Rockville, Maryland
Jun 09, 2023
Jun 15, 2023
Full Time

***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.***

As an Auditor/Management Analyst for the NRC OIG, you will perform program evaluations and audit work in accordance with the OIG Audit Manual and the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) publication "Government Auditing Standards".

You will participate in planning, fieldwork, data collection, and data analysis in order to report findings and provide recommendations. You will be responsible for the preparation of detailed summaries, draft findings, and portions of the final audit report, analyzing data and examining the operations and management of NRC and Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) programs.

In addition, you will prepare work papers ensuring documentation is in accordance with OIG policies and procedures and professional audit and evaluation standards.

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.


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.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Background investigation leading to a "Q" clearance is required.
  • 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.


In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

Specialized experience is experience and training that equipped you with the ability to conduct investigations and/or inspections of allegations to determine violations of laws, regulations, and/or procedures. Specialized experience also includes the ability to prepare concise and accurate reports of investigations, inspections, and/or allegations.

The ideal candidate for this position will be able to demonstrate the following:


(1) Ability to conduct performance, information technology, contract, and/or financial audits or evaluate federal programs. (Discuss the methods you use to research, gather and analyze facts, and study to resolve a problem.)

(2) Demonstrated experience using federal auditing standards, methodologies, techniques, and procedures. (Discuss the methods you use to research, gather, analyze facts, data, information, and draw conclusions.)

(3) Skill in effectively communicating the results of analysis and solutions to problems. (Describe the kinds of oral presentations you have made and the type of original writing you have generated including the purpose and audience of your oral presentations and written communications.)

(4) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, agency officials, and others. (Provide examples of specific assignments that required you to use tact, diplomacy, and negotiation skills to achieve cooperation and develop consensus.)

(5) Ability to collect and analyze data using data analysis software.

(6) Ability to ensure that audit work (planning, performing, and reporting) meet the requirements of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).


(7) Ability to write communications that convey concise and comprehensive information on matters of a complex nature which are appropriate for the targeted audience and require minimal editing. (GG-12/13)



For applicants ONLY applying to the 0511 occupational series:

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.

For applicants applying to the 0343 occupational series:

Applicants that wish to be considered for the 0343 are not required to have an accounting degree nor 24 semester hours in Accounting. However, formal education in auditing is desired.

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 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 a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.