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Job opening: Chief of Staff

Salary: $147 649 - 221 900 per year
Published at: May 15 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
EXIM OIG is headed by an Inspector General (IG) who is appointed by the President of the United States. The Inspector General provides independent and objective reviews of EXIM's programs (i.e., EXIM's program and operations). The Inspector General is required to keep both the Chairman and Congress fully and currently informed about the problems and deficiencies relating to the administration of EXIM's programs and operations and the necessity for corrective action.


This position is in the Immediate Office (IO) of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and reports to the Deputy Inspector General (DIG). The Chief of Staff is a senior leader responsible for providing expert and strategic advice to the IG and DIG in all program areas. The incumbent acts as a right hand to the DIG and IG, assisting with strategic planning, decision-making, and overall management of key OIG initiatives. The Chief of Staff operates with a broad scope of responsibilities and the highest degree of independence making sure that operations run smoothly throughout OIG. The incumbent makes high-level decisions, strategizes processes, and sets policies through devising meaningful plans and generating useful ideas, anticipating problems, and producing innovative solutions. The major duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: Provides leadership in 1) strategic communications; 2) organizational development; 3) process improvement; and 4) organizational well-being, to include diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). Serves as an advisor, confidant, and truth teller when wide ranging views are needed by the DIG and IG. Manages the flow of information within, and outside of, OIG, for the IG, DIG and other senior leaders, linking the leadership team and the broader organization. Manages the IG's and DIG's relationships and networks, including interfacing with senior EXIM, congressional staff, executive-level external and cross-agency committees, and other key stakeholders. Ensures communications to and from the IG, DIG, and other senior-level managers are well-coordinated, timely, and effective. Connects work streams up, down and across OIG that would otherwise remain siloed. Guides program offices in the development of messaging for OIG reports and leverages strong writing skills to review and approve reports prepared and issued by such offices in advance of issuance. Schedules, prepares, and coordinates effective meetings to collaborate with the staff in reaching a consensus, providing oversight in the execution of processes, and keeping the meetings focused. Counsels and advises OIG senior leaders and employees, providing insight and analysis on OIG's operations. Collaborates with other OIG senior leaders to determine and prioritize business strategies. Determines and prioritizes business strategies in collaboration with the senior leadership team members. Leads strategic and cross-cutting initiatives from ideation to implementation, providing tactical support to implement ideas. Presents the IG, DIG and other OIG senior leaders with detailed operations analysis for all program areas and evaluating risk factors when making critical business decisions for the OIG. Determines key performance indicators for delivering, monitoring, and communicating progress toward the OIG's strategic goals and annual work plans. Gathers quantitative and qualitative evidence of process and project success and delivers course corrections in all OIG program areas. Initiates and leads special projects in the IG community to promote and address integrity, economy and effectiveness issues that transcend individual government agencies and aid in the establishment of a professional, well-trained workforce with skillful oversight and support. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background and Security/Suitability Investigation
  • You may be required to serve a one year probationary period
  • Specialized experience MUST be documented on your resume
  • Must complete the required ECQs and MTQs
  • Current or Former Political Appointees: If you are, or have been employed in the last 5 years, you must disclose this information. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action with including from Federal Service.
  • The incumbent must obtain and maintain a national security (Confidential, Secret, Top Secret, or Top Secret/SCI) clearance.
  • The incumbent for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for EXIM.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Applicants will be assessed against the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). Note: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility and OPM certified graduates of a SES CDP, who meet the professional/technical qualifications requirements will be considered for this position on a noncompetitive basis. Applicants for noncompetitive consideration are NOT REQUIRED to submit a supplemental statement addressing their ECQs. However, they must submit a Standard Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, to establish proof of eligibility for noncompetitive appointment and submit their most recent performance appraisal, resume, address the professional/technical qualifications and complete the online questionnaire. Applicants must submit written statements (narrative format ) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately. You are required to respond to all ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as 'ineligible.' Additional information on the ECQs is available at www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp. Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and results of your actions. Please limit your written statements to two (2) pages per ECQ. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in Senior Level (SL) positions and are in addition to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications listed below. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: Leading Change This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Leading People This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Results Driven This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Business Results This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically in a manner that instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission. Building Coalitions This core qualification involves 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. MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: This mandatory technical qualification involves senior level experience in leading congressional and/or strategic communications; organizational development; process improvement; and organizational wellbeing, to include diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility programs at the agency level. This mandatory technical qualification involves senior level experience advising leaders and employees on a wide range of complex and difficult issues, including highly sensitive, and, in some cases, controversial problems that affect major operations of OIG. The incumbent must have demonstrated skill in executive-level advising and interdepartmental/governmental collaboration. This mandatory technical qualification involves senior level experience working in an OIG to develop messaging for public reports and the ability to leverage strong writing and editing skills to review and approve OIG work product. For qualification determinations, your resume must contain the following for each work experience listed: Organization/Agency's Name Title Salary (series and grade, if applicable) Start and end dates (including the month and year) Number of hours you worked per week Relevant experience that supports your response to the specialized experience that is stated in the job announcement If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position. 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. Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week. Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. Please visit the following links for more information: http://www.naces.org http://www.fceatlanta.com 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. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined here. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by 05/29/2024, the closing date of the announcement.


  • Address Office of Inspector General 811 Vermont Ave NW Washington, DC 20571 US
  • Name: Connie Harshaw
  • Phone: 2025653000
  • Email: [email protected]


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