Auditor/Management Analyst (0511/0343)

Rockville, Maryland
May 23, 2019
May 31, 2019
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Office of Audits.
  • The supervisor is the Assistant Inspector General Audits (AIGA)
  • This position is non-bargaining unit.
  • This position may require occasional travel.
  • Expenses associated with an interview will be paid; however, expenses associated with a relocation will NOT be paid.

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As an Auditor/Management Analyst for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), you will perform program evaluations and audit work in accordance with the OIG Audit Manual and the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) publication "Government Auditing Standards".

You will participate in planning, fieldwork, and reporting of findings and recommendations. You will be responsible for the preparation of detailed summaries, draft findings, and portions of the final audit report; analyzing data and examining the operations and management of NRC and Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) programs.

In addition, you will prepare work papers ensuring documentation is in accordance with OIG policies and procedures and professional audit and evaluation standards.

Applications for this vacancy will be retrieved and reviewed for referral before the conclusion of the vacancy posting. The retrieval dates are listed below:

1st cut-off: May 20, 2019
Final cut-off: June 3, 2019

Applicants for this vacancy may be considered for similar vacancies (i.e., those having comparable duties, same grade level, and same full performance level) that arise within the Office of the Inspector General. Additionally, this appointment may be converted to a permanent appointment without further competition.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel to regional offices and nuclear facilities may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Background investigation leading to a "Q" clearance is required.
  • This is a Drug Testing position.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


In addition to the basic education/knowledge requirements described above, you must also have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.

Specialized experience is demonstrated by having knowledge of the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and applicable Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines. Candidates should be able to apply audit techniques and procedures, have basic skill in conducting and reporting on audits and/or evaluations that promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness.

The ideal candidate for this position will be able to demonstrate the following:

(1) Ability to conduct audits or evaluate programs. (Discuss the methods you use to research, gather and analyze facts, and study to resolve a problem.)

(2) Knowledge of Federal auditing standards, methodologies, techniques, and procedures. (Discuss the methods you use to research, gather, analyze facts, data, information, and draw conclusions.)

(3) Skill in effectively communicate results of analysis and solutions to problems. (Describe the kinds of oral presentations you have made and the type of original writing you have generated including the purpose and audience of your oral presentations and written communications.)

(4) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, agency officials, and others. (Provide examples of specific assignments that required you to use tact, diplomacy, and negotiation skills to achieve cooperation and develop consensus.)


Applicants for this position must meet the following educational requirement for the Auditing series 0511 only:

A. Degree in 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. -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:
  • Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; or
  • A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
  • 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 conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

  • Additional information

    The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

    Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit:

    Selectee's will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

    A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.

    The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to any vacancy questions to determine your level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements. If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager.

    Your resume and responses in the additional space provided are the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume and responses that directly relate to this position.
    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Q Access Authorization

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    List of supplemental material that may be applicable:

    If you are a NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement saying that one is not available.

    If you are a current/reinstatement eligible Federal employee with status (Tenure Group 1 or 2), you will be considered under our merit promotion procedures and must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility. In addition, current Federal employees are required to submit a copy of their most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) for the 2018 performance cycle.

    Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service; Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter.) You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at

    If you are applying for a position that requires a college degree or courses in a specific educational path, you must submit your College Transcripts that substantiate your qualifications.

    All supplemental documents will now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

    1. Use the "USAJoBs" feature to download documents from your USAJOBs portfolio; or
    2. use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer. The following types of documents can be uploaded: .gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc; or
    3. use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.
    As an NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent performance appraisal or a statement saying that one is not available. You may do so either electronically, following the instructions below, or by sending one copy by mail to:

    Michelle Williams
    O-5 E13, or

    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    One White Flint North
    11555 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, MD 20852-2738
    Attn: Michelle Williams, O-5 E13

    All supplemental documents can now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

    1. Use the "USAJOBs" feature to download documents from your USAJOBs portfolio; or
    2. use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer. The following types of documents can be uploaded:
    .gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc; or
    3. use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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