The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is searching for an Assistant Director for Data Analytics, per a posting on USAJobs.gov. The position will lead and conduct assignments that focus on sifting through enormous amounts of data to assist investigators and auditors in the conduct of their audits and investigations, conducting statistical sampling for audits, and implementing a business support system for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that ensures the security of OIG information.
According to the posting, the duties for this role include:
- Plans, directs, and coordinates their work and work performed by others to support the data analysis needs of the OIG’s investigations and audit units.
- Combines multiple voluminous data entries to analyze the data in a meaningful way.
- Advises and/or assists OIG staff in selecting and implementing appropriate data analysis methodologies in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS); Council of Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) quality standards; and professional data analysis standards.
- Develops the data architecture and conducts statistical sampling for prospective audits in accordance with GAGAS.
- Represents the OIG as a subject matter expert on complex data analysis issues for engagements.
- Designs, normalizes, develops, implements and maintains custom databases of varying complexity to compile data for analysis.
- Takes the lead role in identifying and programming appropriate complex code to perform primary data analysis on a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux and mainframe environments, in support of OIG engagements.
- Analyzes relational database structures and system documentation received from respondents and stakeholders to assist in making appropriate data requests.