IT Audit Specialist
Company: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Posted on: April 25, 2021
ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: IT Audit Specialists conduct independent
assessments of Agency IT policy, programs, and operations, in
accordance with NGA Office of Inspector General (OIG) guidance,
Government Auditing Standards, and other applicable requirements.
They may oversee contractors performing Federal Information
Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA) assessments. They gather
and analyze IT information to determine whether potential findings
exist and identify recommendations for improvement. They prepare
working papers and reports, including findings and recommendations.
They follow up on report recommendations to ensure that appropriate
actions are implemented.
Additional Job Information
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The NGA OIG Audit Division conducts
independent, objective audits and other reviews of NGA programs and
operations and makes recommendations to improve the efficiency and
effectiveness of NGA policies, programs, and operations. The OIG
Audit Division is seeking an IT Audit Specialist to research, plan,
and conduct performance audits in accordance with Generally
Accepted Government Auditing Standards with minimal supervision.
This individual may assist in overseeing contractors performing the
information technology aspects of the annual financial statement
audit (Federal Information Systems Controls Audit Manual - FISCAM)
and the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) of
2014 evaluations. This individual should have performance audit and
information technology auditing experience. Experience in
performing or overseeing the information technology aspects of
Federal government OIG FISMA evaluations is desirable. This
individual shall have at least 5 years of Federal government
performance auditing experience. This individual will have an
opportunity to participate in all aspects of the audit cycle from
development of an annual audit plan through follow-up on
recommendations. This individual must have a strong ethical
commitment to ensure the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness
of NGA programs; have knowledge of the theory, concepts, practices,
and techniques of government auditing; be self-motivated and able
to work independently as well as in a team environment; have strong
oral and written communication skills; and be able to work on
multiple tasks with short deadlines while prioritizing as necessary
to meet critical needs. This position in non-supervisory.
NGA Employees: Thank you for your interest in the OIG. In order to
maintain its objectivity and independence, the OIG fills vacancies
through AON and internal promotions and assignments.
NGA employees are eligible to apply for OIG vacancies that are
advertised via AON. If selected through the AON process, an NGA
employee joining the OIG becomes part of the Inspector General
Career Service (IGCS).
NGA employees MUST send their package to NGA OIG directly via email
to the following address: InspectorGeneralCareerService@coe.ic.gov.
Please attach the announcement to the email.
Additional Application Requirement: You may be asked to complete
one or more assessments in addition to the application you submit
on this website as part of your application to NGA. These
assessments may include but are not limited to:
1) Online questionnaires or assessments that require you to
describe your job-related knowledge, skills(U) , abilities, or
other characteristics that are aligned with the mandatory and
desirable qualifications of this job posting. The information you
provide in the application you submit must support the response you
provide to this questionnaire.
You will receive an email to describe any additional assessments
required. Please monitor your emails and complete any required
assessments as soon as possible.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job,
applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory
Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online
applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific
examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's
mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:
1. Demonstrated performance audit experience in accordance with
Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards in a variety of
areas such as Information Technology, Information Assurance, Cyber
2. Demonstrated experience examining information and applying
analytical and critical thinking skills to identify problems and
deficiencies, uncover root causes, develop findings, and make
logical and actionable recommendations based on qualitative and
3. Demonstrated experience communicating and writing auditing
findings and recommendations to management.
4. Demonstrated experience interviewing, negotiating, and briefing
senior officials, and to work effectively, both independently and
in teams or other collaborative environments.
5. Demonstrated experience as a Project Lead, Team Lead, or
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree from an
accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information
Assurance, Information Security, Information Systems,
Cybersecurity, or an IT related field. -OR- B. Combination of
Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter)
hours of coursework in any area listed in option A, plus experience
analyzing management information requirements and system
specifications, evaluating management procedures and methodology,
assessing the effectiveness of system controls, or a related area
that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties
associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45
quarter) hours of coursework is equivalent to one year of
experience. Candidates should show that their combination of
education and experience totals to 4 years. -OR- C. Experience: A
minimum of 4 years of experience analyzing management information
requirements and system specifications, evaluating management
procedures and methodology, assessing the effectiveness of system
controls, or a related area that demonstrates the ability to
successfully perform the duties associated with this work.
Highly Desired Qualifications
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory
qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
1. Decision Quality - Using knowledge and experience to look at a
situation objectively, setting aside any biases, to form
conclusions and determine the best solution.
2. Ability to move seamlessly from one project to another and
respond well to shifting priorities
3. Maintaining Certified Information Systems Auditor or Certified
Information System Security Professional certifications.
Additional Job Requirements
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security
clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In
addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph
examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information.
All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random
basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take
the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret
information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are
required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714,
on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility.
Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top
Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted
access to SCIFs.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY: Promotion opportunities allow applicants at
all band levels to be considered. Qualifications for NGA positions
do not include specific time-in-band requirements. NGA will
emphasize quality of experience, rather than duration, and assess
how the quality of the experience demonstrates possession of the
knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for
successful job performance in the NGA occupational structure.
Band 04 $103,690 - $159,286
PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are authorized.
Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the
Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and
family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your
For more information on the array of benefits programs, please
Applicants are not required to submit a cover letter. The entire
cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the
Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit
will not be considered. The cover letter is recommended but is not
required for employment consideration with the National
Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Applicants should place their
narrative information in the Cover Letter / Other Professional
Who may apply
External Applicants Only
How to apply
Application submission involves applying using the Intelligence
Community's Applicant Gateway on-line application process.
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
How will I be evaluated?
APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this
job opportunity in three stages:
1) All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory
2) Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or
panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to
determine the best-qualified candidates,
3) Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through
an interview process.
Military retiree applicants, if selected, may be impacted by the
180-day appointment restrictions of DODI 1402.01. HD personnel will
provide additional information if applicable.
Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment
Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting
Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct
their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant
experience and education for this job opportunity. This description
should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the
performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education
information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed
as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an
institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by
the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted.
In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code,
annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive
full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be
eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift
Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the
reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants
(i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title
5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may
elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment
as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at
All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or
NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with
disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you
need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and
hiring process, please notify us at email@example.com. The
decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a
Conditions of Employment
As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for
employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.
* U.S. Citizenship Required
* Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented
* Polygraph Test Required
* Position Subject to Drug Testing
* Two Year Probationary Period
* Direct Deposit Required
NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian
Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees
are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope
of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within
their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A
performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a
potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's
annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance
pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not
eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.
This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10
U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans'
Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section
2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in
DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and
Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans'
preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must
self-identify your eligibility in your application.
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