Job Overview


About the Agency

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has a distinguished and important mission in protecting America’s pensions. At PBGC, you will use your skills in accounting, auditing, business, finance, law, actuarial science, or information technology and more, to protect the retirement income of nearly 44 million hardworking Americans. Our work is challenging, compelling, and important. Whatever your background or expertise, you will find your future at PBGC exceptionally rewarding because the work you perform will have a daily impact on the lives of relatives, friends and neighbors. It will be like no other career choice you have explored. We are counting on bright, talented and dedicated individuals like you to achieve our goals. You will be both challenged and supported, so whether you are just starting out or looking for new opportunities, consider PBGC and start making a difference today!

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports directly to the PBGC’s Board of Directors: Secretary of Labor (Chair), Secretary of Treasury, and Secretary of Commerce. The OIG is headed by the Inspector General and supported by a Deputy Inspector General. The Deputy Inspector General has two direct reports: an Assistant Inspector General for Audit (AIGA) leading the Office of Audit and an Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIGI) leading the Office of Investigations.

The OIG provides independent and objective oversight of PBGC’s programs and activities. The OIG conducts audits and evaluations to promote efficiency and effectiveness within PBGC. Among other audits, the OIG oversees the annual financial statement audit conducted by an independent public accounting firm. The OIG also performs investigations to detect and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse and manages the PBGC OIG Hotline. On a semiannual basis, the OIG prepares a report to Congress as required by the IG Act.

If you are interested in a challenging career with great benefits, training, and strong growth potential, we strongly encourage you to apply for the Inspector General (Auditor) today!


As the Inspector General (Auditor),you will be responsible for all aspects of the PBGC’s OIG, including a) establishing overall audit and investigative policies; b) ensuring that work performed by the OIG is accurate, objective, timely, and completed in a professional manner; and c) communicating with key stakeholders (including the PBGC Board of Directors, PBGC management, congressional oversight committees, etc.).

As to audits, the Inspector General (Auditor) oversight duties include:

  • developing audit plans and policy objectives;
  • determining audit project schedules and workload requirements;
  • monitoring the progress, effectiveness and results of audit projects;
  • preparing and disseminating audit products to stakeholders and other interested parties;
  • coordinating with management in regard to audit follow-up and review of completed OIG recommendations; and
  • ensuring that quality assurance procedures are in place to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and/or Government Auditing Standards.
As to investigations, the Inspector General (Auditor) oversight duties include:

  • developing and directing the PBGC’s OIG investigative program, including issuance of subpoenas and conducting interviews;
  • detecting and preventing fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in order to ensure the integrity of the PBGC’s programs and personnel, and/or administration of its affairs;
  • working with Department of Justice representatives regarding prosecution referrals;
  • managing the PBGC-OIG Fraud Hotline, and following up on fraud referrals; and
  • ensuring that quality assurance procedures are in place to ensure compliance with Quality Standards for Investigations.
As to management of the OIG operations, the Inspector General (Auditor) duties include:
  • developing and administering appropriate policies in the areas of personnel, budget, and procurement;
  • supporting recruitment, staff development and compliance with minimum training requirements;
  • managing staff performance to include recognizing and rewarding staff contributions, addressing performance issues, and overseeing the staff evaluations process;
  • awarding contracts for services and ensuring that contractors working under the auspices of the OIG comply with contractual terms;
  • promoting and liaising with the Council of Inspectors General on the Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), Government Accountability Office (GAO), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and other federal OIGs, as necessary;
  • ensuring that appropriate quality assurance procedures are in place and that required peer reviews are conducted in a timely manner; and
  • issuing required external reports, including Semiannual reports to Congress, in a timely manner.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • travel: less than 20%

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Recruitment incentives, including relocation, may be authorized for this position, if applicable. If eligible, you may receive a recruitment incentive of up to 25% of your base salary.