Headquarters, NASA - Washington, DC

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The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts audits, reviews, and investigations of NASA programs and operations to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement and to assist NASA management in promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. The OIG consists of approximately 200 auditors, analysts, specialists, investigators, attorneys, and support staff at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC, and NASA Centers throughout the U.S.

This position is located in the Office of Audits. This office conducts independent, objective audits, reviews, and other examinations of NASA and NASA contractor programs and projects to improve NASA operations. This office provides a broad range of professional audit and advisory services, performs focused reviews of specific management issues, comments on NASA policies, and is responsible for oversight of NASA audits performed under contract or by other Federal agencies. The Office of Audits helps NASA accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of NASA operations and by deterring fraud, crime, waste, and abuse.

  • Successful completion of pre-employment background investigation
  • Position is in the Excepted Service
  • Occasional travel may be required

DUTIES: Back to top In this position, you will have an opportunity to do the following:

Analyze programs, organizational structures, and contractor activities in a scientific environment.

Identify areas of concerns or violations of law, policies, or procedures that become evident in the course of audit a review.

Provide legal advice to staff in support of audits and program review activities.

Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for support staff.

Drafts public and non-public reports of audit findings and conclusions.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top Applicants must hold a J.D. degree (or graduate by the time of appointment) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar. Applicants must also have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: assisting, participating or leading reviews of administrative programs and providing necessary legal research and/or opinions.

U.S. citizenship is required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: All candidates meeting the qualification requirements will be referred to the selecting official without rating and ranking.

There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the NASA Office of Inspector General considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring.

BENEFITS: Back to top NASA offers excellent benefit programs and competitive salaries. To learn more about pay and benefits at NASA, click HERE .

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

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.

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