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Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations - Experienced Level
National Security Agency | Fort Meade, Maryland
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NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the National Security Agency is seeking a dynamic professional with the leadership skills necessary to direct investigative staff within the Office of Investigations. As the Deputy Assistant Inspector General of Investigations, this individual will report to the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations and be responsible for overseeing and conducting investigations involving allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and employee misconduct. Description of the Position The Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations will perform the duties of a supervisory investigator and be responsible for the day-to-day management of a professional staff (6-8 investigators) conducting investigations into allegations of fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement; misuse of Government property or funds; improper procurement practices; contract fraud; and other violations of law, directives or policies. Some investigations are conducted in conjunction with Federal law enforcement entities. The incumbent's duties will be to: -Maintain the travel, training and equipment budget for the Office of Investigations. -Serve as the Office of Investigations training officer, assess training needs of investigative personnel to ensure training requirements are met to maintain licenses and certifications, and schedule training within the office's budget constraints. -Develop and implement investigative programs, procedures and processes. -Complete several reporting requirements, to include the Semi-Annual Report to Congress, and the President's Data Call. -Guide and direct team members to ensure successful and timely completion of complex and comprehensive investigations in accordance with Investigative Standards and practices. -Evaluate work performance of subordinates. -Consult with the NSA IG Counsel on matters involving interpretation of possible violations of laws, rules, or directives. -Read, write and edit investigative processes, procedures, and reports to ensure they are clear and concise, coordinate priorities, and provide subject matter expertise. -Perform the duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations in his absence.
Strong management and mentoring skills are essential. Experience in initiating and conducting complex investigations utilizing investigative techniques and procedures is required. Candidates should have experience investigating allegations of procurement and contract fraud. A Bachelor's degree is highly desirable. The selectee must possess the requisite skills to fulfill investigative responsibilities. Qualifications may include: -Experience and professional knowledge of investigative standards, methods, practices and techniques to independently plan and conduct complex investigations. -Skill and experience in supervising and managing a group of professional investigative personnel in the conduct and support of investigations and related activities. -Experience and ability to identify, evaluate and interpret relevant laws, policies, procedures, frameworks and guidance to be applied in developing and conducting investigations. -Experience in presenting facts, conclusions and recommendations concisely, accurately, and clearly in written format to prepare clear and persuasive written investigative reports and other documents. -Experience in preparing cases for litigation, presenting facts to the U.S. Attorneys and assisting them in preparation for trial or hearing. -Exceptional oral and written skills. -Exceptional problem solving skills (issue identification, problem structuring, evidence analysis, development of accurate and supportable conclusions.)
This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday with additional hours on selected Saturdays.
Leaders at the National Security Agency motivate, support, and cultivate employees at all levels. Leaders at the NSA, where people are a priority, are responsible for leveraging the diversity of their workforce to create innovative solutions that support the Agency's mission.
To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
DCIPS Disclaimer
The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

About National Security Agency

The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in Signals Intelligence. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies. 

We have two primary missions. Our Information Assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our Signals Intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and producing intelligence to give U.S. policy makers and warfighters the decision advantage. NSA also enables network warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.

At the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. We are also the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research.