The USPS OIG is seeking a highly qualified applicant to fill our Assistant Inspector General (AIG) for the Office of Audit (OA) located in Arlington, VA. The selected candidate will serve as the senior executive responsible for long-range planning and integration of all audits and reviews designed to protect assets and revenue, ensure efficient and economical mail delivery, and safeguard the integrity of the postal system.
The mission of OA is to conduct and supervise objective and independent audits and reviews relating to Postal Service programs and operations to:
Prevent and detect fraud, waste, and misconduct;
Promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness;
Promote program integrity; and
Keep the Governors, Congress, and the Postal Service management informed
The successful candidate will serve as the principal senior executive in the OIG responsible for long-range planning and integration of all audits and reviews designed to protect assets and revenue, ensure efficient and economical mail delivery, and safeguard the integrity of the postal system. These audits and related engagements are performed in compliance with the standards published by the Comptroller General of the United States, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency. The successful candidate serves as a member of the OIG executive management team; works with other senior managers to plan and coordinate OIG activities and ensure effective and efficient use of resources. The candidate also ensures that appropriate functions and responsibilities are developed and executed for each of their directorates in accordance with regulatory standards and guidelines established for the OIG.
The salary range for this position is $161,700 - $199,300.
Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.
Areas of Responsibility (include, but are not limited to the following):
Serves as principal advisor to the IG and DIG for all OA matters
Serves as a member of the OIG executive management team
Works with other executives and senior managers to plan and coordinate OIG activities to ensure effective and efficient use of resources and the delivery of quality services in meeting the OIG's mission
Ensures that appropriate functions and responsibilities are developed and executed for OA in accordance with regulatory standards and guidelines established for OIG
Oversees all work and exercises total authority and responsibility associated with subordinates
Plan, participate in or executive assigned audits and special projects
Perform risk analysis of functions and activities to determine the nature of operations and the adequacy of the system of internal control to achieve established objectives
Evaluate the adequacy of controls as they relate to each audit
Provide auditing and technical assistance on all related matters
Manage and prioritize multiple assignments including all audits and projects
Work closely with subordinates on risk assessment and audit planning
Review and monitor ongoing performance metrics for subordinates
Present audit finding or other relevant information to both internal and external Senior Executives on the effectiveness and adequacy of risk management, governance, and internal control procedures
Conditions of Employment
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret security clearance.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued credit card.
May be required to successfully complete a 12-month probationary period
Must be a U.S. citizen.
Must be able to pass a drug screening and medical assessment questionnaire.
Must be able to pass a background investigation
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Identifies and integrates key issues affecting OA, including political, economic, social, technological, and administrative factors. Determines the basic content and character of operations. This includes decisions on (1) what programs or major projects should be initiated, dropped, or curtailed; (2) how many resources to devote to particular projects; (3) the timing of initiating, dropping, or curtailing particular programs or major projects; and (4) what changes in emphasis need to be made in programs or parts of programs.
Directs basic program planning and evaluation activities. Establishes (1) long-range planning in connection with prospective changes in functions and programs; (2) periodic and comprehensive evaluation of program goals and objectives; and (3) adjustments or redefinitions of broad objectives.
Formulates decisions on organizational improvements. Assesses (1) the desirability of changes in organizational structure and/or delegated authority and the particular changes to be affected; (2) measures for improving coordination among subordinate units; and (3) control measures needed to provide data for management.
Provides leadership in setting the workforce's expected performance levels commensurate with the OA's strategic objectives. Promotes quality through effective use of the organization's performance management system (e.g., establishing performance standards, appraising staff accomplishments using the developed standards, and taking action to reward, counsel, or remove employees, as appropriate).
Assesses employees' unique developmental needs and provides developmental opportunities which maximize employees' capabilities and contribute to the achievement of organizational goals; develops leadership in others through coaching and mentoring. Fosters commitment, team spirit, pride, trust, and group identity; takes steps to prevent situations that could result in unpleasant confrontations.
Anticipates, identifies, diagnoses, and consults on potential or actual problem areas relating to program implementation and goal achievement; selects from alternative courses of corrective action, and takes action from developed contingency plans. Sets program standards; ensures accountability for achieving these standards; acts decisively to modify them to promote customer service and/or the quality of programs and policies.
Assesses current and future staffing needs based on the OA's goals and budget realities. Applies merit principles to develop, select, and manage a diverse workforce. Oversees the allocation of financial resources; identifies cost-effective approaches; establishes and assures the use of internal controls for financial systems. Manages the budgetary process, including preparing and justifying a budget and operating the budget under organizational procedures. Oversees procurement and contracting procedures and processes. Integrates and coordinates logistical operations.
Defines requirements for and ensures effective use of management information systems and other technological resources that meet the OA's needs; understands the impact of technological changes on the organization.
Represents and speaks for the OA and its work (e.g., presenting, explaining, selling, defending, and negotiating) to those within and outside the OIG (e.g., agency heads and other United States Postal Service executives; corporate executives; the media; clientele and professional groups). Makes clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals and groups; clarifies information; and facilitates an open exchange of ideas.
Establishes and maintains working relationships with internal organizational units (e.g., other program areas and staff support functions). Approaches each problem situation with a clear perception of organizational and political reality. Utilizes contacts to build and strengthen internal support bases.
Develops and enhances alliances with external groups (e.g., other agencies or firms, state and local governments, Congress, and clientele groups). Engages in cross-functional activities and maintains common ground with a widening range of stakeholders.
Works in groups and teams; conducts briefings and other meetings; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals; and facilitates win-win situations. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of different people in different situations exercising tact and treating others with respect.
Ensures that reports, memoranda, and other documents reflect the position and work of the organization in a clear, convincing, and organized manner.
You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university (transcripts required)
Must have at least ten (10) years of specialized experience in planning, managing, and overseeing the conduct of complex audits, evaluations, reviews, surveys, and other analytical processes.
Must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the equivalent (GS-15) Director Band Level serving as a director/manager/supervisor responsible for establishing work plans and/or directly supervising a staff of subordinates.
Advanced degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Law, Public Administration or related field
Currently hold a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification
Additional related professional certifications (e.g. CIA, CISA, CFE, etc.)
You must have the experience, knowledge and skills as listed in EACH of the evaluation factors. Failure to demonstrate that you meet all evaluation factor requirements as listed below will result in a score of zero (0); an ineligible status, and you will not be referred for further consideration. You MUST address the Mandatory Technical Requirements, either in your resume or as a separate document, not to exceed 5 pages.
Knowledge of auditing and accounting principles, procedures, and professional standards in evaluating financial statements, audit results and areas of vulnerability to fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.
Experience as a director/manager/supervisor with responsibility for establishing work plans and/or directly supervising a staff of subordinates.
Experience in reporting significant audit/evaluation, and/or administrative results to senior management members of a legislative body, or appropriate judicial authority
You will no longer be considered for this position if you: fail to respond to all of the questions in the self-assessment questionnaire; fail to address a factor in the narrative section (no response or "See resume" or similar language will be scored a zero (0) ); or receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor.
Failure to demonstrate that you meet all evaluation factor requirements will result in a score of zero (0). Upon receipt of a zero score, you will be deemed "not minimally qualified," and you will not be referred for further consideration.
About U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General
Ensuring efficiency, accountability, and integrity in the U.S. Postal Service.
What We Do
The OIG plays a key role in maintaining the integrity and accountability of America's postal service, its revenue and assets, and its employees. With approximately $73.1 billion in revenue, the Postal Service is at the core of a more than $1.4 trillion mailing industry that employs approximately 7.5 million people. The nearly 630,000 total employees of the Postal Service compose one of the largest civilian federal workforce in the country.
Delivering approximately 129 billion pieces of mail yearly to 161 million delivery points and operating more than 31,000 postal facilities, America's postal system is one of the government's most trusted entities. The USPS OIG, an independent agency within the Postal Service under the general supervision of nine presidentially appointed governors, employs more than 1,000 auditors, investigators, and professional support personnel stationed in more than 90 offices to meet the challenge of preserving this trust.