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If you would like to be a part of a Federal organization dedicated to serving our Nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest. The OIG offers the full range of Federal benefits ( ) and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements.

This position is located in DoD OIG, Office of Deputy Inspector General for Auditing (DIG-AUD) in Yorktown, VA.
  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Security Clearance Required: see "Requirements" for level designation.
  • Position is subject to random drug testing.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

DUTIES: The primary duties for this position Auditor, GS-0511-14, includes the following:

1. Provide expertise and guidance in audit techniques, skills and processes required to execute the performance of audits in DoD functions, such as health care readiness, health care fraud, military readiness, logistics, information technology, contracts, quality of life and Guard and Reserve Affairs.

2. Serve as a technical advisor on the oversight of audits and analyses of policies, programs and operations.

3. Advise management and leadership on potential fraud, waste and abuse and other serious problems, including perceived control deficiencies in areas under review.

4. Serve as an expert analyst and advisor for the review of planning documents, such as fact sheets and audit guides.

5. Advise on the sufficiency of steps identified in the guide to answer the audit objective(s) and the roles and responsibilities of team members in executing the audit guide.

6. Provide leadership and recommend policies and procedures for activities designed to promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness for DoD operations.

7. Provide technical solutions to audit teams for survey, audit and working draft debriefs; to include providing support during the development of the reports and attending team meetings when needed.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Basic Requirements : To meet basic requirements for this position, you must 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 includes one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the GS-13 level or equivalent under GS or another pay system that demonstrates skill providing technical advice and guidance in audit techniques, skills and processes required to execute the performance of audits in organizational functions; analyzing and advising on audit planning documents; providing advice on the development and execution of plans for audit; and assisting in the identification of root causes of problems identified during audits.

Candidates will be further evaluated on the level and quality of their experience and possession of the following relevant competencies in order to determine the level of your qualifications. These competencies include:
  • Knowledge of auditing and accounting principles to systematically examine and appraise records, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop and execute audit policies and programs.
  • Skill in interpersonal relation techniques.
  • Skill in written communication.
  • Skill in oral communication.
Applicants who have held a non-temporary General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction.

All qualification and Time in Grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


  • A. Degree: 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.")

  • OR

  • B. 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. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
  • 1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
  • 2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
  • 3. 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.

  • Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

    Accreditation: Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management at and U.S. Department of Education websites at websites.


    Position is TEMPORARY not to exceed 1 year with the possibility of an additional 1 year extension.

    Position has been designated as Non-critical Sensitive; incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

    Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with DoD OIG.

    U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.

    Requires 25% of temporary duty travel (TDY).

    Permanent Change of Duty (PCS—Relocation) expenses WILL NOT be paid.

    Recruitment incentives WILL NOT be authorized; their use will be determined based on mission requirements and availability of funds.

    If you have not previously successfully completed a probationary period with the Federal Government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a one year probationary period.

    Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the initial issue date of the referral list.

    Required to submit a financial disclosure form at time of appointment and annually.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: HCAS Specialists will review your application package to ensure that you meet basic qualification requirements. If you meet basic qualifications, your personal, educational and work experience, will be evaluated against your responses to the questionnaire. You will be assessed to the extent to which you posses the competencies listed in the "Qualifications" section above and ultimately placed into one of three quality category levels: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Applicants will receive further consideration in accordance with category rating procedures.

    Best-Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.

    Highly-Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.

    Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

    During further evaluation, you may be asked to provide additional information or participate in other methods of assessment, such as structured interviews. Individuals who are subject matter experts in the requirements of this position may participate in further evaluations.

    Your responses will be carefully reviewed and must be supported by factual information in your resume. Inflating or otherwise enhancing your qualifications and errors or omissions may result in lowering your self-rated level or loss of further consideration.

    BENEFITS: Working for OIG offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at .

    OTHER INFORMATION: Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

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