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    The incumbent of this position serves as a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) for 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.  

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    The incumbent will be responsible for providing advice and guidance to the AIG on a range of issues regarding ESP’s work.  These issues may include legal and policy questions as well as matters relating to the overall approach, scope, and structure of ESP’s work. The incumbent will also perform 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, regulations, and policies applicable to 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 may represent the AIG at meetings when required and work closely with other senior staff on a range of matters, including preparation of material required by ESP for preparation of reports and congressional requests.

    As needed and requested, the incumbent will assist the AIG in coordinating activities within ESP and in resolving questions or concerns regarding ESP projects.  The incumbent will also assist the AIG in providing direction and advice to staff carrying out ESP activities, including guidance regarding analytical and substantive approaches to particular projects. 

    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.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional domestic and overseas travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    00 - No Known Promotion Potential

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