Deputy Assistant Inspector General Oversight and Review Division

Oversight and Review Division
1425 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States
About the Office: 

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 detect and deter waste, fraud, 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 Division (O&R), in Washington, DC.

The O&R Deputy Assistant Inspector General (DAIG) serves as the deputy to O&R's Assistant Inspector General (AIG). The O&R DAIG is responsible for executive leadership, direction, and supervision over a staff consisting of attorneys, criminal investigators, and analysts.  The O&R DAIG operates within the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978 and all subsequent amendments.
The DOJ OIG offers a wide range of federal benefits and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements.  For more information on the OIG, please visit our website at

Job Description: 

The O&R DAIG provides executive leadership over the day-to-day administration and operations of the Division. The incumbent executes O&R policies, objectives, and priorities and implements the strategic plan for accomplishing the Division's mission.  The position includes the following responsibilities:
Lead and direct a staff of attorneys, investigative personnel, and analysts who conduct O&R Division reviews and investigations.

Apply flexibility and innovation to manage diverse talents and disciplines and to complete varied assignments in a timely fashion.  

Review potential investigative matters and requests for OIG reviews and advise the O&R AIG and the Inspector General (IG) on recommended courses of action.

Assign and directly supervise O&R reviews and investigations and ensure that all matters are conducted with the highest degree of professionalism, objectivity, and fairness.

Collaborate with counterparts within the IG community on joint reviews and matters of common interest, and work effectively with DOJ components whose programs or personnel are the subjects of O&R reviews and investigations. 


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, applicants must possess a Juris Doctor degree and demonstrate in the resume and narrative statements the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) listed below.  The narratives should be clear and concise, and emphasize your level of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and the results of your actions.

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 ECQ and one page per MTQ.  Applicants who upload the same narratives for each MTQ or ECQ, use "see resume" as a response, or submit narratives that exceed the stated page limits, will reduce their chance for further consideration.

Mandatory Technical Qualification(s) 

  1. Substantial experience supervising and carrying out broad, highly technical, and complex investigations from an office of Inspector General, Internal Affairs, Professional Responsibility, or comparable environment.
  2. Substantial experience supervising the drafting, editing, and publishing of complex investigative reports.
  3. 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.
Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, and Vision.
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.
Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and Team Building. 

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.
Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and Technical Credibility. 

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management. 

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.
Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, and Influencing/Negotiating.
Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at

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 career reinstatement into the SES, or
  • You have successfully completed an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. 

This position requires a Juris Doctor (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 preaccreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see 

$126,148 - $189,600/Per Year
Application Process: 

Required Documents

  1. Proof of bar membership.
  2. Executive-level resume - Insufficient information limits your ability for further consideration.
  3. MTQ Narrative Statements  - One-page limit per MTQ.
  4. ECQ Narrative Statements  - Two page limit per ECQ (except current or reinstatement-eligible career SES members, and SES-CDP graduates).
  5. SF-50, as applicable.
  6. SES-CDP certificate, as applicable.
  7. Your responses to the occupational questionnaire in Application Manager.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.

How to Apply 
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 08/06/2018 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account.Follow the prompts to upload your resume and other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

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 incomplete.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring 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.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, August 20, 2018
Relocation Expenses: 
Relocation expenses may be reimbursed in accordance with agency policy.
Number of Positions: 
Updated July 17, 2018

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Department Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.

Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with targeted/severe disabilities are encouraged to register for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Shared List of People with Disabilities (the Bender Disability Employment Registry) by submitting their resume to and referencing "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line.  Additional information about the Bender Registry is available at  Individuals with disabilities may also contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC).  See list of DPOCs.    

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. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Trustee’s Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.S. citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations. However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.S. citizens is extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement. Candidates must have lived in the United States for at least three of the past five years. The three-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive. Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement. This is a Department security requirement which is waived only for extreme circumstances and handled on a case-by-case basis.

Veterans:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his  or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).


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