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    Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that 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 the required information by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, December 30, 2016 will be considered.

    NOTE: There are multiple vacancies 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 30 days. Additional lists of candidates will be issued as needed until the announcement closes. The closing date of the announcement may be changed to close on an earlier date or extended, as necessary, until vacancies are filled.

    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 Director Band level, equivalent to a GS-15. The salary range for this position is $128,082 - $160,300 for the Arlington, VA and Bethesda locations; and $126,183 - $160,300 for the Denver, CO location. The salary figures include locality pay. 

    NOTE: This vacancy is also being announced as external open to all sources and as internal merit promotion. Selections may be made from any of the three vacancy announcements.

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    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.

    The employee manages and directs the activities of staff engaged in performing audits and reviews that examine how the Postal Service's activities, organization, and policies relate to its strategic vision and mission.

    Responsibilities include planning and assigning work; collaborating with peers and subordinates to assure effective advisory services; and otherwise ensuring continuous progress toward stated goals, which are accomplished by:

    • Planning and overseeing the conduct of complex audits, evaluations, reviews, surveys or other analytical processes.  Reviews and approves the purpose, scope, and audit approach of each audit project.  
    • Ensuring audit projects meet professional standards in planning and execution and in the accumulation of evidentiary data.  Also ensures approved audit objectives are met and that adequate practical coverage is achieved. 
    • Reviewing and editing audit reports, and discussing the reports with appropriate management.  Presents oral briefings to management and key stakeholders. 
    • Accumulating data, maintaining records, and preparing reports on the administration of audit projects and other assigned activities.  Assists in evaluation of overall audit results. 
    • Bringing about a shared understanding of job objectives, roles, and report messages by facilitating job-related meetings and coaching others when necessary.
    • Establishing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders including Postal Service vice presidents and the Postal Regulatory Commission. 

    Travel Required

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

    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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    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 Top Secret/Secret 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



    You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.


    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.  For current OIG employees, 4 or more years of work specifically related to the Postal Service or the Postal Service OIG may be substituted for a degree. 


    • At least 7 years of specialized program or performance auditing experience in operations, finance, human resources, security, emergency preparedness, real estate program management, supply management, facilities and logistics, contracting, network processing, transportation, delivery, revenue, customer service, marketing and international, cost and pricing, fraud, or information technology that includes planning and conducting performance evaluations




    • At least two years previous manager,  or supervisor experience that includes managing lower level staff 



    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. 





    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.

    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.


    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



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


    1. Demonstrated experience in directing complex audits, assessments, evaluations, reviews, surveys or other analytical processes in a deadline oriented and highly productive environment
    2. Demonstrated experience conducting a wide breadth of performance audits, assessments, and reviews
    3. Mastery of the theory, concepts, principles, and practices sufficient to conduct difficult assignments involving interfaces and inter-relationships between and among programs, systems, functions, policies and various issues
    4. Demonstrated experience to effectively communicate both orally and in writing, with emphasis on reporting, audits, reviews, surveys, evaluation findings, or similar results 
    5. Demonstrated experience serving as a director/manager/supervisor establishing work plans and the strategic direction of a program area, including performance evaluations
    6. Demonstrated experience building relationships with key stakeholders



    • CIA, CPA, CISA or CFE  Professional Certification(s) 
    • Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in Accounting
    • Postal Service specialized experience in finance, human resources, security, emergency preparedness, real estate program management, contracting network processing, transportation, delivery, revenue, customer service, marketing, international, cost and pricing, and information technology

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


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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:  It is essential that your resume provides sufficient information to substantiate your experience and knowledge of each evaluation factor.

    2. 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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    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:

    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


    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 1826576 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

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    US Postal Service Office of the Inspector General
    Human Resources
    1735 N Lynn Street
    Arlington, VA 22209
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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:


    The USPS OIG is seeking highly qualified applicant(s) to fill our Audit Director, Audit Deputy Director, Program Analysis Director (Audit Evaluator Director), and Program Analysis (Audit Evaluator Deputy Director) position(s) in multiple OIG functional areas, including Audit Operations, Finance, Supply Management and Facilities, Network Processing, Transportation, Delivery, Human Resources and Support, Retail, Marketing and International, Marketing Initiatives, Cost, Pricing and Investments, and Information Technology. This job may be located in Arlington, VA; Bethesda, MD; or Denver, CO, dependent on the functional area for which selected. The OIG conducts performance audits and reviews of multiple Postal Service functional areas. The candidate will manage audits, provide a full range of supervision to staff, and manage other related projects as assigned. The candidate will be highly motivated and demonstrate experience in planning, conducting, and executing complex tasks and assignments as well as implementing and applying operational techniques to audit functions.

    Next steps


    This is a multiple hurdle assessment process. The Human Resources Office and Audit Subject Matter Experts 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 address a factor in your resume; 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 the evaluation factors to your resume and supporting documentation. It is essential that your resume and supporting documentation provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to all of the evaluation factors.  If you have not adequately substantiated your level of experience and knowledge for any evaluation factor, the review official will assign a 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 rating 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 the assessment process is 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/453529100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.