Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The mission of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) is to ensure that the campaign finance process is fully disclosed and that all federal campaign finance laws and FEC regulations are effectively and fairly enforced. The FEC fulfills its mission through education and outreach, public disclosure of campaign finance transactions, promulgation of regulations, issuance of advisory opinions, enforcement of the law and responsibilities associated with litigation.

The six Commissioners, no more than three of whom may be affiliated with the same political party, are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The Commissioners serve full-time and are responsible for administering and enforcing the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA), 2 U.S.C. 431 et. seq., the Presidential Election Campaign Fund Act, 26 U.S.C. 9001 et. seq., and the Presidential Primary Matching Payment Account Act, 26 U.S.C. 9031 et. seq. The Commission generally meets four times each month, twice in closed executive session to discuss matters that, by law, must remain confidential, and twice in meetings open to the public. At these meetings, the Commission formulates policy and votes on significant legal and administrative matters. The Commission elects a new Chairman and Vice Chairman from among its members each calendar year. The Chairman and Vice Chairman are not affiliated with the same political party. The FEC has approximately 350 employees and an annual budget of approximately $66 million.

Duties

The incumbent serves as an Auditor in the Audit Division at the Federal Election Commission (FEC). The FEC's mission is to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) - the statute that governs the financing of federal elections. The Division audits those committees that have not met the threshold requirements for substantial compliance with the law. The Division?s responsibilities also include the Presidential public funding program. The Division evaluates the matching fund submissions of Presidential primary candidates and determines the amount of contributions that may be matched with federal funds. As required by law, the Division audits all public funding recipients and reports.

The incumbent participates in comprehensive audits of campaign finance organizations consisting of the systematic examination and appraisal of complex financial records, financial and management reports, management controls, and policies and practices affecting or reflecting the financial condition and operating results of an assigned issue area. He/she performs assigned financial examinations and evaluations. He/she provides audit assistance to higher level auditors, and as a member of an audit team, conducts audits in financial and operational areas during regular and special audits. Travel is required in this position to participate in audits conducted outside the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Audits out-of-state may be up to 3 to 4 weeks in duration.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation Authorized

  • No