Government of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC

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Opening Date: April 12, 2013
Closing Date: April 22, 2013

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.

Duration of Appointment: Permanent

Agency: Office of the Inspector General
Audits Division

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Promotion Potential: None.

Area of Consideration: AGENCY EMPLOYEES ONLY

Tour of Duty: 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Monday - Friday

Salary Range: $50,510 - $65,126 PA

"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: CS-0511-11


Brief Description of Duties: The incumbent of this position conducts audits of administrative, managerial, financial, and operational functions of the District's programs and operations to determine compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Reviews, verifies and reconciles reports, records, ledgers and other documents against vouchers, receipts, databases and other source documents to determine adequacy of systems, operations and internal controls. Accumulates data, maintains records, and prepares draft and interim reports on the administration of audit projects and other assigned activities. Exercises day-to-day responsibility for ensuring production progress, quality control, and efficient use of time and resources. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Time-in-Grade Restrictions: Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Substitution of Education: A substitution of education for required experience will be allowed as defined in OPM's Qualification Standards. However, in order to receive credit, applicants must submit official proof of educational attainment at the time of application.

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Basic Requirements: Accounting or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law or a combination of education and experience; at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge.

Ranking Factors

Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Ranking Factor #1: Substantial knowledge of government auditing standards, generally accepted accounting and auditing principles, techniques, methodology and procedures, including but not limited to, audits and internal control review, analysis and development, the General Accounting Office Government Auditing Standards, and standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Ranking Factor #2: Knowledge of the programs and operations of the District government, laws, policies, regulations, and instructions governing, affecting or pertaining to audit activities and programs.

Ranking Factor #3: Skill in meeting and coping with unusual demands or situations, making responsible decisions on short notice and adapting prescribed policies and procedures.

Ranking Factor #4: Skill in applying new developments in audit concepts and techniques to changing programs in order to increase audit program efficiency and effectiveness in identifying problems, gathering information, and writing reports.

Conditions of Employment

Physical Effort: The work is sedentary.

Working Conditions: The work is performed in an office setting.

Priority Consideration

Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligibles for the District of Columbia's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) and Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified.

Employment Benefits

Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), or an attorney position in the Excepted Service (series 905) who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Other Information: In accordance with the provisions of D.C. Act 18-462, time in a pay or non-pay status during the period beginning on October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011 WILL NOT be creditable for within-grade salary increase purposes.

How to Apply

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. THEREFORE, AN ONLINE JOB APPLICATION WITH A RESUME ATTACHED IS REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED. ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WITH A RESUME ATTACHED WILL BE ACCEPTED. PLEASE INCLUDE EMPLOYMENT HISTORY.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to Kenita Saunders Romero at

Where to Apply (Judiciary Square): D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Job Center located in the South Lobby at 441 - 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

Closing Statement

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Office of the Inspector General Human Resources Only.

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