Washington, D.C
Sep 17, 2020
Sep 25, 2020
Audit and Tax
Full Time


This vacancy is being announced under the Pathways Recent Graduates Program.

Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 60 days of the closing date.

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EXIM's Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.

The Inspector General (OIG) heads an independent organization responsible for the audit, evaluation, and investigation of programs and operations of the Export-Import Bank (EXIM Bank); promoting economy, efficiency and effectiveness, and preventing and detecting fraud, waste and abuse related to those programs and operations; making recommendations concerning legislative and policy initiatives related to the Ex-Im Bank; and keeping Congress and the Chairman fully and promptly informed on problems and deficiencies in the programs and operations of EXIM Bank. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts this work with the highest degree of independence, in accordance with the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended.

The Auditor in the OIG's Office of Audit reports to the Senior Auditor. The incumbent is responsible for independently performing both internal and external surveys, audits and evaluations of programs and activities of EXIM Bank in order to assess economy, efficiency, and effectiveness; program results; compliance; and financial reliability. This includes assembling information, developing and supporting significant findings, and preparing fully documented clear, concise and cogent audit and evaluation reports which effectively meet established goals for compliance and usefulness of findings and recommendations.

At the full performance level, duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Develops audit programs, performs internal and external audits, summarizes results and prepares reports. Conducts or participates in the conduct of program, financial, information technology and contract audits, as well as evaluations. The purpose of these audits and evaluations is to improve the quality, reduce the costs and increase the integrity of EXIM Bank's programs and operations.
  • Provides technical review of work in progress, and provides advice and direction where necessary. Monitors and reports on the status and progress of work and reviews completed work to ensure that instructions and work priorities are accomplished and work is in compliance with applicable government and professional audit standards, as needed.
  • Prepares audit and evaluation reports and reviews reports submitted by contractors, giving particular attention to the appraisal of operations, summary of findings and recommendations.
  • Ensures that recommendations are constructive and conform to sound accounting, auditing and management practices, and are clear, explicit and properly substantiated.
  • Discusses findings with responsible organizational elements, technical representatives and others to develop constructive reports. Meets with top management officials to present findings, explain the significance of conclusions and justify recommendations.
  • As designated, attends conferences and meetings attended by OIG, EXIM Bank and other Federal officials to discuss and resolve programmatic audit and evaluation matters and activities of general interest.
  • Participates in OIG investigations, as needed. Works with OIG investigators to develop information and material relating to fraud and program irregularities for use by US Attorneys. Provides audit related testimony at hearings and court proceedings involving local and federal criminal and civil prosecutions.
  • Provides accurate and timely input to the OIG's management information system.
  • Follows-up on recommendations made to EXIM Bank management and on any exceptions taken by the auditor to comments made in OIG reports. Makes recommendations to the AIGA concerning audit problems where the solution may serve as a precedent with EXIM Bank implications. Submits regular, recurring and special reports, as required.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background and Security/Suitability Investigation
  • You may be required to serve a one year trial period
  • Specialized experience MUST be documented on your resume
  • Current or Former Political Appointees: If you are, or have been employed in the last 5 years, you must disclose this information. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.


As a participant in the Pathways Recent Graduates Program, you will:
  • receive at least 40 hours of formal training and on-the-job training directly linked to your employment field;
  • be assigned a mentor;
  • sign a Pathways Recent Graduates' Participant Agreement and execute an Individual Development Plan outlining training requirements and program expectations; and
  • serve a trial period for one year under an excepted service appointment
Recent Graduates who satisfactorily complete the Pathways Recent Graduates Program and meet all eligibility requirements for conversion may be non-competitively converted to a Term or Permanent appointment in the competitive service.

Please visit the Pathway's Program website for more information, click here .

Recent Graduate Eligibility:

Individuals who have obtained a qualifying Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, Doctorate, Vocational or Technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, within the previous 2 years.


Veterans (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2108) who were unable to apply within 2 years of obtaining a qualifying Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, Doctorate, Vocational or Technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution due to their military service obligation. Veterans have a full 2-year eligibility period to apply upon his/her release or discharge from active duty. The eligibility period for veterans must be within 6 years of degree completion.


Basic Requirements:

A. 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. (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 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;
  • A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a 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 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 Recent Graduate Eligibility and Basic Requirements noted above, applicants must also meet and demonstrate the specialized experience listed below:


Specialized Experience (Credit for Specialized Experience on resume must reflect 40 hours/Full-time per week for each period of work):

GS-07: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal Government. Specialized experience includes:
  • Experience using standard audit techniques to assist others in audit work and assisting with the preparation of materials for use in the briefings before and after audits
  • Experience assisting others in evaluating work processes, conditions, and accounting or control system
  • Experience ensuring that all audit work (planning, performing, and reporting) meets the requirements of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards

If you are substituting education for experience to qualify for at this level, you must have one year of grade level education or superior academic achievement.


If you are combining both education and experience to qualify for this level, equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.

Superior Academic Achievement Provisions include the below: A Bachelor's degree in any field, plus at least one of the following superior academic achievement provisions:
  • A grade-point average (GPA) of B (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all completed undergraduate courses, or courses completed in the last two years of undergraduate curriculum; or
  • A grade-point average (GPA) of B+ (3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for the required courses in your major field of study, or required courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study; or
  • Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study; or
  • Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society, other than freshman honor societies. Honor societies that have been approved are listed in the American College of Honor Societies. Booklet of Information (1992-95) and/or Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities (1991).
  • ****NOTE: You must submit proof of your education at the time of application in order to receive consideration.*****

    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
    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.

    Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

    Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined here .

    All requirements must be met by 09/25/2020, the closing date of the announcement.


    Additional information

    Current or Former Political Appointees: Pursuant to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) oversight authority under section 1104(b)(2) of title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.) and section 5.2 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, OPM requires agencies to seek their approval prior to appointing any current or former political appointee to a permanent position (without time limits) in the civil service. A former or recent political appointee is someone who held a political appointment covered by OPM's policy within the previous 5-year period. OPM's oversight in this area safeguards merit system principles as well as fair and open competition free from political influence. If you are currently employed, or have been employed within the last 5 years, you must disclose this information. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.

    Please visit the following link for the types of political appointments.

    Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

    Veterans: All veterans must meet the qualification requirements of the position for further consideration. For more information on veterans' preference, please click here .

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

    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 agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Ethical Standards/Financial Disclosure:

    EXIM is committed to the highest ethical standards. As an employee, you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch. You will be required to complete new employee ethics training within 3 months of your appointment.

    If this position is subject to financial disclosure requirements (either public or confidential depending upon your position), you will be required to complete a new entrant financial disclosure report within 30 days of your appointment.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a careful evaluation of your resume and supporting documentation will be made, and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the job qualifications; and to the extent to which your application shows that you possess the competencies associated with this position. If, after evaluating your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your category may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    The Category Rating method will be used to evaluate applicants. All qualified applicants will be assigned to one of the following categories:
    • Best Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies.
    • Well Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies.
    • Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies to a substantive degree.This Category Rating method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.
    Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAJobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position.

    Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    Your application package should include the following documents:
    • Your Resume (applicants are required to submit a resume with job title, series/grade (if federal employee), duties and accomplishments, employer's name, starting and ending dates of employment, number of hours worked per week, and annual salary). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter, if applicable. If a DD-214 (Member Copy 4) is not available, other documentation listing the beginning and ending dates of active service and the type of discharge must be submitted to verify eligibility.
    • Unofficial Transcripts. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
    • Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.
    • Special Priority Selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP: Submit a copy of your agency notice, copy of your most recent performance appraisal (with at least a satisfactory rating), and your most current SF-50 position title, grade level, and duty location, if applicable.
    • Submission of any required documents listed in vacancy announcement, if applicable.
    Please note that if you do not provide all required information/documents, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    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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