ASSISTANT INSPECTOR GENERAL - AUDITS

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 01, 2022
Closes
Oct 08, 2022
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Please Note: Incumbent selected will onboard January 2023

Due to COVID-19, the agency has been in a maximum telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to telework upon your appointment. As employees are permitted to return to the off ice, you may be required to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include telework options and/or flexible work scheduling. The flexibilities may be requested in accordance with EXIM OIG policies for telework and time and attendance.


To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply.

This position is located in the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), Office of Inspector General (OIG). EXIM is an independent executive agency and a wholly-owned government corporation. The Assistant Inspector General for Audits is responsible for assignments on matters of special concern to the Agency in the policy direction and coordination of audits and investigations related to its programs and operations. These assignments are usually broad-based, touching upon wide program areas or activities within the Agency. Reviews existing and proposed legislation and regulations relating to programs and operations of EXIM and makes recommendations in the semiannual reports required by Section 5(a) of the IG Act concerning the impact of such legislation or regulations on the economy and efficiency in the administration of programs and operations administered or financed by the Agency or the prevention and detection of fraud and abuse in such programs and operations. Responsible for ensuring that these policies, procedures, and regulations are consistent with the intent of laws, and are administratively sound, efficient, and economical in operation.

At the full performance level, duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Participates with and provides advice and assistance to the IG on all matters pertaining to management and administration of audits of EXIM, the accomplishment of the audit mission supporting EXIM and the practice of professional auditing in the public and private sectors
  • Develops a vision, goals, objectives, plans and priorities for the EXIM OIG audit function and identifies and implements methods and processes for achieving these goals
  • Represents the IG in a variety of forums including senior level meetings with EXIM staff, the Board of Directors, and other Government officials, professional and trade conferences and symposiums and working groups, committees and councils dealing with key aspects of the OIG mission
  • Maintains an audit, inspection, and evaluation program that balances numerous competing immediate and longer-term priorities for the analytical capabilities of the Office of Audits
  • Designs and implements an assignment quality program that includes: policies and procedures for performing audits, inspections, and evaluations; style guidance for resulting products; performance management including appropriate metrics; a focus on exceptional compliance with professional standards; and structured supervisory and technical review for all products
  • Plans, directs and supervises all phases of the EXIM audit, inspection, and evaluation program to ensure appropriate coverage is given to all EXIM programs and operations based upon their significance to the EXIM mission and vulnerability to waste, fraud and mismanagement
  • Serves as the EXIM OIG representative for matters involving audit, inspection, and evaluation activities between EXIM OIG and other Federal agencies having an interest in the auditing and financial reporting functions, including the GAO, OMB, Congressional committees and other Executive and Legislative organizations of the United States Government, as well as the private sector. Coordinates program activities with the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIGI) in developing joint audit/investigative activities
  • Initiates nondiscriminatory practices and affirmative action for the area under his/her supervision in the following: (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all employees; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; (4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background and Security/Suitability Investigation
  • You may be required to serve a one year probationary period
  • Specialized experience MUST be documented on your resume
  • Must complete the required ECQs and/or MTQs
  • Current or Former Political Appointees: If you are, or have been employed in the last 5 years, you must disclose this information. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action with including from Federal Service.


Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Applicants will be assessed against the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs).

Applicants must submit written statements (narrative format ) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately. You are required to respond to all ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as 'ineligible.' Additional information on the ECQs is available at www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp . Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and results of your actions. Please limit your written statements to 1 1/2 pages per ECQ.


EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in Senior Level (SL) positions and are in addition to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications listed below.

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. Please limit your written statements to one to two pages per technical qualification. Failure to meet any one of the technical qualifications requirements automatically disqualifies an applicant.

MTQ 1 - Expert knowledge of and demonstrated experience conducting performance auditing, attestation, and financial statement auditing principles, techniques, and practices needed to interpret and apply Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) to promote economy and efficiency and detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in agency programs and operations.

MTQ 2 - Demonstrated experience leading the development and execution of an annual work plan. Experience must include: (1) taking a data-driven, risk-based approach to identifying program areas or issues where audit coverage is needed; (2) developing appropriate objectives, scope, and methodology; and (3) incorporating innovative procedures, where appropriate.

MTQ 3 - Demonstrated experience leading a team of audit professionals charged with executing complex audit engagements. Experience must include: (1) supervising a staff of subordinates and/or managing contractors performing audit engagements; (2) managing audit execution and reporting to ensure the timely completion of impactful, high-quality reports that drive positive change; and (3) experience briefing potentially sensitive audit findings to senior government officials and/or congressional stakeholders.

For qualification determinations, your resume must contain the following for each work experience listed:
  • Organization/Agency's Name
  • Title
  • Salary (series and grade, if applicable)
  • Start and end dates (including the month and year)
  • Number of hours you worked per week
  • Relevant experience that supports your response to the specialized experience that is stated in the job announcement
If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

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.

Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. Please visit the following links for more information:
  • http://www.naces.org
  • http://www.fceatlanta.com
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined here .

Time-in-grade requirements must be met by 10/12/2022, the closing date of the announcement.

Education

  • Degree: auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration or accounting.

    or
  • Combination of education and experience: 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. The applicant's background must also include 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.
  • In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, the agency prefers the applicant possess the following:
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience at the GS-15 level or equivalent conducting Performance Auditing
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience at the GS-15 level or equivalent leading and managing a team of auditors


    Additional information

    Current or Former Political Appointees: Pursuant to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) oversight authority under section 1104(b)(2) of title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.) and section 5.2 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, OPM requires agencies to seek their approval prior to appointing any current or former political appointee to a permanent position (without time limits) in the civil service. A former or recent political appointee is someone who held a political appointment covered by OPM's policy within the previous 5-year period. OPM's oversight in this area safeguards merit system principles as well as fair and open competition free from political influence. If you are currently employed, or have been employed within the last 5 years, you must disclose this information. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.

    Please visit the following link for the types of political appointments:

    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:
    • Career Transition (ICTAP/CTAP)
    • Primary Appointing Authorities for Career and Career-Conditional Appointments
    • Hiring Authorities for Veterans
    • People with Disabilities
    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Ethical Standards/Financial Disclosure:

    EXIM is committed to the highest ethical standards. As an employee, you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch. You will be required to complete new employee ethics training within 3 months of your appointment.

    If this position is subject to financial disclosure requirements (either public or confidential depending upon your position), you will be required to complete a new entrant financial disclosure report within 30 days of your appointment.

    Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 80 or above based on the competencies listed above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information, please click here .