Supervisory Auditor

Washington, D.C
Oct 16, 2021
Oct 19, 2021
Audit and Tax
Full Time


The incumbent of this position serves as a project manager and plans and conducts complex analyses, audits, evaluations and reviews of NASA programs, projects and operations to evaluate the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of program and functional operations; determine compliance with applicable laws and regulation; and/or evaluate the adequacy of internal controls.
**Announcement responsibilities section has been amended for clarification of duties**
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  • Manages overall audit operations, policy development, and quality assurance functions for the Office of Audits to ensure NASA meets stated goals; determines measures to improve operational services, personnel, and organization resources.
  • Proposes innovative audit ideas and products. Ensures audit reports and supporting working papers are accurate, timely, and in compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Manages audit software (TeamMate) support for audit teams and oversees audit recommendation tracking, monetary savings, and audit performance tracking.
  • Performs complex analyses of highly unstructured problems related to policy options and issues; resource allocation and decision modeling; cost/benefit analysis; statistical methods; and various applications to specific public policy topics.
  • Resolves critical problems and provides expert analysis and advice on a wide variety of program issues, identifies relevant topics for review, and makes recommendations to improve Agency program management.
  • Leads teams by promoting teamwork and motivating staff to work collaboratively to achieve high levels of synergy to optimize audit products.
  • Supervises staff; including performance evaluation, skill and competency assessment, and other routine personnel actions such as leave, travel, and training approval. Holds employees accountable for performance through constructive feedback.
  • Prepares and guides others in creating written documents that are accurate, well organized, concise, and understandable (including detailed oversight, policy analysis, and performance management reports) for complex subject matter.
  • Directs the capture analysis, and reporting of agency performance.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • A one-year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement.
  • Successful completion of a security investigation will be required.
  • Must complete the initial Online Occupational Questionnaire.
  • If found to meet minimum qualification, applicants must complete a USA Hire assessment battery (i.e., Assessment Questionnaire)


For all grade levels, if you are found to meet the Basic Requirement and the minimum qualifications (i.e. specialized experience and/or education qualification requirements) below, you will be required to complete a USA Hire assessment battery (i.e., Assessment Questionnaire). See "How to Apply" for further information.

In order to qualify for the Supervisory Auditor position, you must meet the following time in grade requirements and minimum qualifications:

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-13 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-14 level. (Please submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. If your eligibility for both merit promotion and/or time-in-grade cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible. Please see Required Documents for additional information). Time-in-grade requirements also apply to VEOA applicants having held a GS position in the past year.


You must meet the Basic Requirement through one of the methods described below.
A. Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in accounting, or 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. (You must submit academic transcripts.)


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. Your 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. (You must support this experience in your resume, submit academic transcripts, and/or documentation of certification.)


In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement, you must have Specialized Experience as described below.


Specialized Experience:
Applicants must have at least one or more full-time years (12-months) of specialized work experience, equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, performing the following duties: (1) Supervising, leading or serving as a project manager of teams performing complex audits; integrating organizational missions into team strategies; and managing assigned teams on milestones, program issues and deadlines; (2) analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of program and project operations in meeting established goals and objectives; (3) research skills related to advanced financial, political, and data analysis, ethics, and general management and leadership; (4) leading comprehensive reviews of program/project/organizational efficiency and productivity and recommending changes or improvements in organization, staffing, work methods, and procedures; (5) preparing complex written documents (including substantial, detailed audit, policy analysis, and/or performance evaluation reports) that provide authoritative findings, guidance, and recommendations to a wide range of audiences and in accordance with professional standards that affect the overall efficiency and economy of programs and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines; and (6) presenting written and oral communication in a clear, accurate, and professional manner.
(Your resume must CLEARLY demonstrate this experience)

NOTE: Applicants must submit a copy of their transcripts for verification.

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here .

Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire assessment battery, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for reasonable accommodations for the USA Hire assessment battery and appropriate supporting documentation for reasonable accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire assessment battery. Decisions on requests for reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire assessment battery. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours from the time the email invitation is sent to complete the USA Hire assessment battery is sent. To determine if you need a reasonable accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: .


ARE YOU USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Applicants can verify accreditation by clicking here . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. (Note: If you are selected for this position based on education, an official transcript will be required, prior to your first day.) You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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, click here .

Translated transcripts are required.

Additional information

This position is open to Competitive Merit Promotion, Non-Competitive, and Special Hiring Authority eligibles. You must meet the requirements for one of the following categories to be eligible. See "Required Documents" section to determine proof needed to be submitted per each authority below.

1. A current permanent competitive service employee; former Federal employee who achieved career status in the competitive service; or former Federal employee who served on a career conditional appointment without achieving career status in the competitive service who was separated less than three years ago.

2. Veterans applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).

3. 30% or more Disabled Veteran

4. Military spouses are eligible if their active duty military spouse: 1) receives a Permanent Change of Station move; 2) has a 100% disability rating; or 3) died while on active duty.

5. Schedule A: NASA-OIG welcomes and encourages applicants from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advance on the basis of merit.

6. A Former Peace Corps or VISTA Volunteers Appointment.

7. Other non-competitive authorities (please see announcement language for applicable authorities).

8. A current or former Land Management Bureau employee who has served at least 24 months under a time-limited competitive appointment who is eligible for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act.

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS system will ask you to identify your ICTAP/CTAP eligibility; If you desire to be eligible for ICTAP/CTAP, you must submit proof that you meet the requirements (see the "Required Documents" section for documents required to be submitted as proof).

Qualified NASA term employees who have term conversion eligibility under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 will be referred and considered equally with other NASA permanent employees under internal competitive placement procedures.

Disabled veteran who satisfactorily completed an approved course of training prescribed by the Veterans Administration (VA) under chapter 31, title 38, United States Code are eligible to be noncompetitively appointed to this position for which you were trained and are applying.

Identification of promotion potential in this position does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher level duties.

This position will be filled at either of the following centers, Washington, DC; Greenbelt, MD; Langley VA; Cleveland, OH or Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, FL.

NASA OIG prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruiting, hiring, developing, and management of the workforce to foster an inclusive workplace where NASA OIG employees are valued and respected.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants applying under merit promotion procedures will be rated in accordance with NASA-OIG's Merit Promotion plan. A rating method called Quality Grouping will be used to evaluate candidates. All candidates will be assigned to one of three of the following categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified based on the results of the Online Occupational Questionnaire and the USA Hire assessment battery (i.e., Assessment Questionnaire and Writing Assessment). NOTE: All candidates in the Best Qualified category, which is the highest quality category, may be referred for consideration. A human resources specialist will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. In certain instances when a large candidate pool exists within the highest quality category, additional weighting of scores may occur to further distinguish best qualified candidates. For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality category (Best Qualified) are considered well-qualified.

Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your responses to the initial Online Occupational Questionnaire completed during the application process. Throughout the duration of the selection process, you will be assessed on the following competencies:

- Accountability
- Arithmetic
- Attention to Detail
- Flexibility
- Integrity/Honesty
- Interpersonal Skills
- Learning
- Self-Management
- Stress Tolerance
- Teamwork
- Decision Making
- Reasoning
- Mathematical Reasoning

Please Note: If you are found to meet the qualifications (see Qualifications section) for this position, you will be evaluated based on your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire and your performance on the USA Hire Assessment Questionnaire and Writing Assessment (see How to Apply section). You must meet all qualifications (if qualifying by experience) and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement. Please ensure that your resume includes the month and year that you began and ended for each position held or that position will not be credited toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Failure to provide details will result in an ineligible rating. Your latest resume submitted for this vacancy announcement will be used to determine qualifications and supersedes previous submissions. YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are minimally qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your eligibility status may be changed or you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating."


Note: Multiple selections may be made from this announcement. Salaries above are an approximation.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , National security

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by the closing date of this announcement, which includes:
1. Your Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. (Please see the How You Will Be Evaluated section)
2. A complete Online Occupational Questionnaire
3. Transcripts (include your name, college name/address, type of degree, major, date degree conferred, courses, grades, semester/quarter hours, G.P.A. etc.), if qualifying based on education
4. Other supporting documents (submit if applicable to you):
    Current and Former Federal Employees: Must provide the following two documents.
    • Your most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade held (and promotion potential) on a permanent basis, series, grade and step, and organization of record. If your current grade is not your highest permanent grade, submit an additional SF-50 showing your highest grade. If you are a current temporary/term employee who previously held a status Federal position, you need to submit your SF-50 which shows your eligibility to be considered. Examples of qualifying SF-50s: Promotion, WIG, new appointment, and SF-50s dated more than one year. You may have to submit multiple SF-50s.
    • Your most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. A performance plan is not an acceptable substitute.
  • Veterans applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing an honorable discharge. To be eligible, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. NOTE: Current career/career conditional federal employees applying under VEOA must submit a qualifying SF-50 to show they meet time-in-grade.
  • Veterans eligible for a Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) must submit a copy of your DD-214. NOTE: VRA only applies to positions at the GS-11 level and below.
  • 30% or more Disabled Veteran must submit a DD214, a completed SF-15, and letter from the VA dated 1991 or later. If you are a veteran and you are claiming veterans' preference you must submit a DD214,"Certificate of Release from Active Duty," which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. For competitive service positions, active duty service members expecting to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days: you may be granted tentative preference by submitting a "certification" (see link ) document in lieu of a DD-214. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference based on service-connected disability, in addition to the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference," plus the proof of entitlement of this preference, which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. For more information on veterans' preference, see . Schedule A: Documentation of eligibility under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e. state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. Territory that issues or provides disability benefits. This letter must be separate from any Veterans Preference documentation. Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP/ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), most recent performance appraisal, SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, full performance level, and duty location with your application. Disabled veterans who have completed a VA training program must submit a copy of the Certificate of Training, provided by the host agency and the VA, showing the occupational series and grade level of the position for which trained. NASA term employees with conversion eligibility must submit a copy of the term appointment/conversion SF 50 that includes a remark stating that the you were selected from a term announcement that offers conversion eligibility.
If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here .

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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