Auditor (Performance)

Job Responsibilities : Auditor (Performance)

Salary : $44,740 – $81,805 a year

Company : US Veterans Affairs, Inspector General

Location : Remote US

Educational requirements : Bachelor Degree

Duties

**Duty Locations: This is not a 100 percent telework position nor is it a remote location position. Supervisors may require you to report to your duty station more than twice per pay period.

This vacancy can be filled in any Office of Audits and Evaluations VAOIG locations: Arlington VA; Aurora CO; Austin TX; Baltimore MD; Bay Pines FL; Bedford MA; Dallas TX; Decatur GA; Hines IL; Kansas City MO; Los Angeles CA; Salt Lake City UT; San Diego CA; Seattle WA; or Washington DC.

This position is a journeyman level Performance Auditor. The incumbent serves on an audit team that is responsible for planning and conducting performance audits evaluations and reviews of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs functions and operations. The incumbent serves as a performance auditor in one of the offices assigned to the Office of Audits and Evaluations (OAE) VA Office of Inspector General (OIG).

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. If you are selected at a lower grade level you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Prepare and conduct performance audit surveys and program evaluations which focus on specific performance audit objectives
  • Develop new lines of inquiry and potential audit areas ensuring that work papers are prepared in accordance with OIG audit procedures and Government Accountability Office (GAO) Yellow Book Standards
  • Draft surveys and audit debriefs describing results of work and prepare draft audit reports
  • Provide on-the-job training while coaching and mentoring junior staff
  • Research and prepare proposals for future department-wide performance audits

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

This opportunity is also open to Status Candidates under Announcement 22-VAOIG-304 Please refer to that announcement for details on open period eligibility and how to apply.

The experience may have been gained in either the public private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

Key Requirements:

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience for the GS-07 is one year of experience at the GS-05 level or equivalent that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. Specialized experience includes:

  • Collecting and researching data for studies or evaluations of programs/operations; AND
  • Researching laws regulations guidelines; OR
  • Applying accounting or auditing standards in a work setting.

OR Education (attach a copy of your transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit): One full year of graduate level education; or Superior Academic Achievement based on a bachelors degree that is demonstrated through class standing (upper 1/3 of class); grade point average (3.0/4.0 overall or 3.5/4.0 in major) or election to membership in a qualifying national scholastic honor society.

OR You may qualify on a combination of education and experience. To combine education and experience the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent.

Specialized experience for the GS-09 is one year of experience at the GS-07 level or equivalent that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position that includes:

  • Collecting analyzing and summarizing audit data to support conclusions; OR
  • Helping prepare segments of draft audit reports and preparing audit work papers; AND
  • Researching laws regulations guidelines or approved procedures to support or develop findings

OR EDUCATION: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or master’s or equivalent graduate degree.

OR You may qualify on a combination of education and experience. To combine education and experience the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.

Education

Education Requirements: Degree: auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration finance public administration or accounting.
OR
B. Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in Performance Auditing or an equivalent combination of performance auditing experience college-level education and training that provided professional auditing knowledge. The applicant’s background must also include one of the following:
1. A certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor or a Certified Public Accountant obtained through written examination; or
2. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in auditing or accounting e.g. 15 semester hours.

The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Additional information

Other information:

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Applicants who apply for this position may be considered for other positions within the Office of Inspector General that require the same knowledge skills and abilities.
  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
  • A recruitment incentive may be offered.
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
  • Office assignment may be at one of the locations listed on the announcement subject to availability and OIG management discretion.

Conditions of Employment (CONTINUED):

  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.

– Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.

  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31 1959 certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment at the time requested by the agency.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued purchase card for business-related travel.
  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction which may be supplemented modified or vacated depending on the course of ongoing litigation the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043 that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols such as protocols related to masking physical distancing testing travel and quarantine.

Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:

  • Challenging work opportunities for advancement competitive salaries bonuses and incentive awards.
  • Eleven paid holidays 13 days of sick leave and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
  • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
  • A wide choice of health insurance plans coverage for pre-existing conditions and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.

– A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.- Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

  • Benefits

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

How You will be Evaluated:

Your application includes your résumé responses to the online questions and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a not qualified determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical Research and Analysis and Communication.

Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories A-Exceptionally Qualified B-Highly Qualified or C-Qualified depending on your responses to the online questions regarding your experience education and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Veterans’ preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category.
GS7 ONLY: Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview and/or a writing assessment. Applicants who are selected for an interview may ask questions about the evaluation process at the time they are contacted for an interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have – whether you’re a permanent part-time temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits however check with your agency to make sure you’re eligible under their policies.

    A complete application includes 1. A résumé 2. Vacancy question responses and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information as specified in this announcement you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the announcement. As a result the announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date of receipt of the 200th application or at 11:59 p.m. ET on 09/15/2022; whichever occurs first. Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

    All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips.

    VETERANS’ PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference please see applicant guide for required documentation. In order to be considered for veterans preference you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page. If you are qualifying based on foreign education you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • How to Apply

    VAOIG has partnered with the Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service to provide certain personnel services to its organization. Fiscal Service’s responsibilities include advertising vacancies accepting and handling applications and extending job offers.

    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET Monday – Friday). If applying online poses a hardship please contact us by noon ET on the announcement’s closing date.

    The Bureau provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

    • To begin click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account you will need to create one before beginning the application.
    • Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application verify the required documentation is included with your application package and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application:

    • Log into your USAJOBS account (USAJOBS Login)
    • Under application status click Track this application and you will be taken to the agency website where you can check your application status.For more information regarding the job and applicant status please refer to https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/ If you wish to make changes/updates to your application and the vacancy is still open you can click on the job announcement and Update Application to be taken back to your application. No updates can be made once the announcement has closed. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g. spam-blocker) you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

    For additional information on how to apply please visit the Partnership for Public Service’s Go Government website.

    To preview the assessment questionnaire:https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11626746

    Agency contact information

    Applicant Call Center

    Phone

    304-480-7300

    Email

    VAOIGInquiries@fiscal.treasury.gov

    Address

    Office of Audits and Evaluations

    Administrative Resource Center

    Parkersburg WV 26101

    US

    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. We will review your resume and transcript(s) (if appropriate) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants. After making a tentative job offer we will conduct any required suitability and/or security background investigation.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé 2. Vacancy question responses and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information as specified in this announcement you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the announcement. As a result the announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date of receipt of the 200th application or at 11:59 p.m. ET on 09/15/2022; whichever occurs first. Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference please see applicant guide for required documentation. In order to be considered for veterans preference you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page. If you are qualifying based on foreign education you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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