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Announcement: CR 22-14

Auditor

Opening Date: May 25, 2022

Closing Date: June 24, 2022

Department: Evaluations

Work Location: Knoxville or Chattanooga, Tennessee

Salary Range: $58,300-$93,100

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.

Evaluations is part of the Audits and Evaluations organization with the Office of the Inspector General. Evaluations performs both comprehensive reviews and more limited-scope policy and program reviews to monitor compliance and assess the efficiency and effectiveness of TVA's operations. We perform reviews in accordance with Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation as prescribed by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE).

Principal Accountabilities:
  1. Performs and may lead program and process reviews of varying complexity to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of TVA operations, monitor compliance with applicable laws and industry regulations, measure performance, and conduct inquiries into allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. Provides feedback and communicates effectively with team members and the Audit Director regarding their work products.
  2. Performs data collection and analysis of records and prepares written summaries of work performed and conclusions made.
  3. Conducts entrance conferences, exit conferences, and interviews. Takes discussion notes and develops meeting write-ups and summaries that are clear, concise, and grammatically correct.
  4. Writes clear, concise reports that are well supported and comply with office policy on report formats.
  5. May occasionally perform quality control reviews to ensure reports comply with evaluation standards and that adequate evidence exists to support the findings and recommendations.
  6. May perform the supervisory review function as defined by the quality standards for evaluation.
  7. Periodically conducts risk assessments of TVA programs and operations to identify review areas for inclusion in the annual audit work plan.
  8. Develops an understanding of the OIG's mission, vision, and values, including the standard operating policies and procedures of the OIG.
  9. Responsible for learning about TVA programs and operations.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Data Analytics, Public Administration, Statistics, Industrial and Systems Engineering or other related field.
  • 2-5 years of related audit experience.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel to analyze, draw conclusions from and summarize large data sets. Ability to use Microsoft Word to produce reports and draft formal office communications. Ability to use PowerPoint to present findings to diverse audiences. Experience using any other programs for conducting analysis on large quantities of data is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a variety of organizational stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships.
  • A willingness to learn and apply knowledge and skills in new areas.
  • Ability to work independently, manage work based on project plans and deadlines, and proactively communicate delays and challenges.
Desired Skills/Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of environmental policy and regulation.
  • Experience with process and program improvement initiatives.

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:

  1. Job number in the subject line.
  2. Attached resume and cover letter.
  3. 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.

Announcement: CR 22-20

Financial and Operational Auditor, Level I

Opening Date: June 22, 2022

Closing Date: July 22, 2022

Department: Financial and Operational Audits

Work Location: Knoxville or Chattanooga, 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 Financial and Operational Audits department performs audits of TVA regulatory and governance processes and risk-based audits to improve program effectiveness and efficiency. Work stems largely from mandates, risk assessments, consideration of emerging issues, and requests. 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.

Primary Responsibilities
  1. Learns effective techniques, best practices, and OIG processes and procedures for conducting audits, reviews, and testing of TVA's financial and operational processes.
  2. Conducts technical research regarding regulatory, compliance requirements, and technical issues relevant to the federal government, utilities, and TVA. In partnership with other team members, develops audit criteria to assess program or process risks within TVA.
  3. Learns OIG strategic goals and behaviors, CIGIE quality standards, government 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 the TVA financial and operational programs to ensure the highest standards of ethics and integrity.
  4. Learns how to manage assignments to meet established milestones and seeks guidance on strategies to ensure milestones and audit objectives are met.
  5. With close supervision performs data collection and analysis while collaborating with other auditors to learn a variety of methods for data collection. Analyzes data using Microsoft Excel, and learns ACL in order to analyze data.
  6. Builds knowledge of government auditing and department standards and learns to apply those standards to draft work papers, audit findings, and results. Assists in the taking of discussion notes and as directed, develops meeting write-ups and summaries that are clear, concise, and grammatically correct.
  7. 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.
  8. Assists team leaders in preparing for entrance/exit conference interviews. Observes and participates in these meetings with more senior team members.
  9. Learns relevant TVA business processes and points of contact related to TVA's business operations.
  10. Observes audit planning discussions.
  11. Becomes familiar with government auditing standards.
  12. Observes auditors that are more experienced and learns best practices for leading an audit and effective techniques for performing supervisory review functions.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned by management.
  14. Performs assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  15. Within 6-12 months, begins to perform some job tasks with minimal supervision.
Success Profile

Job Specific Competencies

  • Communication Skills - Asks effective questions and seeks guidance from senior team members. Develops ability to interview effectively, capture notes, and write written reports. Uses feedback to make improvements, and treats all team members respectfully.
  • Data Analysis - Learns data analysis skills and sampling techniques. Builds awareness of automated tools to assist with sampling.
  • Problem Solving - Collaborates 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 data 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 audit systems, policies, and work scope.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Auditing policies and procedures - Learns to apply government auditing standards and OIG policies and procedures to routine financial and operational audits. Learns how to identify TVA SPP's, professional standards and best practices that are applicable to the audit.
  • Finance and accounting principles - Learns to apply finance and accounting principles, best practices, policies, procedures and services. Learns how to assess risk factors for TVA programs, systems and processes. Gains familiarity with government auditing standards (GAS) as well as all other applicable professional audit standards, laws, guidelines, and controls. Ability to review and summarize financial documents.
  • Use of office tools and software - Learns to effectively leverage all office tools and technology to support audit work, including the following: MS Excel and ACL to analyze and organize large sets of data, MS Word to effectively document interview notes and draft reports, and proprietary document management software to maintain audit files in accordance with proper security and procedures.
Qualifications

Education

Bachelor's degree required in Business, Accounting, Finance, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Process Engineering or a related field of study.

Experience

No experience required. Internship preferred in a related field.

Certifications/Licenses

None

Other

  • Must pass a background investigation.
  • 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.
Working Conditions/Environment
  • 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:

  1. Job number in the subject line.
  2. Attached resume and cover letter.
  3. 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.

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.

Primary Responsibilities
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Learns how to effectively manage assignments to meet established milestones and seeks guidance on strategies to ensure milestones and audit objectives are met.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Assists team leaders in preparing for entrance/exit conference interviews. Observes and participates in these meetings with more senior team members.
  9. Learns relevant TVA operations and IT processes and related points of contact.
  10. Observes audit planning discussions.
  11. Becomes familiar with governmental auditing standards for quality.
  12. Observes auditors that are more experienced and learns best practices for leading an audit and effective techniques for performing supervisory review functions.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned by management.
  14. Performs work in a timely manner.
  15. Within 6-12 months, begins to perform some job tasks with minimal supervision.
Success Profile

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.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • 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.
Qualifications

Education

Bachelor's degree required in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems/Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Business, Accounting, Finance, or a related field of study.

Experience

No experience required. Internship in IT related field is desirable.

Certifications/Licenses

None

Other

  • 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.
Working Conditions/Environment
  • 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:

  1. Job number in the subject line.
  2. Attached resume and cover letter.
  3. 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.

Announcement: 22-15

IT Auditor, Level II

Opening Date: June 22, 2022

Closing Date: July 22, 2022

Department: IT Audits

Work Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Salary Range: $58,300-$77,700

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 II is an experienced position within this team, and will work with increasing levels of independence to demonstrate familiarity and proficiency with all of the audit processes and tasks required.

Primary Responsibilities
  1. Demonstrates the ability to conduct routine audits, reviews, and testing of TVA’s IT infrastructure, application controls, and general controls associated with TVA information technology systems. Asks effective questions and leverages the knowledge of senior team members in completing these audits. Learns effective techniques for leading audits.
  2. Conducts technical research regarding regulatory, compliance, and cybersecurity risk requirements and technical issues related to the federal government, utilities, and TVA. Builds audit criteria based on research.
  3. Understands and applies OIG strategic goals and behaviors, CIGIE professional standards, governmental auditing standards, and the requirements of the Inspector General Act to the audit process. Demonstrates knowledge of proper audit policies, techniques, and procedures and seeks guidance in applying these to assess TVA IT programs and operations to ensure the highest standards of ethics and integrity.
  4. Develops an understanding of how to establish project milestones and draft an audit plan. Develops strategies to ensure milestones and review objectives are met. Adjusts priorities based on guidance from senior team members to ensure consistent and effective progress.
  5. Collects audit data with guidance from more senior team members. Learns to use more advanced data collection methods such as penetration testing and scanning. Analyzes data using Microsoft Excel, Access, and other data analysis tools. Builds knowledge of more advanced data analysis skills such as automated scripting.
  6. Demonstrates consistency in preparing written work papers. With guidance from a team lead, prepares more complex work papers including testing documentation. Uses knowledge of governmental auditing and department standards to draft work papers, audit findings, and results. Seeks and applies feedback to make improvements.
  7. Becomes familiar with preparing audit reports. Drafts audit reports as a team lead. Demonstrates consistency in other written work products such as work papers and requests for audit evidence. Seeks guidance and applies feedback for improvements.
  8. Conducts entrance and exit conferences as a team lead. Assists with conducting entrance and exit conferences for more complex reviews. Independently conducts and facilitates audit interviews.
  9. Continues to build knowledge of TVA operations and IT processes, and develops a network of related points of contact.
  10. Participates in audit planning discussions, and offers input on areas of greatest risk within TVA’s IT structure, processes, security, and controls.
  11. Becomes familiar with quality control review process and documentation standards/requirements in the audit management software.
  12. Demonstrates the ability to perform the audit team lead role on small, less complex audits with guidance from the audit manager or audit director. When leading a review, completes the supervisory review of team members audit documentation to verify the accuracy of work papers and evidence to support audit findings/conclusions.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned by management.
Success Profile

Job Specific Competencies

  • Communication Skills - Communicates with team members to share actions, audit status, challenges, and priorities. Develops rapport with other team members to effectively collaborate on audit assignments. Drafts effective, concise written reports and presents to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Data Analysis - Demonstrates knowledge of PowerBI, MS Excel, and MS Access to analyze data. With assistance, utilizes scripting to automate data analysis.
  • Problem Solving - Independently plans and completes routine audits including addressing delays and challenges with guidance from more senior team members. Draws correct conclusions from audit testing and fieldwork.
  • Leadership - Collaborates effectively with all team members, and assists others with audit assignments as requested. Develops strong rapport with TVA stakeholders to build relationships and credibility of the OIG.
  • Flexibility and Judgement - Makes routine decisions regarding audit activities, and seeks input from senior team members to respond to changes. Remains open to making changes or adjustments to audit approach based on feedback. Develops an understanding of when to use auditor judgement.
  • Project Management and Accountability - Applies project management techniques such as planning and prioritization to audit projects. May seek guidance from senior level team members on prioritization. Produces high quality work products, and proactively discusses delays.
  • Continuous Improvement - Makes suggestions for improving audit work processes and procedures that will improve efficiency, security, or quality. Identifies relevant training and applies lessons learned.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Auditing policies and procedures - With guidance, applies governmental auditing standards and OIG policies and procedures to routine IT audits. With guidance, identifies TVA SPP’s that are applicable to the audit process.
  • Cybersecurity principles - Understands cybersecurity principles, best practices, policies, procedures, and services and assesses risk factors and advises on basic vulnerability attacks from a variety of sources.
  • IT Audit assessments and controls- Applies knowledge of ITGSC’s, FISMA, and NIST as well as other applicable external standards, laws, guidelines, and controls to assigned audit work.
  • Vulnerability assessment tools - Has a general understanding of the use of vulnerability assessment tools.
  • Network/Server architecture and information security concepts - Demonstrates basic understanding of network and server architectures and vital information security concepts.
  • Multi-platform networked computing environments - Has an understanding of controls in multi-platform networked computing environments.
  • Use of office tools and software - Demonstrates knowledge of PowerBI, MS Excel, and MS Access to analyze data. With assistance, writes code to build automated sampling scripts.
Qualifications

Education

Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems/Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Business, Accounting, Finance, or a related field of study.

Experience

Minimum of 2 years of experience conducting Information Technology audits or experience in Information Technology and Security.

Certifications/Licenses

CISA, CIA, or CISSP are desirable, but not required.

Other

  • 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.
Working Conditions/Environment
  • 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:

  1. Job number in the subject line.
  2. Attached resume and cover letter.
  3. 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.

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, and Organizational Effectiveness.

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 performs both comprehensive reviews and more limited-scope policy and program reviews to monitor compliance and assess the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

Organizational Effectiveness performs risk-based reviews to assess operational and cultural areas, including behavioral and operational factors that could impact an organization's ability to achieve its mission and goals.

Position Purpose:

TVA OIG Auditors and Evaluators conduct audits and evaluations of TVA's programs and processes to promote the economy and efficiency of TVA operations as well as to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse.

Job Responsibilities:
  1. Performs reviews of TVA programs and processes. Meets review milestones, accomplishes review objectives, and ensures the review complies with government auditing standards or quality standards for evaluations.
  2. Performs data collection and analysis of records and prepares written summaries of work performed and conclusions made.
  3. Participates in entrance conferences, exit conferences and interviews with TVA management and executives outside TVA.
  4. Prepares clear, concise reports that are supported with data and comply with the office policy on report formats.
  5. May perform quality control reviews to ensure others' reports comply with general auditing standards or evaluation standards and that adequate evidence exists to support the findings and recommendations.
  6. Conducts risk assessments of TVA programs and operations to identify review areas to be included in the annual audit work plan.
  7. Learns about TVA programs, operations, and their major management systems.
  8. May testify as an expert witness in criminal and civil cases or participate on advisory teams in TVA.
Minimum Requirements:

Education:

  1. Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in a related field. Relevant experience may be substituted for specific degree requirements as applicable.
  2. Contract Audits - Accounting and Finance
  3. Financial and Operational Audits - Accounting, Finance, and other business degrees
  4. IT Audits - Information Technology, Business, Accounting or Finance
  5. Evaluations - Accounting, Economics, Finance, and Industrial Engineering
  6. Organizational Effectiveness - Business, Psychology, or Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Experience:

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

Certification/License:

  1. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  2. Must possess a valid driver's license, as 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; the OIG's mission, vision, and values; and knowledge of OIG office policies and procedures including processes for developing evidence.

How to Express Your Interest

To express interest in a core position, click on the button below to create a blank e-mail in your e-mail app with an appropriate subject line. 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

Position Purpose:

Special Agents conduct criminal, civil and administrative investigations related to allegations of fraud, waste and abuse affecting TVA. Investigations will have varying levels of complexity, and are conducted in accordance with the Inspector General Act of 1978 (as amended), the CIGIE Quality Standards for Investigations, relevant Attorney General Guidelines, and other guiding materials.

Job Responsibilities:
  1. Conducts investigations to evaluate information and allegations of potential fraud, waste, and abuse. This includes interviewing subjects, conducting surveillance, following leads, collecting and analyzing data, and preparing reports of findings.
  2. Presents investigative results in verbal and written report form to prosecutors and other appropriate authorities.
  3. Performs quality control reviews to ensure that adequate evidence exists to support investigative findings and recommendations.
  4. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with employees within TVA and external stakeholders including federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and prosecutors.
  5. Serves on interagency task forces comprised of special agents and other relevant personnel.
  6. Develops and suggests new investigations.
  7. Testifies before juries and grand juries.
Minimum Requirements:

Education:

Must possess a 4-year degree from an accredited educational institution.

Experience:

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.

Certification/License:

  1. Must qualify and maintain authorization to carry firearms/weapons.
  2. Must successfully pass random drug testing.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  4. Must be able to successfully complete a physical examination.
  5. Must possess a valid driver's license, as travel is required.
  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 a core position, click on the button below to create a blank e-mail in your e-mail app with an appropriate subject line. 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

Position Purpose:

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 meet any internship requirements included in university curricula.

Minimum Requirements:
  1. Currently enrolled as a full-time student in a 4-year college/university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.
  2. Must be junior year or higher majoring in a field related to the career focus of the internship.
  3. At least a 3.0 cumulative major and overall GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Effective oral 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 must pass a security background check.
Interning with the OIG will provide:
  1. Responsible and meaningful work.
  2. Weekly pay 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 at 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. Employee development and training is provided for every employee to support their career advancement.

New college graduates will start their career as a Special Agent, Level I.

Candidates with additional experience will 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.

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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