Current Job Vacancies



Announcement: 19-94

Opening Date: January 2, 2019

Closing Date: January 31, 2019

Department: Contract Audits

Work Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Salary Range: $67,900+

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 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. Leads reviews supporting TVA's management in negotiating procurement actions and ensuring contractor compliance with existing contracts.
  2. When leading reviews, may perform the supervisory review function as defined by the government auditing or evaluations standards.
  3. Performs data collection and analysis.
  4. Conducts 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 Accounting.
  • At least four years of audit or related experience.

How to Apply:

By Thursday, January 31st, submit electronically a cover letter, 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 19-14

Opening Date: January 2, 2019

Closing Date: January 31, 2019

Department: Contract Audits

Work Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Salary Range: $48,500+

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.

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. 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:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Accounting.
  • 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.
  • 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 Thursday, January 31st, submit electronically a cover letter, 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 19-95

Opening Date: January 7, 2019

Closing Date: February 15, 2019

Department: Contract Audits & Evaluations

Work Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Number of Available Positions: Two

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.

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:

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

Benefits:

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

Application Deadline:

By February 15th, submit electronically a cover letter, 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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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.