The U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Inspector General (OIG) is seeking an exceptional leader who will direct the investigative arm of the OIG. This position presents an exceptional and rewarding opportunity for the incumbent to lead a dedicated and active law enforcement staff of Federal criminal investigators, focusing on the OIG's critical mission - detecting and preventing waste, fraud, and abuse.Learn more about this agency
The Assistant Inspector General (AIG) for Investigations directs and coordinates all investigative activties designed to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse, and to promote efficiency and economy in programs and operations of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The AIG for Investigations formulates, implements, and evaluates investigative policies, strategies, priorities, and goals for the OIG. She/he serves as a senior policy advisor to and representative of the Inspector General on all criminal, civil, and administrative investigative matters. The AIG for Investigations will deliver presentations, briefings, and speeches and prepare articles on investigative techniques, enforcement problems, prevention methodologies, fraud and abuse vulnerability assessments, and other matters related to the mission of the Office of Investigations. She/he will maintain personal liaison with senior officials in the Federal law enforcement community and, as appropriate, with senior officials in state, local, and foreign law enforcement organizations.
50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen.
- You must successfully complete and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
- You must complete a one-year supervisory probationary period, if applicable.
- You must maintain firearm certification and meet medical requirements.
- You are subject to pre-appointment and random drug testing.
- You must qualify with and carry a firearm.
QualificationsAs a basic requirement for entry into the SES, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior level management capability and is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs) listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations.
Each applicant is required to submit a comprehensive narrative statement, which addresses BOTH the ECQs and TQs outlined below. Applicants who do not submit a supplemental narrative statement that addresses these factors will be ineligible for further consideration. The supplemental narrative statement for the ECQs should address the necessary level of management skills, characteristics, qualities, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate successful performance in the SES. This evidence must include clear and concise examples that emphasize the applicants level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, and level of contacts. The narrative portion for the ECQs MUST NOT EXCEED TEN (10) PAGES. The narrative portion for the TQs MUST NOT EXCEED EIGHT (8) PAGES TOTAL.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):
Unless you are currently serving under (1) a Career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50 - Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES), (2) are eligible for reinstatement into the SES (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50 - Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES), or (3) have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM (must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification), you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the ECQs. Additional information on the proper preparation of ECQ statements is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website.
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs):
In order to receive consideration for this position, all applicants must also submit a narrative statement for each of the TQs listed below.
TQ 1 - Expert knowledge of professional investigative standards as applied to complex criminal, civil, and administrative investigations of contract, loan and/or grant fraud, as well as other white collar crimes including employee ethics violations and federal regulatory violations.
TQ 2 - Demonstrated executive level investigative experience leading, directing, and monitoring a comprehensive nationwide Federal criminal or administrative investigative program in an Inspector General or law enforcement organization, involving broad and complex issues of fraud, waste, abuse, or misconduct.
TQ 3 - Demonstrated experience applying a broad range of Federal laws including, but not limited to, the Inspector General Act, as amended, civil and criminal law, confidentiality provisions and whistleblower protection guidelines; Attorney General Guidelines for law enforcement, administrative, federal personnel, procurement and appropriations laws; Federal criminal law, Federal rules of criminal procedures, the rules of evidence and search and seizure.
TQ 4 - Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work constructively and collaboratively with other internal and external organizations. Specifically, dealing with or representing the organization to high-level officials in Congress, Federal, State or local governments, public interest groups, industry, members of the press or media, and/or the general public.
IF YOU DO NOT POSSESS THE TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED INELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION.
MEDICAL EXAMINATION: The person selected for this position must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties. This position my be subject to periodic incumbent examinations in the future.
FIREARMS REQUIREMENT: The incumbent must carry firearms and maintain proficiency in their care and use in accordance with FPS policy and standards.
MOBILITY: Organizational and geographical mobility is essential in developing and managing SES leaders and generally is a key to advancement. Therefore, applicants are expected to be mobile and once appointed SES members, may be reassigned at the discretion of the appointing authority and may be required to sign a mobility agreement.
The duties of positions in this series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.
This position is covered under the special retirement provision for Law Enforcement Officer and Firefighter. Therefore, the maximum age for initial appointment to the 1811 series is the date immediately preceding an individual's 37th birthday. The age restriction does not apply if you served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement officer (FLEO) position covered by special CSRS or FERS retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement.
Applicants are obligated to abide by the Lautenberg Amendment which requires applicants to disclosed whether they have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the statute. If convicted, you will be ineligible to occupy this position unless you received a pardon or your conviction was expunged or set aside.
All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Education may not be substituted for experience for this position.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation may be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For additional information visit www.sss.gov.
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: You are required to file a new entrant Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450 Report).
Telework is available. For information on Telework visit: http://www.telework.gov/
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants meeting basic eligibility requirements will be further evaluated based on the information provided in the Occupational Questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10743828.
Applicants who meet all the mandatory executive and technical qualifications will be evaluated by a panel of SES members to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications. This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Total background, including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed. This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required narrative statements for the Technical and Executive Core Qualifications described above.
1. Your Resume - must contain the following information:
- Name, address, telephone number, email address;
- Supervisor's contact information, if available (indicate if you would prefer to be notified before your supervisor is contacted);
- Job Title (if Federal Service, provide series and grade; if not in GS plan, provide GS equivalent grade);
- If qualifying based on related unpaid (e.g. volunteer service) experience, you must provide hours worked per week and beginning/ending dates (mm/dd/yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy);
- If other than full time you must provide hours worked per week.
- An integral part of our selection process includes the completion of reference checks. Please provide the names and telephone numbers of three professional references (e.g., current and/or former supervisors, college or university professors, managers or coordinators of volunteer activities, etc.) who know your qualifications relative to this position and who we can contact to verify your credentials. Do not list personal friends or relatives.
- PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates (mm/dd/yyyy - mm/dd/yyyy) of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.
- Should you submit multiple resumes, only the latest uploaded resume will be reviewed.
3. Current and Former SES Career appointees MUST submit a copy of their SES Career Appointment (e.g., SF-50 that shows "Tenure" and "Position Occupied.")
4. Proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board Certification (OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program graduates), if applicable.
5. A copy of your Performance Rating of record received within the last 12 months OR a statement explaining why you are unable to submit a copy.
6. A list of training completed in the last five years and dates completed.
7. A list of awards received in the last 3 years and dates received.
A separate narrative statement that describes the applicant's qualifications as they relate to each of the Technical Qualifications (TQs) that are listed for this position is required: **You must limit your response to two (2) pages for each Technical Qualification. You must upload your narrative responses, as attached documents in USAJOBS.
A separate response to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) is required for applicants who are not currently in the SES or graduates of an OPM Candidate Development Program. **You must limit your response to two (2) pages for each Executive Core Qualification. You must upload your narrative responses, as attached documents in USAJOBS.
Your application package must not exceed eighteen (30) pages in length.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions will affect your rating. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your rating may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/31/2020 to receive consideration.
- To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
- Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
- It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.
- To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
- To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Agency contact information
AddressOFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL HR OFFICE
409 3rd Street, SW
Washington, DC 20416
Once your responses to the occupational questionnaire are received by our system, you will be sent an acknowledgement email stating that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. During the evaluation and interview process you may be asked to provide written responses to questions or writing samples. You may track the status of the application process through USAJOBS and you will be notified of the outcome.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/563039800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.