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Grade: 14

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Grade: All Grades

1 I meet one of the following basic requirements for this position because: Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a degree in auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration, or accounting.
  • I possess at least 4 years of experience in Performance Auditing, or an equivalent combination of performance auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional auditing knowledge. My background also includes one of the following: A certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor or a Certified Public Accountant, obtained through written examination; or completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in auditing or accounting, e.g., 15 semester hours.
  • I do not meet any of these basic requirements.
2

I understand that I am responsible for submitting a copy of my transcripts showing hours and grades, UNLESS currently in the occupational series (0511) to which I am applying. My inability to provide the required documents will result in being ineligible for the position.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3

I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 13 level in the Federal service as described below:

Specialized experience is experience as a lead auditor, auditor-in-charge, or equivalent or higher level position including audit manager, senior manager or audit director which routinely required planning, conducting, leading, overseeing, or supervising audits or evaluations under generally accepted government auditing standards and other professional standards.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 As a team leader I have effectively performed the following duties: Answer to this question is required
  • Identified skills gaps for my team and provided feedback to close those skills gaps.
  • Set work priorities and adjusted workflow among multiple audit or evaluation team members to accomplish work objectives.
  • Established effective measurement systems to monitor and adjust workload and assignments and determine methods to provide better service.
  • Evaluated existing processes and re-engineered/streamlined processes based on review of results.
  • Coached and mentored team members to meet milestones and achieve desired results.
  • Reported progress to management.
  • Resolved conflicts, differences or problems among team members to support consensus building.
  • Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness.
  • Set goals, milestones, and clear expectations to team members.
  • None of the above.
5

Select the one best response describing your experience in leading or managing teams performing audits or evaluations related to federal agencies.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a manager or director in a federal OIG or other government auditing entity performing performance and/or financial audits/evaluations or other similar reviews. In that position, I led multiple teams of auditors, evaluators or financial analysts in performing audits, evaluations, reviews, or studies.
  • I have served as a manager for an internal review function of a federal agency or in an internal audit department. In that position, I led multiple teams of auditors, evaluators or financial analysts in performing audits, evaluations, reviews, or studies.
  • I have served as an auditor or evaluator-in-charge or in an equivalent position (i.e., senior or lead auditor) in a federal OIG or other government auditing entity performing performance and/or financial audits/evaluations or other similar reviews. In that position, I led a team of auditors, evaluators, or financial analysts in performing audits, evaluations, reviews, or studies.
  • I have served as an auditor or evaluator-in-charge or in an equivalent position (i.e., senior or lead auditor) for an internal review function of a federal agency or in an internal audit department. In that position, I led a team of auditors, evaluators, or auditors, evaluators or financial analysts in performing audits, evaluations, or studies of federal, state or quasi-public agencies.
  • I have no experience in managing teams performing audits or evaluations related to federal agencies.
6 From the following list of interpersonal communication skills, please identify those reflecting your highest level of proficiency. Answer to this question is required
  • I facilitate the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is essential to meet program requirements.
  • I continue to interact and perform my responsibilities when frequent changes, delays or unexpected events occur arise major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments.
  • I provide direction, guidance or instruction to members of inter-disciplinary teams responsible for carrying out work assignments or projects.
  • I administer consequences, hold others accountable, and enforce program policies and standards.
  • I deliver high quality individual and group performance under tight time constraints and/or competing demands.
  • I work with representatives of outside groups that hold opposing views or positions to resolve issues.
  • I build and sustain working relationships with outside persons in order to obtain information or commitments to take action.
  • I interact with representatives of outside groups in order to accomplish my employer’s goals.
  • I persuade agency officials to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques in order to improve their operations.
  • None of the above.
7

Select the type of audit or evaluation assignments you have led or managed.

Answer to this question is required
  • Financial related
  • Performance
  • Information Technology
  • Compliance
  • Contract monitoring (the work of CPAs or state and local auditors)
  • Explorative or research based
  • None of the above.
8 Please select your highest level of accomplishment employing auditing and evaluation standards, procedures, and practices when planning audits and evaluations to a variety of programs, functions and systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have occasionally planned audits and evaluations with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee involving programs, functions and systems.
  • I have routinely planned audits and evaluations involving programs, functions and systems as a regular part of a job, independently, and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I am considered and sought out by management as a technical expert in planning audits and evaluations and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency.
  • I have supervised the planning of audits and evaluation involving a variety of complex programs, functions, and systems.
  • I have not performed and/or supervised this task/competency.
9 Select the one response that most accurately describes your ability to prioritize and organize work within constrained deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • I set goals or objectives with the assistance and advice of my supervisor and generally work on one project at a time.
  • My supervisor sets the overall priority and schedule for a project. I set the goals and priorities for tasks and assignments within those parameters. I usually completed my assignments timely and make arrangements with my supervisor when I am unable to timely complete an assignment.
  • I have been responsible for a program area within a major discipline. Within the program area I generally set my own objectives, priorities and timelines. I regularly undertake and complete projects simultaneously, completing them timely and with minimal guidance from my manager.
  • On a regular and recurring basis, I have managed several large-scale, complex, and disparate programs or critical assignments simultaneously.
  • None of the above.
10 I have planned audits and reviews requiring an understanding and application of the following types of Federal Government programs and activities. Answer to this question is required
  • Federal lending or financial industry oversight programs
  • Internal controls and corporate governance.
  • Financial management (including financial reporting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and cost accounting systems).
  • Acquisition policy and implementation.
  • Human capital management.
  • Information technology management and security.
  • Investment policy and portfolio management, as it relates to investments in U.S. government securities.
  • Economic research.
  • Strategic planning and performance measurement.
11 Select the one response that most accurately reflects your highest level of experience using Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, (GAGAS) and Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have routinely provided technical direction to audit or evaluation team members on the application of auditing standards to complex audit situations involving designing part or all of an audit or evaluation program.
  • I have occasionally provided technical direction on auditing standards to audit or evaluation team members and implemented direction received.
  • I have implemented technical direction received when applying the auditing standards to complex audit situations.
  • I am considered and sought out by management as a technical expert in applying auditing standards to complex audit situations involving designing part or all of an audit program.
  • I have received training in GAGAS and I am familiar with the auditing standards.
  • I have no experience with GAGAS.
12 Select all the audit standards, federal laws, regulations, and circulars you have used in audits or evaluations. Answer to this question is required
  • Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book) or Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.
  • Institute of Internal Auditors’ Statements on Internal Auditing Standards.
  • Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA).
  • Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation (Inspection Standards)
  • Federal Information System Control Audit Manual (FISCAM).
  • Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA).
  • OMB Circular A-133 or A-11.
  • United States Standard General Ledger.
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations.
  • Appropriations Law.
  • Federal Financial Management Improvement Act (FFMIA).
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government (Greenbook).
  • Financial Audit Manual (FAM).
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Publications.
  • Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publications.
13 Select all the choices describing your experience using electronic/digital audit/evaluation techniques. Answer to this question is required
  • I have used automated working papers such as TeamMate, to perform and/or supervise audits.
  • I have used spreadsheets and database programs to identify and document violations of laws, regulations, or requirements.
  • I have used data analysis applications and programs to identify accounting errors or the misuse of accounting treatments.
  • I have used data analysis applications and programs to identify data quality issues or select transaction samples.
  • I have used data analysis applications and programs to identify violations of laws, regulations, or requirements, including potential fraudulent activities.
  • None of the above.
14 While serving as a team leader or manager, select the answer that best describes how you kept communication lines open to stakeholders, subordinates and senior management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience keeping communication lines open to stakeholders, subordinates and senior management as a team leader or manager.
  • I established procedures to obtain feedback from stakeholders, subordinates, and senior management and followed up on issues raised in the work unit.
  • I discussed issues arising during an audit informally and separately with stakeholders, subordinates and senior management.
  • I brought together parties with divergent perspectives on controversial issues and through effective listening and feedback, found common ground to move beyond impasse.
15 Which of the following items describe your audit-related experience with oral communication. Answer to this question is required
  • Led entrance and exit conferences.
  • Made presentations to auditors, evaluators, or other industry practitioners outside your organization.
  • Led interviews.
  • Led presentations for senior management.
  • Made presentations to an audit committee or similar governing body within an organization.
  • None of the above.
16 Which of the following written products have you routinely prepared, reviewed and or approved. Answer to this question is required
  • Audit or evaluation reports of a program or business function in one agency division or component.
  • Audit or evaluation reports of a program or business function impacting multiple agency divisions or components.
  • Audit or evaluation reports of a program or business function impacting the entire agency.
  • Comprehensive outlines of audit or evaluation findings, including recommendations.
  • Comprehensive summaries of work performed.
  • Formal memorandums to agency officials.
  • PowerPoint presentations.
  • Articles for internal or external publications.
  • Study or research reports.
  • Detailed exhibits, schedules and other documents.
  • Policies, guidelines, directives, user documentation and instructions or operating procedures.
  • Technical proposals or quality manuals.
  • None of the above.
17 Are you a current or former Executive Branch political appointee who served on a political Schedule A or Schedule C appointment within the past 5 years? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No