Washington D.C.
Apr 19, 2018
Apr 27, 2018
Audit and Tax
Full Time

Occasional travel - Frequent travel is expected.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Pre-employment Screening Assessment is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Public Financial Disclosure Required (OGE 450).
  • Relocation expenses are NOT authorized.
  • A one (1) year probationary period MAY be required.
  • A background investigation MAY be required.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Pre-employment Screening Assessment is required.
  • CONFIDENTIAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT: If selected, you will be required to submit Form OGE-450 within 30 days of your initial appointment date, and annually thereafter. Selectee is subject to Financial Disclosure Requirements in 5 CFR 2635 (e) regarding business or personal transactions with applicants, borrowers, or business contacts who have or who are seeking business with USDA.

    SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN) – Your SSN is required under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your record from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your SSN is used to seek information about your from your employers, schools, banks, and other who may know you. Failure to provide your SSN on your application materials will result in your application not being processed.

    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION – 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 hiring office at 202-720-0966. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – The USDA OIG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, political affiliation, union, or non-union affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, or any other non-merit factors.

    DIRECT DEPOSIT – All employees must have their salary sent to a financial institution of their choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

    EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION - Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" system. Federal law requires the use of E-VERIFY to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.

    SECURITY CLEARANCE - Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance. 

    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.


    BASIC REQUIREMENTS: In order to be considered for this position, you must meet the basic requirement described below:

    1. 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.").


    1. 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 applicants background must also include one of the following:
    2. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
    3. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;
    or c. 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 applicants education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements. 

    GS 12
    In addition to the basic requirements described above, the incumbent must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal government.  Specialized experience is defined as:  planning and executing audit assignments; working with a team performing specific audit assignments; assisting with the drafting of audit surveys or programs; actively participating in briefings before and after audit results; assisting with the writing of draft and final audit reports; and assisting with identifying, evaluating, and recommending changes to technical writing. In addition to these requirements, the incumbent must show that they have drafted and reviewed audit documentation for technical competency and compliance with audit standards.

    GS 13
    In addition to the basic requirements described above, the incumbent must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal government.  Specialized experience is defined as:  planning and executing audits, leading a team performing specific audit assignments; drafting audit surveys or programs; conducting briefings before and after audit results; writing draft and final audit reports; and identifying, evaluating, and recommending changes to technical writing. In addition to these requirements, the incumbent must show that they have independently drafted and reviewed audit reports for technical competency and compliance with audit standards.    



    If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here: Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

    Time-In-Grade Requirement: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5CFR 300, Subpart F.

    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel. • Career Transition Assistance Plan(CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, provide proof of eligibility to include your most recent performance appraisal, SF-50, and proof of eligibility such as a RIF separation notice or letter from OPM/your agency. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles will be considered well-qualified if achieving a rating of 85 or above. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on OPMs Career Transition Resources website at
    • This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Employee participation is at the discretion of the supervisor.
    • VEOA Eligibles - If applying under VEOA, you must include your DD-214, SF-15 and VA letter (if applicable). If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your unit which states the date you entered active duty and the date you are separating. Your separation date must be within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement. For more information on the VEOA, consult the Vets Guide at: Veterans Guide .
    • Additional selections may be made if additional vacancies occur within 90 days of the issuance of the certification of eligibles.





    Read more

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

    You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below:

    • 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.
    • Knowledge of the governing auditing 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 audit strategies and guidelines that focus on various audit approaches and methodologies to assist in planning, executing, assessing, testing, reporting, and resolving complex audit problems
    • 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.
    • Ability to write detailed audit working papers and reports including substantive findings and recommendations.
    • 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.

    Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred.

    Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

    To view the application form, visit:

    Read more Security clearance Other

    Similar jobs