Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Assistant Inspector General, EM-511-00 in Washington, District Of Columbia

  • Duties



This position is located in the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Program Audits & Evaluations (PAE), Headquarters, Arlington, VA. The FDIC OIG is an independent and objective unit established under the inspector General Act of 1978, as amended. The OIG's mission is to promote the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of FDIC programs and operations and to protect against fraud, waste, and abuse to assist and augment the FDIC's contribution to stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system. In carrying out its mission, the OIG conducts audits, evaluations, and investigations; reviews existing and proposed legislation and regulations; and keeps FDIC Chairman and the Congress fully and currently informed of problems and deficiencies relating to FDIC programs and operations.

The Office of Program Audits and Evaluations performs audits and evaluations individually or as part of Government-wide initiatives, in response to: statutory, regulatory or policy requirements; specific Congressional and FDIC management requests; and the most significant risk confronting FDIC.

FDIC Executive Managers (EM) are not the Senior Executive Service (SES). As an EM at the FDIC, you will provide executive leadership and managerial direction over substantive activities related to planning, developing, executing, and coordinating the Corporation's programs and policies.

There is currently only one vacancy and candidates are encouraged to apply early to maximize their opportunity for consideration. Additional selections may be made should we determine there are more vacancies to fill in the same position.

Hiring decisions will take into consideration budgetary constraints and uncertainties.

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  • Participates with, and provides advice and assistance to, the Inspector General on all matters pertaining to management and administration of the audits and/or evaluations.
  • Develops and implements audit and evaluation plans, and schedules, and allocates assigned resources to ensure appropriate coverage is given to FDIC programs and operations as well as the FDIC’s supervisory approach to addressing IT risks at insured institutions and technology service products based upon their significance to the FDIC and vulnerability to waste, fraud, and mismanagement.
  • Designs and implements a quality assurance program that includes policies and procedures for performing audits and evaluations with a focus on compliance with professional standards.
  • Issues reports and other products that provide findings and recommendations for promoting economy and efficiency in the administration of FDIC programs and operations; ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies; and preventing and detecting fraud and abuse in activities of the FDIC.
  • Employs innovative techniques and data analytics to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of OIG audits and evaluations, and to assist in identifying risks at the FDIC warranting OIG coverage.
  • Provides direction, supervision, and management to assigned supervisors and staff and administers the Corporation’s Leadership, and Performance Management and Recognition Program, including promoting a clear understanding of the program expectations to supervisors and staff, and ensuring a consistent interpretation and application of job and behavioral standards.
  • Implements OIG Guiding Principles into practice, and translates priorities, goals, and objectives into concrete plans and actions.
  • Serves as the FDIC OIG representative for audit and/or evaluation matters between FDIC OIG and other Federal agencies, including CIGIE, the GAO, OMB, Congressional committees and other Executive and Legislative organizations of the United States Government, as well as the private sector.
Travel Required

25% or less - Occasional Travel will be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Applicants with status (i.e., current permanent Federal employees in the competitive service and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility) and those eligible for appointment under special hiring authorities; in the local commuting area; and veterans eligible for VEOA appointment.

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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0511 Auditing

  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

Employee may be relocated to any duty location to meet management needs.

Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) required.

U.S. Citizenship is required.


Applicants must posess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the grade 15 level or above in the Federal Service. Specialized experience includes advising on, supervising, or performing a systematic examination/appraisal of financial records, financial/management reports, controls, policies/practices affecting or reflecting the financial condition or operating results of an activity; and conducting activities related to the detection of fraud, waste, and abuse.

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious spiritual; community; student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here.


There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Professional certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is desired.

Additional information

If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.

If selected, you may be required to serve a supervisory/managerial probationary period.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

Your resume will also be evaluated to measure your responses to the assessment questions. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

The competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) you will be assessed on are listed below. Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to independently, objectively, and thoroughly audit and/or evaluate FDIC programs, functions, and activities and those of insured and regulated institutions and FDIC contractors, and report the results of those efforts in a manner that informs Congress and the American people about the functions and operations of the FDIC and conveys the message and significance of the work effectively.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, and related statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to OIG organizations.
  • Expert knowledge of Federal auditing, evaluation, and accounting standards, principles, practices, and procedures, along with a comprehensive knowledge of professional audit and evaluation standards necessary to manage and direct very broad assignments requiring an integrated analysis of different operational functions.
  • Professional certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is desired.
  • Ability to produce results that may be sensitive, controversial and/or confidential in written and verbal audit reports and presentations within short time frames to communicate findings and identify problems clearly, concisely, and effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability in accounting, auditing, management and financial analysis, procurement, contract administration, financial and performance reporting, information technology, public administration and the Federal regulatory environment.
  • Ability to lead others in the organization by having a high degree of ingenuity in developing new techniques and extending current knowledge and theory in order to evaluate and recommend improvements in all activities of the Corporation.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and supervise audits, including the ability to manage people in direct work accomplishments through the efforts of subordinate staff.
  • Expert interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively to exchange information and ideas in ways that promote mutual understanding of organizational issues and initiatives, and to ensure effective decision-making and operations. You do not need to respond seperately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Top Secret/SCI

  • Required Documents


Required Documents

Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ACT (VEOA) ELIGIBLES AND SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES FOR VETERANS: If you are applying for consideration under VEOA and special hiring authorities for veterans, click here.

SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: If you are applying for consideration under special appointing authorities for people with disabilities, you will be required to provide proof of disability documentation to specify that you are a person who (1) has a severe physical disability; (2) an intellectual disability; or (3) a psychiatric disability. Severe physical disabilities include but are not limited to blindness, deafness, paralysis, missing limbs, epilepsy and dwarfism. The documentation does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history or need for accommodation, however, the letter should clearly state that you are eligible for appointment under this authority. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM: (a). Licensed medical professionals; or (b). State or private vocational rehabilitation specialists; or (c). Any Government agency (e.g. VA, etc.) that issues or provides disability benefit. To view sample Schedule A proof of disability letters and for more information on this special appointing authority, click here. Please note that employees hired under this Schedule A hiring authority will be required to complete a Standard Form 256 to identify their disability status.

* INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP):* If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility. For more information, click here.

CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES OR REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLE WITH COMPETITIVE STATUS: A copy of your most recent SF Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (2) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34). To be considered as a non- competitive eligible candidate, the SF-50 must show the highest grade level or promotion potential level applicant has attained competitively and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.**

FDIC EMPLOYEES: Submit a final digitally signed copy of your most recent Annual Performance Appraisal and Evaluation form. The final PDF form is also acceptable.**

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.

  • Benefits



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply


How to Apply

To begin, click the "Apply" button and follow the prompts. If you haven't already, register and establish a USAJOBS account. After you register online, click the "Apply" button to complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents. Please be sure to click "Submit Application" to complete the application process.

You must apply online. Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.

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account and click on "Applications" tab. Click on the "Position Title," and then select "Update Application" or "Additional Application Information" to continue.

You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.

Please ensure you have completed the application process by verifying the status of your application on-line to reflect: "Received". Failure to complete the application process will result in an incomplete application and you will not be considered for the position.

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Agency contact information
Helen Springirth





Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Office of Inspector General 3501 Fairfax Drive Arlington, Virginia United States

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Next steps

You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through USAJOBS by signing in and selecting "Application Status." Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

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.

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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 and hiring process 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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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496801400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 04/13/2018 to 04/30/2018

Salary: $210,322 to $273,400 per year

Pay scale & grade: EM 00

Work schedule: Full-Time - Competitive Service,

Appointment type: Permanent - Permanent, Full-Time