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Grade: 12

1 Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a college degree in accounting, auditing, business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 hours in accounting or auditing (which may include up to 6 hours of business law).
  • I have at least 4 years of experience as an accountant or auditor or a combination of 4 years of college education, training and experience in accounting or auditing, and I have successfully completed 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing, which may have included up to 6 hours in business law.
  • I have at least 4 years of experience as an accountant or auditor or a combination of 4 years of college education, training and experience in accounting or auditing. In addition, I have a certificate as a certified public accountant or a certified internal auditor obtained through a written examination.
  • I have at least 4 years of experience as an accountant or auditor or a combination of 4 years of college education, training and experience in accounting or auditing; and, My work experience has been at the full-performance level of the position; and, I have completed substantial course work in accounting or auditing (e.g. 15 semester hours) but have not fully satisfied the 24-semester hour requirement.
  • I do not meet the requirements described above.
2 Choose the one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Before answering this question see the experience requirements described under the Qualifications section of the vacancy announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service serving as an Auditor responsible for planning and conducting audits and presenting results to supervisors or team leaders; identifying unusual or questionable accounting practices; and developing and reporting on the economy and efficiency of operations.
  • My experience does not match the choice above.
3 From the following, select the Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAGAS) requirements you have interpreted and applied in performing government financial assistance work assignments. Answer to this question is required
  • Section 8.33 – Preparing a Written Audit Plan
  • Section 8.36 – Nature and Profile of the Program and User Needs
  • Section 8.39 – Determining Significance and Obtaining an Understanding of Internal Control
  • Section 8.59 – Information Systems Controls Considerations
  • Section 8.68 – Provisions of Laws, Regulations, Contracts, and Grant Agreements
  • None of the above
4 From the following, select the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) you have interpreted and applied in performing federal government contract work assignments. Answer to this question is required
  • FAR Subpart 4.1 – Contract Execution
  • FAR Subpart 9.1 – Responsible Prospective Contractors
  • FAR Subpart 16.1 – Selecting Contract Types
  • FAR Subpart 42.7 – Indirect Cost Rates
  • FAR Subpart 43.2 – Change Orders
  • None of the above
5 Do you have experience working a full range of proposal audits or audits of government contracts, including but not limited to grant/cooperative agreement audits, price proposals, termination settlements proposals, and request for equitable adjustments/certified claims? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Select the audit functions you have performed while conducting an audit: Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct segment of a financial or performance audit
  • Participate in planning of moderately complex financial or performance audit
  • Participate in planning and conducting contract and/or grant audits
  • Assure work performed adequately supports the conclusions reached
  • Identify appropriate accounting and auditing theories, methods, and practices to apply and utilize
  • Identify appropriate sources of data for analysis
  • Draft audit work papers
  • Brief team leader on audit findings
  • Participate in meetings with client and team leads to discuss audit findings
  • None of the above
7 From the list below, select the statements that apply to your experience as an auditor. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed audit proposals for inclusion in my organization’s annual audit plan
  • Planned and outlined strategy for an audit team to follow
  • Developed audit scope and methodology for significant, highly complex projects
  • Coordinated teams or individuals to travel to multiple locations to complete field work
  • None of the above
8 Please indicate which of the following activities / tasks you have performed as part of your work experience (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Collaborate with others as an active member of a team to discuss plans for segments of audit or compliance reviews.
  • Maintain good working relationships with key individuals or groups inside and outside your organization.
  • Collaborate with others to identify and resolve real or potential problem areas pertaining to compliance activities.
  • Gather and obtain evidence from various sources to support team goal.
  • None of the above
9 Identify the situation(s) in which you have communicated orally as an auditor: Answer to this question is required
  • Participate in audit or project briefings with senior management to include answering questions and explaining rationale for decisions made
  • Regularly communicate audit issues and progress to senior or upper management officials through informal or formal in-person meetings or phone calls
  • Train junior level staff on audit procedures according to established guidelines
  • Assist others in effectively using audit management software, such as TeamMate
  • Serve as a liaison with external customers or stakeholders to communicate audit services
  • Persuade auditees to agree with findings and accept recommended courses for corrective action
  • None of the above
10 Select the response that matches your experience on reporting audit results. Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently reported audit results, providing findings and recommendations in writing to upper management. Written documents are reviewed by a supervisor or senior employee with minimal comments.
  • I have reported audit results, providing findings in writing to upper management. My work is monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
  • I have received training on reporting audit results, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • None of the above.
11 I have prepared work papers and other written products as part of my work specifically in contract, grant, or single audits. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • I do not have audit experience in contract, grant, or single audits

Grade: 13

1 Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a college degree in accounting, auditing, business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 hours in accounting or auditing (which may include up to 6 hours of business law).
  • I have at least 4 years of experience as an accountant or auditor or a combination of 4 years of college education, training and experience in accounting or auditing, and I have successfully completed 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing, which may have included up to 6 hours in business law.
  • I have at least 4 years of experience as an accountant or auditor or a combination of 4 years of college education, training and experience in accounting or auditing. In addition, I have a certificate as a certified public accountant or a certified internal auditor obtained through a written examination.
  • I have at least 4 years of experience as an accountant or auditor or a combination of 4 years of college education, training and experience in accounting or auditing; and, My work experience has been at the full-performance level of the position; and, I have completed substantial course work in accounting or auditing (e.g. 15 semester hours) but have not fully satisfied the 24-semester hour requirement.
  • I do not meet the requirements described above.
2 Choose the one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Before answering this question see the experience requirements described under the Qualifications section of the vacancy announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service developing or assisting in development of audit approaches to evaluate a variety of financial programs and accounting systems; preparing audit/review reports to provide information on financial program operations and that identify causes of deficiencies or problems; conducting broad audit assignments requiring integrated analysis of a number of different accounting systems; and choosing audit areas to be covered and plans audit efforts in different locations and at different organizational management levels.
  • My experience does not match the choice above.
3 From the following, select the Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAGAS) requirements you have interpreted and applied in performing government financial assistance work assignments. Answer to this question is required
  • Section 8.33 – Preparing a Written Audit Plan
  • Section 8.36 – Nature and Profile of the Program and User Needs
  • Section 8.39 – Determining Significance and Obtaining an Understanding of Internal Control
  • Section 8.59 – Information Systems Controls Considerations
  • Section 8.68 – Provisions of Laws, Regulations, Contracts, and Grant Agreements
  • None of the above
4 From the following, select the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) you have interpreted and applied in performing federal government contract work assignments. Answer to this question is required
  • FAR Subpart 4.1 – Contract Execution
  • FAR Subpart 9.1 – Responsible Prospective Contractors
  • FAR Subpart 16.1 – Selecting Contract Types
  • FAR Subpart 42.7 – Indirect Cost Rates
  • FAR Subpart 43.2 – Change Orders
  • None of the above
5 Do you have experience working a full range of proposal audits or audits of government contracts, including but not limited to grant/cooperative agreement audits, price proposals, termination settlements proposals, and request for equitable adjustments/certified claims? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Select the audit functions you have performed while conducting an audit: Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct segment of a financial or performance audit
  • Participate in planning of moderately complex financial or performance audit
  • Participate in planning and conducting contract and/or grant audits
  • Assure work performed adequately supports the conclusions reached
  • Identify appropriate accounting and auditing theories, methods, and practices to apply and utilize
  • Identify appropriate sources of data for analysis
  • Draft audit work papers
  • Brief team leader on audit findings
  • Participate in meetings with client and team leads to discuss audit findings
  • None of the above
7 From the list below, select the statements that apply to your experience as an auditor. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed audit proposals for inclusion in my organization’s annual audit plan
  • Planned and outlined strategy for an audit team to follow
  • Developed audit scope and methodology for significant, highly complex projects
  • Coordinated teams or individuals to travel to multiple locations to complete field work
  • None of the above
8 From the statements below, select the statement that best describes your experience as an auditor. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education or work experience in accounting or auditing.
  • I have education in accounting or auditing, but do not have on-the-job audit experience.
  • I carry out my audit assignment work independently within the guidelines set by a senior audit team member or team lead. I ensure that I gather enough evidence to support my audit conclusions.
  • I serve as a lead auditor, overseeing a team of auditors in all phases of an audit to ensure proper application of audit techniques. I review audit documentation to ensure accuracy, alignment with audit objectives, and compliance with Yellow Book/GAGAS and other related audit policies and procedures.
9 Have you been responsible for assigning tasks to team members, reviewing their work, and ensuring they meet established deadlines? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Please indicate which of the following activities / tasks you have performed as part of your work experience (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Collaborate with others as an active member of a team to discuss plans for segments of audit or compliance reviews.
  • Maintain good working relationships with key individuals or groups inside and outside your organization.
  • Collaborate with others to identify and resolve real or potential problem areas pertaining to compliance activities.
  • Gather and obtain evidence from various sources to support team goal.
  • None of the above
11 Identify the situation(s) in which you have communicated orally as an auditor: Answer to this question is required
  • Participate in audit or project briefings with senior management to include answering questions and explaining rationale for decisions made
  • Regularly communicate audit issues and progress to senior or upper management officials through informal or formal in-person meetings or phone calls
  • Train junior level staff on audit procedures according to established guidelines
  • Assist others in effectively using audit management software, such as TeamMate
  • Serve as a liaison with external customers or stakeholders to communicate audit services
  • Persuade auditees to agree with findings and accept recommended courses for corrective action
  • None of the above
12 I have prepared work papers and other written products as part of my work specifically in contract, grant, or single audits. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • I do not have audit experience in contract, grant, or single audits
13 Select the statement that best represents your level of skill in written communication as an auditor: Answer to this question is required
  • I review draft reports and work papers completed by audit team members that I oversee. I ensure the writing is clear, concise, and understandable by audiences with little to no familiarity of the subject area.
  • I write portions of reports and work papers as part of an audit team. My work is normally reviewed by a senior team member.
  • I have had training or education in drafting work papers but have not yet done so on the job.

Grade: All Grades

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