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    Summary

    This position is located in the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General, Audit Services New York and Sacramento.  Audit Services is responsible for all audit activities relating to improving the Department's programs and operations. 

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    Responsibilities

    The Inspector General of the Department of Education (Department) heads an independent and objective organization responsible for audit, investigation, and other services related to programs and operations of the Department. The Inspector General provides leadership and coordination and recommends activities designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations, as well as to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in such programs and operations. The Inspector General is the principal advisor to the Secretary of the Department on the above matters and is responsible for keeping the Secretary and Congress fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the administration of the Department's programs and operations and the necessity for corrective action.

    The Office of the Inspector General consists of the following five components:

        • Immediate Office of the Inspector General
        • Investigation Services
        • Audit Services
        • Management Services
        • Information Technology Audits and Computer Crime Investigation

    This position is located in Audit Services (AS) which is responsible for all audit activities relating to improving the Department's programs and operations. AS conducts, coordinates, and oversees audits and other activities and makes recommendations to initiate administrative actions against program participants, and to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations funded by the Department. AS also recommends changes needed in proposed legislation and to the Department's proposed and existing regulations to clarify requirements, improve program performance and operations, and to prevent and detect fraud and abuse.

    AS formulates, recommends, and executes audit policy consistent with guidance of the Council of the Inspectors General, and assures that all audits of Departmental organizations, programs, activities, and functions are conducted in accordance with the standards established by the Comptroller General of the United States.

    The Supervisory Auditor is responsible for planning, implementing, and guiding a national audit program with minimal supervisory oversight.

    Ensures that applicable professional standards are followed in conduct of assignments. Plans for and directs proactive reviews to identify and reduce fraud, waste and abuse in

    Department programs and operations. May personally conduct the most sensitive or controversial reviews.

    These include violations of laws and regulations, as well as, evaluations of management practices, processes, and service delivery.

    Advises teams on identifying and applying appropriate criteria to be used in projects and designing methodologies to evaluate complex programs and operations based on the criteria.

    Works closely with audit staff to develop skills in detecting discrepancies in information and reconciling the discrepancies, as well as, distinguishing between relevant and irrelevant information.

    Works closely with audit staff to develop skills in understanding and analyzing business, commercial, industrial and agency records; and identifying problematic trends, patterns, and methods of operation.

    Ensures that audit team members assigned to each engagement have the requisite technical competency and independence. Allocates staff and other resources to the accomplishment of the mission, and monitors resource usage to ensure that engagement results warrant the resources expended and are completed within budget and milestones established.

    Provides timely information to managers to assist them in decision-making; makes recommendations for improvement or corrective action in programs, processes, and operation of Department activities based on audit results; and facilitates administrative action.

    Directs the preparation and publishing of reports based on sufficient, competent, relevant evidence collected through the review process. The reports will contain findings and recommendations for improvement based on the review objectives.

    Represents the OIG by presenting OIG positions to appropriate officials within and outside the Department.

    Ensures that instructions to others are in keeping with the policies, procedures, and positions of the OIG.

    Ensures that assessments and decisions maximize OIG effectiveness and efficiency.

    Ensures that work is accomplished collaboratively in a team environment.

    Briefs senior management and Department officials on findings and recommendations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - The position requires infrequent travel.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Job family (Series)

    0511 Auditing

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/552467300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.