The Inspector General heads an independent organization responsible for audit, investigation, fraud control, and designated security services related to all Department of Labor (DOL) programs and operations. The Inspector General provides leadership and coordination and recommends policies for activities designated to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations, as well as to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in such operations in accordance with the Inspector General Act of 1978.Learn more about this agency
The Office of Audit (OA) is responsible for conducting and supervising audits relating to the Department of Labor’s programs and operations; recommending policies for activities designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of the Department’s programs and operations; and preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in these programs and operations.
The Information Technology Audits (ITA) function, located in Washington, D.C., has responsibility for performing audits, evaluations, and reviews of information and information technology (IT) in the following areas across the DOL enterprise: information collection, handling, processing, and distribution; IT systems’ hardware, software and infrastructure; information security; and system development life cycle phases. Additionally, ITA operates a data mining and analytics function to support OA’s ongoing audit work and future audit planning efforts. Due to maintaining a high-level of IT expertise, ITA is often called upon to review government-wide and departmental policies, processes and practices.
No Permanent Change of Station funds (PCS) will not be offered. Relocation Incentive may be offered.
This position is outside the bargaining unit.
Position is at the full performance level.
1. Serves as an OIG technical expert on information and information technology issues to OIG management officials at headquarters and the program offices involving current and future OA projects.
2. Plans, organizes, conducts, and reports on IT projects or major segment of such a project for OIG or Department-wide program and activity involving IT. Coordinates concurrent audits and in conjunction with OIG policies and standards, establishes audit guidelines and procedures on technical matters including monitoring of ongoing audit work, audit working papers, and review and processing of final and draft reports for compliance with Comptroller General and OIG standards.
3. Develops and modifies objectives, work plans, guidelines, scope, methods, staff requirements and time schedules to meet project needs, and prepares IT findings by reviewing IT findings prepared staff, or by others, and ensures IT findings are supported by competent and relevant documentation. Directs development of periodic workload forecasts and makes decisions on work problems and resource requirements for Headquarters planning and control purposes.
4. Directs and supervises the activities of ITA Auditors, Program Analysts and Specialists to assure the quality of work and the resulting project reports, and evaluates performance, recommends awards and takes disciplinary action, when warranted. Coordinates specific supervisory audit and administrative responsibilities for carrying out audit programs and administrative support functions.
5. Undertakes projects covering new IT modernizations or major modifications to existing systems for effectiveness, efficiency and economy of operations. Advises officials with broader and higher responsibilities on problems involving the DOL programs and the OIG's impact on such programs.
Occasional travel - Subject to travel of 20% or greater.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Current/former Federal employees w/ competitive/reinstatement eligibility; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area; Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles.
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Conditions Of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship and must have a valid driver's license.
- Financial disclosure required.
- Requires a 1 year supervisory probationary period if one has not been met.
- Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
- Must be at least 16 years of age.
Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
QualificationsApplicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-14, in the Federal Service.
Must possess the following specialized experience: knowledge of information systems and related technology (hardware/software) to assess and evaluate computer center operations, system objectives and functionality, system development life cycles, system security controls, and the related management and oversight, including remediation of OIG recommendations. Specialized experience also includes but is not limited to performing audits or overseeing contractors performing audits of agency financial statements; serving as a technical expert solving complex technical audit questions and issues; reviewing and approving draft audit reports for technical competency and audit standards; coordinating audit assignments among team leaders and audit team members; evaluate audit programs and making recommendations to bring programs into balance with staffing and funding capabilities. A substantial understanding of the underlying laws, regulations, and guidance is required that include: FISMA, FITARA, CSA, NIST, OMB, and DHS to ensure projects will result in the Inspector General meeting all mandatory obligations for performing the work and reporting results to stakeholders.
This position will not be filled until the Department's Placement Assistance Programs have been fully utilized.
There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience at the GS-14 level.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
The Department of Labor does not make unfavorable hiring decisions on the basis of an applicant's previous or current unemployment, or the fact that an applicant has experienced financial difficulty through no fault of his/her own and has undertaken good faith efforts to meet his/her financial obligations. Consideration is given to financial status in relation to appointments only where required by law, regulation, or Executive Order.
Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
How You Will Be Evaluated
Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #23 and 26 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:
Building Coalitions and Communications - Explains, advocates, and expresses facts and ideas to negotiate with or convince others to work toward common goals; develops a professional network with other organizations and effectively represents an organizational unit and its work to others.
Business Acumen - Acquires and administers human, financial, material, information, and resources in a manner that instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission.
Leading Change - Develops and implements an organizational vision that integrates key national and/or program goals, priorities, values, and other factors; balances change and continuity while creating a work environment that encourages creative thinking and improved customer service and program performance.
Leading People - Designs and implements strategies that maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.
Results Driven - Makes timely and effective decisions and produces results through strategic planning, performance measurement, continuous improvement, and implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.
Audit - Knowledge of government auditing standards (GAS) and generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) for conducting financial and performance audits, and attestations specified in GAS.
The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.
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Background checks and security clearance
The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents.
The following documents are required from ALL applicants:
- Most Recent SF-50 that indicates current grade, step, and competitive status* - All status candidates or reinstatement eligibles MUST submit.
* Warning: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step. Ensure you submit your most recent SF-50 indicating grade, step and competitive status to establish your eligibility for this position.
- Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months (or reason explaining why one cannot be provided) - applies to current and former Federal employees.
- If you do not have one, you must submit a statement explaining why one cannot be provided or you will not be considered for this position.
The following documents are required if applicable:
- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP/CTAP Eligibility.
- DD-214 - verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 vs. Copy 1)
- Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents - Applicants who are eligible for consideration, and wish to be considered, under one of the following non-competitive hiring authorities must submit appropriate documentation (click on the links below to see the documentation requirements):
(a) Persons with Severe Disabilities (SCHEDULE A)
(b) 30% or More Compensably Disabled Veterans
(c) Former Peace Corps Volunteers or Current or Former Peace Corps Employees
- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted
Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
Follow the steps below to apply. Your application and ALL required supplemental documents MUST be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to receive consideration. Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered.
SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT! For help, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/.
STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account on www.usajobs.gov, including Resume and Saved Documents
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If not, HR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content. FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include: start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if part-time, include # of hours worked per week); otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete.
STEP 2 - Complete the 1st part of the application process (USAJOBS)
Once you have identified a job on www.usajobs.gov that you wish to apply for, click on the title and click the Apply button . For questions about the vacancy, click the "Agency Contact Information" link. Click “Start Application” and proceed through 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page. You will be able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application. At Step 5, click “Continue to Agency Site”.
STEP 3 – Complete the 2nd part of the application process (DOL)
On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account if you have not already and click “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY”. Continue through the 7 progress steps indicated by circles at the top of the DOL page. The 3rd progress step is where you answer the vacancy specific questions. The 4th progress step "Documents" is where you submit required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy. Pull documents from your USAJOBS Account by clicking "U" icon under "Action". Warning: BE SURE TO pull documents from your USAJOBS Account by clicking "U" UPLOAD icon under "Action". If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.
STEP 4 – On the “Application Review” step, click “Submit Application”
The last “Confirmation” step will turn green noting that your application was submitted successfully.
STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Closing Date by returning to USAJOBS, clicking the vacancy, then “Update Application”.
Agency contact information
AddressLabor, Office of Inspector General
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
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Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration. Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.
For instructions on how to check the status of your application, go to Step 7 on: Using DOORS and USAJOBS Help Guide. To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here for instructions.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/461548300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.