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Grade: 09

1 GS-9 - Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree or at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field 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-7 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience and graduate education beyond the first year of graduate study that together meet the requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
2 Select the statement which best describes your highest level of experience planning and organizing your work. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have followed a schedule, goals, and guidelines prepared by my supervisor.
  • I have set goals and priorities for my own work to ensure that deadlines were met.
  • I have set goals and priorities for my own work and coordinated activities and timelines with others to ensure that project goals and deadlines were met.
3 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience planning, coordinating, and conducting audits. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience to acquire this knowledge.
  • I have had education or training in this area, but have not yet performed work using this knowledge.
  • I have performed work in this area. My work was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior coworker to ensure compliance with proper requirements and procedures.
  • I have performed work in this area. I performed it independently and with minimal assistance from a supervisor or senior co-worker.
  • I have instructed or assisted other workers in this area due to my skill in this area.
4 Indicate your highest level of experience conducting trends analyses on data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have applied analytical and evaluation practices, theories, methods, and techniques to provide recommendations on technical issues.
  • I have tracked and monitored completion of office assignments and prepared reports that evaluate results and documents any trends.
  • I have obtained accurate and sufficient information on congressional, industry or public inquiries and recommended responses based on evaluation of the information.
  • I have conducted analysis, reviews and studies of operational and administrative programs and processes in order to provide recommended solutions and improvements for the efficiency of the assigned field offices.
  • None of the above.
5 Select the statements that describe your experience performing analytical and evaluative activities, studies, or projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Applies fact-finding and investigative techniques in resolving issues.
  • Evaluates comments received on proposed regulations and/or policies to determine whether changes are feasible, enforceable and acceptable in view of program goals.
  • Uses qualitative and quantitative methods, and other statistical approaches and techniques to assess program effectiveness.
  • Assists in conducting interviews to obtain information on organizational missions, functions, and procedures.
  • Works with upper management to define, analyze, and resolve problems with regulations and policy.
  • None of the Above.
6 Which of the following describes your experience acquiring data through records management inventories, questionnaires, reviews or surveys in a professional setting? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task.
7 Please indicate your level of experience researching regulations and determining the relationship between guidelines and organizational efficiency, program effectiveness and employee productivity. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had experience researching handbooks, manuals, and other easily accessible guidance to provide general information on the organization's program requirements to co-workers and management.
  • I have participated in researching Federal rules and regulations in order to provide guidance and respond to inquiries on Federal program requirements.
  • I have had experience researching Federal regulations, policies and program requirements in order to assist in providing guidance, generate reports, and prepare position papers and other written materials.
8 Select the auditing activities that you have regularly performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Preparing the individual written audit programs for each assignment.
  • Identifying new areas of audit significance to be added to the Audit Universe.
  • Identifying changes to be made to existing audits.
  • Preparing or reviewing changes to draft reports.
  • Preparing or reviewing all final audit reports.
  • None of the above.
9 Please indicate which of the following items you have researched and analyzed in order to provide recommendations. Answer to this question is required
  • Laws
  • Regulations
  • Policies
  • Program documents and/or standard operating procedures
  • Processes
  • Statistical data
  • Technical data
  • Professional journals
  • None of the above
10 Choose the statement that best describes your experience researching analyzing and interpreting policies, procedures, laws, statues and other regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
11 Select the statements that describe your experience communicating in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared written presentations of factual data and information.
  • I have prepared reports that reflect my analysis and recommendations.
  • I have prepared written products that are widely distributed within the agency.
  • I have written clear and effective correspondence, reports, and other written materials for a specialized audience.
  • I have written technical and non-technical reports and presented data and information to a full range of internal and external individuals or groups with varied levels of technical expertise.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the statements that describe your experience communicating orally. Answer to this question is required
  • I have orally justified controversial decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations.
  • I have delivered formal presentations or training sessions concerning accounting, auditing, or financial information.
  • I have persuaded program managers and other decision-making officials, with differing goals and interests, to follow recommended courses of action.
  • I have participated in meetings to discuss audit plans, present findings, and address material audit problems.
  • I have provided advice to managers on the need to revise accounting program operations, financial policies, and/or regulatory requirements.
  • I have recommended action to more adequately illustrate the reconciliation of financial and accounting data or to correct inaccuracies.
  • I have recommended remedial action to correct existing or potential problems.
  • None of the above.
13 Your responses to the Eligibility Assessment and Occupational Questionnaire, along with your resume and all supporting documentation are subject to evaluation and verification to ensure accuracy. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy. Failing to select a response will result in your application packet being removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
  • No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

Grade: 11

1 GS-11 - Choose 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 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 performing work related to the duties of the position 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.
2 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience planning, coordinating, and conducting audits. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience to acquire this knowledge.
  • I have had education or training in this area, but have not yet performed work using this knowledge.
  • I have performed work in this area. My work was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior coworker to ensure compliance with proper requirements and procedures.
  • I have performed work in this area. I performed it independently and with minimal assistance from a supervisor or senior co-worker.
  • I have instructed or assisted other workers in this area due to my skill in this area.
3 Select the statement which best describes your highest level of experience planning and organizing your work. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have followed a schedule, goals, and guidelines prepared by my supervisor.
  • I have set goals and priorities for my own work to ensure that deadlines were met.
  • I have set goals and priorities for my own work and coordinated activities and timelines with others to ensure that project goals and deadlines were met.
4 Indicate your highest level of experience conducting trends analyses on data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have applied analytical and evaluation practices, theories, methods, and techniques to provide recommendations on technical issues.
  • I have tracked and monitored completion of office assignments and prepared reports that evaluate results and documents any trends.
  • I have obtained accurate and sufficient information on congressional, industry or public inquiries and recommended responses based on evaluation of the information.
  • I have conducted analysis, reviews and studies of operational and administrative programs and processes in order to provide recommended solutions and improvements for the efficiency of the assigned field offices.
  • None of the above.
5 Select the statements that describe your experience performing analytical and evaluative activities, studies, or projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Applies fact-finding and investigative techniques in resolving issues.
  • Evaluates comments received on proposed regulations and/or policies to determine whether changes are feasible, enforceable and acceptable in view of program goals.
  • Uses qualitative and quantitative methods, and other statistical approaches and techniques to assess program effectiveness.
  • Assists in conducting interviews to obtain information on organizational missions, functions, and procedures.
  • Works with upper management to define, analyze, and resolve problems with regulations and policy.
  • None of the Above.
6 Which of the following describes your experience acquiring data through records management inventories, questionnaires, reviews or surveys in a professional setting? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task.
7 Please indicate your level of experience researching regulations and determining the relationship between guidelines and organizational efficiency, program effectiveness and employee productivity. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had experience researching handbooks, manuals, and other easily accessible guidance to provide general information on the organization's program requirements to co-workers and management.
  • I have participated in researching Federal rules and regulations in order to provide guidance and respond to inquiries on Federal program requirements.
  • I have had experience researching Federal regulations, policies and program requirements in order to assist in providing guidance, generate reports, and prepare position papers and other written materials.
8 Select the auditing activities that you have regularly performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Preparing the individual written audit programs for each assignment.
  • Identifying new areas of audit significance to be added to the Audit Universe.
  • Identifying changes to be made to existing audits.
  • Preparing or reviewing changes to draft reports.
  • Preparing or reviewing all final audit reports.
  • None of the above.
9 Please indicate which of the following items you have researched and analyzed in order to provide recommendations. Answer to this question is required
  • Laws
  • Regulations
  • Policies
  • Program documents and/or standard operating procedures
  • Processes
  • Statistical data
  • Technical data
  • Professional journals
  • None of the above
10 Which statements describe your auditing experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Recommending use of advanced audit techniques such as statistical sampling, special computer extracts, computer matches, regression analysis and other quantitative methods.
  • Identifying or approving audit tests to be included in the audit program for fraud, abuse, and illegal acts.
  • Resolving questions and issues that develop during the audit or referring the matter to higher authority for resolution.
  • None of the above.
11 Choose the statement that best describes your experience researching analyzing and interpreting policies, procedures, laws, statues and other regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
12 Select the statements that describe your experience communicating in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared written presentations of factual data and information.
  • I have prepared reports that reflect my analysis and recommendations.
  • I have prepared written products that are widely distributed within the agency.
  • I have written clear and effective correspondence, reports, and other written materials for a specialized audience.
  • I have written technical and non-technical reports and presented data and information to a full range of internal and external individuals or groups with varied levels of technical expertise.
  • None of the above.
13 Select the statements that describe your experience communicating orally. Answer to this question is required
  • I have orally justified controversial decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations.
  • I have delivered formal presentations or training sessions concerning accounting, auditing, or financial information.
  • I have persuaded program managers and other decision-making officials, with differing goals and interests, to follow recommended courses of action.
  • I have participated in meetings to discuss audit plans, present findings, and address material audit problems.
  • I have provided advice to managers on the need to revise accounting program operations, financial policies, and/or regulatory requirements.
  • I have recommended action to more adequately illustrate the reconciliation of financial and accounting data or to correct inaccuracies.
  • I have recommended remedial action to correct existing or potential problems.
  • None of the above.
14 Your responses to the Eligibility Assessment and Occupational Questionnaire, along with your resume and all supporting documentation are subject to evaluation and verification to ensure accuracy. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy. Failing to select a response will result in your application packet being removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
  • No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

Grade: 12

1 GS-12 - Choose one answer that best describes your 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.
2 Choose the statement that best describes your experience researching analyzing and interpreting policies, procedures, laws, statues and other regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
3 Which statement best describes your experience using quantitative and qualitative research methods to analyze and evaluate information for inclusion in a performance audit report that complied with GAGAS? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had training or instruction on performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job and my work was monitored by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with GAGAS.
  • I have performed this task as regular part of my job duties and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • None of the above.
4 Which statement best describes your experience communicating written information related to audit findings, in accordance with GAGAS? Answer to this question is required
  • I prepared draft and final performance audit reports in accordance with GAGAS, as a regular part of my job duties.
  • I prepared draft and final performance audit reports and my work was monitored by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with GAGAS.
  • I have had training or instruction on preparing draft and final performance audit reports, in accordance with GAGAS, but have not yet performed this tasks on the job
  • None of the above.
5 Choose the written products you have assisted in drafting or drafted as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Records of interview
  • Records of analysis
  • Summary analysis of audit findings
  • Audit work proposals
  • Audit research plans or designs
  • Documentation of audit planning and fieldwork steps
  • Segments of audit reports
  • Responded to agency comments on audit reports
  • Audit reports
  • Recommendations for solutions to problems for inclusion in audit reports
  • Presentation or briefing talking points of audit findings
  • Briefings or testimony for Congressional hearings
  • Statement of Work
  • None of the above
6 Do you have experience conducting performance audits for a federal government agency? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 What performance audit functions have you participated in as a regular part of your job? Answer to this question is required
  • Assisted in establishing the audit objectives, scope, methodology, milestones, and resource requirements
  • Planned logistics and travel arrangements for audit fieldwork
  • Participated in entrance and/or exit conferences
  • Conducted research and collected data
  • Gathered appropriate and sufficient evidence
  • Developed findings
  • Prepared and reviewed audit work papers in an electronic database system
  • Indexed draft and final report sections, independently
  • Trained less experienced auditors
  • Drafted segments of audit reports and responded to comments
8 Which statements best describe your experience orally communicating information related to audit findings? Answer to this question is required
  • I have orally justified controversial findings, conclusions, or recommendations
  • I have persuaded program managers and other decision making officials, with differing goals and interests, to follow recommended courses of action.
  • I have participated in meetings to discuss audit plans, present findings, and resolve problems
  • None of the above.
9 Your responses to the Eligibility Assessment and Occupational Questionnaire, along with your resume and all supporting documentation are subject to evaluation and verification to ensure accuracy. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy. Failing to select a response will result in your application packet being removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
  • No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

Grade: All Grades

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