Supervisory Auditor (Performance)

Washington, D.C
Jan 19, 2021
Jan 25, 2021
Audit and Tax
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of Audit.

The incumbent is an Audit Manager responsible for supervising a staff of auditors, including GS-13 auditors-in-charge (AICs), and other lower-graded staff, and who reports to the head of the audit directorate (Director).

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As a Supervisory Auditor, you will:

  • Manage subordinates in ensuring audits assigned conform with applicable professional standards. Prepare and review proposals for future audits. Work with the Director, develop overall audit approach, including objectives, testing methodologies, and milestone dates. Review audit plans prepared by subordinates for submission to the Director for approval. Review audit-related memoranda; attend entrance conferences, interviews, and meetings with auditee management; and conduct and/or participate in briefings with OA and auditee management to discuss issues, the status of the audits, and audit results. Review audit reports and supporting documentation prepared by subordinates for conformance with applicable professional standards, and OIG policy. Monitor implementation of corrective actions recommended in audit reports. Respond to or assigns staff to respond to congressional requests and to prepare testimony for congressional hearings.
  • As a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), perform technical contracting functions, including drafting/reviewing statements of work (SOWs), preparing cost estimates, and developing technical standards of performance. Participate in procurement technical evaluation panels with auditee representatives to evaluate bids. This includes reviewing and evaluating proposals on factors such as technical approach, qualifications of key personnel, past experience, management plan, labor effort, and price quotation. Make recommendations concerning contractors and proposals to the rest of technical evaluation team. Prepare/review contract modifications. Participate in briefings with contractors to discuss issues, the status of the audits, and audit results. Review audit plans, status reports, audit reports, audit documentation, and other deliverables prepared by contractors ensuring conformance with applicable professional standards, OIG policy, and the contract. Review and approve payment of contractor invoices.
  • Manage and oversees the work of subordinates. Provide technical and administrative supervision over subordinates. Identify training and development needs, including on-the-job training, other development activities, and continuing professional education (CPE). Monitor time and attendance, and approve leave. Using standard performance plans, conducts mid-year feedback meetings and annual performance evaluations. Resolve complaints from subordinates, referring more serious matters to the Director. Effect disciplinary actions, such as warnings and reprimands, and proposes more serious disciplinary actions, as necessary. Recommend awards and promotions for subordinates. Review applicant documentation for staff vacancies, conducts interviews, and recommends selections. Identify and implements methods for improving production and promotes team building.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Per Agency Policy

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment"
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Public Trust background investigation will be required (REMOVE IF N/A)

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

This opportunity is also open to the Public under Announcement 21-TOIG-12-MP. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.


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

Specialized experience: For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • conducting and overseeing financial or performance audits in conformity with professional and regulatory standards and guidance. Examples could include:
  • Leading teams of lower-graded staff in ensuring assigned audits conform to applicable professional standards.
  • Conducting/overseeing interviews, walkthroughs to document program processes, and testing.
  • Preparing/reviewing audit reports and supporting documentation prepared by team members ensuring accuracy, sufficiency, and compliance with applicable professional standards and OIG policy.
  • Providing on-the-job training on the use of the audit documentation system, and audit tasks such as testing, interviewing, program processes observation, and report writing.


Education Requirements:

A. Degree: auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration or accounting.
B. 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:
1. A certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor or a Certified Public Accountant, 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.

The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Additional information

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a non-bargaining -designated position.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:
- A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 ( ). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- Undergo an income tax verification.
- Successfully complete a background investigation.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Leadership, Communication. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, superior, good, and acceptable, depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, 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).

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page .

If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

Recommended Documents:
In addition, we recommend that you submit copies of the following:

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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