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Vacancy Details

Grade: 11

1 Select the one answer that best describes your specialized experience/education: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 level in at least one of the following fields: taxes, finance, banking, insurance, real estate, securities, benefit plan administration and practices, government regulatory practices, and/or law, that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform financial audits in the employee benefits field.
  • I have a PH.D. OR EQUIVALENT DOCTORAL DEGREE that provided the knowledge skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have 3 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledge skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or experience /education combination options.
2 Select all that apply to your knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS). Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least 2 years experience in conducting audit fieldwork.
  • I have a CPA certification obtained through a written examination.
  • I have completed a formal CPA examination review course.
  • I have some non-college-credit formal training or course-work in auditing.
  • I do not have the experience/training described above.
3

Select all choices that apply to your experience in performing accounting work in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).         

Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least 2 years of experience preparing financial schedules, reports, and/or statements, in accordance with GAAP.
  • Certification as a Certified Public Accountant.
  • Preparing trial balances.
  • Classifying accounting transactions; maintaining general ledger; reconciling accounts; closing accounts, etc.
  • Bookkeeping experience.
  • I do not have the experience/training described above.
4 Select all that apply to your audit experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have general knowledge of government auditing standards for conducting financial and performance audits, and attestations.
  • I have general knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards for conducting financial and performance audits, and attestations.
  • I have researched, collected and analyzed data to draw audit conclusions from a variety of data sources.
  • I have carried out assigned steps of an audit guideline as part of an evaluation.
  • None of the above.
5 Please select one statement that most accurately describes your training and experience performing financial audits by examining accounts, financial records, & financial systems for the purpose of certifying, attesting financial statements are correct. 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 how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.
6 Please select one statement that most accurately describes your training and experience preparing audit reports with recommended corrective action plans based on audit findings and observations.

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 how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.
7 Select all that apply to professional certifications obtained through a written examination. Answer to this question is required
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
  • Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
  • I do not have the experience/training described above.
8 Select the one response that best describes your experience in oral communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience discussing technical audit/accounting issues and/or informing/advising others and/or giving oral presentations regarding audit or accounting functions.
  • I have conducted face-to-face interviews to collect information related to audit/accounting functions.
  • I have assisted senior auditors by conducting segments of audit interviews
  • I have experience participating on debating teams or in giving oral presentations, for example as part of a college course, or extra-curricular activity.
  • I have taken courses in public speaking, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I do not have the experience/training described above.
9

Select the one response that best describes your experience in problem solving.          

Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified potential issues for new audits and/or evaluations.
  • I have identified potential issues for resolution of routine problems.
  • I have assisted in obtaining and analyzing data from a variety of sources.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 I understand that the responses I selected in this questionnaire must be fully supported by detailed descriptions of my work experiences in my resume. In the event that my responses are not supported by my resume, the human resources office will amend my responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency demonstrated in my resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 For all positions titled as Office Automation or any clerical position which has a parenthetical title of Office Automation (OA), applicants must have a typing proficiency of 40 words per minute based on a 5-minute sample with three or fewer errors. Answer to this question is required
  • I hereby self-certify that I meet the typing proficiency requirement of this position.
  •  I certify that I do not meet the typing proficiency requirements of this position.
3 Select the response below that most accurately describes your eligibility for an Intern appointment, as described in the job opportunity announcement. NOTE: You must provide documentation (e.g., an academic transcript or other official documentation of your enrollment status) supporting your answer - see “Required Documents” section of announcement). Answer to this question is required
  • I am currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution, for the purpose of obtaining a diploma, degree, or certificate.
  • I am not currently enrolled as described above.
4 Where did you learn about this Department of Labor job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • DOL Website
  • USAJOBS
  • DOL Employee (former or current)
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Other
  • Email recruitment communication
5 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, Most recent performance appraisal dated within 18 months (or reason explaining why one cannot be provided) may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No