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    The strategic planning process identifies and determines the scope of oversight projects that examine the economy, efficiency, or effectiveness of the programs and operations of federal agencies participating in OCO missions, including but not limited to military, governance, and humanitarian and development programs.  Planning representatives examine major Lead IG oversight areas, highlight strategic oversight priorities, balance oversight resources across those priorities, and identify oversight gaps and where to assume risk.  Additional considerations include national and coalition strategic objectives, annual appropriations for participating agencies, identified management challenges, and feedback from departmental and congressional stakeholders.

    The ODIG-OCO, has one vacancy within its office related to the Lead Inspector General Mission for the following position:

    Director – Joint Strategic Planning

    The Director - Joint Strategic Planning is responsible for the development, coordination, and validation of the annual OIR and OFS joint strategic oversight plans, conducts continuous gap and trend analyses of oversight activities, and prepares "lessons learned" research related to completed, ongoing, and planned Lead IG reports and Department data calls.


    The Joint Strategic Planning division collaborates with Lead IG partners at the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development, and interacts with DoD and other Federal Government agency officials to promote a synchronized oversight planning effort.

    The selected candidate will occupy a senior staff position, report to the Deputy Inspector General for Overseas Contingency Operations through the ODIG OCO Chief of Staff.

    The incumbent must meet and maintain Security clearance requirements at the Secret level.

    This position is being filled using 5 U.S. Code subsection 3161 authority. This excepted service position is temporary and available for 13-months.  This temporary position may be terminated early or extended beyond the 13-month period based upon incumbent performance and the needs of the OIG.

    If you are interested in being considered for the Director – Joint Strategic Planning position, please email your resume to LeadIGRecruiter@DODIG.MIL. In the email subject line indicate Lead IG-16-018.

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    Directs a division composed of analysts responsible for the publication of the OCO joint strategic plans that ensures effective oversight of all programs and operations of the Federal Government in support of the OCO.

    Initiates complex analyses and serves as the principal or contributing author of high quality products that support the Lead IG mission or drive internal business processes. 

    Monitors the operational and technical planning for projects; identifies oversight requirements, gaps, and trends; ensures the data used in the strategic plan are accurately collected, analyzed and reported, and is in compliance with published guidance and standards.

    Provides technical advice, approves report distribution, identifies and resolves issues arising during report preparation and coordination and identifies and utilizes strategies to facilitate coordination and minimize non-concurrences.

    Represents the Office to senior leadership of other Federal agencies in the preparation, coordination, and execution of OCO oversight activities.  Leads discussions about projects, activities, and mission requirements; presents briefings to vested parties at all stages of project execution.

    Supervises a staff, communicates performance expectations, evaluates performance, and encourages professional development of the staff.


    1.     Senior level skill in managing complex and comprehensive data analyses on joint, combined, multiple agency oversight projects that cross Federal agency organizational lines and have a broad audience including Congress, Host Nations, and the United States Government and its citizens.

    2.     Demonstrated working knowledge of the Federal Government's oversight responsibilities and functions to effectively support the production of comprehensive oversight publications that are responsive to the requirements as provided in Section 8L, of IG Act of 1978, as amended.

    3.     Demonstrated working knowledge and subject matter expertise of the strategy, funding, contracting, services, and programs related to the military, diplomatic, and humanitarian efforts ongoing to support the development and evaluation of strategic oversight plans and to evaluate the conduct of oversight activities such as audits, inspections, investigations or assessments.

    4.     Demonstrated accomplishments in identifying enterprise level strategic objectives, analyzing risk, preparing oversight plans and identifying necessary resources in support of producing the strategic plan.

    5.     Mastery in communicating complex issues, findings, and recommendations to senior leaders, Congress, and the public; articulating/conveying unique or complex, or technical requirements and policies to gain acceptance and cooperation.

    6.     Knowledge of collection, research and evaluation tradecraft and of applicable regulations, policies and precedents that affect the publication of technical, sensitive, and classified information.

    7.     Ability to manage staff in a fast paced environment in which each project is an original effort and includes high visibility interest by multiple audiences that include senior level officials, legislators, and international leaders.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required.

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    United States Citizens

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