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Grade: 07

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To be qualified for this position at the GS-07 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level. This experience is defined as:
* Assisting more experienced auditors with conducting segments of audits; AND
* Preparing work papers using automated auditing software; AND
* Researching laws, regulations, guidelines, and procedures.
OR
You may qualify based solely on education as follows: 1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement based on a bachelor's degree that is demonstrated through class standing (upper 1/3 of class); grade point average (3.0/4.0 overall or 3.5/4.0 in major), or election to membership in a qualifying national scholastic honor society (or will attain within 9 months of application).
OR
You may qualify on a combination of education and experience. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent.

1

Please select the response below which best describes your qualifications for this position. Your response to this question will be verified based on information provided in your resume and answers to narrative questions.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-05 level as described above.
  • I have 1 year of full-time graduate level education. (or will have attained within 9 months of application) (Generally 18 credit semester hours or equivalent or the number of credit hours the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study.)
  • I have a bachelor's degree (or will have obtain within nine months of application) and meet/will meet 1 of the following requirements for superior academic achievement: (1) grade point average (3.0/4.0 overall or 3.5/4.0 in major), (2) rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or a major subdivision, (3) membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
  • I am qualifying based on a combination of education and experience. Together the percentage of experience and education as they relate to the requirement total at least 100 percent.
  • I do not meet any of these qualifications.

Grade: 09

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To be qualified for this position at the GS-09 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level. This experience is defined as:
* Conducting segments of audits; AND
* Preparing work papers using an automated auditing software program; AND
* Collecting, analyzing, and summarizing evidence to support audit conclusions; AND
* Identifying controls over operations and recognizing weaknesses in controls; AND
* Researching laws, regulations, guidelines, and procedures.
OR
2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree (or will attain within 9 months of application). Attach a copy of transcripts or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.
OR
You may qualify on a combination of education and experience. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.

1

Select the answer that best describes your experience/education as it directly relates to the GS-09 specialized experience statement. Carefully review your application and ensure that your response is supported by your resume.

Answer to this question is required
  • I am qualified at the GS-09 level because I have 52 weeks of GS-07 level experience which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  • I am qualified for the GS-09 level because I have completed (or will complete within 9 months of this application) 2 full academic years of progressively higher graduate level education or earn a LL.B., or J.D. or equivalent Master's degree in fields, such as Accounting, Business Administration, Management, or Public Administration. (Attach a copy of transcript(s) or a list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.)
  • I am qualified for the GS-09 level because I have a combination of education and experience as defined above. (Attach a copy of transcript(s) or a list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.)
  • I do not meet any of the above education or combination of education and experience statements.
2

Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with audit planning and execution in an academic or work environment.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared risk assessments on agency or organization programs or activities.
  • I have prepared audit plans.
  • I have prepared audit proposals.
  • I have performed tests to identify internal control and compliance weaknesses.
  • I have experience speaking authoritatively on the reliability of financial or program information being presented.
  • None of the above.
3

Select the statement(s) that describe your experience completing analytical studies.

Answer to this question is required
  • Provided assistance in conducting interviews to obtain information.
  • Conducted a portion of a study that included data collection, data analysis, coordination of team members and other interested parties, or production of interim and/or final evaluations.
  • Evaluated and analyzed policies and procedures to develop recommendations for improving efficiency and effectiveness of program operations.
  • Used qualitative and quantitative methods and other statistical approaches and techniques to assess program effectiveness.
  • None of the above.
4

Select the one response that describes your highest level of written experience in an academic or work environment.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared written audit materials, including stand-alone documents and working papers, which are thorough and well supported, accurate, well organized, concise, and clear.
  • I have prepared written audit materials (i.e., correspondence, preliminary or segments of working papers) that are accurate, clear, logical, well organized, and free of grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors.
  • I have assisted in the preparation of related written audit materials by drafting correspondence and working papers.
  • I have prepared written materials such as, legal documents, technical reports, etc., using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • I do not have the experience as described above.

Grade: All Grades

1 I am applying for the Recent Graduates Program based on the following statement. Select the one statement that applies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have, within the previous 2 years, completed all educational requirements for a qualifying, Associates, Bachelors, Masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying institution.
  • I will have completed all educational requirements for a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying institution within 9 months of application date.
  • I am a veteran, who, due to a military service obligation, was precluded from applying to a Recent Graduates Program during a portion of my 2 year eligibility period. My eligibility period is extended to receive the full 2 years of eligibility. I understand that my eligibility period may not extend beyond 6 years from the date that all educational requirements were completed.
  • None of the above.
2

Please state your expected graduation date.

Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required

Individual Occupational Requirements

You must meet basic educational and/or work experience requirements for professional auditing positions in the federal government. For this position these minimum requirements include:
1. Degree (or will complete within 9 months of application): auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration or accounting;
OR
2. Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in Performance Auditing, or an equivalent combination of performance auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional auditing knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
a. A certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor or a Certified Public Accountant, obtained through written examination; or
b. Completion of the requirements for a degree (or will complete within 9 months of application) that included substantial course work in auditing or accounting, e.g., 15 semester hours.

3

Choose the one answer below which best describes your educational/work experience. (Attach a copy of transcript(s) or a list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit).

Answer to this question is required
  • I have earned (or will earn within 9 months of application) a Bachelor's degree in auditing or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration or accounting.
  • I have at least 4 years of experience in Performance Auditing or a combination of performance auditing experience, college level education, and training that provided professional auditing knowledge. I hold a certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor or a Certified Public Accountant, obtained through written examination.
  • I have at least 4 years of experience in Performance Auditing or a combination of performance auditing experience, college level education, and training that provided professional auditing knowledge I have completed (or will complete within 9 months of application) the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in auditing or accounting, e.g., 15 semester hours.
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or combination of education and work experience under any of the choices above.
4

Select the statement(s) that describes your experience working effectively and accurately under pressure where fluctuating timeframes and deadlines are present.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience successfully completing assignments under short timeframes or deadlines in an academic or work setting.
  • I have experience in planning and organizing my time to ensure that evolving priorities are addressed.
  • I have experience multitasking to work toward the completion of more than one project at a time.
  • None of the above.
5

I have experience using the following types of business software.

Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Word or similar word processing program.
  • Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheet program.
  • Microsoft Access or similar database program.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint or similar presentation program.
  • Statistical sampling software.
  • Auditing Software/Automated Work Papers.
  • None of the above.
6

Which of the following college courses have you successfully completed?

Answer to this question is required
  • Auditing.
  • Fraud Detection.
  • Financial Accounting.
  • Financial Reporting.
  • None of the above.
7

Choose the statement that best describes your skill using databases and spreadsheet applications for extracting and analyzing data.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience performing this task.
  • I have training/experience using database and spreadsheet applications to perform data analysis.
  • I have training/experience using database and spreadsheet applications to create data queries, extracts, and reports.
8

Choose the answer(s) below that best describe your experience conducting research to problem solve or complete a project.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have researched benchmark and/or best practices to gather data to complete an assignment.
  • I have researched laws, regulations, guidelines, policies, and procedures.
  • I have interviewed others to obtain information or as part of a research project.
  • I have used surveys to gather data.
  • None of the above.
9

Which best describes how you resolve problems?

Answer to this question is required
  • I creatively find innovative ways to resolve problems within the scope of existing constraints.
  • I review policies and procedures but deviate from them to create better options to resolve problems.
  • I find ways to resolve problems regardless of policy and procedures.
  • I vary from policy and procedures occasionally.
  • I follow policies and procedures to deliver results.
  • None of the above.
10

Please choose the answer(s) that best describe your experience using oral communication skills.

Answer to this question is required
  • Completed a course in public speaking.
  • Participating in interviews.
  • Presented information to groups.
  • Facilitated group discussions.
  • Presented audit findings to client management or project results to college professor.
  • Answered technical questions regarding policies or procedures.
  • Provided advice, guidance, or direction on how best to conduct assignments within policies and procedures.
  • Conducted training for coworkers or coaching/mentoring peers.
  • None of the above.
11

Select all of the written products that you have experience writing in an academic or work environment.

Answer to this question is required
  • Audit findings.
  • Financial audit reports.
  • Operational audit reports.
  • Persuasive position papers.
  • Critical analyses of sensitive or controversial issues and problems.
  • Technical reports.
  • Interview statements.
  • None of the above.
12

I have routinely and successfully applied the following interpersonal communication skills at work or in an academic environment.

Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitated discussion among team members/groups in furtherance of the common goal.
  • Facilitated the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties when cooperation was needed in order to complete my assigned work.
  • Interacted effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arose that caused shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  • Provided direction, guidance, or instruction to lower level staff or less experienced team members.
  • Diffused confrontational contact situations which arose with people who are difficult, hostile, or stressed.
  • None of the above.
13

Select the response that best describes your participation in extra-curricular accounting/business organizations while attending school.

Answer to this question is required
  • Participated as an officer with an extra-curricular accounting/business organization.
  • Frequently attended extra-curricular accounting/business organization meetings and banquets.
  • I did not participate in extra-curricular accounting/business organizations while attending school.
14

Select all of the following that apply to your leadership positions while attending school.

Answer to this question is required
  • Served as a director or officer in a campus government/leadership organization.
  • Frequently attended campus government/leadership organization meetings and activities.
  • Served as a director, officer, or leader in an extra-curricular organization on-campus.
  • I did not hold any leadership positions while attending school.
15

Select the one response that describes your involvement in volunteer activities.

Answer to this question is required
  • I serve/served as a director or officer in a charitable or volunteer organization.
  • I frequently volunteer my time to charity or community service activities.
  • I periodically volunteer my time to charity or community service activities.
  • I do not volunteer for any charity or community service activities.