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Grade: 15

1 To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Auditor, GS-15, select the option that best describes your experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-14 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.
2 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for the Auditor position, select the option that best describes you education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in accounting/auditing OR a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration with 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing OR 18 semester hours in accounting/auditing PLUS 6 semester hours in business law.
  • I have 4 years of accounting/auditing experience OR an equivalent combination of accounting/auditing experience, college-level education, and training AND 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses OR 18 semester hours in accounting/auditing PLUS 6 semester hours in business law.
  • I have 4 years of accounting/auditing experience OR an equivalent combination of accounting/auditing experience, college-level education, and training AND a CERTIFICATE as a CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT or a CERTIFIED INTERNAL AUDITOR obtained through written examination.
  • I have 4 years of accounting/auditing experience OR an equivalent combination of accounting/auditing experience, college-level education, and training AND substantial course work in accounting or auditing which does not meet the 24 semester-hour requirement listed above. I have successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field; and a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that I have demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting/auditing that normally associated with a 4-year degree.

Grade: All Grades

1 Analyze accounting transactions to determine proper treatment and recording of costs, consistent with generally accepted accounting principles. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
2 Please select a response that best describes your experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Writing financial audit reports that identify noncompliance with regulations, inefficient practices, reach conclusions on the acceptability of costs, or opine on financial statements.
  • Consolidating separate reports on the same matters to reach overall conclusions on significant financial issues.
  • I do not have or do not meet any of the choices above.
3 Document and evaluate financial operating processes and procedures during financial statement audits and, if needed, make recommendations for improvement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
4 I have used computer-assisted audit techniques (e.g., statistical sampling software, data analysis software, spreadsheet applications, etc.) Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5 Please select the responses that best describe your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Received training in Government Auditing Standards and/or AICPA standards.
  • Consistently applied Government Auditing Standards or AICPA standards in all my assignments.
  • Reviewed the work of others for compliance with Government Auditing Standards or AICPA standards.
  • I do not have or do not meet any of the choices above.
6 Interpret Federal government auditing standards for other staff. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Select the type of audits in which you have experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Financial Statement Audits
  • Forensic Audits
  • Performance Audits
  • Information Technology (IT) systems
  • Contracts
  • None of the above.
8 I have the following experience in strategic planning and goal setting: Answer to this question is required
  • Develop annual and long-range plans, strategies and goals
  • Implement annual and long-range plans, strategies and goals
  • Manage annual and long-range plans, strategies and goals
  • Evaluate annual and long-range plans, strategies and goals
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
9 Do you have experience implementing change management methodologies, including strategy/policy deployment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Integrate the organization’s strategic plan, mission, and vision into a team’s goals, objectives and plans. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 Performed project management tasks including project planning, scheduling, tracking and reporting. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
12 Do you communicate formally and informally with staff and higher level officials to obtain and provide information? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 I have led a multi-disciplinary, diverse, professional staff or team. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Select the response that best describes your experience working with team members to solve problems and/or improve service providing enhanced organizational support: Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
15 I have performed the following performance management tasks: Answer to this question is required
  • Develop performance plans with subordinate staff members
  • Evaluate individuals on attainment of performance standards and objectives
  • Counsel employees on methods to improve their job performance.
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
16 Select the following personnel issues you have made recommendations and/or decisions on: Answer to this question is required
  • Leave
  • Disciplinary Actions
  • Promotions
  • Awards
  • Selections
  • None of the above
17 Do you have experience managing communications to higher level management concerning policy and technical issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 Experience distributing and balancing workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established workflow and employee skill levels and occupational specializations to assure timely accomplishment of the work units mission. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
19 Please choose all of the following professional standards under which you have performed and reported. Answer to this question is required
  • Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation.
  • American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) Guiding Principles for Evaluators.
  • Government Auditing Standards for performance audits.
  • Association of Inspectors General, Quality Standards for Inspections, Evaluations and Reviews.
  • Institute of Internal Auditors, Standards for Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • None of the above.
20 Please select the responses that best describe your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducting forensic audits by examining and testing financial records and controls
  • Conducting audits of integrated financial operations of an administered program
  • Conducting audits of an organization’s financial statements
  • Analyzing the financial impacts of changes to and make recommendations. administered programs or preparing financial projections
  • I do not have or do not meet any of the choices.
21 Recommend new methods to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of an audit/evaluation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
22 From the following list, please indicate as many statements that apply in describing your experience in conducting research: Answer to this question is required
  • Reviews Federal regulations or policies
  • Uses surveys or questionnaires to gather data.
  • Conducts research and summarizes results.
  • Assists in conducting interviews to obtain information.
  • Analyzes financial data against objective criteria to draw conclusions.
  • I do not meet any of the choices above.
23 Write final audit/evaluation reports which include findings that are sensitive (e.g. modified financial statement audit opinions) and/or cover multiple offices. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
24 Experience dealing with external agencies such as the Department of Treasury, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Government Accountability Office. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
25 Conduct audits of integrated financial operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
26 Do you have any of the GS-505, certifications; such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Yes, I am a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Yes, I am a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • No, I do not have any of the listed certifications.
  • None of the certifications I have are listed.
27 Where did you learn about this EPA Position? Answer to this question is required
  • Job Fair/Career Conference
  • Referral from a Professional Organization
  • Referral from a College/University Career Placement Office
  • Referral from a Professor or Academic Advisor
  • Referral from a current EPA employee
  • Referral from a friend or family member
  • EPA Internet Site
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) USA Jobs Internet Site
  • Referral from a State or Local government
  • Referral from another Federal Agency/Employee
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • USA Jobs iPhone/iPad Application
  • Other (w/Branch)
    27.1 If you answered Other please tell us how you learned about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.
28 Please look at the qualification requirements (both experience and/or education) that are stated in this vacancy announcement. Does your resume clearly contain this information in order to determine you are qualified for the position? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
29 I certify, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all the information in this application is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application, or in any document or interview associated, I may be fined or imprisoned, denied employment, or removed and debarred from Federal service. That any info I give may be investigated. By responding No to this item I will not be considered for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
  • No, I do not certify the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith.
  • No, I do not understand the information provided above.
30 For each position listed on your resume, did you include the position title, company, salary, weekly hours worked, and your actual beginning and ending dates of employment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
31 Have you reviewed the vacancy announcement "How to Apply" and required documents section to determine what supplemental material that you must provide? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No