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Grade: All Grades
* 1.REQUIRED - A copy of your most recent performance appraisal or a written justification as to why you do not have one. Have you received an appraisal or rating on your job performance?
  1. Yes
    If yes, you must submit a copy of your most recently received performance appraisal per the instructions under "How to Apply" of this announcement.
  2. No

        BRANCHED: * 1.If no, please explain why. Your statement will not be accepted if it does not give a reason. "I have not received a performance appraisal" is acceptable as a reason.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.


For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Independently conducting complex and/or controversial audits/reviews of programs or institutions;
  • Developing audit programs;
  • Providing authoritative findings, guidance and recommendations to high-ranking officials; AND
  • Overseeing and leading special projects.


  • * 2.Do you have at least one year of experience at the GS-13 or equivalent as described above?
    1. Yes

          BRANCHED: * 1.Make sure experience is clearly documented in your resume. Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience/education so it may be found to ensure you receive proper credit.

         Maximum length of 250 characters.
    2. No


    * 3.Choose the following certification(s) you have:
    1. CPA
    2. CIA
    3. CGAP
    4. CFE
    5. None of the above


    * 4.Of the following, choose those you have experience performing. I have …
    1. … researched, evaluated, and advocated significant issues for future audits presented in a well-researched audit plan.
    2. … evaluated application of resource management policies, effectiveness of regulatory management and operation controls, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
    3. … evaluated standard operating procedures and results to identify deficiencies.
    4. … evaluated results to identify potential negative organizational impact.
    5. None of the above


    * 5.From the following activities, identify those that you have successfully performed:
    1. I have recommended areas/issues for study and planned audit efforts in different locations and at different organizational management levels.
    2. I have developed new audit approaches where no precedent exists.
    3. I have determined the completeness and sufficiency of work papers and related evidence.
    4. I have identified and planned audits targeted at highly controversial problems.
    5. I have served as a first line supervisor over a subordinate staff.
    6. I have experience as a team leader and/or project manager of a group.
    7. I have experience as a participant on a team and have had sole responsibility for individual assignments.
    8. None of the above.


    * 6.Have you evaluated performance goals and measures to further the mission of an organizational unit composed of several program segments?
    1. Yes
    2. No


    * 7.Have you managed resources and work performed by others in situations with changing priorities to meet established deadlines and commitments?
    1. Yes
    2. No


    * 8.Choose the statement that best describes the process improvement analytical experience that you have.
    1. I have worked on process improvement projects, documented business requirements, and identified discrepancies and non-value operations, and provided senior management and co-workers with recommendations on possible improvements.
    2. I have defined critical elements of a process as part of a team, analyzed process improvements and recommended to management and other officials ways to streamline business processes.
    3. I have documented and mapped business processes from end-to-end, analyzed the processes and identified areas for improvements.
    4. I have not performed any of the above tasks.


    * 9.Select the choice(s) that match your experience as it relates to research and analysis. Select all that apply.
    1. I have performed complex projects or studies comparable to evaluating business or government programs and operations to determine their level of effectiveness, efficiency, and ability to accomplish desired objectives and results.
    2. I have applied a variety of research and analytical techniques, such as interviews and statistical analysis to perform the studies.
    3. I have reviewed program operations to determine program compliance or need for change and presented findings to facilitate the understanding and acceptance of recommendations.
    4. None of the above.


    * 10.Do you have experience conducting audits for an Office of Inspector General’s Office, the Government Accountability Office, or other Federal audit or internal control organization?
    1. Yes

          BRANCHED: * 1.Indicate where in your resume we can find the above experience to ensure you receive proper credit.

         Maximum length of 250 characters.
    2. No


    * 11.Select the choices(s) that describe your analytical skills and how you have utilized the skills in your employment. Select all that apply.
    1. I have formulated the position of the Agency based on the analysis of findings.
    2. I have developed options for senior management officials to address findings.
    3. I have identified solutions to improve administrative management processes to ensure regulatory compliance.
    4. I have developed streamlined data gathering and reporting processes.
    5. I have developed policies, regulations, procedures and plans and have articulated them to senior management and implemented them within the organization.
    6. I have prepared and presented analytical information to senior management officials within the organization.
    7. I have developed comprehensive materials for reports, briefings, or meetings of senior management officials.
    8. I have explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings and recommendations to management officials within the organization.
    9. None of the above.


    * 12.Please select all the following written communication related tasks you have performed:
    1. I have drafted complex report products that present facts, findings, logical conclusions, and persuasive arguments to management, stakeholders, or the public, so they may understand and accept solutions and recommendations.
    2. I have experience incorporating managerial and stakeholder edits into sensitive written products.
    3. I have experience reviewing and editing others writing for accuracy, technical competency, and adherence to standards for conducting audits or inspections.
    4. I have experience in editing draft reports for logic, persuasiveness, and conciseness, and in combining numerous segments of writing from different team members into a coherent whole.
    5. I have been commended for meeting the goals and timelines required to present written findings to executives or program officials.
    6. I have been commended for the conclusions, style, or quality of my written reports.
    7. I have written processes and procedures to be followed by team members.
    8. I do not have any of the experiences above.


    * 13.Choose all the following that reflect your experiences providing briefings.
    1. I have communicated written audit or compliance results that defend and justify audit or compliance findings where the impacts of those findings are controversial in nature.
    2. I have developed and conducted briefings or presentations where analyses, conclusions, or recommendations are presented.
    3. I have been commended for the conclusions, style, or quality of my briefings or public testimony.
    4. I do not have any of the experiences above.






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