The USPS OIG is seeking highly qualified applicants to fill our Program Analyst (Audit Evaluator) positions in the Office of Audit - Inspection Service Directorate. The Inspection Service Directorate examines the efficiency and effectiveness of the US Postal Inspection Service in supporting and protecting the U.S. Postal Service, employees, infrastructure, and customers.Learn more about this agency
THIS IS NOT AN OFFICE OF INVESETIGATION- SPECIAL AGENT POSITION.
For the GS 12/13 equivalent level the successful candidate must have at least four (4) years' experience conducting financial, program and/or performance audits. This must include activities such as: (1) providing technical advice and expert guidance on audit related issues (e.g., ensuring compliance with financial or governmental regulatory environment); (2) developing policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of a program, performance, or financial audit program; (3) communicating and corroborating with senior leaders and other external audit agencies; (4) recommending adoption of new or enhanced approaches to program, performance, or financial audit products or services to increase efficiencies; (5) identifying agency risk areas (Enterprise Risk Management) to plan for meaningful and value-added audits for the organization.
The successful candidate must be highly motivated and specifically demonstrate experience and skill in conducting financial, program, or performance audits.
Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations at the GS-12 equivalent level.
The employee participates in and makes contributions to management decisions in assigned program areas. Applies a wide range of audit evaluation concepts, laws, policies, practices, analytical, and diagnostic methods and techniques to address substantive technical issues or problems characterized by complex, controversial, and/or sensitive matters that contain several inter-related issues.
- Performs all necessary functions of an audit, individually and as a member of an audit team, with limited oversight in accordance with OIG policies and procedures and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.
- Plans audits by considering organization objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and external regulations; identifying risk areas; preparing audit scope and objectives.
- Develops individual audit programs and plans including functional responsibilities; specific project assignments; audit objectives and requirements; advanced field work knowledge, skills and abilities; references; formats for data display and reports; and special instructions covering contingencies.
- Ensures audit plans address the objectives and provide a clear path for developing convincing findings and actionable recommendations.
- Executes data collection efforts, ensuring that evidence collected is reliable, sufficient, relevant, and properly documented in the project work papers.
- Reviews and interprets complex documents such as financial documents, policies, standard operating procedures, and contracts to determine accuracy in accordance with procedures, internal directives and regulatory requirements.
- Selects and applies appropriate quantitative and qualitative analytical methods and tools to collect, arrange, process, and present data, develop conclusions; and make recommendations.
- Uses critical thinking, data analytics, and applied logic to discern meaning of and interpret data, identify risks, evaluate strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, develop novel approaches to problems, and reach insightful conclusions.
- Develops well supported findings and appropriate recommendations that are cost-effective and actionable.
- Produces audit documentation such as internal review reports, management agreements, followup assessment reports, findings, corrective and preventive action plans, internal review scopes of work, policies, standard operating procedures, process flow charts, and work instructions, to effectively communicate to internal and external stakeholders.
- Drafts audit reports and other documents that are clear, convincing, accurate, technically thorough, and appropriately targeted to the OIG's customers' needs.
- Assumes Auditor-in-Charge duties as assigned, coordinating the activities of an audit team including developing project budget, tracking staff hours, establishing and monitoring milestones, and mentoring junior staff.
- Represents the audit team at meetings with OIG and USPS management.
- Maintains liaison with other offices, agencies and other appropriate organizations as needed.
- Responds to inquiries, including requests from the media through the Public Relations Officer, Congressional staff and the Board of Governors.
- Conducts follow-up reviews of management actions taken to correct identified deficiencies.
50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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