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    Duties

    Summary

    Candidates will be evaluated on the skills they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and/or the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM EST on closing date, Friday, December 30, 2016, will be considered.

    The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.

    This position is being advertised at the Journey Band level, equivalent to a GS-09 through GS-13. The salary range for this position is $53,435 - $119,794 for the Arlington, VA and Bethesda, MD locations; and, $52,642 - $118,018 for the Denver, CO location. The salary figures include locality pay. Career ladder to GS-13 equivalent at management's discretion.

    NOTE: There are multiple vacancies in Arlington, VA, Bethesda, MD or Denver, CO that may be filled from this vacancy announcement.  Multiple referral lists will be issued throughout the course of this vacancy announcement. The first list of candidates from which management may make a selection may be issued after the job has been open 15 days. Additional lists of candidates will be issued as needed until the announcement closes on Friday, December 30, 2016. The closing date of the announcement may be changed to close on an earlier date or extended, as necessary, until vacancies are filled.

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    Responsibilities

    NOTE:  A Top Secret clearance is required for Human Resources and Support and Information Technology candidates.  All other groups require a Secret or Moderate Background Investigation clearance.

    Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.

    •  Performs assignments requiring the application of fundamental principles, concepts, techniques, and guidelines in the area of auditing or audit evaluation
    • Participates as a team member and/or leads an audit team
    • Evaluates agency programs and operations for compliance and adherence to regulations and adequacy of internal controls over operations
    • Makes recommendations for corrective actions and writes audit working papers and reports utilizing generally accepted accounting and auditing principles

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Up to 50% may be required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

    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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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a US Citizen
    • Must be able to pass a drug screening and physical examination
    • Must be able to pass a background investigation
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a MBI security clearance
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued credit card
    • May be required to complete a 12-month probationary period
    • May be required to take a writing assessment

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below. 

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
    • At least 4 years' specialized experience conducting program or performance audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of programs, functions, and operation          

      And

    • Specialized audit experience to include conducting audits related to one or more of the following areas - Network Processing,  Transportation, Finance, Cost, Pricing and Investments, Supply Management and Facilities, Human Resources and Support, Delivery, Marketing Initiatives, Retail, Marketing and International, or Technology programs or performance.

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS  

    • Bachelor's degree in accounting or any other degree that includes 24 semester hours of accounting
    • Advanced Degree in accounting or any other related business degree that includes 24 semester hours of accounting, or a minor in Economics, Communications, Political Science, or Information Technology
    • Professional certification(s), i.e.: CPA, CIA, Six Sigma, SAP FSCM, CPIM, FSCM, CFCM, CPCM etc.
    • Experience in TeamMate

    You must have the experience, knowledge and skills as listed in EACH of the evaluation factors. Failure to demonstrate that you meet all of the evaluation factor requirements as listed below will result in a score of zero (0); an ineligible status, and you will not be referred for further consideration. 

    Qualifications

    YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A NARRATIVE SECTION AFTER EACH EVALUATION FACTOR IN THE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE IN WHICH YOU MUST FULLY EXPLAIN HOW, WHEN, AND WHERE YOU GAINED THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES AS LISTED IN EACH OF THE EVALUATION FACTORS.
    You will no longer be considered for this position if you: fail to respond to all of the questions in the self-assessment questionnaire; fail to address a factor in the narrative section (no response or “See resume” or similar language will be scored a zero (0) ); or receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor.
    In each narrative section you must also indicate the reference person(s) who could verify your achievements. Include their full name, title and phone number. Your supervisor may also be contacted to verify any work-related statements you write. 
    Failure to demonstrate that you meet all evaluation factor requirements will result in a score of zero (0). Upon receipt of a zero score, you will be deemed “not minimally qualified,” and you will not be referred for further consideration.

    Education

    Series 0511 for Auditor requires bachelor's degree in accounting; or a degree 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.

    Additional information

    This agency provides Reasonable Accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please call 703-248-2210. The decision on granting an accommodation request will be made on a case by case basis.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    EVALUATION FACTORS 

    Include your major accomplishments relevant to the position requirements in your resume. 

    1. Principles of Accounting/Auditing -Knowledge of generally accepted accounting and auditing principles; auditing concepts, methodologies, procedures, analytical techniques, and internal control reviews
    2. Auditing – Knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards and procedures for conducting financial and compliance, economy and efficiency, and program audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards
    3. Audit Reporting - Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques used to report audit findings (criteria, condition, cause, effect, and recommendation)
    4. Performance Measurement - Knowledge of the principles and methods for evaluating program or organizational performance using financial and nonfinancial measures, including identification of evaluation factors (for example, workload, personnel requirements), metrics, and outcomes
    5. Planning and Evaluating -- Skills in analyzing various information/problems and presenting findings and recommendations
    6. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately
    7. Written Communication - Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience
    8. Project Management - Ability to apply effective project management and work on a team, whether as a team member or leader, to accomplish project objectives and goals 

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

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    Required Documents

    You must submit all required documents by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of this announcement, Friday, December 30, 2016;

    1. RESUME.  Required: When completing your online application or uploading your resume, you must categorize it as a "Resume" document). IMPORTANT:  You will be asked questions in the self-assessment questionnaire.  It is essential that your resume and supporting documentation provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire.


    2. COMPLETE OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE. Click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire.  (Required:  You must click on "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the Questionnaire to complete this process) 


    3. UPLOAD SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS which may include:

    • Certificates or Licenses, if applicable.  Upload and save as "Other" document.
    • Veterans Preference Documentation.  If you are claiming veterans preference you must submit Member 4 copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and/or other proof of veterans preference eligibility including your VA letter, form SF-15 (www.opm.gov/forms) and all required documents related to your SF-15 claim. Veterans can request the Member 4 copy of their DD-214 at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records, and can download a copy of their VA letter from https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal. (If applicable to you, you are Required to upload each veterans document and categorize as "DD-214" or "SF-15" or "Other Veterans Document")
    • SF-50 if you are or have been a Federal employee to demonstrate tenure and competitive/excepted service for eligibility purposes. (If applicable to you, you are Required to upload each applicable SF-50 and categorize as a "SF-50" document.)
    • TRANSCRIPTS from an accredited college or university. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable and should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, list of completed courses, semester hours, GPA, date and type of Bachelor's Degree issued.  Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. Attach document verifying that it has been deemed equivalent. (Required:  Upload and save as "Transcript" document.)

    NOTE:  Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred.  Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit:  http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    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.

    Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the USPS OIG. We offer a broad array of benefits programs:

    Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Care Insurances with Flexible Spending options. For more information about these programs visit www.opm.gov/insure.

    Retirement and Thrift Savings. For more information about these programs see www.opm.gov/retire and http://www.tsp.gov/.

    Flexible Work Schedules. USPS OIG offers a range of family friendly flexibilities including flexible work schedules, telework and employee assistance programs.

    Leave and Holidays. In addition to 10 paid holidays each year, you will earn 13 days of paid sick leave and 13 to 26 paid vacation days each year depending on your years of service.

    For further information, please refer to our website at:
    https://www.uspsoig.gov/frequently-asked-questions

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt (Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay; Exempt employees are not).  

    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

    APPLY THROUGH THE USAJOBS WEBSITE:

    When you are ready to begin the application process, click the Apply Online button to create a USAJOBS account or login to your existing account. Follow the prompts to create or select your USAJOBS resume and other supporting documents or to upload required or applicable documents.  

    • Complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified.
    • 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. 

    NOTE: To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must complete this Fax Cover Page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 1823668 and fax to 1-478-757-3144.

    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.

    If you cannot apply online:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire, and 
    2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your responses 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.

    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.

    You are strongly urged to read and print the entire vacancy announcement.

    Agency contact information

    Vacancy Inquiries

    Phone

    (703)248-2210

    TDD

    202-855-1234

    Email

    JOBS@USPSOIG.GOV

    Address

    Office of Audit
    1735 North Lynn Street
    Arlington , VA 22209
    USA
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    The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General's (USPS OIG) mission is to promote integrity and accountability to minimize costs, and prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.

    For further information, please refer to our website at:

    http://www.uspsoig.gov/general/about-us

    The USPS OIG is seeking highly qualified applicant(s) to fill our Auditor or Program Analyst (Audit Evaluator) position(s) in multiple OIG functional areas, including Audit Operations, Network Processing, Transportation, Finance, Cost, Pricing and Investments, Supply Management and Facilities, Human Resources and Support, Delivery, Marketing Initiatives, Retail, Marketing and International, and Technology. The OIG conducts performance audits and reviews of multiple Postal Service functional areas. The successful candidate must be highly motivated and specifically demonstrate experience and skill in conducting program and performance audits.

    Next steps

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED

    This is a multiple hurdle assessment process. The Human Resources Office will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications required for this position. You will no longer be considered for this position if you: fail to respond to all of the questions in the self-assessment questionnaire; fail to address a factor in the narrative section or state "see resume" or similar language; receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor; fail to attach all required documentation; if your application materials indicate that you are not minimally-qualified for this position; or if you fail to qualify on the interview and/or writing assessment. Only the top-rated candidates will be referred to a review official or the selecting official for further consideration. If your application is referred to the review official, the reviewer will compare your self-assessment questionnaire responses to your resume and supporting documentation. It is essential that your narrative, resume and supporting documentation provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire. If your questionnaire responses are not adequately substantiated, the review official will amend your rating to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated. Top-rated applicants may be required to participate in an interview and a writing assessment. Your eligiblity may be further adjusted or rated as ineligible by the review official or the selecting official based on your interview or writing assessment performance. Once all applicant scores are finalized, the selecting official will make a final decision. NOTE: If you receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor or on the interview, you will be considered NOT MINIMALLY QUALIFIED for the position and rated ineligible. 

    Once the Occupational Questionnaire has been received you will receive an acknowledgement e-mail that your submission was successful. After a review of your application package has been completed, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the Selecting Official. 

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/453175900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.