- IT Auditing
- Communication Skills
- Organizational Skills
- CompTIA Security+
As an Inspector General Information Technology (IT) Auditor, you will be hired as an employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and subsequently detailed to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). You will conduct and oversee performance and financial-related audits while serving at the NRO, a government agency in charge of designing, building, launching and maintaining America's intelligence satellites.
Your responsibilities will include developing and writing audit guides; developing and documenting audit findings in accordance with accepted government auditing standards; and developing audit conclusions and recommendations designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of NRO operations. Additional duties include: planning audits; assessing risk; testing controls; collecting information; analyzing data; examining and evaluating documents; managing resources; and identifying issues. Using your knowledge of the development, security, and internal controls of IT systems and applications particularly as they relate to auditable financial statements and mission support activities; the acquisition of IT systems; the use of IT in intelligence operations; and the practices for security management, you will analyze programs and activities while recommending appropriate action. This position requires interaction with senior NRO and contractor officials, therefore clear and concise communication is imperative.
You will conduct various types of audits (e.g., performance, attestation, financial), and perform special reviews of programs and activities within the NRO. You will also provide oversight of an Independent Public Accountant (IPA) and support other Office of the Inspector General (OIG) functions as required. Some travel may be required.
The CIA hires Inspector General IT Auditors at various career progression levels, from entry to senior level positions, and provides a training and development program specifically geared toward growth and advancement in the field of audits. You will be afforded the opportunity for growth beyond a particular area of expertise and the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the intricacies of NRO management. Auditors hired at the expert level will support additional corporate level Inspector General's initiatives to include performing as the Auditor-In-Charge (AIC).
Enterprise Functions at the CIA - Office of the Inspector General
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is part of the CIA's Enterprise Functions, which provides governance and oversight to the business of intelligence effort across the Agency at Headquarters and in locations worldwide. OIG is an independent office of the CIA that promotes economy, efficiency, effectiveness and accountability in the management of CIA activities by performing independent audits, inspections, investigations, and reviews of CIA programs and operations. Additionally, OIG seeks to detect and deter fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement. Learn more about the Office of Inspector General.
The NRO provides reconnaissance information to the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense warfighters. Please visit the NRO website for more information.
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US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.
Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
IT Business Management fields
Relevant IT experience or certifications
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of the development, security, and internal controls of IT systems and applications
Ability to apply Government Auditing Standards
Ability to assess and analyze complex issues
Ability to work both independently and within a team
Ability to be self-motivated with strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Attention to administrative detail
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of the Information Technology Auditing and Controls
Any of the following certification:
CISA Certification (Certified Information System Auditor)
Certified Fraud Examiners
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
All applicants must successfully complete:
A thorough medical and psychological exam
A polygraph interview
A comprehensive background investigation
To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.