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Job Title:  Lead Auditor
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  OIG-13-MP-0018

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$96,690.00 to $125,695.00 / Per Year
Friday, January 11, 2013 to Friday, January 25, 2013
This is a full-time position. - This is a permanent position.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Los Alamos, NM, USView Map

Applications will be accepted from current or former permanent Federal employees with Competitive Status. Also if you are eligible for the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), or have CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you may also apply. See Other Information for more details.


The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Inspector General is currently looking for a Lead Auditor in the Office of Audits and Inspection in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Join our professional team of auditors, criminal investigators, and inspectors who help support DOE's mission through performance and financial audits, inspections of management issues and administrative allegations, and investigations into alleged violations of law.

DOE is the Nation's top sponsor of research and development (R&D) and has won more Nobel Prizes and the R&D awards than any other private sector organization and twice as many as all other Federal agencies combined. Operating nuclear facilities, science laboratories, power marketing administrations, and environmental clean-up sites in 35 states, DOE is responsible for many accomplishments in fields including alternate fuels vehicles, biological and environmental research, energy efficiency, nuclear security and non-proliferation, clean power technologies, medical technologies, gene research, and computer and microelectronics. The OIG offers potential for advancement, excellent benefits, and numerous training opportunities. We are located in 13 states throughout the U.S. Please visit our website at /.


  • Successful completion of a background and security investigation required.
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • .This position requires frequent travel (30%).
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses may be paid.
  • If paid we will not authorize use of the home marketing incentive program.
  • Financial Disclosure Statement is required.


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The Office of Inspector General is seeking a highly skilled and motivated person to serve as a Team Leader in the  Office of Audits and Inspection, providing technical advice and guidance to a team of auditors. Auditors conduct systematic examinations and appraisals of financial-related records, reports, management controls, policies and practices reflecting the financial condition of DOE organizations and activities, contractors, and grantees, including state and local governments, laboratories, universities, and private industrial and business operations.


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In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements for this position, applicants must possess at least one-year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-13). Examples of specialized experience include, coordinating, planning and conducting complex audits, and providing advice and technical guidance to auditors. The successful candidate for this position will possess the following KSAs/competencies: 1. Ability to lead a staff that maximizes the talents of each individual through the timely execution of multiple complex audits, evaluating work in process and reviewing results and audit reports for completeness and sufficiency. 2. Ability to plan, coordinate, consolidate and conduct complex performance audits. 3. Strong communication skills, both oral and written, to include preparing reports, constructing and delivering briefings and in negotiations associated with resolving issues with internal and external officials. 4. Knowledge of Federal accounting and auditing principles, standards and techniques as they relate to the conduct of performance audits. Applicants need not prepare written responses to these KSAs, unless asked in the online application. For further information on qualification requirements for auditor positions, please visit

BASIC REQUIREMENTS - Applicants must meet A or B below: A) Degree: Accounting; or a degree in 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 in business law; OR B) Combination of education and experience: 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. If qualifying under option B, the applicant's background must also include one of the following: 1. Twenty-four 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 a 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, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a 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 study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements. Education completed in foreign colleges and universities may be used if the institution has been accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education.(Providing such evidence when applying is your responsibility)

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period. Upon reporting, and on an annual basis thereafter, you may be required to file a financial statement. This statement may be subject to public disclosure. This position requires a security clearance. This position is subject to the DOE drug free Workplace Program. The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.


Your application will be rated based on the extent and quality of you experience, education, and training described in your online questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible or not qualified.
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The Federal Government offers exceptional benefits that are unmatched by most private organizations. You will be eligible for health care benefits from your choice of a wide variety of providers; long term care insurance; generous sick and annual leave accrual, with 10 paid holidays; a family-friendly work environment; flexible spending accounts; and a comprehensive retirement plan unparalleled by most private industry organizations. Other benefits offered at the Department of Energy include mass transit benefits; telework and alternate work schedules; and on-site childcare, fitness and health facilities. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees at



If you are a veteran claiming 5- or 10-point preference status, or you have been discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service, you may apply for this position under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). If applying under this provision, a copy of your DD-214, SF-15 or proof of preference must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide appropriate documentation may result in denial of requested veteran's preference. Additional information on veterans preference is available at


If you are a displaced or soon-to-be displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under CTAP for opportunities for which you are well-qualified at the same or lower grade level (not for promotion consideration). If you are claiming CTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of the agency RIF notice or certificate of expected separation, your most recent performance appraisal, and your most recent SF-50 showing position, grade level and duty location. CTAP will be considered well-qualified if they earn a minimum score of 85 (prior to the assignment of applicable veterans preference points). For more information on CTAP eligibility requirements, please visit


The Department of Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, parental status, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.


To learn more about the Office of Inspector General, please visit or visit the Department's website at


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Applications for this announcement must be received online before 11:45pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. If applying online poses a hardship, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed on the announcement prior to the closing date. Fax or upload all required supporting documents in accordance with the instructions provided under Required Documents in the "How to Apply" section.


In addition to your online resume and questionnaire, the following documents are required for this position: 1) A copy of your college transcripts to support your educational claims. You may also submit a listing with all of your courses, grades, credits earned, and year completed. Upon selection and prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required. 2)  SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action or equivalent document that supports your claim as a status candidate, and time-in-grade. 3) If you are a displaced or soon-to-be displaced employee applying under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) submit all required documentation listed under Other Information. 4) If you are a veteran applying under VEOA, submit your DD-214. Please read the announcement carefully. Documents should be faxed OR, electronically uploaded by the closing date of this announcement using the appropriate cover sheet and a legible copy of the corresponding document. Failure to provide requested documents may result in lost consideration. At the end of your application, you will see a text box that will prompt you to indicate which documents you intend to submit. Please "check" only the boxes for which documents are required by this announcement. How to FAX: Each document must be faxed in separately as each sheet includes an identification number, which ensures your document is processed correctly. Illegible supporting documentation may not be considered, nor will you be contacted to resubmit the documents. Documentation Receipt Confirmation: After you fax in your documentation, you will receive an email notification from


Bridget Meggett
Phone: 202-586-4466
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Office of the Inspector General
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Rm 5D-031
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


Once the announcement closes, we will evaluate your qualifications and determine your ranking. The best-qualified, or highest ranked, candidates will be referred to the Selecting Official for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your application status via email. * You may also check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS online application system at and enter your USAJOBS user ID and Password. Then click on "Track Your Online Job Application."*

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