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Job Title:Auditor (Information Systems)

Agency:National Archives and Records Administration

Job Announcement Number:JD626033MC

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year


Monday, March 19, 2012 to Friday, April 6, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy - College Park, MDView Map


United States Citizens



In this position, you will serve as an Information Technology auditor in the Office of the Inspector General with responsibility for auditing NARA information systems, programs, contracts operations and program participants.

Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives.  Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government - more than 10 billion of them.


Visit our Employee Gallery at to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking.  If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the National Archives!


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Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens. 

NOTE:  This position is being advertised concurrently under Merit Promotion Announcement JD626035MC.  Applicants who wish to be considered under Merit Promotion procedures must apply to JD626035MC.



  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background Investigation or Security Clearance
  • Relocation Expenses Will Not Be Paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days


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You will serve as an internal auditor in providing expert audit services covering broad agency programs.  Typical work assignments include:  

Plans, coordinates, conducts and/or directs the work of teams of auditors and other specialists, as assigned, in information systems audit activities. 

Performs surveys of organizational unit to be audited.  Develops audit program for assigned area and proceeds with examinations, tests and analysis.  Surveys all aspects of NARA’s information systems; evaluates configuration of hardware and software platforms; assesses data reliability of application systems; and provides internal control advise during systems development activities. 

Evaluates findings of audit and prepares reports and substantiating papers on findings. 

Conducts conferences with program officials at various times during the audit.  Discusses audit finding and recommendations with appropriate officials. 

Performs special audits involving suspected fraud, misapplication of funds, etc.  Conducts inspections and examinations of specialized areas to evaluate effectiveness, determine the need for modification and recommend changes to non-financial accounting systems.

Exercises technical direction over information systems audit teams  (assigning work, planning and coordinating audit programs, advising and assisting on problems; reviewing and/or consolidating work papers and reports. Prepared by team members, etc.).

Prepares and maintains accurate working papers, documenting audit work performed and recording data obtained from documents.


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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".)
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 QUALIFICATIONS:  One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the federal service that has included such activities as:  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.




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 applications controls, computer security, economy and efficiency of application systems, systems development 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 resources management operations.

Ability to perform problem analysis be 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 meeting 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.  Qualified veterans are placed ahead of non-veterans within each category.  Qualified veterans with a service connected disability of 10% or more are placed ahead of non-veterans in the best qualified category.


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.


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NARA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  More information:




Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.


Probationary Period:  You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.


Veterans' Preference:   If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or other proof of eligibility (The member 4 copy of your DD-214, or other copies that indicate character of discharge is preferable).  If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must also submit an SF-15, “Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference” plus the proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see Veteran’s Information Page,

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program:  If you are an eligible ICTAP applicant you may apply for special selection consideration.  You must meet minimum qualifications, including selective factors, experience, and education requirements (if applicable), and be rated well-qualified for the position (i.e., receive a score of 85 or above based on your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire).  You must provide a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel actions form with your application.  More information: 



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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:


1.  Your Resume


2.  A complete Occupational Questionnaire


3.  Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, April 06, 2012Friday, April 06, 2012.


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete the cover page using the following Vacancy ID 626033. 


Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


Note:  To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status of this position.


If you cannot apply online:


1.  Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and


2.  Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire and


3.  Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documentation to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:


·       Resume - Relevant work experience must include: Job title, duties, hours worked per week, starting and ending dates of employment (month and year), and salary.

·       Responses to Occupational Questionnaire.

·       Copies of college transcripts - "Unofficial" transcripts are acceptable. (Prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required).

·       Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 - member 4 copy or other copies that indicate character of discharge or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate).

·       Form – Demographic Information on Applicants, OMB No. 3046-0046.  This form is available at (Optional).



Marcie L. Carrasquillo
Phone: (800)827-4898
Agency Information:
Office of Human Capital
Staffing and Recruitment Br
1 Archives Drive - Room 370
St Louis, MO


Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.
 We will review your résumé and transcript(s) (if appropriate) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants.  After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation.  A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement.


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