Auditor (Information Technology)

Washington D.C.
Feb 26, 2018
Feb 26, 2018
Audit and Tax
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be required to travel up to 25%.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Position has educational/degree requirements.
  • If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form prior to your first day of employment and annually thereafter.

    This position is designated as High Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

    You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A. 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- B. 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 A, 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.
    For specific occupational requirements of this position visit the OPM website at: To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. YOU MUST SUBMIT A LEGIBLE COPY OF YOUR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT, OR A COPY OF YOUR CPA OR CIA CERTIFICATE IN ORDER TO PROVE THAT YOU MEET THE BASIC REQUIREMENT. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT A TRANSCRIPT OR CERTIFICATE, YOU WILL BE RATED INELIGIBLE. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. AND In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

    To qualify for the GS-12 level, you must to have at least one year of full time specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 level in the federal service). The specialized experience for this position is defined as: experience planning, conducting and reporting on complex audits involving information technology in accordance with applicable guidance, including Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to evaluate the adequacy of information systems.

    To qualify for the GS-13 level, you must have at least 1 full year of experience (equivalent to the GS-12 level in the federal service). The specialized experience for this position is defined as: experience planning, coordinating and conducting complex audits, studies or analyses of organizations, financial records, and/or information technology systems; writing audit reports; developing data gathering instruments; conducting special studies; testing controls; conducting briefings; and developing recommendations for action in accordance with applicable guidance, including Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

    To be consider qualified, your resume must clearly demonstrate, through examples of work, that you meet the above specialized experience.

    Your answers to the on-line assessment will be use to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

    1. Ability to conduct complex audits of IT programs, functions and operations using financial and performance audit, and evaluation techniques, to improve system efficiency and effectiveness; security of networks and operating systems and system development life controls.
    2. Knowledge of the governing auditing and Information Technology laws, regulations, and policies such as, generally accepted accounting principles, GAAS, OMB Circulars, GAO guidance, GPRA, FISMA, CobiT and other NIST guidelines, etc. in order to develop and implement IT audit strategies and guidelines that focus on various audit approaches, methodologies to assist in planning, executing, assessing, testing, reporting, and resolving complex IT audit problems.
    3. Ability to identify problems, determine accuracy and relevance of information, generate and evaluate alternatives, and decide on a course of action or make recommendations for resolution.
    4. Ability to write detailed IT-audit reports including substantive findings and recommendations.
    5. Ability to verbally communicate various types of information to a variety of audiences to convey factual information, provide guidance, obtain consensus, and/or persuade others to adopt recommendations.

    Basic Requirement:
    As part of the application process, you are required to submit college transcripts, a list of courses, or certification described in the Required Documents section of this announcement. However, if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA. More information on verification of education can be found here:

    This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment. The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.

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    If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified Category.

    We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.

    NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.
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