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 Auditor - Washington, District of Columbia, United States

   
Job information
Posted by: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$87198 - 87199
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Accounting
Finance
Government
 
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 607501900 / Latpro-3807936 
Date posted: Jul-21-2021
State, Zip: District of Columbia, 20027

Description

Duties

Summary

OIG audits and investigations lead to significant recoveries, the identification of cost-savings opportunities, and program improvements that directly enhance the U.S. Government's ability to extend development assistance; support economic growth; combat the spread of disease; promote democratic reform; and address food insecurity to countries around the world.

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Responsibilities

This position is with USAID OIG Financial Audit Division.  You will work as an Auditor under the direction of the Director of the Financial Audit Division of the Office of Inspector General for USAID. The Financial Audit Division is responsible for all financial statement audits and financial related mandated audits and engagements of the USAID, MCC, U.S. ADF and IAF.

Individuals hired for this position will receive developmental assignments with increasing complexity and responsibility targeted at providing the employee with the appropriate experience to progress to the GS-13 level.

As an Auditor specializing in Financial Statement Audits, you will:

  • Perform a variety of financial auditing engagements that are structured to the application of accounting principles, auditing standards, procedures, financial data analytics, and techniques.
  • Conduct research and gather information through observation, interview, record review, and other available sources (i.e. applicable laws, directives, financial manuals etc.).
  • Apply broad government guidelines and/or policy statements that require an in-depth knowledge and interpretation of government auditing principles.
  • Utilize professional accounting and auditing applications in the resolution of operational problems and implementations.
  • Test, analyze and identify complex financial and non-financial data to verify that it is complete, applicable, and sufficient to meet objectives of the audit test procedure or the audit engagement in general.
  • Perform systematic examinations and analysis of an agency financial-related records such as annual financial, reports, agency accounting systems, management controls, and policies and practices. 
  • Perform reviews of an agency's annual financial statements.
  • Assist the lead auditor in determining areas of high risk, internal control weaknesses and material misstatement to focus on during an audit.
  • Report to the lead auditor any unusual or questionable accounting or program practices, procedures, or operations.
  • Prepare clear and concise audit documentation, audit products, and other written/electronic products.
  • Serve as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR), and conduct oversight over independent public accounting firms conducting audit work on behalf of the Office of Inspector General.
  • Draft / write segments of draft and final audit reports.
  • Identify findings that are supported by fact based evidence and make recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Monitor progress of audit recommendations and other reports.
  • Maintain Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credentials as required.



Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Job family (Series)

0511 Auditing

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid
  • Overnight travel may be required

Applicant must meet all eligibility, education, and qualification requirements.



Qualifications

Auditing Series, 0511 - Individual Occupational Requirements

Basic Requirements: 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.

In addition to the mandatory education requirements specified in this announcement, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below: 

Specialized experience required for GS-12:  For the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Specialized experience is defined as: (1) Performing audit steps and tasks of limited difficulty and complexity such as conducting financial statement audits, risk assessments, attestation reviews, agreed upon procedures; and (2) preparing draft audit reports using a practical application of auditing standards, procedures, and technology.

Specialized experience required for GS-13:  For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: (1) Performing audit steps and tasks of moderate complexity such as conducting and/or overseeing financial statement audits, risk assessments, attestation reviews, agreed upon procedures, (2) preparing draft audit reports using a practical application of auditing standards, procedures, and technology and (3) reporting audit findings that are supported by fact based evidence and making recommendations for corrective actions.

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

You must submit copy of transcript or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking.   You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution in the United States when you apply.

FOREIGN DEGREE EQUIVALENCY EVALUATIONS: If you are applying and using education completed in foreign colleges or universities, 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 more information on determining foreign degree equivalency, click on the following link: (see application details) use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100. You will be rated on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you report on relative to this positions that show the degree to which you possess the competencies listed on this vacancy announcement. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered. USAID must be able to conduct reference checks as part of its assessment process. Applicants who do not permit reference checks from previous employers may be disqualified.

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. If you meet the qualifications requirements, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories.

GOLD (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 any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.

SILVER (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, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis.

BRONZE (Qualified): This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) 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. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the required competencies listed below for this position. Candidates in the highest category will be referred to the hiring agency.

This position requires the following core competencies:

  • Auditing
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Problem Solving

Note: Your answers to the assessment questions, which attest to your work experience, must be supported in your resume.

Selections are made from the highest quality category on the basis of merit without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical disability, age, or political affiliation.



Education

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Additional information

The U.S. Agency for International Development is a part of E-Verify. E-Verify provides an automated link to Federal databases to help employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of the social security numbers. Please note that travel and relocation expenses will not be paid. Additional selections may be made from any certificate of eligibles that result from this announcement. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. 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. 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:

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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:

Selections are made from the highest quality category on the basis of merit without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical disability, age, or political affiliation.

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

Category ratings  will be used to rank and select qualified candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which applicants backgrounds match the required competencies for the position. Candidates in the  gold category (best qualified)  will be referred to the selecting official.

Candidates will be assigned to one of the following categories:

GOLD (best qualified) - Applicants who have experience that is identical to the experience required by the position.

SILVER (well qualified) - Applicants who have experience that is very similar to the experience required by the position.

BRONZE (qualified) - Applicants who meet minimum qualification requirements, but do not identify any, or an adequate level of, additional qualifying experience or skill required by the position.

Veterans' preference applies - Preference-eligible applicants will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligible applicants within the category. Qualified preference-eligible applicants with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more (CPS/CP) will be listed at the top of the gold (best qualified) category.

In order for your application to be considered, you must meet all requirements before the closing date of this announcement.

If applying as a Status applicant (current or former federal employee with competitive status eligibility), you must provide proof of government service documenting that you have met the time-in-grade requirements (ie., most recent non award SF50).

Note: Reference checks are part of our assessment process. Applicants who do not permit reference checks from previous employers may be disqualified.

Falsifying your experience, education and/or your responses to questions may result in your removal from employment consideration.

USAID must be able to conduct reference checks as part of its assessment process.  Applicants who do not permit reference checked from previous employers may be disqualified.


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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Secret

Drug test required

Yes



Required Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience.
  • Transcripts
  • Veterans' documentation, if requesting consideration under any veterans' hiring eligibilities such as VRA, preference point entitlement (e,g, DD214, SF-15, and Veteran's Administration Letter). For a detailed list of documents,  click here .
  • Supporting documentation if seeking eligibility based any other special hiring authority (e.g., disabled veteran, Schedule A) For a detailed list of documents,  click here .
  • Status candidates can submit a recent copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action); your document must reflect grade, step, tenure code 1 or 2, and type of position occupied.
  • Proof of government service documenting that you have met the time-in-grade requirements.

Documents That Are Required for Verification Of Eligibility:

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).

  1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see:  What to include in your resume .
  1. Other supporting documents:

Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. You must meet the requirements of at  least one  of the authorities listed in the  Who May Apply  section above to receive further consideration.

  • (If/when applies) Copies of transcripts are required if qualifying based on education for this announcement; failure to submit will result in removal from consideration.  If you are selected for the position, official transcripts are required before appointment to official duty
  • Veterans' documentation, if requesting consideration under any veterans' hiring eligibilities such as VRA, preference point entitlement (e,g, DD214, SF-15, and Veteran's Administration Letter). For a detailed list of documents,  click here .
  • Proof of United States Citizenship (birth certificate or other acceptable documentation, may be required upon request).
  • Proof of military service (DD214s or other equivalent documents).
  • Proof of government service providing reinstatement eligibility Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 or other equivalent document.
  • SF15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference and appropriate documentation (for 10-point compensable or non-compensable disability preference, Purple Heart, disability pension, or preference based on service of spouse or child).
  • Proof of eligibility for priority placement consideration under Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); i.e., copy of appropriate documentation such as RIF separation notice, or other notice of eligibility.
  • Supporting documentation if seeking eligibility based any other special hiring authority (e.g., disabled veteran, Schedule A) For a detailed list of documents,  click here .
  • Status candidates can submit a recent copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), your document must reflect grade, step, tenure code 1 or 2, and type of position occupied.
  • Proof of government service documenting that you have met time-in-grade requirement: If you are applying for a higher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).

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.



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 window Learn more about federal 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.



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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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