GAO Seeks Assistant Director for Data Analytics

Original Job Opening Posted on

The Government Accountability Office (GAO), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), is searching for an Assistant Director for Data Analytics, according to a job posting on

The Assistant Director for Data Analytics leads and conducts 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 OIG that ensures the security of OIG information.

According to the posting, the substantial list of duties for the Assistant Director for Data Analytics include:

  • Supports the development of OIG business support systems to foster OIG’s independence and ensure the safeguarding of OIG data.
  • 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.
  • Leads the analysis and definition of data requirements and specifications by assisting OIG staff in developing an analysis plan.
  • 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.
  • Designs, develops, and maintains OIG data management systems and audit databases.
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Job Opening Details

Job Opening Date: 11/07/2023
Job Closing Date: 11/21/2023
Salary Range: $148,398 - $183,500 per year
Pay Scale/Grade: PE 30
Telework Eligible: Yes—as determined by the agency policy.
Applications Open To: Federal Employees - Competitive Service, Veterans, Military Spouses, Individuals with Disabilities, Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
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