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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

Education: One full year of graduate level education in a related field; or Superior Academic Achievement based on a bachelor's degree that is demonstrated through class standing (upper 1/3 of class); or grade point average (2.95/4.0 overall or 3.5/4.0 in major), or election to membership in a qualifying national scholastic honor society. (Attach copy of transcript 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.
1 Select the answer that best describes your experience/education as it directly relates to the specialized experience/education statement. Carefully review your application and ensure that your response is supported by your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 as described above.
  • I have one year of graduate level education in a related field.
  • I have superior academic achievement. [Attach a copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.]
  • I have a combination of the education and specialized experience described that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work. Together the percentage of experience and education as they relate to the requirement total at least 100 percent.
  • I have none of the above.

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

Education: Master's degree or equivalent or 2 years progressively higher education leading to such a degree, or an LL.B. or J.D. if related. (Attach copy of transcript 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 specialized experience/education statement. Carefully review your application and ensure that your response is supported by your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 as described above.
  • I have a Masters Degree or equivalent graduate degree.
  • I have two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Masters Degree, equivalent graduate degree, or an LL.B. or J.D. if related. [Attach a copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.]
  • I have a combination of the education and specialized experience described that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work. Together the percentage of experience and education as they relate to the requirement total at least 100 percent.
  • I have none of the above.
2 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with audit planning and execution. This experience can be in a professional or educational 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. This experience can be in a professional or educational environment. 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 writing experience. This experience can be in a professional or educational 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 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in auditing or a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration or accounting.

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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 certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor or a Certified Public Accountant, obtained through written examination; or
Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in auditing or accounting, e.g., 15 semester hours.
2 You must meet the minimum basic educational and/or work experience requirements for professional auditing positions in the federal government. Choose one answer which best describes your educational/work experience background for an auditing position. (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 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 of 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.
3 Counting all college level courses taken, select the answer that best describes your overall GPA. (BASED ON 4.0 SCALE) Answer to this question is required
  • 3.75 or higher.
  • 3.50 to 3.74.
  • 3.25 to 3.49.
  • 3.00 to 3.24.
  • Less than 3.00.
4 Select the statement(s) that describes your experience working effectively and accurately under pressure where fluctuating timeframes and deadlines are present. This experience can be in a professional or educational environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience successfully completing assignments under short timeframes or deadlines.
  • 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.
  • Microsoft Excel.
  • Microsoft Access or similar database program.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Statistical sampling software.
  • Auditing Software/Automated Work Papers.
  • None of the above.
6 Choose the statement that best describes your experience 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 experience using database and spreadsheet applications to perform data analysis.
  • I have experience using database and spreadsheet applications to create data queries, extracts, and reports.
7 Choose the answer(s) below that best describe your experience conducting research to problem solve or complete a project. This experience can be in a professional or educational environment. 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.
8 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.
9 Please choose the answer(s) that best describe your experience using oral communication skills. This experience can be in a professional or educational environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Participated in interviews.
  • Presented information to groups.
  • Facilitated group discussions.
  • Presented audit findings or project results to client management.
  • 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.
10 Select all of the written products that you have experience writing. This experience can be in a professional or educational 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.
11 I have routinely and successfully applied the following interpersonal communication skills. This experience can be in a professional or educational 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 knowledgeable team members.
  • Diffused confrontational contact situations which arose with people who are difficult, hostile, or stressed.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the response that best describes your participation in accounting/business academic or professional organizations. Answer to this question is required
  • I currently serve as an officer with an accounting/business organization.
  • I used to serve as an officer with an accounting/business organization.
  • I frequently attend accounting/business organization meetings and banquets.
  • I am a member of an accounting/business organization.
  • I do not participate in any accounting/business organizations.
13 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.
14 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.