Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Evaluations and Special Projects

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Oct 21

Position description

The OIG conducts inspections, investigations, audits, and special inquiries in offices, bureaus, missions, and overseas posts of the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for Global Media. It conducts assessments of how effectively U.S. foreign policy is being implemented. It also assesses the efficiency and economy of activities and operations, security standards, and intelligence operations. It coordinates and leads inquiries into allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement.



The incumbent of this position will serve as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Evaluations and Special Projects (DAIG for ESP) and is responsible for assisting in the management of complex and sensitive cases that involve matters such as whistleblower retaliation, misconduct by high-level Department and USAGM employees, and issues with significant public and congressional attention.

The DAIG assists the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) in providing executive leadership over the Office of Evaluations and Special Projects (ESP). The executive helps to oversee the planning, conducting, and writing of all ESP products, which include whistleblower investigations, responses to congressional inquiries, reviews of allegations of misconduct by senior officials, and evaluations of issues with significant public and congressional attention. 

The position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Assign and directly supervise ESP’s evaluations, reviews, and investigations and ensure that all matters are conducted with the highest degree of professionalism, objectivity, and fairness and in accordance with any relevant professional standards.
  • Review potential investigative matters and requests for OIG work and advise the AIG and the Inspector General on recommended courses of action.
  • Assess legal, factual, and policy conclusions that arise in ESP's evaluations and investigations, which typically involves the interpretation and application of complex Federal statutes, regulations, and policies.
  • Assist the AIG in reviewing draft reports by proposing substantive, organizational, and editorial recommendations before the reports are submitted to OIG leadership for their review.
  • Work effectively with Department of State and U.S. Agency for Global Media offices whose programs or personnel are the subjects of ESP evaluations and reviews.
  • Represent the AIG at meetings when required and work closely with other senior staff on a range of matters, including preparation of material required for reports and congressional requests.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional domestic and overseas travel may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential




Conditions of Employment


  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Requires a financial disclosure statement, SF-278.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Applicants must be a current member of a bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.



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 submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications (last five questions). All applicants must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Technical Qualification questions in order to receive consideration for the position.

To view additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements available on the Office of Personnel Management's website please click here.

When responding to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications, 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 Technical Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications.

Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.  You should limit your narrative to two pages per Mandatory Technical Qualification and Executive Core Qualification.

Applicants who use "see resume" as a response will not receive consideration for the position.

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:

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting reviews, evaluations, or investigations of federal agency programs and operations, to include interviewing witnesses; collecting, reviewing, and analyzing relevant documents; and integrating documentary, testimonial, and legal sources in a final product.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing written documents that address relevant issues in a well-organized manner that present logical, supported, and well-reasoned findings and recommendations.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, organizing, assigning, and reviewing work, including working on multiple competing projects where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events/situations arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.




See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.

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