• Advisor of Risk Management

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/27/2018 3:57 PM)
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  • Overview

    We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and collaborative professional to serve as a Advisor of Risk Management within our Enterprise Portfolio Management Office (EPMO) team.  Reporting to the Senior Manager of Strategy and Performance Management you will:

    • assist & advise USAC Leadership in complying with the requirements in OMB Circular A-123, Appendix A, specifically, the development and execution of an enterprise risk management (ERM) program as well as managing corrective action plans (CAPs) for the enterprise. 

    This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual interested in a genuine professional challenge in support of a public-spirited mission.


    Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the Advisor of Risk Management will designs and manages projects to mitigate risks that impact the enterprise as identified by risk management activities, trends, industry insight, and organizational changes.  Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:

    • Executes upon USAC’s enterprise risk management framework (25%).
      • Develops best practice methodologies to identify, assess, and respond to risk;
      • Educates staff and management on ERM processes;
      • Develops controls to support ERM processes are followed and risks are appropriately managed by the organization; and
      • Manages enterprise risk-related reporting to USAC management and the FCC
    • Leads effective design and successful completion of corrective action plans (25%). Activities include, but are not limited to:
      • Utilizes the results of audits, internal control testing activities and data to help Programs/Divisions develop corrective action plans;
      • Working with business process owners to design and implement controls based on operational, financial, strategic and reputational findings and risks; and
      • Managing the successful and timely completion of CAPs throughout the organization, sharing lessons learned, methodologies, and best practices
    • Provides tools, resources, best practices, consultation and lessons learned to groups within the enterprise to facilitate the proper implementation of CAPs and risk mitigation strategies.
    • Facilitates conversations with groups to identify the necessary control points and recommend control solutions. (10%)
    • Performs other tasks as assigned. Ad hoc projects may entail regulatory reporting, project management and audit remediation activities. (10%)
    • Other specific duties as assigned.

    About You


    The successful candidate will excel at operating in a diverse and fluid environment, and will be crucial for the success of the Enterprise Portfolio Management Office (EPMO) Division. 

    • You have Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and/or university in Business (Finance, Accounting, or Management Information Systems) or Law. Other degrees will be considered if applicant has sufficient, applicable experience.
    • You have 3 to 4 years of experience performing similar duties as outlined above.
    • You have 3-4 years of Leadership experience.
    • You have strong problem-solving and decision-making skills. You can apply critical thinking to issues in order to determine logical and effective solutions.
    • You have effective meeting facilitation and presentation skills. You have ability to gain consensus in spite of conflicting views. 
    • You have understanding of common business risks and best practice controls across various processes (i.e. financial, IT, programmatic, etc.).
    • You have the ability to multitask and using project management skills to manage activities and meeting deliverables on time and with quality.
    • You have values collaboration, information sharing, and transparency.
    • You are a self-starter, able to identify errors or areas for improvement, provide recommendations and follow through to completion.
    • You can prepare and deliver information concisely, professionally, and accurately in both written and verbal formats.
    • You can excel in a rapidly changing environment and manages multiple projects simultaneously.
    • You can develop and maintain positive and effective rapport with process owners and teammates.
    • You have excellent computer skills; demonstrative skills with Microsoft Professional Office Suite.
    • You have a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

    The following skills are desired:

    • You have MBA degree.
    • You are a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
    • You are a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
    • You are a Certified Risk Manager (CRM).
    • You are a Certified Risk Management Professional (CRMP).
    • You have an Enterprise Risk Management Certified Professional certificate (ERMCP).

    About USAC

    Through its administration of the $10 billion Universal Service Fund (USF) programs on behalf of the FCC, USAC works to promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable and affordable rates and to increase access to advanced telecommunications services throughout the nation. Specifically, the USF programs provide funding for the expansion of telecommunications and broadband access to rural communities and health care facilities, schools and libraries across the country, and low income households. Through program administration, auditing, and outreach, USAC works with contributors, service providers, and program beneficiaries to achieve the program goals articulated by the FCC for each of these programs.


    The FCC has reformed the USF to support further investment in and access to evolving broadband infrastructure, making the programs a primary vehicle to support this critical national priority. USAC, as the administrator of the USF, plays a critical role in supporting the ambitious vision to ensure that all citizens in the United States have access to high-speed broadband. The organization has approximately 500 employees with an operating budget of more than $200 million. USAC works in close partnership with the FCC and other federal and state partners to support the achievement of the USF program goals.


    USAC administers the USF programs—High Cost, Lifeline, Rural Health Care, and Schools and Libraries. USAC strives to provide efficient, responsible stewardship of the programs, a key national asset in making important telecommunications and Internet services available to consumers, health care providers, schools, and libraries throughout the United States. The program divisions are supported by additional USAC personnel in Finance, General Counsel, Information Systems, Internal Audit, the Enterprise Program Management Office and Human Resources. Consistent with FCC rules, USAC does not make policy for or interpret unclear provisions of statutes or the FCC’s rules.


    Universal service is paid for by contributions from telecommunications carriers, including wireline and wireless companies, and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers, including cable companies that provide voice service, based on an assessment of their interstate and international end- user revenues. These contributions are most typically passed through to consumers through a universal service fee line item on their telephone bills.


    Additional information on USF programs can be found at: http://www.usac.org/about/about/who-we- are/default.aspx


    USAC offers a comprehensive benefits package, ongoing professional development opportunities, including vacation and sick leave.


    USAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only principals will be accepted. No agencies please.


    To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, click the “Apply For This Job Online” button.


    USAC employees are passionate about our mission. Our work contributes to the success of all Americans. We’ve worked together to build a culture that is collaborative, ambitious, outcome-oriented, and feedback-focused.



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