the administration of the programs and operation of the Library.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: A. Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term"accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor".) OR

B. Combination of education and experience - at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:

1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law.

2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or

3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g. 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24- semester hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g. valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of a least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

Proof of education (copy of transcripts) must be provided with the application.


  • See requirements listed below under Qualifications Required.


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The Inspector General has responsibility and delegated authority for the oversight and administration of all activities within the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), including all audits and related investigative activities, unless clear conflict of interest exists in so doing. Provides leadership and coordination and recommends policies to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in all Library of Congress Programs and operations nationally and internationally. The Inspector General with respect to the Library of Congress provides policy direction and conducts, supervises, and coordinates audits and investigations dealing with Library programs and operations. Plans, manages, and coordinates the day-to-day audit and investigative operations, ensuring that activities are carried out in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, policies of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), OIG policies, requirements, and any other applicable mandates to comply with the Library of Congress Inspector General Act of 2005. The Inspector General complies with the standards established by the Comptroller General of the United States for audits of Federal establishments, organizations, programs, activities, and functions, and CIGIE requirements. Establishes guidelines for determining when it shall be appropriate to use nonfederal auditors. Takes appropriate steps to assure that any work performed by non-federal auditors complies with Comptroller General and CIGIE standards and comply with the requirements of The Library of Congress Inspector Act of 2005. The Inspector General gives particular regard to the activities of the Comptroller General of the United States with a view toward avoiding duplication and ensuring effective coordination and cooperation.

Implements the OIG Annual Audit Plan which requires continuous monitoring, evaluating, and rescheduling. Determines the reviews or audits and investigations to be initiated or curtailed and the level of resources to devote to a particular review.  Reviews existing and proposed legislation and regulations relating to the prevention and detection of fraud, waste, abuse in organizational programs and operations and makes recommendations concerning the impact of such legislation or regulations on the economy and efficiency in the administration of programs and operations administered or financed by the Library. Recommends policies for the Library of Congress, and conducts, supervises, or coordinates other activities carried out or financed by the Library for the purpose of promoting economy and efficiency in the administration of, or preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in, its programs and operations. Recommends policies for, and conducts, supervises, or coordinates relationships between the Library and other Federal agencies, state and local governmental agencies, and non governmental entities with respect to: 1) all matters relating to the promotion of economy and efficiency in the administration of, or the prevention and detection of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in, programs and operations administered or financed by the Library, and/or 2) the identification and referral for prosecution of participants in any civil or criminal wrongdoing.

The Inspector General keeps the Librarian and the Congress fully and currently informed of all agency audits and investigative activities concerning fraud and other serious problems, abuses, and deficiencies relating to the administration, programs and operations administered or financed by the Library. The incumbent recommends corrective action concerning such problems, abuses, and deficiencies, and monitors the progress made in implementing such corrective action.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branch agencies and entities, executives of corporations, other offices of inspector general, and other interested parties. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with Library of Congress officials and other institutions with related interests, to oversee the programs and operations of the Library of Congress. Effects, cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with professional peers and audit officials in the federal audit community. Coordinates with the Library's General Counsel and other Library infrastructure units on matters pertaining to OIG activities. May testify before congressional committees.


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A candidate's resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:

(1) Ability to oversee audit operations and apply government auditing standards** - Developed and managed audit operations. Evaluated the organization, operations, and political climate of a federal agency or other organization and conducted risk assessments to identify vulnerabilities to an organization’s internal controls.

(2) Ability to lead people and manage a diverse workforce ** - Led people toward meeting an organization's vision, mission, and goals. Provided an inclusive workplace that fostered the development of others, facilitated cooperation and teamwork, and supported constructive resolution of conflicts.

(3) Ability to provide policy management and development** - Implemented the OIG annual audit plans. Reviewed existing and proposed legislation and regulations relating to prevention and detection of fraud, waste and/or abuse in organizational programs, and made recommendations concerning the impact of such legislation.

(4) Ability to solve problems and make decisions in a managerial capacity -  Analyzed complex information, identified solution criteria, identified implications of data, and draw appropriate conclusions. Generated alternative solutions to questions or problems, and evaluated the consequences of choosing each alternative.

(5) Ability to interact collaboratively and build coalitions - Represented, negotiated, defended, explained, advocated and expressed facts and ideas in a convincing manner in order to negotiate with individuals and groups in a manner that influences them to support a position. 

Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced above. All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position. The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link:    


The Library of Congress will evaluate applicants using the information provided in your resume. Reviews are intended to explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection. For Senior Level positions, applicants do not need to respond to specific competency questions but will be requested to answer one question related to how they became aware of this job opportunity.
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All initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. In addition, all newly appointed Senior Level executives, from outside the Library as well as from within, must serve a one year probationary period in accordance with the Library of Congress Regulations (LCRs) 2017.2-1, Senior Level Executive System.

This position is located in the Office of the Inspector General, Office of the Librarian

The position description number for this position is 11400.

The incumbent may work a compflex work schedule.

This is a supervisory non-bargaining unit position

Relocation expenses may be authorized for this position.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date. For more information contact the selective placement program coordinator at 202-707-6362 or email FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The selected applicant will be required to file a financial disclosure statement with the House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 95-521, the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

Are you a veteran?  Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim.  Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214.  Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form.  If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at:


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Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure that you are considered for the position.

Step 1: If you do not already have one, create a resume on USAJOBS. Although you must enter your Social Security Number for USAJOBS, this information will not be provided to the Library of Congress. Step

2: Review the Job Announcement. We recommend you go to the Qualifications and Evaluations section of the job announcement to review the qualifications listed to ensure that your resume reflects your accomplishments in those areas.

Step 3: Click on the "APPLY ONLINE" button to the right of this announcement. Follow USAJOBS' instructions to access your account and submit your resume. You will be redirected to the Hiring Management website to complete the application process. If this is your first time in Hiring Management, you will be asked to answer questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. You will be able to update this information and save it to our account for future announcements.

Step 4: Click on "Finish" after you have completed your application. Once you have submitted your application, you can check your status online through your Hiring Management or MY USAJOBS account. If you are experiencing any technical difficulty with the online process, you MUST CONTACT THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE. For all technical issues please contact , no later than 4:30pm EST of the Closing Date.


Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent). Disabled applicants claiming Selective Placement eligibility must submit proof of disability and a certification of job readiness. If Selective Placement is applicable to you, you will not be considered without submitting this documentation.


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Please review our evaluation process under Qualifications and Evaluations. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My USAJOBS" tab and clicking on "My Applications". You will receive final notification via e-mail when the vacancy has been filled.

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