Auditors and Program Analysts

Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Inspector General

About the organization

The Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) is looking for the best and brightest to promote a safer homeland. The OIG conducts and supervises independent audits, investigations, and inspections of the programs and operations of DHS, and recommends ways for DHS to carry out its responsibilities in the most effective, efficient, and economical manner possible. We also seek to deter, identify and address fraud, abuse, mismanagement, and waste of taxpayer funds invested in Homeland Security. The OIG Mission is to provide independent oversight and promote excellence, integrity, and accountability within DHS.

If you are a highly-motivated individual who would like to work for an agency that drives transformative change to promote a safer homeland, OIG is the place for you!


These are entry-level positions located in DHS-OIG’s Office of Audit, Information Technology. No experience is necessary and full training is provided.

Information Technology Audits (ITA) conducts audits and reviews to identify deficiencies and make recommendations for improving DHS' IT operations, security, and data protection. Our audit work has enhanced the management and delivery of several DHS IT programs and resulted in more robust and effective technology to support critical homeland security mission operations.

Being an Auditor or Program Analyst makes you a valuable member of the OIG, Office of Audit. You will be part of a team that conducts audits and other reviews of significant DHS IT initiatives and priorities. Typical assignments include:
-Integrated analysis of a number of information technology management systems, programs, and/ or operations.
-Assures that work papers are prepared in accordance with OIG procedures and other
appropriate guidance.
-Prepares various types of reports, briefings, and testimony that cover all major information technology aspects of DHS programs.
-Researches and prepares proposals for future departmentwide audits, inspections and
evaluations and/or investigations.
-Develops new approaches where no precedents exist and/or developing creative
solutions to controversial problems.


Conditions of Employment:
•You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
•You must successfully pass a background investigation
•You must be able to obtain Top Secret security clearance
•You will be required to undergo periodic drug testing
•Selective Service registration required
•Completion of one year probationary period may be required

Travel Requirements:
Occasional Travel. You may be expected to travel for this position.

Educational qualifications for Auditors:
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.

Educational qualification for Program Analysts:
a. Bachelor's Degree in any field; or
b. A combination of college education and experience in:
- Analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of program operations;
- Providing technical advice on program operations;
- Preparing data summaries for inclusion in routine and special reports


GS-7/9 ($49,157-$78,167), with promotional potential to GS-13

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply for this position, please submit the following documents to [email protected]:

1. Your resume.
2. If available, a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases).

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