Washington, D.C
Jan 22, 2021
Jan 31, 2021
Audit and Tax
Full Time


This position is in the Quality Improvement Unit within the Office of the Director. Theagency is responsible for providing community supervision for offenders on parole,probation and supervised release in the District of Columbia. CSOSA is establishingan internal audit function, and the incumbents of this position will be part of the neworganization with the responsibilities for planning and executing audit engagementand other assessments.
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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Performs or assists in conducting audits, attestation engagements, program evaluations, and organizational surveys, studies, and analyses to provide information to managers for decision making purposes; for use in making recommendations for improvements to programs, policies, or procedures; and for use in taking administrative action.

Independently plans, establishes, and executes risk-based audit engagements following the generally accepted government audit standards (GAGAS).
Monitors administrative control systems and line or operating programs to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.

Analyzes and evaluates, on a quantitative or qualitative basis, the effectiveness of programs or operations in meeting established goals, measures, and objectives. Designs and/or maintains methods, approaches, and processes to implement the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), and provides a means for the agency to analyze its resources in relation to its performance results.

Performs or assists in the systematic examination and appraisal of the economy and efficiency of agency operations, effectiveness in achieving program results, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and the adequacy and reliability of program reporting.
Monitors the progress of corrective actions taken by component leaders and provides periodic updates to senior leadership.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments directly deposited into a financial institution of their choosing.
U.S. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation, drug testing, and favorable adjudication.
Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
Selective Service Registration: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.


Grade 12:
A. Applicants must show successful completion of a full four-year course of study inan accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree inaccounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, orpublic administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester/36 quarterhours in accounting. The 24 semester/36 quarter hours may include up to 6semester/9 quarter hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means"accounting and/or auditing". Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally,as "accountant and/or auditor".)
B. Combination of education and experience--at least four (4) years of experience inaccounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-leveleducation, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. Theapplicant's background must also include ONE of the following --Twenty-foursemester/36 quarter hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type andquality. This can include up to 6 semester/9 quarter hours of business law --Acertificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtainedthrough written examination; or
Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work inaccounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester/22 quarter hours, but that does not fullysatisfy the 24-semester-hour/36-quarter-hour requirement of paragraph A, providedthat (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level inaccounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financialinstitution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountantsor auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge ofaccounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth,currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successfulcompletion of the four-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) exceptfor literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester/36 quarter hours inaccounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the
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Applicants must submit copies of unofficial transcripts in order to be furtherconsidered for the position and or A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or aCertified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; Completion of therequirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting orauditing.

Additional information

LOCATION: Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, Office of the Director, Quality Improvement Unit (QIU), Washington, DC. AGENCY BACKGROUND INFORMATION: If you would like to learn more about CSOSA, we encourage you to visit our website at This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies for identical positions within the next year.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

Generally, preference is granted to veterans who entered military service prior to October 14, 1976; or served on active duty during the period from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, and who are otherwise eligible; or who served on active duty during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or who have served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal. This includes the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) awarded to those who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard. Also, you may be entitled to veterans' preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received a Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a disabled veteran; or you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran. You will need to submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 and proof of your claim.

If you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, or you are applying for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) or Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Authority, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or other proof of eligibility. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and meet the mid-level (scoring between 85 and 89) of the crediting plan for all factors or the established cutoff score. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

Appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.

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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