Office of Inspector General Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (ES-1811) in Washington, District Of Columbia

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  • Provides direction, advice and guidance to the SACs who carry out investigative activities in their assigned geographic areas,
  • Assists the DIGI in establishing investigative priorities, evaluating the progress of investigations and reporting to the Inspector General,
  • Oversee sensitive and complex investigations into alleged misconduct by OIG and Department employees, reviews completed reports of investigations to ensure accuracy and compliance with guidelines,
  • Ensures that all aspects of training, including policy, procurement, coordination, internal development and oversight are completed for all OI employees,
  • Ensures the desired goals of the OI law enforcement function are achieved with respect to: firearms and their proper usage; control tactics; training and appropriate use of audio and video electronic monitoring equipment and the research and procurement of law enforcement related equipment,
  • Coordinates special investigations, studies and analyses: with respect to OIG responsibilities and serves as liaison with other Federal, State and local agencies,
  • Responsible for providing overall objectives, resources and policy guidelines for: information technology resources, programs to retrieve and analyze computer - based forensic evidence, programs to ensure the efficiency and economy in the OIG's Hotline program and OI's management information systems,
  • Manages: (i) the development of all health care mandatory and permissive program exclusions; (ii) enforcement of exclusions imposed through liaison with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Justice and other governmental and private sector entities and (iii) the development, improvement and maintenance of an OIG data base of all exclusion actions,
  • Provides executive oversight for the budget formulation and execution for OI headquarters and field operations. Additionally, the AIGI monitors all hiring and personnel procedures as well as the creation of new national field offices,
  • Represents the DIGI at policymaking conferences with other Department officials, other Federal agencies and/or professional organizations, and
  • Provides leadership and direction in the absence of other key leadership positions to include any responsibilities for other AIGIs within OI, as designated by the DIGI or acting DIGI.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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1811 Criminal Investigation

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Conditions of Employment
  • U.S Citizenship is required,
  • Registration with the Selective Service (if applicable).
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
  • One year probationary period required for initial SES appointment.
  • Public Financial Disclosure Report is required.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing is required.

Age Requirement:The minimum entry age for this position is 21 years of age and the maximum entry age for this position is 36 years of age (the date of appointment must be no later than the date immediately preceding the 37th birthday) unless you have sufficient prior Federal service in a covered law enforcement position or are a preference-eligible applicant. If you are a preference eligible applicant, you may be eligible for this position after your 37th birthday. You must provide a copy of your (DD-214), Standard Form 15 (SF-15) if applicable, other documentation supporting preference eligibility, and any other documentation pursuant to the instructions in this vacancy announcement to receive consideration as preference-eligible applicant in the hiring process.

To be qualified for this position, your résumé must reflect experience in a managerial capacity with responsibility for providing supervisory direction to a large and diverse organization responsible for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations on a national level and preventing and detecting fraud and abuse in such programs and operations. This experience must be evidenced by sophisticated analytical skills, superior written and oral communication skills, good judgment, and experience in interacting with government and non-government officials. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. At this level, you would have typically been responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating work that included managing and/or supervising other managers.

As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), your résumé must show evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability, and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined below and the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below.

Your résumé must show that you possess the following:

1. Mastery of generally accepted investigative principles, techniques, methods, and procedures in order to provide executive leadership to the conduct of extremely difficult complex, and highly sensitive investigations, other technical investigative efforts, and law enforcement functions.

2.Experience in or knowledge of law enforcement related activities including the following: arrests, search warrants, electronic surveillance, consensual monitoring, undercover operations, emergency operations, protective operations, information management, and computer forensics and the use of information echnology as an investigative tool.

3.Experience in dealing with or representing senior officials of the organization to high-level officials in Congress, Federal, State or local governments, public interest groups, industry, members of the press or media, and/or the general public.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) -- Your résumé must show that you possess the following ECQs: Fundamental Competencies are the foundation for success in each of the ECQs and should be evident over the course of your résumé: Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Integrity/Honesty; Written Communication; Continual Learning; and Public Service Motivation. Additional information on the ECQs is available at

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. (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)

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. (Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)

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. (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)

4. Business Acumen:The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management)

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. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)

The application process for this position is RESUME ONLY. You should address the TQs and ECQs within the context of a 5-page résumé. Any information submitted in excess of 5 pages WILL NOT be considered. We strongly encourage you to submit a résumé that is tailored specifically for this position to ensure it includes relevant examples of how you possess the technical qualifications and the five Executive Core Qualifications. Your résumé should emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed (e.g., budget, type/# of staff supervised) and program accomplishments, including the results of your actions. For a suggested résumé format, go to


Training Requirement:This position requires that you complete or have completed the eight week basic criminal investigator course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA. Retention in the position is subject to successful completion of the training.

Firearm Requirement: This position requires you to be authorized to carry a firearm and maintain firearm proficiency. Therefore, it is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment, 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g)(9) and you will be required to verify that you have not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

Medical Requirement:This position requires you to maintain physical fitness standards set by the agency. Physical stamina, excellent eyesight and hearing, and emotional stability are essential. The duties of positions in the criminal investigator series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather.

Federal Law Enforcement Retirement: Age: This position is covered by the special retirement provision for Federal Law Enforcement Officers (FLEO). Candidates without previous FLEO service must be under age 37. Those with current or prior FLEO coverage will be considered only if they can demonstrate that they will have completed 20 years of covered service by the mandatory retirement age of 57. If you have current or prior FLEO coverage, you must submit appropriate documentation (prior SF-50s) that show period of coverage. This position is approved for Secondary Law Enforcement coverage under 5 U.S.C. 8331(20) or 5 U.S.C. 8401(17). Also included is an employee occupying a supervisory administrative position and meets the conditions of 84.803(b). Previous experience in a primary (rigorous) law enforcement position or equivalent outside of the Federal Government is a prerequisite. Coverage only extended in this position immediately follows service in a law enforcement position. FERS applicants for this position must have completed 3 years of service in a primary position in order to continue coverage upon selection.

Additional information

Security and Background Investigation Requirements: This is a special-sensitive position and a Top Secret/SCI clearance is required. Although not required at the application process, the selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a top secret/SCI level clearance. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. A credit check will be conducted. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. If hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the SES must have their ECQs approved by the OPM Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Relocation:Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are authorized.

Financial Disclosure:This position is subject to public financial disclosure requirements and must be filed within 30 days of the appointment. For more information about Financial Disclosure and OGE Form 278, you may go to the Office of Government Ethics website at and select Financial Disclosure. Frequently Asked Questions can be found at

Direct Deposit:All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by electronic direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Selective Service: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after 12/31/1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

Veterans' Preference does not apply to the SES.

E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

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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.

Your résumé and responses to the Assessment Questionnaire are an integral part of the process for determining your basic and specialized qualifications for the position. Responses that are not supported by your résumé will eliminate you from consideration. Your application will be evaluated in the following manner.

  1. Application packages will be reviewed for completeness. Incomplete or late packages will not receive further consideration.

  2. Basic qualifications review. Your résumé and questionnaire will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the Specialized Experience Requirement. If you do not meet this requirement, you will not receive further consideration.

  3. If it is determined that you meet the basic qualifications for the position, your application package will be further evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a structured interview, submit writing samples, and undergo reference checks. Top candidates may be required to submit further written documentation of qualifications.

  4. The HHS OIG Executive Resources Board will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority.

All information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. You should expect that we will verify performance, suitability, security information and take that information into account in making employment offers. False representation may be grounds for nonconsideration, non-selection, and/or appropriate disciplinary action. All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on approval from OPM's Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. An individual's initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a 1-year probationary period.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Top Secret/SCI

Drug test required


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Required Documents

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): Résumé (limited to 5 pages)Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:

  • Cover Letter (optional)
  • SF-50 (required for current Federal employees or if eligible for reinstatement) Other (Qualifications Review Board "QRB" Certification, if applicable) applicants who have been approved by the OPM QRB are not required to submit an ECQ narrative statement.We strongly encourage applicants to submit a résumé that is tailored specifically for this executive position to ensure it includes relevant examples of how you possess the required experience and the five Executive Core Qualifications. Your résumé should emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed and program accomplishments, including the results of your actions. For a suggested résumé format, go to

Applicants typically provide the following information in their résumé: * Vacancy announcement number and title of position - HHS-OIG-ES-2210-18-10365818; Assistant Inspector General for Investigations. * Full name, mailing and email addresses, day and evening telephone numbers. * Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities attended, as well as the type of degree received. * Information about paid and unpaid work experience related to the position, including: title, duties and accomplishments, employers' name and address, duration of employment, and salary (or Grade, if Federal). Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes all of the documents listed in the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section of this vacancy announcement. The application method for this position is "Résumé Only." Your résumé must not exceed five (5) pages, including an optional cover letter. Any information in excess of 5 pages will not be evaluated. Any documents submitted that are not listed in the Required Documents section of this announcement will not be considered.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

A complete application package for this vacancy must be received on-line via the USA Staffing web site by 11:59 pm (EST) on to receive consideration. Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:

If you are unable to apply online and have the required information, please call 1-478-744-2360 to start your Alternate Application. You will connected with a member of our staff who will initiate the Alternate Application process. More information on the Alternate Application process can be viewed at the following link:

Questions regarding this vacancy or the application process should be directed to the HR Specialist. The HR Specialist can be reached at (855) 291-2284. Someone is available to answer phone calls and emails from 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday excluding Federal holidays.

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Mario Minor




OIG Office of Investigations 330 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20201 US

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Next steps

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed.

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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.

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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: 12/04/2018 to 12/17/2018

Service: Senior Executive

Pay scale & grade: ES 00

Salary: $126,148 to $189,600 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time