28686-Auditor GS-11 Multiple Vacancies Available

Reston, Virginia
Jan 07, 2021
Jan 14, 2021
Audit and Tax
Full Time


Position Information

This is an opportunity for:
  • An internal or external candidate to fill a GS-11 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.

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Component Mission

The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence community (IC IG) was established within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) by the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. The IC IG's organizational divisions include Audit, Investigations, Inspections and Evaluations, Mission Support, the Center for Protected Disclosures, and Counsel to the Inspector General.
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.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)

Performs audits of ODNI operations for compliance with applicable laws or regulations, achievement of program results or economy and efficiency. Audit assignments normally require the auditor to work as a member of a team to independently and objectively analyze and reach conclusions regarding some aspect of IC operations. Duties and responsibilities include:
- Researches applicable laws, directives, regulations, manuals, prior studies, and audit reports to gain knowledge and understanding of areas being audited.
- Prepares audit steps for assigned segments of audit guide to meet specified audit objectives.
- Assists senior auditors in conducting entrance and exit conferences with audit clients to explain audit objectives and conclusions. Holds discussions with audit clients to explain audit objectives and audit results and to obtain positions on audit conclusions and supporting data. Documents and analyzes management's position on work completed.
- Independently executes segments of an audit guide or other related audit segments as directed by the Auditor-in-Charge or supervisor.
- Independently prepares, organizes, and completes comprehensive workpaper files that include complete summaries of evidentiary data to support audit conclusions relevant to audit objectives.
- Prepares outline of potential audit findings to include condition, cause, effect, criteria, and recommendations relevant to audit objectives.
- Assists senior auditors in writing segments of draft and final reports and developing findings and recommendations.
- Maintains security and accountability of classified information.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Who May Apply

Current GS employees at the same grade or up to 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 permanent cadre.
    • Current ODNI Staff Reserve Employees. (A staff reserve employee who currently occupies this position may not apply.)
    • Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees in the grades of GS-10 thru GS-11 may apply.)
    • Candidates outside the Federal Government.


Minimum Qualification Requirements
    Experience: Applicant must have at least 2 years of auditing experience, preferably within the IG audit community. Education:
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. At least 2 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 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)

Desired Requirements

Professional knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards; accounting and auditing concepts, principles, and practices; and the ability to apply the knowledge to the systematic examination and appraisal of financial records, management controls, and policies and practices that affect or reflect the operating results of an activity. Skill to develop or modify methods and techniques to resolve a variety of audit problems.

Skill in applying fact finding and investigative techniques to gather information to resolve problems and support recommendations.

Knowledge in the use of interpersonal relations techniques to meet and deal effectively with others at all levels of authority, and to exert a positive influence though strong differences of opinion may exist.

Proficient oral and written communication skills to present clear and concise information, answer detailed questions, write memoranda and reports that effectively explain the status of IG positions or articulate rationale for findings.

Other (Specify): IC experience is desired but not required.



Additional information

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.
  • A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current grade and salary.
The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the vacancy announcement, particularly the MDRs, and construct their resume to highlight their most significant experience and qualifications relevant to this job opportunity.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Required Documents

All Applicants:


Your application MUST be received by midnight on the closing date of this announcement. Applications received after the closing date will NOT be eligible for consideration.

All attachments should be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.

Applications submitted through the classified email system should NOT contain classified information above the TS//SI/TK//NOFORN level.

To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call 301-243-1318

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