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Auditor - OIG - 90217326 - Washington

Date: Jun 2, 2018

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20002

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Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

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Amtrak OIG is not a Federal agency. Our employment opportunities are not federal jobs.

Join with the Inspector General to help make America’s railroad operate more efficiently and effectively. We are seeking talented professionals who want to make a difference. By conducting or supporting independent, objective audits and investigations of the programs and operations of the National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), you could directly contribute to our mission of providing independent, objective oversight of Amtrak’s programs and operations; preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse; and providing Congress, Amtrak management, and Amtrak’s Board of Directors with timely analysis about Amtrak’s programs and operations. Join us as we continue to build a model OIG centered on independence, teamwork, diversity, work-life balance, and value-added oversight. Next stop…the Amtrak Office of Inspector General!

The Auditor works as part of a multidisciplinary team conducting independent, objective GAGAS compliant performance audits of Amtrak programs and operations in a dynamic office environment. These audits include assessments of the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the Amtrak programs and operations; adequacy of internal controls; compliance with laws, regulations, policies, contracts and/or grants. The incumbent serves as a fully functioning member of an audit team involved in audits of medium to high complexity. The incumbent's responsibilties include helping to design and implement all parts of the engagement process, from design, data collection and analysis, and message development, to drafting segments of products so that they are technically complete and appropriately targeted to the OIG's customer' needs.

•  Assists in developing audit programs that address the audit objectives and provide a clear path for developing convincing findings and actionable recommendations
•  Collects and analyzes data; ensures that evidence collected is reliable, sufficient, relevant and properly documented in the project work papers; and complies with GAGAS and Amtrak OIG’s policies and procedures
•  Develops, or participates in developing, well supported findings and recommendations that are cost-effective and actionable
•  Coordinates with other team members to integrate analyses into draft report findings, conclusions and recommendations to be presented in audit reports, briefings and other related products
•  Drafts, for review by senior team members/supervisors, assigned segments of briefings, message meeting documents, reports, testimonies, or fact sheets; and ensures all products are clear, convincing, accurate and thorough
•  Helps keep audit management (i.e. Audit Mgr. or Senior Director) informed of progress and potentially controversial matters that may affect timely completion of engagements
•  Develops working relationships with internal and external parties, fosters teamwork, collaboration and coordination

•  Bachelor's Degree in Business, Public Administration, Economics or other related field, or equivalent combination of education and training and work experience.

•  Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment with minimal supervision
•  Must have proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite
•  Must be able to maintain composure in stressful situations and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
•  Must have the ability to multi-task with attention to detail


An advanced degree from an accredited university (in the appropriate discipline)


•  Familiarity with the accountability community (e.g., OIG, GAO)
•  Experience in conducting program evaluations and/or case study analysis, and providing oral briefings on the results of this work

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills


Requisition ID:30022
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Personnel Area:DC04
Job Family/Function:Government Affairs 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 
Employment Experience Requirements:Under 1 year of experience

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

POSTING NOTES: Government Affairs || Office of Inspector General Jobs

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