27514 - Auditor GS-14

Reston, Virginia
Jan 07, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
Audit and Tax
Full Time


Position Information
This is an opportunity for:
  • An internal or external candidate to fill a GS-14 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)

The incumbent plans, coordinates, conducts, and/or oversees performance audits of IC programs, activities, and functions as well as developing reports and communicating results. Directs a staff of professional auditors in planning and executing of audit assignments, providing advice to top IC management that directly affects the overall characteristics and direction of IC operations within the assigned program area. Duties and responsibilities include:
- Directs a team of auditors in planning and executing performance audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards. Provides oversight or develops the basic audit concept and approach to be followed and specific guidance to be used to accomplish audit objectives.
- Preparation of overall audit guides, procedures, and other instructions for each project.
- Leads assigned team in identifying, distributing, and balancing workload and tasks among employees; and ensuring that each employee has an integral role in projects and developing the final team product.
- Coaches assigned team in the selection and application of appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, provides advice on work methods, practices, and procedures.
- Develops or monitors the preparation of audit reports and/or trend reports requiring analysis of complex programs/processes for assigned areas. Ensures that draft and final reports are written in compliance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards and IC IG Audit standards and are staffed appropriately with management officials.
- Communicates written reports and oral briefings for senior leaders regarding significant findings that cover the conditions discovered, their cause and effect, status, and recommendations of complex audits.
- Identifies and makes recommendations to ODNI and IC senior leaders regarding actions they should take to issues identified in audits in order to promote financial compliance, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations.
- Remains aware of matters that may impact audit activities. Ensures that audit customers and related organizations are informed of audit plans, programs, progress reports, and recommended actions. Performs research to develop substantive audit proposals for inclusion in long-range and annual audit plans.
- Determines whether corrective actions taken or proposed by management are adequate. Prepares correspondence and briefings for the IC IG.
- 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 as 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 at the same grade as the advertised position grade may apply.)
    • Candidates outside the Federal Government.
  • For a detailee assignment:
    • Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade as the advertised position grade may apply.)


Minimum Qualification Requirements
    Experience: Applicant must have at least 6 years of auditing experience, preferably within the IG audit community. Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade in the Federal service.

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 6 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

Expert professional knowledge of auditing in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards in order to systematically examine and appraise management reports, management controls, policies and practices that affect or reflect the operating results of an activity; and to develop and execute audit policies and programs; conduct performance audits; or conduct activities related to detection of fraud, waste and abuse.

Expert ability to direct tasks, assess and manage performance, collaborate on goal setting, and support personal and professional development at all levels to provide the IC IG competent, experienced staff.

Expert oral and written communication skills to present clear and concise information, answer detailed questions, and write memoranda and reports that effectively explain the status of highly sensitive findings and positions.

Knowledge of IC Component objectives, programs, policies, operations, organizations, budgets, fiscal and accounting procedures, legal and regulatory requirements, and basic management practices.

Expert skill in interpersonal relations techniques to meet and deal effectively with others at all levels of authority, and to exert a positive influence when strong differences of opinion may exist.

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


See Minimum Qualification Requirements.

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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