Auditor, Information Technology Audits (Performance)

District of Columbia, D.C
Sep 24, 2020
Sep 30, 2020
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 in the world.

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As a full performance auditor specializing in information technology audits, you will:
  • Conduct audits and examinations of headquarters and mission information technology and systems and programs to determine compliance with applicable legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Determine effectiveness of programs and operations and the achievement of program objectives to prevent the occurrence of waste, fraud, and abuse in USAID programs and operations.
  • Conduct audits in compliance with professional audit standards and Inspector General (IG) audit policies and procedures.
  • Determine the effectiveness and efficiency of the Agency's management of information technology and systems programs and operations; responsible for formulating conclusions and prepares written reports or segments thereof containing recommendations for corrective actions required on the part of USAID program officials.
  • Perform quality reviews of audit reports, surveys, and special studies conducted by IG audit staff; reports findings of reviews and recommend further corrective actions, including changes in Agency policies and procedures as required.
  • Brief audit managers on progress of audits; identify significant audit areas which require decisions and presents recommendations and options on directions audits should take, including expansion or curtailment of initial audit efforts.
  • Perform follow-up audits and reviews, and monitors progress of audit recommendations and other reports prepared by the Office of Audit or other Federal agencies.
  • Prepare action reports, draft audit findings and revise as necessary to ensure that conditions, causes, effects and recommendations are properly presented and supported.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - International and overnight travel is 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
  • International and overnight travel will be required
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service

Applicant must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Required to file a Financial Disclosure Statement after reaching the GS13 grade level.

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.


Basic Requirements for Performance Auditors

  • Degree: auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration or accounting.

  • Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in Performance Auditing, or an equivalent combination of performance auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional auditing knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
  • A certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor or a Certified Public Accountant, obtained through written examination; or
  • Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in auditing or accounting, e.g., 15 semester hours.

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

    GS-09: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level or higher in the Federal service to include: (1) assisting in conducting various audit types, IT audits, and special assignments to assess program efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with program laws, regulations and other provisions; (2) participating in the analysis of an audit information to assess risk factors and identify high-risk areas; (3) helping to document results of audit review, using correct formats, including source, purpose, conclusion, and results.


    Have a master's degree, an equivalent graduate degree, or have successfully completed 2 full years (36 semester hours) of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master's degree that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.


    Have an equivalent combination of the specialized experience and graduate level education described above. (To calculate your combined amount, first determine the amount of your specialized experience as a percentage of the requirement listed in A above; then determine the amount of your graduate education in excess of one full year (18 semester hours) as a percentage of the requirement listed in B above; then add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.)

    GS-11: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level or higher in the Federal service to include: (1) accounting/auditing experience participating in the review of IT programs/systems, and/or FISMA auditing exposure obtained in an OIG or similar position; (2) Assisting in drafting written audit recommendations requiring corrective actions from program officials; and (3) Participating in the conduct of technical audits and other projects that promote efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance in accordance with the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).


    have a doctorate or equivalent graduate degree in a related field, or 3 full years of related progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, from an accredited college or university.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prior IT audit experience is strongly desired.

    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:

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


    Additional information

    More than one selection can be made using this vacancy announcement if future positions become available.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    This position requires the following core competencies:
    • Auditing
    • Audit Reporting
    • Problem Solving
    • Data Analysis
    • Technical Competence

    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.

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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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