Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Social Security Administration (SSA), Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) Office of Investigations (OI), responsible for all matters relating to the investigation of alleged violations of law or regulation or other irregularities in the administration of SSA's programs, operations, and other activities.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>The incumbent is the SSA OIG Executive responsible for planning, coordinating and controlling all investigative activities related to criminal fraud, white collar crimes, abuse of public trust, employee integrity and misconduct</li> <li>Setting investigative priorities and allocation of resources to major investigative efforts. S/he makes decisions concerning broad or limited changes in emphasis in investigative activities</li> <li>Provides expert legal advice on issues relating to the conduct of OIG criminal, civil, and administrative investigations, and initiatives designed to prevent or detect inefficiency, waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement in SSA programs and operations</li> <li>Maintains effective relationships as the OIG's law enforcement liaison with other government agencies including the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys, FBI, U.S. Marshall Service, and U.S. Secret Service on investigative matters</li> <li>Through the Inspector General, the AIGI keeps the Commissioner fully and currently informed on significant developments and actual or potential problems relating to the investigation program. Establishes agency-wide policy on investigations</li> <li>Responsible for the direct referral and the oversight of subordinates' referrals of alleged or suspected criminal and/or civil violations to the Department of Justice (DoJ)</li> <li>Provides leadership to subordinate managers and supervisors ensuring the successful accomplishment of the mission and goals assigned to OI by the Inspector General (IG)</li> <li>Engages in important legal policy making determinations that significantly affect OI operations, in consultation with the Counsel to the IG, when appropriate</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> </ul> <br /> U.S. Citizenship is required.<br /><br />In order to be considered minimally qualified for this position, candidates must have had responsible professional experience at a senior level (equivalent to the GS-15 in either the General Schedule (GS) or a comparable pay plan). <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>The application process used to recruit for this position is the RESUME BASED method. </strong>Although applicants <strong>cannot</strong> address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) separately, evidence of each must be clearly demonstrated in the five (5) page resume and throughout the rest of the application package. It is important that your resume be complete and thorough. Please be sure to include and address all ECQs and MTQs in your resume and application package.<br /> A sample 5-page resume that incorporates the ECQs can be found in OPM's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications (pages 29-37): https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf <br /><br />In order to be considered minimally qualified for this position, candidates must have had responsible professional experience at a senior level (equivalent to the GS-15 in either the General Schedule (GS) or a comparable pay plan).<br /><br /><strong>MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): </strong> The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service (SES). Your resume and application must demonstrate and address the ECQs and include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities; address the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; describe policy initiatives undertaken; define level of contacts; convey the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; and identify the results of actions taken. The five ECQs are as follows:<br /><br />(1) <strong>Leading Change </strong>- Ability to develop and implement an organizational vision with integrates key national and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors. Inherent to it is the ability to balance change and continuity–to continually strive to improve customer service and program performance within the basic Government framework, to create a work environment that encourages creative thinking, and to maintain focus, intensity and persistence, even under adversity. Includes the ability to formulate effective program strategies consistent with the overall goals of the organization.<br /> (2) <strong>Leading People</strong> – Ability to design and implement strategies which maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission and goals. Includes leveraging diversity and other differences, promoting developmental opportunities for staff, fostering commitment and team spirit, and constructively resolving conflicts.<br /> (3) <strong>Results Driven </strong>- Stresses accountability and continuous improvement. It includes the ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of program and policies. Includes the ability to address and balance complex and diverse program requirements within available resources in response to major changing needs in the diverse field of social insurance/welfare reform and the interdisciplinary impact on social insurance programs.<br /> (4) <strong>Business Acumen</strong> – Ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner which instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission, and to use new technology to enhance decision making. Includes demonstrated ability in recruiting and selecting staff, allocating resources, and/or managing budgetary processes.<br /> (5) <strong>Building Coalitions</strong> – Ability to explain, advocate and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner, and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. It also involves the ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations, and to identify the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Includes ability to interact constructively with Federal officials, representatives of professional organizations and the public sector.<br /><br /><strong>MANDATORY PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): </strong>A supplemental narrative <strong>must</strong> be submitted separately addressing each Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification (MTQ) below. No more than one (1) page per MTQ is allowed; additional information will not be considered.<br /><br />1. Demonstrated executive level experience leading, directing, and monitoring a national investigative program involving complex issues of fraud, waste, abuse, misconduct, intelligence efforts, national investigative activity, and digital forensic examinations related to criminal fraud, white collar crimes, abuse of public trust, as well as employee integrity and misconduct. Special emphasis is placed upon automated technology to detect criminal activity.<br /><br />2. Demonstrated experience leading a program, including through the delivery of expert legal advice, that develops, implements, and ensures compliance with investigative laws, regulations, policy and procedures.<br /><br /><strong>DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (DQs):</strong><br /> 1. Demonstrated experience serving as liaison to Federal and State prosecutive and investigative offices, and representing an Agency in matters involving national law enforcement planning in the area of developing, implementing, and ensuring compliance with investigative policy and procedures.<br /><br />2. Demonstrated ability to develop briefing materials, using appropriate data and other resources, for IG use in congressional and similar briefings.<br /><br />3. Professional development, career progress, or awards/recognition that will indicate high potential for success in this position. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Applicants must provide proof of the following:<br /> 1. Matriculation from an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D degree.; and<br /> 2. Active Bar membership with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />(1) The selectee for this position will be subject to an appropriate security investigation, including fingerprinting and periodic future reinvestigation(s).<br /> (2) Veteran's preference is not applicable to the SES.<br /> (3) This position is covered under the post-employment restrictions of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (PL 95-521). This law also requires the selectee to file an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (Standard Form 278) within 30 days of appointment.<br /> (4) Selectee must serve a one-year probationary period unless s/he previously completed one in the Senior Executive Service.<br /> (5) Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must be registered with the Selective Service System before they can be employed by an executive agency of the Federal government. This requirement does not apply to Agency employees appointed before November 8, 1985.<br /> (6) This position may be a Testing Designated Position. The selectee will be notified if they are required to submit to a pre-employment urinalysis drug screening within 48 hours of notification. After appointment, the selectee will then be subject to future random drug screening.<br /><br />All application materials are subject to the provisions of the privacy act and become property of SSA.<br /><br />The Social Security Administration provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be granted on a case-by-case basis.<br /><br />The Social Security Administration provides equal opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, disability, or conduct not adversely affecting employee performance. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />As part of the <strong>Resume Based </strong>recruitment method, applicants must submit a resume of no more than five (5) pages and a separate narrative addressing each MTQ (maximum of one (1) page per MTQ). Pages submitted in excess of the limits described above will not be considered. Do not list a Social Security Number or Date of Birth on any attachment.<br /><br />You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your accomplishments and experience. Your application will be rated and ranked by an SES Rating Panel, comprised of at least three SES members, using only the information submitted within the application package. Applicants determined to be Highly Qualified must demonstrate sufficient possession of ECQs, MTQs, and DQs will be referred to the hiring component for further consideration. Highly Qualified applicants may undergo an interview and a reference check. If you are the recommended selectee, you may be asked to submit a written narrative statement addressing each of the ECQs, which must be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board prior to appointment, unless you are a current SES executive or have successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Top Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>Please submit the following documents by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered for the position:</strong> <ul> <li> <strong>Resume</strong> – The resume cannot exceed five (5) pages. The resume must include evidence of the ECQs.</li> <li> <strong> MANDATORY MTQ Supplemental Statement</strong> – Maximum of one (1) page per MTQ.</li> <li> <strong> OPTIONAL DQ Supplemental Statement</strong> <strong></strong>- Maximum of one (1) page per DQ.</li> <li> <strong>SF-50</strong> – If you are a current, retired, or former Federal employee, please submit a copy of your most recent form SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. Do not submit an SF-50 for an award.</li> <li><strong> Proof of matriculation </strong>from an accredited law school, with either an LL.B. or J.D. degree; <strong>AND</strong></li> <li> <strong>Proof of active Bar membership</strong> , with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.</li> <li> <strong>Candidate Development Program Certificate/Non-Competitive Eligibility Documentation</strong> – If you are a graduate of an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP), certified by OPM, please submit a copy of your certificate for non-competitive eligibility consideration. You must meet all MTQs. If you are a current member of the SES, or former SES with reinstatement eligibility, you must provide an SF-50 documenting your appointment and/or resignation to/from the SES, as well as an SF-50 showing satisfactory completion of the SES Probationary Period.</li> </ul> <strong>Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the announcement (06/03/2019) will result in your removal from consideration for this position.</strong><br /><br />If you are having difficulty applying online, please contact the HR Specialist listed as the contact on the vacancy announcement during core business hours (9:30 am – 2:30 pm Eastern Time).


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