Auditor


Vacancy ID: 1783588   Announcement Number: IG-16-1783588-PNO-MP   USAJOBS Control Number: 448446800

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1783588
1. Title of Job

Auditor
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date


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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties


001 Auditor

21. Geographic Availability


510040510 Alexandria, VA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience



24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment in the Federal Government or Status for referral consideration. Please respond yes or no to the following questions. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THESE QUESTIONS WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBILE RATING. NOTE: You must submit the required documentation to verify your eligibility as indicated below. Failure to provide the required documents will render you not eligible for consideration. See instructions under the "How to Apply" tab for submitting documentation.

A- Yes
B- No

1. Current Department of Defense (DOD) IG Civilian Employee - I am a current DOD IG employee with competitive status (includes DOD IG employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment). (SF-50 block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1") (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

2. DoD Transfer - I am currently employed as a permanent career or career-conditional DoD (i.e., Air Force, Navy, Marines, DLA, DFAS, or DoDEA) employee in the competitive service. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

3. Non-DoD Transfer - I am currently employed as a permanent career or career-conditional Non-DoD (e.g., Dept of Labor, VA) employee in the competitive service. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

4. Reinstatement - I am a former Federal service employee who attained career status on a permanent, competitive status appointment OR had obtained career-conditional status and am within three years of the date of separation. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

5. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) - I am a current or former Federal employee displaced from a position in a Non-DoD Federal agency (e.g. IRS, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) in the same local commuting area of this vacancy. I have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent. Applicants eligible under ICTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and if they are found to be well-qualified for this vacancy. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this statement, you MUST submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. Also, you must submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record along with your application/resume package.)

6. Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) - I am a veteran who served 3 or more years of continuous active duty service in the military [NOTE: if released shortly, (i.e., within 90 days) before completing a 3-year tour, you are considered to meet this eligibility]; OR I am a preference eligible; AND my discharge was performed under honorable conditions. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your Member 4, DD Form 214 and proof of any preference eligibility along with your application/resume package.)

7. 30% Disabled Veteran - I am a disabled veteran rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as having a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more or a disabled veteran who retired from active military service with a disability rating of 30% or more; AND my discharge was under conditions other than dishonorable. [NOTE: If you respond "yes" to this statement, you MUST submit a copy of your Member 4, DD Form 214, documenting final military discharge, release or retirement (your DD Form 214 must reflect the dates of service, character of discharge, and time lost, if any), the Standard Form 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and the documentation required as indicated on that form.]

8. Current Military Spouse - I am a current Military Spouse that has registered within this commuting area for this job title and grade and matched for this vacancy through the Priority Placement Program (PPP). (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit your supporting documents along with your application/resume package).

9. Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) - I am currently serving on a NAFI or Army Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) position without time limitation; or I have been involuntarily separated from such an appointment without personal cause within the preceding year; AND, I have been serving or have served in such a position continuously for at least one year. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent personnel action form and a prior personnel action form which will reflect at least one year of continuous service as a NAF/AAFES employee along with your application/resume package.)

10. Persons with Disability - I am eligible for this hiring category. Note: eligibility for this category is: if you are an individual with mental retardation; a severe physical disability; or a psychiatric impairment which has been certified by a licensed medical professional, vocational rehabilitation specialist or any other Federal, State or District of Columbia agency that issues or provides disability benefits. Supporting documentation: a letter, record or statement issued from a licensed medical professional, vocational rehabilitation specialist or any other Federal or State agency that issues or provides disability benefits. Certification of job readiness may also be requested. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit documents supporting your claim with your application/resume package.)

11. Family Member Preference for Overseas Employment- I am the spouse or unmarried child (including stepchildren, adopted children, and foster children) not more than 23 years of age residing with a US citizen civilian employee (sponsor), who accompanied my civilian sponsor on a permanent change of station (PCS) move. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you must submit a copy of PCS Orders, area clearance, or command sponsorship letter along with your application/resume package. Additionally, verification of Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) status will be required for positions located in Japan and Korea.

12. Other SHA - I am eligible to apply under another authority not listed here (e.g. completion of Peace Corps, VISTA, etc.). NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you must submit all the required documents showing your eligibility.

13. Other- I am currently on a permanent position which is equivalent to at least the (grade of the position) level (or higher) in the federal service; however, I am an employee for a federal agency which has an interchange agreement with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, or with a federal agency covered under other special appointing authorities or agreements (e.g., TSA, U.S. Postal Service, FAA, etc.). NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent career/career conditional SF-50, or equivalent employment document along with your application/resume package.

14. Executive Order (EO) 12721- I was employed overseas as an Appropriated Fund employee and am eligible to apply in accordance with EO 12721. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you must submit all the required documents as shown in this announcement under "Required Documents," along with your application/resume package.

15. Military Spouse under Executive Order 13473 - I am the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who has been issued orders for a permanent change of station (PCS) and I am indicated on the PCS orders; and I have been married to the military member on, or prior to the date of my spouse's PCS orders; and I am relocating with my spouse to the new duty location; and I have not been appointed using this authority under these orders. -OR- I am the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who retired with a disability rating at the time of retirement of 100 percent; or retired or separated from the Armed Forces and has a disability rating of 100 percent from the Dept of Veterans Affairs. -OR- I am the un-remarried widow or widower of a member of the Armed Forces killed while in active duty status. (NOTE 1: Spouses are eligible for a noncompetitive appointment under this authority for a maximum of 2 years from the date of the service member's permanent change of station orders. NOTE 2: For current military spouse's this appointment authority is limited to the geographical area of the PCS orders and is limited to one permanent appointment per PCS orders. For spouses of 100 percent disabled veterans or widows/widowers this authority is not limited to a geographical area and there is not a limit to the number of appointments under this authority. NOTE 3: You must include a copy of your spouse's PCS orders, or VA disability rating, or DD-1300 and Death Certificate, as applicable.

16. I am a retired Federal employee receiving an annuity from the Office of Personnel Management. NOTE: If you answered yes to this question, attach a copy of your retirement Standard Form 50 to your application.

1. Please indicate whether you meet the positive education requirement for this position.

A. I have a 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 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 have 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. Your background must also include one of the following: 24 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 a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; 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, 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.
C. I do not meet this requirement.

Thank you for your interest in this Auditor position with the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General.Your resume and the responses you provide to this assessment questionnaire will be used to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Your responses MUST be supported by the information you provide in your resume. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit your application. Deliberate attempts to falsify your information may be grounds for not selecting you, removal if selected for the position/agency or other disciplinary action.

2. I have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service. Specialized experience demonstrates skill in the following areas: Analyzing work related to developing and executing audit/attestation engagement policies and programs; working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, conducting performance audits, financial-related audits, and attestation engagements, including internal control system reviews, cost accounting standard reviews, forward pricing audits, incurred cost audit and other types of contract audits; conducting quality assurance reviews of audits and attestation engagements; providing written evaluations of audit and attestation engagement work and reports; and writing reports and other products providing overall review results and recommendations.

A. Yes
B. No

3. I have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service. Specialized experience demonstrates skill in the following areas: Analyzing work related to developing and executing audit/attestation engagement policies and programs; working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, conducting highly complex performance audits, financial-related audits, and attestation engagements, including internal control system reviews, cost accounting standard reviews, forward pricing audits, incurred cost audits and other types of contract audits; conducting quality assurance reviews of audits and attestation engagements; providing written evaluations of audit and attestation engagement work and reports; and writing reports and other products providing overall review results and recommendations.

A. Yes
B. No

Time-in-grade is the 52-week requirement Federal employees in competitive service General Schedule (GS) positions must serve before they are eligible for promotion (advancement) to the next grade level. Your answer to the question in this section will indicate you possess the time in grade required or if it does not apply.

4. Time in Grade: Do you have at least 52 weeks' time in grade at the GS-12 level or equivalent?

A. Yes
B. No

5. Time in Grade: Do you have at least 52 weeks' time in grade at the GS-13 level or equivalent?

A. Yes
B. No


6. This position requires a security clearance at the Secret level. Do you possess, or are you willing to obtain and maintain throughout the length of the appointment, a Secret clearance?

A. Yes
B. No

7. This position requires you to submit to random drug testing. Are you willing to undergo regular urinalysis drug tests?

A. Yes
B. No

8. This position requires travel to other duty locations approximately 25% of the time. Are you able to travel to other duty locations 25% of the time?

A. Yes
B. No

9. Skill in identifying and developing potential audit areas for project planning, and the approach and resources required to implement the plan

A. I demonstrated substantive experience in the annual team planning process (strategic planning) and individual project planning (operational planning). I regularly participated in or led the preparation of annual plans that included: identifying potential audits, attestation engagements, or other projects; and preparing fact sheets that included identifying risks, benefits, and required resources. I also have extensive experience on complex audits or attestation engagements including planning, assessing and monitoring progress, and recognizing revisions to approved plans where needed and recommending appropriate solutions. Complex audits or attestation engagements are defined as (i) involving multi-sites, departments, agencies, services, or programs; (ii) reviewing major DOD acquisitions, procurements, contracts, or programs; or (iii) evaluating internal control systems, incurred cost submissions, pricing proposals, or other complex contract audits of major DOD contractors.
B. I have experience in the annual team planning process (strategic planning) or individual project planning (operational planning). I have some experience in the preparation of annual plans that included: identifying potential audits, attestation engagements, or other projects; or preparing fact sheets that included identifying risks, benefits, and required resources. I have also regularly performed complex audits or attestation engagements including planning, assessing and monitoring progress, or recognizing revisions to approved plans where needed and recommending appropriate solutions. Complex audits or attestation engagements are defined as (i) involving multi-sites, departments, agencies, services, or programs; (ii) reviewing major DOD acquisitions, procurements, contracts, or programs; or (iii) evaluating internal control systems, incurred cost submissions, pricing proposals, or other complex contract audits of major DOD contractors.
C. I have limited experience in the annual team planning process (strategic planning) or individual project planning (operational planning). I occasionally participated in the preparation of annual plans that included: identifying potential audits, attestation engagements, or other projects; or preparing fact sheets that included identifying risks, benefits, and required resources. I have also performed complex audits or attestation engagements including planning, assessing and monitoring progress, recognizing revisions to approved plans where needed or recommending appropriate solutions. Complex audits or attestation engagements are defined as (i) involving multi-sites, departments, agencies, services, or programs; (ii) reviewing major DOD acquisitions, procurements, contracts, or programs; or (iii) evaluating internal control systems, incurred cost submissions, pricing proposals, or other complex contract audits of major DOD contractors.
D. I do not meet any of the above.

10. Skill in conducting complex audits or attestation engagements including project planning, fieldwork, documentation, identification and development of findings and recommendations, and follow-up activities.

A. I demonstrated substantive experience in planning, performing, and follow-up for complex audits or attestation engagements. I regularly participated in or led the preparation of a project plan to ensure that planned project work met all project objectives; based on a well-thought out risk assessment; and available resources. During the project, I have also recommended revised, expanded, or deleted project plan steps when appropriate. In addition, I have extensive experience in performing and documenting field work on complex audits including implementation of the planned approach or steps, development of findings, and sufficient documentation of work performed to support findings, conclusions, and opinions without requiring additional verbal explanations. I have developed findings using criteria, condition, cause, and effect and recommended appropriate corrective actions. I also have performed appropriate follow up to assess the implementation of corrective actions and its effectiveness. Complex audits are defined as projects performed in compliance with government auditing standards (i) involving multi-sites, departments, agencies, services, or programs; (ii) reviewing major DOD acquisitions, procurements, contracts, or programs; or (iii) evaluating internal control systems, incurred cost submissions, pricing proposals, or other complex contract audits of major DOD contractors.
B. I demonstrated experience in planning, performing, and follow-up for complex audits or attestation engagements. I regularly participated in the preparation of a project plan to ensure that planned project work met all project objectives; based on an acceptable risk assessment; and available resources. In addition, I regularly performed and documented field work on complex audits including implementation of the planned approach or steps, development of findings, and documentation of work performed to support findings, conclusions, and opinions. I have developed findings using criteria, condition, cause, and effect and recommended appropriate corrective actions and performed some follow up of corrective actions. Complex audits are defined as projects performed in compliance with government auditing standards (i) involving multi-sites, departments, agencies, services, or programs; (ii) reviewing major DOD acquisitions, procurements, contracts, or programs; or (iii) evaluating internal control systems, incurred cost submissions, pricing proposals, or other complex contract audits of major DOD contractors.
C. I have some experience in planning, performing, and follow-up for complex audits or attestation engagements. I occasionally participated in the preparation of a project plan to ensure that planned project work met some of the project objectives; was based on an acceptable risk assessment; or considered available resources. In addition, I have some experience in performing and documenting field work on complex audits including implementation of the planned approach or steps, development of findings, and documentation of work performed to support findings, conclusions, and opinions. I have developed findings and recommended corrective actions. Complex audits are defined as projects performed in compliance with government auditing standards (i) involving multi-sites, departments, agencies, services, or programs; (ii) reviewing major DOD acquisitions, procurements, contracts, or programs; or (iii) evaluating internal control systems, incurred cost submissions, pricing proposals, or other complex contract audits of major DOD contractors.
D. I do not meet any of the above.

11. Skill in interpreting, applying, and revising professional standards, laws, regulations, policies, procedures, directives, instructions, and other criteria and in making recommendations when appropriate.

A. I demonstrated substantive experience in application, interpretation, or revision of professional standards, laws, regulations, policies, procedures, directives, or instructions. I have extensive experience in identification and interpretation of appropriate criteria for a project, assignment or other assigned task. I regularly researched complex topics involving professional standards, laws, regulations, policies, or procedures to determine the suitability or applicability of criteria to potential project findings. I also have substantial experience evaluating professional standards, laws, regulations, policies, or procedures and recommending appropriate revisions to improve overall DOD programs and operations. I have justified proposed revisions when challenged.
B. I demonstrated experience in application, interpretation, or revision of professional standards, laws, regulations, policies, procedures, directives, or instructions. I have experience in identification and interpretation of appropriate criteria for a project, assignment or other assigned task. I occasionally researched complex topics involving professional standards, laws, regulations, policies, or procedures to determine the suitability and applicability of criteria to potential project findings.
C. I have limited experience in application, interpretation, or revision of professional standards, laws, regulations, policies, procedures, directives, or instructions. I have experience in identification or interpretation of appropriate criteria for a project, assignment or other assigned task.
D. I do not meet any of the above.

12. Ability to write and manage the development of a wide range of written products including reports, review documentation, policies, procedures, regulations, instructions, and directives.

A. I demonstrated substantive experience in writing independently or with a team various types of products. I regularly drafted reports, letters, memorandums, project documentation, policies, procedures, regulations, instructions, directives, or other products that required minimal revisions prior to issuance. Minimal revisions include both editorial and technical content. I also have extensive experience determining the appropriate product or format to use for specific situations implementing DOD correspondence guidance or other agency guidance. Additionally, I have demonstrated extensive experience using a findings paragraph approach (condition, cause and effect) in reports. I have accurately established and implemented a process with established milestones resulting in timely issuance of assigned written products.
B. I demonstrated experience in writing independently or with a team various types of products. I drafted reports, letters, memorandums, project documentation, policies, procedures, regulations, instructions, directives, or other products that required minimal revisions prior to issuance. I have demonstrated some experience using a findings paragraph approach (condition, cause and effect) in reports. I have experience establishing interim milestones to meet report due dates.
C. I have experience in writing independently or with a team various types of products. I drafted reports, letters, memorandums, project documentation or other products that required some revisions prior to issuance. I have some experience writing reports with findings or identifying deficiencies or familiarity with using a findings paragraph approach (condition, cause, and effect) in reports.
D. I do not meet any of the above.

13. Ability to communicate verbally including presentations and support of findings, recommendations, and alternative actions to senior level management and internal and external stakeholders.

A. I demonstrated substantive experience in formal communications with senior level agency managers and other DOD managers and external stakeholders. I briefed managers at the Senior Executive Service (SES) level on planned, in-process, or completed projects and reports, including audit policy issues. I easily answered questions and provided convincing arguments to justify conclusions. I also have extensive experience verbally communicating with other DOD or external stakeholders including senior leadership or technical experts. This includes formal presentations with appropriate presentation materials. I also demonstrated the ability to answer technical questions concerning audit areas and related professional standards so that a wide range of individuals, both auditors and non-auditors, understood the response and applied the advice provided when appropriate.
B. I demonstrated experience in formal communications with senior level agency managers, other DOD managers or external stakeholders. I occasionally briefed upper level managers on planned, in-process, or completed projects or reports. I also have experience verbally communicating with other DOD or external stakeholders. Experience includes formal presentations with appropriate presentation materials at professional conferences, training sessions, or formal upper management meetings. I also have the ability to answer technical questions concerning audit areas or related professional standards.
C. I have experience in formal communications with upper level agency managers, other DOD managers or external stakeholders. I have given presentations at staff conference, training sessions, professional conferences, or a similar venue. I also have the ability to answer technical questions concerning audit areas or related professional standards.
D. I do not meet any of the above.

14. Knowledge of and ability to apply auditing and accounting principles, theories, techniques, and standards including generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS)

A. I demonstrated substantive experience in interpreting and applying professional standards, auditing and accounting principles, theories, or techniques. I have substantive experience in applying auditing skills, techniques and standards on a wide variety of complex audits and attestation engagements. Additionally, I have experience reviewing the work of other auditors for compliance with applicable standards or policies and procedures as part of a quality assurance review or other quality control process. I also have experience correctly determining the appropriate audit or attestation engagement standard or accounting principle to apply in non-routine situations. I have participated on agency-wide, DOD-wide, or government-wide working groups relating to implementation, or revision of auditing or attestation engagement standards or government accounting principles. Complex audits are defined as projects performed in compliance with government auditing standards (i) involving multi-sites, departments, agencies, services, or programs; (ii) reviewing major DOD acquisitions, procurements, contracts, or programs; or (iii) evaluating internal control systems, incurred cost submissions, pricing proposals, or other complex contract audits of major DOD contractors.
B. I demonstrated experience in interpreting and applying professional standards, auditing and accounting principles, theories, or techniques. I have experience in applying auditing skills, techniques and standards on a wide variety of complex audits and attestation engagements. Additionally, I have experience reviewing the work of other auditors for compliance with applicable standards or policies and procedures. I have provided support to an agency-wide, DOD-wide, or government-wide working groups relating to implementation, or revision of auditing or attestation engagement standards or government accounting principles by performing research, gathering information, or other applicable task. Complex audits are defined as projects performed in compliance with government auditing standards (i) involving multi-sites, departments, agencies, services, or programs; (ii) reviewing major DOD acquisitions, procurements, contracts, or programs; or (iii) evaluating internal control systems, incurred cost submissions, pricing proposals, or other complex contract audits of major DOD contractors.
C. I have experience in interpreting and applying professional standards, auditing and accounting principles, theories, or techniques. I have limited experience reviewing the work of other auditors for compliance with applicable standards or policies and procedures such as when implementing an internal quality control procedure like an independent reference review or an informal work team peer review.
D. I do not meet any of the above.

15. Your rating in this Occupational Questionnaire is subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume and documents you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency, or other disciplinary action. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: Understand this warning; have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy; and verified that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I certify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire, my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.