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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

Note: Your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the job-specific questions, or you may not receive credit.
1 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
2 Are you currently serving or have served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 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
3 I am providing, for this vacancy, a copy of my completed annual performance appraisal that has been signed and dated within the last 18 months and shows my final rating. I understand that I can either upload or fax this document through the system at the end of this process. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    3.1 Please clearly explain below why you are unable to provide a performance appraisal (i.e., your current employer does not provide them, you have not received one, etc.) Failure to provide a performance appraisal or an explanation why one is not being provided will result in a determination of an incomplete application and ineligibility for consideration for this vacancy. Maximum length of 250 characters.
4 Are you eligible for an appointment under Schedule A Disability? For information regarding eligibility for this appointing authority, please refer to our applicant guide located: https://arc.publicdebt.treas.gov/vacancies/fsApplicantGuideMeritPromotion.pdf Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5

You must meet the minimum basic educational and/or work experience requirements for professional accounting positions in the federal government. Choose one answer which best describes your educational/work experience background for an auditing position.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have earned a Bachelor's degree in accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 credit semester hours or equivalent in accounting. (May include up to 6 credit hours or equivalent in business law).
  • I have at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that included 24 credit semester hours or equivalent in accounting or auditing courses. (May include up to 6 credit hours or equivalent in business law).
  • I have at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training. I also have a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and /or a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certificate obtained through a written examination.
  • I have 4 years of experience in accounting, or a combination of accounting experience, college-level education, & training & have completed the requirements for a degree that included substantial accounting exposure (e.g., 15 credit semester hours or equivalent), plus I have worked at the full performance level in an accounting or auditing position; & a panel of at least 2 professional accountants have determined that I possess the required professional accounting knowledge, skills & abilities.
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or combination of education and work experience under any of the choices above.
6

To ensure you receive proper credit, please submit a copy of your transcripts.

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

Specialized experience for the GS-13 is defined as one year of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is defined below.

Conducting and planning audits or projects of agency procurement actions, interagency agreements, or grants in accordance with applicable standards. AND

Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following in relation to audits or projects:
Communicating issues identified;
Recommending courses of action;
Performing briefings and/or presentations to management to defend a position or to gain support from the audience;
Developing written products such as draft or final reports and memoranda. OR

Planning, conducting, and documenting results of audits or projects within a tax administration organization..

7

Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience.

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-12 level as described above.
    7.1

    To ensure you receive proper credit, please define where in your resume this experience is documented.

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
8

I have performed the following functions on procurement and/or grant audit projects that I have led or was assigned senior staff responsibility.

Answer to this question is required
  • Established the audit objectives, scope, methodology, milestones, and resource requirements.
  • Assigned audit tasks to project team members.
  • Conducted interviews to answer audit questions.
  • Used database analysis software to analyze data to identify trends, exceptions, and potential problems.
  • Reviewed completed audit work for technical adequacy and conformance with professional standards.
  • Followed up with project team members to ensure audit milestones were timely met.
  • 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 audit summaries or sections of the final audit product.
  • Reviewed audit summaries or sections of the final audit product.
  • Drafted the final audit report.
  • Summarized the results of ongoing/completed audit work for the purposes of communicating in a format other than a traditional audit report.
  • None of the above.
9

Have you provided input as a team leader on performance evaluations for subordinate professional staff?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10

I have experience planning procurement and/or grant audits as a team leader with responsibility for developing audit guides

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11

I have performed the following aspects of planning audits:

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.
12

Choose all statements that describe activities you have performed.

Answer to this question is required
  • Served as an Auditor-in-Charge on audits.
  • Led fieldwork entrance conferences.
  • Led teams during fieldwork.
  • Built and fostered relationships with external customers or stakeholders that affect the scope of organizational programs or projects.
  • Presented briefings and formal presentations to senior management of an audited entity or other external organizations on policy, program, or project issues.
  • None of the above.
13

I have experience with training others on the following professional subjects.

Answer to this question is required
  • Audit procedures and methods
  • Interviewing skills
  • Documenting results of audit work
  • Research skills
  • Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards
  • Writing skills
  • Data Analysis
  • Specialized software such as TeamMate, Excel, SAS, etc.
  • None of the above.
14

From the following list of auditing methodologies, please identify those that you have successfully applied.

Answer to this question is required
  • Statistical sampling.
  • Structured questionnaires.
  • Computer assisted audit techniques (CAATs).
  • None of the above.
15

At what level(s) has your audit work impacted organizations, programs, and operations?

Answer to this question is required
  • Locally
  • Division-wide
  • Nationally or Across Divisions
  • Internationally
  • None of the above.
16

What types of organization-wide planning activities have you participated in?

Answer to this question is required
  • Strategic planning
  • Annual audit planning
  • Audit strategy planning
  • Business/financial planning
  • None of the above
17

I have performed the following when planning audits.

Answer to this question is required
  • Defined the audit objectives.
  • Researched the applicable laws, regulations, or performance benchmarks.
  • Researched 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 audit objectives.
  • Assessed the risk of fraud or other non-compliance with laws and regulations.
  • None of the above.
18

Select all the answer(s) that best describes your experience identifying and analyzing problems; making logical decisions; and providing solutions.

Answer to this question is required
  • Identified and analyzed problems; distinguished between relevant and irrelevant information to make rational decisions.
  • Used qualitative data and analytical tools in problem solving.
  • Developed policies, regulations, procedures, and plans for meeting the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Independently interpreted and applied statutes and regulations to resolve problems and issues.
  • Prepared and presented analytical information to senior management officials within the organization. Analyses are used to explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings and recommendations.
  • Developed comprehensive material for reports, briefings or meetings of senior management officials on issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying and analyzing problems, making logical decisions, and providing solutions has been recognized as highly successful, e.g., through performance appraisal and/or awards.
  • None of the above.
19

Do you have experience in modifying the scope of a fraud focused procurement audit and/or evaluation after starting the audit or evaluation to address indicators of potential fraud?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20

From the list below, select all software applications you are proficient with (proficient means you have skill/expertise in and routinely utilize all or a major part of the software's functionality/capabilities in accomplishing day-to-day office functions).

Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Microsoft Excel
  • SAS Enterprise Guide, ACL or IDEA
  • Automated work papers
  • Link Analysis tools (i.e. Analyst Notebook, Palantir)
  • Unstructured text analytics tools, (i.e. UReveal, Endeca, iConnex, and Inspire).
  • SharePoint
  • None of the above
21

From the list below, select all public websites you are proficient with (proficient means you have skill/expertise in and routinely utilize all or many of these websites functionality/capabilities in accomplishing research in your day-to-day office functions).

Answer to this question is required
  • Thompson Reuters CLEAR
  • Lexis Nexis
  • Accurint
  • Federal- System for Award Management (SAM)
  • USASpending
  • Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS)
  • Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)
  • Federal Audit Clearinghouse, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Do Not Pay
  • Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR)
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI)
  • HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE)
  • SSA Death Master File
  • Department of Labor Data Enforcement Records.
  • State and county court records
  • State and county court records
  • National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), Guidestar
  • Social Media sites (i.e. Facebook, Twitter)
22

Identify the professional certifications you currently hold.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have a CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
  • I have a CIA (Certified Internal Auditor)
  • I have a CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner)
  • I have a CISA (Certified Information System Auditor) or simila
  • I have a CMA (Certified Management Accountant) or similar
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • I do not have any of the above certifications.
23

I have routinely and successfully applied the following interpersonal communication skills at work.

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 have prepared the following forms of written communication as a regular part of my job.

Answer to this question is required
  • Records of interviews
  • Audit reports
  • Projects/job proposals for the organization’s annual plan
  • Summaries of work performed
  • None of the above
25

I have reviewed the following forms of written communications to ensure they were logical, conformed to technical standards or contract requirements, and grammatically correct.

Answer to this question is required
  • Audit reports
  • Comments to proposed legislation or regulations
  • Policy/procedure manuals
  • Projects/job proposals for the organization’s annual plan
  • Summaries of work performed
  • None of the above