27515 - Auditor
This is an opportunity for:
- A current ODNI cadre officer to fill a GS-14 permanent position in the ODNI.
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.
- The ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. Assignment of a current federal employee will be made 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.
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.
- Extensive knowledge of the theory, concepts, practices, and techniques of auditing, to include GAGAS and the identification of conditions, causes, criteria, effect, and recommendations.
- Extensive 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.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to interview, negotiate, and brief senior officials; superior ability to lead multi-agency audit teams in the development of audit plans, conduct highly complex audit projects, and write reports to substantiate findings.
- Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to think strategically and identify needs, requirements, and develop expert recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative data, and arrive at a clear, logical, concise conclusion.
- Demonstrated 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.
- Extensive academic/professional knowledge of federal budget and finance laws, regulations, concepts, methods and standards. Superior knowledge of and familiarity with principles, concepts, and practices of accounting and Federal Acquisition Regulations, reform initiatives and policy and procedures.
Education: Must have a Bachelor’s 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. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts to verify education.
- At least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
- Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
- A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
- 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-hour requirement of 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.
- NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts or certification for verification.
- Desired qualifications include Certified Public Accountant; Certified Internal Auditor; Certified Information Systems Auditor; Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Fraud Examiner; or equivalent certification.
- One year of experience, at the GS -13 proficiency level, in any of the following areas: planning and performing financial, 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.
- Specialized GS - 14 proficiency level of experience includes: leading audits and reviews, planning and execution of audit plans, providing guidance to less experienced auditors, and working effectively with individuals and/or other agencies.