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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

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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
2 Where did you learn about this Department of the Treasury job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • FedExperience website
  • USAJOBS website
  • CareerConnector Notification
  • Community Organization
  • Employment Office (Federal/State or Local)
  • Friend/Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference, or Convention
  • Magazine
  • Newspaper
  • Radio/TV
  • School, College, Counselor
  • Vacancy Announcement Posting
  • Professional Organization
  • Diversity Organization
  • Other
Individual Occupational Requirements

Basic Requirements

Degree: auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration or accounting.
OR
B.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:
1.A certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor or a Certified Public Accountant, obtained through written examination; or
2.Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in auditing or accounting, e.g., 15 semester hours.


3 You must meet the minimum basic educational/experience requirements for auditing positions in the Federal government. Choose one answer which best describes your educational/experience background for an auditing position.

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 a combination of education and experience that includes 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 AND my background includes either 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.
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or combination of education and experience under any of the choices above.
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 conducting and overseeing financial or performance audits in conformity with professional and regulatory standards and guidance. Examples could include:

-Leading teams of lower-graded staff in ensuring assigned audits conform to applicable professional standards.
-Conducting/overseeing interviews, walkthroughs to document program processes, and testing.
-Preparing/reviewing audit reports and supporting documentation prepared by team members ensuring accuracy, sufficiency, and compliance with applicable professional standards and OIG policy.
-Providing on-the-job training on the use of the audit documentation system, and audit tasks such as testing, interviewing, program processes observation, and report writing.
4 Do you meet the specialized experience as stated in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Make sure your experience is clearly documented in your resume. Please give the dates/resume references where you gained this experience/education so it may be easily found to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
6 Do you have experience conducting audits in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards for an Office of Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office, or other Federal audit organization? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Make sure your experience is clearly documented in your resume. Please give the dates/resume references where you gained this experience/education so it may be easily found to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
8 From the following list of auditing methodologies, please identify those that you have successfully applied. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Statistical sampling.
  • Structured questionnaires.
  • None of the above.
9 At what level has your audit, review, or examination work impacted organizations, programs, and operations? (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Locally
  • Regionally
  • Nationally
  • Internationally
  • None of the above
10 From the options below select all organization-wide planning activities in which you have participated and made contributions of a substantive nature: (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Strategic planning
  • Annual audit planning
  • Budget justifications
  • Business/financial planning
  • None of the above
11 I have planned audits in a program or operation not previously subject to audit. Select all of the following that apply to the planning activities you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Defined the project objectives.
  • Researched and analyzed the applicable laws, regulations, or performance benchmarks.
  • Researched and analyzed past studies or evaluations of the program or operation
  • Determined the resources available to the program or operation and the key outputs and outcomes
  • Determined the internal controls that were significant to the objectives
  • Assessed the risk of fraud or other non-compliance with laws and regulations.
  • None of the above.
12 Make sure your experience is clearly documented in your resume. Please give the dates/resume references where you gained this experience/education so it may be easily found to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
13 I have performed the following leadership functions on audit projects that I have led or was assigned senior staff responsibility. (Check all that apply.)

Answer to this question is required
  • Established the audit objectives, scope, methodology, milestones, and resource requirements
  • Assigned audit tasks to project team members
  • Reviewed completed audit work for technical adequacy and conformance with professional standards
  • Followed up with project team members to ensure audit milestones were met timely
  • Resolved conflicts, differences, or problems among project team members
  • Coached and mentored project team members to achieve desired results.
  • Kept supervisors regularly apprised of the audit progress and results.
  • Led audit opening conferences, status briefings, and closing conferences with senior auditee management
  • Drafted or reviewed the final audit product
  • Summarized the results of ongoing/completed audit work for the purpose of communicating in a format other than a traditional audit report.
  • None of the above.
14 Have you, on a regular and recurring basis, prepared performance evaluations for subordinate professional staff or provided input as a team leader on performance evaluations for professional staff?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Make sure your experience is clearly documented in your resume. Please give the dates/resume references where you gained this experience/education so it may be easily found to ensure you receive proper credit.

Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
16 I have experience planning audits as a team leader or supervisor with responsibility for developing audit plans/programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 Make sure your experience is clearly documented in your resume. Please give the dates/resume references where you gained this experience/education so it may be easily found to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
18 What aspect of the planning have you performed on a regular and recurring basis? (Check all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Developed the audit plan/program.
  • Assigned work.
  • Identified locations.
  • Determined appropriate tests to apply
  • Adjusted the audit methodology when necessary.
  • None of the above.
19 From the choices below, select the one that best describes your experience in leading audits or reviews in accordance with professional standards at the Auditor-in-Charge level. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned, performed, and reported on audits, reviews, or examinations at the Auditor-in-Charge level. I have led teams of 1 or more professional staff on 3 or more audits, reviews, or examinations (as an Auditor-in-Charge). At least 2 audits, reviews, or examinations involved a nationwide/company-wide perspective, multiple locations, major or new programs, and/or significant risk.
  • I have planned, performed, and reported on audits, reviews or examinations at the Auditor-in-Charge level. I lead teams of 1 or more professional staff on 2 audits, reviews, or examinations (as an Auditor-in-Charge). At least 1 audit, review, or examination involved a nationwide/company-wide perspective, multiple locations, major or new programs, and/or significant risk.
  • I have limited experience in planning, performing, and reporting on audits, reviews, or examinations at the Auditor-in-Charge level. In selecting this answer, limited experience is defined as leading teams of 1 or more professional staff on 1 audit, review, or examination (as an Auditor-in-Charge). Supervisory guidance was necessary to accomplish some functions, including preparing the audit, review, or examination report. The audit or review I led involved a nationwide/company-wide perspective, multiple locations, major or new programs, and/or significant risk.
  • I do not have experience at planning, performing, and reporting on audits or reviews at the Auditor-in-Charge level as defined in the above choices.
20 Choose the statement(s) that describe your personal communication with program staff, regulators, law enforcement agencies, and oversight bodies, as a regular part of your job. (Choose all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and maintained effective contacts and acted as a liaison with program staff/auditees or outside parties in order to convey detailed information about completed, on-going work, and planned unit work, audit policies and regulations and rendered necessary assistance.
  • I have explained technical or other complex information.
  • I have promoted, developed and maintained good working relationships with key individuals and/or groups.
  • I have served as a liaison making contact with a variety of individuals for the purpose of conveying information.
  • I have conducted or facilitated briefings, meetings or conferences.
  • None of the above.
21 A critical attribute for successful performance as a Supervisory Auditor with the Treasury OIG is the ability to communicate information in a clear and non-technical manner, principally in the form of audit reports and key work paper summaries. From the choices below, please select the one that best reflects your ability to communicate in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I write reports and key work paper summaries that require minimum supervisory changes before issuance as an Auditor-in-Charge. Changes are generally limited to matters of preference as opposed to grammar, organization, and tone. Almost no errors are made with respect to form and content applicable to the communication, as well as to addressee names, title, and the like.
  • I write reports and key work paper summaries that require some supervisory changes before issuance to correct grammar, improve organization and tone, and/or address form, content, and addressee issues as an Auditor-in-Charge.
  • I write reports and key work paper summaries which routinely require supervisory changes necessary to correct grammar, improve organization and tone, and/or address form, content, and addressee issues as an Auditor-in-Charge.
  • I do not have experience writing reports or key work paper summaries at the Auditor-in-Charge level, as defined in the above choices.
22 I have drafted and/or reviewed the following forms of written communications as a regular, recurring part of my job to ensure
they were logical, conformed to technical standards or contract requirements, and grammatically correct. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Audit reports.
  • Office correspondence signed by the head of my organization.
  • Congressional testimony
  • Comments to proposed legislation, regulations, or policies and procedures
  • Comments to draft accounting/auditing pronouncements by standard-setting bodies
  • Contractor deliverables
  • Projects/job proposals for the organization's annual plan
  • Summaries of work performed
  • None of the above
23 I have routinely and successfully applied the following interpersonal communication skills at work. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitated the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties when cooperation was needed in order to meet a program objective.
  • 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 grade professional staff.
  • Persuaded others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques in order to improve operations.
  • Diffused confrontational contact with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • Discussed performance plans/expectations and evaluations with lower grade professional staff.
  • None of the above.
24 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information on and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that false or
fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any
information I give may be investigated.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No