Auditor, Information Systems Audits

Washington, D.C
Sep 23, 2021
Oct 01, 2021
Full Time


Responsible for the day-to-day accomplishment of assigned audit tasks required in evaluating information systems activities of the U.S. House of Representatives (House). All work is performed in compliance with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Policies and Procedures Manual and appropriate professional standards. All duties are to be performed in the highest ethical manner, while exhibiting the OIG Core Values of Integrity, Excellence, and Innovation .
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  • Plan and perform audit objectives for information systems audits of general and application controls, data integrity, system development lifecycle, acquisitions, and information resources management.
  • Configure and run audit tools, such as scanning software and operating system scripts to test systems for vulnerabilities; analyze the data produced; and translate that data into validated audit issues.
  • Perform assigned audit tasks including, collecting and analyzing relevant documents/data and performing complex analysis to identify potential audit issues, causes, and solutions.
  • Assess the risk and significance to House systems/operations of issues identified from assigned audit objectives.
  • Conduct meetings, interviews, and briefings.
  • Produce work products to include audit work papers and briefing documents.
  • Brief team lead and supervisors on work performed, audit issues identified, and any unexpected delays or problems.
  • Identify potential audit areas for the IS Division as part of the annual audit planning process and write corresponding fact sheets.
  • Contribute to improving the IS Division and the OIG office through efforts such as identifying and implementing new or improved processes, techniques, and tools as well as sharing knowledge and providing assistance.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Overnight travel is rare; generally only in conjunction with attending out-of-town training or conferences.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
11 - HS-11 (House Pay Scale)


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship or National.
  • Must be eligible for and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Pre-employment Criminal History Records Check and fingerprinting is required.
  • Drug testing-designated position. Pre-employment drug screening is required.


Extensive experience in and knowledge of:
  • Information systems, including cybersecurity (e.g., cloud security, security operations, and internet of things), systems management, and auditing;
  • Controls within operating systems, database, and application software, and
  • Data analysis, software, tools, and techniques.
Additional experience in:
  • Collaboration to facilitate achievement of goals, sharing information, and providing assistance in team efforts;
  • Coordinating and establishing deadlines; and
  • Developing and recommending solutions.

Knowledge & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of government auditing standards;
  • Knowledge of risk assessment concepts;
  • Knowledge and understanding of work management concepts;
  • Ability to rarely work non-standard hours, as needed;
  • Ability to switch job priorities quickly and seamlessly;
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas/facts clearly in a well-organized manner and actively listen;
  • Ability to examine situations using facts; draw unbiased conclusions;
  • Ability to display understanding, courtesy, respect, and tact in various interactions; establish and maintain positive working relationships, contribute to organizational effectiveness, and appropriately manage disagreements;
  • Ability to collaborate with others, help others achieve goals, appropriately share information, and provide assistance in team efforts;
  • Ability to apply skills, methods, and tools to gather and analyze data;
  • Ability to follow and execute processes/ procedures required by the OIG Policies and Procedures Manuals;
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative; and
  • Ability to influence others to maximize efforts towards achievement of a goal.


An undergraduate degree and 24 semester hours of accounting (may include up to 6 semester hours in business law) is required.

NOTE: Candidates meeting all other requirements except the 24 semester hours of accounting may be considered.

An applicable graduate degree or one professional certification is also required. Qualifying certifications include CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA, CISSP, and PMP.

Additional information

1. General Benefits - U.S. House of Representatives staff are eligible to participate in the various employee benefits plans (e.g. Thrift Savings Plan, Federal Employees Health Benefits, Federal Employees Life Insurance, etc.) to which other federal employees are entitled.
  • Health Insurance: .
  • Dental and Vision: .
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: .
  • Life Insurance: .
  • Long-term Care: .
  • Thrift Savings Plan: .
  • Retirement Program: .
2. Leave Accumulation - Prior federal service and work experience in a related field are considered when calculating an employee's rate of leave accumulation. The Inspector General has the discretion to grant credit to new employees, for leave accrual purposes, for prior related non-federal work experience. All employees accumulate 12 days of sick leave per year regardless of length of prior federal or non-federal service. Annual Leave is calculated as follows:
  • Less than 3 years of service/experience = 12 days annual leave per year.
  • Between 3 years and 6 years of service/experience = 18 days annual leave per year.
  • 6 or more years of service/experience = 24 days annual leave per year.

3. Federal Retirement - The U.S. House of Representatives has five federal retirement plans, Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and CRSRS-Offset, Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS), Federal Employee Retirement System-Revised Annuity Employees (FERS-RAE), or Federal Employee Retirement System-Further Revised Annuity Employees (FERS-FRAE).

4. Student Loan Repayment Program - Employees may be eligible for reimbursement of up to $10,000 per year (with a maximum of $80,000 in total) for federally backed student loans.

5. Gym Membership - House employees are eligible for membership to the House Staff Fitness Center.

6. On-site Day Care facility.

7. Flexible work schedule.

8. Eligibility for either free, on-site parking or an amount up to the DOT monthly limit for mass transit benefits.

Work Environment. The work is usually performed in an office environment. Overnight travel is rare. The work is primarily sedentary but there may be some walking in, to, and/or from House Office Buildings, or other buildings and facilities of the Capitol Complex.

This is a Legislative Branch appointment. A current U.S. Federal employee selected for hire from another U.S. Federal branch of government (Executive, Judicial) must resign from Federal service in their current branch in order to be appointed to a position in the Legislative branch.

The Office of Inspector General is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Candidates whose resumes illustrate they meet the education and professional certification requirements, and possess knowledge and experience as listed in the Qualifications Required section will be given preference.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

A resume and cover letter only. Do NOT send transcripts, copies of degrees or certifications, references, etc.

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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