Job Overview

Summary

Founded in 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a dynamic organization employing people from diverse backgrounds dedicated to improving and preserving the quality of public health and the environment.

The EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG) adds value by promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness within EPA and the delivery of environmental programs. The OIG inspires public confidence by preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse in Agency operations and protecting the integrity of EPA programs. We serve as a catalyst for improving the environment. By helping the Agency operate more economically, effectively, and efficiently, we contribute to improved environmental quality and human health. We provide solutions to problems that ultimately result in making America a cleaner and healthier place.

Duties

Serves as Assistant Inspector General for the Office of Audit within the OIG. The incumbent has full responsibility for managing, coordinating, and leading the policy and direction of audits of Agency financial statements, contracts, assistance agreements, and business systems, including human capital, financial management, information technology, and internal controls. The Office designs long-term, multi-office, multi-agency audit plans; coordinates the implementation of these multiple audits; synthesizes findings from these reviews; and provides for the timeliness, quality, and review of the resulting reports.

The incumbent serves as the principal advisor to the Inspector General on all matters related to audit activities required by the Inspector General Act. Reporting through the Deputy Inspector General, the incumbent of this position:

-Plans, develops, and directs a comprehensive audit program designed to ensure that all Agency business systems and contract and assistance agreement matters are effectively, efficiently, and economically administered.

- Oversees annual audits of EPA's financial statements.

-Oversees audits of EPA's contractors and assistance agreement recipients to determine whether costs claimed are reasonable, allowable and allocable.

-Establishes appropriate standards, criteria, and plans for the scope, frequency, and focus of audits. Participates with key officials in developing local and nationwide criteria, principles, and proposals for the current and long-range audit policies, procedures, and standards for conducting complex internal and external reviews of Agency business systems, contracts, and assistance agreements.

-Provides convincing written reports and oral presentations about complex environmental, system, acquisition, and related subjects for internal and external audiences.

-Develops and institutes a networking process with a wide variety of stakeholders and customers including: EPA, other Federal managers, the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency, state and local government officials, Congress, and other interested parties.

-Demonstrates sound business acumen in managing the Office of Audit. Oversees annual and long-term audit planning efforts and establishes the organization's overall vision, priorities, goals, and values. Coordinates planning and implementation with other OIG and EPA offices to help achieve the OIG's mission. Integrates planning efforts with the overall OIG strategic customer value analysis. Assures that planning, budgeting, human resources management, contracts management, and financial accountability conform to Agency and Federal regulations and serve as a model for other organizations.

-Oversees contracts, assistance agreements, and interagency agreements, to obtain specialized as well as routine services which may be necessary to support audit efforts.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No