Inspector General

Washington, D.C
Sep 13, 2021
Sep 21, 2021
Full Time


The Inspector General (IG) reports to the Chair of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and is responsible for leading the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) program at EAC.
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The IG conducts, supervises, and/or coordinates independent and objective audits, inspections, reviews, and investigations of EAC programs and operations, payments to states and territorial governments (hereinafter referred to as states), and grants to states and nonprofit organizations. As the OIG is a staff unit, audits and investigations are often accomplished through contracts/agreements with Independent Public Accounting firms and other Federal agencies.

Audits, evaluations, inspections, and investigations are performed in accordance with OIG, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Government Accountability Office (GAO), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) guidelines and requirements, as appropriate.

As the Inspector General, the duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Prepares the OIG strategic and annual work plans; budgets; and policies and procedures; and supervises day-to-day OIG operational activities.
  • Maintains contact with other pertinent Government organizations, such as CIGIE, GAO, and OMB. The purposes of these contacts are to keep current on Inspector General community initiatives and projects; to exchange information; and to comment on developing or changing policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards.
  • Develops statements of work and task orders for contracted audit services, evaluates contractor proposals, monitors contractor staff, accepts deliverables, and approves invoices.
  • Coordinates investigative assistance from other Federal agencies.
  • Anticipates potential problems and delays in meeting agreed-upon timeframes.
  • Reviews audit plans, programs, and reports as necessary to determine sufficiency of presentation of findings and recommendations.
  • Responds to EAC and Congressional inquiries on OIG subjects.
  • Reviews proposed and existing legislation and regulations to determine their impact on OIG matters and priorities.
  • Prepares reports to the Congress and the Chairman of EAC about conditions disclosed by audits and investigations.
  • Participates as a voting member in the activities of CIGIE.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - To Conduct IG Business.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Candidates must meet all qualifications prior to the closing date of this announcement.

Candidates must be a US Citizen.

Relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area is required.

Probationary period will be required.


Preference given to those applicants with Federal auditing experience.

Highly qualified candidates will have at least 10 years of auditing experience and possess sophisticated analytical skills, superior written and oral communications skills, good judgement, conflict resolution, impeccable ethics, and experience in interacting with government and non-government officials. Experience providing direction to subordinate and contracted auditing professionals in an Office of the Inspector General.

Must have two years of experience at the equivalent to a GS-14 or 1 year experience at the equivalent GS-15 level.

Desired Qualifications
  • Advanced degree, however, no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
  • Professional Certifications-Certified Public Accountant; Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Information System Auditor.


Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, information systems, or business management from an accredited college or university.

Additional information

You must submit all required information by the closing date. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.

The materials you send with your application will not be returned. Send only those materials needed to evaluate your application.

If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Qualified candidates will be rated by comparing each candidate's qualifications to the skills and experience pertinent to the position. The following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs), are of particular importance to the position and MUST be addressed separately in your application. Qualified candidates may be invited for one or more interviews. Final selection will be made on the basis of relevant experience, education, training, performance appraisals, job-related awards, interview, and the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities identified below.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct, plan, manage and report on audits (including audits of grantees), evaluations or inspections to assess the economy and efficiency, financial aspects, compliance and program results of systems and a variety of programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to select, train, manage and provide technical guidance and leadership to auditors, other professional and administrative staff, and to develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues and clients.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in applying GAAP, GAGAS and GAAS principles, practices, procedures, controls and concepts and OMB Circulars.
  • Ability to write documents, reports and presentations that are clear, concise, logical and persuasive.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally in presentations to diverse groups at various management levels, congressional officials and outside organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the mission, responsibilities and operations of an Office of Inspector General.

  • Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    Required documents include a resume and the supporting documents as described in the "How to Apply Instructions" section of this announcement.

    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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