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    The Senior Auditor's role will support the EAC-OIG in conducting, supervising, and/or coordinating independent and objective audits, inspections, evaluations, and investigations of EAC programs and operations, contractor activities, and grants to states and nonprofit organizations.

    The Senior Auditor is supervised by the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) who reports to the Inspector General (IG) of EAC.

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    The Senior Auditor is responsible for performing internal auditing activities relating to the programs and operations of the EAC. To fulfill that responsibility, the Senior Auditor leads or participates as a team member in conducting multiple concurrent performance audits, evaluations, inspections, reviews and other related projects of EAC programs, functions, and operations. Examples of specific tasks would include conducting entrance and exit conferences, interviewing management level staff, conducting risk assessments, developing audit work papers, and reviewing and analyzing audit data. In addition, the Senior Auditor develops recommendations for improvements to management operations and policies, drafts reports about conditions disclosed by audits and other assignments, and tracks and reports on the status of management's progress toward corrective actions.

    Further, the Senior Auditor will oversee contractor performance as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for audits and other similar work that may be contracted out by the OIG. The Senior Auditor will be responsible for completing tasks during the pre-award and post-award phases of the contract. These tasks shall include, but may not be limited to, the development of Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs), participation as a technical evaluation panel member, reviewing deliverables, maintaining appropriate oversight documentation, and preparing formal contractor performance evaluations. The Senior Auditor will be required to complete training and perform the steps necessary to obtain and/or maintain certification as a COR Level II.

    Additionally, the Senior Auditor participates in conducting the annual audit risk assessment that supports the OIG's annual audit plan, and contributes to maintaining OIG audit policies and procedures that are reflective of the OIG's current audit processes and all applicable auditing standards, principles, and best practices. The Senior Auditor will also manage the OIG's hotline number and electronic complaint submissions.

    The Senior Auditor may assist in performing peer reviews of other OIGs and preparing for the EAC OIG to undergo peer reviews. The Senior Auditor may also provide independent referencing services to other OIG's when the EAC-OIG has an agreement (memorandum of understanding) in place with another OIG to render and receive independent referencing services to comply with auditing standards.

    The Senior Auditor will participate in Government audit organizations and/or working groups on behalf of the EAC-OIG to keep current on government audit issues and IG community initiatives and projects when applicable.

    The Senior Auditor maintains professional proficiency by identifying and attending training, as approved by the DIG, sufficient to comply fully with continuing professional education (CPE) requirements set forth in Government Auditing Standards, and Government-wide training requirements. The Senior Auditor develops annual performance and training plans and maintains certificates of completion in accordance with OIG policies and procedures.

    The Senior Auditor performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 25% Annually.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    12 - GS-12 equivalent with promotion potential.

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    0511 Auditing

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    Conditions Of Employment

    Candidates must meet all qualifications prior to the closing date of this announcement.

    Candidates must be a US Citizen.

    This position is subject to a (1) year probationary period.


    Preference given to those applicants with Federal grant experience and familiarity with the operation of a Federal Office of Inspector General.

    Specialized Experience:
    Candidates must have experience in managing or directing financial, information systems, and/or performance audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and experience in communicating or presenting audit results to senior executives and other stakeholders.

    Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) is highly desirable.


    Candidates must have:

    A. a degree in auditing, accounting, or 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, or
    B. a combination of education and experience that would include at least 4 years of experience in accounting or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education and training that provided professional accounting knowledge.

    Additional information

    You must submit all required information by the closing date. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.

    The materials you send with your application will not be returned. Send only those materials needed to evaluate your application.

    If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized.

    How You Will Be Evaluated


    • Comprehensive knowledge of professional Government Auditing Standards and accounting principles with emphasis on conducting internal performance audits and/or financial audits.
    • Ability to evaluate contractor proposals (or experience in preparing proposals in response to Federal agencies' requests for contracted audit services) and to oversee contractor performance in conducting (1) performance audits; (2) federal financial statement audits; (3) compliance with Federal requirements for information systems security, and/or (4) grant audits.
    • Ability to assess fraud, waste, and abuse and risks in the operation of Federal Government programs.
    • Ability to assess data quality for reliability, sufficiency and relevance.
    • Knowledge in selecting and applying the appropriate quantitative and qualitative analytical methods and tools to collect, arrange, process, and present data.
    • Ability to develop audit programs, work papers, findings, and recommendations to sufficiently meet audit objectives and effectively communicate audit testing in support of audit conclusions.
    • Excellent oral skills to include the ability to communicate with senior level officials and other senior leadership within the federal government.
    • Ability to draft audit reports and other similar written communications containing a clear, convincing, and accurate message that is technically sound with conclusions that are thoroughly supported by sufficient documentation and appropriately targeted to the OIG's customers' needs and the applicable stakeholders.
    • Ability to manage multiple concurrent audits, inspections, evaluations, or other projects effectively and within time constraints.
    • Flexibility to be able to adapt readily to changing circumstances.
    • Demonstrates the ability to be tactful and to treat others with respect.
    • Skill in developing networks, achieving cooperation, and collaborating with others when appropriate.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    Required documents include a resume and the supporting documents as described in the "How to Apply Instructions" section of this announcement.

    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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    How to Apply

    All applicants MUST submit applications via email: resumes@eac.gov. You do not need to submit your application package through the USAJOBS process.

    You MUST include the job title and announcement number in the subject line of the email.

    Your application package must be received by the closing date of the announcement and must include the following:

    1. A resume (Cover Letter optional - limited to 1 page).
    2. Three professional references:

    • Name, Title, Name of Agency/Business, Contact Number, and Email; and
    • Include your current (or most recent if not currently employed) direct manager/supervisor as one of the three references.
    3. For current or former federal employees, you must submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action (SF50) showing your position, title, series, grade and eligibility; and
    4. A copy of your most recent performance appraisal. If you do not have a recent performance appraisal, please explain why you do not have one.

    Agency contact information

    Robin Sargent


    US Election Assistance Commission
    633 3rd Street, NW
    Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20001
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    The United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). The EAC has (4) commissioners, appointed by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, who are responsible for setting policy and ensuring the mission of the EAC is carried out. The agency is charged with developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, accrediting testing laboratories, certifying voting systems, maintaining the national mail voter registration form, distributing HAVA grants to the 50 U.S. states and territories, and serving as a national clearinghouse of information about election administration.

    The position is in the EAC Office of Inspector General (OIG). The EAC-OIG was also established by HAVA and charged with the responsibility of auditing the use of HAVA grant funding by the 50 U.S. states and territories. As an independent division of the EAC, the EAC-OIG reports directly to the agency commissioners and to Congress. Additionally, under the authority of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, the EAC-OIG is responsible for conducting audits, inspections, and evaluations of the EAC and its programs. The mission of the EAC OIG is to enhance economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of EAC's operations and to prevent, fraud, waste, and abuse.

    Next steps

    Your application materials will be reviewed and if an interview is deemed appropriate, you will be contacted with further information.

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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.

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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/591611600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.