Tennessee Valley Authority- Office of the Inspector General
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: CR 22-19
ANNOUNCEMENT: CR 22-19
IT Auditor, Level I
Opening Date: June 22, 2022
Closing Date: July 22, 2022
Department: IT Audits
Work Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Salary Range: $48,200-$64,200
Named one of the "Best Places to Work" in the federal government in each of the last 6 years by the Partnership for Public Service, the TVA Office of the Inspector General is a federally-mandated oversight organization charged with preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse and fostering efficient and effective operations within the Tennessee Valley Authority. TVA is the largest government-owned electric utility in the United States, providing electricity to 10 million people in 7 states.
The IT Audits department performs IT audits to detect internal information system control deficiencies and policy noncompliance, evaluate the integrity of data and assets, identify cybersecurity risks, and detect and prevent fraud in TVA IT operations. The Auditor, Level I is the entry level position within this team, and will work closely with more senior team members to demonstrate familiarity with all of the audit processes and tasks required.
Learns effective techniques, best practices, and OIG processes and procedures for conducting audits, reviews, and testing of TVA's IT infrastructure, application controls, and general controls associated with TVA information technology systems.
Conducts technical research regarding regulatory, compliance, and cybersecurity risk requirements and technical issues relevant to the federal government, utilities, and TVA. In partnership with other team members, develops audit criteria to assess.
Learns OIG strategic goals and behaviors, CIGIE professional standards, governmental auditing standards, and the requirements of the Inspector General Act. Works with other auditors to learn proper audit policies, techniques, and procedures and learns how to apply them to assess TVA IT programs and operations to ensure the highest standards of ethics and integrity.
Learns how to effectively manage assignments to meet established milestones and seeks guidance on strategies to ensure milestones and audit objectives are met.
Collaborates with other auditors to learn a variety of methods for data collection. Learns how to analyze data using Microsoft Excel, Access, and other data analysis tools.
Becomes familiar with OIG work paper requirements. Practices writing skills through documentation of meetings and observations performed during audits. Builds knowledge of governmental auditing and department standards and learns to apply those standards to draft work papers, audit findings, and results.
Learns the OIG report format. Demonstrates the ability to prepare complete and thorough documentation to include work papers, requests for audit evidence, or assisting the team lead in drafting an audit report.
Assists team leaders in preparing for entrance/exit conference interviews. Observes and participates in these meetings with more senior team members.
Learns relevant TVA operations and IT processes and related points of contact.
Observes audit planning discussions.
Becomes familiar with governmental auditing standards for quality.
Observes auditors that are more experienced and learns best practices for leading an audit and effective techniques for performing supervisory review functions.
Performs other duties as assigned by management.
Performs work in a timely manner.
Within 6-12 months, begins to perform some job tasks with minimal supervision.
Job Specific Competencies
Communication Skills - Displays ability to communicate professionally both verbally and in writing. Asks effective questions and seeks guidance from senior team members. Develops ability to interview effectively, capture notes, and write written reports.
Data Analysis - Learns data analysis skills and sampling techniques. Builds awareness of automated tools to assist with sampling.
Problem Solving - Partners with a senior team member to plan and execute an audit. Partners with team members to resolve challenges. Learns how to draw correct conclusions from audit testing and fieldwork.
Leadership - Develops credibility and trusting relationships with OIG peers and team members.
Flexibility and Judgement - Asks questions and communicates with senior team members to make decisions regarding assigned audits, and demonstrates the ability to adjust audit approaches based on feedback.
Project Management and Accountability - Learns to apply project management principles such as planning and prioritization to audit projects. Consistently delivers as promised, and proactively alerts team members if there are delays.
Continuous Improvement - Asks questions to continuously build knowledge and develop a greater understanding of the TVA IT environment, audit systems, policies, and work scope. Identifies relevant training and applies lessons learned.
Auditing policies and procedures - Learns to apply governmental auditing standards and OIG policies and procedures to routine IT audits. Learns how to identify TVA SPP's, professional standards, and best practices that are applicable to the audit process.
Cybersecurity principles - Learns Cybersecurity principles, best practices, policies, procedures and services. Learns how to assess risk factors on basic vulnerability attacks from a variety of sources.
IT Audit assessments and controls- Gains familiarity with ITGC's, FISMA, and NIST as well as all other applicable external standards, laws, guidelines, and controls.
Vulnerability assessment tools - Gains familiarity with vulnerability assessment tools.
Network/Server architecture and information security concepts - Learns about network and server architectures and vital information security concepts.
Multi-platform networked computing environments - Learns about controls in multi-platform networked computer environments.
Use of office tools and software - Learns to effectively leverage all office tools and technology to support audit work, including the following: MS Excel to analyze and organize large sets of data, MS PowerPoint to present audit details, findings, and recommendations, MS Word to effectively document interview notes and draft reports, and Teammate+ to maintain audit files in accordance with proper security and procedures.
Bachelor's degree required in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems/Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Business, Accounting, Finance, or a related field of study.
No experience required. Internship in IT related field is desirable.
Must pass a background investigation, which includes a credit and criminal history check, and qualify for and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
Must possess a valid US driver's license, and travel as needed for the position.
US Citizenship required.
Must pass a pre-employment drug screening.
This job operates in a normal professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment, such as computers, phones, copiers, fax machines, and filing cabinets.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk/hear customers, use hands to type/write, and spend prolonged periods sitting at desk, working on a computer.
TVA OIG is able to offer a flexible work environment that incorporates regular telework. In order to participate in telework, employees need to maintain a remote work environment that meets the standards required in the OIG telework program policy. Frequency of remote work may vary by employee depending on personal preference and operational needs/conditions.
How to Apply
The TVA OIG only accepts applications e-mailed to [email protected]. You can send an e-mail directly from your e-mail app; or click the apply button below, and it will create a blank e-mail in your e-mail app with an appropriate subject line.
In your e-mail, please include:
Job number in the subject line.
Attached resume and cover letter.
The source where you found the vacancy announcement.
All supporting documentation related to work authorization or veteran preference must be submitted to the OIG at [email protected] by the closing date of the job announcement. For more information about our office, please see our Web site at http://oig.tva.gov. For more information about TVA, please see their Web site at http://www.tva.gov.
About Tennessee Valley Authority- Office of the Inspector General
Named one of the "Best Places to Work" in the federal government in each of the last
6 years by the Partnership for Public Service, the TVA Office of the Inspector General is a federally-mandated oversight organization charged with preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse and fostering efficient and effective operations within the Tennessee Valley Authority. TVA is the largest government-owned electric utility in the United States, providing electricity to 10 million people in 7 states.