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    This position is located in the Office of Inspector General, Office of Audits. The incumbent of this position serves as a Management Analyst who provides audit analyses, assists higher level management analysts and auditors, and participates in the evaluations of regional and/or national operating programs, systems, work processes, and financial or contract administration functions of GSA.

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    The incumbent of the position will serve as an Management Analyst.  As such, the incumbent will be required to complete training that will provide experience, knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position.  This position will allow for training, growth and opportunity.

    This vacancy is open to recent graduates (See Qualifications).  Only degrees from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet education requirements or to substitute education for experience. 

    • Performs duties as an entry level Management Analyst accomplishing a variety of developmental duties in support of the overall work of the organization.
    • Performs duties that include gathering and reviewing a variety of narrative and/or statistical data to prepare reports; conducting analyses of data to support conclusions or recommendations for action.

    • Participates in conducting performance and attestation audits. Responsible for the development of work papers and reports that document processes, including drafting objectives and conclusions.

    • Receives formal and on the job training and instruction to familiarize incumbent with the functions and operations of the program area and work responsibility.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Must be able to obtain/maintain a GSA Travel card.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions Of Employment

    • Background security investigations required.
    • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
    • Applicants must apply online via USAJOBS (see 'How to Apply" section)

    In order to be placed in a permanent position after completing the Pathways Recent Graduates program, you must:

    1. Meet the qualification requirements for the position you are being placed in.
    2. Maintain an acceptable performance under GSA OIG's approved performance management system.
    3. Receive a favorable recommendation from your supervisor at the end of the program.
    4. Meet all the training and development requirements outlined in the GSA OIG Pathways policy.

    GSA OIG is not obligated to make an offer of permanent employment to you after you have completed the Program. 




    This is a Pathway RECENT GRADUATES vacancy announcement with a positive education requirement

    What that means is that an applicant MUST satisfy both the Pathways RECENT GRADUATES criteria as well as the education requirement for an Auditor as is required by the Office of Personnel Management Qualification standards.

    ELIGIBILITY FOR RECENT GRADUATES PROGRAM: To be eligible, applicants must apply within 2 years of completing a qualifying educational program, i.e., within the previous 2 years, the recent graduate must have completed a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Applications are considered only if they meet the requirements of both the Recent Graduates Program and the educational requirements.  Applicants selected under the Recent Graduates Program are given a 1-year appointment to an entry-level position designed to provide a developmental experience that will lead to a career and a permanent position in the Federal Government. Permanent and/or career conversions for this vacancy are not guaranteed through this vacancy announcement. Management reserves the right to fill positions through other alternatives.

    VETERANS’ ELIGIBILITY: The 2-year period of eligibility will be extended for preference eligible veterans who are precluded from applying within the two-year window due to a military service obligation. In such cases, veterans will have up to 2 years from the date of discharge or release from active duty to apply for the Recent Graduates Program, but eligibility cannot extend for more than 6 years after the date on which the individual completed his or her educational requirements. Veterans MUST show verification of service obligation during period in question.

    Applicants must demonstrate in their resume and responses to the vacancy questions that they meet the basic OPM qualifications as well as qualifications described below. Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position advertised within 30 days of the closing date of the vacancy.

    To qualify for this position, ALL applicants MUST meet the basic education requirement and specialized experience as outlined.


    EDUCATION DEGREE/PROGRAM NOTE: Degrees earned MUST be in relation to the position for which the applicant is applying and/or coursework gained to count towards the semesters hours MUST be in relation to the position for which the applicant is applying.


    Applicants may use the specialized experience below to meet the grade level only after satisfying the basic education requirement of being a currently enrolled student.

    For the GS-09:  Specialized experience at this level includes one year of experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the federal government.  Such experience includes conducting studies of work processes and procedures; identifying problems, reviewing and evaluating standards; and making recommendations to resolve problems.  Other related experience includes performing analysis and advisory assignments related to the effectiveness of programs and/or the efficiency of the management of operations.

    To qualify for the GS-0343-09 based on education:

    Successful completion of a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree, OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree.

    S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.

    1. Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.
      2. Grade-point average (G.P.A.)-- Applicants must have a grade-point average of: 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or
      3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.

    Additional information


      • This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.
      • Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.

    Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of10% or more will be listed al the top of the highest quality category (gold).

    The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

    1. Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and techniques, laws, regulations, and policies
    2. The ability to research and analyze data
    3. The ability to communicate in writing, to include preparing written reports on audit findings
    4. The ability to communicate orally; to include discuss preparing written reports; employ effective oral communications techniques

    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    You must submit ALL required documents before the closing date/deadline to have a complete application. Review the following list to determine which documents must be submitted online.  
    ICTAP/CTAP Eligible: Submit (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50 (c) most recent performance rating, and (d) Any documentation from your bureau/operating unit that shows your current promotion potential.
    Veterans and applicants claiming veterans' preference: You must submit a copy of the applicable Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of applicable active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing the type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment. If you are claiming 10 point preference or Derived Preference (a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a deceased or disabled veteran), you must submit the following in addition to the DD-214: (1) completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement. A list of documents which serve as acceptable proof of entitlement is indicated on the SF-15 form.

    Active Duty Military Personnel - Submit certification on a letterhead from the appropriate military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) and military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

    People With Disabilities: Submit proof of eligibility and certification of job readiness. Select the link People With Disabilities for information on eligibility and documentation required.

    Applicants Applying Under Other Appointment Authorities: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.

    College Transcripts: If you are using some or all of your college education to meet qualification requirements for this position, you must submit a photocopy of your college transcript(s). If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education. See Application of Qualification Standards at OPM's General Schedule Qualification Policies website for information on crediting education.

    If you have listed any degree or certification on your resume, you must submit a photocopy with your application. If selected, an official/sealed transcript or certificate will be required prior to appointment.

    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.


    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

    You must submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. Errors or omissions may result in your not being considered for this vacancy.  You can modify/complete your application any time before the vacancy date/time deadline. Simply return to USAJOBS, select the vacancy, and update your application.  For more detailed instructions on how to apply, read the Apply for a GSA Job on the GSA website.

    To begin, click the Apply Online button on the vacancy announcement.

    • Sign in or register on USAJobs and select a resume and documents to include in your application.
    • Once you have clicked Apply for this position now, you will be taken to the GSA site to complete the application process.
    • Click the Apply To This Vacancy and complete all steps in the application process until the Confirmation indicates your application is complete.  If you click Return to USAJobs or get timed out prior to receiving confirmation, your application will not be submitted and cannot be considered for this vacancy.
    • Note:  Review the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section of this announcement to determine which apply to you and must be submitted online. You may choose one or more of the following options to submit your document(s): Upload (from your computer); USAJOBS (click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer process) or FAX (read the “Fax instructions” provided prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information).
    • Need Assistance? If you cannot complete any part of the application process listed above, contact the Human Resources Office/representative listed on the announcement BEFORE the announcement deadline for instructions on how to proceed. Be sure to receive prior HR approval to deviate from these instructions so that your application will be considered.  Technical assistance with your online application can be obtained by contacting the Help Desk at mgshelp@monster.com OR by calling (866) 656-6830 or (703) 269-4944 Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. ET.

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    GSA, Office of Inspector General
    General Services Administration
    Office of the Inspector General (JPH)
    1800 F Street NW Room 5042A
    Washington, District of Columbia 20405
    United States
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    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the General Services Administration (GSA) is one of the original OIGs established by the Inspector General Act of 1978. OIG provides oversight through auditing, inspections, and investigations of GSA's extensive procurement, real property, and related programs and operations, which primarily support other federal agencies. Applicants are encouraged to review the work and accomplishments of the GSA OIG on our website, https://www.gsaig.gov/.

    Next steps

    Once your completed application is received, your qualifications will be evaluated. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. Applicants may also check the status of their application on-line 24 hours a day through USAJOBS.

    Thank you for your interest in working for the U.S. General Services Administration, Office of Inspector General!

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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527770700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.