Lead Auditor
National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Washington, DC

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NASA, the world's leader in space and aeronautics is always seeking outstanding scientists, engineers, and other talented professionals to carry forward the great discovery process that its mission demands. Creativity. Ambition. Teamwork. A sense of daring. And a probing mind. That's what it takes to join NASA, one of the best places to work in the Federal Government.

The incumbent serves as a Team Lead within the Office of Internal Controls and Management Systems (OICMS), responsible for the overall planning, development, organization, and implementation of NASA's agency-wide program of internal control assessment and reporting (ICAR).

The position responsibilities require the application of professional accounting and auditing knowledge, standards, and principles in order to advise on and perform work consisting of a systematic examination of assessable units, as well as the evaluation of policies, procedures, regulations, programs and operations. This may include appraisal of financial records, financial and management reports, management controls, and policies and practices affecting or reflecting the financial condition and/or operating results of Agency activity; analyzing work related to the developing and executing audit recommendations and programs; conducting performance audits; or conducting activities related to the detection of fraud, waste, and abuse.


Occasional travel may be required

A one-year probationary period may be required

Responsible for leading and coaching a team of management and program analysts. Responsible for ensuring the organization's strategic plans, missions, vision, and values are integrated into the team¿s work.

Develops and enhances tools to assess the design and effectiveness of key controls over critical processes, functions, and activities across the Agency. Integrates and synthesizes the results and outcomes of risk-based internal control assessments, function program reviews, external audits, and other related evaluations. Performs and develops testing procedures using quantitative and qualitative assessment tools for the purpose of identifying control deficiencies. Develops Agency-wide plans, procedures, processes and methods for NASA's internal control assessment and reporting.

Partners with internal and external stakeholders to ensure internal controls are fully integrated into NASA's programmatic, institutional, and financial management process.

Develops strategies, plans, schedules and tools for risk-based internal control assessments and alternative internal control assessments. Develops mitigation and remediation plans with respect to identified significant internal control deficiencies.

Provides internal control reporting to NASA's Senior Assessment Team and on the annual Statement of Assurance report. Establishes and maintains a centralized repository of supporting documentation associated with internal control assessments, functional program reviews, audits, and other related assessments.

Monitors leading or best practices, prospective changes, and emerging trends with regard to Federal internal control requirements.

Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.

Specialized experience at the GS-14 grade level includes: leading a group of employees on a project; analyzing assessment results to determine the root cause of program deficiencies; developing and using quantitative and qualitative analysis tools including computer-based data extraction tools; works with stakeholders to ensure internal control, risk, and accountability are integrated into programmatic, instituational, and financial management process; and managing an internal controls program.

The basic education requirements for this position includes a degree in accounting or a related field (such as business administration, finance, public administration) that includes 24 semester hours of accounting (may include 6 hours in business law) OR a combination of education and experience, education and training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses or a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.

U.S. citizenship is required.

Announcement will be used for both internal and external applicants.

Internal (Status) candidates will be evaluated as follows :
Resumes will be rated by an automated system (Resumix) that matches the competencies extracted from your resume to the competencies identified by the selecting official for the position. Based on the competencies you match, you are placed in one of three categories identified as 90, 80, or 70 pt. quality categories, which are defined as:

90 pt. Category - Tentative meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and has experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.

80 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.

70 pt. Category - Fails to meet criteria described in the 80 pt. category.

Additional application guidance is available in NASA's Applicant Guide. .

For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality category are considered well-qualified.

External (Non-Status) candidates will be evaluated as follows :

Same process as Internal (Status) candidates, with the additional procedures related to Veterans:

The Category Rating Process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed at the top of the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.

NASA offers excellent benefit programs and competitive salaries. To learn more about pay and benefits at NASA, click HERE .

Any applicant tentatively selected for this position may be required to undergo a pre-employment background investigation.

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified.

Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.

As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

In order to receive preference in hiring, you must clearly identify your claim for veterans preference on your resume. NASA's Applicant Guide provides the information needed to assist you in determining whether or not you can claim 5 or 10 point veterans preference. You should not submit documents to prove your eligibility for veterans preference at this time. However, you must be prepared to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form) as requested by the Human Resources Office. Veterans preference will only be considered based on what is supported. For instance, if you claim 10-point preference, but are only able to document 5-point preference, you will be considered accordingly. If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.

Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of it at the time you apply.

U.S. citizenship is required.

Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.

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