Current Job Vacancy



Announcement: CR 18-12

Opening Date: January 16, 2018

Closing Date: February 16, 2018

Department: Contract Audits

Work Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Salary Range: $45,000+

Number of Available Positions: Two

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. In addition, this team performs reviews of TVA contracting processes and provides claims assistance as well as litigation support.

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Performs routine reviews supporting TVA's management in negotiating procurement actions and ensuring contractor compliance with existing contracts.
  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:

  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Accounting.
  2. Familiarity with computer-assisted audit and sampling techniques.
  3. Proficient with spreadsheet, data base, and presentation software.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  5. Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  6. A willingness to learn and apply knowledge and skills in new areas.
  7. Integrity, self-motivation, and initiative.

How to Apply:

By Friday, February 16th, submit electronically a cover letter and resume to: oigcareers@tvaoig.gov. Announcement number should be included in the subject line of your email. Also, please note the source where you found the vacancy announcement.

For more information about our office, please see our Web site at oig.tva.gov. For more information about TVA, please see their Web site at https://www.tva.gov/.


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Announcement: CR 18-13

Opening Date: January 16, 2018

Closing Date: February 16, 2018

Department: IT Audits

Work Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Salary Range: $45,200-$58,800

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.

IT Audits is part of the Audits and Evaluations organization within the Office of the Inspector General. The IT Audits department has lead responsibility for audits relating to the security of TVA's IT infrastructure, application controls, and general controls associated with TVA systems. This team also performs operational reviews of the effectiveness of the IT-related functions.

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Performs routine reviews and testing of TVA's IT infrastructure, application controls, and general controls associated with TVA systems.
  2. Performs data collection and analysis of records and prepares written summaries of work performed and conclusions made.
  3. Assists team leaders in preparing for 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. Develops an understanding of the OIG's mission, vision, and values; responsible for learning the standard operating policies and procedures of the OIG.
  5. Responsible for learning about TVA programs and operations and their major management systems.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Information Technology, Business, Accounting or other fields supplemented by courses in these areas.
  2. Familiarity with computer-assisted audit and sampling techniques.
  3. Experience with vulnerability assessment tools.
  4. Knowledge of network and server architectures and information security concepts.
  5. Some understanding of controls in mainframe or multi-platform networked computing environments.
  6. Proficient with spreadsheet, data base, and presentation software.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  8. Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  9. A willingness to learn and apply knowledge and skills in new areas.
  10. Integrity, self-motivation, and initiative.

How to Apply:

By Friday, February 16th, submit electronically a cover letter and resume to: oigcareers@tvaoig.gov. Announcement number should be included in the subject line of your email. Also, please note the source where you found the vacancy announcement.

For more information about our office, please see our Web site at oig.tva.gov. For more information about TVA, please see their Web site at https://www.tva.gov/.


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Announcement: 18-90

Opening Date: January 16, 2018

Closing Date: February 16, 2018

Department: IT Audits

Work Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Salary Range: $54,800-$71,300

Number of Available Positions: One

Recently named one of the "Best Places to Work" in the federal government 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.

IT Audits is part of the Audits and Evaluations organization within the Office of the Inspector General. The IT Audits department has lead responsibility for audits relating to the security of TVA's IT infrastructure, application controls, and general controls associated with TVA systems. This team also performs operational reviews of the effectiveness of the IT-related functions.

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Performs routine reviews and testing of TVA's IT infrastructure, application controls, and general controls associated with TVA systems.
  2. Performs data collection and analysis of records and prepares written summaries of work performed and conclusions made.
  3. Assists team leaders in preparing for 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. Develops an understanding of the OIG's mission, vision, and values; responsible for learning the standard operating policies and procedures of the OIG.
  5. Responsible for learning about TVA programs and operations and their major management systems.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills/Knowledge:

  1. Audit or related experience
  2. Knowledge of the electric utility industry
  3. Advanced data analysis techniques
  4. Professional certifications, i.e. CISA, CISM, CISSP.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Information Technology, Business, Accounting, Finance, or a related field of study.
  2. Familiarity with computer-assisted audit and sampling techniques.
  3. Experience with vulnerability assessment tools.
  4. Knowledge of network and server architectures and information security concepts.
  5. Some understanding of controls in mainframe or multi-platform networked computing environments.
  6. Proficient with spreadsheet, data base, and presentation software.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  8. Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  9. A willingness to learn and apply knowledge and skills in new areas.
  10. Integrity, self-motivation, and initiative.
  11. 2-5 years of audit or IT related experience.
  12. Ability to pass a background check for a national top secret security clearance.

How to Apply:

By Friday, February 16th, submit electronically a cover letter and resume to: oigcareers@tvaoig.gov. Announcement number should be included in the subject line of your email. Also, please note the source where you found the vacancy announcement.

For more information about our office, please see our Web site at oig.tva.gov. For more information about TVA, please see their Web site at https://www.tva.gov/.


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Announcement: 18-91

Opening Date: January 18, 2018

Closing Date: February 16, 2018

Department: Audits & Evaluations

Work Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Salary Range: Juniors - $15.75/hr, Seniors - $16.75/hr.

Number of Available Positions: Two

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.

The audit internship program in the TVA Office of the Inspector General offers students an opportunity to work with professional auditors in diverse subject areas. You will gain relevant work experience and a context for your classroom learning. The program is structured to meet any internship requirements included in university curricula.

Assignment

We have two internships available in our Audit and Evaluations department. One internship will be in the Contract Audits department. The Contract Audits department has lead responsibility for contract compliance and preaward reviews. In addition, this team performs reviews of TVA contracting processes and provides claims assistance as well as litigation support.

The other internship is in the Evaluations department. The Evaluations department performs both comprehensive reviews and more limited scope policy and program reviews. In accordance with the Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation, the objectives of these reviews include providing a source of factual and analytical information, monitoring compliance, measuring performance, assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and conducting inquiries into allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Currently enrolled as a full-time student in a four-year college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.
  2. Must be junior year or higher.
  3. Majoring in accounting, finance, or a related business field.
  4. At least a 3.0 cumulative major and overall GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  6. Working knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint software.
  7. Must be at least 18 years old.
  8. No relation to an officer of TVA (Vice President or above).
  9. U.S. citizen or meets the non-citizenship requirements outlined in TVA's Citizenship Policy.
  10. Subject to pre-employment drug test, and must pass a security background check.

Benefits

  1. Bi-Weekly pay at an hourly rate based on hours worked
  2. Travel expense reimbursement for authorized travel
  3. Parking or mass transit reimbursement

Application Deadline: February 16, 2018

Work Period: Summer (May - August)

By Friday, February 16th, submit electronically a cover letter and resume to: oigcareers@tvaoig.gov. If you have a department preference, please indicate the preference in your submission email. Also note in the subject line of your email which vacancy you are applying for.

For more information about our office, please see our Web site at oig.tva.gov. For more information about TVA, please see their Web site at https://www.tva.gov/.


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Announcement: 18-92

Opening Date: February 15, 2018

Closing Date: March 12, 2018

Department: Investigations

Work Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Salary Range: $39,400-$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.

The audit internship program in the TVA Office of the Inspector General offers students an opportunity to work with professional auditors in diverse subject areas. You will gain relevant work experience and a context for your classroom learning. The program is structured to meet any internship requirements included in university curricula.

Duties include:

  1. Reviews, edits and formats correspondence, reports and other documents for adherence to office policies and writing guidelines/standards. Examples may include fact checking for Investigative reports, and processing subpoenas.
  2. Serves as eWorkplace Coordinator for assigned area which involves maintaining data in eWorkplace and advising employees on time-keeping issues.
  3. Assists with the record management function for assigned area of responsibility. Examples include evidence room custodian, custodian of sensitive documents, and retention and disposal of organizational records.
  4. Serves as backup to Executive Management Assistant and coordinates with other administrative staff to provide support to the OIG.
  5. Selects, applies, and explains procedures and practices; identifies and resolves discrepancies. (i.e. when to post final reports to website, coordinating distribution lists for reports, maintaining list for audit/investigative referrals, etc.)
  6. Researches information sources and documents and coordinates results.
  7. Formats and retrieves standard and non-standard reports from various business systems. (i.e. Teammate, IMATS, and PLUS)
  8. Coordinates meetings. Prepares supporting material and information for meetings.
  9. May coordinate travel arrangements and request reimbursement for travel expenses for manager.
  10. Serves as a liaison between the AIG and his/her direct reports, other TVA management and outside contacts.
  11. Operationally assists Agents as necessary and authorized by the AIG.
  12. Performs other administrative duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma required; college degree highly desirable. Two or more years' work experience, preferably as an Administrative Assistant or equivalent administrative support position.

Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must possess a valid driver's license and a willingness to travel if necessary. Must be able to successfully complete a physical examination including pre-employment drug screen. Must be able to complete a successful background investigation. May be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance based on position/access requirements and essential job functions.

Ability to perform complex assignments with minimum direction while using initiative and good judgment. Thorough knowledge of English grammar and the rules of composition. Ability to learn and use systems for time keeping, expense reimbursement, correspondence tracking, and data management (i.e. Teammate/IMATS). Excellent written and oral communications skills. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook) and applicable software packages. Must be willing to participate in overtime assignments as necessitated by work demands and schedules. A comprehensive knowledge of TVA's overall programs, policies, and procedures is desirable but not required.

How to Apply:

By Monday, March 12th, submit electronically a cover letter and resume to: oigcareers@tvaoig.gov. Announcement number should be included in the subject line of your email. Also, please note the source where you found the vacancy announcement.

For more information about our office, please see our Web site at oig.tva.gov. For more information about TVA, please see their Web site at https://www.tva.gov/.


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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.