BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT: Degree: An undergraduate degree (Bachelors) or higher in accounting; or a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours of accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor".)
OR Combination of Education and Experience: At least 4 years of experience in accounting/auditing, or a combination of accounting/auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting/auditing knowledge. Such experience and/or education must also include one of the following:
1. 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
2. A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor obtained through written examination; OR
3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing (i.e. 15 semester hours) but that does not satisfy the 24 semester hours requirement provided that (a) you have successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or related fields, AND (b) a panel of at least 2 higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that you have demonstrated good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4 year course of undergraduate study in accounting or related field, AND(c) except for literal non-conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, your education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: One year of specialized experience at the GS-13 level federal service that includes serving as an expert in developing and applying audit techniques and methodology and in planning and executing audits of nationwide Information Technology (IT) programs or diversified activities in information systems such as enterprise architecture, network security, IT infrastructure, identity management, etc.
Time-in-Grade: Time-in-grade requirements apply. You must have one year of Federal service at the GS-13 level to be eligible for the GS-14.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Your resume must specifically and clearly show your possession of the required specialized experience and your possession of the required competencies. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position such as
Ability to audit complex information systems, which includes audits of general and application controls, computer security, economy and efficiency of application systems, systems development of activities, and other audit activity to support OIG investigations.
Knowledge of information technology theory and principles, information systems audit techniques, and legislation, laws, and regulations that impact information resource management operations.
Ability to perform problem analysis by securing relevant information, analyzing problems and potential causes, and recommending solutions.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing through conduct of interviews, providing expert advise, conducting meetings with program officials, preparing work papers, audit reports, and audit standards and instructions.
Based on the information you provided in your application package, we will assign you to one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.
If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.