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Auditor/Evaluator

The TVA Office of the Inspector General has five departments in our Audits and Evaluations team: Contract Audits, Information Technology Audits, Financial and Operational Audits, Evaluations - Operations, and Evaluations - Projects.

Contract Audits conducts contract compliance audits and contract pre-award examinations. In addition, this department performs audits of TVA contracting processes and provides claims assistance as well as litigation support.

Information Technology Audits performs audits relating to the security of TVA's IT infrastructure, application controls, and general controls associated with TVA systems. This department also performs operational audits of the effectiveness of IT-related functions.

Financial and Operational Audits performs audit work mandated by legislation and agreed-upon procedures, as well as risk-based audits associated with TVA financial and operational activities. The work stems largely from mandated activities, review of TVA's business-risk environment, consideration of emerging issues, and stakeholder requests. This department also provides oversight of the TVA external auditor's compliance with professional standards.

Evaluations - Operations performs evaluations pertaining to the generation and transmission of electricity. These reviews are focused on adherence to procedures and regulatory requirements, operational effectiveness, and identifying operational risks that may affect TVA's ability to accomplish it's mission.

Evaluations - Projects performs evaluations on TVA projects throughout the organization. These projects span all areas, including maintenance and construction projects, and this team's work focuses on identifying risks and areas where TVA is not complying with established procedures and best practices.

Job Responsibilities:
  1. Conducts audits, evaluations and reviews to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of TVA's operations and detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.
  2. Applies knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements, and incorporates research, industry trends, and technical knowledge into each audit.
  3. Defines data needed to measure programs and processes against requirements.
  4. Collects and analyzes data, interprets results, and draws conclusions to support audit findings and recommendations.
  5. Maintains knowledge of TVA operations, and identifies and evaluates areas of risk within TVA.
  6. Demonstrates project management skills to effectively estimate and communicate audit project milestones and activities.
  7. Prepares audit work papers and final reports.
  8. Participates in audit quality control processes including supervisory and quality control reviews.
Education Requirements:

Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university . Because of the wide variety of audits conducted, a variety of degrees are applicable to our audit and evaluations work, including Accounting, Finance, Business, Supply Chain, Economics, Information Technology and Systems, Business Analytics, Industrial Engineering and Environmental Science or Engineering, and others.

Experience Requirements:

Requirements vary based on position level. Auditor, Level I is an entry-level position with no experience required. Auditor II, III, and Senior level positions require additional experience.

Other Requirements:
  1. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  2. Must possess a valid driver's license, as occasional travel is required.
  3. Must be able to pass a background investigation as top secret clearance may be required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  1. Knowledge and understanding of government audit and evaluation standards.
  2. Ability to use a variety of office software tools, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and a variety of databases.
  3. Effective writing and comprehension of written information.
  4. Ability to perform quantitative and statistical analysis with knowledge of various sampling techniques.
  5. Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively.
  6. Ability to adapt communication style to fit the audience.
  7. Learns and understands TVA programs and operations.
  8. Understanding of policies and procedures including processes for developing evidence.

How to Express Your Interest

To express interest in an Auditor/Evaluator or Special Agent role, click on the button to send us an email. Make sure you include the position of interest, your resume, and a cover letter. We will review your information, provide feedback, and keep your information on hand for when we post our next active vacancy.

In your e-mail, please include:

  1. The core position of interest in the subject line
  2. Attached resume and cover letter

Special Agent

Job Responsibilities:
  1. Initiates, plans and conducts investigations, which includes developing and following leads; performing effective interviews; collecting, organizing, and analyzing data; and preparing reports and other investigative case documentation.
  2. Demonstrates and applies knowledge of investigative policies, techniques and procedures to TVA programs and operations.
  3. Develops and maintains relationships within TVA as well as with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
  4. Researches and applies TVA policies, utility industry trends, and legal requirements to applicable casework.
  5. Assesses risk within TVA, and conducts fraud risk assessments and fraud awareness briefings.
  6. Participates in investigative quality control processes including file reviews.
Education Requirements:

Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university . Because of the wide variety of investigative work conducted, a variety of degrees are applicable.

Experience Requirements:

Requirements vary based on position level. Special Agent I is an entry-level position with no experience required. Special Agent II, III, and Senior level positions require additional experience.

Other Requirements:
  1. Must qualify and maintain authorization to carry firearms/weapons.
  2. Must successfully pass random drug testing.
  3. Must be able to successfully complete a physical examination.
  4. Must possess a valid driver's license, as travel is required.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  6. Must be able to pass a background investigation to receive top secret clearance.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  1. Knowledge of investigative standards and techniques, including the rules of evidence and criminal procedures.
  2. Ability to use a variety of office software tools, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, a variety of databases, and computer-assisted investigative techniques.
  3. Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing with a diverse population.
  4. Demonstrates strong team and interpersonal skills to include leadership, flexibility, judgment, and conflict resolution.

How to Express Your Interest

To express interest in an Auditor/Evaluator or Special Agent role, click on the button to send us an email. Make sure you include the position of interest, your resume, and a cover letter. We will review your information, provide feedback, and keep your information on hand for when we post our next active vacancy.

In your e-mail, please include:

  1. The core position of interest in the subject line
  2. Attached resume and cover letter

Internship

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

Internships are available for the summer, fall semester, and spring semester. Available opportunities will be listed in the vacancies section of this page, and students can express interest by sending an email with their resume.

Requirements:
  1. Currently enrolled as a full-time student in a bachelor's or graduate program accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.
  2. Completion of sophomore year or higher.
  3. Majoring in a field related to the career focus of the internship. Due to the variety of our work, many degrees are considered.
  4. Effective verbal and written communication skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint software.
  5. Must be at least 18 years old and of no relation to an officer of TVA (VP or above).
  6. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  7. Subject to pre-employment drug test and background check, including a credit and criminal history check.
Interning with the OIG will provide:
  1. Responsible and meaningful work.
  2. Hourly compensation based on hours worked.
  3. Travel expense reimbursement for authorized travel.
  4. Parking or mass transit reimbursement.

Grow With Us

At the OIG, we clearly define roles and development paths so you can advance your career.

Our Audits and Evaluations Team hires Auditors with all levels of experience. New college graduates will start in an entry-level role, while those with additional experience may start at a level II, III, or Senior level. Employees may also apply for Audit & Evaluations Manager or Director positions when they become available. Onboarding goals are provided at every level for new hires, regular feedback is provided to ensure your success, and employee development and training is available for every employee to support their career advancement.

New college graduates will start their career as a Special Agent, Level I. Candidates that have additional experience may start at a level II, III, or Senior level role. Employees may also apply for Assistant Special Agent In Charge or Special Agent In Charge positions when they become available. Fraud Examiners and Investigative Analysts also work within our Investigations team and have development and advancement opportunities within their career path.

Our Administrative Team provides IT (systems administration, networking, end user support, software development, and data analysis), HR and Finance career advancement opportunities.

There are opportunities to learn new skills and define your career path in all of these areas. The Administrative Team supports the work of Special Agents, Auditors, and management, so there are numerous opportunities to build leadership and collaboration skills.

Meet your recruiter

Adam Inklebarger

Adam graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in May 2013 with a B.S. in Management. He spent two years as the OIG's HR intern before being hired for a full-time position upon graduation. Adam is currently the Senior Human Resources Consultant where he works on a variety of HR projects including serving as the office's primary recruiter. If you have any questions about employment opportunities with the TVA OIG, Adam would love to connect with you. You can reach Adam on the phone at (865) 633-7406 or by e-mail [email protected]. You can also find him on LinkedIn.

Policies

Citizenship

The OIG gives hiring preference to qualified United States citizens and other “protected individuals” (green card holders, asylees, etc.) for all job vacancies. Between qualified United States citizens and other protected individuals, the OIG gives hiring preference to equally qualified born or naturalized United States citizens.

Veterans

If you are a United States military veteran and wish to claim veteran's preference, all veteran documents must be received by the closing date of the position.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

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