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    The incumbent will serve as the Internal Controls Officer with responsibility to maintain financial controls and continuous analysis of the agency's budgetary and financial data, as well as assist with other agency internal controls and risk management activities.
    The incumbent will be responsible for establishing reporting requirements within the agency, establishing and administering financial control procedures, and ensuring requisite program and reprogramming approvals are obtained.

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    The incumbent provides assessments of, and reasonable assurance about, the agency's reported financial condition, results, and use of resources in accordance with governing criteria. Conduct or oversee audits on the agency's financial statements and other financial-related audits, as well as assist with other internal controls matters and audits of other agency activities. Gather and analyze information, draft findings and recommendations, and prepare reports in accordance with federal guidance and auditing standards. Follow-up on report recommendations to ensure appropriate corrective actions are identified and implemented.

    With minimum supervision, the incumbent will research, plan, and conduct financial and other necessary reviews, as well as prepare the agency for outside audits in accordance with set standards. The incumbent will have an opportunity to participate in all aspects of the audit cycle from development of an annual audit plan through follow-up on recommendations. The selectee must have a strong ethical commitment to ensure integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness; possess knowledge of the theory, concepts, practices, and techniques of government auditing; be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team environment; have strong oral and written communication skills; and must have the ability to work on multiple tasks with short deadlines while prioritizing as necessary to meet critical needs. An understanding of government budgeting, accounting, auditing, and risk management is key to success in this position.

    Evaluate strategic financial improvement and planning initiatives to support auditability priorities and to identify challenges that require enterprise level transformation.
    Implement the agency's internal controls documents and lead meetings of the Senior Assessment Team.
    Recommend specific actions regarding challenges that require enterprise-level transformation.
    Ensure proposed actions are compliant with applicable statues and regulations, in consultation with the Office of General Counsel. Evaluate component financial statement audit assertions to ensure that credible assertions are prepared.
    Ensure financial management improvement activities support the goals of the agency's Strategic Plan and the priorities of the Board.
    Build collaborative opportunities and communication bridges within the agency, external federal interagency entities, and industry experts to grow a culture that recognizes and appreciates the value and benefits of being auditable.Perform other internal controls, financial oversight, and risk management duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0511 Auditing

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship Required
    • May be required to complete background investigation and drug screening
    • If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our budget office can provide additional information on how this program is run.
    • Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents)


    The PCLOB uses the Administratively Determined system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the position similar employee's current salary.


    College degrees related to business or finance are strongly preferred.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Every two weeks a panel will convene to evaluate applications until the position is filled. A review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be evaluated. Candidates will be placed into categories of "best qualified", "qualified" and "not qualified". If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may be placed in a different category. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your categorization.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret/SCI

    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    1. A current resume
    2. A cover letter

    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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    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.

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    How to Apply

    Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@pclob.gov with the title "Internal Controls Officer." Resource Specialist". Failure to follow these instructions may result in your application being disqualified.

    Agency contact information

    Human Resources


    Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
    800 North Capitol Street, NW
    Suite 565
    Washington, DC 20002
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    The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is an independent, bipartisan agency within the executive branch established by the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act, Pub. L. 110-53, signed into law in August 2007. Comprised of four part-time members and a full-time chairman, the Board is vested with two fundamental authorities: (1) to review and analyze actions the executive branch takes to protect the Nation from terrorism, ensuring the need for such actions is balanced with the need to protect privacy and civil liberties, and (2) to ensure that liberty concerns are appropriately considered in the development and implementation of laws, regulations, and policies related to efforts to protect the Nation against terrorism.

    Next steps

    You must submit all required information. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.

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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.

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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.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511603300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.