Office of Inspector General Assistant Inspector General for Readiness and Global Operations in Alexandria, Virginia

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This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a small elite group of top government leaders. The position is located in the DoD OIG, Office of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) for Auditing. The DoD OIG has responsibility to detect and deter fraud, waste, and abuse in the administration of DoD programs and operations, in accordance with the Inspector General Act of 1978, P.L. 95-452, as amended (the Act).

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  • As the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) for Readiness and Global Operations (RGO), the incumbent is responsible for planning and performing audits that are Department of Defense (DoD) wide in scope.
  • Audits involve the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Military Departments, Defense agencies, and other DoD-related organizations and operations.
  • The incumbent keeps abreast of, exercises judgment in, and maintains broad perspective on the application of an organized body of audit knowledge; and concepts to make discoveries and interpretations, to improve the data, materials, and methods.
  • Audits include coverage of effectiveness of the contract award process and contract oversight, and all issues and activities related to the readiness of America's Armed Forces contracts for goods and services for global operations.
  • Audits also include development and implementation of policies and programs to ensure the readiness of U.S. forces for peacetime, contingencies, crisis, and warfighting.
  • Audits of training programs and resources which are sufficient to produce ready forces, and DoD planning, programming and budgeting activities related to readiness, training and crisis planning and response.
  • Audits of stet abuse in programs.
  • The incumbent is also responsible for conducting statutory and congressional request audits, quick response audits, audits originating from the DoD Hotline, and other audits within the applicable areas of expertise.
  • Advises and informs the DIG-AUD on Armed Forces Readiness and Global Operations audit matters, with emphasis on reporting fraud, waste and other serious problems, abuses, and deficiencies within the applicable areas of assigned coverage.
  • Reviews audit reports before they are released to ensure that all reports are clear and compelling, that conclusions are well supported, that recommendations address the root cause of deficiencies identified.
  • Determines compliance with prescribed audit policy and quality standards, and that management's responses to audit reports present adequate corrective action taken or proposed to be taken by management.
  • Develops strategic and annual audit plans for RGO.
  • Establishes responsive audit programs giving consideration to planning documents; areas of emphasis required, requested or indicated by Congress, OMB, the Inspector General, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and other Defense agencies
Travel Required

Occasional travel - As required (e.g., site visits to field offices, conferences, and etc.)

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.
  • Selected candidate will be subject to a two-year probationary period in the Senior Executive Service unless required probationary period has been served. Selectee may also be subject to a records review prior to being appointed to this position.
  • In accordance with Executive Order 12564, applicants selected are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. Incumbent is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with the DoD OIG
  • Selectee will be required to complete and submit an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278, prior to entering the position and annually thereafter.
  • All newly appointed career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights and Obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES in accordance with DoD Directive 1403.03.
  • Position has been designated as Special Sensitive; incumbent is required to be eligible (and maintain eligibility) for a Top Secret with Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).
  • Incumbent may be required to travel both in the Continental United States, as well as overseas locations.
  • All newly appointed career SES leaders must sign the Mobility Agreement which is required as a condition of employment.
  • Incumbent may be required to travel both in the Continental United States, as well as overseas locations

Qualifications include both leadership skills and characteristics that are applicable to all SES positions and technical or program responsibilities specific to the position.

Eligibility for this position will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has had experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out the responsibilities of this position. The best qualified candidates will be distinguished from other applicants by an evaluation panel of subject matter experts referencing the blow listed Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and technical qualifications (TQs). All factors are mandatory unless stated otherwise. These factors are required, and must be addressed for the incumbent to perform the duties of the position. The mandatory technical qualifications must be met to be rated eligible for the position.

This position has been evaluated to be a* Tier B* position under the DoD OIG SES Personnel Management and Compensation System.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS The applicant is to provide a separate narrative statement to each of the following technical qualifications which describes fully, but concisely, how his/her experience supports each of the following qualifications. Each technical qualification narrative should not exceed 2 pages. Failure to address these specific qualifications in a separate narrative statement will eliminate you from consideration: 1. Exercise professional knowledge in auditing concepts, principles, techniques, and practices needed to interpret and apply auditing standards to ensure a scope and quality of work that is meaningful and accepted by a wide range of users. Exhibits knowledge and skill in auditing to ensure high quality, creative analysis, evaluation, and interpretation. Also, broad knowledge and skill in the development and/or use of new or innovative auditing techniques or methodologies. 2. Broad knowledge of the following: all issues and activities related to the readiness of America's Armed Forces, contract oversight, and contract administration policies, systems, and practices related to global operations; stet techniques to detect fraud, waste and abuse in programs. 3. Demonstrates skill in producing well-developed audit products including reports, briefings, and oral presentations to Congressional staff members and senior level personnel that are clear, concise, compelling, and relevant. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQS) The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service, and are in addition to the specific technical factors listed above. To assess the executive experience of each candidate, applicants who are applying for their initial career appointment in the SES must demonstrate, with specific examples, how their experience is relevant to exercising leadership in each of the five competencies. Current or former SES Career employees are not required to address the ECQs (SES Career employees include only those appointed under Title 5 U.S.C. 3393). A concise executive summary must show where and when the qualifications were obtained, the organizational setting in which the experience was acquired, (e.g. organizational size, level, and assigned fiscal resources), and a narrative discussion of the qualifications. **The ECQs must not exceed 10 pages.

  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.

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.

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.

4. Business Acumen. The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

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.

ECQs must be addressed in a separate narrative statement. Specific instructions for preparing your statement and definitions of these core qualifications are available at


Degree: Accounting or a degree in a related field such as: business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term accounting means accounting and/or auditing in this standard. Similarly, accountant should be interpreted, generally, as accountant and/or auditor.) OR

Combination of education and experience-at least four (4) years of experience in accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicants' background must also include one of the following:

  1. Twenty-four (24) semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to six (6) hours of business law;

  2. A certificate of Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or

  3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., fifteen (15) semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester hour requirement (above), provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two (2) higher level professional accountants or auditors have determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement which is normally associated with successful completion of the four-year course of study described above; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicants education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Accreditation: Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management at and U.S. Department of Education websites at

Additional information

BENEFITS: Benefits Package: Working for the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits and retirement. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at:

OTHER INFORMATION: Male applicants born after Dec. 31, 1959 must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service law (see

Actual salary may vary depending on the scope and the complexity of the qualifications and current compensation of the selectee.

PCS/Relocation expenses, if authorized, will be in accordance with Joint Travel Regulations.

Veterans' preference does not apply to the SES.

Filling of this position is not subject to the provisions of the DOD Priority Placement Program (PPP).

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants will be evaluated based on the quality and extent of their experience, training, and/or education indicated on their resume and responses to the technical and executive qualifications listed above. Resumes will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and best qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a structured interview. The Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the approving authority.

In addition to meeting basic qualification requirements, applicants must have substantive experience which provides knowledge of the principles of organization, management and administration; and substantive specialized experience in a type of work or combination of functions directly related to this position.

**All applicants are required to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the Technical Qualifications (TQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

NOTE:** Current Career SES members, Career Senior Executive Reinstatement Eligible and graduates of OPM certified Candidate Development Program (CDPs) are not required to submit the narrative statement for Executive Core Qualifications. Acceptable documentation to verify this information is included in the How to Apply Section. Please provide a well-written qualification statement. To give readers, executive resources staff, rating and selecting officials, and the Qualification Review Board (QRB) members specific information about your achievements. For more detailed information please click on the following link:

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Top Secret/SCI

Drug test required


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Required Documents

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: 1. Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional): You must submit a resume, the format is at the discretion of the applicant. Your resume should also include the following:

  • Full name, mailing and email addresses, day and evening telephone numbers (Do not include your SSN or personal photo on your resume)
  • Country of citizenship
  • Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education:
  • Information about your paid and non-paid work experiences related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary
  • You may also include information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
  • Narrative statement to each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ). In order to receive further consideration for this vacancy, this information must be attached as supporting documentation.
  1. Narrative statement of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) not to exceed 10 pages.

  2. Graduates of an approved SES Candidate Development Program must include a copy of their OPM certification of eligibility (Failure to submit will eliminate you from further consideration).

  3. Current or former SES Career employees, appointed under Title 5 U.S.C. 3393, must include a copy of their SF-50 that indicates their SES Career appointment under Title 5 (Failure to submit will eliminate you from further consideration).

  4. Current or former Federal employee must provide a copy of a recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which indicates Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service. DOD employees can access their SF-50 at: My Biz

  5. You are highly encouraged to upload/save all your documents in your USAJOBS resume builder account: You only have to upload/save documents once and you can to apply to jobs quickly at the click of a button.
  6. For instructions on how to upload/save documents please review this link: How do I upload/save documents?
  7. Transcript(s) documenting the required educational requirements

  8. Most recent performance appraisal.

Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. Missing application information will not be requested.

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.

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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.

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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.

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How to Apply

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume

  • MTQ

  • ECQ

  • Transcripts

  • Performance Appraisal

  • SF-50

Failure to submit a complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on TAG:Closing Date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. Please follow all instructions carefully as missing application information will not be requested. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

If more than one resume is received, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed.

If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status 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.

Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement. All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

  1. Fax your documents to 1-571-372-7505.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

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DODIG - DIG FOR AUDIT 4800 Mark Center Drive Alexandria, VA 22350 US

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Our evaluation will be based on the information you provide. You should expect that we will verify performance, suitability and security information and take that information into account in making employment offers. You will be notified of the outcome after final approval of the selectee.

You will receive emails at various points in the evaluation process to notify you of: 1) receipt of your application; 2) after evaluation by a panel of subject matter experts, whether or not your are referred to the selection official for consideration and possible interview; and 3) the final disposition of your application when recruitment is complete.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJobs account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

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.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 12/06/2018 to 01/04/2019

Service: Senior Executive

Pay scale & grade: ES 00

Salary: $124,406 to $183,000 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time