Performance Auditor- Recent Graduate

Arlington, Virginia
Jan 12, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
Audit and Tax
Full Time


This vacancy may be used to fill other similar and/or comparable positions throughout the agency within the stated duty station. Additional selections may be made if additional vacancies occur within 90 days of certificate issuance.
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As an Auditor (Recent Graduate) with the OIG, you will serve as a team member on an assigned audit or review and assist senior employees in analysis, interviews, writing, auditing or reviewing results and conducting complex reviews or evaluations across a myriad of DOJ programs. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Evaluating and reviewing surveys and assisting audit survey and verification program development. Applicants hired under this announcement may also be assigned to review small programs or activities of limited scope under supervisory guidance. Applicants also must be able to perform research, conduct interviews, and analyze financial documentation in both a team environment and individually. On larger reviews, the candidate will assist senior employees by gathering and analyzing data and making recommendations based on such analysis.·
  • Composing work papers and summaries for reviews, performing data analysis, including analysis of financial data, and developing draft finding sheets that clearly identify the logic flow. The Auditor submits all work to the electronic work system so that it can be used and reviewed by supervisors and other team members.
  • Supporting audit teams and developing productive and professional relationships through engaging in collaboration and coordination with internal and external parties.
  • Developing skills, testing abilities, and acquiring the knowledge to become well versed in evaluation and review techniques, DOJ programs and finances, legislation and regulations, and industry practices.
  • Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progresses.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • You must successfully pass a drug screening.
  • You must meet Recent Graduate Eligibility Requirements.
  • You must submit proof of the positive education requirement.
  • Your application package must support your answers to the occupational questionnaire.
  • Appointment to this position will be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period.
  • You must provide proof of the education requirement by providing all transcripts that show the specified credits located above or by providing a copy of your CPA or CIA certificate..
  • You must complete and sign a Pathways Recent Graduate Participant Agreement.


Recent Graduate Program Eligibility
  • To meet these requirements, you must have obtained a qualifying associate's, bachelor's, master's, professional, doctoral, or technical/vocational degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous 2 years.
  • Preference-eligible veterans who have been precluded from applying due to their military service obligation have as much as 6 years after acquiring a qualifying degree to apply.
Basic Eligibility Requirements
All applicants must meet one of the of the following basic eligibility requirements to qualify for this position:
  • A degree in auditing or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration; OR
  • 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge with a background that also includes one of the following:

(1) A certificate as a Certified Public Account or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
(2) Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in auditing or accounting, e.g. 15 semester hours.

n addition to the basic eligibility requirements, applicants must have the following specialized experience and/or directly related education or a combination:

( Note: Specialized experience is paid or unpaid experience that has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position in the practical application of professional accounting and auditing principles, procedures, and techniques successfully.)

At the GS-9 level, applicants must have 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent degree or 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level. Specialized experience includes but is not limited to performing technical accounting assignments, verifying reports against source accounts, assisting in the preparation of audit work papers, and determining that approved accounting policies and procedures are followed.

In addition to the Recent Graduate Eligibility, applicants must have the following specialized experience and/or directly related education or a combination:


All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see . For foreign education, see:

Additional information

Veteran Preference: If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your résumé.
  • In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
  • In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.
  • Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated," veteran- preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified).

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. See

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the below competencies. You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response; rather you must describe in your application how your experience demonstrates that you possess the competencies identified below:

1. Knowledge of Auditing Principles, Procedures, and Techniques
2. Knowledge of Management Policies, Procedures, and Program Goals
3. Ability to Communicate Effectively Orally the Results of Complex Analysis
4. Ability to Communicate in Writing

If you meet the basic and minimum qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of the three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following documents are required: Resume showing relevant experience:
  • Cover letter (optional)
  • Veteran preference documentation, if applicable
  • An unofficial college transcript (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.)
  • You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you applied online and your application is complete, DO NOT fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

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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