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Auditor - Entry to Experienced Level (50576840)
Location: Fort Meade, Maryland - United States
Posted: 7/21/2019

Auditor - Entry to Experienced Level

Auditor - Entry to Experienced Level Fort Meade, MD Posted: 2018-11-15 - Closing: 2019-08-31 Responsibilities NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts oversight of the NSA mission. Within the OIG, the Audit branch performs independent audits and related reviews of Agency programs and operations in accordance with government auditing standards, designed to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards and to improve the Agency's efficiency and effectiveness. Description of Position(s) The Audit branch has three functions: Financial, Performance, Cyber/IT. Auditor (Financial) As an Auditor in the Financial branch, you will be part of a team that oversees and conducts audits of NSA's Financial Statements and related financial activities. Responsibilities of Auditors working in the Financial branch include: - Assisting in the performance of complex and comprehensive audits of NSA financial statements and NSA financial operations - Overseeing the planning and execution of financial audits contracted to an independent public accounting firm to perform the audit of the Agency's financial statements - Evaluating the work of external auditors to ensure their work complies with generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) performance and reporting standards, and relevant statements on auditing standards (SASs) - Assisting in the development of formal reports and recommendations to Agency officials for corrective actions - Consulting with the NSA Office of General Counsel on matters involving interpretation or possible violations of laws, rules, or regulations Auditor (Financial Systems) As an Auditor on the Financial Systems team, a component of the Financial branch, you will be part of a team that oversees and conducts audits and examinations of NSA's financial general and application information technology controls. Responsibilities of Auditors working on the Financial Systems team include: - As part of the annual financial statement audit, overseeing the planning and execution of the assessment of NSA financial IT controls in accordance with the Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual - Overseeing the planning and execution of the assessment of NSA financial IT and business controls as identified by NSA as part of a Type II Service Organization 1 examination in accordance with Standards for Attestation Engagement 18the Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual - Evaluating the work of external auditors to ensure their work complies with generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) performance and reporting standards, and relevant statements on auditing standards (SASs) - Assisting in the development of formal reports and recommendations to Agency officials for corrective actions - Consulting with the NSA Office of General Counsel on matters involving interpretation or possible violations of laws, rules, or regulations Auditor (Performance, Cyber/IT) As an Auditor in the Performance branch, you will be part of a team that oversees and conducts audits of NSA's program operations, contract compliance, and Agency's mission. As an Auditor in the Cyber/IT branch, you will be part of a team that oversees and conducts audits of NSA's IT programs, systems, and policies. Responsibilities of Auditors working in the Performance and Cyber/IT branches include: - Conducting risk assessments on Agency programs and processes - Researching, planning, and developing audit objectives, audit approach and scope - Assessing and evaluating internal controls within the context of the audit objective - Identifying and evaluating criteria to measure performance and evaluate compliance - Conducting interviews within the context of an audit or review - Gathering and analyzing audit evidence and compare observed results to specified requirements in the criteria - Identifying problems and developing recommendations to improve the Agency's efficiency and effectiveness - Writing reports outlining results and findings from assessments and evaluations All Auditors are required to complete 80 hours of training every two years to maintain the requisite knowledge, skills, abilities, and professional development. Skills The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continuous learning, strong problem-solving, communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills who is: - accountable - detail-oriented - able to adapt to changing requirements - able to manage multiple tasks and assignments - able to work effectively (independently or within teams) across functional areas in a professional and collaborative environment Specialized knowledge and experience in any of the following is desired: - applying auditing standards, principles and appropriate methods in analyzing processes and evaluating internal management controls - applying techniques of interviewing, elicitation, and debriefing in a systematic manner - obtaining, evaluating, organizing, and maintaining information - leading an audit team The following certifications are preferred: - Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) - Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) - Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) - Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible). Position Summary The Office of Inspector General (OIG) defines the oversight authority, responsibilities, and guidance regarding activities of the OIG at NSA and conducts oversight of the NSA mission. Within the OIG, the Audit branch performs independent audits and related reviews of Agency programs and operations in accordance with government auditing standards, designed to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards and to improve the Agency's efficiency and effectiveness. The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is the exclusive NSA component responsible for providing legal services to all NSA elements. The Office of General Counsel protect NSA's interests concerning the legal and regulatory authorities, requirements, entitlements, obligations and oversight requirements under which the Agency operate. How To Apply - External To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

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Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
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The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in signals intelligence and information assurance. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies.


We have two primary missions. Our information assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our signals intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and producing intelligence to give U.S. policy makers and warfighters the decision advantage. NSA also enables network warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.


As the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. We are a world-class cyber center, the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as a national leader in foreign language analysis and research.


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