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Auditor (Performance)

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

As the Auditor(Performance), you will:
  • Perform audits using appropriate audit techniques, analyze data to support findings, and develop recommendations to improve workflows, processes and controls, correct deficiencies and better mitigate risk.
  • Assess the efficiency and productivity of internal workflows and make recommendations for improvement to optimize efficiency.
  • Recommend ways to improve procedures or align them more closely with company mission, vision, values, and goals.
  • Study policy, regulations and best practices and compare them with actual business activities.
  • Objectively review the organization's business processes, evaluating the efficacy of risk management, protecting against fraud and theft, and ensuring the organization is complying with relevant laws and statutes; prepare comprehensive audit work papers documenting audit work performed.
  • Conduct research and perform preliminary audit inquiries. Inquiry areas include identification of organizational elements and key personnel responsible, analysis of goals and objectives, discussions with National Gallery officials, physical inspections, review of management reports and procedures.
  • Recommend audit scope and develop review methodology.
  • Provide advice or expertise to the senior auditor, the audit committee of the Board of Trustees, Director, Executive Team, or Congressional inquiries relating to audit matters.
  • Act as an objective source of independent advice.
  • Discuss audit findings with key stakeholders to develop constructive final report; prepare a comprehensive final report summarizing the audit results.
  • Meet with top management officials to present audit findings, explain the significance of conclusions, and justify recommendations.
  • Meet with the Director and/or Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees to report on the status of audits, findings, and recommendations to improve the work processes.
  • Present findings to upper management in the form of reports and presentations.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.


Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-511-13.

GS-13: Candidates must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in responsibility to the federal GS-12 level, auditing performance of an organization for compliance with policies and procedures.

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-511-14.

GS-14: Candidates must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in responsibility to the federal GS-13 level, leading others in auditing organizational performance.

Your application and resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must show in your résumé how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. If asked to do so, cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.
  • Auditing - Knowledge of audit methods, principles, and regulations to objectively review the organizations business processes.
  • Audit Design - Ability to design audits that provide effective data to be used for developing and implementing internal controls and processes.
  • Advising - Skill in providing objective, expert, technical advice, and recommendations to leadership.
  • Presenting - Ability to present information in a clear, informative, and professional manner to a wide variety of audiences.

  • Writing Sample:

    Note: Applicants who are referred to the hiring office for selection consideration may be required to submit writing and/or work samples as part of the interview/selection process. If the hiring office decides to request a writing and/or work sample as part of its selection process, the vacancy contact will reach out to you by email to: (1) inform you of this requirement; and (2) provide further instructions.

    "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

    Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration under merit promotion procedures.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


    Basic Requirements for Performance Auditors

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

  • 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.

  • Additional information

    The National Gallery of Art fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.


    • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

    EEO Policy:

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy:

    Veterans Information:

    Selective Service Registration:

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