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Job Title:Auditor (Recent Graduate)

Department:General Services Administration

Agency:Office of Inspector General

Job Announcement Number:JA-2013-12 RG

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 $69,545.00 / Per Year


Thursday, February 14, 2013 to Thursday, February 28, 2013




Full-time - Excepted appointment which may be non-competitively converted to a term or permanent position.




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Recent Graduates who received a qualifying degree within the past 2 years.

Preference eligible veterans precluded from applying due to military service obligation may apply up to 2 years from the date of discharge/ release from active duty, but no more than 6 years after the date degree requirements were met.

Students who will complete educational program requirements by Aug 31, 2013.


The mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to help the GSA effectively carry out its responsibilities and to protect the public interest by bringing about positive change in the performance, accountability, and integrity of GSA programs and operations. The OIG is recognized as a world class organization serving the public interest by protecting and improving the operations of GSA. The OIG plays a vital role in supporting GSA's continuing evolution as a leader in formulating Government wide policy and its efforts to expertly and competitively meet the needs of its Federal customers while serving the best interest of U.S. taxpayers.

Begin a challenging career with the Office of Audits and be a vital part of the auditing community. We offer a rewarding opportunity to contribute to a noble mission that prevents and detects fraud, waste, and abuse in GSA programs.

We are interested in individuals who are committed to superior service and who can help us continue to meet these high standards. We are seeking highly motivated and qualified auditors to be a proactive member of our management team.

This is a Recent Graduate position in the Pathways Program.


  • Apply online (See How to Apply section.)
  • Signed participant agreement is required for employment under this Program.
  • U.S. Citizenship or National


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As a GSA OIG auditor, you will initially assist and later conduct performance and attestatioin audits. You will be responsible for 1) preparing work papers/reports to document the audit process including audit objectives and related conclusions, deficiencies, and recommendations for corrective action; 2) assist higher level auditors in determining areas of high risk to focus on during an audit; and 3) other related assigned duties. You will also a) perform systematic examinations and appraisals of financial-related records, reports, management controls, and policies and practices which reflect the financial condition of GSA organizations and activities; and b) assist in developing policies that adhere to regulations applicable to GSA.


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In addition to OPM's basic eligibility requirements, applicants must have specialized experience that is compensated ro uncompensated(related educational and/or work experience) which has equipped you with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position in the application of professional accounting and auditing principles, procedures, and techniques.

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 in the verification of reports against source accounts; reconciling bank and other accounts; verifying cash receipts and disbursement vouchers; verifying the accuracy of computations; and assisting in the preparation of basic audit work papers.  

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 a range of technical accounting assignments; verifying reports against source accounts; reconciling financial accounts; preparing audit work papers; and determining that approved accounting policies and procedures are followed. 

All successful applicants for this position will possess the following competencies: Basic knowledge of accounting principles and auditing standards; the ability to apply audit techniques in collecting and analyzing data; the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and the ability to conduct multiple segments of complex audits.

Candidates must meet the OPM positive education requirement defined at: (Current students must meet this requirement no later than August 31, 2013).

Qualifying educational institutions/program for the Recent Graduate Program include: a qualifying bachelors, masters, doctorate degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the past 2 years or for current students NLT August 31, 2013.

If selected, you must meet the following conditions: Serve a one year probationary period (unless you have previously satisfied this requirement); be able to make a direct deposit of your salary check to a financial organization; complete a Declaration of Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment; undergo a background investigation and receive favorable adjudication. This position is a non-critical sensitive national security position and has been designated as a Public Trust Position. Males born after December 31, 1959 and who are at least 18 years of age must have registered with the Selective Service.

This position requires occasional travel. Consequently, the successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a travel card through the OIG.


The Category Rating procedure is being used to rate candidates. You will receive a numerical rating of 70-100 points. If you are found qualified for the position, your responses to the self assessment vacancy questions will be used to place you in one of the following categories: Qualified, Well Qualified, Best Qualified. Your responses to the vacancy questions must be supported by your resume or the Human Resources Specialist may adjust your responses lower. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Appropriate documentation must be received to adjudicate veterans' preference. You will be evaluated on the vacancy related questions that were designed to assess your overall possession of the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities. A variety of assessments/assessment tools may be used to evaluate candidates for specific vacancies covered by this announcement. Candidates will be notified when further assessments are implemented and provided with instructions on how to access and complete the assessment(s). Be sure to APPLY EARLY as most assessments must be completed fully and submitted before the announcement closing.

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GSA OIG offers a comprehensive benefits package. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, see Benefits.


Promotion PolicyIf you are selected for this position at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without further competition in accordance with all applicable regulations.  However, promotions are not guaranteed and are dependent on performance. Relocation Not PaidTravel, transportation, and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.  Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the successful applicant. Management RightsAdditional vacancies may be filled from this announcement, as needed.  This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means.  Management also has the right not to fill the position.


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You must submit a complete application including all required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the Announcement. Errors or omissions may result in you not being considered for this vacancy. For information on applying for a GSA vacancy, please visit Applying for a GSA Job We will only consider applications submitted through the online process listed below unless an exception has been approved by a representative of the HR Office listed on this announcement. A description of the online process is provided below:

  1. Select the "Apply Online" button. Log on to OPM's USAJOBS to access your existing resume or to create a new one.
  2. From your account, select which resume you wish to submit. You also have the option of attaching any required documents saved in your USAJOBS account. Click "Apply for this Position Now!"
  3. You will be redirected to GSA's automated system, GSAjobs. First time users will be asked to respond to "Account Creation" questions. If you are a return GSAjobs user, click the links on the left to review and update any necessary profile information before continuing on with the application process.
  4. You will be prompted to respond to "Eligibility Questions" which will be used to determine your eligibility to apply for various types of vacancies. If you are a return user, these fields will pre-populate with your previous responses. Please review and make any necessary changes before proceeding.
  5. Next, you will be asked to respond to vacancy specific questions regarding your qualifications and the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or other competencies required to successfully perform this position.
  6. Submit any required documents (see below). A "Vacancy Documents" page is automatically displayed by the GSAjobs system. Most documents become part of your permanent electronic file and you need to submit them only once unless you wish to update. You can view the Description column next to each form to determine if a previously submitted document is on file. For each document you must submit, select one of the following options in the "Action" column:
    • "Upload" - Using the Document Manager, upload document (.gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc format only) directly from your computer;
    • "USAJOBS" - Using the Document Manager, download a document you previously attached from your USAJOBS account for this vacancy.
    • "FAX" - Print the Fax Cover Sheet, then fax cover sheet and document(s) to the listed phone number. We strongly recommend you read the "Fax Instructions" provided on the Document Manager page prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information.
  7. If you are determined to be qualified for the position based upon your previous responses, additional assessment questions may be presented.
  8. Finally, you'll receive an Application Review Page which allows you to review the information that will be submitted. You can save a copy of your application by selecting the 'Save PDF' button. Then, YOU MUST CLICK THE 'FINISH' BUTTON to submit your application.


Please review the following to determine which documents you must submit in order to complete your application:  Proof of Recent Graduate Status:  Applicants must provide documentation of completion within the previous 2 years of a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.*  NOTE:  Veterans precluded from applying within the two-year window due to a military service obligation, must provide documentation of discharge or release from military service within the previous 2 years and completion of satisfactory degree or certificate program within the previous 6 years.

*Due to a regulatory exception, those who completed these educational requirements after December 27, 2010, will receive consideration through July 10, 2014.  Veterans: In order to be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty (member 4 copy). If you are claiming 10-point preference, you must submit the following in addition to the DD-214: (1) completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement to this preference. A list of documents which serve as acceptable proof of entitlement is indicated on the SF-15 form.  Active Duty Military Personnel - In lieu of the DD-214, active duty service members may submit a written document from the armed forces certifying that they expect to be discharged or released under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. College Transcripts: Submit a photocopy of your college transcript(s) if the qualifications for this announcement have an education requirement, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education. Superior Academic Achievement: Provide a copy of your college transcript(s) if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements for this announcement. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment. Additionally, submit proof of class rank or Honor Society membership if you are using those provisions to qualify. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.


Cassie Brown
Phone: 202-501-0360
Fax: 111-111-1111
Agency Information:
GSA, Office of Inspector General
Office of Inspector General (JPH)
1800 F Street NW Room 5046
Washington, DC
Fax: 111-111-1111


Once the online application process is complete, you will receive an acknowledgement e-mail. Based upon Title 5 United States Code hiring rules, the best qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.

Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration Office of Inspector General!

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