The incumbent of this position serves as a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) for the Office of Evaluations and Special Projects (ESP). The incumbent provides recommendations, guidance, and advice to the AIG regarding all of ESP’s work, including its scope and ultimate presentation. The incumbent is specifically responsible for providing guidance to ensure that ESP’s written work products are clear, well-supported, well-organized, and persuasive.Learn more about this agency
The incumbent is responsible for leading a range of high-profile and sensitive investigations related to misconduct by senior officials, whistleblower retaliation, and other issues with significant public or congressional interest. The incumbent reviews allegations received by OIG, plans and designs investigations, prepares for and conducts interviews of witnesses, and drafts extensive detailed investigatory reports for distribution to high-level officials. The incumbent performs a variety of complex and sensitive writing and editing functions to ensure that ESP’s work sets forth OIG’s analysis clearly, concisely, accurately, and persuasively.
During the scoping or preliminary phase of ESP’s work, the incumbent provides guidance to the AIG regarding potential approaches to the project in question, including identifying potential legal or other challenges and proposing solutions to those challenges. Similarly, while ESP’s work is in progress, the incumbent provides suggestions and guidance regarding collection and analysis of relevant information, potential legal or policy questions, and resolution of factual concerns.
The incumbent reviews all ESP work products—including whistleblower investigation reports, evaluations, and responses to congressional inquiries—and proposes substantive, organizational, and editorial recommendations before materials are submitted to the IG and the DIG for their review.
The incumbent assesses legal, factual, and policy conclusions that arise in ESP’s evaluations and investigations. Issues typically involve the interpretation and application of complex Federal statutes and substantive and procedural regulations in diversified Department operations, including wide-ranging areas of the law.
The incumbent provides guidance and recommendations to the AIG to develop and implement strategies for presenting ESP’s conclusions and work to Congress on an ongoing basis, including in testimony and other specialized hearings as requested.
The incumbent must take into account the unique relationship of the Inspector General with other elements of the Department and with Congress and the sensitive nature of IG functions.
Occasional travel - Occasional domestic and overseas travel may be required.
00 - There is no promotion potential in this position.
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