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Job Title:Financial Auditor

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Job Announcement Number:20130612

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year


Monday, April 15, 2013 to Friday, April 26, 2013




Full Time - This is a permanent position.


1 vacancy in the following location:
Springfield, VAView Map


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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the World Leader in Geospatial Intelligence.

Imagine being able to identify anything on, above, or beneath the Earth's surface and display that information visually to provide a meaningful foundation for decision-making to ensure the safety of the world. That's the job of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

We analyze imagery and data from many sources and incorporate it into visual displays of essential information for use in national defense, homeland security, and safety of navigation.

Central to the success of our mission are the extraordinary talents and skills of our teams of analysts and other professionals. We need the best minds to provide the information edge, continuing NGA's role as the premier provider of Geospatial Intelligence worldwide.

Know the Earth... Show the Way... Understand the World

JOB DESCRIPTION: Financial Auditors provide independent assessments of, and reasonable assurance about, whether an entity's reported financial condition, results, and use of resources are presented fairly in accordance with recognized criteria. They conduct or oversee audits on NGA's financial statements and other financial-related audits. They gather and analyze information, draft findings and recommendations, and prepare reports in accordance with NGA OIG written guidance and GAO Auditing Standards. They follow-up on report recommendations to ensure appropriate corrective actions are identified and implemented.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Drug Testing
  • Security Investigation


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Audit Division within the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) conducts independent, objective audits of NGA programs and operations and makes recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of NGA policies, programs, and operations. The OIG Audit Division seeks a Financial Auditor to research, plan, and conduct financial audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards. The Financial Auditor should have at least two years of financial auditing experience in Federal government organizations. The Financial Auditor has an opportunity to participate in all aspects of the audit cycle from development of an annual audit plan through follow-up on recommendations. The Financial Auditor conducts financial audits with a strong ethical commitment to ensure the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of NGA programs; knowledge of the theory, concepts, practices, and techniques of government auditing; knowledge and experience with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Codification of Statements on Auditing Standards; be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team environment; have strong oral and written communication skills; and the ability to work on multiple tasks with short deadlines while prioritizing as necessary to meet critical needs. This position is non-supervisory.

PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.


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MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:.

1) Conducting or overseeing contractors perform financial statement audits in the Federal government environment;
2) Communicating verbally, or in sign language, and in writing auditing findings and recommendations to management;
3) Leading projects.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field such as Business Administration, Finance, or Public Administration that includes 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework in Accounting or Auditing. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours in Accounting or Auditing courses, plus experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the tasks associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college work is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals to 4 years.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

1) Maintaining Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, or Certified Fraud Examiner certifications;
2) Participating in audit readiness activities.

- Direct Deposit Required
- Two Year Probationary Period
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Position Subject to Drug Testing
- Security Clearance Required
- Top Secret
- Sensitive Compartmented Information
- Polygraph Test Required

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph (CI) examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.


Applicants are NOT required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter CANNOT exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (6,500 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. THE COVER LETTER IS RECOMMENDED BUT IS NOT REQUIRED FOR EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION WITH THE NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. Applicants should place their narrative information in the appropriate field on the Job History and Cover Letter Text Page.

APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages, 1) All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria, 2) Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates, 3) Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process. Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted. In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at

All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.


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Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family. Here are some of the highlights:

You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, with costs shared with your employer. You are also eligible for Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance and Life Insurance Coverage. Additionally, Long-Term Care Insurance is offered and carries into your retirement.

Additional information and further details can be located at OPM's website,

New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program. Additional details can be found at:

Federal employees are entitled to at least 13 days of vacation leave as well as 13 days of sick leave each year. Depending on years of service, employees can earn up to 26 days of vacation leave each year. In addition, Federal employees get 10 days paid holiday each year. This allows employees time to spend with their families and to pursue their own individual interests and avocations. More information can be found at:

In addition to federal benefits, NGA employees are also eligible for a suite of benefits offered only to the Intelligence Community (IC). The Compass Rose Benefits Group (CRBG) offers insurance products and services to all IC civilian employees. Compass Rose benefits include: Term Life Insurance, Group Accident Plan, Income Replacement, and Long Term Care Insurance.
For more information on this highly-restricted opportunity, please visit the Compass Rose website:

NOTE: NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Promotions may be conducted during the annual pay for performance process or throughout the year via the Assignment Opportunity Notices (AON).


OTHER REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the mandatory qualification criteria and education requirement listed in the vacancy announcement in order to be considered minimally qualified. Please list all completed college coursework and associated hours that address the education requirement.


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Application submission involves applying using NGA's on-line application process. Application Instructions can be found by visiting




Phone: 571-557-1999
Agency Information:
Mailstop: S44-HDR
7500 GEOINT Drive
Springfield, VA


After visiting and applying via NGA's on-line application process, applicants can follow their status via that same NGA on-line application functionality. Several other topics relating to what is involved in the hiring process and how long it takes can be found by visiting and choosing Frequently Asked Questions.

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