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Grade: 07

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Specialized experience for the GS-07 is one year of experience at the GS-05 level, or equivalent that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. Specialized experience includes: - Collecting and researching data for studies or evaluations of programs/operations; AND - Researching laws, regulations, guidelines, and approved procedures to develop or support findings. OR Education (attach a copy of your transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit): One full 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. SOME SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE IS PERMISSIBLE.
1 Select the answer that best describes your experience/education as it directly relates to the GS-07 specialized experience statement. Carefully review you application and ensure that your response is supported by your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • I am qualified at the GS-07 level because I have one year of GS-05 level experience which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.
  • I am qualified for the GS-07 level because I have one full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. (Attach a copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.)
  • I am qualified at the GS-07 level because I have a combination of education and experience to qualify for this position. (For more information on combining education and experience, please read the vacancy announcement.)
  • I am not qualified for the GS-07 level because I do not meet any of the education or combination of education and experience statements.
2 Please list where this experience can be found in your resume. Experience/education must be clearly documented in your resume, indicate where we can find it to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Select the responses that describe your written communications skills in applying English grammar, spelling, and sentence structure to prepare memorandums, correspondence, reports, documents, graphs/charts and forms in proper format. (select all that apply) The experience can be in an academic or work environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully written products that used proper grammar, correct spelling, and sentence structure.
  • I have successfully written products that presented facts, findings, logical conclusions, and persuasive arguments (For example, wrote a thesis, briefing, papers, policy papers, complex research papers, etc.).
  • I have successfully written products that were published.
  • I have experience with written communications in the classroom.
  • I have job related experience with written communications.
  • None of the above
4 Select from the following your experiences with written communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience organizing and summarizing large volumes of information for presentation in a concise, logical way
  • I have experience in preparing formal written documentation in accordance with a style guide
  • I independently prepare written documentation and reports using standard spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • I have experience using electronic project documentation software, such as TeamMate or the equivalent
  • None of the above

Grade: 09

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Specialized experience for the GS-09 is one year of experience at the GS-07 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position that includes: - Collecting and researching data for studies or evaluations of programs/operations; AND - Providing input to an audit or evaluation report or preparing work papers; AND - Researching laws, regulations, guidelines, and approved procedures to develop or support findings. OR EDUCATION: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree SOME SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE IS PERMISSIBLE.
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 one year 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 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree. (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 am not qualified for the GS-09 level because I do not meet any of the above education or combination of education and experience statements
2 Please list where this experience can be found in your resume. Experience/education must be clearly documented in your resume, indicate where we can find it to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Please select all of the following auditing standards which you have applied in your professional work experience. Answer to this question is required
  • CIGIE (Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency) Inspection and Evaluation Standards
  • GAGAS (Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards)
  • AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)
  • IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors)
  • None of the above
4 Select from the following concerning your experiences with select writing assignments. Answer to this question is required
  • I have taken the lead role in writing a plan for a review or inspection
  • I have taken the lead role in preparing a presentation concerning project plans or results
  • I have designed, prepared and accurately referenced summary and supporting working papers concerning a large statistical sample and projects
  • I have independently written findings and recommendations concerning significant issues within published reports with the results of inspections, evaluations, or audits
  • I have taken the lead in writing signature-ready white papers or rapid response documents within two business days or less
  • I have experience writing policies or standard procedures
  • None of the above
5 Choose the statements from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training preparing and giving briefings, speeches, and/or oral presentations related to program reviews, audits, or inspections. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted interviews to gather information needed for a program review or other management study
  • Can successfully get interview people who are initially uncooperative, hostile, or distressed
  • Lead meetings or briefings with stakeholders
  • Presented program review findings and recommendations to team or leadership
  • Built relationships with external customers or stakeholders involved in organizational studies/reviews
  • Have experience showing understanding, courtesy, tact, and empathy to others
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

Carefully read each question before responding. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants. Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the accuracy of your application. When you receive your application confirmation notice, we suggest that you request that a copy of the questions and your responses be sent to you by return email. Then, if you identify any inaccuracies, you may change your responses before the closing date of this announcement. If you are rated ineligible based on your responses to the questions, you will be notified by email shortly after the announcement closes.
Note: Your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the job-specific questions, or you may not receive credit.
1 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
2 I am submitting an OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment, as required by the vacancy announcement. I understand that if I do not submit this required form, I will be removed from consideration for this vacancy. (Note: This form is NOT required for current VAOIG competitive service employees.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • Current VAOIG competitive service employee.
3 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
    3.1 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
Basic Requirements A.Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.") OR B.Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following: 1.Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; 2.A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or 3.Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
4 Do you meet the basic requirements as described above? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Please select the software applications(s) that you use as a regular part of your job (10 or more days per month). Answer to this question is required
  • Word (or similar software)
  • Excel (or similar software)
  • Powerpoint (or similar software)
  • Outlook (or similar software)
  • SharePoint (or similar software)
  • Access (or similar software)
  • TeamMate (or other audit management software)
  • None of the above
6 From the description below, choose the response(s) that describe your experience with Microsoft Excel (or similar software). Answer to this question is required
  • Basic spreadsheet and formula knowledge
  • Ability to link spreadsheets
  • Ability to use advanced formulas
  • Ability to use pivot tables
  • None
7 I have performed the following work assignments. Select all that apply. The experience can be in an academic or work environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Research and summarize information from a variety of sources to prepare papers, reports or other similar documents
  • Search files, documents, or other sources for informational materials to prepare responses to inquiries, briefing packages or for background information
  • Collect, prepare and format data from personal research
  • I have analyzed data performing a root cause analysis and reporting the results of the data analysis.
  • None of the above
8 I have experience performing the following analytical and evaluative activities: Answer to this question is required
  • I have applied fact-finding, analytical, and investigative techniques while participating in audits/evaluations
  • I have participated in audit/evaluation interviews to obtain information on program missions, functions, procedures, and data
  • I have used qualitative and quantitative methods, and other statistical approaches and techniques to perform audit/evaluation reviews
  • None of the above