Technical Advisor to the Assistant Inspector General for Audit

Reston, Virginia
May 16, 2021
May 25, 2021
Audit and Tax
Full Time


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.
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Component Mission

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)
  • Provide Audit leadership with expert advice and counsel on policy development and the development of policies that are designed to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse and address systemic issues identified in audits that detract from program and operational effectiveness.
  • Work with Audit leadership and the audit teams to strengthen reports and findings to ensure that recommendations and conclusions are justified and defensible and meet Generally Accepted Government Accounting Standards (GAGAS).
  • Perform Audit Division's Quality Assurance function by performing all Independent Reference Reviews on draft and final reports to provide reasonable assurance that auditors are complying with GAGAS and that all reports adequately reflect the facts.
  • Set internal standards and policies for the quality assurance program; identify weaknesses and opportunities to improve reports and the quality assurance process.
  • Serve as coordinator for the mandatory external peer reviews of IC IG Audit work; lead or participate on the external peer reviews performed by the IC IG Audit Division on other audit organizations.
  • Prepare the Audit Division Annual Monitoring Report (as required by GAGAS) as well as recommendations for corrective action.
  • Manage auditor training and provide professional development guidance, verifying that auditors comply with GAGAS requirements for competence and ensuring that each auditor is in compliance with Continuing Professional Education requirements as defined by GAO.
  • Assist the AIG with implementing the Audit Division's recruitment program.
  • Provide input to the annual work plan, Management Challenges memorandum, and IC IG's semiannual reports to the Director of National Intelligence and Congress.
  • Track execution of the Audit Division's annual budget. Collect all requests for training, contract, equipment, and other budgetary needs for the upcoming fiscal year. Coordinate all budget actions (through the AIG) with the OIG Resources Manager. Resolve issues with requests for training and travel during the fiscal year.
  • Develop and track audit milestone metrics.
  • Track changes and update the Audit Manual as necessary.
  • Plan and help organize the IC IG Forum Audit Subcommittee meetings.
  • Serve as TeamMate champion for the Audit Division.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Mandatory Technical Competencies
  • Expert knowledge of auditing concepts, principles, practices, and techniques to ensure work products are timely and of technical quality in conformance with Government Auditing Standards.
  • Lead by example and exemplify IC IG core values of Integrity, Independence, Commitment, Diversity, and Transparency.
  • Ability to foster trust within IC IG and with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Superior interpersonal skills to coordinate and collaborate with ODNI and other Offices of the Inspector General internal and external to the Intelligence Community and the Federal government on issues and areas of concern that transcend individual Government agencies.
  • Superior ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Superior analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to think strategically and identify needs and requirements and evaluate the effectiveness of alternate solutions, courses of action, and strategies to address complex, controversial, and multi-faceted issues.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Experience: Applicant must have at least 8 years of auditing experience, preferably with at least 4 years in the IG audit community. Applicant must have served at least one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade in the Federal service.


Mandatory and Educational Requirements
  • Ability to support the development of written studies, conduct reviews, and contribute to the development of reports and other products in accordance with established standards.
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment and critical thinking skills including the ability to think strategically, to identify needs and requirements, form objective conclusions based on empirical facts, qualitative and quantitative data, evidence, and other pertinent information, and to consider alternate solutions, courses of action, and strategies to address complex, controversial, and multi-faceted issues.
  • Ability to examine information and uncover root causes.
  • Ability to identify and manage conflict among multiple priorities, and identify problems that might impact timelines and deliverables.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to audiences varying widely in background in clear and logical products that are meaningful, compelling, and relevant.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work in a team environment, and collaborate with OIGs across the Federal government on complex issues and areas of concern that transcend individual government agencies.


  • 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.

  • OR
  • Combination of education and experience. At least 8 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:
  • 24 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 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 non-conformance 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)

    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 703-275-3900 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: 703-275-3799; Email:

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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