• Duties Summary

    The incumbent serves as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Inspections (DAIGI) in the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of State (Department). OIG has statutory oversight responsibility covering the Department and the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM). This oversight responsibility includes conducting and reporting on inspections, evaluations, investigations, audits, and special inquiries of all overseas and domestic organizational entities of these organizations.

    Responsibilities

    The Office of Inspector General, Office of Inspections (OIG/ISP) is responsible for implementing the worldwide inspection program as mandated in the Foreign Service Act of 1980. OIG/ISP applies risk management principles to plan and conduct inspections and identify areas for review. Inspections of U.S. missions and constituent posts cover all aspects of the organization including assessments of leadership, foreign policy implementation, public diplomacy, information management, program and grants management, consular operations, and security and management support activities. Inspections of domestic bureaus or their subordinate offices examine the implementation of Department policies, the bureau or operating unit's impact on the Department, the control and management of resources, the management of overseas posts or regional offices, and compliance with the Department's domestic security standards. The office also conducts compliance follow-up reviews to examine the implementation of recommendations from earlier inspections. The office also inspects USAGM programs and operations. Reports of inspections are submitted by the Inspector General to the Secretary of State and over a dozen committees in Congress.

    As the DAIGI, the incumbent fully participates with and assists the Assistant Inspector General for Inspections (AIGI) in directing the operations and activities of inspection teams. This includes the following specific responsibilities:

    • Assisting and participating with the AIG in leading, directing, and managing the operations of ISP as carried out by staff assigned to inspection teams performing inspections of Department and USAGM programs and operations.
    • Reviewing and approving draft inspection reports prior to submission to the AIG to ensure that findings are properly documented, that well-founded recommendations are made, and that the inspection conforms to OIG/ISP standards and the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation (Blue Book).
    • Ensuring draft inspection reports promote the effective implementation of foreign policy goals and objectives, as well as the most economical, efficient, and effective use of resources by the Department and USAGM.
    • Assisting the AIG in leading, directing, and managing strategic planning, as well as preparing ISP's budget justifications.
    • Assigning and directing ISP staff and inspection teams composed of Civil Service, Foreign Service, and Re-employed Annuitants. The DAIGI serves as a senior member of the OIG's team and as OIG's expert in the conduct of inspections.
    • Assisting in the development and implementation of policies and procedures governing the conduct of inspections, other evaluations, and special inquiries, as required.
    • Directing the formulation of questionnaires, risk checklists, and risk methodologies for conducting inspections.
    • Carrying out broad-based planning and management of activities to ensure that program objectives are accomplished and comply with laws, regulations, security provisions, policy decisions, and other requirements. The incumbent works to continuously improve the quality of inspections and inspection products and to promote further economy and efficiency in the conduct of inspections.
    • Directing the planning and performance of special reviews or projects of extreme sensitivity involving high-level officials, matters attracting significant congressional or media attention, internal affairs, or issues having an impact on national programs and policies.
    • Working collaboratively with other OIG offices on joint projects that will enhance OIG's oversight efforts.
    • As appropriate, representing ISP and OIG with members of Congress and other high-ranking officials.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overseas travel is required.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    NA - No known promotion potential.

  • Job family (Series)

  • Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • One year probationary period unless excepted by regulation.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
    • U.S. Citizenship is required.
    • Requires an annual financial disclosure statement, OGE-278.
    • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.

    The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

    Qualifications

    RESPONDING TO EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQ) AND MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQ):

    When responding to the ECQs and MTQs, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the MTQs and the ECQs. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, level of contacts, and results of your actions.

    You should limit your narrative to two pages per MTQ and ECQ. Applicants who use "see resume" as a response will not receive consideration for this position.

    A. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ):

    UNLESS you:

    • are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment,
    • are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or
    • have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM,

      you MUST address each ECQ in the Questionnaire Portion of the application process.

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    Additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualifications statements is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website. To access please click and .

    B. Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ):

    All applicants must address each of the MTQs in order to receive consideration for this position.

    • You must address the MTQs separately (as a separate document) and NOT through the Questionnaire Portion of the application process.

    • After preparing your MTQs, please upload them in the document upload section under "additional documentation."

    For this position ALL applicants must address each of the following MTQs:

    1. Demonstrated ability to plan, manage, and oversee major highly sensitive inspections, evaluations, or audits of organizations and functions in accordance with applicable professional standards, such as the CIGIE Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation.
    2. Demonstrated experience leading, mentoring, motivating, and appraising a large, diverse staff, through multiple direct reports and subordinate supervisors, to meet program goals and objectives within available resources.
    3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with high-level Government officials including the highest level of organizational management, representatives of interagency groups, and audiences varying widely in background, experience, and level of understanding on the results of inspections which may be sensitive, controversial and complex.


    IF YOU DO NOT POSSESS THE MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, YOU MAY BE CONSIDERED INELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION.

    Education

    Additional information

    SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you.

    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Office of Employee Relations, Disability/Reasonable Accommodations Division, at (202) 261-8163 or reasonableaccommodations@state.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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.

    SELECTIVE SERVICE - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    An Executive Review Board (ERB) and Qualifications Review Panel (QRP) consisting of senior officials will rate applicants based on the quality and extent of total accomplishments, experience and education. The ERB and QRP will determine the degree to which candidates possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ) requirements of the position and the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) requirements. Among the factors the ERB and QRP will consider in determining the applicant's relative capacity and fitness for the position are education, training, experience and demonstrated executive level qualifications. The ERB and QRP will rate your application against each of the ECQs and MTQs to determine the best qualified candidates. Candidates determined to be best qualified candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration for the position.


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    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents

    If you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the career SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit proof of non-competitive eligibility, i.e., conversion to career SES SF-50 or SES Certificate. You must attach a copy of a SF-50 "Notice of Personnel Action" that verifies status or eligibility. If the SF-50 is not attached, THEN YOU MUST ADDRESS THE ECQs or you may lose consideration. All required documents must be submitted to our automated system "Gateway to State" prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, on the closing date of this announcement. See Step 3 under "How to Apply."

    ALL CANDIDATES (INCLUDING CURRENT AND REINSTATEMENT SES) MUST PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE MTQs.

    You must upload your responses in the "additional documentation" section of the application process.

  • Benefits

  • How to Apply

    • Applicants must submit an on-line application through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) application system, USAJOBS. Information you provide in USAJOBS is general information completed by all applicants. The information you provide and your Federal resume will become part of your application and will automatically be transferred to the Department of State's Gateway to State application system when you apply on-line. You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement to complete the following three-step application process:

      STEP 1: Select the "Apply On-line" button at the bottom of this page and follow the instructions provided. WHEN COMPLETING YOUR ON-LINE RESUME DO NOT CONVERT IT TO THE SES RESUME FORMAT.

      STEP 2: Answer the mandatory technical and executive core qualifications. These questions will be used to evaluate your qualifications for this job. Review your resume to make certain that it supports your responses to the user information questions and the mandatory technical and executive core qualifications.

    • The MTQs must be addressed in a separate document and uploaded in the "additional documentation" section of the application process.
    • The ECQs must be addressed in the questionnaire portion of the application process.

      STEP 3: Submit all required documentation listed in the required documents section of this announcement to the automated system "Gateway to State" prior to the closing date of the announcement.

      For instructions on how to view the status of your supporting documentation, please click .

      Technical assistance with your on-line application can be obtained by contacting the Help Desk at mgshelp@monster.com OR by calling (866) 656-6830 or (703) 269-4944 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. ET

      NOTE: If applying online poses an extreme hardship, you may request alternate application procedures to submit your application package by fax. Contact the Human Resources office listed on the announcement between the business hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, at least two working days prior to the closing date of this announcement. The application package for alternate application procedures must be submitted and received in the Human Resources office no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on the closing date of this announcement.

      NOTE: Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

    Agency contact information Martin R. Conterez
    Phone

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    Address

    U.S. Department of State
    1700 N Moore Street
    SA-39, Room 1400
    Attn: OIG
    Arlington, Virginia 22209
    United States
    Next steps

    After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If your package is complete and you are deemed eligible, your application will be reviewed by an Executive Review Board and by a Review Panel that will determine the best qualified applicants. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. You will be notified up to four times during the hiring process:

    1. Upon receipt of your application.

    2. Upon minimum qualification determinations.

    3. After the certificate is issued.

    4. After final selection is made.

    For instructions on how to view the status of your application, please click .

  • Fair & Transparent

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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.

    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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