Current Job Vacancy

Announcement: 19-98

Opening Date: April 23, 2019

Closing Date: May 10, 2019

Department: IT Audits

Work Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Salary Range: $81,300-$104,000

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 and Leads 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. Conducts entrance conferences, exit conferences, and interviews. Develops meeting write-ups and summaries that are clear, concise, and grammatically correct.
  4. Routinely performs quality control reviews to ensure reviews comply with government auditing standards and that adequate evidence exists to support the findings and recommendations.
  5. Prepares clear, concise reports for reviews that are well supported and comply with office policy on report formats.
  6. Develops an understanding of the OIG's mission, vision, and values; responsible for learning the standard operating policies and procedures of the OIG.
  7. Responsible for learning about TVA programs and operations and their major management systems.
  8. 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:

  • 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 as well as excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • A willingness to learn and apply knowledge and skills in new areas.
  • Integrity, self-motivation, and initiative.
  • 4+ years of audit and/or IT related experience.
  • Ability to pass a background check for a national top secret security clearance.

How to Apply:

By Friday, May 10th, submit electronically a cover letter and resume to: Announcement number should be included in the subject line of your email. Also, please note the source where you found the vacancy announcement.

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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.