Office of the Inspector General for Tax Administra Assistant Inspector General for Audit (Security & IT Services) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Office of the Inspector General for Tax Administration
1 vacancy in the following locations:
  • Washington DC, DC
  • Memphis, TN
  • Martinsburg, WV
Work Schedule is This is a permanent appointment. - Full-time work schedule.

Opened Thursday 9/1/2016 (53 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 11/3/2016 (10 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has been recognized as one of the Federal Government's best places to work. In 2015, The Partnership for Public Service ranked TIGTA #9 out of over 300 agency subcomponents Government-wide. TIGTA is the oversight agency focused exclusively on protecting the integrity of our Nation's tax administration system. TIGTA's core mission is to provide integrated audit and investigative services that promote economy, efficiency, and integrity in the administration of the Internal Revenue laws. We are responsible for providing the American taxpayer with assurance that the IRS’s efforts to process over 241 million tax returns and collect over $2.9 trillion in tax revenue is done so in an effective and efficient manner while minimizing the risks of waste, fraud, or abuse. This selectee will oversee the Security and Information Technology Services unit, which assesses the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) information technology programs by implementing audit strategies that evaluate cybersecurity, Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) compliance; IRS systems development activities, key modernization investments; and information technology operations. This position is primarily located in Washington, DC, however, the following duty locations will also be considered: Memphis, TN, or Martinsburg, WV.

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As the Assistant Inspector General for Audit (AIGA) for Security and Information Services, you will have full responsibility of managing approximately 50 employees dispersed across the United States. You will have responsibility for setting the long term strategic direction for overseeing the IRS’s Information Technology infrastructure and assessing the adequacy and security of the IRS’s information technology program. You will also provide executive leadership in continuing the development of predictive analytics capabilities to identify patterns in IRS databases that represent potential systemic weaknesses and/or fraud, waste or abuse. The Assistant Inspector General for Audit specifically:

  • Renders day-to-day executive leadership to a segment of the Audit program.

  • Develops long-range planning to provide appropriate budget and personnel coverage of audits.

  • Recommends corrective action, as appropriate, under the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.

  • Provides executive leadership for OA in conducting predictive analytics to identify meaningful patterns in IRS tax administration and operational databases representing potential systemic and/or integrity issues for audit consideration.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may include 6 to 10 nights per month.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
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As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical/Professional Qualifications (TPQs) listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Candidates must meet all of the following qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement, including general management skills and characteristics applicable to all SES positions AND technical or program responsibilities specific to this position.

Guidance on Addressing the ECQs and TPQs: Use your overall set of professional and volunteer experiences, education and training, accomplishments, awards and potential in describing your ECQs and TPQs. Be clear and concise, using examples that demonstrate the scope and quality of your experiences, accomplishments, and/or potential relevant to each ECQ and TPQ. IMPORTANT: Structure your ECQ statements in terms of actions you have taken, the context or environment in which the action was taken and the outcome or results of those actions (Challenge - Context - Action - Result (C-C-A-R) Model). For further information and tips on writing effective narrative statements, see OPM's publication 'A Guide to SES Qualifications' available on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website at: Please be advised that the individual selected for this position will likely require certification by a Qualifications Review Board conducted by OPM, prior to receiving the SES appointment. Each of the following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation. The essay competencies address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Your responses are required for each of these ECQs, unless you have had your ECQs previously certified by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board (QRB) for the Senior Executive Service (SES). The ECQ statement, addressing all five ECQs, is limited to a maximum of ten pages.

If you are already certified by OPM's QRB, submit proof such as a copy of the certification or an SF-50 showing SES Career Status.

ECQ 1: LEADING CHANGE -Involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2: LEADING PEOPLE - The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3: RESULTS DRIVEN - Involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4: BUSINESS ACUMEN - Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5: BUILDING COALITIONS - Involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Each of the following essay competencies should address the Technical/Professional Qualifications (TPQs). Your responses are required for each of these TPQs.

TPC 1: Extensive knowledge and application of auditing techniques and practices using professional auditing standards such as the Government Accountability Office’s Government Auditing Standards.

TPC 2: Experience making decisions/recommendations that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, calculating risks and managing resources across a complex geographically dispersed organization.

TPC 3: Experience communicating orally and in writing in order to advise on a variety of situations and issues that involve developing, operating and/or securing IT applications.

TPC 4: Demonstrated knowledge and experience evaluating a wide range of IT requirements, procedures, hardware, operating systems, networks, security and System Development Life Cycle activities for Federal Agencies or private industry to improve work productivity and accuracy.

TPC 5: Knowledge of the legislation and regulatory process within the Federal government.

POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: YOU MUST SUBMIT PROOF OF MEETING THE BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS STATED BELOW. A copy of transcript(s), a copy of a CPA or CIA certificate or license, or a list of related college courses completed (including the name of the attended college/university, its location, courses' names, number of credit hours and the grades you received for those courses) is REQUIRED.

If the position has specific education requirements and you are currently (or have previously been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

A. Degree: accounting and/or auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting and/or auditing. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.") OR B. Combination of education and experience--at least 4 years of experience in accounting and/or auditing, or an equivalent combination of accounting and/or auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting and/or auditing knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following: 1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; 2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or 3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) The applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) A panel of at least two higher level professional accountants and/or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and/or auditing and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) Except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements. The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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This position has been designated as a Career Reserved position. Office of Personnel Management approval and a probationary period will be required for any applicant who does not have Senior Executive Service (SES) career status.

OPM Certification: An initial appointment to an SES position is contingent on approval from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully completed an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.

Veterans' Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service. Executive Branch agencies are prohibited by law from accepting or considering political recommendations and are required to return any political recommendations to the sender.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:

  • Receive certification from OPM's Qualifications Review Board (QRB) based on your submitted ECQs, unless you have been certified in the past.

  • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed)in the Senior Executive Service (SES) under career status.

  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.

  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.

  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of selection and annually thereafter.

  • Undergo an income tax verification.

  • Successfully complete a background investigation.

  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

  • For information regarding TIGTA's Reasonable Accommodation and Equal Employment Opportunity Policies, please click on the following link:

Salary Range: $123,175.00 to $185,100.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: ES-0511-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: All groups of qualified individuals within the Civil Service.

Control Number: 449195700

Job Announcement Number: 16-TIGTA-228