Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

US Government, Department of Veterans Affairs

OIG is organized into seven operational units: the Immediate Office of the Inspector General, Office of the Counselor, Office of Audits and Evaluations, Office of Healthcare Inspections, Office of Investigations, Office of Management and Administration, and Office of Special Reviews. In addition to the Washington, DC, headquarters, OIG has offices located in more than 60 locations throughout the country.


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OIG’s Office of Investigations (OI) investigates potential crimes and civil violations of law involving VA programs and operations committed by VA employees, contractors, beneficiaries, and other individuals. These investigations focus on a wide range of matters including health care, procurement, benefits, education, construction, and other fraud; cybercrime and identity theft; bribery, embezzlement, and conflicts of interest; drug offenses; and violent crimes. OI is staffed by special agents, forensic auditors, and other specialized staff in headquarters divisions and regional field offices that use data analytics, cyber-tools, covert operations, and other strategies to detect and address conduct that poses a threat to or has harmed VA personnel, operations, and the veterans or other beneficiaries they service. Through criminal prosecutions and civil monetary recoveries, OI’s investigations promote integrity, patient safety, efficiency, and accountability within VA. The Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, located in the Office of Investigations, provides executive leadership for the OIG’s criminal and civil investigations programs As a Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, you will: – Participate in strategic decision-making and policy discussions with the Inspector General, Deputy Inspector General, AIGI/Principal DAIGI (PDAIGI), and senior leaders in other OIG directorates. – Oversee OI personnel, offices, and divisions as assigned by the AIGI and PDAIGI. Directly supervises Special Agents in Charge and Directors. – Assess the effectiveness of OI’s programs and operations. Ensure compliance with compliance with VA OIG, OI, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), and Attorney General policies and guidelines. Assist the AIGI and PDAIGI in managing OI resources by conducting workload determinations, preparing justifications, and recommending priorities for long-range planning and the annual budget. – Develop, revise, and implement training and professional development opportunities to maintain and enhance investigative proficiency across OI. – Develop, revise, and implement investigative policies and procedures. Maintains expertise on current law enforcement strategies and techniques. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes: – Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards. – Eleven paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year. – Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire. – A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums. – A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.- Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:


Current career Senior Executives, QRB-certified graduates of SES candidate development programs, and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility are not required to address the executive core qualifications. They are required to address the technical qualifications. All other applicants are required to address both the executive core qualifications and the technical qualifications. Mandatory Qualifications Requirements: To meet minimum qualifications, applicants must possess the following technical and executive core competencies. These competencies would typically be gained through experience, education, and training that reflects progressive development and achievement in managing a Federal legal program for a nationwide organization. An individual’s total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position. ***The experience in your resume MUST address all TPCs and ECQs*** A. Technical Professional Competencies – All applicants must include a resume showing how their knowledge and experience relate to the following technical qualifications. TPC 1: Demonstrated experience leading, directing, and monitoring a comprehensive Federal criminal investigative program involving broad and complex issues of fraud and other criminal activity, waste, or abuse. TPC 2: Demonstrated experience leading a program that develops, implements, and ensures compliance with investigative policy and procedures. B. The following Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) must be addressed in your resume UNLESS you are a current member of the Career SES, a former Career SES member with reinstatement eligibility or an OPM/QRB certified candidate. LEADING CHANGE – 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. LEADING PEOPLE – 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. RESULTS DRIVEN – 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. BUSINESS ACUMEN – Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. BUILDING COALITIONS – 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. In addressing these mandatory qualifications elaborate on your accomplishments, experience, training, education, and awards, highlighting the problems solved and work objectives met, i.e., the results of your effort and evidence of your success. Do not repeat entries from your narrative work history. More information concerning the executive core qualifications may be obtained on the Internet at:

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Maximum Age Restriction: An individual selected for a Criminal Investigator, ES-1811 position, will be covered under special law enforcement provisions. This requires that applicants not exceed the maximum age for entry. The day preceding an applicant’s 37th birthday is the final date for selection The age restriction does not apply, providing the appropriate documentation is submitted, for applicants who are preference eligibles or who served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement (FLEO) position covered by special civil service retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement, and after subtracting these covered time periods (years/months) of prior Federal service worked in a primary law enforcement position, the applicant would be less than 37 years of age. The intent of the maximum age limitation is to ensure that a Federal law enforcement officer will have the opportunity to work 20 years and therefore be eligible to retire at age 57, when mandatory retirement applies to Federal law enforcement officers. Physical Requirements: The selectee must pass a pre-employment medical examination (including vision, hearing, cardiovascular, mobility of extremities, and other factors), unless already working in a position covered under 5 USC 8336 (c), or the selectee works for another Federal law enforcement agency and has passed a physical exam within the previous three months. Prior to appointment, the selectee must be determined by an authorized Government physician to be physically fit to perform strenuous and demanding duties such as making arrests, conducting surveillance, and using firearms. Any physical condition that would cause the selectee to be a hazard to oneself or others is disqualifying. The selectee will be required to pass regular medical examinations and maintain a level of physical fitness in accordance with the standards and policies of the agency. Other Requirements: The selectee is required to drive a motor vehicle to carry out the duties of the position and must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license from one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico. The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. Key Requirements: Click “Print Preview” to review the entire announcement before applying. Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.

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