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    Duties

    Summary

    This position is located in the Auditing Division, Information Technology and Financial Management Group which is responsible for managing projects  to include analyzing and evaluating information systems strategy, policies and procedures, management practices, and organization structures,  leading information system control assurance reviews or analytical reviews  of data sets,  computer security audits, assessments, and evaluations. Also, plan and conduct risks assessments and maintain liaison with appropriate Federal and non-governmental entities with respect to IT assurance matters.

    This announcement serves as a Merit Promotion and All Sources announcement.  You will be asked to determine your eligibility for each during the questionnaire process when you apply online.

    This position has an open period of 3 months, we will begin to review applications and issue the first round of certificates (highest qualified candidates) beginning March 18, 2016.  If you wish to be considered in the first round your application must be received by 11:59 (EST) on Friday, March 18, 2016.  Additional certificates will be issued on an as needed basis.

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    Responsibilities

    As an IT Auditor in the Auditing Division you will be responsible for: 

    • Analyzing and evaluating computer systems, IT methods, IT controls and strategies, policies and procedures, management practices, and organizational structures of IT systems and organizations.
    • Developing audit approach and criteria analysis using Government Auditing Standards (GAS) to enable audits or reviews of major SBA and contractor IT systems to include operational methods, management controls and risk management practices.
    • Performing computer security assessments and evaluations (1) sensitive and complex hardware and software application platforms; (2) network and telecommunications infrastructure; (3) operational practices; (4) utilization of information system resources and (5) system development and acquisition.
    • Writing major sections of audit reports ensuring technical accuracy of the findings and compliance with established reporting standards.
    • Communicating audit results in team environment to internal management and external stakeholders.
    • Contributing to and ensuring compliance with established quality assurance standards and overseeing the work of less experienced personnel.
    • Participating in departmental initiatives and internal process improvement projects as required.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Status Candidates

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must successfully complete a background investigation and credit check.
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position.
    • You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

    REQUIREMENTS:  All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement. 

    SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS :   A background investigation is required. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication.

    Qualifications

    The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM's) basic qualifications requirements. These qualification requirements can be viewed at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards.

    You must have one year of Specialized Experience equivalent to the next lower level in the Federal Service giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position.  Experience must be reflected in your resume.
     
    GS-13:  One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level independently planning and performing computer security audits, assessments or evaluations such as compliance review audits using Government Auditing Standards (GAS). Also, in depth experience using GAS to ensure that security and internal control requirements are adequately addressed in each phase of a system's development life cycle.

    GS-12:  One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level independently planning and performing computer security audits, assessments or evaluations such as compliance review audits using Government Auditing Standards (GAS). Also, experience using GAS to ensure that security and internal control requirements are adequately addressed in each phase of a system's development life cycle.

    APPLICABLE EXPERIENCE IS OFTEN OBTAINED THROUGH THE PERFORMANCE OF INDEPENDENT IT ASSESSMENTS AS A GOVERNMENTAL AUDITOR, INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT OR INTERNAL AUDITOR.

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    TIME-IN-GRADE: If you are a current career or career-conditional federal employee applying for promotion under Merit Promotion you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks in positions not more than one grade level lower than the position being filled.

    Education

    Education may not be substituted for experience for this position.

    Additional information

    If you are applying for a special selection priority under SBA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (open to surplus SBA employees only) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (open to surplus and displaced Federal employees), submit the following proof of your eligibility:  Your reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, a Standard Form 50 reflecting your RIF separation, or notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area.  Also submit a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action which shows the grade level, duty location and promotion potential of the career or career-conditional position from which you have been or will be separated, and a copy of your last performance rating of record.  To be found well-qualified for special selection priority by SBA, you must meet the minimum qualifications and receive at least 85 possible points for the quality ranking factors.

    If you are a current Federal employee applying for promotion under SBA's Merit Promotion and Placement Plan, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks in positions not more than one grade lower than the position being filled.  You must meet this requirement by the closing date of this announcement.

    Selective Service:  If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959 , you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.   See www.sss.gov.

    Probationary Period:  You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

     

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    EVALUATION: Applicants meeting basic qualification requirements will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Occupational Questionnaire.   To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link:   TAG:Link to Questions Only.   You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The occupational questions relate to the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) required to do the work of this position; 

    1. Ability to apply information assurance technical criteria (federal, AICPA, industry best practices) to system development, IT security, or program assessment reviews.

    2. In-depth experience deploying Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAS), and IT security practices in the independent evaluation of IT controls related to hardware and software applications, network and telecommunications, hosted applications and hardware.

    3. Skill in team participation, facilitation and development of group work products.

    4. Ability to communicate orally audit results to external and internal stakeholders.

    5. Ability to write major sections of audit reports ensuring technical accuracy of the findings and compliance with established reporting standards.

    6.Ability to apply compliance with quality assurance standards and training the work of less experienced personnel.

    For Delegated Examining (all US Citizens), your application will be evaluated under the Category Rating method based on your responses to the assessment questions. You will receive a score based on the responses to the assessment questions (to view the questions click here TAG:Link to Questions Only).  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. If you meet basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories:

    1. Best-Qualified
    2. Well-Qualified  
    3. Qualified 

    Candidates eligible for veterans' preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the appropriate category for which they have been rated.  Additionally, preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet Minimum Qualification Requirements will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category.


    Merit Promotion and Non-Competitive applicants will not be evaluated using Category Rating.  Applicants meeting basic qualification requirements will further be evaluated on the information provided in the Supplemental Questionnaire.  To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link TAG:Link to Questions Only.  You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the questionnaire.

    Background checks and security clearance

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    Required Documents

    In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

    • Your most recent performance rating of record (if applying under Merit Promotion/Non-Competitive)
    • A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing 'Tenure' and "Position Occupied' (if applying under Merit Promotion/Non-Competitive)
    • If you are claiming 5-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214 Member 4 copy) or Certificate of Release.  If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or Certificate of Release, an Application for 10-point Veterans’ Preference (SF-15) and the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or any branch of the Armed Forces, certifying a service-connected disability.
    • To receive consideration for a special appointment authority (severely disabled, Peace Corps, ICTAP, VRA), you must submit all required documentation supporting your claim. 

    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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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Working for SBA offers a number of really exciting benefits and flexibilities. To find out more about Federal benefit programs click here http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/304100500#benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

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

    1.   A Cover Letter

    2.  Your Résumé - limited to 5 pages and must contain the following basic requirements: 

                 ·        Name, address, telephone number, email address;

    ·        Supervisor's contact information, if applicable.  Indicate if you would prefer to be notified before your supervisor is contacted;

    ·        Job Title (if Federal Service provide series and grade)

    ·        Related job experience including beginning/ending dates (mm/dd/yy to mm/dd/yy)

    ·        Work Schedule - ex. Full Time, Part Time (if part time- number of hours per week)

    3.  A complete Occupational Questionnaire

    4.  Additional Required Documents (see the Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, June 10, 2016.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
     
    Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:  https://applicationmanager.gov/.

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 1641916.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    Applications will only be accepted online or by fax.   If you are unable to apply online:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,
    2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, and
    3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.  The vacancy ID is 1641916

    If you need assistance applying online or by fax, please contact OPM at ApplicationManagerHelpDesk@opm.gov

    Agency contact information

    LaShaun Curry

    Address

    SBA Office of Inspector General
    409 3rd Street SW
    7th Floor
    Washington, DC
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    The Small Business Administration, Office of Inspector General is centrally located in downtown Washington, D.C. at 409 3rd Street, S.W. We are located right at the Federal Center, SW Metro (Blue, Orange and Silver lines). The office is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, Smithsonian Institution museum and Washington Monument.

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is a statutorily created independent entity that works to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in SBA programs and operations, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs. This work is done primarily through audits and investigations. The OIG also consults with Congress about ongoing and proposed new programs, laws, and regulations. In carrying out its audit mission, the OIG issues and contributes to reports, advisories, briefings, and congressional testimonies with recommendations focused on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of SBA programs in support of the agency's mission. The Assistant Inspector General for Auditing is responsible for overseeing these engagements which involve all SBA programs as well as other high profile operations such as acquisitions and information technology. The OIG conducts this work at the request of Congress as well as self-initiating engagements in support of the OIG's strategic plan.

    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.  We expect to make a job offer within 40 days of the closing date of this announcement.  You will be notified through Application Manager of the outcome.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/431342800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.