Auditor - Office of Audit

Washington D.C.
May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019
Audit and Tax
Full Time

50% or less - May require up to 50% travel

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening and medical questionnaire
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Moderate Background Investigation (MBI). Note: A Top Secret clearance is required for Human Resources and Support and Information Technology candidates.
  • May be required to successfully complete a 12-month probationary period
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued credit card

    You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or any other degree that includes 24 semester hours in accounting
    • At least four (4) years of experience conducting program or performance audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of programs, functions, and operations
    • Advanced degree in accounting or any other related business degree
    • Professional certification(s), i.e.: CPA, CIA, SixSigma, SAP FSCM, CPIM, FSCM, CFCM, CPCM, etc
    • Experience in TeamMate

    A structured Interview will be conducted for the top rated applicants to validate your experience meets the critical general competencies at the minimum proficiency level including:
    • Advanced knowledge of the theories, concepts, principles, and practices of auditing sufficient to conduct difficult assignments involving interfaces and inter-relationships between and among programs, functions, policies, and various issues.
    • Skill in intermediate to advanced planning, reporting and coordinating problem resolutions that involve a number of organizational entities; developing creative solutions to controversial problems; and conducting examinations that require an integrated analysis of intricate and complex agency activities.
    • Ability to design new and changing system and program environments due to new laws, regulations, and standards.
    • Ability to conceive new approaches to existing programs; establish programs central to the mission of the agency; resolve problems of vital importance to the agency where there are conflicting economic and public interests; and resolve issues where governing laws and regulations are highly interpretive and/or precedents are non-existent, obscure or conflicting.
    • Ability to develop and apply unique or extensive probing and analysis techniques and methods.

    Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit:

    The Auditor position(s) may be filled in the following locations:
    HR & Support: Bethesda, San Mateo, and Warrendale
    IT: Arlington, Eagan, Raleigh, and St Charles
    Network Processing: Arlington, Denver, Warrendale
    Supply Management & Facilities: Arlington, Bethesda, Boston, Dallas, Woburn
    Transportation: Arlington, Boston, Denver, Long Beach

    Audit Operations, Inspection Service, Finance, Financial Controls, Cost and Pricing, Delivery & Retail Operations, Sales, Marketing & International may also be filled from this announcement as they are authorized.

    The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.

    This position is being advertised at the Journey Band level - Exempt, equivalent to a GS-12 through GS-13. The salary range for this position is $64,490 - $99,691. The salary figures does not include locality pay. Career ladder to GS-13 equivalent is at management's discretion.

    Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the USPS OIG. We offer a broad array of benefits programs:
    Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Care Insurances with Flexible Spending options.
    For more information about these programs visit

    Retirement and Thrift Savings. For more information about these programs see and

    Flexible Work Schedules. USPS OIG offers a range of family friendly flexibilities including flexible work schedules, telework and employee assistance programs.

    Leave and Holidays. In addition to 10 paid holidays each year, you will earn 13 days of paid sick leave and 13 to 26 paid vacation days each year depending on your years of service.

    For further information, please refer to our website at:

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt (Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay; Exempt employees are not).

    Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here:

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

    Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EST on will be considered.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your responses to the online assessments completed during the application process. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Arithmetic - Performs computations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division correctly using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages.
    • Decision-Making - Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.
    • Mathematical-Reasoning - Solves practical problems by choosing appropriately from a variety of mathematical and statistical techniques.
    • Reasoning - Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.
    • Accountability - Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.
    • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
    • Flexibility - Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with ambiguity.
    • Integrity/Honesty - Contributes to maintaining the integrity of the organization; displays high standards of ethical conduct and understands the impact of violating these standards on an organization, self, and others; is trustworthy.
    • Interpersonal Skills - Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.
    • Learning - Uses efficient learning techniques to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills; uses training, feedback, or other opportunities for self-learning and development.
    • Self-Management - Sets well-defined and realistic goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.
    • Teamwork - Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
    • A structured Interview will be conducted for the top rated applicants to validate your experience meets the critical general competencies at the minimum proficiency level

    Read more Security clearance Other

    Drug test required Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process Credentialing

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