Sr Risk Mgmt & Controls Specialist - 90359650 - Washington

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

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As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. 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 due to our employees.


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Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.


The Sr Risk Management and Controls Specialist is responsible for executing fraud risk management processes to prevent, detect, and respond to internal and external fraud risks. This role will execute fraud risk management program activities with high visibility deliverables by working cross-functionally with peers and subject matter experts from various Amtrak departments. This role will also develop risk registers and identify and assess controls that prevent and detect fraud. It will assist with the development and implementation of initiatives which will mature Amtrak’s fraud risk management program. The Sr Risk Management and Controls Specialist is expected to work independently and take a supporting or lead role in fraud risk and control assignments and associated deliverables as directed.



  • Combat fraud by supporting the execution of Amtrak’s fraud risk management program initiatives. 
  • Participate in fraud risk management program activities including the identification of fraud monitoring and mitigating controls, assessment of the effectiveness of controls, developing recommendations to improve controls, and on-going monitoring of the fraud control environment. 
  • Assist with conducting fraud risk assessments. 
  • Maintain an up-to-date inventory of fraud risks/scenarios and fraud related internal controls. 
  • Assess gaps in internal controls at the entity level and process level. 
  • Participate in discussions with management to identify and remediate control weaknesses. 
  • Prepare summaries and reports on fraud findings and corrective action plans. 
  • Perform follow up activities on fraud findings to update the status of corrective action plans and remediation activities. 
  • Assist in the development of risk management processes and templates to guide and support business unit leaders. 
  • Assist in the development of fraud training materials to create a strong fraud prevention program. 
  • Design and execute innovative strategies for fraud training, employee outreach, and awareness campaigns.  
  • Assist in collection of data on key performance indicators and preparation of reports and presentations for senior leadership. 
  • Participate in special projects, as needed. 
  • Update fraud risk management program procedural documentation, as necessary. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in a business or finance related field. 
  • At least 3 years of experience in fraud prevention, fraud investigation, or risk management. 
  • Experience performing tests of internal controls 
  • Demonstrated ability to have a positive interaction with management and work across departmental lines at various levels 
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills 
  • Desire to develop risk management expertise 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in an organized fashion with attention to details 
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) 



  • Experience with federally funded programs 
  • Ability to effectively interact with regulatory or oversight agencies 
  • Knowledge of COSO or other internal control or risk frameworks  
  • Familiarity with risk management and control best practices 
  • Internal audit or controls advisory experience 
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Internal Auditor, or equivalent certifications 


Ability to work independently and in a team environment with strong collaboration skills.



Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


The salary/hourly range is $78,910-$102,270. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. Depending on an employee’s assigned worksite or location, Amtrak may consider a geo-pay differential to be applied to the employee’s base salary. Amtrak may offer additional incentive and pay programs to recognize and reward our employees, including a short-term incentive bonus based upon factors such as individual and company performance that is commensurate with the level of the position and/or long-term incentive plan compensation. In addition to your salary, Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; health savings accounts; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan with employer match; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; paid time off; back-up care; adoption assistance; surrogacy assistance; reimbursement of education expenses; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.

Requisition ID:158662
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Finance 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions. 

Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen. 

Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any start or local statue, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak's pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 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, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.


In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for providers of public transportation (Title 6 U.S.C. §1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses. 

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 EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.