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Grade: 07

1 GS-07 In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service which has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and/or you must meet the required educational requirements. Select the choice which best describes your specialized experience or education.
  • I have 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-5 level as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have 1 full year of graduate level education.
  • I was in the upper third of my graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the School of Business Administration
  • My overall grade point average was 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on 4 years of education or based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.
  • My overall grade point average was 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 in my major field of study or the required coruses in my major field compelted in the final 2 years of the curriculum.
  • I do not have the specialized experience or education requirements.

Grade: 09

1 GS-09 In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service which has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and/or you must meet the required educational requirements. Select the choice which best describes your specialized experience or education.
  • I have 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-7 level as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education.
  • I have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LLB. or J.D.).
  • I do not have the specialized experience or higher level education.
2 Where does this specific experience (including the size and complexity of the audits and organization entities involved) appear in your resume? Please provide position title, dates, years of experience, and agency/company. Maximum length of 250 characters.

Grade: All Grades

1 I meet one of the following basic requirements for this position because Answer to this question is required
  • I have a degree in accounting, or a degree in related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that was supplemented with 24 semester hours of accounting (6 hours of which can be business law).
  • I possess at least 4 years of experience in accounting (or combination of relevant experience, education, and training) AND my background also includes one of the following: I have 24 semester hours in accounting; OR I am a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor; OR I completed the requirements for a degree that included substantial coursework in accounting and I have worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field.
  • I do not meet any of these basic requirements.
2 Select the one choice below that best describes auditing positions previously held. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not meet any of the choices below.
  • I currently work or have worked as an auditor in the private sector.
  • I currently work or have worked as an auditor with a CPA firm.
  • I currently work or have worked as an auditor for a Federal, state, or local government agency.
3 This position requires frequent travel. Are you willing to travel 30% of the time? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Select the one choice below that best describes your knowledge of accounting principles, and auditing standards and techniques. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in performing accounting/auditing tasks.
  • I have assisted senior personnel in the examination of records.
  • I have work experience as an accounting technician or assistant in reviewing records; or completed some accounting/auditing courses.
  • I have a bachelor's degree with a major in accounting.
  • I have experience in analyzing records and transactions to identify trends and patterns of violations of regulations.
5 Do you have knowledge of accounting principles and auditing standards? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience, and agency/company)? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
6 Select ALL responses that apply to you. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not earned any of the certificates described below.
  • I have earned a certificate as a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
  • I have earned a certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor.
  • I have earned a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant.
7 Do you have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    7.1 Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience, and agency/company)? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
8 Select the one choice below that best describes your level of experience in analyzing and evaluating accounting data, identify real or potential problems, and recommend alternatives or optimum solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job.
9 Select the one choice that best describes your ability to communicate issues effectively in writing to peers and upper level management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job.
10 Do you have the ability to conduct multiple segments of complex audits? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    10.1 Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience, and agency/company)? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
11 Do you have the ability to apply audit techniques in collecting and analyzing data? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    11.1 Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience, and agency/company)? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
12 Select the one choice below that best describes your accounting/auditing experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing accounting/auditing tasks.
  • I have at least one year of experience in coding accounting documents, verifying, balancing, and reconciling accounts.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing duties such as interpreting project plans and budget, preparing tax statements and researching business and management practices.
  • I have at least one year of experience assigning account codes, reconciling accounts payable, preparing billings and assisting in the maintenance of accounts.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing duties such as ensuring the accuracy of data on documents, identifying allowable expenditures, preparing cost proposals and ensuring adherence to internal controls.
  • I have at least one year of experience of assisting in conducting performance and financial-type auditing approaches or audit analyses.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing duties related to participating in performance and financial-type audits identifying auditing approaches or performing audit analyses.
13 Select the one choice below that best describes your level of experience researching, analyzing, and evaluating information and data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in research and analysis.
  • I have had education or training in research and analysis, but have not performed it on the job.
  • I have assisted in conducting research and analysis.
  • I have independently researched, analyzed, and evaluated data as a regular part of my job.
  • I have frequently been consulted by others for expertise and assistance in researching, analyzing, or evaluating information and data.
14 Select the one choice below that best describes your level of experience researching, analyzing, and evaluating accounting systems and accounts data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in research and analysis.
  • I have had education or training in research and analysis, but have not performed it on the job.
  • I have assisted in conducting research and analysis.
  • I have independently researched, analyzed, and evaluated systems and accounts data as a regular part of my job.
  • I have provided advice or assisted others in researching, analyzing, or evaluating accounting systems and accounts data.
15 Select the one choice below that best describes your experience in preparing written reports on audit findings. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job.
16 Select the one choice below that best describes your level of experience in interpersonal communications. Answer to this question is required
  • I have taken college-level courses in oral communcation.
  • I have provided classroom instruction.
  • I have explained policy and operational requirements to other offices within the organization.
  • I have conducted or lead briefings, meetings, conferences, or negotiations.
  • I have defended controversial decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations to management or policy officials.
  • I do not meet any of the choices above.
17 Select the one choice below that best describes performing day-to-day processing of a variety of accounting transactions and the compilation and analysis of financial and/or financial-related reports. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job.
18 Where did you hear about this job vacancy? Answer to this question is required
  • DOE's presence at a college job fair or professional organization event.
  • Referral from a professional organization.
  • College placement office.
  • Referral from a state or local agency.
  • Referral from a friend or relative.
  • OPM USAJOBs Internet Site.
  • Saw it mentioned at another DOE website.
  • Magazine or newspaper advertisement.
  • Internet search engine.
  • Referral from another Federal agency or Federal employee.
19 I have read this vacancy announcement thoroughly and understand that supplemental documentation may be required. I further understand that I will not be considered if my supplemental documentation is not received in the Servicing Personnel Office by the closing date of the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
REMINDER: Your answers to the questions will be verified using the information provided in your on-line resume, which must clearly support your answers by accurately describing your qualifications relevant to this position. You will lose consideration for this job by falsifying your qualifications or providing incomplete information; therefore, please provide an accurate account of your qualifications in your resume and include all required information as stated in this announcement.
REMINDER: Upload your DD-214 if you are claiming Veterans Preferences or applying under VEOA hiring authority. The DD-214 must be received by the closing date of the announcement.