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    The Senior Executive Service (SES) is a small elite group of senior government leaders who possess a diverse portfolio of experience and the strong skills required to lead across organizations. This dedicated corps of executives is charged with providing strategic leadership and upholding a commitment to public service that transcends loyalty to a specific agency mission or individual profession. As an SES member you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants.

    The HHS OIG has been recognized as one of the Federal Government's best places to work.  HHS OIG ranked in the top 25% of agency subcomponents (#39 out of 320) in the Partnership for Public Service's "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" 2015 ranking.  For more information, see www.bestplacestowork.org.

    This position is located within the HHS OIG Office of Audit Services (OAS).  OAS conducts independent audits of HHS programs and/or HHS grantees and contractors.  These audits examine the performance of HHS programs and/or grantees in carrying out their responsibilities and provide independent assessments of HHS programs and operations.  OAS also oversees non-Federal audit activity, including conducting quality control audits of State and local governments, colleges and universities, and nonprofit organizations.  OAS is the largest civilian audit agency in the Federal government.

    For more information about the HHS Office of Inspector General and OAS, go to http://oig.hhs.gov.

    This position is also advertised under announcement number HHS-OIG-ES-0511-17-1805731.  Only one selection will be made.

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    The Office of Audit Services (OAS) examines the performance of HHS programs and/or HHS grantees and contractors in implementing their responsibilities and provides independent assessments of HHS programs and operations. We audit internal HHS groups/offices, and external entities such as state and local governments and individuals and facilities in private industry associated with HHS programs (for example, physician offices, hospitals, etc.). These assessments help reduce waste, abuse, and mismanagement and promote economy and efficiency throughout HHS. OAS conducts audits using its own resources and oversees audit work done by others.

    As a member of the OAS senior executive team, under the general direction of the Deputy Inspector General for Audit Services, you will be responsible for one or more of the following programs or areas of operation:

    • Medicare Audits  
    • Medicaid Audits
    • Regional Inspectors General (RIGs) in assigned geographic areas.

    In carrying out these responsibilities, you will provide direction, advice and executive guidance to staff on programs and operations dealing with audits of the Medicare and Medicaid programs and the RIGs who carry out audit activities in their assigned geographic area or program portfolio. Specifically, you will:

    • Plan, develop, and direct an effective, comprehensive audit program designed to help ensure that all Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) programs are effectively and economically administered and comply with legal requirements concerning utilization of funds;
    • Conduct and oversee audits of the operations and programs of CMS;
    • Ensure all assigned Department Management responsibilities and activities are carried out efficiently and effectively while maintaining the financial integrity of Departmental operations; and
    • Oversee the internal quality assurance system, including periodic quality control reviews, to provide reasonable assurance that applicable laws, regulations, policies, procedures, standards and other requirements are followed for CMS audit activities under your purview.
    • Represent the Deputy Inspector General for Audit Services or other senior officials in contacts with the Government Accountability Office and/or other Government organizations in connection with findings in assigned program areas. You may serve as liaison between the Department and other parties for the purpose of exchanging information of mutual benefit related to health care audit issues.
    • Serve as an expert and consultant to OIG and OAS advisors and leaders to conceive, plan, and manage audit and financial functions, including critical, large-scale programs of national and international scope. Advisory efforts will focus on audit and financial program development.
    • Advise, teach, and coach culturally appropriate continuous process improvement principles and procedures. Assist counterparts in stimulating a process of continuous improvement of audit and financial operations in order to determine appropriate internal controls.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - As required (e.g., site visits to regional & field offices, conferences)

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All groups of qualified individuals. Current SES employees, individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility, and OPM-certified SES Candidate Development Program graduates must apply to be considered.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/452846900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.