Deputy Auditor General Financial Management Audits

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Feb 17, 2021
Feb 24, 2021
Full Time


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As Deputy Auditor General for Financial Management Audits, acts for and exercises authority of the Principal Deputy Auditor General and The Auditor General in the formulation and execution of plans, policies, programs and procedures to provide comprehensive Army-wide and single location audit service. Establishes policy and program guidance for overall Agency coverage of Army-wide and single location audits in a variety of Financial Management functional programs. Technical decisions are accepted as authoritative. Review of work is done primarily through an evaluation of the overall effect of total accomplishments of assigned audit programs and mission, including the extent to which program goals are met. Assures that balanced audit coverage is achieved within audit resources allocated to functional programs. Maintains a working relationship with DA agencies/ elements, DOD and GAO and other audit activities. Constitutes an operational Agency element with respect to audits performed by the directorate staff. Manages a staff composed of four (4) GS-15 Program Directors charged with functional program areas. Provides both line and/or staff supervision of over 125 field auditors conducting audits in assigned functional program areas. Evaluates the technical and managerial competence of key personnel. Exercises operational control over 6 Agency field offices located worldwide. Assures efficient staff training and development, effective communications, and continued emphasis on Equal Employment Opportunity. Statutory authority addressing the audit function and placement within the Department of the Army is found in the:

- Budget and Accounting Procedures Act of 1950 (Title 31 U.S. Code, Section 3512) requiring establishment of an effective internal audit function in each Government agency;

- Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 (P.L. 99-433) (Title 10 U.S. Code, Section 3014) providing for the placement of the audit function under the authority of the Secretary of the Army; and

- Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (Title 31 U.S. Code, Section 3512) that requires an internal auditing function under the control of the Secretary in order to comply with Comptroller General Standards in fulfilling his/her management responsibilities.

Other sources of guidance and authorities can be found in ARs 10-5 and 36 2 and DA General Orders No. 3 (9 July 2002) and policy statements from the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Army, and Executive Orders and letters.

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this position.
You must be able to submit and pass designated and/or Random Drug Testing as required.
You must be able to obtain/maintain a TOP SECRET clearance.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required. You will serve a two-year probationary period unless you have previously completed the probationary period in the SES.
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • The incumbent is required to travel on both scheduled and unscheduled aircraft, and other modes as required, under conditions specified under the DoD Joint Travel Regulations.
  • The incumbent is expected to travel on short notice to attend high level meetings to obtain resolution of problems and gather information to assist in the decision making process.
  • Mobility: An essential element of the SES is mobility across geographic, organizational and functional lines. Individuals selected for Army SES positions may be subject to reassignment that requires them to be mobile. The U.S. Army senior leadership considers mobility to be an integral part of employment as an SES member with the Department of the Army.


**To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Technical Qualification(s), and other qualifications, if applicable (such as Education - see below). Additional information on ECQs is available at .

(1) Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) (MANDATORY SUBMISSION): All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. Use the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) Model to describe your accomplishments. You must address each ECQ separately. You are required to respond to all ECQs. Failure to do so, will result in an 'ineligible' rating. Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and results of your actions. Total ECQ write-up should not exceed 10 pages using 12pt, Arial or Times New Roman with 1 inch margins.

Please Note: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development Program (DCP), who have been certified by the OPM do not need to address ECQs.

ECQ 1 - Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ isthe ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

(2) Technical Qualification (TQ) (MANDATORY SUBMISSION): A supplemental statement must be submitted separately addressing each TQ. Your TQ must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments. Total TQ write-up should not exceed 2 pages per TQ using 12pt, Arial or Times New Roman with 1 inch margins. Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following:

Expert knowledge of, and ability to apply, professional auditing standards, policies and practices to a geographically dispersed organizational internal audit program.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: THIS IS A SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) LEVEL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT LEVEL 3 CERTIFIED POSITION. In accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, Public Law 112-81, Subtitle F-Financial Management, section 1051, amending 10 United States Code, section 1599d, incumbent of this position is required to comply with all Department of Defense and Department of the Army requirements of this certification program.

Financial Management (FM) applicants must be able to obtain the FM Certification requirement of the position to which he or she is assigned. Such certification is a condition of employment. Only FM workforce members currently assigned to positions with an FM Certification designation are included in the FM Certification Program and are authorized to achieve FM certification at the designated level. If selected and not currently assigned to a position with FM Certification, selectee will have 2-years in which to obtain certification.

In the event a member cannot obtain the FM Certification within the initial 2-year time period, the CCA may grant one or more time extensions of up to 1 year to remain in the position.

Supervisors are responsible for monitoring and tracking FM members' progress toward certification and working with their human resources offices to take progressive discipline as appropriate so that FM members attain their certification levels within the required time period.

If an individual fails to obtain the required FM Certification and any CCA approved time extension(s) have expired, the individual may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including, reassignment to a lower grade, or removal from government service.


EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Candidate must meet basic requirements for auditing series; i.e., degree in 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 or combination of education and experience. For further information, visit

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: .

Additional information

  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • Veteran's Preference: By law Veteran's Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.
  • False Statements: If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
  • Non Discrimination: All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabling condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.
  • Adverse Information Screening: Applicants proposed for selection are subject to inquiries as to any incidences of misconduct, malfeasance, neglect of duty, or the appearance thereof. Information gained in this check will be considered in the approval decision.
  • E-verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment. The U.S. Department of Army is an E-Verify Participant.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments and experience.
Your resume will be evaluated by an SES rating and ranking panel, and afterwards, highly qualified candidates will undergo the Structured Interview process.
The Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority where final interviews and reference checks may occur.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume (MANDATORY SUBMISSION): Submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications. Your resume must contain:
  • Vacancy Announcement number
  • Full name, email, mailing address, day and evening telephone numbers.
  • Educational information including the name, city, and state of colleges/universities you attended, as well as the type of any degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following U.S. Department of Education website:
  • Information about paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary. Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments.
2. Executive Core Qualifications (MANDATORY SUBMISSION):A narrative statement specifically addressing each individual ECQ using the Challenge-Context-Action-Result Model. Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and results of your actions. Total ECQ write-up should not exceed 10 pages using 12pt, Arial or Times New Roman with 1 inch margins. Additional information on ECQs is available at

In lieu of the narrative statement, current career SES members, reinstatement eligible, and SES Candidate Development Program graduates must provide the documentation listed in item #4 - you must load your certificate under the Executive Core Qualifications.

3. Technical Qualification (MANDATORY SUBMISSION):A separate narrative statement specifically addressing the mandatory technical qualification. This separate statement should not exceed two pages (per MTQ) using 12pt, Arial or Times New Roman with 1 inch margins. Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following: Expert knowledge of, and ability to apply, professional auditing standards, policies and practices to a geographically dispersed organizational internal audit program.

4. Performance Assessment (MANDATORY SUBMISSION): Submit ONE of the following: A signed letter of recommendation dated within the last three years that assesses your performance; *or* your most recent signed performance appraisal. (Please do not submit any prior appraisals.)

5. Current or former employees MUST provide an SF-50 showing their status or reinstatement eligibility. SES Candidates who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their ECQ certification.

6. Transcripts (MANDATORY SUBMISSION): An unofficial copy of your transcripts which included semester hours and degree received. For more information, you may refer to the following U.S. Department of Education website

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility

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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