Current Job Vacancies



Announcement: CR 19-15

Opening Date: March 4, 2019

Closing Date: April 5, 2019

Department: IT Audits

Work Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Salary Range: $48,500-$58,800

Number of Available Positions: One

Named one of the "Best Places to Work" in the federal government in each of the last 4 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 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:

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

How to Apply:

By Friday, April 5th, 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: 19-97

Opening Date: March 4, 2019

Closing Date: April 5, 2019

Department: IT Audits

Work Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Salary Range: $57,200-$72,700

Number of Available Positions: One

Named one of the "Best Places to Work" in the federal government in each of the last 4 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 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:

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

Minimum Requirements:

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

How to Apply:

By Friday, April 5th, 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: 19-96

Opening Date: March 6, 2019

Closing Date: April 5, 2019

Department: IT Services

Work Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Salary Range: $97,500 - $134,100

Number of Available Positions: One

Named one of the "Best Places to Work" in the federal government each of the last 4 years by the Partnership for Public Service, the TVA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) 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 Manager, IT Services is responsible for leading the information technology function to support effective and efficient OIG operations and data activities. This role is broadly accountable to initiate and drive strategy, planning and effective team execution for the OIG information technology, as well as manage the functional day-to-day operations, cybersecurity, data analytics, customer support, compliance and reporting. Project oversight, routine operational oversight, and financial management are required.

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Work with Director of OE & IT Services to develop the overall IT Services' strategy, timing, and direction.
  2. Define and maintain the department tactical roadmap for a 3-year plan with specific actions, metrics and deliverables.
  3. Lead and manage the estimating of the resources and budget needs for IT Services.
  4. Manage IT systems and applications to ensure effective and efficient operations.
  5. Ensure IT systems are secure through effective prevention, monitoring and response tactics.
  6. Responsible for the selection, coaching & development and performance of IT Services team members.
  7. Ensure OIG and TVA system and application interdependencies are effectively maintained.
  8. Ensure OIG customer satisfaction.
  9. Ensure OIG systems comply with federal requirements and regulations.
  10. Participate in OIG focus area teams that relate to IT Services.
  11. Ensure IT Services' policies are up to date and followed.
  12. Support IT Services project development and execution and ensure effective stakeholder management.
  13. Consult with OIG leaders and promote tools that effectively, efficiently, and securely supports OIG operations.
  14. Monitor the industry, regulations, laws, and technology to stay current and apply those findings to IT Services' operations strategy and plan.

Desired Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Demonstrated competencies in leadership, delegation, analysis, teamwork, coaching/development, customer service, planning/organizing, flexibility, stress tolerance, communication, and influence/change management. Demonstrated strategic and tactical IT planning. Broad knowledge of business functions and related IT / cybersecurity needs. Must stay familiar with Federal laws, regulations, and industry best practices for IT and cybersecurity strategies and technology. Excellent ability to research, evaluate and recommend technical solutions. Ability to develop plans and execute complex efforts involving application of advanced technological knowledge. Must demonstrate tact and effective judgment dealing with confidential/sensitive material. Ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret security clearance required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in business or information technology.
  • Seven years progressive and relevant IT infrastructure experience required. Prior supervisory and cloud implementation and security experience highly desirable.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and a willingness to travel as OIG work necessitates. Must be able to successfully complete a physical examination including submission to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

How to Apply:

By Friday, April 5th, 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.