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Grade: 12

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-11 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 do not meet the 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level required for this position.
2 Indicate which tasks you have performed successfully while conducting audits. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted interviews.
  • I have used database software to analyze data to identify trends, exceptions, and potential problems.
  • I have reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and conformance to professional standards.
  • I have led audit entrance, status, and exit briefings with senior program managers.
  • I have drafted sections of final audit products.
  • I have drafted final audit products.
  • None of the above.
3 Please indicate which of the following types of audits you have personally produced as a central part of a job. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Financial Statements Reports
  • Performance
  • Information Technology Controls
  • Attestations
  • Single audit
  • Contract and grant
  • None of the above.
4

Describe the task(s) you have performed on an audit project.  (Check all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • I kept supervisors informed of audit progress and results.
  • I followed up with project team members to ensure audit milestones were met.
  • I briefed senior program managers on project status.
  • I coached and mentored project team members to achieve desired results.
  • None of the above.
5 Select the choice that best describes your experience in audit standards. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted audit(s) according to Generally Accepted Government Accounting Standards (GAGAS).
  • I have conducted audits according to Blue Book/Inspection standards.
  • I have used American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), or other standards performing audits in the private sector.
  • None of the above.
6 Select the type of audit projects in which you have the most experience. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Performance or internal audits
  • Financial statement audits
  • Attestations
  • Circular A-123 or internal reviews
  • None of the above
7

I have experience performing the following analytical and evaluative activities: (Check all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have applied fact-finding, analytical, and investigative techniques in developing and resolving audit issues.
  • I have evaluated comments received on proposed recommendations or policy changes to determine if they are feasible, enforceable, and acceptable in the view of accomplishing program missions and goals.
  • I have assisted in conducting interviews to obtain information on program missions, functions, procedures and data.
  • I have used qualitative and quantitative methods, and other statistical approaches and techniques to assess program effectiveness.
  • None of the above.
8 Select those that best describe your oral communication skills: (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I regularly communicate project strategies, goals, or priorities in presentations.
  • I explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings and recommendations.
  • I brief team members and managers outside of the IG's office on project goals and accomplishments.
  • I persuade others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or take another course of action.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the choice(s) that best describes your writing skill: (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared written presentation(s) of factual data and information.
  • I have prepared work papers that reflect my analysis and recommendations.
  • I have prepared portions of written products that are widely distributed within an agency or to a limited external audience.
  • I have written clear and effective reports and other materials for specialized audiences
  • I have written technical and non-technical reports and presented data and information to a full range of internal and external individuals.
  • None of the above.
10

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: 13

1 Please select the response that best describes your experience conducting audits. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-12 in the federal service as described in the specialized experience section of this announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirements described in the specialized experience section of this announcement.
2 Select the one response that best describes your highest level of knowledge and experience in planning, conducting, and reporting on financial statement audit work in accordance with Government Auditing Standards (GAS) and/or Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS). Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in planning, conducting, and reporting on attestation engagements and on Federal financial statement audits in accordance with GAS, GAAS, and the Chief Financial Officers Act, and I have provided oversight to Independent Public Accountants performing such audits and engagements.
  • I have assisted in planning, conducting, and reporting on Federal financial statement audits in accordance with GAS, GAAS, and the Chief Financial Officers Act and I have provided oversight to Independent Public Accountants performing such audits and engagements.
  • I have assisted in planning, conducting, and reporting on Federal financial statement audits in accordance with GAS, GAAS, and the Chief Financial Officers Act.
  • I have assisted in planning, conducting, and reporting on financial statement audits in accordance with GAS.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
3 Select the response that describes your highest level of knowledge and experience in performing accounting work in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) Statements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience as an accountant independently preparing trial balances, financial schedules, reports, and/or statements, in accordance with GAAP and/or FASAB.
  • I have experience assisting in the preparation of trial balances, financial schedules, reports, and/or statements, in accordance with GAAP and/or FASAB.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
4 Please indicate which of the following types of audits you have personally produced as a central part of a job. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Financial Statements Reports
  • Performance
  • Information Technology Controls
  • Attestations
  • Single audit
  • Contract and grant
  • None of the above.
5 Select the one response that describes your highest level of experience in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in the preparation of audit reports and review draft audit reports for accuracy and compliance with applicable standards.
  • I have assisted in the preparation of an entire audit report to summarize the results of an audit.
  • I have drafted portions of audit reports.
  • I have summarized the results of audits for sections of an audit program.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
6 Select the one response that best describes your highest level of experience in oral communication (e.g. explains or defends complex ideas or information clearly and adapts to the audience?s level of knowledge; thoughts are extremely well organized; actively listens to others, anticipates questions and clarifies communications). Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in briefings to top audit management or other high level officials that provided a clear understanding of the audit objectives and a defense of the findings, conclusions, and recommendations. I have experience in participating in entrance conferences with officials to explain audit objectives and to obtain pertinent data and access to records. I have independently conducted interviews.
  • I have experience in participating in entrance conferences with officials to explain audit objectives and to obtain pertinent data and access to records. I contributed to the defense of the decisions, conclusions, findings and recommendations. I have independently conducted interviews to obtain routine and specialized information.
  • I contributed to the defense of the decisions, conclusions, findings and recommendations. I have independently conducted interviews to obtain routine and specialized information.
  • I have independently conducted interviews to obtain routine and specialized information.
  • I do not possess the experience described above.
7 Select the one response that describes your highest level of experience in problem solving (e.g. uses logic to identify alternatives to solve complex or sensitive problems; anticipates problems, and identifies and evaluates potential sources of information and generates alternatives to solve problems where precedents do not exist, determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and makes recommendations). Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in using statistical sampling techniques, analyzing sampling data, and data from various other sources to identify trends, patterns, and findings that lead to supportable conclusions and will result in sound recommendations for corrective actions.
  • I have experience assessing information from databases, conducting analyses of complex data, and using sampling to complete audit objectives and make sound recommendations.
  • I have experience in analyzing program/financial data trends or anomalies and identify their signiificance and use to make sound judgments reflected in proposed alternatives and recommendations.
  • I do not have the experience as described above.
8 Select the one response that describes your highest level of experience in teamwork (e.g. encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and tream spirit; works with others to achieve goals). Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in setting goals, coaching, monitoring accomplishment of team goals and objectives, fostering team cooperation, communicating and resolving potential conflicts. I have informed senior management of employees' strengths and areas that may need improvement or development (information for performance appraisals and Individual Development Plans). I have acted as a liaison between the team and senior management and kept the team informed of management's position.
  • I have expereince in fostering team cooperation, communication, and development, and taking the initiative to resolve potential conflicts or problems that could distract from meeting team goals.
  • I have experience training and coaching others to develop or improve their skills.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
9 Select the one response that describes your highest level of interpersonal skills (e.g., showing understanding, professionalism, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; developing and maintaining effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult hostile, or distressed); relating well to people from diverse backgrounds. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in leading and motivating audit team members from various backgrounds in a professional and courteous manner and resolving significant conflicts among the audit team as well as conflicts with auditee personnel.
  • I have experience in interacting with people from various backgrounds in a professional and courteous manner and promoting open, candid, constructive, and regular exchanges and sharing of information among team members and communications with auditee personnel.
  • I have experience in interacting with people from various backgrounds in a professional and courteous manner regardless of their backgrounds.
  • I do not have the experience or skills described 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 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.
3 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
4 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
5 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