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    As an Inspector General Auditor with the CIA, you will conduct performance, financial statement, financial-related, and information systems audits of CIA programs and activities.

    Working in the Office of the Inspector General allows for growth beyond a particular area of expertise and the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the intricacies of CIA management.

    For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/auditor.html

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    • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible).
    • All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
    • All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
    • All applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
    Inspector General (IG) Auditor responsibilities include developing and writing audit guides; developing and documenting audit findings in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards; and developing audit conclusions and recommendations designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of CIA operations. Auditors will also conduct or support other OIG functions as required. Domestic travel may be required.

    For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/auditor.html


    For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/auditor.html

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional domestic travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0511 Auditing

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    Conditions Of Employment



    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
      • Accounting.
      • Finance.
      • Information systems.
      • Business Management.
    • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to apply Government Auditing Standards, discern key issues and draw appropriate conclusions.
    Desired Qualifications:
    • Advanced degrees.
    • Professional Certifications:
      • Certified Public Accountant.
      • Certified Fraud Examiners.
      • Certified Information System Auditors.
    • Two (2) to five (5) years of experience in government auditing, accounting or information systems.
    For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/auditor.html


    • Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies is required:
      • Accounting.
      • Finance.
      • Information systems.
      • Business Management.
    • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Advanced degrees are desired.

    Additional information

    Every career at the CIA is a rewarding one. In addition to serving your country with the certainty that your work makes a difference, the CIA offers a comprehensive benefits package to reflect the dedication and contributions of our employees.

    For more information on CIA Careers, visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications of the specific position to which you are applying. To view this position's requirements, visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/auditor.html

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret/SCI

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    Required Documents

    The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):

    • Resume.
    • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees.
    • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.

    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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    How to Apply

    To be considered for CIA employment, you must apply online at: https://www.cia.gov/careers

    For more information on the application instructions, please visit our Application Instructions page at: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/auditor.html

    Agency contact information

    Human Resources


    Central Intelligence Agency
    Mail Not Accepted
    Washington, DC 20505
    Learn more about this agency

    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is part of the CIA's Enterprise Functions, which provides governance and oversight to the business of intelligence effort across the Agency at Headquarters and in locations worldwide. OIG is an independent office of the CIA that promotes economy, efficiency, effectiveness and accountability in the management of CIA activities by performing independent audits, inspections, investigations, and reviews of CIA programs and operations. Additionally, OIG seeks to detect and deter fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement. Learn more about the Office of Inspector General at: https://www.cia.gov/offices-of-cia/inspector-general/

    Next steps

    Our goal is to respond to each applicant within a 45 day period. However, the CIA receives thousands of applications each month and, unfortunately, we are not able to contact everyone within that timeframe. If you have not heard from us within 45 days, we will not be offering you a position at this time.

    If there is interest in your application, CIA recruiters will initiate contact with you by phone or email. Emails from CIA recruiters will have a .gov extension. Please check your email spam filter settings or spam folder to ensure receipt of these emails.

    Be prepared to undergo a thorough background investigation examining your life's history, your character, trustworthiness, reliability and soundness of judgment. We also examine your freedom from conflicting allegiances, potential to be coerced, and willingness and ability to abide by regulations governing the use, handling and the protection of sensitive information. The Agency uses the polygraph to check the veracity of this information. The hiring process also includes a thorough mental and physical medical examination in relation to performing essential job functions.

    For more information on the application process, please visit Application Process at: https://www.cia.gov/careers/application-process/

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/494079200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.