Jennifer Quinones was appointed as the Deputy Inspector General for the Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General in July 2020.  In this role, Ms. Quinones provides advice to the Inspector General, assists in managing day-to-day operations, and provides direction for the OIG's oversight of Department of Energy programs including the performance of audits, inspections, and investigations.  Ms. Quinones joined the Department of Energy Office of Inspector General in December 2017 and has held various leadership positions within the Office of Audits, including the Assistant Inspector General for Audits.  She has over 20 years of experience completing and managing Federal audits and writing audit policy. 

In 1999, Ms. Quinones began her Federal career with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) as an auditor.  She performed a wide range of different types of audits, and served in a variety of supervisory and management positions throughout her career with DCAA.  In 2008, she began working in the Policy and Plans Directorate at DCAA Headquarters where she most recently was the Deputy Assistant Director, Policy.  In this capacity, she was responsible for the creation of audit policy and guidance for the entire Agency of around 5,000 auditors.  

Ms. Quinones received her Bachelors of Science with an emphasis in Accounting in 1998 from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and is a licensed CPA in the State of Virginia. She is also a graduate of the Director’s Fellowship Program in Management and has earned a Master’s of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. Ms. Quinones received numerous awards throughout her career including the William B. Petty Award for Management Excellence from DCAA.