This position is in the Senior Executive Service, a small elite group of top government leaders. SES members possess a diverse portfolio of experiences with strong skills to lead across organizations. As an executive, you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants.
Principal advisor to the Inspector General (IG) and Principal Deputy Inspector General (PDIG) on matters related to the conduct and management of auditing functions including audits of performance and financial statements.
Oversees and directs the performance of auditing activities related to DoD programs and operations.
Advises the IG and PDIG on program matters relating to prevention and detection of fraud, waste, and abuse in DoD programs and operations.
Informs the IG and PDIG of serious fraud problems, abuses, and other deficiencies reported by DoD audit organizations and recommends corrective actions.
Oversees complex and comprehensive audits and examinations of DoD programs, operations, and contract audits. Directs the development of formal reports of findings and makes recommendations to agency officials for corrective actions.
Oversees and directs financial and performance audit processes to ensure the quality and timeliness of work products.
Consults with Congress and the Department to ensure that the annual audit plan meets current and emerging priorities.
Promotes coordination with other Federal Offices of Inspectors General on audit issues, including reviews of inter-agency programs.
Develops and implements performance based metrics for the Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Audit that are effective measurements of mission.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
Must be a US Citizen.
Selectee is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and the incumbent is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with DoD OIG.
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).
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
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.
Selectee will be required to file an 'Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, 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
Incumbent may be required to travel 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 responsibilities specific to the position. Eligibility for this position will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has 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 Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and mandatory technical qualifications (MTQs). All factors are mandatory. These qualifications 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 A position under the DoD OIG SES Personnel Management and Compensation System.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs):
The applicant is to provide a separate narrative statement to each of the following technical qualifications which describes fully and 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. Expert knowledge and experience of performance auditing, attestation, and financial statement auditing principles, techniques, and practices needed to interpret and apply Generally Accepted Auditing Standards to ensure a scope and quality of work that is meaningful to a wide range of users.
2. Demonstrates an enterprise perspective in planning for and leading a large audit organization that conducts complex, multi-location audits. The incumbent must possess an awareness and understanding of individual and organizational responsibilities in relation to government-wide strategic priorities.
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.
These ECQs must be addressed in a separate narrative statement. Specific instructions for preparing your statement and definitions of these core qualifications are available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp.
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.
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: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
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 http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/ and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
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 www.sss.gov).
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.
Military retirees seeking to enter civil service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they are within 180 days following their official date of retirement (5 United States Code 3326.)
Filling of this position is not subject to the provisions of the DOD Priority Placement Program (PPP).
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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. Applications 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 appointing authority.
All applicants are required to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).
Current Career SES members, Career Senior Executive Reinstatement Eligibles 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:
Background checks and security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk
Trust determination process
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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
Information about your paid and nonpaid 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.
A separate narrative statement to each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications. In order to receive further consideration for this vacancy, this information must be attached as supporting documentation.
Executive Core Qualifications listed above. In order to receive further consideration for this vacancy, this information must be attached as supporting documentation.
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).
Current or former SES Career employees, appointed under Title 5 U.S.C. 3393, must include a copy of their SF50 that indicates their SES Career appointment under Title 5 (Failure to submit will eliminate you from further consideration).
Current or former Federal employees must provide a copy of a recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which indicates Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service (SF-50 not required for DoD OIG applicants). DOD employees can access their SF-50 at: My Biz
5. Performance Appraisal:
most recent performance appraisal.
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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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