Supervisory Auditor

Reston, Virginia
May 17, 2022
May 23, 2022
Audit and Tax
Full Time

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)

Leads an audit branch with one or more GS-14s (or one or more Auditors-in Charge). Plans and assigns work based on priorities, difficulty and requirement of the assignment, and the capabilities of the employee; giving advice, counsel, or instructions to employees on both technical work and administrative matters; interviewing candidates for positions; recommending appointment, promotion, or reassignment; hearing and resolving complaints; and identifying developmental and training needs of employees and providing for appropriate training experiences. Furthers equal employment opportunity in all areas.

Duties and responsibilities include:

Approves basic concept and approach for audits, audit guide, and staff assignments to each project. Provides guidance and direction to Auditors-in-Charge (GS-14s and, as appropriate, GS-13s) regarding audit approach and techniques, audit execution, audit objectives, the maintenance of audit schedules, and the value of findings and recommendations. Conducts audit progress reviews.

Establishes and maintains effective liaison and coordination with senior representatives of Inspector General organizations, the IC Community, Office of Management and Budget, other Federal agencies, and contractors, consistent with information needs of the assigned area(s) of responsibility. May serve as chairperson or a member of ad hoc committees.

Remains aware of matters that may impact audit activities. Ensures that audit customers and related organizations are informed of audit plans, programs, progress reports, and recommended actions. Performs research to develop substantive audit proposals for inclusion in long-range and annual audit plans.

Directs the development of audit reports and/or trend reports requiring analysis of complex programs/processes for assigned areas. Ensures that draft and final reports are written in compliance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and IC IG Audit standards and are staffed appropriately with management officials. Determines whether corrective actions taken or proposed by management are adequate. Prepares correspondence and briefings for the IC IG.

Maintains security and accountability of classified information.

Lead and plan initiatives to identify and make recommendations to ODNI and IC senior leaders regarding actions they should take to remedy issues identified in audits in order to promote compliance, efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability in the administration of programs and operations.


Conditions of Employment

Position Information

This is an opportunity for:
  • An internal or external candidate to fill a GS-15 cadre position.
  • A Federal Government employee to serve on a two-year reimbursable detail assignment in the ODNI. The detail assignment may be extended an additional year if all parties agree.
Who May Apply

Former members of the Peace Corps may be considered for ODNI employment only if five full years have elapsed since separation from the Peace Corps.
  • For a cadre assignment:
    • Current ODNI permanent cadre. (Current GS employees at the same grade as the advertised positions grade may apply.)
    • Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade as the advertised positions grade may apply.)
    • Candidates outside the Federal Government.
    • Current ODNI Staff Reserve Employees. (A staff reserve employee who currently occupies this position may not apply.)
  • For a detailee assignment:
    • Current Federal Government employees at the same grade as the advertised positions grade may apply.
Salary Determination
  • The ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected ODNI candidate or other Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the position at the employee's current GS grade and salary.
  • A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current grade and salary.
  • For a selected non-Federal Government candidate, salary will be established within the salary range listed above, based on education and experience.
Component Mission

The Audit Division is responsible for providing independent and objective audits of the Intelligence Community and ODNI to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of programs and operations, and to reduce fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. Audits are conducted in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States.


Mandatory Requirements

Mastery level professional knowledge of auditing in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards in order to systematically examine and appraise management reports, management controls, policies and practices that affect or reflect the operating results of an activity; and to develop and execute audit policies and programs; conduct performance and/or financial audits; or conduct activities related to detection of fraud, waste and abuse.

Expert ability to direct tasks, assess and manage performance, collaborate on goal setting, and support personal and professional development at all levels to provide the IC IG competent, experienced staff.

Expert oral and written communication skills to present clear and concise information, answer detailed questions, and write memoranda and reports that effectively explain the status of highly sensitive findings and positions.

Expert skill in interpersonal relations techniques to meet and deal effectively with others at all levels of authority, and to exert a positive influence when strong differences of opinion may exist.

Expert ability to lead by example and exemplify IC IG core values of Integrity, Independence, Commitment, Diversity, and Transparency; and, demonstrated knowledge of the mission, organization, and functions of the IC IG, ODNI, and Intelligence Community.

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience: Applicant must have at least 8 years of performance and/or financial auditing experience, preferably within the IG audit community.


A. A degree in accounting, auditing, or a degree including courses in a related field such as Business Administration, Finance, or Public Administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.


B. Combination of education and experience. The applicant's background must also include at least one of the following:

1) 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law:

2) A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or

3) Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing (e.g. 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24 semester hours in paragraph A) provided that
(a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field (e.g. valuation engineering or financial institution examining);
(b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and
(c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

Certifications/Licenses: One or more of the following certifications is desired, but not required.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)

Additional information

The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To ensure compliance with an applicable nationwide preliminary injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the federal government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for federal employees. Therefore, to the extent a federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply.

Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office Representative by classified email at and, by unclassified email at, by telephone at 703-275-3900 or by FAX at 703-275-1217 . Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION ABOVE .

JOB INTERVIEW TRAVEL: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, the ODNI hiring office will pay for travel by commercial carrier (economy class) or reimburse for privately owned vehicle (POV) mileage. If applicable, the candidate also will be reimbursed at a flat rate for commercial lodging and per diem.

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