The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is one of the premier federal inspector general offices, and performs audits, evaluations, investigations, and special reviews of the personnel and programs of the DOJ components. The OIG is an independent entity that works to prevent fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct in DOJ programs and personnel, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs. This position is located in the OIG's Oversight and Review (O&R) Division.
The Assistant Inspector General (AIG), Oversight and Review (O&R) Division establishes program policies, objectives and priorities, and participates with the Deputy Assistant Inspector General, O&R Division to develop O&R's strategic plan for the accomplishment of OIG's mission.
For more information on the OIG and the Oversight and Review Division, please visit our website at http://www.justice.gov/oig.
The Assistant Inspector General (AIG), Oversight and Review (O&R) Division position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES). The AIG, O&R Division will exercise executive leadership, direction to a staff of attorneys, investigative personnel, and analysts who conduct O&R review and investigations. The AIG, O&R Division provides advice and assistance to the Deputy Inspector General and Inspector General on key issues affecting the division. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:
- Review potential investigative matters and requests for OIG assistance, and advises the IG on a recommended course of action in response.
- Oversee Division assignments on matters from routine channels such as the OIG hotline or mail.
- Provide overall management and supervision of Division assignments which may be performed using some or all of the disciplines available from O&R Division staff and may also be performed using employees from other OIG components, or from external sources, according to the nature of work required.
- Work closely with the IG in identifying matters appropriate for O&R Division's review. In most instances, matters are direct assignments by the IG in response to the Attorney General or Deputy Attorney General requests; congressional hearings or particular public concerns.
- Exercise flexibility and innovative resourcefulness to design and manage diverse talents and tasks to complete assignments of great variety, often under urgent timeframes. The assignments often involve extremely sensitive, complex and controversial investigations of department operations and personnel. Certain investigations require the exercise of extreme discretion, tact and diplomacy and excellent judgment.
- Exercise skill and leadership by personal example to ensure that these investigations are conducted with a high degree of professional competence, objectivity, and flexibility.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, applicants must have a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
This position requires a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.
To receive full consideration you MUST provide proof of bar membership. Applications submitted without proof of bar membership will not receive consideration.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES). As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience indicative of senior executive-level management capability. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector.
To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, in addition to a J.D., applicants must demonstrate in resume and narrative statements possession of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) listed below. It is recommended that your resume emphasize levels of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, and program accomplishments, and results.
The recruitment process for this position is the Traditional Method.
A sample executive-level resume and ECQ narratives are available at:
Applicants must submit written narratives to each of the three MTQs and five ECQs, and should limit narrative statements to two pages per MTQ and ECQ. Applicants who upload the same narratives for each MTQ/ECQ, use "see resume" as a response, or whose narratives extend beyond the page limits, limit their chance for further consideration.
Mandatory Technical Qualification(s)
- Substantial, demonstrated experience in leading, managing and supervising broad-ranging, complex, and highly technical reviews and investigations, of an Office of the Inspector General, Internal Affairs Office, Office of Professional Responsibility or any other comparable environment of a large organization or agency.
- Substantial experience in leading, managing and supervising the organization, drafting, editing and publication of detailed reviews and reports of investigations.
- Ability to communicate effectively and work constructively and collaboratively with other internal and external organizations and other professional disciplines to enhance the effectiveness of operations.
Executive Core Qualifications - Mandatory
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves 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: This core qualification involves 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: This core qualification involves 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: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves 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.
Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp
NOTE: ECQ narratives are required for all applicants unless any of the following conditions are met:
- You are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment,
- You are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or
- You have successfully completed an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
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 Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 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 is submitted prior to the closing date.
* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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 upload your resume and other supporting documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be considered incomplete. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.
Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities: The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.
Suitability and Citizenship: It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible.