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Job Title:  Assistant Inspector General for Audits
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  OIG-14-ES-0012a

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$120,749.00 to $181,500.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 to Thursday, August 14, 2014
Full-time - Permanent
1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC   View Map
All qualified individuals within the civil service.
Q - Sensitive


About the Agency

DOE is the Nation's top sponsor of research and development (R&D) and has won more Nobel Prizes and R&D awards than any private sector organization and twice as many as all other Federal agencies combined. DOE has operating nuclear facilities, science laboratories, power marketing administrations, and environmental clean-up sites in 35 states, and 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 computers and microelectronics. The OIG offers potential for advancement, excellent benefits, and numerous training opportunities. We are located in 11 states throughout the U.S. Please visit our website at


  • You must submit a resume by the vacancy announcement closing date.
  • Relocation expenses will be paid.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Annual filing of Financial Disclosure Report.
  • Security clearance and random drug screening.
  • Frequent travel.


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As an Assistant Inspector General for Audits you will be responsible for providing direction, guidance, and supervision for performance audits conducted by the Office of Audits; providing central services aimed at the development and support of the evaluation of audit operations; preparing information on performance audit activities for incorporation into annual reports and for special audits reports requested by Congress; coordinating and administering the Government Performance and Results Act audit work; and coordinating special audit requests, and preparing any testimony and briefings related to the requests.


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To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Technical Qualifications, and other qualifications, if applicable, listed below.

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
1. Knowledge and ability to direct the operations of a nationwide Office of Inspector General audit program, including establishing efficient and effective organizations with clearly defined responsibility, authority, and accountability; managing human resources to recruit and develop staff to perform at a high level of competence; and measuring and improving organization performance.

2. Possesses and applies broad knowledge of Federal finance and operations for the purpose of developing risk-based audit plans and oversight approach and for conducting highly complex reviews, evaluations, and performance audits of diverse, geographically dispersed programs and operations.

3. Demonstrated experience in managing audit teams that perform a full range of highly complex audit, evaluation and review work. Such work routinely involves program operations, system development implementations, and program financial administration.

4. Expert knowledge in leading the development of high-quality work products (e.g, audit reports, testimony, correspondence, briefings) that are in conformance with government audit standards, procedures and accounting principles; are submitted timely; and are complete, accurate, well-written, and responsive to the goals and objectives/priorities of the Inspector General, the Department, Congress, and the public.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: 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 Accountant 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.

Applicants 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.


  • A security clearance is required as a condition of employment.
  • This position requires frequent travel.
  • Annual filing of a Financial Disclosure Report is required.
  • This position is subject to the DOE Drug Free Workplace Program. The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. Failure to pass subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from the Federal service.


You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel. Highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. Unless you have already been previously certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB), your Executive Core Qualifications must be certified by a QRB prior to appointment.
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You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probational period in the SES.


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Your resume must be received by the 11:45pm on July 31, 2014. This vacancy is extended until August 14, 2014.

1. TO APPLY (ON-LINE) - When you select the "Apply On-line" button, you will be taken directly to this registration section. If you have already registered, simply log in with your user name and password. If you have not previously registered you must create a user account in order to apply.
2. RESUME - You must enter your resume on-line or electronically upload it into the application system. Create your resume using the USAJOBS' Resume Builder, which allows you to create a uniform resume that provides all of the information required by government agencies. Your registration information and resume will automatically be transferred to the system used by DOE.
3. RESPOND TO QUESTIONS - The first time you apply, you will be asked several general questions before proceeding to the assessment questions for the vacancy you have selected. If you have applied before, you will be given the option either to update the general information, or to proceed directly to the assessment questions. Respond online to the application questions. Check the box indicating you would like a copy of your application emailed to you, and click "Finished". If you have successfully submitted your on-line application, you will see a screen telling you that your application has been sent. If you do not see these words, you have not successfully completed your application.
If you wish to edit your application, you may return to USAJOBS and re-apply; previous responses will be saved and can be updated. Be sure to click "Finished" and look for the screen indicating your application was sent.
You may edit your information until 11:45PM Eastern Time of the announcement closing date.
4. FAX, UPLOAD, DOWNLOAD FROM USAJOBS, EMAIL, OR MAIL SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTATION - You must fax, upload, or download from USAJOBS supplemental documentation requested in the following "Required Documents" section to the Contact listed below. Supplemental materials MUST be received no later than the closing date of the announcement. Failure to submit the required documentation within the specified time frame will result in loss of consideration.

NOTE: Resumes mailed in franked government envelopes will not be considered for this position.

You must submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications. Your resume or other format must not exceed five pages, including an optional cover letter which must not exceed two pages. Any additional information in the resume beyond five pages will not be evaluated. Applicants typically provide the following information:
  • Vacancy announcement number - OIG-14-ES-0012a
  • Full name, mailing and email addresses, day and evening telephone numbers
  • Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of any degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following U.S. Department of Education website:
  • Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary
  • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments


Provide a copy of a recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that indicates Federal status, grade, tenure and type of service.

Graduates of an OPM certified SES Candidate Program must submit a copy of the program graduation/certification document.

Current or former SES members should submit a copy of their most recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, showing status as an SES member.

Applicants must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned.

Incomplete application packages will not be evaluated.

Extraneous materials such as narratives addressing the ECQs and award certificates will be not considered.


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


Our evaluation will be based on the information you supply. You should expect that we will verify performance, suitability, and security information and take that information into account in making employment offers.

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