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Vacancy Details

Grade: 11

1 Basic Requirement: Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed a bachelor's degree in accounting.
  • I have successfully completed a bachelor's or higher degree in a related field such as business administration, finance or public administration, which included at least 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing. (The 24 semester hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.)
  • I have at least 4 years of experience in accounting in addition to meeting one of the criteria described in the criteria descriptions below.
  • I possess a combination of accounting experience, college level education and professional level training in accounting that totals 4 years in addition to meeting one of the criteria described in the criteria descriptions below.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
Criteria Descriptions: Criteria #1: I have completed 24 semester hours of college-level accounting or auditing courses, which included up to 6 semester hours of business law. Criteria #2: I have been certified through written examination as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor. Criteria #3: I have completed the requirements for a degree that included substantial coursework in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but less than the 24 semester hours required and have successful work experience in accounting, auditing, or a related field such as valuation engineering or financial institution examining that together demonstrate (1) a good knowledge of accounting and underlying fields and (2) a level of experience equivalent to the full performance level of the job being filled.
2 GS-11 - In addition to the basic requirement, choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field of study directly related to the work of this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience and graduate education beyond the first two years of graduate study that together meet the requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.�

Grade: 12

1 Basic Requirement: Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed a bachelor's degree in accounting.
  • I have successfully completed a bachelor's or higher degree in a related field such as business administration, finance or public administration, which included at least 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing. (The 24 semester hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.)
  • I have at least 4 years of experience in accounting in addition to meeting one of the criteria described in the criteria descriptions below.
  • I possess a combination of accounting experience, college level education and professional level training in accounting that totals 4 years in addition to meeting one of the criteria described in the criteria descriptions below.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
Criteria Descriptions: Criteria #1: I have completed 24 semester hours of college-level accounting or auditing courses, which included up to 6 semester hours of business law. Criteria #2: I have been certified through written examination as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor. Criteria #3: I have completed the requirements for a degree that included substantial coursework in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but less than the 24 semester hours required and have successful work experience in accounting, auditing, or a related field such as valuation engineering or financial institution examining that together demonstrate (1) a good knowledge of accounting and underlying fields and (2) a level of experience equivalent to the full performance level of the job being filled.
2 GS-12 - In addition to the basic requirement, choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described above.�

Grade: All Grades

1 Where Did You Hear About Us? Answer to this question is required
  • USAID's Website
  • USAJOBS Website
  • General Job Information Website
  • Agency Employee
  • School Placement Center
  • Job Fair/Recruitment Event
  • Development Executive Group
  • Professional Journal
  • Newspaper Ad
  • Other Print Ad
  • Other (please specify)
2 Do you have experience conducting audits for a federal government agency? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 If you selected "Other" above, please specify. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 Select the statement that best describes the functions you perform on a regular and recurring basis with respect to planning, coordinating, and conducting financial audits. Answer to this question is required
  • I independently plan, coordinate and conduct financial audits and reviews of portions of an agency's operations.
  • I assist in planning, coordinating and conducting financial audits and reviews of portions of an agency's operations.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • None of the above.
5 Select the response that best describes your experience identifying situations where waste, abuse, and inefficiencies exist and developing recommendations for corrective actions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have received education and training in conducting audits or evaluations for these purposes, but I have not performed this function on the job.
  • I have limited experience conducting these types of audits or evaluations, or I have conducted these types of audits or evaluations under the close supervision of staff who specialize in these areas.
  • I have routinely and independently conducted audits or evaluations where I identified situations of waste, abuse, and/or inefficiencies. I have documented my findings and formulated recommendations for corrective action.
  • I am highly skilled at identifying situations where waste, abuse, and inefficiencies exist and developing recommendations for corrective actions. My findings and recommendations have been used to affect changes in management controls, policies, and/or practices, resulting in improvements in the condition of the program under review.
  • None of the above.
6 Please select the statement below that best describes your experience conducting financial audits of federal government programs in accordance with Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and Financial Audit Manual (FAM). Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in conducting financial audits in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), Financial Audit Manual (FAM) and other regulations. I have supervised others performing these audits or the person who is consulted by others for assistance because of my expertise.
  • I regularly conduct financial audits in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), Financial Audit Manual (FAM) and other regulations. I work independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have conducted financial audits in in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), Financial Audit Manual (FAM) and other regulations on the job. My work was usually monitored by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with compliance or project objectives.
  • I have had training and/or education in financial audits but have not yet conducted these audits.
  • None of the above.
7 Please select the statement below that best describes your experience conducting financial and non-financial data analytics, agency accounting system records, general and subsidiary ledger, management controls, and policies to verity that these are complete, applicable, and sufficient. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 Select the response that best describes your knowledge and work experience in developing and presenting findings and recommendations of financial data, internal controls and programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and presented findings and recommendations to improve the agency's financial data, internal controls, effectiveness or efficiency of a program with direction from a supervisor or a team lead.
  • I have independently developed and presented findings and recommendations to improve the agency's financial data, internal controls, effectiveness or efficiency of a program with direction from a supervisor or a team lead.
  • I have led or supervised staff to develop and present findings and recommendations the agency's financial data, internal controls, effectiveness or efficiency of a program with direction from a supervisor or a team lead.
  • I have had training and/or education in developing and presenting findings and recommendations but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your experience as it pertains to compiling and analyzing information and audit evidence to support a recommendation or conclusion. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
10 Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your experience in reviewing agency's annual financial statements for material misstatement and compliance with laws and regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 Select the response below that best describes your ability to communicate in writing and orally. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided concise written reports, studies, policies, memoranda, testing conclusions, analysis, presentations and other correspondence to management officials to provide a status of actions or projects.
  • I have provided concise written presentations to field level management officials in order to relay new information or testing conclusions to lead auditor to provide a status of actions or projects.
  • I have provided written presentations to co-workers within my organization in order to relay audit information.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • None of the above..
12 Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your experience working collaboratively internal customers, external customers, and/or internal team members to accomplish duties and/or responsibilities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13 Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your experience in the production of effective written communications (e.g. papers, interviews and briefings) to convey financial, technical and non-financial information concisely and clearly. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
14 Select the response below that best states your certification of the accuracy of responses and information provided. Your responses to this questionnaire are subject to evaluation, and later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify the accuracy of your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure they accurately represent your current level of experience and capability, and select the response below that best applies. Failure to certify accuracy below will disqualify you from further consideration for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I verify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith. I accept that if my supporting documentation, or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to this questionnaire, my rating may be lowered or I may be removed from further consideration.
  • I choose not to certify the accuracy of my responses and application materials, and I no longer wish to be considered for this position.