The Office of the Inspector General is ranked number 1 in the best places to work in the Department of Justice and is one of the premier inspector general offices in federal government. We are seeking a highly-motivated professional employee with experience in providing superior customer service in support of our mission to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct in DOJ programs and personnel, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs.Learn more about this agency
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is a statutorily created independent entity that works to prevent fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct in DOJ programs and personnel, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs. In carrying out its audit mission, the OIG contributes to and issues products, such as reports, advisories, briefings, and congressional testimonies with recommendations focused on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of DOJ programs in support of the agency's mission. The Assistant Inspector General for Audit is responsible for overseeing the Audit Division and audit engagements that involve all DOJ programs and operations. The OIG performs audits at the request of Congress as well as self-initiating engagements in support of the OIG's strategic plan. This is a standard position description for a GS-13 Performance Auditor (Contract Audit Specialist) in any of the various organizational entities within the Office of the Assistant Inspector General for Audit for both headquarters and regional offices.
Duties and Responsibilities
As a GS-13 Performance Auditor (Contract Audit Specialist), the individual is responsible for planning, coordinating and conducting comprehensive audits of major scope and responsibility. The employee may serve as the auditor-in-charge of an audit or review (or lead a portion of larger engagements) and participates in the full range of duties to support the audit of government programs, grants, contracts, and payments. Specific responsibilities listed are at the full performance level of this position, GS-13:
- Developing program guides that address the audit objectives and provide a clear path for developing convincing findings and actionable recommendations.
- Auditing, examining, and/or reviewing auditees' accounts, records, documents, and other evidence; systems of internal control; and accounting, costing, and general business practices and procedures in accordance with government auditing standards, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and other applicable laws and regulations.
- Exercising technical expertise and providing training and technical assistance regarding general business, procurement, and contracting practices, including the contract award process, contract oversight, and contract administration policies, systems, and practices; various government payment processes to include contract payments, improper payments, and the Government Purchases Card and Travel Card Programs; and techniques to detect fraud, waste and abuse in programs.
- Exercising technical direction over the collection and analysis of all data; and ensuring that evidence collected is sufficient, relevant, and competent and properly documented and reviewed in the audit working papers.
- Providing effective team leadership including: (1) proactively identifying and resolving problems that could impact project goals; (2) establishing priorities and adjusting schedules to accomplish the work as timely as possible; and (3) effectively utilizing resources.
- Informing the project manager of progress, as well as issues that need to be addressed to keep the project on track.
- Drafting audit reports that consolidate and integrate the work of others. The reports provide a logical structure for results presentation, answering all of the audit objectives, and ensuring that all elements of a finding are supported by the data.
- Assisting in developing the message and drafting significant portions of other products, such as briefings, message meetings, reports, testimonies, and/or fact sheets; and ensuring all products are clear, convincing, accurate, and thorough.
- Planning for and conducting or participating in conferences with key officials of audited activities to obtain information and advise them of audit progress and developing honest and productive relationships with these internal and external parties.
- When leading teams, providing coaching, mentoring, and feedback to team members as well as to the project manager on performance and providing informal mentorship and guidance to junior staff (e.g., GS-7, 9, 11, and 12).
- Identifying new areas for audit and planning new engagements by submitting tactical plan suggestions that support the OIG strategic plan as well as audit proposals that detail the benefit of committing resources to performing the work.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 40% for position.
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