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Auditor - Entry Level (Maryland)


The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at NSA conducts independent oversight that promotes wise use of public resources; adherence to laws, rules, and regulations; and respect for Constitutional rights. The OIG also detects and deters waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct, and promotes economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of NSA's programs and operations worldwide. Within the OIG, the Audits 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 Audit branch has three functions: Financial, Performance, and Cyber/Information Technology (IT).

Job Summary

Through our value-added, transparent, and independent audits, evaluations, inspections, and investigations, we strive to positively impact the Agency. Our employees are passionate about the OIG's mission, and it shows in our overwhelmingly positive Intelligence Community climate survey results. Our leadership team is consistently lauded for supporting work-life balance and employee development, as well as respect, integrity, and honesty. If you're looking to join an organization with a unique mission, great people, and an amazing leadership team, the OIG is the place for you!


The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Degree must be in Business, Accounting, or a related field (e.g., Finance, Economics, Management, and Information Technology). Related degree will differ depending on the type of auditing (e.g., IT vs. financial). Relevant experience must be auditing in the public or private sector and/or IT auditing. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is preferred.Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is preferred. ENTRY/DEVELOPMENTAL Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. An Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Work at this level involves acquiring competencies needed to perform successfully at entry level through appropriate formal training, actual on-the job experience, or both. Employees at this level learn and apply fundamental skills and concepts using established procedures and standard practices.


Duties may include: - Research applicable laws, directives, regulations, manuals, prior studies, and audit reports to gain knowledge and understanding of areas being audited. - Assist senior auditors in preparing for entrance and exit conferences with audit stakeholders to explain audit objectives and conclusions. - Document discussions with audit stakeholders on audit objectives and audit results. - Assist the Auditor-in-Charge with segments of an audit guide or other related audit segments to meet specified audit objectives. Assist Auditor-in-Charge with technical testing as necessary to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities. - Assist in preparing and organizing audit workpaper files that include complete summaries of evidentiary data to support audit conclusions relevant to audit objectives. - Provide input on potential audit findings to include condition, cause, effect, criteria, and recommendations relevant to audit objectives. - Assist Auditor-in-charge in writing segments of draft and final reports and developing findings and recommendations. - Maintain security and accountability of classified information.