Bethesda, Maryland
Jan 25, 2023
Jan 27, 2023
Audit and Tax
Full Time

In this position, you will serve as an Auditor. Typical work assignments include but are not limited to:
  • Lead audits of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) programs, contracts, operations, and program participants to assess compliance with laws, regulations, and standard operating procedures.
  • Conduct various types of assessments that include performance, financial, information systems, and programs.
  • Provide guidance and assignments to junior staff members.
  • Prepare written audit and inspection plans that are designed to address the objective.
  • Review all audit related documents to ensure adherence to all policies and regulations.
  • Prepare draft and final audit and inspection reports for approval.
  • Coordinate with the CPSC's Office of Procurement Services to develop an acquisition plan and contract solicitation.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration required.
  • You must be able to obtain and hold a High-Risk Non-Sensitive Public Trust clearance.
  • Status Candidates must submit an SF-50 and recent appraisal.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
  • Time-in-Grade must be met by the closing date of the announcement
  • New employees must serve a one year probationary period.
  • All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
  • Merit promotion and/or non-competitive referral lists may be issued based on the needs of the agency.
  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.


To qualify for this position you must meet the following Basic Requirement and Specialized Experience at the GS-12 and/or GS-13 level:

Basic Requirement:

A. Have a Bachelor's or higher degree in auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration or accounting. (Note: Transcripts must be provided)


B. 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.
  • Note: Documentation must be provided

    GS-12 Specialized Experience:

    You qualify for the GS-12 grade level if you possess at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) performing the following duties:
  • Conducting performance audit or evaluation assignments under supervision in accordance with established federal guidelines and regulations;
  • Analyzing and summarizing data;
  • Assisting in the preparation of portions of the draft and final reports.

  • GS-13 Specialized Experience:

    You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) performing the following duties:
  • Conducting performance audits or evaluations under minimal supervision in accordance with established federal guidelines and regulations;
  • Gathering, identifying, and analyzing program data;
  • Drafting and presenting final reports to leadership.

  • NOTE: Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire, the qualification and time-in-grade requirements. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating.

    Time-in-Grade Requirements: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under a non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying).NOTE: Current employees MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment ("position occupied" block 34 on the SF-50 should show a "1"), tenure group (block 24 should show a 1 or 2), grade, and salary. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include appointment, reassignment, with-in grade/range increase and promotion actions). Please note : Pay adjustments and awards do not include the length of time in your current position, therefore, they are NOT acceptable . If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof.

    You MUST meet all qualification requirements, including Time-in-Grade, by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification AND time-in-grade claims will be subject to verification.

    Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , persons with disabilities , and those covered under the Interchange Agreement possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the documentation that is required, click on the links in Who May Be Considered section.


    Education must be from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For additional information, refer to the U.S. Department of Education web site at .

    Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the courses.

    Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information.

    All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    Additional information

    If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

    E-VerifyDHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

    You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Other Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application status as well as verify the documentation submitted with your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.

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