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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

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Grade: All Grades

1 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
  • No
2

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.

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 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.
3

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.

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Education Requirements: Degree: 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 accounting/auditing 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.

OR

Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting/auditing combination of accounting/auditing, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting/auditing. The applicant's background must also include one of the following: Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or 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 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. (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 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 at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or a combination of accounting experience, college level education, and training and have completed the requirements for a degree that included substantial work in accounting (15 semester hours business law/finance not included) plus I've worked at the full performance level in accounting/auditing. Note: To determine qualifications under this option a panel of at least 2 accountants will review your resume and determine if your experience and educations meets the required professional accounting knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or combination of education and work experience under any of the choices above.
Specialized experience: For the GS-14, 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 is defined as:

- Planning and coordination of audits and evaluations; AND
- Providing advisory and guidance on auditing and/or financial management activities; AND
- Resolving complex auditing/financial management problems; AND
- Communicating in writing and in person to a variety of audiences; AND
- Managing/leading professionals in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.
5 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-13 level as described above.
  • I do not have one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
6 Select the statement that best describe your experience in a leadership position where you directed the work of a team of people accomplishing a task. Answer to this question is required
  • I have held a supervisory position where I assigned work tasks and checked on the progress and quality of the work.
  • I have held a team lead position, where I handed work tasks out, but also took on some of the tasks myself. I checked on the progress and quality of the work of others as they completed the tasks.
  • I have been a member of a team, not in an official work leadership position, but the quality of my work and my productivity lead others to seek my advice on work related issues.
  • I have never been in a position of leadership.
7 From the following list, select all the responses that best describe your experience managing work assignments in a team environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Resolving competing or conflicting interests among parties when cooperation was needed in order to complete my assigned work.
  • Successfully completing assignments when faced with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events that cause shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  • Providing direction, guidance, or instruction to lower grade professional staff.
  • Diffusing confrontational contact with colleagues who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • None of the above.
8 I have orchestrated the effective accomplishment of audit plans to meet office goals. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Please give the dates where this experience is found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
10 I have overseen the professional development and training of the staff to meet training and mission requirements. Answer to this question is required
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  • No
11 Please give the dates where this experience is found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
12 I have critiqued the performance of subordinates to evaluate, review, and reward. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Please give the dates where this experience is found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
14 I have directed the development of written presentations that influence or persuade key executives and/or management officials to accept or encourage change that will improve operations. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Please give the dates where this experience is found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
16 I have demonstrated experience using auditing theory to provide audit advice and technical direction to audit staff in applying Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 Please give the dates where this experience is found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
18 I have analyzed staff completed working papers to recognize major issues/problems, make effective decisions and coordinate development of an effective strategy to achieve resolution of problems and to ensure compliance with applicable auditing standards and regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
19 Please give the dates where this experience is found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
20 I have reviewed, provided feedback, and approved audit programs developed by staff. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 Please give the dates where this experience is found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
22 I have interpreted the applicability of the Federal Acquisition Regulations, grant policy, or other acquisition and grant related requirements as it pertains to subject matters under audit. Answer to this question is required
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  • No
23 Please give the dates where this experience is found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
24 I have directed development of and made oral briefings and presentations that influenced or persuaded key executives and/or high-level management officials within the organization to accept and/or to encourage change that will improve operations. Answer to this question is required
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  • No
25 Please give the dates where this experience is found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
26 I have persuaded acquisition, grants, management officials, and/or department officials via written communication to accept controversial observations, findings, and recommendations. Answer to this question is required
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  • No
27 Please give the dates where this experience is found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
28 I have addressed problems that hinder timely completion of work to meet customer needs while ensuring audit quality. Answer to this question is required
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  • No
29 Please give the dates where this experience is found in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required