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INTERNAL-CONTROLS-OFFICER JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

JOB TITLE: Internal Controls Officer

AGENCY: Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

SALARY RANGE: $92,145 - $149,432

SERIES/GRADE: GS-13-14 (equivalent)

POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time – Excepted Service

DUTY LOCATION: Washington, DC

WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Top Secret/SCI

SUPERVISORY STATUS: No

CLOSING DATE:
This announcement will be open until the position is filled. Cut off points are scheduled in two-week increments. After each cut-off point, all compliant applications received during the previous two weeks will be reviewed for consideration.

Travel Expenses (Interviews) Reimbursed?
Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, any travel or lodging will be at the applicant’s personal expense.

Position Information
This is an opportunity for:
• Permanent employment in the excepted service
• This position is located in Washington, DC.

Who May Apply
Open to the public

Salary Determination
The PCLOB uses the Administratively Determined system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the position similar employee’s current GS grade and salary.

Agency Mission
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is an independent, bipartisan agency within the executive branch established by the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act, Pub. L. 110-53, signed into law in August 2007. Comprised of four part-time members and a full-time chairman, the Board is vested with two fundamental authorities:
(1) to review and analyze actions the executive branch takes to protect the Nation from terrorism, ensuring the need for such actions is balanced with the need to protect privacy and civil liberties, and
(2) to ensure that liberty concerns are appropriately considered in the development and implementation of laws, regulations, and policies related to efforts to protect the Nation against terrorism.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent provides assessments of, and reasonable assurance about, the agency’s reported financial condition, results, and use of resources in accordance with governing criteria. Conduct or oversee audits on the agency’s financial statements and other financial-related audits, as well as assist with other internal controls matters and audits of other agency activities. Gather and analyze information, draft findings and recommendations, and prepare reports in accordance with federal guidance and auditing standards. Follow-up on report recommendations to ensure appropriate corrective actions are identified and implemented.

With minimum supervision, the incumbent will research, plan, and conduct financial and other necessary reviews, as well as prepare the agency for outside audits in accordance with set standards. The incumbent will have an opportunity to participate in all aspects of the audit cycle from development of an annual audit plan through follow-up on recommendations. The selectee must have a strong ethical commitment to ensure integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness; possess knowledge of the theory, concepts, practices, and techniques of government auditing; be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team environment; have strong oral and written communication skills; and must have the ability to work on multiple tasks with short deadlines while prioritizing as necessary to meet critical needs. An understanding of government budgeting, accounting, auditing, and risk management is key to success in this position.

Additional Duties
• Evaluate strategic financial improvement and planning initiatives to support auditability priorities and to identify challenges that require enterprise level transformation.
• Implement the agency’s internal controls documents and lead meetings of the Senior Assessment Team.
• Recommend specific actions regarding challenges that require enterprise-level transformation.
• Ensure proposed actions are compliant with applicable statues and regulations, in consultation with the Office of General Counsel. • Evaluate component financial statement audit assertions to ensure that credible assertions are prepared.
• Ensure financial management improvement activities support the goals of the agency’s Strategic Plan and the priorities of the Board.
• Build collaborative opportunities and communication bridges within the agency, external federal interagency entities, and industry experts to grow a culture that recognizes and appreciates the value and benefits of being auditable.

Desired Requirements • Perform other internal controls, financial oversight, and risk management duties as assigned.
• Evaluate strategic financial improvement and planning initiatives to support auditability priorities and to identify challenges that require enterprise level transformation.
• Implement the agency’s internal controls documents and lead meetings of the Senior Assessment Team.
• Recommend specific actions regarding challenges that require enterprise-level transformation.
• Ensure proposed actions are compliant with applicable statues and regulations, in consultation with the Office of General Counsel. • Evaluate component financial statement audit assertions to ensure that credible assertions are prepared.
• Ensure financial management improvement activities support the goals of the agency’s Strategic Plan and the priorities of the Board.
• Build collaborative opportunities and communication bridges within the agency, external federal interagency entities, and industry experts to grow a culture that recognizes and appreciates the value and benefits of being auditable.
• Perform other internal controls, financial oversight, and risk management duties as assigned.

Application Process
Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@pclob.gov with “Internal Controls Officer” in the “Subject” line.