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Washington, D.C
Oct 09, 2019
Oct 17, 2019
Audit and Tax
Full Time


OIG audits and investigations lead to significant recoveries, the identification of cost-savings opportunities, and program improvements that directly enhance the U.S. Government's ability to extend development assistance; support economic growth; combat the spread of disease; promote democratic reform; and address food insecurity to countries around the world.

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This position is with USAID OIG Financial Audit Division. You will work as an Auditor under the direction of the Director of the Financial Audit Division of the Office of Inspector General for USAID. The Financial Audit Division is responsible for all financial statement audits and financial related mandated audits and engagements of the USAID, MCC, U.S. ADF, IAF, and OPIC.

Individuals hired for this position will receive developmental assignments with increasing complexity and responsibility targeted at providing the employee with the appropriate experience to progress to the GS-13 level.

As an Auditor specializing in Financial Statement Audits, you will:
  • Perform a variety of financial auditing engagements that are structured to the application of accounting principles, auditing standards, procedures, financial data analytics, and techniques.
  • Conduct research and gather information through observation, interview, record review, and other available sources (i.e. applicable laws, directives, financial manuals etc.).
  • Apply broad government guidelines and/or policy statements that require an in-depth knowledge and interpretation of government auditing principles.
  • Utilize professional accounting and auditing applications in the resolution of operational problems and implementations.
  • Test, analyze and identify complex financial and non-financial data to verify that it is complete, applicable, and sufficient to meet objectives of the audit test procedure or the audit engagement in general.
  • Perform systematic examinations and analysis of an agency financial-related records such as annual financial, reports, agency accounting systems, management controls, and policies and practices.
  • Perform reviews of an agency annual financial statements.
  • Assist the lead auditor in determining areas of high risk, internal control weaknesses and material misstatement to focus on during an audit.
  • Report to the lead auditor any unusual or questionable accounting or program practices, procedures, or operations.
  • Prepare clear and concise audit documentation, audit products, and other written/electronic products.
  • Serve as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR), conduct oversight over independent public accounting firms conducting audit work on behalf of the Office of Inspector General.
  • Draft / write segments of draft and final audit reports.
  • Identify findings that are supported by fact based evidence and makes recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Monitor progress of audit recommendations and other reports.
  • Maintains Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credentials as required.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid
  • Overnight travel may be required

Applicant must meet all eligibility, education, and qualification requirements.


Auditing Series, 0511 - Individual Occupational Requirements

Basic Requirements: 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.")


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 oneof 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.

In addition to the mandatory education requirements specified in this announcement, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below:

Specialized experience required for GS-11: To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-09 level in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) Performing audit steps and tasks of limited difficulty and complexity such as conducting financial statement audits, risk assessments, attestation reviews, agreed upon procedures; and (2) preparing draft audit reports using a practical application of auditing standards, procedures, and technology.

GS-11 grade level applicants may also qualify based on education or a combination of specialized experience and education: To qualify based on education, applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, if related. A combination of specialized experience and graduate education may also be qualifying.

You must submit copy of transcript or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking. You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution in the United States when you apply.

FOREIGN DEGREE EQUIVALENCY EVALUATIONS: If you are applying and using education completed in foreign colleges or universities, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For more information on determining foreign degree equivalency, click on the following link:

Specialized experience required for GS-12: To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) Performing audit steps and tasks of moderate complexity such as conducting and/or overseeing financial statement audits, risk assessments, attestation reviews, agreed upon procedures, (2) preparing draft audit reports using a practical application of auditing standards, procedures, and technology and (3) reporting audit findings that are supported by fact based evidence and making recommendations for corrective actions.

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent.

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100. You will be rated on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you report on relative to this positions that show the degree to which you possess the competencies listed on this vacancy announcement. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered. USAID must be able to conduct reference checks as part of its assessment process. Applicants who do not permit reference checks from previous employers may be disqualified. This position requires the following core competencies:
  • Auditing
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Problem Solving

Note: Your answers to the assessment questions, which attest to your work experience, must be supported in your resume.


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Additional information

The U.S. Agency for International Development is a part of E-Verify. E-Verify provides an automated link to Federal databases to help employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of the social security numbers. Please note that travel and relocation expenses will not be paid. Additional selections may be made from any certificate of eligibles that result from this announcement. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. TESTING DESIGNATED POSITIONS: These are Testing Designated Positions (TDPs) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency. SELECTIVE SERVICE:The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit:

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

BASIS OF RATING: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100 percent before veteran's preference points are applied (if applicable). You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education and training you report relevant to the duties of this position. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered. The rating will be based on information provided in your resume and answers to the job specific self-assessment questions which shows that you possess the competencies required for this position. The highly qualified candidates are then determined and referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

Applicants who meet the basic qualification and eligibility requirements for the position(s) to be filled will be placed into one of three quality categories as defined in the following:

Selections are made from the highest quality category on the basis of merit without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical disability, age, or political affiliation.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Documents That Are Required for Verification Of Eligibility:
  • Copies of transcripts are MANDATORY for this announcement; failure to submit will result in removal from consideration. If you are selected for the position, official transcripts are required before appointment to official duty.
  • Proof of United States Citizenship (birth certificate or other acceptable documentation, may be required upon request).
  • Proof of military service (DD214s or other equivalent documents).
  • Proof of government service providing reinstatement eligibility Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 or other equivalent document
  • SF15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference and appropriate documentation (for 10-point compensable or non-compensable disability preference, Purple Heart, disability pension, or preference based on service of spouse or child).
  • Proof of eligibility for priority placement consideration under Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); i.e., copy of appropriate documentation such as RIF separation notice, or other notice of eligibility.
  • Proof of eligibility for special appointment authorities for people with disabilities. Proof of disability from military service (i.e., letter from
    Veterans Administration or a branch of the armed forces indicating disability and the amount [%] of the disability, or certification from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency or Veterans Administration).
  • Proof of government service documenting that you have met time-in-grade requirements.

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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