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Inspector General Auditor

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $45,972 – $126,062*
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

*Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level.

As an Inspector General Auditor with the CIA, you will conduct performance, financial statement, financial-related, and information systems audits of CIA programs and activities.

Inspector General (IG) Auditor responsibilities include developing and writing audit guides; developing and documenting audit findings in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards; and developing audit conclusions and recommendations designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of CIA operations. Auditors will also conduct or support other OIG functions as required. Travel may be required.

Working in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) allows for growth beyond a particular area of expertise and the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the intricacies of CIA management. 

Enterprise Functions at the CIA – Office of the Inspector General

The Office of 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.

Life at CIA:

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We're on the forefront of world-altering events - as they happen. So working here isn't just a job, it's a mindset and a lifestyle.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Information systems
    • Business Management
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to apply Government Auditing Standards, discern key issues and draw appropriate conclusions

      Desired Qualifications:

      • Advanced degrees
      • Professional Certifications:
        • Certified Public Accountant
        • Certified Fraud Examiners
        • Certified Information System Auditors
      • Two (2) to five (5) years of experience in government auditing, accounting or information systems

        The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):

        • Resume
        • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants
        • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees          


        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.

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

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        Posted: Apr 21, 2007 06:59 PM
        Last Updated: Feb 20, 2018 05:27 PM

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