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Audit Manager

Rockville, Maryland
Closing date
May 28, 2023

***Like all positions within the OIG, this is a hybrid-telework position, combining virtual work with in-person work. The in-person component involves attendance at the OIG office, located within the NRC Headquarters building (free garage parking), at least three days per week, that is, at least six days per two week pay period, subject to revision by the Inspector General. There is flexibility as to which in-person days are chosen. The person selected for this position will be required to relocate to the Washington, DC metropolitan area within 120 days after accepting the position if residing more than 50 miles from NRC headquarters.***

This vacancy is a REPOSITORY of applications. Applications MAY BE periodically referred to the hiring manager both during the open period and after the closing date. Because of the large number of applications anticipated, applicants' status will not be updated.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Direct and conduct systematic and independent audits and evaluations designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of NRC programs and operations and to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse in the NRC.
  • Provide training to audit teams highlighting technical areas of special interest to improve audit quality and enhance staff technical proficiencies. Help others to achieve results by providing advice on methods and procedures; serving as a quality assurance point for work products; and producing or guiding others to produce clear and logical products that are targeted to the audience.
  • Work with the supervisory auditors and respective audit teams to review and approve work papers and assist in the preparation of audit reports. Maintain accountability by advising superiors of progress or problems in a timely manner.
  • Independently collect and analyze data from a variety of sources. Review program documents, reports, and data. Select, refine, organize, and present information and analyses. Provide input on the form, content, scope, and depth of analysis.
  • Review work of audit teams to ensure that work is in compliance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, and all NRC policy. Ensure the identification of all key issues related to significant savings, improvements, or benefits. Work to achieve results in support of key efforts identified in the NRC's strategic plan.

Applicants for this vacancy may be considered for similar vacancies (i.e., those having comparable duties, same grade level, and same full performance level) that arise within the OIG.


Conditions of Employment

  • The OGE450 Confidential Financial Disclosure is required for this position.
  • Background investigation leading to a "Q" clearance is required.
  • This position is covered and subject to prohibited securities rules.
  • This is a Drug Testing position.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


To qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GG-13 grade level (or equivalent) in the Federal service performing audits. Specialized experience is experience which demonstrates thorough knowledge of the Government Accountability Office's Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) applicable to audit techniques and procedures and skill in training, conducting, and reporting on audits and evaluations that promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness.

The ideal candidate for this position will be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Ability to plan and conduct audits or evaluate programs within the jurisdiction of the NRC OIG.
  • Knowledge of Federal auditing standards, methodologies, techniques, and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with management and staff, coworkers, personnel of other government agencies, and contracted staff.
  • Skill in analyzing qualitative and quantitative data to develop recommendations.

  • Selective Factor: Candidate's must possess a minimum of at least 3 year's or more experience in conducting performance audits sufficient to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of government programs. Failure to provide information within your application to substantiate this experience will result in your application being disqualified from further consideration.



    For applicants applying to the 0511 occupational series(ONLY):

    Applicants that wish to apply for the Auditing occupational series 0511 , must meet the following educational requirements to qualify:

    Applicants must have a degree in accounting, or a degree 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.

    Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Public Accountant certifications desirable, but not required.

    Additional information

    The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

    Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an Office of Personnel and Management (OPM) special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit:

    Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from federal service.

    A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.

    The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in an NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.

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