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    Summary

    The men and women of the U.S. Department of State, Office of Inspector General with their skills, character and commitment to public service, provide critical oversight to ensure the Department of State and the US Agency for Global Media perform their foreign policy/diplomatic and international broadcasting missions effectively and efficiently. They work to uphold the Secretary's leadership and management principles.

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent of this position serves as an Inspector in the Management Division of the Office of Inspections (ISP). The Management Division is responsible for independently and objectively conducting inspections and reviews of management functions, and related activities that are carried out in domestic facilities and foreign posts, missions, and centers. Management functions include, but are not limited to facility management, financial management, human resources, and general services programs administered by bureaus or operating units of the Department and USAGM. All work of the Division is conducted in accordance with the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency’s (CIGIE) Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation.

    The incumbent of this position serves as an inspector on an inspection team typically staffed with anywhere from 3 to 12 inspectors. Team size depends on the size of the inspected entity, the nature of the inspection, and resource availability. The incumbent plans and conducts the management portion of inspections for Department and USAGM overseas posts and domestic operations and programs. The inspections may involve exceedingly complex, novel, or highly controversial issues and typically include a wide variety of work processes carried out in diverse organizations and geographic locations.

    The incumbent must possess the ability to quickly analyze complex, technical, and sensitive issues and make recommendations that affect overall policy and concern substantial activities of Department and USAGM programs. Reports prepared by the incumbent rely on their expert knowledge of programs, systems and procedures; contain significant findings; and often serve as the basis for new or modified Department and USAGM management policies, procedures, and systems.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Conducts the pre-inspection preparation and planning, including conducting background reviews, analyzing Department data, and identifying issues to be examined during the inspection.
    • Coordinates and conducts interviews with Department, USAGM, and other agency officials to gather information, and reviews relevant regulations, directives, and policies.
    • Conducts on-site inspection activities including on-site interviews, document reviews, physical assessments, and observation of activities.
    • Assesses findings and supporting data—the problems that have been identified, their causes, their effect on management and operations—and formulates corrective actions to rectify identified deficiencies.
    • Supports all findings with evidence in accordance with CIGIE (Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation) and maintains appropriate records and files. Reviews documentation of other team members, as appropriate.
    • Writes clear and succinct draft reports for team leadership. Ensures that draft reports include the most important problems and issues along with sound recommendations for improvements.
    • Effectively briefs Department and USAGM officials on inspection findings. Maintains effective relationships when representing ISP and OIG in negotiating with Department and USAGM officials for acceptance of the inspection findings and for the resolution of any conflicts.

    The incumbent may also work on special projects. Special projects include, but are not limited to preparing responses to inquiries from Congress; reviewing and providing assessments of existing and/or proposed OIG or Departmental policies related to Department and USAGM programs and operations;actively participating in internal process improvement efforts focused on the analysis of data throughout the inspection life-cycle; and representing ISP in meetings with other OIG offices, Department and USAGM offices, or other groups or professional organizations on matters relating to Department and USAGM operations or OIG inspection functions.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Up to 30%

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/572978500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.