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    The position is located within the Department of Defense (DoD), Deputy Inspector General for Policy & Oversight, Audit Policy & Oversight in Alexandria, VA. In this position you will serve under a Program Director and will be responsible to perform broad and complex assignments for the following team:

    CONTRACT AUDIT OVERSIGHT TEAM:  Provides policy direction and performs oversight and quality assurance reviews of Defense Contract Audit Agency audits.  In addition, the team performs follow-up reviews of corrective actions, assessment of hotline allegations, and other special reviews.

    Who May Apply:

    Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. 

    • Current Permanent Department of Defense DODIG  

    • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) - DOD Transfer (Excluding DODIG)   

    • Current Permanent Non-Department of Defense Civilian Employee - Non DOD Transfer  

    • Former Federal Employee, eligible for reinstatement 

    • Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP)   

    • Eligible under Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)  

    • Priority Placement Program S (Military Spouse) registrants referred through the Automated Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) for this position

    • Executive Order (EO) 12721

    • Military Spouse Under Executive Order 13473

    • Retired Federal employee receiving an annuity 

    • Eligible for NAF/AAFES Interchange Agreement 

    • Eligible for 30% Disabled Veterans  

    • Eligible for Persons with Disability

    • Federal employee eligible due to Interchange Agreement

    • Special Hiring Authority

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    • Performs oversight, quality assurance, or other types of reviews that include evaluating audit documentation, reports and other products for technical competence, adherence to auditing standards, completeness of coverage, significance of findings and recommendations.
    • Interprets audit and attestation engagement policies and other standards, providing for consistent application.
    • Provides technical audit advice and guidance internally and externally on audits, attestation engagements, and non-audit services. 
    • Responsible for independently performing broad and complex projects and other assigned tasks relating to the development, improvement, evaluation, and effective accomplishment of audits, and attestation engagements on DoD programs, activities or funds. 
    • Recommends new or amended regulations, policies, procedures, and standards related to DoD activity to ensure adequate accountability and reporting. 
    • Develops and revises DoD standards, directives, instructions, manuals and other guidance as necessary relating to overall mission, functions, objectives and responsibilities of DoD organizations.
    • Represents the OIG when dealing with internal and external government agencies and outside organizations as it relates to assigned matters.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - May require up to 25% for temporary travel (TDY)

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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    0511 Auditing

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship Required
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
    • Position is subject to random drug testing
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service


    Position has been designated as Non-critical Sensitive; incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. 

    Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with DoD OIG.

    U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.

    May require up to 25% of temporary duty travel (TDY).

    Permanent Change of Duty (PCS—Relocation) expenses WILL NOT be paid.

    Recruitment incentives MAY NOT be authorized.

    If you have not previously successfully completed a probationary period with the Federal Government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a one year probationary period.

    Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the issue date of the referral certificate.


    Basic Requirement: A 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/auditing courses.  (The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.)


    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. (Your background must also include one of the following: 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality (this may include up to 6 hours of business law); A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or 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, 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.)

    In addition to meeting the basic requirements, qualified applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the lower grade in the Federal service: 

    GS-13: Applicants must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the federal government or an equivalent level. Specialized experience is define as demonstrating skill in the following areas: analyzing work related to developing and executing audit/attestation engagement policies and programs; working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, conducting performance audits, financial-related audits, and attestation engagements, including internal control system reviews, cost accounting standard reviews, forward pricing audits, incurred cost audit and other types of contract audits; conducting quality assurance reviews of audits and attestation engagements; providing written evaluations of audit and attestation engagement work and reports; and writing reports and other products providing overall review results and recommendations.

    GS-14: Applicants must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the federal government or an equivalent level. Specialized experience is define as demonstrating skill in the following areas: analyzing work related to developing and executing audit/attestation engagement policies and programs; working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, conducting highly complex performance audits, financial-related audits, and attestation engagements, including internal control system reviews, cost accounting standard reviews, forward pricing audits, incurred cost audits and other types of contract audits; conducting quality assurance reviews of audits and attestation engagements; providing written evaluations of audit and attestation engagement work and reports; and writing reports and other products providing overall review results and recommendations.

    Candidates will be further evaluated on the level and quality of their experience and possession of the following relevant competencies in order to determine the level of your qualifications. These competencies include: 

    (1). Skill in identifying and developing potential audit areas for project planning, and the approach and resources required to implement the plan. 

    (2). Skill in conducting complex audits or attestation engagements including project planning fieldwork, documentation, identification and development of findings and recommendations and follow-up activities.

    (3). Skill in interpreting, applying, and revising professional standards, laws, regulations, policies, procedures, directives, instructions, and other criteria and in making recommendations when appropriate.

    (4). Ability to write and manager the development of a wide range of written products including reports, review documentations, policies, procedures, regulations, instructions, and directives. 

    (5). Ability to communicate verbally including presentations and support of findings, recommendations, and alternative actions to senior level management and internal and external stakeholders. 

    (6). Knowledge of and ability to apply auditing and accounting principles, theories, techniques, and standards including generally government auditing standards (GAGAS). 

    All qualification and Time in Grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    The manager may hire at either the GS-13 or GS-14 level.



    There is an education requirement for this position. Please select the below link for the specific individual occupational requirements.



    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, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Accreditation: Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/ and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html websites.


    Note:  Due to the education requirement of this position, an unofficial or official transcript must be submitted at the time of application.  If transcripts are not received, you will be ineligible.

    Additional information

    Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application will be assessed to the extent to which you possess the competencies listed in the "Qualifications" section above and ultimately placed into one of three quality category levels: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, and Qualified. 


    During further evaluation, you may be asked to provide additional information or participate in other methods of assessment, such as structured interviews. Individuals who are subject matter experts in the requirements of this position may participate in further evaluations.


    Your responses will be carefully reviewed and must be supported by factual information in your resume. Inflating or otherwise enhancing your qualifications and errors or omissions may result in loss of further consideration.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


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    Required Documents

    Your complete application package includes:

    ·      Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). Resume should include the following: where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week and salary;

    ·      If qualifying based on education, provide an official or unofficial transcript. Document must have name of college/university to prove accreditation. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to your entrance on duty;

    ·      Completed assessment questionnaire;

    ·      Copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which documents current Competitive (#1 on block 34 of SF-50) position occupied. If the position currently occupied is Excepted Service (#2 on block 34 of SF-50), you must provide documentation, a SF-50, that provides proof that you've held a permanent position with career or career-conditional status

           To claim veterans' preference, submit a DD-214 indicating the most recent dates of service, character of service and type of discharge. To claim 10% or more disability, submit a VA certification letter in addition to a DD-214.  (If selected, a completed SF-15 will be required prior to your entrance on duty.). Future military retirees can submit a "Statement of Service" only if retirement DD 214 or proof of transitional leave is not yet available. The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable).

    ·      Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): Provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Applicants must be well-qualified, which is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position established by the Best Qualified category definition. You must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for this program: a separation notice, a SF-50 documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. Section 8337(h) or Section 8456. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

    ·      Any additional documentation that would provide proof of your eligibility category for which you are applying. Required documents are listed next to the eligibility category in the "Other Information" section below.

    Submission of a resume alone is NOT a complete application. This position may require the completion of additional form/s and/or supplemental materials. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

    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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    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 OIG offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usa.gov/Federal-Employees/Benefits.shtml.

    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 complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 to receive consideration.

    •To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

    •Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

    •It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

    •To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    •To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

    If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

    1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1783588.

    2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

    To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

    2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.

    3. Fax all six pages of 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.

    Agency contact information

    Kimberly D. Williams


    DFAS Office of Inspector General DFAS OIG
    Defense Finance and Accounting Service
    Indianapolis, IN 46249
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    A United Organization Working as One Team

    If you would like to be a part of a Federal organization dedicated to serving our Nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest. The OIG offers the full range of Federal benefits (https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits) and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements.  

    Next steps

    When your application package has been reviewed, you will receive an email advising whether or not you were determined to be best qualified and referred to the hiring manager.  Referred candidates may be contracted for an interview.  You will be notified when the selection process is complete.

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.


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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.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/448446800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.