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    The USPS OIG is seeking qualified applicant(s) to fill our Auditor position(s) for multiple audit teams including Transportation, Network Processing and Plant Evaluation Team (PET) directorates.

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    For the GS 12/13 equivalent level the successful candidate must have at least four (4) years' experience conducting financial, program and/or performance audits. This must include activities such as: (1) providing technical advice and expert guidance on audit related issues (e.g., ensuring compliance with financial or governmental regulatory environment); (2) developing policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of a program, performance, or financial audit program; (3) communicating and corroborating with senior leaders and other external audit agencies; (4) recommending adoption of new or enhanced approaches to program, performance, or financial audit products or services to increase efficiencies; (5) identifying agency risk areas (Enterprise Risk Management) to plan for meaningful and value-added audits for the organization.

    The successful candidate must be highly motivated and specifically demonstrate experience and skill in conducting financial, program, or performance audits.

    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 at the GS-12 equivalent level.

    The employee participates in and makes contributions to management decisions in assigned program areas. Applies a wide range of audit evaluation concepts, laws, policies, practices, analytical, and diagnostic methods and techniques to address substantive technical issues or problems characterized by complex, controversial, and/or sensitive matters that contain several inter-related issues.

    • Performs all necessary functions of an audit, individually and as a member of an audit team, with limited oversight in accordance with OIG policies and procedures and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.
    • Plans audits by considering organization objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and external regulations; identifying risk areas; preparing audit scope and objectives.
    • Develops individual audit programs and plans including functional responsibilities; specific project assignments; audit objectives and requirements; advanced field work knowledge, skills and abilities; references; formats for data display and reports; and special instructions covering contingencies.
    • Ensures audit plans address the objectives and provide a clear path for developing convincing findings and actionable recommendations.
    • Executes data collection efforts, ensuring that evidence collected is reliable, sufficient, relevant, and properly documented in the project work papers.
    • Reviews and interprets complex documents such as financial documents, policies, standard operating procedures, and contracts to determine accuracy in accordance with procedures, internal directives and regulatory requirements.
    • Selects and applies appropriate quantitative and qualitative analytical methods and tools to collect, arrange, process, and present data, develop conclusions; and make recommendations.
    • Uses critical thinking, data analytics, and applied logic to discern meaning of and interpret data, identify risks, evaluate strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, develop novel approaches to problems, and reach insightful conclusions.
    • Produces audit documentation such as internal review reports, management agreements, followup assessment reports, findings, corrective and preventive action plans, internal review scopes of work, policies, standard operating procedures, process flow charts, and work instructions, to effectively communicate to internal and external stakeholders.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0511 Auditing

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. citizen.
    • Must be able to pass a drug screening and medical assessment questionnaire.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Moderate Background Investigation (MBI).
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued credit card.
    • May be required to successfully complete a 12-month probationary period.


    The Auditor (0511) occupational series requires:
    • A Bachelor's degree in accounting or auditing, or a degree which included 24 hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law (transcripts required)
    • OR certification as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;
    • OR (c) 4 years' experience in accounting, auditing, or a related field.

    You must also have at least four (4) years of experience conducting financial, program and/or performance audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of programs, functions, and operations. Postal Service specialized experience may be substituted for the 4 years of experience.

    Evaluation Factors
    A resume review to validate your experience meets the critical general competencies at the minimum proficiency level. Top rated candidates may be invited to participate in a panel interview. Please ensure your resume contains examples of your knowledge, skill or ability in the following areas:
    • Knowledge of auditing theories, practices, methods, and techniques sufficient to plan, conduct, and lead assignments involving interfaces and relationships between issues, programs, functions, and policies.
    • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.
    • Ability to work effectively (independently or within teams) across functional areas in a professional and collaborative environment.
    • Ability to select and use appropriate data analytics methods and tools applicable to large data sets in order to reach conclusions based on fact.
    • Ability to write communications that convey concise and comprehensive information on matters of a complex nature which are appropriate for the targeted audience and require minimal editing.
    • Ability to communicate verbally and deliver presentations to convey information and issues of a complex nature, incorporating information obtained through research.
    Desirable Qualifications
    • Advanced degree in accounting or any other related business degree
    • Professional certification(s), i.e.: CPA, CIA, FSCM, CPIM, CFCM, CPCM, etc.
    • Experience in TeamMate and/or eCase

    Career Advancement Opportunities
    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 Journey Band level, equivalent to a GS-12/13. The salary range for this position is $66,167.00 to $102,288.00 per year. The salary figures do not include locality pay. Non-competitive promotion up to a GS-13 equivalent level is possible through our career ladder program.

    Selection Opportunities
    The Office of Audit is using this announcement to prepare for anticipated upcoming vacancies which may occur in the next 12 months. As a result those candidates who are selected may not immediately receive a job offer with an effective date however you will be notified of your selection status. Multiple referral lists will be issued throughout the course of this vacancy announcement.


    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.

    Additional information

    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: https://www.uspsoig.gov/frequently-asked-questions

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt. (Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay; Exempt employees are not).

    Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Candidates resumes will be evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and 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. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Arithmetic - Performs computations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division correctly.
    • Accountability - Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.
    • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
    • Decision-Making - Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.
    • Flexibility - Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with ambiguity.
    • Integrity/Honesty - Contributes to maintaining the integrity of the organization; displays high standards of ethical conduct and understands the impact of violating these standards on an organization, self, and others; is trustworthy.
    • Interpersonal Skills - Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to individual differences.
    • Learning - Uses efficient learning techniques to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills; uses training, feedback, or other opportunities for self-learning and development.
    • Math reasoning - Solve practical problems by choosing appropriately from a variety of mathematical and statistical techniques
    • Reasoning - Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.
    • Self-Management - Sets well-defined and realistic goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.
    • Teamwork - Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
    • A resume review will be conducted by the panel to determine if your experience meets the critical general competencies at the minimum proficiency level. If found minimally proficient, then the panel will rate how your documented experience meets the critical general competencies. Top rated candidates may be invited to participate in a panel interview.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    You must submit all required documents by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of this announcement.

    1. RESUME. When completing your online application or uploading your resume, you must categorize it as a "Resume" document.

    2. COMPLETE OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE. Click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire. (Required: You must click on "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the Questionnaire to complete this process)

    3. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS which may include:

    • Transcriptsfrom 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. For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
    • Certificates or Licenses, if applicable. Upload and save as "Other" document.
    • Veterans Preference Documentation. If you are claiming veterans preference you must submit the 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' preference document and categorize as "DD-214" or "SF-15" or "Other Veterans Document")
    • Reasonable Accommodation Documentation. If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found at http://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire .
    For applicants who are referred for a panel interview, a performance appraisal dated within the past 15 months and/or a writing sample may be requested.

    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

    Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application. To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include the initial online assessment and submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration. The application process is as follows:

    1. To begin the application process, click the Apply Online button.
    2. Answer the questions presented in the application and attach all necessary supporting documentation.
    3. Click the Submit Application button prior to 11:59PM (ET) on the announcement closing date.
    4. After submitting an online application, you will be notified whether or not you are required to take additional online assessments through the USA Hire Competency Based Assessment system. This message will be delivered to you both on screen and via email notification.
    5. If you are asked to take the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be presented with a unique URL to access the USA Hire system. Access to USA Hire is granted through your USAJOBS login credentials. Be sure to review all instructions prior to beginning your USA Hire Assessments.
    6. Click here for Computer System Requirements (https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=USA_Hire_System_Requirements)
    Note, set aside at least 3 hours to take these assessments; however, most applicants complete the assessments in less time. If you need to stop the assessments and continue at a later time, you can re-use the URL sent to you via email and also found on the Additional Application Information page that can be located in the application record in your USAJOBS account.To update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login). There you will find a record of your application, the application status, and an option to Update Application. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed

    To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login. All of your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application

    Information page that provides information regarding the documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent related to this application. 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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    OA - Office of Audit
    1735 N. Lynn Street
    Arlington, VA 22209
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    Delivering more than 143 billion pieces of mail yearly to 159 million delivery points and operating 31,000 postal facilities, America's postal system is one of the government's most trusted entities. The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General, an independent agency within the Postal Service, employs more than 1,000 auditors, investigators and professional support personnel stationed in more than 90 offices to meet the challenge of preserving this trust.

    The OIG plays a key role in maintaining the integrity and accountability of America's postal service, its revenue and assets, and its employees. For further information, please refer to our website at: http://www.uspsoig.gov/general/about-us

    For information about our Office of Audit visit: https://www.uspsoig.gov/audit

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Office of the Inspector General, USPS, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.


    Next steps

    Based on your application and your responses to the application questionnaire, you may be presented with instructions on how to access the USA Hire system to complete the online assessments. The online assessments must be completed within 48 hours following the close of this announcement. You will have the opportunity to request a testing accommodation for the assessment should you have a disability covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    Your assessment results will be kept on record for one year and used toward future positions for which you might apply that require the same assessments.

    To be considered for the position, you must meet all qualifications, including meeting or exceeding the cut score on the required assessments and interview. To be considered for the position, you must meet all qualifications, including meeting or exceeding the cut score on the required assessments and interview. You will no longer be considered for this position if you: 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. A 2-part structured interview will be conducted for the top rated applicants. Part 1 will include a 1-way video interview. For part 2, top rated candidates will be invited to participate in a panel interview. Once all applicant scores are finalized, the selecting official will make a final decision.

    If eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other locations or positions in other directorates in the OIG.

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 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/603884200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.