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    This National Guard position is for a AUDITOR, PD# T5144000 and is part of the United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO), Rhode Island National Guard. If the selected applicant does not qualify for the full potential grade, he or she may be brought on in a developmental grade of GS-11, (PD# T5147000) or GS-09 (PD# T5148000). This position is not Supervisory.

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    The purpose of the position is to perform audits on a variety of programs and to assess efficiency, effectiveness and compliance with program laws, regulations, and provisions. In a state with 4 or more auditors, serves as an auditor-in-charge of audit programs or difficult audit projects. Synthesizes the work of team members to develop a completed audit product; assesses the progress of subordinate team members in their individual assignments; and provides performance feedback to team members regarding weaknesses and approaches to fact-finding. Such information is provided to a higher level supervisor for consideration in interim and annual performance appraisals, and assessment of overall program management. Audits projects without precedent or of such a nature as to require original assessment and considerable judgment to develop an audit plan and devise detailed fact-finding techniques. Audit projects may include financial audits that require extensive cost and price analysis techniques. Audit assignments are typically of an on-going nature, cross organizational or functional lines (e.g., ANG and ARNG Contract Administration, ANG and ARNG Fiscal Accounting Activities, etc.) and are of such scope that they may require a team of auditors. Studies available background material to gain program information and discover leads. Typically, material includes very broad government and/or GAO guidelines or policy statements that require an in-depth knowledge and interpretation of government auditing principles. Prepares an audit program based on the use of appropriate advanced audit techniques.

    Conducts entrance conferences with management officials at the audit site. Explains the purpose and procedures for the audit and answers any questions. Performs survey work to identify potential operating/financial management problems. Reviews operating procedures and management practices of the activity. Prepares audit lead sheets to identify potential weaknesses in internal controls. Documents survey results in accordance with Comptroller General Standards.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0511 Auditing

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
    • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
    • Must be eligible for entry into level one financial management certification career program.
    • Failure to achieve the position's required certification within the first 24 months of appointment will result in direct termination.
    • Must be a US Citizen.



    GS-09: A minimum of one year on-the-job experience in this occupational series at the GS-07 grade.
    GS-11: A minimum of one year on-the-job experience in this occupational series at the GS-09 grade.
    GS-12: A minimum of one year on-the-job experience in this occupational series at the GS-11 grade.


    At least 12 months of finance or auditor experiences that present a full range of competencies that demonstrate the capabilities to apply auditing program principles and procedures.
    GS-11: At least 24 months of finance or auditor experiences that present a full range of competencies that demonstrate the capabilities to apply auditing program principles and procedures.
    GS-12: At least 36 months of financial audit and/or performance audit experiences that led to objective and systematic examinations and resulted in independent audit assessments of an organization's structure, performance, efficiency, program, activity or function.


    An Accounting degree; 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 six hours of credit in business law).

    Education-Experience Combination
    A combination of education and experience demonstrated by at least four years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:

    • (a) The applicant successfully worked at the full performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field for example, valuation engineering or financial institution examining;
    • (b) A panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors determined that the applicant demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and advancement levels that are normally associated with successful completion of the four year course of study described above in Paragraph One;
    • (c) Except for literal non-conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

    You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you meet the Area of Consideration and are minimally qualified (determined the Specialized Experience in the Qualification Standards), your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. The position's job analysis and credit plan's ranking factors are knowledge,skills, abilities, and behaviors that are expected to significantly enhance performance in a position; however, are not essential for satisfactory performance. Applicants who possess such competencies are ranked above those who do not; but, no one is rated ineligible solely for failure to possess all defined competencies. Basic Eligibility- all ELIGIBLE candidates are referred following the rules found in 5 CFR 302.304 (b)(5). When candidates have been rated only for basic eligibility, agencies must enter the names of all applicants rated eligible on the appropriate list in the following order.

    • Preference eligibles with a compensable, service-connected disability of 10 percent of more (CP/CPS), unless the list is used to fill a professional/scientific position GS-09 level or above.
    • All other candidates eligible for 10 point veterans' preference.
    • All candidates eligible for 5 points veterans' preference.
    • Qualified candidates not eligible for veterans' preference.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
    • Skilled in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately;
    • Ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit effective communication;
    • Ability to write English in reports and presentation formats;
    • Ability to comprehend and/or apply problem-solving and negotiating techniques;
    • Skilled in working with multiple software computer programs;
    • Skilled in presenting formal training presentations and briefings; and,
    • Skilled in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting program material.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    Mandatory Documents:
    1. Your Resume
    2. Transcripts
    Optional Documents:
    1. Certification
    2. OF-306
    3. DD-214
    4. SF-50
    5. SF-15
    6. Supporting documents detailed on the SF-15

    Other supporting documents must be submitted in English. Failure to submit the mandatory documentation will result in automatic disqualification.

    Please ensure your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position. Any and all resumes must be written in your own words, plagiarism is considered to be dishonest and unethical and will automatically disqualify you from the position.

    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

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10597884

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

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    Abel Coronel


    RI 143d Airlift Wing
    1 Hercules Drive
    North Kingstown, RI 02852
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    The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community!

    Persons appointed within their 1 year conditional trial period may be separated when their services are no longer needed. If a permanent status employee at the same grade level as this announcement is selected, the nature of action will be a Reassignment; tenure may not change. If a permanent excepted status employee is selected at a higher grade, the nature of action will be a Promotion. If an applicant from the Competitive Service applies and is selected for this position, he or she will have to convert to the Excepted Service.

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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
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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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