The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) seeks individuals whose abilities and efforts will make meaningful contributions to the interests and concerns of the public.
Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations; ES-1811-00, in the Office of Investigations. This position is open to senior executives (who meet the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs); current or former competitive service federal employees; and current excepted service federal employees as clarified in the posting. Open from Feb. 14 to March 15. Location - Washington, DC; negotiable upon selection where a USDA OIGl Investigation’s office is located. Apply at USAjobs.gov.
OIG’s Areas of Responsibility
The Office of Audit (OA) examines the economy and efficiency of USDA programs and operations, including program results, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and the accuracy of financial reports. While most audit work is done by in-house staff, OA also contracts with certified public accountants for some work and oversees the quality of work completed by auditors under contract to other USDA agencies. OIG audits are completed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. In addition, OA performs inspections conducted in accordance with the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency’s Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation
The Office of Investigations (OI) utilizes specific law enforcement activities, tools, and techniques, including use of asset forfeiture, to conduct investigations and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in the programs and operations of USDA. Investigative work may result in judicial and administrative actions to resolve allegations and to prevent and deter future instances of illegal or fraudulent acts or employee misconduct.
The Office of Analytics and Innovation (OAI) is modernizing the way OIG does business by using innovative techniques, providing visibility into data, delivering decision-ready information, and employing innovative communication methodologies. OAI, in collaboration with the Office of Audit and Office of Investigations, creates and deploys advanced analytical tools utilized for potential fraud detection and performance risk assessments. OAI also develops data-driven reports, dashboards, and interactive data stories on a wide range of topics for stakeholders and the public. OAI’s Outreach and Communications branch also develops strategic engagement and communications plans for a wide range of audiences on a variety of platforms, including our website, social media, and other communication channels.
The Office of Compliance and Integrity (OCI) performs independent quality assurance and internal control reviews, inspections, and evaluations of OIG operations. OCI’s reviews provide senior management with reasonable assurance that OIG operations and activities are in conformance with policy, laws, and professional standards. OCI also assesses the effectiveness and efficiency of OIG operations to identify trends, best practices, and areas for development.
The Office of Counsel provides legal advice and representation on issues arising during the course of OIG work including audits, investigations, inspections, data analysis, and reviews, as well as on internal administrative and management issues.
The Office of Equal Opportunity, Diversity, and Inclusion advises OIG leadership on applying the principles of civil rights, EEO, dispute resolution, diversity, and inclusion, on matters affecting the OIG workforce, program activities, and development of policy.
The Office of Management ensures that funding, technology and equipment, policies, and staff are in place so that OIG can function efficiently and effectively. Responsibilities include asset management, budget formulation and execution, human resources, cross OIG workplace training, and information technology.