District of Columbia, D.C
May 16, 2021
May 25, 2021
Audit and Tax
Full Time


The Office of Audit is responsible for developing and maintaining financial audit policies, procedures, and guidelines; and conducting audits of Judiciary financial and program activities. The Office of Audit is seeking an experienced senior auditor to assist in developing and executing a broad range of audit activities. The incumbent will work with senior Judiciary officials and audit contractors in developing, administering, and improving Judiciary audit activities.
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Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of audit policies and programs;
  • Providing expert guidance to management officials within the AO, Courts, and Federal Public Defender Offices on internal controls and audit activities;
  • Conducting meetings to discuss the scope of audit areas of concern, audit findings and internal controls requirements and best practices;
  • Planning, coordinating, and conducting comprehensive audits consisting of a comprehensive examination of complex financial records, financial and management reports, management controls, policies, and practices affecting the financial condition and operating results of financial systems;
  • Reviewing and evaluating internal controls and policies and procedures to determine the effectiveness of controls and efficiency of operations;
  • Performing statistical analysis of financial data used in the planning and execution of cyclical and other special audits;
  • Assisting in the development of the Office of Audit's risk-based approach to auditing;
  • Utilizing the Office of Audit's workflow software TeamMate+ for documenting all phases of the audits;
  • Providing oversight/COTR duties of specialized Chapter 13 and bankruptcy debtor and cyclical court audits performed by contract auditors and providing technical assistance to ensure that quality controls standards are met and audits are done in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and policies established by the Office of Audit;
  • Utilizing data analysis techniques to improve the audit process;
  • Providing oversight and monitoring of the work of junior audit staff; and
  • Assisting Contracting Officers with certain contract administration responsibilities as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) to include:
    • Monitoring the progress of a contract and making sure contractual due dates are met;
    • Recommending acceptance or rejection of performance, including any deliverables required;
    • Providing technical direction, including answering questions and addressing other contractor issues;
    • Assisting contract officer in changing or modifying contracts, if necessary;
    • Assisting the contracting officer in contract close-out procedures when necessary;
    • Providing support for contract actions such as disputes and terminations;
    • Working closely with end-users during contract delivery or performance to ensure that the end-user receives satisfactory products and services according to the contract;
    • Reviewing technical offers and quotes; and assist in contract negotiations; and
    • Maintaining files for every purchase action, solicitation, and contract.

  • Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential


    Conditions of Employment

  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the Administrative Office of the US Courts. In instances where non-citizens are considered for hire into temporary or any other position with non competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO's Human Resources Office that there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete a FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • All new AO employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.
  • Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if authorized by the Director of the AO.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience planning and conducting audits designed to evaluate program performance or compliance and identifying underlying causes of problems.

    NOTE: Evidence of Specialized Experience must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held. Please provide such documentation on your resume.

    In addition to meeting the Specialized Experience, applicants must also meet the basic qualifications outlined below.

    Basic Qualifications : Applicants must meet ONE of the qualification requirements (A, B, or C) as described below:

    (A) Degree in an accounting or in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that includes or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting and/or auditing. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.

    (B) A 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 and included at least one of the following: 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of
    appropriate type and quality (this can include up to 6 hours of business law); or a certificate as certified public
    accountant or a certified internal auditor, obtained through written examination.

    (C) 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 1, 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.

    NOTE: Failure to submit transcripts to support education requirement will result in your application not being considered.

    Desired, But Not Required: The ideal candidate for this position will hold one or more certifications, such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), etc. In addition to meeting the specialized experience, applicants must also meet the basic qualifications outlined above.


    This position does require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

    You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume and/or narrative responses, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Failure to submit the mandatory narrative responses will result in not receiving full consideration and/or rating credit. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    For this job announcement the following documents and/or information are required:
    • Resume - Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.
    • Citizenship - Include country of citizenship on resume.
    • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) - All applicants outside of the AO must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 to verify current or former Federal employment status.
    • Veterans Preference documentation - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran's present receipt of compensation.

    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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