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Job Title:  Auditor/Audit Evaluator Specialist-Supply Management and Facilities
Agency:  Office of the Inspector General, USPS
Job Announcement Number:  2013-19-820028-KC/DO

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$101,035.00 to $137,740.00 / Per Year
Friday, January 11, 2013 to Friday, January 25, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Carol Stream, IL United StatesView Map
Atlanta, GA United StatesView Map
Arlington, VA United StatesView Map
Denver, CO United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General's (USPS OIG) mission is to help the Postal Service maximize revenues, minimize costs, and prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.


The USPS OIG is seeking a highly qualified applicant to fill our Auditor/Audit Evaluator Specialist position in the OIG functional area of Supply Management and Facilities located in Carol Stream, IL; Atlanta, GA, Arlington, VA; or Denver, CO. 


Candidates will be evaluated on the skills 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. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, January 25, 2013 will be considered. 

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 Specialist Band level, equivalent to a GS-14.  The salary range for this position is $101,035 - $137,740, depending on location. The salary figures include locality pay. The salary range, including locality pay, for this position is as follows:
Salary Range: $101,035 - $131,343 Per Annum – Atlanta, GA 
Salary Range: $103,771 - $134,899 Per Annum – Denver, CO
Salary Range: $105,956 - $137,740 Per Annum – Carol Stream, IL   
Salary Range: $105,211 - $136,771 Per Annum – Arlington, VA 


NOTE:  Only one position will be filled.  The location of this position will be dependent upon the candidate selected.  This position is also being posted for internal merit promotion.  Only one selection will be made from either the internal or this external announcement. 


Relocation expenses will not be paid. 


  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening and physical examination
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a government-issued credit card
  • May be required to complete a 12-month probationary period
  • May be required to take a writing assessment


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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. 


  • Serves as auditor-in-charge, project leader, or technical expert for matters concerning an assigned area of responsibility.
  • Overall responsibilities include performing research and executing the audit program and providing contracting expertise to day-to-day team activities to complete the audit and/or project.
  • Conducts performance, contract, and financial audits relative to Postal Service Supply Management and Facilities activities.
  • Studies and integrates a number of contracting processes to define audit targets or develop audit criteria or new approaches for use by other auditors.
  • Provides expert advice to auditors on the interpretation of contracting regulations or guidelines and their application to controversial problems.
  • Completes thorough analyses of data in a timely manner requiring little if any change by the supervisor.
  • Presents multiple issues clearly and concisely so that all readers easily understand findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Must be highly motivated and should specifically demonstrate experience and skill in auditing or managing contracts, major acquisitions, or supply change management programs.
  • Travel required, may be up to 50%


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You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least 5 years of specialized audit experience, to include evaluating contracts, major acquisitions, contract performance, and supply chain management programs.  Experience in Postal Service Supply Principles and Practices, federal contracting procedures, and industry best practices in supply management can be substituted for one or more years of audit experience. 




  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • Advanced Degree, such as a Masters, etc.
  • Professional Certification(s), i.e.:  CPA, CIA, SixSigma, SAP FSCM, CPIM, FSCM, CFCM, CPCM, etc.




Include your major accomplishments relevant to the evaluation factors in your resume.


  • Mastery of professional knowledge of acquisition processes and policy including Postal Service Supplying Principles and Practices, federal contracting procedures, and industry best practices in supply management.  Demonstrated knowledge in technical and legal terminology of contracts
  • Expert skills in analyzing administrative and technical issues relative to contracts, major acquisitions, and supply chain management programs and presenting solutions
  • Ability to apply effective project management and work on a team, whether as a team member or leader, to accomplish project objectives and goals
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and develop written reports or correspondence that are clear, concise, and persuasive
  • Specialized knowledge in auditing or evaluating contracts, major acquisitions, contract performance, and supply chain management programs


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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


Retirement and Thrift Savings.  For more information about these programs see and


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


This agency provides Reasonable Accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please call 703-248-2210. The decision on granting an accommodation request will be made on a case by case basis.


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The Human Resources Office will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications required for this position. You will no longer be considered for this position if you: fail to respond to all of the questions in the self-assessment questionnaire; fail to attach all required documentation; or if your application materials indicate that you are not minimally-qualified for this position. Only the top-rated, minimally-qualified candidates will be referred to a review panel or the selecting official for further consideration. If your application is referred to the review panel, the review panel will compare your self-assessment questionnaire responses to your resume and supporting documentation. It is essential that your resume and supporting documentation provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire. If your questionnaire responses are not adequately substantiated, the review panel will amend your rating to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated. Top-rated applicants may be required to participate in an interview and/or a writing assessment. Your rating may be further adjusted by the review panel or the selecting official based on your interview or writing assessment performance. Once all applicant scores are finalized, the selecting official will make a final decision.




When you are ready to begin the application process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or to login to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to create or upload required and applicable documents, and submit the Occupational Questionnaire.
NOTE: To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must complete this Fax Cover Page using the following 820028 and fax to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. 


If you need assistance applying online or by fax, please contact OPM at


You are strongly urged to read and print the entire vacancy announcement.


You must submit all required documents by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of this announcement, Friday, January 25, 2013;


1. RESUME.  Required: When completing your online application or uploading your resume, you must categorize it as a "Resume" document). IMPORTANT:  You will be asked questions in the self-assessment questionnaire.  It is essential that your resume and supporting documentation provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire.

2. COMPLETE OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE. Click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire. (Required:  You must click on the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the Questionnaire to complete this process) Note: To return to a previously saved or incomplete questionnaire you may use the following link:


  • Certificates or Licenses, if applicable.  Upload and save as "Other" document.
  • Veterans Preference Documentation.  If you are claiming veterans preference you must submit 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 ( and all required documents related to your SF-15 claim. Veterans can request the Member 4 copy of their DD-214 at, and can download a copy of their VA letter from (If applicable to you, you are Required to upload each veterans document and categorize as "DD-214" or "SF-15" or "Other Veterans Document")
  • SF-50 if you are or have been a Federal employee to demonstrate tenure and competitive/excepted service for eligibility purposes. (If applicable to you, you are Required to upload each applicable SF-50 and categorize as a "SF-50" document.)
  • TRANSCRIPTS from 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.


NOTE:  Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: 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:


Vacancy Inquiries
Phone: (703)248-2210
TDD: (202)855-1234
Agency Information:
Office of Audit
1735 North Lynn Street
Arlington , VA


Once the Occupational Questionnaire has been received you will receive an acknowledgement e-mail that your submission was successful. After a review of your application package has been completed, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the Selecting Official. 

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