Job Overview

Summary

The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts audits, reviews, and investigations of NASA programs and operations to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement and to assist NASA management in promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. The OIG consists of approximately 200 auditors, analysts, specialists, investigators, attorneys, and support staff at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC, and NASA Centers throughout the U.S.

The Office of Audits (OA) conducts independent, objective audits, reviews, and other examinations of NASA and NASA contractor programs and projects to improve NASA operations. The OA provides a broad range of professional audit and advisory services, performs focused reviews of specific management issues, comments on NASA policies, and is responsible for oversight of NASA audits performed under contract or by other Federal agencies. The OA helps NASA accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of NASA operations and by deterring fraud, crime, waste, and abuse.

The incumbent of this position is responsible for providing a broad range of professional audit, evaluation, and advisory services to NASA leadership and other customers to identify areas for improving the safety and management of various mission activities, including technological, scientific research, mission support, human capital, and contract and grant management.

The positions are located in the NASA Office of Inspector General, Office of Audits, Mission Support Directorate, in Washington DC, Cleveland, OH, and the Science and Aeronautics Research Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA.

NASA OIG DOES NOT ACCEPT APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL. PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS ON THE "HOW TO APPLY" SECTION OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

THIS IS A DRUG-TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION. AS SUCH, ANY APPLICANT TENTATIVELY SELECTED FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO SCREENING FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT AND WILL BE SUBJECT TO RANDOM DRUG TESTING WHILE OCCUPYING THE POSITION.

Salary range for the following locations are:

Cleveland, OH $71,533 -$110,580
Washington, DC $74,872 -$115,742
Pasadena, CA $76,644 -$118,481

A writing sample may be required at the time of interview.

Duties

The incumbent of this position plans and conducts complex analyses, audits, evaluations, and reviews of NASA programs, projects and operations to evaluate the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of program and functional operations; determine compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and/or evaluate the adequacy of internal controls, across varied topics;

Planning, prioritizing, and/or balancing own work assignments, identifying feasible work management approaches that address required activities and timelines.

Developing, identifying and/or using techniques, tools, and processes that are methodologically sound and targeted to job requirements.

Conducting research, planning and assessments of NASA's programs, products, and services within specified areas of responsibility;

Conducting analyses that yield quality information aligned with programmatic requirements; identifying relevant information, patterns/inconsistencies, relationships, interdependencies, and potential implication.

Preparing quality written work that meets relevant writing and evidence standards, and that is appropriately targeted to the audience and purpose.

Communicating relevant and accurate information during formal or informal presentations, meetings, or interviews.

Resolving critical problems and improving audit program efficiency, and presenting findings and recommendations on complex issues or problems impacting major programs in accordance with professional standards that clearly document the nature of the work performed, findings identified, conclusions reached and recommendations.