Job Overview


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 students enrolled in a college or university program to fill a student cooperative position on the Audit Operations Team, within the Office of Audit, located in Warrendale, PA.  The candidate will be supporting the Office of Audit’s electronic working paper system, with regard to administration, training, and documentation of processes and applications. The Student Cooperative Program is available year-round (January – December) for continuous employment while in school.   .


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 EDST on Tuesday, May 21, 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 Administrative Band level. The salary range for this position is $13-$17/hour. Locality Pay is authorized. 


Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon area of assignment. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations. 

  • Addresses a wide variety of problems or situations common to the administration of Office of Audit’s electronic working paper system. Decisions or recommendations are based on the development and evaluation of information that comes from various sources including electronic working paper system users and Office of Audit policies and procedures
  • Identifies and studies applicable instructions, specifications, and procedures and synthesizes them as appropriate to support the administration of the Office of Audit’s electronic work paper system
  • Takes or recommends actions that are consistent with the objectives and requirements of the administration of Office of Audit’s electronic working paper system
  • Recognizes the dimensions of the problems involved, collects the necessary information, establishes the facts, and takes or recommends action based upon application or interpretation of established Office of Audit policies and procedures
  • Performs various administrative and miscellaneous clerical work in support of the administration of the Office of Audit’s electronic working paper system
  • Performs research as necessary on pertinent laws and regulations related to the assignment


The employee performs specialized administrative duties with continuing responsibility for projects, questions, or problems that arise in the area of assignment/curriculum. Each assignment typically consists of a series of related actions or decisions prior to final completion.