The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) promotes efficiency and effectiveness to deter and prevent fraud, waste and mismanagement in AOC operations and programs. The OIG’s value-added, transparent and independent audits, evaluations and investigations keep the Architect of the Capitol and Congress fully informed and positively affect the AOC and benefit the taxpayer.Learn more about this agency
The mission of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America's Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 553 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC also provides professional expertise on the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.
CORE VALUES: The AOC prides itself on its Core Values of Teamwork, Integrity, Pride and Professionalism. The PROFESSIONALISM and INTEGRITY of each AOC employee demonstrates our dedication to providing quality services and our commitments to holding ourselves to the highest standards. We recognize that we do our best work through TEAMWORK, each of us lending our individual strengths and talents to the greater goal of the entire team. We respect each other and rely on each other in our efforts to make the AOC a center of excellence. We take PRIDE in what we do and in the honor of serving Congress, the Supreme Court, and the American people each and every day.
This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The incumbent reports directly to the Assistant Inspector General for Audit (AIGA) and serves as a Senior Auditor. The incumbent plans, executes and reports the results of individual and concurrent audits, reviews and evaluations with the objective of promoting efficiency and effectiveness to deter and prevent fraud, waste and mismanagement in AOC operations and programs.
The incumbent, pursuant to 2 U.S.C. § 1808(d)(2), is selected, appointed and employed by the OIG and reports to the Inspector General (IG) through the AIGA.
The Office of Audits oversees the annual audit of the AOC financial statements and performs audits, evaluations, attestations and reviews of AOC programs and operations. The Office of Audits provides the OIG the ability to examine a program or activity in a formalized, detailed and in-depth manner. Audits involve complex, novel or highly controversial issues and cover varied topics relating to AOC programs, functions and/or operations; determine compliance with applicable laws and regulations; evaluate internal controls; and identify any abuse or illegal acts. The Office of Audits is also tasked to perform work at the request of the Congressional committees.
Audit Processing (75%)
Plans, executes and reports results of audits, reviews and evaluations of AOC programs and operations. Performs audits, reviews and evaluations of highly complex AOC areas in accordance with scopes of review that consist of actual and potential cost overruns, time delays and escalating costs on construction and renovation projects; safety; management practices; and compliance with accounting standards. Develops and presents reports to high-level officials that identifies the results and findings and recommendations to improve AOC programs, operations and processes.
Plans the project by developing audits, reviews or evaluation plans that provide the critical path to answer the objectives. Identifies the need for making modifications to the objective or scope based on planning. Assess internal controls and compliance with policies and procedures. Executes the plan and performs the required steps to test, analyze and document compliance with policies and procedures. Identifies and makes recommendations for more efficient AOC operations and procedures. Reports potential acts of fraud, waste and mismanagement to the investigative unit for review.
Provides comments in the semiannual report regarding the impact on the economy, efficiency or prevention and detection of fraud and abuse of legislation and regulations.
Recommends policies for AOC activities to promote economy and efficiency and prevents and detects fraud and abuse in programs and operations.
Conducts audits, reviews and evaluations and recommends operational improvements. Presents results in formal reports to keep the AOC and the Congress informed regarding problems and deficiencies of the administration of AOC programs and operations and status of corrective actions.
Designs audit methods due to new policies, laws and regulations. Independently plans new approaches to existing audit functions. Resolves issues when regulations are highly interpretive and precedents are non-existing. Applies new technology when necessary. Coordinates problem resolutions that cross jurisdictions.
Serves as an audit expert for AOC management, program and operational audit assignments. Analyzes and audits multiple functional areas.
Analyzes and interprets prescribed legislative-AOC policies. Coordinates with the Government Accountability Office to develop OIG guidance for audits. Collaborates with the AIGA to establish review criteria to improve efficiency of audit activities.
Technical Advice and Guidance (25%)
Collaborates with peers in evaluating audit reports and management reviews to identify significant audit and review findings, trends and patterns. Recommends changes in OIG policies, procedures and practices.
Conducts entrance and exit conferences and audit interviews. Explains the role and responsibilities of the OIG. Presents audit findings and explains the responsibilities and actions required for compliance with findings.
Collaborates with other Federal OIG organizations to assess compliance with recognized audit standards and keeps abreast of new audit techniques and trends and shares best practices.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens.
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