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    The EPA Office of Inspector General provides independent, objective and impactful oversight to detect and deter fraud, waste, and abuse in EPA programs and operations. The OIG strives for continuous improvement in the efficiency, and effectiveness of the EPA OIG’s management and programs operations.   OIG staff are respected and sought after by the Agency and other customers.  The OIG is an agent of positive change and agency of choice for driving accountability and trust in federal programs.

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    Responsibilities

    The Assistant Inspector General for Investigations has “the responsibility for supervising the performance of investigative activities relating to [the] programs and operations [of the establishment].” In this capacity, the AIG supervises and directs the OIG’s Office of Investigations, which conducts criminal and civil investigations of, among other things, allegations of fraud, waste, or abuse related to EPA programs and operations, such program fraud, electronic or cyber crimes or intrusions, or public corruption. Also, the AIG is the principal advisor to the Inspector General on all matters related to criminal and civil investigations and is one of the IG’s key leadership partners.

    The AIG’s duties include:

    • Advising the IG, Deputy IG, and Associate DIG on program matters relating to prevention and detection of fraud, waste, and abuse related to the EPA’s programs and operations.
    • Supervising and directing criminal and civil investigations related to the EPA’s programs and operations, such as program fraud, electronic or cybercrimes or intrusions, or public corruption.
    • Ensuring that all OI operations are conducted according to the mission, objectives, values, expected behavior, and principles of the OIG.
    • Promoting the use of innovative techniques and approaches to plan, direct, prioritize, schedule, and conduct criminal and civil investigations by the OI.
    • Instituting the organization’s system for ensuring investigations are conducted according to relevant standards, policies, procedures, and performance measures, such as the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency’s Quality Standards for Investigations.
    • Developing and implementing performance-based metrics for the Office of Investigations that are effective measurements of mission accomplishment, such as quality and timeliness of work product.
    • Serving as the principal representative of the OIG on matters related to criminal or civil investigations to the EPA, offices of inspector general, law enforcement organizations, and other relevant agencies.
    • Coordinating with the EPA, offices of inspector general, law enforcement organizations, and other relevant agencies to conduct, when appropriate, inter-agency investigations.
    • Working with other OIG senior leadership to ensure that the OIG is accomplishing its mission through, among other things, the effective and efficient allocation of resources, the proper prioritization of projects and investigations and projects, and the development of OIG-wide strategic plans.
    • Analyzing new or revised laws, regulations, and rules to determine their relevance to the OI’s criminal and civil investigative work and supervise staff in implementing new guidance.
    • Performing other duties as directed by the Inspector General.

    The AIG reports to the IG, although direct supervision may be delegated to the DIG or ADIG. The AIG, in turn, supervises directly or indirectly a committed team of deputy assistant inspectors general, special agents in charge, assistant special agents in charge, special agents, and attorney-advisors located in Washington, DC, and other offices geographically dispersed throughout EPA regions.

    Develops and institutes a networking process with a wide variety of stakeholders and customers including: OIG components, EPA and other Federal managers, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), State and Local government offices, Congress, Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys, and other interested parties. Advocates building controls into new and existing programs to deter fraud and abuse and to improve Agency programs. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with all levels or EPA department management and officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of EPA OIG.

    Provides convincing and legally sound written reports and oral presentations about complex fraud or other criminal schemes for internal and external audiences. Responds to Agency and congressional inquiries. Serves as the primary adviser on OIG's investigation program and activities. Leads and coaches teams of professionals with diverse experience and educational backgrounds. Ensures staff collectively possess and maintains the knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan and carry out investigations. Encourages innovative and creative problem solving by empowering individual investigative teams to plan, develop, conduct, and report on Investigative efforts.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Less than 25%

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    00

  • Job family (Series)

    1811 Criminal Investigation

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613266900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.