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    The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is a statutorily created independent entity that works to prevent fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct in DOJ programs and personnel, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs.  In carrying out its audit mission, the OIG contributes to and issues products, such as reports, advisories, briefings, and congressional testimonies with recommendations focused on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of DOJ programs in support of the agency's mission.  The Assistant Inspector General for Audit is responsible for overseeing the Audit Division and audit engagements that involve all DOJ programs and operations.  The OIG performs audits at the request of Congress as well as self-initiating engagements in support of the OIG's strategic plan. Additional information about the OIG can be found at www.usdoj.gov. This position is for an Auditor (Contract Audit Specialist), in Chicago, IL.

    Additional selections may be made if additional vacancies occur within 90 days of certificate issuance.

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    If selected for this position at the full performance level, the Auditor (Contract Audit Specialist) is responsible for planning, coordinating and conducting comprehensive audits of major scope and responsibility.  The employee may serve as the auditor-in-charge of an audit or review (or lead a portion of larger engagements) and participates in the full range of duties to support the audit of government programs, contracts, grants, and payments.

    Typical work assignments include: Developing program guides that address the audit objectives and provide a clear path for developing convincing findings and actionable recommendations; Exercising technical direction over the collection and analysis of all data; and ensuring that evidence collected is sufficient, relevant, and competent and properly documented and reviewed in the audit working papers. Auditing, examining, and/or reviewing auditee accounts, records, documents, and other evidence; systems of internal control; and accounting, costing, and general business practices and procedures in accordance with government auditing standards, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and other applicable laws and regulations; Providing effective team leadership including: (1) proactively identifying and resolving problems that could impact project goals; (2) establishing priorities and adjusting schedules to accomplish the work as timely as possible; and (3) effectively utilizing resources; Drafting audit reports, including consolidating and integrating the work of others. The reports provide a logical structure for results presentation, answering all of the audit objectives, and ensuring that all elements of a finding are supported by the data; Planning for and conducting or participating in conferences with key officials of audited activities to obtain information and advise them of audit progress and developing honest and productive relationships with these internal and external parties; When leading teams, providing coaching, mentoring, and feedback to team members as well as to the project manager on performance and providing informal mentorship and guidance to junior staff; and identifying new areas for audit and planning new engagements by submitting tactical plan suggestions that support the OIG strategic plan as well as audit proposals that detail the benefit of committing resources to performing the work.

    Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progresses.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - May require up to 40% travel

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

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    0511 Auditing

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