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Job Title:  Auditor
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  OIG-13-MP-0020

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$38,790.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 to Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Full-time - This is a permanent position.
FEW vacancies - Los Alamos, NM, US  View 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 Auditors in the Office of Audits and Inspections, in Los Alamos. 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


  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Successful completion of a background and security investigation required.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses will not be paid.
  • This position requires frequent travel (30%).
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.


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As an auditor for the DOE OIG, you will conduct performance and financial audits; perform systematic examinations and appraisals of financial-related records, reports, management controls, and policies and practices which reflect the financial condition of DOE organizations and activities, contractors, and grantees, including state and local governments, laboratories, universities, and private industrial and business operations.

You will be responsible for preparing work papers/reports to document the audit process including audit objectives and related conclusion, deficiencies, and recommendations for corrective action.  You will also assist higher level auditors in determining areas of high risk to focus on during the audit, and other related assigned duties.


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All applicants must meet one of the following basic eligibility requirements in order to qualify for this position:

  • A degree in 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; OR
  • 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge with a background that also includes one of the following: (1) Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality; or (2) A certificate as a Certified Public Account 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.

In addition to the basic eligibility requirements, applicants must have the following specialized experience and/or directly related education or a combination:

(Specialized experience is paid or unpaid experience which has equipped you with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position .in the practical application of professional accounting and auditing principles, procedures, and techniques.)

At the GS-7 applicants must have one (1) year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement or one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level.  Specialized experience includes but is not limited to performing routine technical accounting assignments,  and assisting to verify reports against source accounts, reconcile bank and other accounts, verify cash receipts and disbursement vouchers, verifying accuracy of computations,  and preparing routine working papers. 

At the GS-9 applicants must have two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree or one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level.  Specialized experience includes but is not limited to performing technical accounting assignments, verifying reports against source accounts, reconciling bank and other accounts, and assisting to prepare audit work papers in TeamMate, and determine that approved accounting policies and procedures are followed.

The successful applicant for this position will possess the following KSAs/competencies: (Applicants need not prepare written responses to these KSAs, unless asked in the online application.)

  1. Knowledge of accounting principles and auditing standards.
  2. Ability to apply audit techniques in collecting and analyzing data.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  4. Ability to conduct multiple segments of complex audits

For further information on qualification requirements for this position, please visit

Applicants using education to qualify for this position, must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. 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.


You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.  Time-in-grade restrictions must also be met by the closing date of this announcement.  

Applicants must have at least 52 weeks of service equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position.

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 will be required to file a financial statement and/or a procurement integrity certification.  These certifications may be subject to public disclosure.

This position requires a security clearance and is subject to drug testing.  The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this 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 your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/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, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.

To preview questions please click here.


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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 accruals 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



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 11:45 p.m. 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.


In addition to your online resume and questionnaire, the following documents are required for this position:  

1) Most recent SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action OR equivalent document(s) that supports your claim for eligibility as a status candidate, AND time-in-grade; failure to provide this document may result in your application being considered outside of the area of consideration or failure to meet time-in-grade; or VEOA eligibility documentation.

2) If you are a displaced or soon-to-be displaced employee applying under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP), you must submit all required documentation for consideration.

3) A copy of your college transcripts to support your educational claims. You may also submit a listing with all your courses, grades, year and credit for each course. Upon selection and prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required.  

All supplemental material must be received by 11:45 p.m. on the closing date of this announcement and be sent to the fax number identified below or electronically uploaded with your application.  

Where and When to FAX:
Documentation required by this announcement may be FAXED or electronically uploaded.  

Please read the announcement carefully.

Documents faxed, must be received by the closing date of the announcement using 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 you are required to submit for this announcement.

How to FAX:
Each type of document faxed must have a separate coversheet that 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 replacement or new documents.

Documentation Receipt Confirmation:  After you fax in your documentation, you will receive an email notification from


Julia Dankwa
Phone: 202-586-9271
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 e-mail.  *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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