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NRO Auditor

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $53,468 - $81,204
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area


The National Reconnaissance Office seeks qualified Auditors for its Office of Inspector General (OIG) to conduct performance and financial audits related to acquisition, finance and information technology. In addition to individual work, the incumbent will either participate in or lead a diverse group of government personnel in addressing a broad range of issues. NRO OIG audits can originate internally, but some are conducted in response to requests from the Director of the NRO, Congress and members of the Intelligence Community.

Responsibilities 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. Auditors will also conduct or support other OIG functions as required. Working in the OIG allows for growth beyond a particular area of expertise and the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the intricacies of NRO management. Some domestic and foreign travel may be required.

Minimum requirements include a BA/BS in accounting or a related field, such as business, finance or public administration (including at least 24 semester hours of auditing or accounting). Specialized experience that enables you to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically related to evaluating compliance with laws and regulations, or assessing the effectiveness, economy and efficiency of resource utilization; management processes and procedures; and the extent to which mission objectives are being achieved is also needed. Applicants with experience or expertise in Office of Inspector General and audit methodologies are preferred.

Candidates must be highly self-motivated individuals with strong organizational and interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communications skills, and the ability to work within short deadlines. The ability to function across a broad range of disciplines and to assemble and assimilate large quantities of data is also needed, along with the knowledge needed to discern key issues, draw appropriate conclusions and establish a track record of producing cogent assessments of complex issues.

All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

To Apply:

Make a note of the position(s) that interest you, as you can apply for up to four positions in one application. DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application, and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process.

Application Instructions

An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.

Posted: Apr 21, 2007 07:10 PM
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2014 10:56 AM