U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General
About the organization
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is an agency that establishes policies on federal financial aid for education, distributes as well as monitors those funds; collects data on America's schools and disseminates research; focuses national attention on key educational issues; and prohibits discrimination and ensures equal access to education.
U.S. Department of Education Office of the Inspector General (ED-OIG) is an independent entity within the U.S. Department of Education (ED) responsible for identifying fraud, waste, abuse, and criminal activity involving ED funds, programs, and operations. We conduct independent audits, reviews, and criminal and civil investigations. We recommend actions to address systemic weaknesses and improve ED’s programs and operations. We also recommend changes needed in Federal laws and regulations.
This is an entry-level position located in ED-OIG’s Audit Services (AS). No experience is necessary and full training is provided. AS provides a full range of professional audit activities covering all ED programs and operations. AS works to promotes economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in ED programs; detect and deter fraud, waste, or abuse in ED’s activities and operations; and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. When our audit work identifies problems or weaknesses, we make recommendations on actions ED or other external entities receiving Federal education funds should take to correct those weaknesses or problems. The goal of our work is not simply to identify problems, but also to encourage improvements and corrective actions.
You will be part of a team that conducts audits and other reviews of significant ED initiatives and priorities. Responsibilities of this position include:
1. Developing and applying knowledge of ED-OIG policies and procedures and relevant professional standards.
2. Performing routine research and analytical activities.
3. Assisting team members in obtaining testimonial evidence through interviews of officials responsible for activities being audited.
4. Examining records and other information, such as policies and procedures, invoices, contracts, grant agreements, and grant expenditure documentation.
5. Preparing work products, as instructed.
To fulfill responsibilities, up to 25 percent travel may be required.
a. Bachelor's or Master's Degree in a field related to accounting, business, finance, or public administration; or
b. A combination of college education and experience in performance auditing.
2. U.S. Citizenship required.
3. May be required to complete background investigation and drug screening.
4. A one-year trial/probationary period may be required.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is looking for the best and brightest to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. If you are a highly-motivated, creative individual who would like to work for an agency that establishes policies on federal financial aid for education, distributes as well as monitors those funds; collects data on America's schools and disseminates research; focuses national attention on key educational issues; and prohibits discrimination and ensures equal access to education, ED is the place for you!
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
GS-7/9 with promotion potential to GS-13
Contact email: [email protected]
ED-OIG is a great place to work. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation and sick leave, federal holidays, health and life insurance, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System, including the Thrift Savings Plan.
As an ED-OIG employee, you will also benefit from our family-friendly work environment. As part of our commitment to maintain a productive balance between work and home, we offer excused leave for Parent/Teacher Conferences (3 hours); excused leave for annual health screenings (4 hours); and matching leave for community volunteer service. Other flexibilities that may be available to you include telework and alternative work schedules.
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