Job Overview


About the Agency

The Inspector General is responsible for planning, conducting, managing and supervising complex audits, investigations and other reviews dealing with Library of Congress programs and operations; providing leadership, coordination, and policy recommendations to promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness, and to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse in the administration of the programs and operation of the Library.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: A. Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term"accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor".) OR

B. Combination of education and experience - at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:

1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law.

2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or

3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g. 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24- semester hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g. valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of a least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

Proof of education (copy of transcripts) must be provided with the application.


The Inspector General has responsibility and delegated authority for the oversight and administration of all activities within the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), including all audits and related investigative activities, unless clear conflict of interest exists in so doing. Provides leadership and coordination and recommends policies to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in all Library of Congress Programs and operations nationally and internationally. The Inspector General with respect to the Library of Congress provides policy direction and conducts, supervises, and coordinates audits and investigations dealing with Library programs and operations. Plans, manages, and coordinates the day-to-day audit and investigative operations, ensuring that activities are carried out in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, policies of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), OIG policies, requirements, and any other applicable mandates to comply with the Library of Congress Inspector General Act of 2005. The Inspector General complies with the standards established by the Comptroller General of the United States for audits of Federal establishments, organizations, programs, activities, and functions, and CIGIE requirements. Establishes guidelines for determining when it shall be appropriate to use nonfederal auditors. Takes appropriate steps to assure that any work performed by non-federal auditors complies with Comptroller General and CIGIE standards and comply with the requirements of The Library of Congress Inspector Act of 2005. The Inspector General gives particular regard to the activities of the Comptroller General of the United States with a view toward avoiding duplication and ensuring effective coordination and cooperation.

Implements the OIG Annual Audit Plan which requires continuous monitoring, evaluating, and rescheduling. Determines the reviews or audits and investigations to be initiated or curtailed and the level of resources to devote to a particular review.  Reviews existing and proposed legislation and regulations relating to the prevention and detection of fraud, waste, abuse in organizational programs and operations and makes recommendations concerning the impact of such legislation or regulations on the economy and efficiency in the administration of programs and operations administered or financed by the Library. Recommends policies for the Library of Congress, and conducts, supervises, or coordinates other activities carried out or financed by the Library for the purpose of promoting economy and efficiency in the administration of, or preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in, its programs and operations. Recommends policies for, and conducts, supervises, or coordinates relationships between the Library and other Federal agencies, state and local governmental agencies, and non governmental entities with respect to: 1) all matters relating to the promotion of economy and efficiency in the administration of, or the prevention and detection of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in, programs and operations administered or financed by the Library, and/or 2) the identification and referral for prosecution of participants in any civil or criminal wrongdoing.

The Inspector General keeps the Librarian and the Congress fully and currently informed of all agency audits and investigative activities concerning fraud and other serious problems, abuses, and deficiencies relating to the administration, programs and operations administered or financed by the Library. The incumbent recommends corrective action concerning such problems, abuses, and deficiencies, and monitors the progress made in implementing such corrective action.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branch agencies and entities, executives of corporations, other offices of inspector general, and other interested parties. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with Library of Congress officials and other institutions with related interests, to oversee the programs and operations of the Library of Congress. Effects, cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with professional peers and audit officials in the federal audit community. Coordinates with the Library's General Counsel and other Library infrastructure units on matters pertaining to OIG activities. May testify before congressional committees.