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    FHFA regulates and supervises Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks (the Government Sponsored Entities (GSEs)). FHFA's primary mission is to ensure that the GSEs operate in a safe and sound manner and support a stable, liquid, and efficient mortgage market, including sustainable home ownership and affordable housing.

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    The following are the duties of this position at the EL-13 (Equivalent to the GS-13). If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    -Lead various teams of lower-graded staff in ensuring highly technical and complex audits of IT systems and information systems security programs and practices, conform to applicable professional standards and FHFA OIG policy. Prepare proposals for future audits of aforementioned systems, programs, and practices. Conduct and/or review pre-audit and evaluation research of any prior audits reports, as well as related laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Work with the Supervisory IT Specialist (Audit Manager), develop plans for assigned audits within the established scopes, and lead teams in the development of technical procedures and steps needed to accomplish audit objectives.

    -Exercise responsibility for leading assigned teams, including assignment of audit tasks based on individual experience and specific knowledge and skills in IT security. Specifically, lead teams in conducting audits IT systems and information systems security programs and practices to determine the degree of management effectiveness, operating efficiency, economy, and security with which auditees' systems are operating; lead vulnerability assessments and penetration tests to identify security vulnerabilities, causes of systems weaknesses, and identify instances of lack of compliance with IT security requirements; and perform analysis of vulnerabilities and risks and makes recommendations to improve security measures and countermeasures to mitigate IT security risks.

    -Review work products prepared by team members to ensure accuracy and sufficiency of support for identified weaknesses in IT systems security and information systems program and practices, and compliance with applicable professional standards and FHFA OIG policy. Provide on-the-job training on use of electronic audit documentation system and audit tasks such as interviewing, testing, program and system processes observation, and report writing. Provides input to the Supervisory IT Specialist (Audit Manager) on team members' performances and any recommended formal training for team members.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. citizens or U.S. Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

    This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 18-FHFAIG-5. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/486050300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.