Assistant Inspector General for Audits

Reston, Virginia
May 02, 2021
May 05, 2021
Audit and Tax
Full Time



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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 Division, the Center for Protected Disclosures, and Counsel to the Inspector General.
The Audit Division provides 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)
  • Advise the Inspector General and Principal Deputy Inspector General on audit matters affecting ODNI, the IC, and other Offices of the Inspectors General.
  • Represent the IC IG in communicating and prioritizing IC-wide audit requirements with ODNI senior leaders and other stakeholders to ensure ODNI understands and complies with federal laws, regulations, or other mandatory guidelines.
  • Oversee professional level staff in the planning, conduct, and reporting of financial and performance audits, attestations, or agreed-upon procedures for organizational activities within the Intelligence Community (IC) and the ODNI in compliance with the Government Accountability Office's Government Auditing Standards (GAS).
  • Develop short and long-term goals and initiatives for the Audit division that support the IC IG strategic plan, and strengthen and improve oversight of ODNI and IC-wide programs and activities; IC IG hiring practices and internal processes; and, collaboration and communication with our partners in the IC.
  • Oversee audit functions and activities to include staff workload determinations; planning and scheduling of audits; coordination of organizational audit planning, goals, and objectives; and, development of the annual work plan.
  • Oversee the management and execution of multiple complex audits including the development of audit objectives and methodologies; the gathering and analysis of data; and, the development and presentation of findings and recommendations to senior IC and ODNI officials.
  • Lead and manage professional staff, including evaluating performance and writing Performance Evaluation Reports, collaborating on goal setting, and providing feedback and guidance regarding personal and professional development opportunities.
  • Develop and manage the Audit Division's budget for personnel resources, travel, training, and other logistical needs.
  • Review all reports to ensure that they are clear and compelling, that conclusions are well supported, and that recommendations address the root cause of deficiencies identified to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of agency programs and operations.
  • Oversee the IC IG's contract with an Independent Public Accounting firm and other service agreements with the Central Intelligence Agency for audit services procured.
  • Lead the IC-wide Joint Audit Working Group to promote collaboration across the IC, identify audits, projects, and areas of concern that affect the IC and Federal government, and share best practices and lessons learned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Mandatory Technical Competencies
  • Demonstrated senior level experience in an oversight function supervising subordinate mangers and a diverse workforce conducting and reporting complex and comprehensive audits of an organization's internal and external activities in accordance with the Government Accountability Office's Government Auditing Standards . Demonstrated ability to evaluate the effectiveness of alternate solutions, courses of action, and strategies to address complex, controversial, and multi-faceted issues to improve organizational performance.
  • Expert knowledge of auditing concepts, principles, practices, and techniques; and the ability to analyze, plan, organize, direct and adjust functions as needed to ensure work products are timely, technically conform with Government Auditing Standards , and meet program requirement objectives. Exhibits knowledge and skill in the development and/or use of new or innovative auditing techniques or methodologies.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills and proven ability to represent the organization in formal and informal interactions. Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to communicate with a diverse workforce and various audiences; and, the ability to provide oral presentations and written products in a clear, concise, compelling, and relevant manner to persuade internal and external senior leadership, stakeholders, and people at all staff levels.
Expert ability to lead by example and exemplify IC IG core values of Integrity, Independence, Commitment, Diversity, and Transparency; and, demonstrated knowledge of the mission, organization, and functions of the IC IG, ODNI, and Intelligence Community.


Position Information
This is an opportunity for:
  • An internal or external candidate to fill a SNIS - 1 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.
Who May Apply
  • Senior Service (SNIS, SES, SIS, DISES, DISL) and highly qualified GS-15 candidates 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. Senior Service (SNIS, SES, SIS, DISES, DISL) and highly qualified GS-15 candidates may apply.
    • Candidates outside the Federal Government.

For a detailee assignment:
  • Current Federal Government employees. Senior Service (SNIS, SES, SIS, DISES, DISL) and highly qualified GS-15 candidates may apply.

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.
  • A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current 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.

ODNI uses the Resume-based Merit Staffing Selection Method. However, it is highly encouraged that applicants address the OPM Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) in their application for this position.

Minimum Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, applicants must demonstrate in their resume and narrative statements they possess the ECQs and Mandatory Technical Competencies listed in this vacancy. Your resume should emphasize levels of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, and program accomplishments, and results.

Experience: Applicant must have at least 10 years of auditing experience, preferably with at least 5 years in the IG audit community. Applicant must also have supervisory experience.



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 10 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)
    Other: IC experience is highly desired but not required.

Additional information

The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office Representative by classified email at and, by unclassified email at, by telephone at 703-275-3799 or by FAX at 703-275-1217 . Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION ABOVE .

JOB INTERVIEW TRAVEL: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, the ODNI hiring office will pay for travel by commercial carrier (economy class) or reimburse for privately owned vehicle (POV) mileage. If applicable, the candidate also will be reimbursed at a flat rate for commercial lodging and per diem.

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 position description and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. The description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the work performed. The best qualified applicants will be further evaluated through an interview process.

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. To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call or email at Phone: 301-243-1318; Email:

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