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Job opening: Auditor (Performance) - Performance and Compliance Specialist

Salary: $54 728 - 87 024 per year
City: Chicago
Published at: Apr 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The Office of the Inspector General is one of the best places to work in the Department of Justice and is one of the premier inspector general offices in federal government. We offer telework and excellent work-life flexibilities and encourages Schedule A and diverse applicants. The OIG's Audit Division is seeking highly motivated professionals to evaluate DOJ programs and processes, to ensure the intended results, to detect and deter fraud, waste, and abuse of DOJ programs and resources.

Duties

The Office of the Inspector General employs specialists who examine program performance and compliance with laws and regulations. These Performance Auditors participate in a full range of duties to support the audit of government programs, contracts, grants, and payments. This includes planning, assessing risk, establishing methodology, performing fieldwork, developing conclusions, reporting results, and following up on recommendations. More specifically: As a GS-7, Performance Auditor (Recent Graduate), the individual receives training through classroom and specific on-the-job training assignments to become well versed in evaluation and audit techniques, DOJ programs, legislation and regulations, and industry practices. As a GS-7 Performance Auditor, typical work assignments include but are not limited to: Working with experienced staff, the incumbent analyzes information or conducts research to answer questions, evaluates operations or programs, and draws conclusions. Using logic to resolve multifaceted questions, gathers financial and operating records, traces transactions to and from source documents, and identifies unusual or questionable transactions or practices that do not fit instructions or guidelines. Reviewing and analyzing technical information, data, records, and/or results and using sound judgment to provide the basis for the development of an opinion on the efficiency and effectiveness of operations and make recommendations for action. Documenting information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner and producing written information that is appropriate for the intended audience. Working with teammates on assigned tasks, facilitates sharing of information with others and fosters cooperation and team spirit. Engaging in ongoing development to become well versed in evaluation and review techniques, DOJ programs, legislation and regulations, and industry practices. As a GS-9, Performance Auditor (Recent Graduate), the individual serves as a team member on an assigned audit or review project, assisting senior members in carrying out the activities involved in performance and financial reviews/evaluations of DOJ programs and activities. As a GS-9 Performance Auditor, typical work assignments include but are not limited to: Applying knowledge of audit and evaluation functions, uses judgment to choose and interpret the most applicable guidelines, analyze and define problems, and make recommendations on program performance issues or questions. Using logic to resolve multifaceted questions, gathers financial and operating records, traces transactions to and from source documents, and identifies unusual or questionable transactions or practices that do not fit instructions or guidelines. Reviewing and analyzing technical information, data, records, and/or results and using sound judgment to provide the basis for the development of an opinion on the efficiency and effectiveness of operations and make recommendations for action. Documenting information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner and producing written information that is appropriate for the intended audience. Working with teammates on assigned tasks, facilitates sharing of information with others and fosters cooperation and team spirit. Engaging in ongoing development to become well versed in evaluation and review techniques, DOJ programs, legislation and regulations, and industry practices. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Requirements

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • You must be registered for the Selective Service, if applicable.
  • You must successfully pass and are subject to random drug screenings.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • You may be subject to a probationary period.
  • If selected you must complete and sign a Pathways Recent Graduate Agreement.

Qualifications

Basic Requirements for Performance Auditors - Degree in Auditing or in a related field such as Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration, and Accounting; Additional related and accepted degrees include but are not limited to:*Business-related: Communications/Public Relations, Economics, International Business/Studies, Management, Marketing, and Organizational Behavior/Psychology. *Government-related: Criminal Justice/Criminology; Diplomacy/International Policy, Affairs, or Relations; National/Homeland Security; Forensics; Government/History; Intelligence Analysis; Law/Legal Studies; Political Science; Public Management; Public Policy; and Security Policy. *Technically related: Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering, Human Resources, Information Technology/Systems, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Languages/Linguistics, Logistics, Management Information Systems, Mathematics/Statistics/Data Science, Sciences (anthropology, biology, chemistry, etc.), and Supply Chain Management. OR - A combination of education and experience - at least 4 years of experience in Performance Auditing, or an equivalent combination of performance auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional auditing knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following: a certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor or a Certified Public Accountant, obtained through written examination; or completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in auditing or accounting, e.g., 15 semester hours. In addition to the basic eligibility requirements, applicants must have the following specialized experience and/or directly related education or a combination:(Note: Specialized experience is paid or unpaid experience that has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position in the practical application of professional accounting and auditing principles, procedures, and techniques successfully.) At the GS-7 level, applicants must have either: (1) 1 year of graduate-level education, or (2) Superior Academic Achievement (earned undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher), or (3) a combination of education and experience, or (4) 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level. Examples of specialized experience include: - Assisting in planning and conducting research; - Assisting in collecting, evaluating, and analyzing data; - Employing reasoning and problem solving to achieve outcomes; - Briefing peers, instructors, or management on assignment or project results; and - Verifying facts or reported statistics to source . At the GS-9 level, applicants must have 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent degree or 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level or a combination of education and experience. Examples of specialized experience include: - Assisting in planning and conducting research; - Assisting in collecting, evaluating, and analyzing data; - Employing reasoning and problem solving to achieve outcomes; - Briefing peers, instructors, or management on assignment or project results; - Assisting in preparing written reports, essays, or briefs; - Assisting in conducting performance audits, evaluations, or inspections; - Verifying facts or reported statistics to source documents; and - Performing financial reconciliations or analyses.

Education

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov. For foreign education, see: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

**You must submit an unofficial transcript that supports the positive education requirement.

Contacts

  • Address Audit Division 950 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20530 US
  • Name: Brandie Miller
  • Email: [email protected]

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