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Job Title:  Auditor
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys
Job Announcement Number:  14-EOUSA-1185421-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$52,146.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year
Thursday, August 7, 2014 to Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
United States Citizens
Public Trust - Background Investigation


This announcement will close on the day the 50th application is received or on the closing date, whichever occurs first.

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.

Do you have experience conducting peer audits? Do you possess a high level of tack and diplomacy? Are you able to quickly develop rapport with people? Do you have good writing skills? If you answered yes, consider becoming an Auditor with Executive Office for the United States Attorneys (EOUSA).

The ideal candidate has experience applying the theories, concepts, principles, and practices of accounting, financial auditing, and financial management in the conduct of peer audits and reviews. In addition, the candidate is highly motivated, organized and able to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with peers, management and stakeholders. The ability to work in a dynamic, spontaneous, fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and strict deadlines is critical.

The position is located in the Resource Management and Planning Staff (RMP). The RMP is responsible for assisting the Attorney General's Advisory Committee in formulating a budget submission for the entire United States Attorneys' Office (USAOs) organization. It presents the budget to the Department of Justice, the Office of Management and Budget, and eventually to Congress. The RMP responds to all budgetary inquiries and is functionally responsible for providing management analytical support and guidance to the 94 USAOs with respect to financial programs, policies and procedures.

The Department of Justice ranked #11 out of 33 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive United States Attorneys Office/United States Attorneys Offices ranked #17 out of 240 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2011 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See The office is ideally situated among three Metro stations, one block from the Verizon Center, a short walk to the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall, and is surrounded by numerous restaurants and shops. In addition, we offer creative work solutions in which we provide compressed work schedules and flexible work schedules, along with transit subsidy.

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys Offices, visit

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

This position is also being announced to applicants eligible to apply through Merit Staffing procedures under 14-EOUSA-1184826-MP


  • Occasional Travel
  • Minimal Travel


  • No


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.


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The duties and responsibilities associated with this Auditor position are of a developmental nature. Therefore, the list of major duties and responsibilities are intended only to give you a general overview of the position. Your assignments will combine performance of work with supervised on-the-job training and your tasks will increase in complexity as your knowledge, skills, and abilities develop and you gain familiarity with agency programs and activities.

As an Auditor, you will provide coordination and support to the audit team leader and team members. Some of your major duties and responsibilities will consist of:

· Applying the theories, concepts, principles, and practices of accounting, financial auditing, and financial management used to conduct an assigned segment of a broad peer audit.

· Planning and coordinating the various aspects of an assigned segment of a peer audit.

· Compiling, correlating, and analyzing statistical data from workload reports to identify problem areas.

· Responding to requests both orally and in writing for audit information.

· Assisting in the review or revision of systems, methods, policies and procedures.

· Preparing work papers and direct input to analyses and supporting material that the team lead uses to prepare formal peer audit reports.

· Compiling, correlating, and analyzing statistical data from workload reports, Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) reports to identify problems.

· Assisting with developing a portion of a training module on topics such as obligation, reimbursement receivable, and payments.

· Identifying problem areas and noncompliance with regulations, inefficient or ineffectual operations and recommending corrective action.


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In order to qualify for this position, you must meet both the basic education requirement and the minimum qualifications.


A. Possess at least a bachelor's degree with a major in accounting; OR

B. Possess 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. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law; OR

C. Possess a combination of education and experience – at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include ONE of the following:

1. 24 semester/36 quarter hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 semester/9 quarter hours of business law; 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, e.g., 15 semester/22 quarter hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study describe in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully met the specified requirements.



    In addition to meeting ONE of the basic education requirements above, to qualify at the GS-9 level, applicants must possess and demonstrate in their resumes that they have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: applying the theories, methodologies, procedures, concepts, principles, and practices of auditing standards, analytical techniques, and internal control reviews to assigned tasks; complying, correlating, and analyzing statistical data from work reports, recording pertinent data, reformatting data to facilitate statistical analysis; analyzing policies, procedures, and internal controls and activities; determining the reliability of reported results and ensuring the efficient use of agency resources; OR

    Two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree; OR

    A combination of education and specialized experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.


    In addition to meeting ONE of the basic education requirements above, to qualify at the GS-11 level, applicants must possess and demonstrate in their resumes that they have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: conducting financial and performance audits; interviewing personnel to gather audit information; performing work related to developing and executing audit policies and programs; developing audit plans, programs, and techniques; analyzing policies, procedures, and internal controls and activities; as well as evaluating internal audit controls to determine the reliability of reported results and assessing the efficiency and economy in the use of agency resources; OR

    Three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree to qualify for this position; OR

    A combination of education and specialized experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

This position has a mandatory education requirement that all applicants must meet as part of the meet the basic qualifications for the position. In addition, it allows you to qualify in whole or in part based on education at the GS-9 and GS-11 levels. If using education to qualify for this position, you must submit a copy of your unofficial transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education.

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see

If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.


Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

You will be rated on the following Competencies:

Auditing: Knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards and procedures for conducting financial and compliance, economy and efficiency, and program results audits.

Reasoning: Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.

Planning and Evaluating: Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short-or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or part of the organization to accomplish goals, monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.

Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas,or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the internal audience.

Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations, listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.


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Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:


Veterans' Preference- If you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming in your application and submit the appropriate documentation, as specified below.

•In order to verify your Veterans' Preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a signed and dated Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See
Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.


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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 to receive consideration.

1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. (It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.) 

3. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 1185421

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, August 19, 2014  to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items

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.


You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:

Required:  Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. (Online or 1203-FX)
Required: Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (cover letter optional).
Required if you meet qualifications based on education: An unofficial college transcript.(Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript will be required prior to your first day.)
Required, if applicable: Veterans' Preference documentation. (See Benefits and Other Information section for details.)
Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.)


Terrance Sims
Phone: (202)252-5512
Agency Information:
Recruitments within EOUSA
US Department of Justice
Executive Office for US Att Personnel St
600 E Street NW Suite 8400 BICN
Washington, DC


We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation, to include a credit check, and a drug test by urinalysis. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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