Supervisory Auditor Assistant Director

Washington, D.C
May 01, 2021
May 06, 2021
Full Time


This position reports directly to the Director of the Financial Audits Division. The primary focus of this incumbent is responsible for serving as manager of multiple engagements and processes, ensuring the quality and integrity of all related products, and managing direct reports/professional auditors at the different levels and various roles in planning, reviewing, overseeing, and coordinating work of the financial audit unit.

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As an Assistant Director specializing in all the following engagements: (a) financial statement audits, (b) financial related audits, (c) attestation reviews, (d) agreed upon procedures, (e) assessments, and (f) non-audits, and having an expertise in contractor oversight you will:
  • Lead multiple audit engagements for multiple agencies in the same fiscal year.
  • oversee or lead teams with planning and highly technical and complex audits, reviews, surveys, assessments, evaluations, and other projects that promote efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance and that work is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and USAID OIG policies.
  • Serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for multiple contract auditors.
  • Provide day-to-day supervision and direction to division, teams, and staff. As part of those duties provide supervisory review and approval of audit objectives, scope, methodologies, protocols, work plans, findings, analysis, workpapers and evidence, recommendations, and draft and final reports. Also, use audit software and develop and maintain trackers to carry out supervisory audit duties effectively.
  • Oversee or lead teams in obtaining sufficient, appropriate, and reliable evidence through inspection, observation, inquiries, interviews, and confirmation to provide a reasonable basis for an opinion during the audit.
  • Monitor team's compliance and assignments to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance of audit practices, resources, tools, and audit quality policies. Also, complies with the Continuing Professional Education requirements under GAGAS and maintain an independence with respect to the Agency for all engagements assigned.
  • Lead or participate in the planning, development, and presentation of written memorandums, presentations, reports and oral briefings for senior OIG and Agency leaders on progress of projects, audit findings, and recommendations.
  • Monitor and assess the progress of corrective actions taken by Agency officials regarding recommendation implementation.
  • Assist and perform human resource management functions that include but are not limited to: workforce/succession planning, employee counseling, supporting EEO and affirmative action initiatives, evaluating work performance, proposing awards, resolving complaints, identifying employee training needs, and developing and mentoring employees.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 25% or less Description: International and domestic overnight travel is required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

1. U.S. Citizenship is required.

2. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

3. Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.

4. Designated and/or random drug test required.

5. Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.

6. International/overnight travel will be required.


GS-14: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level or higher in the Federal service to include: (1) Overseeing teams' planning and conducting highly technical and complex audits and other projects that promote efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance in accordance with the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS); (2) Reviewing final reports for technical competency and audit standards; and, (3) monitoring audit and evaluation plans, and developing program enhancements and solutions; (4) overseeing independent accounting firm's work and leading multiple audit engagements for multiple agencies in the same fiscal year.

Desired Requirements:

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

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Contractor Officer Representative (COR)


Basic Education Requirement:
  • Degree: Bachelor in accounting or in a related field such as business administration, finance that included or was supplemented by 24 hours in accounting. The 24 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.")

  • OR
  • Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in auditing, or an equivalent combination of auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
  • 24 semester hours of college-level accounting or auditing courses, which included up to 6 semester hours of business law or substantial coursework, that provided professional accounting knowledge.
  • A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) license is preferable.
  • a good knowledge of auditing and accounting and underlying fields and (2) a level of experience equivalent to the full performance level of the job being filled. Applicants must have at least 20 continuing professional education and 8 continuing learning point of the Contracting Officer's Representative prior to applying for this position.

  • 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

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    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:

    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 OIG 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
      • Audit Reporting
      • Auditing and Technical Competences
      • Oral and 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

    Documents That Are Required for Verification Of Eligibility:
    • Copies of transcripts are MANDATORY for this announcement; failure to submit will result in removal from consideration. If you are selected for the position, official transcripts are required before appointment to official duty.
    • Proof of United States Citizenship (birth certificate or other acceptable documentation, may be required upon request).
    • Proof of military service (DD214s or other equivalent documents).
    • Proof of government service providing reinstatement eligibility Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 or another equivalent document
    • SF15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference and appropriate documentation (for 10-point compensable or non-compensable disability preference, Purple Heart, disability pension, or preference based on service of spouse or child).
    • Proof of eligibility for priority placement consideration under Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); i.e., copy of appropriate documentation such as RIF separation notice, or other notice of eligibility.
    • Proof of eligibility for special appointment authorities for people with disabilities. Proof of disability from military service (i.e., letter from
      Veterans Administration or a branch of the armed forces indicating disability and the amount [%] of the disability, or certification from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency or Veterans Administration).
    • Proof of government service documenting that you have met time-in-grade requirements.
    • Current or Former Political Appointees: An SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action) or an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all the following: Effective Date, Position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, Tenure Group, Position Occupied Group, and Name of Agency.
    • Most recent Performance Appraisal, 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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