Supervisory Auditor, Director for the Information Technology Audits (ITA) Division

Washington, D.C
Jan 22, 2021
Jan 28, 2021
Full Time


This position is located at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Office of Audit, Information Technology Audits Division (IG/A/ITA). The OIG is an independent organization that is responsible for the audit, investigations and fraud control activities, relating to Agency's worldwide programs and operations.

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This position serves as the Director for the Information Technology Audits (ITA) Division. The primary focus of this incumbent is the information technology audit which includes, managing the oversight of information system audits conducted by independent public accounting firms and by audit staff assigned to the ITA Division. This includes but is not limited to mandatory audits such as the FISMA Audit at USAID, MCC, US African Development Foundation (USADF), and the Inter-American Foundation (IAF), as well as, discretionary audits selected. The incumbent will also manage a professional staff.

As a Supervisory Auditor for ITA, you will also:
  • Direct preparation, planning and review of highly technical and complex audits, reviews, surveys, assessments, evaluations, and other projects that promotes efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance and that work is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Audit Standards (GAGAS).
  • Direct preparation and perform supervisory review and approval of audit objectives, scope, methodologies, protocols, project plans, audit findings, analysis, and audit evidence, recommendations, and audit reports.
  • Brief the Inspector General (IG), Deputy IG, Assistant IG and the Deputy Assistant IG on progress of audits, and identifies problems such as the need to expand scope and audit review and commit additional resources.
  • Direct the development of audit plans and budgets for the Information Technology Audit Division.
  • Monitor compliance with audit teams' plans and schedules to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of audit practices, resources, and tools.
  • Perform management functions that include, but are not limited to: workforce/succession planning, employee counseling, supporting EEO and affirmative action initiatives, evaluating work performance, preparing and proposing awards resolving complaints, identifying employee training needs, and developing and mentoring employees.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Approximately 15% travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.
  • Designated and/or random drug test required.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • International/overnight travel will be required.

Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date. This means that you must have served at least 52 weeks at the next grade level, GS-14 (or equivalent) below the grade advertised on this vacancy.


GS-15: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level or higher in the Federal service to include: (1) Directing preparation and performing review of audit reports, and other pertinent documentation assuring compliance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), (2) Developing auditing program for enhancements and solutions, and (3) Performing management functions that include, workforce/succession planning, employee counseling, evaluating work performance, proposing awards, resolving complaints, identifying employee training needs, and mentoring employees.

Desired Requirements :

Certifications/Licenses: One or more of the following certifications is desired, but not required:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)


Basic Education Requirement:

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 one of 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.

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 . EEO Policy Statement Reasonable Accommodation Telework People with Disabilities

To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, your latest discharge must be issued under honorable conditions (this means an honorable or general discharge), AND you must be either: (1) a preference eligible (defined in title 5 U.S.C. 2108(3)), OR (2) a veteran who substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. Points are not adjudicated and preference is not applied under this type of appointment.

Interagency Career Transition Program/Career Transition Program (ICTAP/CTAP): This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible, go to: . ICTAP/CTAP candidates must be rated well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority.

Interchange Agreement with Other Merit Systems: An agency may noncompetitively appoint an employee covered by an interchange agreement to a career or career-conditional appointment subject to the conditions listed below. For more information to determine if you meet this criteria, please go to:

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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:
  • Leadership and Management
  • Developing Others
  • Auditing
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
Note: Your answers to the assessment questions, which attest to your work experience, must be supported in your resume.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience.
  • Transcripts are MANDATORY; failure to provide an unofficial copy of your qualifying transcripts will result in removal from consideration for this position.
  • Submit your last step increase or promotion SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action); your document must reflect grade, step, tenure code "1" or "2", and type of position occupied.
  • Veterans' documentation, if requesting consideration under any veterans' hiring eligibilities such as VRA, preference point entitlement (e.g. DD214, SF-15, and Veteran's Administration Letter). For a detailed list of documents, click here .
  • Supporting documentation if seeking eligibility based any other special hiring authority (e.g., disabled veteran, Schedule A) For a detailed list of documents, click here .
  • Proof of government service documenting that you have met the time-in-grade requirements.
  • Noncompetitive appointment eligibility documentation, if applicable.

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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