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    This position is located in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Program Audits and Evaluations (PAE) located in Arlington, VA.  This position performs audits and evaluations under the broad direction and subject to review of an OIG manager. May serve as Auditor or Evaluator-in-Charge (AIC) or as a senior team member leading a segment of a more complex assignment.

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    • Leads team in developing answerable assignment objectives.
    • Leads the project team by identifying, distributing and balancing workload and tasks among team members consistent with established work flow and skill level; adjusting workload in accordance with established priorities to ensure accomplishment of assigned team tasks; and ensuring each team member has an integral role in developing the final team product.
    • Serves as a coach, facilitator, and/or negotiator in coordinating team initiatives and in consensus building activities among team members.
    • Supports policy and procedure development by providing input on design and periodic updates and suggesting process improvements.
    • Thinks strategically and shifts direction when appropriate to do so.
    • Helps to establish and manage to assignment and reporting milestones.
    • Determines methodologies, techniques and procedures to be used to meet project objectives that minimize assignment risk. This may include the use of specialized audit techniques, including sampling techniques, data analysis, quantitative methods, financial analysis, or a combination of these techniques.
    • Proposes audits and evaluations that address risk and stakeholder concerns, including those of OIG executives, Agency officials, and the Congress.
    • Ensures work is completed in accordance with OIG policies and procedures and Government Auditing Standards or Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation.
    • Evaluates the sufficiency and appropriateness of evidence and follows up with FDIC officials to close any identified gaps necessary to answer the assignment objective and develop relevant finding elements.
    • Prepares, reviews, and presents reports encompassing the results and recommendations from audits, evaluations and reviews ensuring the accuracy of all written products that meet OIG guidelines and quality standards.
    • Demonstrates advanced level of competency in finding development.
    • Updates draft report to appropriately address comments on draft products from OIG stakeholders and FDIC officials.
    • Keeps OIG management apprised of ongoing work and any challenges.
    • Leads interviews and presentations to FDIC management to keep them informed on assignment status and findings as they arise.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0511 Auditing

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    Conditions Of Employment

    Registration with the Selective Service.

    U.S. Citizenship is required.  

    Employment Conditions.

    Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.

    Successful completion of background investigation required.


    Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious/spiritual; community; student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here.

    Basic Requirements for a Performance Auditor:

    Degree: auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration or accounting.


    Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in Performance Auditing, or an equivalent combination of performance auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional auditing knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:

    • A certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor or a Certified Public Accountant, obtained through written examination; or
    • Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in auditing or accounting, e.g., 15 semester hours.

    In addition to the Basic Requirements, the applicant must have the following specialized experience:

    To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the 13 grade level or above in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is defined as experience as a lead auditor, auditor-in-charge, or equivalent or higher level position including audit manager, senior manager or audit director which routinely required planning, conducting, leading, overseeing, or supervising audits or evaluations under generally accepted government auditing standards and other professional standards.

    Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors – if any) for this position within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.

    Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 “well qualified” for this position. For more information, Click Here.


    There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

    Applicants who are not currently in the Auditing (511) occupation series must submit a copy of their college transcript showing credit hours and grades.  Education must be from accredited institutions.

    Additional information

    If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary or trial period as applicable to appointment type.
    To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here.
    Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.
    This vacancy is limited to 100 applicants and may close before the closing date if that limit is reached.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

    Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

    The competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) you will be assessed on are listed below.

    • Knowledge of leadership and team-building skills and techniques, e.g., group facilitation, coordination, coaching, problem solving, interpersonal communication, integration of work process and products and attaining resources sufficient to deliver quality team based work products on a timely basis.
    • Ability to work effectively in team-oriented environment, providing leadership, direction and motivation to the assignment team.
    • Skill to communicate in a clear and concise manner to establish good working relationships with a wide variety of officials and representatives of government and financial institutions at various organizational levels.
    • Knowledge of auditing and evaluation policies, procedures, standards, and trends, including OIG Auditing Procedures, Government Auditing Standards, and Quality Standards for Inspections and Evaluations.
    • Ability to develop, modify, select, and apply appropriate auditing and evaluation techniques; apply new and established concepts, theories, and related applications to management accounting, program management, management information systems, and operational effectiveness, efficiency, and control activities.
    • Ability to research, analyze and evaluate complex, interrelated and unyielding technical issues, financial data, and related digital systems.
    • Ability to lead and oversee the development and preparation of supporting project documentation, including working papers, findings, and conclusions.
    • Ability to lead and prepare accurate and concise written products, including reports based on reliable evidence, sound analysis, logical reasoning, and critical thinking.

    You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs. 

    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process


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    Required Documents

    Failure to provide all of the required documentation as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible determination or may affect your consideration status.  Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

    VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ACT (VEOA) ELIGIBLES AND SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES FOR VETERANS:  If you are applying for consideration under VEOA and special hiring authorities for veterans, click here.  You must submit documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, SF-15, etc.) to demonstrate veterans’ eligibility.

    SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES:  If you are applying for consideration under special appointing authorities for people with disabilities, you will be required to provide proof of disability documentation to specify that you are a person who (1) has a severe physical disability; (2) an intellectual disability; or (3) a psychiatric disability.  The documentation does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history, or need for accommodation, however; the letter MUST clearly state that you are eligible for appointment under this authority and that your eligibility is based on a severe physical disability; an intellectual disability; or a psychiatric disability. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM: (a). Licensed medical professionals; or (b). State or private vocational rehabilitation specialists; or (c). Any Government agency (e.g., VA, etc.) that issues or provides disability benefit.  THE DOCUMENTATION MUST INCLUDE: a statement that you are eligible based on one of the following: severe physical disability, an intellectual disability, or a psychiatric disability. To view sample Schedule A proof of disability letters, click here, and for more information on this special appointing authority, click here. Please note that employees hired under this Schedule A hiring authority will be required to complete a Standard Form 256 to identify their disability status.
    INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP):  If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility. For more information, click here.

    CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES OR REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLES WITH COMPETITIVE STATUS:  A copy of your most recent SF Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (2) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34).  If reinstatement eligible include your Career/Career conditional SF-50.  To be considered as a non-competitive eligible candidate, the SF-50 must show the highest grade level or full performance level applicant has attained competitively on a permanent basis, and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.

    NONCOMPETITIVE CONVERSION ELIGIBLES UNDER A PATHWAYS PROGRAM:  If you are applying under this noncompetitive conversion authority, you must provide proof of program completion.  A letter from your current agency certifying completion is acceptable documentation.
    EDUCATION DOCUMENTS:  If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, submit a copy of your college transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable).  Education must be from accredited institutions.  For a listing of accredited educational institutions, click here.  An official transcript will be required if you are selected.  If you attended more than one university and need to send multiple transcripts, please upload/fax all transcripts as one document.
    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. For more information, click here.

    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.

    In addition to the regular benefits offered by Federal agencies, the FDIC offers additional benefits to its employees. These benefits, some at minimal cost, are some of the best and most competitive in both the private and public sectors.

    To find out more, click here.

    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 begin, click the “Apply” button and follow the prompts. If you haven’t already, register and establish a USAJOBS account. After you register online, click the “Apply” button to complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents. Please be sure to click “Submit Application” to complete the application process. You must apply online.

    Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.

    To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on “Applications” tab. Click on the “Position Title,” and then select “Update Application” or “Additional Application Information” to continue.

    You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.

    Please ensure you have completed the application process by verifying the status of your application on-line to reflect: “Received”. Failure to complete the application process will result in an incomplete application and you will not be considered for the position.

    Agency contact information

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    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    Office of Inspector General
    3501 Fairfax Drive
    Arlington, Virginia 22226
    United States
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    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is one of the most respected forces in America’s financial community.Our mission is to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions, and managing receiverships.

    The FDIC has ranked as one of the best places to work among mid-sized agencies in the Federal Government for the past seven years.

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  • 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.
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