Auditor or Program Analyst (Audit Evaluator)


Vacancy ID: 1823668   Announcement Number: 2017-05-1823668-KC/DO   USAJOBS Control Number: 453175900

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The Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) is 1823668.
1. Title of Job

Auditor or Program Analyst (Audit Evaluator)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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11. Miscellaneous 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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17. Service Computation 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
002 Program Analyst (Audit Evaluator)

21. Geographic Availability


080600031 Denver, CO
240130031 Bethesda, MD
510100013 Arlington, VA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience



24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

From the descriptions below, select the one statement that best describes how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

1. Are you a citizen of the United States of America or a citizen of American Samoa or other territory owing permanent allegiance to the United States??

A. Yes (You will be required to submit proof of citizenship if considered for this position, i.e. Birth Certificate or U.S. Passport.)
B. No

2. Do you possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university? (SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)

A. Yes
B. No

3. Do you have at least 4 years of specialized experience conducting program and performance audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of programs, functions, and operations? (YOUR RESUME MUST REFLECT WHERE, WHEN, AND HOW YOU GAINED THIS EXPERIENCE)

A. Yes
B. No

4. Do you have specialized audit experience to include auditing of Network Processing, Transportation, Finance, Cost, Pricing and Investments, Supply Management and Facilities, Human Resources and Support, Delivery, Marketing Initiatives, Retail, Marketing and International, and Technology? (YOUR RESUME MUST REFLECT WHERE, WHEN, AND HOW YOU GAINED THIS EXPERIENCE)

A. Yes
B. No


USPS OIG officials may not appoint any of their relatives or recommend them for appointment in the OIG. Any relative who is appointed in violation of this restriction cannot be paid. Thus it is necessary to have information about your relatives who are working for the USPS OIG. These include: mother, father, daughter, son, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, first cousin, niece, nephew, wife, husband, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepdaughter, stepson, stepsister, stepbrother, half-sister, and half-brother.

5. Does the US Postal Service or the USPS Office of Inspector General employ any relative of yours by blood or marriage? If you answer "Yes" to this question, provide the following information in the section provided for such relatives:

(1) Full name; (2) Present address and ZIP Code; (3) Relationship; (4) Position title; (5) Name and location of USPS OIG installation where employed.

A. Yes (Provide information listed above.)
B. No

From the descriptions below, select the one statement that best describes how you meet the desirable qualifications for this position.

6. Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or any other related degree that includes 24 semester hours of accounting? (YOUR MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF THE DEGREE OR TRANSCRIPTS)

A. Yes
B. No


7. Do you have an advanced degree in accounting or any other related business degree that includes 24 semester hours of accounting, or a minor in Economics, Communications, Political Science, or Information Technology? (YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF THE DEGREE OR TRANSCRIPTS)

A. Yes
B. No

8. Do you have a Professional Certification, such as CPA, CIA, Six Sigma, SAP FSCM, CPIM, FSCM, CFCM, CPCM etc..? (SUBMIT COPY)

A. Yes
B. No

9. Do you have experience in TeamMate? (YOUR RESUME MUST REFLECT WHERE, WHEN, AND HOW YOU GAINED THIS EXPERIENCE)

A. Yes
B. No


YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A NARRATIVE SECTION AFTER EACH EVALUATION FACTOR QUESTIONNAIRE IN WHICH YOU MUST FULLY EXPLAIN HOW, WHEN, AND WHERE YOU GAINED THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES AS LISTED IN EACH OF THE EVALUATION FACTORS.

In each narrative section you must also indicate the reference person(s) who could verify your achievements. Include their full name and phone number. Your supervisor may also be contacted to verify any work-related statements you write.
You will no longer be considered for this position if you: fail to respond to all of the questions in the self-assessment questionnaire; fail to address a factor in the narrative section or state "see resume" or similar language; receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor; fail to attach all required documentation; if your application materials indicate that you are not minimally-qualified for this position; or if you fail to qualify on the interview and/or writing assessment.

EVALUATION FACTOR ONE - Principles of Accounting/Auditing -Knowledge of generally accepted accounting and auditing principles; auditing concepts, methodologies, procedures, analytical techniques, and internal control reviews.

Your resume MUST reflect that you have experience, knowledge, and/or skills in each of the following Evaluation Factors.

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following each task that best describes your experience and/or training. Your resume must support your answers or your overall rating may be negatively impacted. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- No experience -I do not have documented auditing education, training, and program and performance auditing experience in performing this task.
B- Novice - I have had documented auditing education and training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- Intermediate - I am proficient in this task. I have had at least four years of documented program and performance auditing in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards and have performed this task on the job. I possess documented auditing education and training. My work in this area was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures. I will provide specifics of my high qualification in the area and include my reference's name(s), title and contact telephone number in the Qualification Factor section for verification.
D- Advanced - I am skilled in this task. I have had at least four years of documented program and performance auditing in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards and have performed this task on the job. I possess documented auditing education and training. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee, while I ensure compliance with proper procedures. I will provide specifics of my high qualification in the area and include my reference's name(s), title and contact telephone number in the Qualification Factor section for verification.
E- Mastery - I am an expert in performing this task; as an expert, I am a practicing program or performance auditor with over four years of auditing experience in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I am normally an individual who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task. I possess documented auditing education and training, and program and performance auditing work experience using Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards in performing this task and have performed this task on the job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee, while I ensure compliance with proper procedures. I will provide specifics of my high qualification in the area and include my reference's name(s), title and contact telephone number in the Qualification Factor section for verification.

10. Apply principles, concepts, techniques, and guidelines in the area of auditing

11. Perform reviews to ensure that an organization's operations are consistent with internal and external policies, regulations, or laws

12. Examine records and interview workers to ensure recording of transactions and compliance with laws and regulations.

13. Prepare, analyze, and verify annual reports, financial statements, and other records, using accepted accounting and statistical procedures to assess financial condition and facilitate financial planning.

QUALIFICATION FACTOR NARRATIVE FOR PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING/AUDITING If you answered the assessment questions above for this qualification factor with B, C, D, or E, please describe in the section below your accomplishments that support your self-rating. Include the name, title and telephone number of at least one reference.

14. Develop audit programs, design test plans, and sampling methodologies for both compliance and performance audits

15. Collect and analyze data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies

16. Inspect program and performance systems for efficiency, effectiveness, and use of accepted auditing procedures to record transactions

QUALIFICATION FACTOR NARRATIVE FOR AUDITING - If you answered the assessment questions above for this qualification factor with B, C, D, or E, please describe in the section below your accomplishments that support your self-rating. Include the name, title and telephone number of at least one reference.

Audit Reporting - Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques used to report audit findings (criteria, condition, cause, effect, and recommendation).

17. Report audit results to management and recommend changes in operations and financial activities

18. Use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards

19. Examine and evaluate program and information systems, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity

QUALIFICATION FACTOR NARRATIVE FOR AUDIT REPORTING- If you answered the assessment questions above for this qualification factor with B, C, D, or E, please describe in the section below your accomplishments that support your self-rating. Include the name, title and telephone number of at least one reference.

Performance Measurement - Knowledge of the principles and methods for evaluating program or organizational performance using financial and nonfinancial measures, including identification of evaluation factors (for example, workload, personnel requirements), metrics, and outcomes.

20. Perform performance evaluations that assess the efficiency and effectiveness of programs and evaluate best practices in other government agencies or industry

21. Examine and evaluate programs, operations and information systems, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity

22. Identify measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

23. Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

QUALIFICATION FACTOR NARRATIVE FOR PERFORMANCE MEASURES- If you answered the assessment questions above for this qualification factor with B, C, D, or E, please describe in the section below your accomplishments that support your self-rating. Include the name, title and telephone number of at least one reference.

Planning and Evaluating - Skills in analyzing various information/problems and presenting findings and recommendations

24. Complete analysis of data gathered during audit in a timely manner.

25. Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems

26. Evaluate and suggest a course of action from many alternatives

27. Identify situations where waste, abuse, and inefficiencies exist

28. Develop recommendations for corrective actions to present to management

QUALIFICATION FACTOR NARRATIVE FOR PLANNING AND EVALUATING- If you answered the assessment questions above for this qualification factor with B, C, D, or E, please describe in the section below your accomplishments that support your self-rating. Include the name, title and telephone number of at least one reference.

Oral Communication - Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others; attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately

29. Discuss sensitive information with others, either in person or by telephone, to gather information they were hesitant to give

30. Conduct entrance and exit interviews with management to explain the purpose of audit procedures or solicit their viewpoint

31. Represent the organization to customers, the public, other government agencies, and other external or internal sources in a manner that reflects positively on the organization

QUALIFICATION FACTOR NARRATIVE FOR Oral Communication- If you answered the assessment questions above for this qualification factor with B, C, D, or E, please describe in the section below your accomplishments that support your self-rating. Include the name, title and telephone number of at least one reference.

Written Communication - Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.

32. Write information in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner that is appropriate for the audience

33. Prepare final reports on audit findings with recommendations to present to management
Implement alternative ways to inform using written and visual media

34. State multiple issues concisely so that readers easily understand findings, conclusions, and recommendations

QUALIFICATION FACTOR NARRATIVE FOR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION- If you answered the assessment questions above for this qualification factor with B, C, D, or E, please describe in the section below your accomplishments that support your self-rating. Include the name, title and telephone number of at least one reference.

Project Management - Ability to apply effective project management and work on a team, whether as a team member or leader, to accomplish project objectives and goals

35. Lead audits of an organization's programs, operations, and activities

36. Participate as a member of an audit team, contributing value to assigned audit

37. Contribute to the quality of team discussions and interactions

38. Encourage reluctant group members to share input in order to facilitate the project

QUALIFICATION FACTOR NARRATIVE FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT - If you answered the assessment questions above for this qualification factor with B, C, D, or E, please describe in the section below your accomplishments that support your self-rating. Include the name, title and telephone number of at least one reference.

Please select the response that best describes how you heard about or found our vacancy announcement.  Use the narrative section after the list for more specific information such as the name of the newspaper, association website or publication, college or university website, and to explain other.

39. How did you hear about this vacancy announcement?

A. USPS OIG website
B. Searched USA Jobs
C. Newspaper Ad
D. College Website
E. Association Website or Publication
F. Friend, co-worker, OIG employee
G. Other (Please explain in narrative section below.)

Select the response below that best states your certification of the accuracy of responses and information provided.

40. Your responses to this questionnaire are subject to evaluation, and later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify the accuracy of your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure they accurately represent your current level of experience and capability, and select the response below that best applies. Failure to certify accuracy below will disqualify you from further consideration for this position.

A. I verify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith. I accept that if my supporting documentation, or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to this questionnaire, my rating may be lowered or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. I choose not to certify the accuracy of my responses and application materials, and I no longer wish to be considered for this position.