IT Audit Specialist
Job Summary ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Supervisory positions involve planning, directing, assigning, leading, and monitoring work of the unit, or selecting employees, and managing and appraising employee and organizational performance. Supervisors make decisions that impact the resources (people, budget, material) of the work unit, ensure the technical quality and timeliness of the work produced by employees in the unit, and collaborate with supervisors across the organization in unstructured situations. Supervisors must supervise at least one government employee; they typically supervise between three to fifteen employees. Supv IT Audit Specialists conduct independent assessments of Agency IT policy, programs, and operations, in accordance with NGA Office of Inspector General (OIG) guidance, Government Auditing Standards, and other applicable requirements. They may oversee contractors performing Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA) assessments. They gather and analyze IT information to determine whether potential findings exist and identify recommendations for improvement. They prepare working papers and reports, including findings and recommendations. They follow up on report recommendations to ensure that appropriate actions are implemented. Additional Job Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The NGA OIG Audit Division conducts independent, objective audits and makes recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of NGA policies, programs, and operations. The NGA OIG Audit Division is seeking a supervisory IT audit specialist to oversee a team of government and contract auditors performing the annual NGA FISMA evaluation. This individual also directs and manages teams that conduct audits in accordance with GAGAS. This individual will serve as the senior advisor and technical expert on matters pertaining to IT auditing. This individual directs tasking, assesses and manages performance, collaborates on goal setting, and supports professional development of staff. This individual provides substantive input to resource management such as preparing and monitoring the division's budget for travel, training, and other logistical needs. This individual manages staff assignments for projects, and provides project guidance to lead auditors. This individual leads and oversees staff in developing and presenting briefings that keep senior leaders fully informed and provides substantive input to the OIG annual work plan, semi-annual reports to Congress, and management challenges. This individual must have a strong ethical commitment to ensure the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of NGA programs. This individual must be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as with others. This individual must also have strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work on multiple tasks with short deadlines while prioritizing as necessary to meet critical needs. Supervisory experience is required. All applicants should have at least seven year of specialized IT audit experience and must meet the mandatory qualification criteria and education requirement listed in the vacancy announcement in order to be considered minimally qualified. This position may be eligible for an INCENTIVE: selected candidates may be offered an incentive as part of the offer of employment, based on budget availability. To receive the incentive, selected candidates must be eligible under 5 CFR Part 575 upon issuance of the Final Offer Letter. Changes in federal employment status prior to issuance of the Final Offer Letter may affect eligibility. Incentive recipients sign a service agreement depending on the approved amount or duration of the incentive. If the employee leaves before the end of the service agreement, the employee may be required to repay a pro rata share amount of the incentive to the government. Additional Application Requirement: You may be asked to complete one or more assessments in addition to the application you submit on this website as part of your application to NGA. These assessments may include but are not limited to: 1) Online questionnaires or assessments that require you to describe your job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, or other characteristics that are aligned with the mandatory and desirable qualifications of this job posting. The information you provide in the application you submit must support the response you provide to this questionnaire. You will receive an email to describe any additional assessments required. Please monitor your emails and complete any required assessments as soon as possible. Mandatory Qualifications MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement: 1. Demonstrated experience in Federal government organizations, including FISMA (from the OIG perspective) and FISCAM audit experience. 2. Demonstrated experience in information assurance, information security, information systems, cybersecurity, or an IT related field. 3. Demonstrated experience conducting audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards. 4. Demonstrated expertise IT auditing experience in Federal government organizations, including FISMA (from the OIG perspective) and FISCAM audit experience. 5. Demonstrated experience directing and managing teams. 6. Demonstrated ability to Maintain Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security, Information Systems, Cybersecurity, or an IT related field. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in option A, plus experience analyzing management information requirements and system specifications, evaluating management procedures and methodology, assessing the effectiveness of system controls, or a related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals to 4 years. -OR- C. Experience: A minimum of 4 years of experience analyzing management information requirements and system specifications, evaluating management procedures and methodology, assessing the effectiveness of system controls, or a related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. Highly Desired Qualifications QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired: 1. Demonstrated proficiency Using knowledge and experience to look at a situation objectively, setting aside any biases, to form conclusions and determine the best solution. 2. Demonstrated ability to move seamlessly from one project to another and respond well to shifting priorities. 3. Demonstrated experience with communicating complex issues, audit results, and findings verbally and in writing. Additional Job Requirements You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs. Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY: Promotion opportunities allow applicants at all band levels to be considered. Qualifications for NGA positions do not include specific time-in-band requirements. NGA will emphasize quality of experience, rather than duration, and assess how the quality of the experience demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance in the NGA occupational structure. Band 05 $129,956 - $172,500 PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized. Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family. For more information on the array of benefits programs, please visit Cover Letter Applicants are not required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. The cover letter is recommended but is not required for employment consideration with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Applicants should place their narrative information in the Cover Letter / Other Professional Details field. Who may apply External Applicants Only How to apply Application submission involves applying using the Intelligence Community's Applicant Gateway on-line application process. ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. How will I be evaluated? APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages: 1) All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria, 2) Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates, 3) Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process. Military retiree applicants, if selected, may be impacted by the 180-day appointment restrictions of DODI 1402.01. HD personnel will provide additional information if applicable. Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted. In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (ie, retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Conditions of Employment As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards. * US Citizenship Required * Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information) * Polygraph Test Required * Position Subject to Drug Testing * Two Year Probationary Period * Direct Deposit Required DCIPS Disclaimer NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices. This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, you must self-identify your eligibility in your application.