NATURE OF THE APPOINTMENT: This is a student internship opportunity under the DOT Pathways Program. After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual may be converted to a permanent or TERM appointment. Extensions to this appointment may occur. There is no guarantee of extensions or conversions.Learn more about this agency
If converted to a permanent or TERM appointment, the full performance level would be a GS-13.
The work of this position primarily involves program audits and Congressional testimony. The incumbent, an information technology specialist trainee, works with a team leader in a developmental capacity, to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of organizations, programs, and activities applicable to financial and information technology systems programs. The audits may cover the relevance or appropriateness of program objectives; the extent to which a program achieves a desired level of results; factors inhibiting satisfactory performance; alternatives for carrying out the program; the adequacy of management controls; and the validity and reliability of reported program effectiveness.
The incumbent of this position applies professional IT and auditing knowledge, standards, and principles in performing an objective and systematic examination of pertinent information and documentation such as records, management reports, management controls, and policies and practices affecting the outcomes and results of financial and information technology systems programs. The incumbent researches pertinent laws, legislative history, regulations, contracts, and management controls to ascertain the purpose, scope, and objectives of the assigned program or function; the manner in which the program or function is conducted; and the nature and extent of management authority and responsibility for the program or function. As a member of an audit team, he/she assists in all phases of audit work - planning the audit, conducting the audit, and preparing the final product.
The incumbent assists higher level auditors and/or analysts with examining and testing (using statistical and/or judgmental sampling) records and management controls to determine the degree of efficiency, economy, and effectiveness of assigned programs. He/she conducts all assigned phases of the audit in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS). The standards require the incumbent to study and evaluate the existing system of internal control to determine the level of system reliability; determine those audit procedures required to answer audit objectives in view of the system reliability; and obtain sufficient reliable evidence through inspection, observation, inquiries, and confirmation to provide a reasonable basis for an opinion regarding the program under examination. These tasks are performed under the direction of a higher-level auditor/analyst.
The incumbent assists higher-level auditors/analysts in conducting interviews with employees of the program or activity under review. He/she also prepares working papers using TeamMate, interview summaries, and briefing materials covering findings for use by team members. This position may also be required to research and assemble supporting documentation for use in the preparation of Congressional testimony.
Long distance travel for moderate periods of time is required for this position.
Occasional travel - Less than 25%.
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