The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at NSA conducts independent oversight that promotes wise use of public resources; adherence to laws, rules, and regulations; and respect for Constitutional rights. The OIG also detects and deters waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct, and promotes economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of NSA's programs and operations worldwide. Description of Position(s) Within the OIG, the Audits branch performs independent audits and related reviews of Agency programs and operations in accordance with government auditing standards, designed to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards and to improve the Agency's efficiency and effectiveness. The Audit branch has three functions: Financial, Performance, and Cyber/Information Technology (IT). Financial Team: As an Auditor in the financial branch, you will be part of a team that oversees and conducts audits of NSA's financial statements and related financial activities. Responsibilities of Auditors working in the financial branch include: Assisting in the performance of complex and comprehensive audits of NSA financial statements and NSA financial operations; Overseeing the planning and execution of financial audits contracted to an independent public accounting firm to perform the audit of the Agency's financial statements; Evaluating the work of external auditors to ensure their work complies with generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) performance and reporting standards, and relevant statements on auditing standards (SASs); Assisting in the development of formal reports and recommendations to Agency officials for corrective actions; and Consulting with the NSA Office of General Counsel on matters involving interpretation or possible violations of laws, rules, or regulations. Financial Systems Team: As an Auditor on the Financial Systems team, a component of the financial branch, you will be part of a team that oversees and conducts audits and examinations of NSA's financial general and application IT controls. Responsibilities of Auditors working on the Financial Systems team include: As part of the annual financial statement audit, overseeing the planning and execution of the assessment of NSA financial IT controls in accordance with the Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual; Overseeing the planning and execution of the assessment of NSA financial IT and business controls as identified by NSA as part of a Type II Service Organization 1 examination in accordance with Standards for Attestation Engagement 18; Evaluating the work of external auditors to ensure their work complies with GAGAS, AICPA performance and reporting standards, and relevant SASs; Assisting in the development of formal reports and recommendations to Agency officials for corrective actions; and Consulting with the NSA Office of General Counsel on matters involving interpretation or possible violations of laws, rules or regulations. Performance Team: As an Auditor in the Performance branch, you will be part of a team that oversees and conducts audits of NSA's program operations, contract compliance, and mission. As an Auditor in the Cyber/IT branch, you will be part of a team that oversees and conducts audits of NSA's IT programs, systems, and policies. Responsibilities of Auditors working in the Performance and Cyber/IT branches include: Conducting risk assessments on Agency programs and processes; Researching, planning, and developing audit objectives, approaches, and scopes; Assessing and evaluating internal controls within the context of audit objectives; Identifying and evaluating criteria to measure performance and evaluate compliance; Conducting interviews within the context of an audit or review; Gathering and analyzing audit evidence and comparing observed results to specified requirements in the criteria; Identifying problems and developing recommendations to improve the Agency's efficiency and effectiveness; and Writing reports outlining results and findings from assessments and evaluations.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) defines the oversight authority, responsibilities, and guidance regarding activities of the OIG at NSA and conducts oversight of the NSA mission. Within the OIG, through our value-added, transparent, and independent audits, evaluations, inspections, and investigations, we strive to positively impact the Agency. Our employees are passionate about the OIG's mission, and it shows in our overwhelmingly positive Intelligence Community climate survey results. Our leadership team is consistently lauded for supporting work-life balance and employee development, as well as respect, integrity, and honesty. If you're looking to join an organization with a unique mission, great people, and an amazing leadership team, the OIG is the place for you!
The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Degree must be in Business, Accounting, or a related field (e.g., Finance, Economics, Management, and Information Technology). Related degree will differ depending on the type of auditing (e.g., IT vs. financial). Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is preferred. ENTRY/DEVELOPMENTAL Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. An Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Relevant experience must be auditing in the public or private sector and/or IT auditing. FULL PERFORMANCE Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. An Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Relevant experience must be auditing in the public or private sector and operational or IT auditing. SENIOR Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. An Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Relevant experience must be auditing in the public or private sector and operational or IT auditing. EXPERT Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 9 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 7 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 5 years of relevant experience. An Associate's degree plus 11 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Relevant experience must be auditing in the public or private sector and operational or IT auditing.
All Auditors are required to complete 80 hours of training every two years to maintain requisite knowledge, skills, abilities, and professional development. The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continuous learning who has strong problem-solving, communication (both oral and written), and interpersonal skills and who is: Accountable, Detail oriented, Able to adapt to changing requirements, Able to manage multiple tasks and assignments, and Able to work effectively (independently or within teams) across functional areas in a professional and collaborative environment. Specialized knowledge and experience in any of the following is desired: Applying auditing standards, principles, and appropriate methods when analyzing processes and evaluating internal management controls; Applying techniques of interviewing, elicitation, and debriefing in a systematic manner; Obtaining, evaluating, organizing, and maintaining information, and Leading an audit team.
Salary Offers are based on candidate's education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. This ad is for Maryland. Salary Range: $53,105 - $183,500 (Entry, Full Performance, Senior, Expert) Work Schedule: Applicants should be aware this job requires Monday - Friday, with basic 8 hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible). On-the-job training, internal NSA Courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee.
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