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Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
JA-2019-9-28 DE
Hiring Agency:
GSA, Office of Inspector General
Position Title:
Open Period:
09/04/2019 - 09/11/2019


GS - 0511A 09
USD $62,415 - USD $81,135
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-time
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

San Francisco, CA, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Deborah Bell


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
This vacancy is open to all qualified U.S. Citizens.
Security Clearance Required:
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
About the Agency

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the General Services Administration (GSA) is one of the original OIGs established by the Inspector General Act of 1978. OIG provides oversight through auditing, inspections, and investigations of GSA's extensive procurement, real property, and related programs and operations, which primarily support other federal agencies. Applicants are encouraged to review the work and accomplishments of the GSA OIG on our website,

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Selected applicant must be able to acquire and maintain a government-issued travel charge card.


These positions are assigned to the Office of Audits (JA), Office of Inspector General (OIG), General Services Administration (GSA).  Under the general guidance of an Associate Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Auditing (ADAIGA)/Regional Inspector General for Auditing (RIGA) and a Supervisory Audit Manager, the Auditor is responsible for executing the day-to-day tasks and functions of performance audits.

As an Auditor, the incumbent performs the following responsibilities:

  • Serves on a team conducting performance audits.

  • Performs systematic examinations and analyses of financial-related records, reports, management controls, and policies and practices that impact the financial condition of GSA.

  • Prepares work papers/reports to document the audit process including audit objectives and related conclusions, deficiencies, and recommendations for corrective action.

  • Assists higher level auditors in determining areas of high risk to focus on during an audit.

  • Participates in and conducts audit interviews.

Qualifications and Evaluations


There is a positive education requirement for this position. Transcripts/certificates that reflect the requirements of the position must be provided with your application. (NOTE: YOU MUST PROVIDE LEGIBLE TRANSCRIPTS SHOWING COMPLETED COURSE WORK AND DEGREE(S) AWARDED AS VERIFICATION OF YOUR EDUCATION). To find out if your school is accredited, please use the Department of Education's link at:

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

This position is designated as a Public Trust Position. If selected, you will be required to complete OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with GSA OIG.

Key Requirements:
  • Background security investigation required
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or nationals
  • Applicants must apply online via USAJOBS (see "How to Apply" section)
  • Education Requirements:

    Basic Education Requirements: Degree:  Accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor."); OR

    Combination of education and experience:  At least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:

    1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;

    2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or

    3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph 1, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.


    Applicants who apply to this vacancy will be qualified under CATEGORY RATING, placing qualified candidates in one of three groups:  BEST QUALIFIED, WELL QUALIFIED, OR QUALIFIED.  You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.

    The Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for this position are:

    1. Knowledge of auditing principles and practices such as the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.

    2. Ability to conduct financial and performance audits, and attestation engagements.

    3. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

    4. Skill in the analysis of programs to identify high risk areas for audits. 

    Additional assessments may be used for this position. If further assessments are used, you will be provided with instructions.

    CTAP/ICTAP QUALIFICATIONS: Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the GSA's Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be rated well qualified to receive priority selection consideration. You must submit the information outlined in the Supplemental Application Material section of this vacancy announcement to receive priority consideration. Applicants eligible for either CTAP or ICTAP will be considered well qualified if they earn a minimum score of 85. Further information on CTAP/ICTAP can be viewed at


    A Human Resources Specialist will verify your answers to the questions in your resume.  If your resume doesn’t support your answers, your score may be lowered, which could place you in a lower category.



    Applicants must demonstrate in their resume responses to the vacancy questions that they meet the basic education requirement as described by OPM and the specialized experience outlined below. For applicants All qualification and eligibility requirements for the position advertised must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the vacancy.

    Specialized experience:
    To qualify for the GS-0511-09 level, a candidate must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-0511-07 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has prepared the applicant with specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized Experience for this position is experience assisting in the conduct of financial and performance audits applying the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS); assisting in conducting complicated audits, performing work consisting of systemic evaluations, conducting activities relating to the detection of fraud and waste, and/or assisting in conducting performance and/or contract audits.

    • Education substitution GS-9:  Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree in accounting or a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. OR

    • Combination of education and experience. Note: Only graduate education in excess of one year is creditable.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits URL:
    Review our Benefits
    Other Information:
    • This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.
    • Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
    • Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    You must submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. Errors or omissions may result in your not being considered for this vacancy.  You can modify/complete your application any time before the vacancy date/time deadline. Simply return to USAJOBS, select the vacancy, and update your application.  For more detailed instructions on how to apply, read the Apply for a GSA Job on the GSA website.

    To begin, click the Apply Online button on the vacancy announcement.
    • Sign in or register on USAJobs and select a resume and documents to include in your application.
    • Once you have clicked Apply for this position now, you will be taken to the GSA site to complete the application process.
    • Click the Apply To This Vacancy and complete all steps in the application process until the Confirmation indicates your application is complete.  If you click Return to USAJobs or get timed out prior to receiving confirmation, your application will not be submitted and cannot be considered for this vacancy.
    • Note:  Review the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section of this announcement to determine which apply to you and must be submitted online. You may choose one or more of the following options to submit your document(s): Upload (from your computer); USAJOBS (click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer process) or FAX (read the “Fax instructions” provided prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information).
    Need Assistance? If you cannot complete any part of the application process listed above, contact the Human Resources Office/representative listed on the announcement prior to the announcement deadline for instructions on how to proceed. Be sure to receive prior HR approval to deviate from these instructions so that your application will be considered.  Technical assistance with your online application can be obtained by contacting the Help Desk at OR by calling (866) 656-6830 or (703) 269-4944 Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. ET.
    Required Documents:

    You must submit ALL required documents before the closing date/deadline to have a complete application. Review the following list to determine which documents must be submitted online.  

    Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: Effective Date, Position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, Tenure Group, Position Occupied Group, and Name of Agency.

    GSA OIG employees who currently hold a position in the Office of the Inspector General are not required to submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. Current GSA OIG employees must complete the online application and resume.

    GSA Employees: Current GSA employees must submit a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, indicating current position title, series, grade, and career tenure. Generally, SF-50's for awards does not contain this information.

    Current or Former Political Appointees:  An SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action) or an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: Effective Date, Position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, Tenure Group, Position Occupied Group, and Name of Agency.

    ICTAP/CTAP Eligible: Submit (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50 and (c) most recent performance rating.

    Veterans and applicants claiming veterans' preference: You must submit a copy of the applicable Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of applicable active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing the type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment. If you are claiming 10 point preference or Derived Preference (a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a deceased or disabled veteran), you must submit the following in addition to the DD-214: (1) completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement. A list of documents which serve as acceptable proof of entitlement is indicated on the SF-15 form.

    Active Duty Military Personnel - Submit certification on a letterhead from the appropriate military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) and military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

    Current Federal Employees or Reinstatement Eligibles:   Submit your latest SF-50. If your latest SF-50 is not relative to the position, you should submit both to ensure you are credited with all qualifying experience and time periods.

    Former Peace Corps or VISTA Volunteers:  Submit your Description of Service (DOS). Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) should also state their RPCV eligibility on their resume.

    People With Disabilities: Submit proof of eligibility and certification of job readiness. Select the link People With Disabilities for information on eligibility and documentation required.

    Applicants Applying Under Other Appointment Authorities: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.

    College Transcripts: If you are using some or all of your college education to meet qualification requirements for this position, you must submit a photocopy of your college transcript(s). If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education. See Application of Qualification Standards at OPM's General Schedule Qualification Policies website for information on crediting education.

    If you have listed any degree or certification on your resume, you must submit a photocopy with your application. If selected, an official/sealed transcript or certificate will be required prior to appointment.

    Next Steps:
    Once your completed application is received, your qualifications will be evaluated. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. Applicants may also check the status of their application on-line 24 hours a day through USAJOBS.

    Thank you for your interest in working for the U.S. General Services Administration, Office of Inspector General!