Oct 25, 2021

Senior Technical Leader - Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, National Security Agency

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

The Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIGI) of the National Security Agency (NSA) is a Defense Intelligence Senior Level position responsible to the Inspector General (IG) for conducting investigations into a wide variety of alleged waste, fraud, abuse, and other misconduct by NSA employees and affiliates or related to its programs and activities. The AIGI advises the IG on matters affecting NSA's economy, efficiency, and effectiveness and on steps that should be taken to detect and prevent waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct in NSA programs and operations. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: - Supervising a staff of more than twenty personnel and two deputies who conduct and participate in criminal and administrative investigations, using a full range of investigative techniques, including computer forensic analysis. Investigations cover a wide range of allegations of fraud, violations of standards of conduct and executive orders governing U.S. intelligence activities, whistleblower reprisal, and many other matters. - Administering a hotline program for reporting complaints involving NSA activities that might constitute waste, fraud, abuse of authority, mismanagement, danger to health and safety, or violation of myriad laws, rules, or regulations applicable to NSA and its personnel and affiliates. - Developing and adhering to formal policies and procedures for the conduct of investigations in accordance with established professional standards. - Maintaining a training program to ensure the knowledge, skills, and professional development of OIG investigators, and educating NSA employees and affiliates on detecting and deterring waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct. - Advising the IG and senior OIG leadership on investigative matters, and interacting directly with NSA senior management on same. - Developing programs to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct, and to improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of Agency operations. - Representing the OIG with external authorities and stakeholders, including coordinating with AIGIs and other counterparts across the Intelligence Community (IC) and OIG communities, as well as with other investigative agencies, and prosecutorial and security organizations, particularly including the U. S. Department of Justice. The Defense Intelligence Senior-Level (DISL) employee is known for his/her technical or professional expertise, problem-solving ability, innovative research, valuable contributions to the Agency, standing in his/her technical field, influence on management, and spearheading critical technical and professional efforts. The continuous enhancement of breadth and/or depth of these skills and knowledge is essential. THE DISL: - Serves in an official position of DISL, regardless of his/her organizational level. DISLs are technical experts with continual achievements and accomplishments in their technical field. They solve the difficult technical problems. They are leaders in concepts or theories formulated, techniques, tradecraft, methods developed, and inventions. They continuously advance the arts and sciences, and/or the legal, fiscal, or logistical fields, and they make major contributions/improvements in management and infrastructures. - Provides incisive technical advice to senior management, offering solutions and technical perspective, as appropriate, for decision-making. Provides authoritative technical advice and input to leadership regarding research and technical development and serves as an NSA spokesperson on technical issues. Considers Agency goals and performance strategically and guides the Agency's overall direction. Ensures that the Agency achieves its mission by developing its major programs, goals, and plans. - Identifies the emerging strategies in the Directorates by developing relationships with key technical leaders to pull independent strategies together and facilitates leverages between mission elements, academia, and industry. Works with people and organizations outside his/her immediate organization--to include the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense at large--to defend controversial or critical long-range NSA plans. - Leads the technical workforce, exhibiting leadership competencies and behaviors, and mentors subordinates to ensure the development of a cadre of future Senior Technical Leaders. Creates an environment that promotes employee engagement, collaboration, integration, information and knowledge sharing, and the candid, open exchange of diverse points of view.

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. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) conducts independent oversight that promotes Agency respect for Constitutional rights, adherence to laws, rules, and regulations, and the wise use of public resources. Within the OIG, the Investigations division performs thorough, independent, and accurate investigations of employees of NSA/CSS and its affiliates to detect and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse, and assist management effectiveness and efficiency across the entire enterprise.

OPEN TO: DISES/DISLs (Tier 1) and GG15s SALARY: Up to $183,300 WORK ROLE: Senior Leader LOCATION: Ft. George G. Meade, MD FULL/PART TIME: FULL TIME REGULAR/TEMPORARY: REGULAR Periodic extended hours may be necessary. International and domestic travel may be required. The incumbent is subject to random drug and polygraph testing. This position requires a TOP SECRET clearance and SPECIAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION (SBI)

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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.