Auditor, GS-0511-14
U.S. Agency for International Development - Washington, DC

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As an Auditor within the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Office of Audit, Financial Audit Division, you will serve as a senior auditor and provide technical expertise in one or more of the OIG major functional programs.

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance in less developed countries and countries that are experiencing or emerging from conflict. The OIG is responsible for preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, and violations of law, and for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of USAID programs. The OIG is responsible for auditing and investigating USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the Inter-American Foundation, and the United States African Development Foundation. OIG is organized into four operational units: Audit, MCC, Investigations, and Management. OIG maintains overseas offices in Baghdad, Iraq; Cairo, Egypt; Dakar, Senegal; Manila, Philippines; Pretoria, South Africa; San Salvador, El Salvador; Islamabad, Pakistan; Kabul, Afghanistan; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip . For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • US Citizenship required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance
  • May be required to serve a one-year probationary period
  • Travel and Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • Designated and/or random drug test required.
  • Overnight travel may be required.

DUTIES:
  • Reviews and approves tentative findings and /or draft reports.
  • Discusses audit findings with OIG managers and program officials to develop a constructive, concise final report.
  • Performs quality control reviews of audit reports, surveys, and special studies conducted by independent public accounting firms.
  • Proposes alternative approaches and solutions to identified audit problems.
  • Ensures implementation of U.S. generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS) and procedures and guidelines consistent with standards established by the Inspector General (IG) .


  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: To qualify for the Auditor positions you must meet the basic requirement and you must also meet the minimum qualifications for the grade(s) of which you wish to apply.

    Basic Requirement :

    You must have a bachelor's 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 (MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS).

    OR
    You must 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. 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 (MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS).

    Qualifications :

    GS-14: In addition to the Basic Requirement listed above, to qualify at this grade level you must demonstrate the following:

    At least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, that included applying complex auditing principles and regulations to plan and conduct audit assignments, analyzing and evaluating audit programs in order to recommend improvements to operational efficiency; and presenting and developing reports on audit findings.

    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. For further information, click on foreign education .

    Time-in-Grade : Career or career-conditional current and former Federal employees who select to apply under merit promotion procedures must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level of this position.

    All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.

    If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    For Competitive Applicants/All U.S. Citizens: Applicants who meet the basic qualification and eligibility requirements for the position(s) to be filled will be placed into one of three quality categories as defined in the following:

    Gold : Applicants who demonstrate significant proficiency, experience, and training in all or most of the competencies for the position will be placed in the Highly Qualified/ Gold category.

    Silver : Applicants who demonstrate proficiency, experience, and training in all or most of the competencies for the position will be placed in the Well Qualified/Silver category.

    Bronze: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications required for the position, but demonstrate less proficiency, experience, and training as described in the higher quality categories, will be placed in the Qualified/Bronze category.

    For Competitive Merit Promotion and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Applicants: The highest rated candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.

    For Noncompetitive Applicants: All qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.

    Application of Veterans' Preference: Under Category Rating procedures, veteran preference eligibles will receive selection consideration before non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

    The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure the following competencies that are required for this position:
    • Auditing
    • Oral Communication
    • Written Communication

    To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following Link: TAG: Link to Questions Only

    BENEFITS: Working for the USAID offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.opm.gov/insure/index.aspx . This position may be eligible for telework, in accordance with Agency policy.

    The USAID/OIG offers excellent benefits program some of which may include:
    • Comprehensive health and life insurance
    • Competitive Salaries
    • Generous retirement programs
    • Paid holidays, annual and sick leave
    • Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
    • Paid employment related training and education
    • Subsidized transportation (Metro check)
    • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degree, as applicable
    • Incentives and awards, as appropriate
    • Long Term Care Insurance is offered
    • Flexible Spending Account is offered
    • Thrift Saving Plan (401 K Plan)

    OTHER INFORMATION: Veterans' Preference: If you are a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or an official statement (including Character of Service) from your command if currently on active duty. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) and the required supporting documents listed on that form. For more information on veterans' preference see www.fedshirevets.gov .

    Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. ( you must submit a DD214-member copy 4 ).

    Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for CTAP or ICTAP; 2) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility; and 3) be rated well-qualified for the position. To be well qualified the evaluation of your resume and supporting documentation must place you at an 85 or above for consideration under merit promotion procedures.

    For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:

    http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/

    Hiring Authorities for Veterans

    People with Disabilities

    Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/ .

    Testing Designated Positions: These are Testing Designated Positions (TDPs) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

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