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Inspector General Inspector

The OIG Inspector assesses whether CIA offices and programs are effectively executing their mission and comply with Federal law, Executive Orders, and other internal regulations and policies.

  • Full-Time
  • $135,468 - $187,300
  • Four-year college degree from an accredited university
  • Previous CIA OIG experience is required for this vacancy
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About the Job

The OIG Inspector will work primarily in a team environment within an office setting. OIG inspection work is performed under the direction, control, and authority of the Inspector General, and adheres to the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation. Responsibilities include assessing whether Agency offices, components, and/or programs are effectively executing their intended mission and comply with Federal law, Executive Orders, Presidential Directives, and other applicable internal regulations and policies. The work entails scoping and conducting a wide range of inspections as team lead or as a part of a team, advising other inspectors and managers of identified problems, making recommendations for corrective actions, and contributing to Inspections Staff-wide activities such as the annual work plan.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Plan and serve key role in a wide range of complex inspections to improve Agency efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Collect information and data to support the inspection.
  • Analyze the information collected; draw conclusions and determine recommendations.
  • Report and/or present inspection findings and recommendations on a range of complex issues.
  • Follow up on recommendations upon issuance of the inspection report.

Who You’ll Work With

At the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), we recognize our Nation’s strength comes from the diversity of its people. People from a broad range of backgrounds and viewpoints work at CIA, and our diverse teams are the reason we can keep our country safe.

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What You’ll Get

Our benefits support every aspect of a working professional’s life, including health and wellness, time off, family, finances, and continuing education. Our programs include highly sought-after government health benefits, flexible schedules, sick leave, and childcare. In some cases, we also offer sign-on incentives and cover moving expenses if you relocate.

As a CIA employee, you’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing your work is part of something bigger than yourself. Our work is driven by one mission: to keep our Nation safe. Every day is an opportunity to enhance U.S. national security.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 1 year experience working in CIA OIG.
  • Extensive knowledge of CIA and IC organization structure and mission activities.
  • Extensive knowledge of CIA and IC regulations and existing policies.
  • Knowledge of Federal laws, regulations, Executive Orders, Presidential Directives, to ensure compliance in Agency functions.
  • Ability to brief stakeholders on inspection findings, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Ability to write and review final reports documenting the inspection findings and recommendations.
  • Ability to interact with senior officers throughout the CIA, IC, and across government and industry.
  • Ability to analyze complex quantitative and qualitative data to decipher trends and identify root causes of problems.
  • Ability to plan and administer complex inspections; identify parameters, including purpose, scope, and resources required to meet established deadlines.
  • Ability to ensure compliance with recommendations and gauge the level of responsiveness to and effects of recommended actions.
  • Ability to benchmark best practices, standards, and processes for complex issues.
  • Ability to elicit information (e.g., interviews, focus groups).
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback.
  • Ability to use discretion when working with confidential data to protect information and sources.
  • Ability to determine appropriate policies and procedures to apply and adhere to when working in a collective environment where multiple agencies work together on projects or initiatives.
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation.

What You’ll Need to Apply

  • Resume
  • All applicants must submit a written narrative response to each of the following executive core qualifications. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately.
    1. Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this executive competency is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement the strategy in a continuously changing environment.
    2. Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this executive competency is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
    3. Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this executive competency is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
    4. Building Coalitions: The 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.