Current Job Vacancies

Announcement: 17-84

Opening Date: April 17, 2017

Closing Date: May 19, 2017

Department: Organizational Effectiveness

Work Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Salary Range: $52,600+

Number of Available Positions: One

Named one of the "Best Places to Work" in the federal government in 2015 and 2016 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 9 million people in 7 states.

Organizational Effectiveness is part of the Audits and Evaluations organization within the Office of the Inspector General. Organizational Effectiveness performs risk-based reviews to assess operational and cultural areas, including strengths and risks that could impact an organization's ability to achieve its mission and goals. They focus primarily on identifying operational ineffectiveness, cultural areas for improvement, unmitigated risks, and fraud.

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Conducts reviews supporting TVA's management in assessing operational and cultural areas to identify operational and cultural ineffectiveness.
  2. When conducting reviews, may perform the supervisory review function as defined by the government auditing or evaluations standards.
  3. Performs data collection and analysis of records and prepares written summaries of work performed and conclusions made.
  4. Assists team leaders in conducting entrance conferences, exit conferences, and interviews. Assists in the taking of discussion notes and as directed, develops meeting write-ups and summaries that are clear, concise, and grammatically correct.
  5. Will routinely perform quality control reviews to ensure reviews comply with government auditing standards and that adequate evidence exists to support the findings and recommendations.
  6. Prepares clear, concise reports for reviews that are well-supported and comply with office policy on report formats.
  7. Develops an understanding of the OIG's mission, vision, and values; responsible for learning the standard operating policies and procedures of the OIG.
  8. Periodically conducts risk assessments of TVA programs and operations to identify review areas for inclusion into the annual audit work plan.
  9. Responsible for learning about TVA programs and operations and their major management systems.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills/Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the electric utility industry
  • Experience with interviewing
  • Professional certifications, i.e. CIA.
  • Experience applying appropriate government auditing standards.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Business, Accounting, Finance or a related field of study.
  • 2-3 years of audit or related experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Comfortable speaking with individuals with varied backgrounds and experiences.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to interview and collect the views, feelings, and opinions of different individuals and analyze those responses from a business context to make meaningful recommendations to TVA management.
  • Desire/Willingness to travel frequently throughout the Tennessee Valley.

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Announcement: 17-83

Opening Date: April 17, 2017

Closing Date: May 19, 2017

Department: Contract Audits

Work Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Salary Range: $52,600+

Number of Available Positions: One

Named one of the "Best Places to Work" in the federal government in 2015 and 2016 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 9 million people in 7 states.

Contract Audits is part of the Audits and Evaluations organization within the Office of the Inspector General. Contract Audits has lead responsibility for contract compliance and preaward reviews. This includes identifying inflated proposals, contract overpayments, and inferior contract performance. In addition, this team performs reviews of TVA contracting processes and provides claims assistance as well as litigation support.

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Conducts reviews supporting TVA's management in negotiating procurement actions and ensuring contractor compliance with existing contracts.
  2. When conducting reviews, may perform the supervisory review function as defined by the government auditing or evaluations standards.
  3. Performs data collection and analysis.
  4. Assists team leaders in conducting entrance conferences, exit conferences, and interviews.
  5. Will routinely perform quality control reviews to ensure reviews comply with government auditing standards and that adequate evidence exists to support the findings and recommendations.
  6. Prepares clear, concise reports for reviews that are well-supported and comply with office policy on report formats.
  7. Periodically conducts risk assessments of TVA programs and operations to identify review areas for inclusion into the annual audit work plan.
  8. May be asked to testify as an expert/witness in criminal and civil cases.

Desired Skills/Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the electric utility industry
  • Advanced data analysis techniques
  • Professional certifications, i.e. CPA/CIA.
  • Experience applying appropriate government auditing standards.
  • Experience with cost accounting and financial statement auditing.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Business, Accounting, Finance or a related field of study.
  • 2-3 years of audit or related experience.

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Announcement: 17-10

Opening Date: April 17, 2017

Closing Date: May 19, 2017

Department: Organizational Effectiveness

Work Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Salary Range: $45,000+

Number of Available Positions: One

Named one of the "Best Places to Work" in the federal government in 2015 and 2016 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 9 million people in 7 states.

Organizational Effectiveness is part of the Audits and Evaluations organization within the Office of the Inspector General. Organizational Effectiveness performs risk-based reviews to assess operational and cultural areas, including strengths and risks that could impact an organization's ability to achieve its mission and goals. They focus primarily on identifying operational ineffectiveness, cultural areas for improvement, unmitigated risks, and fraud.

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Performs routine reviews supporting TVA's management in assessing operational and cultural areas to identify operational and cultural ineffectiveness.
  2. Performs data collection and analysis of records and prepares written summaries of work performed and conclusions made.
  3. Assists team leaders in conducting entrance conferences, exit conferences, and interviews. Assists in the taking of discussion notes and as directed, develops meeting write-ups and summaries that are clear, concise, and grammatically correct.
  4. Assists in the preparation of clear, concise reports for reviews that are well-supported and comply with office policy on report formats.
  5. Develops an understanding of the OIG's mission, vision, and values; responsible for learning the standard operating policies and procedures of the OIG.
  6. Responsible for learning about TVA programs and operations and their major management systems.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Business, Accounting, Finance, or a related field of study.
  • Familiarity with computer-assisted audit and sampling techniques.
  • Proficient with spreadsheet, data base, and presentation software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Comfortable speaking with individuals with varied backgrounds and experiences.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • A willingness to learn and apply knowledge and skills in new areas.
  • Integrity, self-motivation, and initiative.
  • Ability to interview and collect the views, feelings, and opinions of different individuals and analyze those responses from a business context to make meaningful recommendations to TVA management.
  • Desire/Willingness to travel frequently throughout the Tennessee Valley.

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The TVA OIG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or age. Any applicant or employee who believes he or she has a discrimination claim - to include harassment or retaliation - must contact TVA's Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days in order to file a claim.