Auditor


Vacancy ID: 835487   Announcement Number: 13-013-MP   USAJOBS Control Number: 336884500

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1. Title of Job

Auditor
2. Biographic Data

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4. Work Information

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10. Lowest Grade

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Auditor

21. Geographic Availability

110000001 District of Columbia, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the following descriptions, please select the one (1) statement that best describes your education that qualifies you for the Auditor, GS-11/12 position.

A. I possess a degree in accounting or 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.")
B. I possess a 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. My background includes at least one of the following: a) Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; OR, b) A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; OR, c) 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 answer a, provided that (1) you have successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (2) 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 answer a ; and (3) 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. (Please refer to the vacancy announcement (other information, item 4) for complete information on combining education and experience.)
C. I do not meet the qualification requirements above.

2. From the following descriptions, please select the one (1) statement that best describes your experience that qualifies you for the Auditor, GS-11 position.

A. I possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, for example: independently working on segments of audits; preparing workpapers; using automated audit software to gather and manipulate information and analyze data; participate in entrance and exit interviews; prepare findings and other audit products; drafting portions of reports.
B. I possess 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
C. I possess a combination of education and experience equaling 100% of the requirement for this grade level. (Please refer to the vacancy announcement (other information, item 4) for complete information on combining experience and education).
D. I do not meet the qualification requirements above.

3. From the following descriptions, please select the one (1) statement that best describes your experience that qualifies you for the Auditor, GS-12 position.

A. I possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, for example: independent completion of audits with limited supervision; preparing workpapers; prepare and present findings and other audit products to agency officials; providing explanation of conclusions and justifications; completion of reports to be distributed to agency officials.
B. I do not meet the qualification requirements above.

4. I possess experience in planning and conducting performance and/or financial-related audits.

A. Yes
B. No

5. Select the option that best describes your education, training or experience in the application of principles, concepts, and guidelines prescribed by OMB Circulars related to Grants and Cooperative Agreements, Cost Principles, and Administrative Requirements, (including the Single Audit Act).

A. I have had education or training on this task, but have not performed it on the job.
B. I have performed this task as a regular part of my job.
C. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

6. Select the option that best describes your education, training or experience in the application of principles, concepts, and/or guidelines prescribed by OMB Circulars.

A. I have had education or training on this task, but have not performed it on the job.
B. I have performed this task as a regular part of my job.
C. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

7. Select the option that best describes your education, training or experience concerning non-profit accounting principles/practices.

A. I have had education or training on this task, but have not performed it on the job.
B. I have performed this task as a regular part of my job.
C. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

8. I have performed the following tasks below as part of my recurring duties. (Select all that apply)

A. Planned and carried out projects to improve the efficiency and productivity of organizations and employees.
B. Identified, analyzed, and made recommendations to resolve conventional problems and situations.
C. Participated in studies of organizations or in the evaluation of program effectiveness at the operational level.
D. Developed detailed procedures and guidelines to supplement established financial or program guidance.
E. None of the above.

9. I have planned and performed the following tasks as it relates to research and analysis. (Select all that apply)

A. Conducted operational/financial studies, providing recommendations for needed revisions in applicable policies and procedures.
B. Consolidated the results of analysis into an overall report for presentation to management.
C. Conducted follow-up surveys on approved reports or actions to detect any problems.
D. Conducted comprehensive studies concerned with the identification of operational elements.
E. None of the above.

Please elaborate on your response to question 8.

10. I have performed the following function(s) on projects for which I have been assigned responsibility. (Select all that apply)

A. Assisted in establishing the objectives, scope, methodology, milestones, and resource requirements.
B. Executed specific tasks assigned to me.
C. Completed work with technical adequacy and in conformance with applicable professional standards, such as Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.
D. Ensured milestones were timely met for the tasks assigned to me.
E. Resolved conflicts, differences, or problems in gathering program information.
F. Assisted other project team members to achieve desired results.
G. Kept supervisors regularly apprised of the progress and results.
H. None of the above.

11. Select the types of projects in which you have experience. (Select all that apply)

A. Performance audits.
B. Financial statement audits.
C. Internal audits.
D. OMB Circular A-133 audits.
E. Information System/Technology-Related Audits
F. Inspections/Evaluations
G. None of the above.

12. I have experience planning research with responsibility for developing work programs and guides. (Select all that apply)

A. Developed the research plan/program.
B. Assigned work.
C. Identified locations.
D. Determined appropriate tests to apply.
E. Adjusted the methodology when necessary.
F. None of the above.

Please elaborate on your response to question 11.

13. I have routinely and successfully applied the following interpersonal communication skills at work. (Select all that apply)

A. Facilitated the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties when cooperation was needed in order to complete my assigned work.
B. Interacted effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arose that caused shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
C. Provided direction, guidance, or instruction to lower grade professional staff.
D. Diffused confrontational contact with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
E. None of the above.

Please elaborate on your response to question 12.

14. Select the option that best describes your experience conducting interviews with officials and staff of an organization to obtain information about organizational missions, functions and work procedures.

A. I routinely conduct interviews with an organization's officials and staff to obtain information about their organization.
B. I occasionally conduct interviews with an organization's officials and staff to obtain information about their organization.
C. I seldom conduct interviews with an organization's officials and staff to obtain information about their organization.
D. I never conduct interviews with an organization's officials and staff to obtain information about their organization.

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

A. Statistical sampling.
B. Structured questionnaires.
C. Computer assisted audit techniques (CAATs).
D. None of the above.

IVE: Please elaborate on your response to question 14.

16. I have planned audits in a program or operation not previously subject to audit.

A. Yes
B. No

17. If yes, what part(s) of the planning did you perform? (Select all that apply)

A. Defined the audit objectives.
B. Researched the applicable laws, regulations, or performance benchmarks.
C. Researched past studies or evaluations of the program or operation.
D. Determined the resources available to the program or operation and the key outputs and outcomes.
E. Determined the internal controls that were significant to the audit objectives.
F. Assessed the risk of fraud or other non-compliance with laws and regulations.
G. None of the above.

18. I have performed the following leadership functions on audits and/or evaluations that I have led as a regular, recurring part of my job. (Select all that apply)

A. Established milestones, and resource requirements consistent with the project objectives, scope, methodology,
B. Assigned tasks to project team members.
C. Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and conformance with professional standards.
D. Followed up with project team members to ensure milestones were timely met.
E. Resolved conflicts, differences, or problems among project team members.
F. Coached and mentored project team members to achieve desired results.
G. Kept key stakeholders regularly apprised of progress and results.
H. None of the above.

19. I have performed the following function(s) on projects for which I have been assigned responsibility. (Select all that apply)

A. Presented segments of opening conferences, status briefings, and closing conferences with senior management.
B. Drafted findings and recommendations.
C. Summarized the results of ongoing/completed work for the purposes of communicating in a format other than a traditional report.
D. None of the above.

20. I have initiated the following forms of written communication as a regular, recurring part of my job. (Select all that apply)

A. Audit findings.
B. Correspondence signed by management.
C. Comments to proposed legislation, regulations, policies, or procedures.
D. Topical memoranda for inter-office use.
E. Projects/job proposals for an organization's annual plan.
F. None of the above.

21. I have performed the following leadership functions on audits and/or evaluations that I have led as a regular, recurring part of my job. (Select all that apply)

A. Led opening conferences, status briefings, and exit conferences with senior management.
B. Drafted or reviewed the final product.
C. Summarized the results of ongoing/completed work for the purposes of communicating in a format other than a traditional written report.
D. None of the above.

22. I have prepared the following forms of written communication as a regular part of my job. (Select all that apply)

A. Records of interviews.
B. Audit/Inspection/Evaluation reports.
C. Projects/job proposals for the organization's annual plan.
D. Summaries of work performed.
E. None of the above.

23. I have 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 were grammatically correct. (Select all that apply)

A. Audit/Inspection/Evaluation reports
B. Comments to proposed legislation or regulations
C. Policy/procedure manuals
D. Projects/job proposals for the organization's annual plan
E. Summaries of work performed
F. None of the above

24. I have experience with training others on professional subjects.

A. Yes
B. No

25. If yes, what types of professional training activities have you performed?

A. Presented at professional conferences or seminars
B. Presented at internal (in-house) conferences or seminars
C. Taught/facilitated continuing professional education courses at a training institute
D. Taught college courses in accounting, auditing, or other business subjects
E. None of the above

26. Have you, on a regular and recurring basis, provided input as a team leader on performance evaluations for subordinate professional staff?

A. Yes
B. No

27. I am eligible for a Special Hiring Authority for non-competitive appointment based on one of the following selections. (If you select this option, you must indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking on your application and provide appropriate documentation supporting your eligibility).

A. Authorized persons who are severely disabled, such as certain veterans.
B. Returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or VISTA.
C. I am not eligible under special hiring authority.