IT Auditor

Fairfax County, Virginia
Jan 04, 2017
Jul 19, 2017
Audit and Tax, IT
Full Time

About the Agency

Position Information

This is an opportunity for:

  • An internal or external candidate to fill a GS-13 cadre position.
Who May Apply

Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than the advertised position grade 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 cadre.
    • Current ODNI Staff Reserve Employees. (A staff reserve employee who currently occupies this position may not apply.)
    • Current Federal Government employees.
    • Candidates outside the Federal Government.

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.
  • 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 Inspector General (IG) conducts, supervises, and coordinates inspections, audits, investigations, and reviews relating to the programs and operations over which the Director of National Intelligence has authority and responsibility.

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No


Mandatory Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of the theory, concepts, practices, and techniques of auditing, to include GAGAS and the identification of conditions, causes, criteria, effect, and recommendations.
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to detect and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in one or more of the following areas: Federal contracting practices, government budgeting and finance, information technology and assurance, and/or the IC’s structure, components, and missions.
  • Interpersonal skills including the ability to interview, negotiate, and brief senior officials; ability to collaborate with an audit team in the development of audit plans, conduct audit projects, and write reports to substantiate findings.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to identify needs, requirements, and develop extensive recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative data, and arrive at a clear, logical and concise conclusion.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and form objective conclusions/recommendations, monitor for compliance, and evaluate the effectiveness of recommendations based on empirical facts, evidence, and other pertinent information.
  • Thorough academic/professional knowledge of applying cyber-security and information security principles and concepts sufficient to plan, coordinate, and assess IT security operations and initiatives to ensure protection of data, networks, systems and applications.
  • Thorough knowledge of and familiarity with principles, concepts, and practices of IT security and FISMA compliance.

Education: Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology; or a degree in a related field such as information security, cyber security, or information systems


  • At least 4 years of experience in information technology (IT), or an equivalent combination of IT experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional IT knowledge.
  • Desired qualifications include Security + or equivalent certification.

Desired Requirements

  • Experience: GS12 proficiency level includes: Analyzing complex problems affecting compliance with laws or regulations related to IT and information security; assisting in the development of compliance or audit work plans, and preparing audit reports. Also included is knowledge of and ability to apply a variety of laws, policies and regulations and the demonstrated ability to effectively communicate issues.
  • GS13 proficiency level includes: Planning and performing IT program, and/or compliance audits and assisting others (leading others); conducting internal audits; developing work plans; defining audit objectives and requirements; reviewing and analyzing data, identifying deficiencies, writing reports, and making recommendations and/or recommending best practices to improve program operations.

Top Secret/SCI


Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)

  • Conduct comprehensive information technology-related program engagements, including audits, reviews, and other projects, of activities within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and the Intelligence Community (IC) at-large to detect and prevent waste, fraud and abuse, and ensure compliance with applicable standards.
  • Conduct ODNI and IC-wide information technology (IT) and compliance (system and operational) audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).
  • Obtain sufficient reliable evidence through inspection, observation, inquiries, and confirmation to provide reasonable basis for an opinion regarding the activity or organization under examination.
  • Support the development and presentation of briefings that Inform leadership of systemic issues detracting from operational performance and program effectiveness as well as of other serious problems, abuses, and deficiencies relating to the administration of ODNI and IC programs.
  • Present written reports and oral briefings for senior leaders regarding significant findings that cover the conditions discovered their cause and effect, status, and recommendations resulting from complex audits.
  • Conduct 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.
  • Monitor the progress of corrective measures taken by senior ODNI and IC leadership regarding implementation of recommendations.

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