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Job Title:  Auditor or Audit Evaluator - Vulnerability Assessment Team
Agency:  Office of the Inspector General, USPS
Job Announcement Number:  2013-22-832403-KC/DO

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$48,895.00 to $109,611.00 / Per Year
Monday, February 11, 2013 to Monday, February 25, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
2 vacancies in the following location:
Raleigh, NC United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General's (USPS OIG) mission is to provide reports to Postal Service Executives, the Board of Governors, and Congress to help the Postal Service maximize revenues (over $65 billion a year), minimize costs, and prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.


The USPS OIG is seeking Auditors or Audit Evaluators to fill two positions on the Office of Audit Vulnerability Assessment Team located in Raleigh, NC.  The successful candidates will perform a variety of audit duties and reviews of the Postal Service's complex computer infrastructure to verify that its information resources provide the highest level of security, reliability, and value expected by their customers.

Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and/or 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 Monday, February 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 Journey Band level, equivalent to a GS-09 through GS-13. The salary range, including locality pay, for this position is $48,895 - $109,611.  Career ladder to GS-13 equivalent at management's discretion. 

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. 


The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 


  • Provides expert level advice in the area of information systems audit evaluation
  • Leads or performs complex information systems audit evaluations of United States Postal Service.  Assesses such matters as vulnerability assessments, general and application controls, data integrity, systems life cycles, acquisitions, and information technology management
  • Develops individual audit programs and plans covering in detail these matters: such as information system or operation systems security: functional responsibilities; specific project assignments; audit objectives and requirements; references; formats for data display and reports; and special instructions covering contingencies
  • Provides opinions on the efficiency and effectiveness of Postal Service programs
  • Leads data collection efforts or reviewing the data collection efforts of others, referencing, or clearing referencing points
  • Selects and applies analytical methods appropriate to the situation from a number of alternatives to develop conclusions and recommendations.



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You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, information systems management,  or in a related field that includes at least 24 semester hours in accounting or information systems management 


  • At least four (4) years of professional auditing experience to include specialized experience in analyzing, reviewing, and assessing information technology procedures and controls in topics such as: vulnerability assessments, general controls, computer security techniques, application control reviews, system development life cycle, operating system software, multi-platform hardware such as client-server or mainframes, network operations and testing, data integrity, disaster recovery, information systems acquisitions, etc.  NOTE:  Two years of US Postal Service experience with information systems management may be substituted for two years of auditing experience. 





  • Advanced Degree such as Masters, etc. in Accounting or Information Systems Management
  • Professional Certification, such as CPA, CIA, CRISC, CISSP, CISA, CISM, Lean Six Sigma, etc.
  • Extensive experience in planning, directing, and executing complex, multi-site (nationwide) performance/efficiency audits
  • Multi-disciplined experience in the auditing profession and information systems management industry
  • Proficiency in the management and use of manual and automated vulnerability assessment processes and tools




Include your major accomplishments relevant to the position requirements in your resume.


  • Knowledge of the theories, concepts, principles, and practices of Information Systems audit evaluation sufficient to conduct difficult assignments involving interfaces and inter-relationships between and among programs ,functions, policies, and various issues
  • Skill in analyzing, reviewing, and assessing information technology procedures and controls in topics such as: telecommunications and network security, general controls, computer security techniques, application controls, system development life cycle, operating system software, multi-platform hardware such as client-server or mainframes, network operations and testing, disaster recovery, etc.
  • Ability to evaluate computer security associated with various information technology environments, operating systems, hardware, software components, systems, and subsystems
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing


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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 832403 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, Monday, February 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 "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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