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IT Audit Specialist (Clinton,MD)

Company: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
Location: Clinton
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary
ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: IT Audit Specialists conduct independent assessments of Agency IT policy, programs, and operations, in accordance with NGA Office of Inspector General (OIG) guidance, Government Auditing Standards, and other applicable requirements. They may oversee contractors performing Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA) assessments. They gather and analyze IT information to determine whether potential findings exist and identify recommendations for improvement. They prepare working papers and reports, including findings and recommendations. They follow up on report recommendations to ensure that appropriate actions are implemented.

Additional Job Information
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The NGA OIG Audit Division conducts independent, objective audits and other reviews of NGA programs and operations and makes recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of NGA policies, programs, and operations. The OIG Audit Division is seeking an IT Audit Specialist to research, plan, and conduct performance audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards with minimal supervision. This individual may assist in overseeing contractors performing the information technology aspects of the annual financial statement audit (Federal Information Systems Controls Audit Manual - FISCAM) and the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) of 2014 evaluations. This individual should have performance audit and information technology auditing experience. Experience in performing or overseeing the information technology aspects of Federal government OIG FISMA evaluations is desirable. This individual shall have at least 5 years of Federal government performance auditing experience. This individual will have an opportunity to participate in all aspects of the audit cycle from development of an annual audit plan through follow-up on recommendations. This individual must have a strong ethical commitment to ensure the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of NGA programs; have knowledge of the theory, concepts, practices, and techniques of government auditing; be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team environment; have strong oral and written communication skills; and be able to work on multiple tasks with short deadlines while prioritizing as necessary to meet critical needs. This position in non-supervisory.

NGA Employees: Thank you for your interest in the OIG. In order to maintain its objectivity and independence, the OIG fills vacancies through AON and internal promotions and assignments.

NGA employees are eligible to apply for OIG vacancies that are advertised via AON. If selected through the AON process, an NGA employee joining the OIG becomes part of the Inspector General Career Service (IGCS).

NGA employees MUST send their package to NGA OIG directly via email to the following address: Please attach the announcement to the email.

Additional Application Requirement: You may be asked to complete one or more assessments in addition to the application you submit on this website as part of your application to NGA. These assessments may include but are not limited to:
1) Online questionnaires or assessments that require you to describe your job-related knowledge, skills(U) , abilities, or other characteristics that are aligned with the mandatory and desirable qualifications of this job posting. The information you provide in the application you submit must support the response you provide to this questionnaire.
You will receive an email to describe any additional assessments required. Please monitor your emails and complete any required assessments as soon as possible.

Mandatory Qualifications
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:

  • Demonstrated performance audit experience in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards in a variety of areas such as Information Technology, Information Assurance, Cyber Security, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience examining information and applying analytical and critical thinking skills to identify problems and deficiencies, uncover root causes, develop findings, and make logical and actionable recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Demonstrated experience communicating and writing auditing findings and recommendations to management.
  • Demonstrated experience interviewing, negotiating, and briefing senior officials, and to work effectively, both independently and in teams or other collaborative environments.
  • Demonstrated experience as a Project Lead, Team Lead, or Auditor-in-Charge.
    EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security, Information Systems, Cybersecurity, or an IT related field. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in option A, plus experience analyzing management information requirements and system specifications, evaluating management procedures and methodology, assessing the effectiveness of system controls, or a related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals to 4 years. -OR- C. Experience: A minimum of 4 years of experience analyzing management information requirements and system specifications, evaluating management procedures and methodology, assessing the effectiveness of system controls, or a related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work.

    Highly Desired Qualifications
    QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

  • Decision Quality - Using knowledge and experience to look at a situation objectively, setting aside any biases, to form conclusions and determine the best solution.
  • Ability to move seamlessly from one project to another and respond well to shifting priorities
  • Maintaining Certified Information Systems Auditor or Certified Information System Security Professional certifications.
    Additional Job Requirements
    You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

    Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

    Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
    PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY: Promotion opportunities allow applicants at all band levels to be considered. Qualifications for NGA positions do not include specific time-in-band requirements. NGA will emphasize quality of experience, rather than duration, and assess how the quality of the experience demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance in the NGA occupational structure.

    Band 04 $103,690 - $159,286

    PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are authorized.

    Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family.

    For more information on the array of benefits programs, please visit

    Cover Letter
    Applicants are not required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. The cover letter is recommended but is not required for employment consideration with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Applicants should place their narrative information in the Cover Letter / Other Professional Details field.

    Who may apply
    External Applicants Only

    How to apply
    Application submission involves applying using the Intelligence Community's Applicant Gateway on-line application process.


    How will I be evaluated?
    APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages:

    1) All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria,
    2) Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates,
    3) Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process.

    Military retiree applicants, if selected..... click apply for full job details

Keywords: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Washington DC , IT Audit Specialist (Clinton,MD), Accounting, Auditing , Clinton, DC

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