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    Summary

    USAID Office of Inspector General (OIG) performance auditors assess the efficiency and effectiveness of agency programs. Their work can lead to program improvements that directly enhance the U.S. Government’s ability to maximize its development assistance around the world. Unlike financial auditors, performance auditors do not necessarily need degrees in accounting. Under the newly reconstituted 511 series, applicants for this position may have a variety of relevant degrees and experiences.

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    Responsibilities

    As an Auditor (Performance) assigned to Office of Audit’s Global & Strategic Audits Division (GSAD) or Millennium Challenge Corporation, Audits Division (MCC/A) you will:

    • Assist managers and the audit team in defining performance audit scopes and objectives.
    • In coordination with managers and the audit team, support the development of researchable questions and methodologies to answer the audit objectives.
    • Collect data on agency operations from a variety of sources and through a variety of methodologies, including interviews, observation, and file review and, applying qualitative and/or quantitative analyses, identify key issues to answer the audit objectives.
    • Assist in coordinating information and schedules for site visits with relevant agency offices, both domestically and overseas, and with external parties.
    • Formulate conclusions and prepare segments of written reports supporting, as appropriate, recommendations for corrective actions required on the part of program officials.
    • Participate in briefings for internal and external parties, including audit entrance and exit conferences.
    • In coordination with managers and the audit team, ensure work is conducted in compliance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and Inspector General performance audit policies and procedures.
    • Work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment, ensuring that diversity is valued, and all members are treated fairly, equitably, and professionally.

    As a full performance Auditor (Performance) assigned to Office of Audit’s Global and Strategic Audits Division (GSAD) or the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Audits Division (MCC/A) you will:

    • Conduct high quality performance audits in compliance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and Inspector General performance audit policies and procedures.
    • Develop researchable questions and identify and implement appropriate methodologies to answer the performance audit objectives.
    • Determine efficiency and effectiveness of agency programs and operations, including the achievement of program objectives to prevent the occurrence of waste, fraud, and abuse.
    • Formulate conclusions and prepare written reports or report segments containing, as appropriate, recommendations for corrective actions by program officials.
    • Perform quality reviews of performance audit reports, surveys, and special studies conducted by IG audit staff.
    • Brief audit mangers on progress of performance audits; identify significant audit areas which require decisions; and present recommendations and options on audit direction, including expansion or curtailment of initial audit efforts. 
    • Communicate with agency representatives/internal stakeholders in order to acquire and/or disseminate information.
    • Analyze whether performance audit recommendations have been successfully implemented, recommend changes and modifications as necessary, and prepare summaries of analyses for Congress.
    • Analyze and evaluate narrative, financial, and statistical reports and program data using quantitative and qualitative research methods and techniques, such as questionnaires, interviews, and reviews of computer data, to assess the effectiveness of programs or operations in meeting established goals.
    • Prepare and maintain audit working papers, including analytical summaries, in accordance with GAGAS and OIG performance audit policies and procedures.
    • Assist senior staff in a full range of analytical steps, including planning, designing, and implementing the audit, as well as reporting results orally and in writing.
    • Participate in and lead interviews with federal agency officials and program recipients to collect information, conduct inspections, and/or present findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
    • Work with team members to establish relevant facts, determine if evidence collected is sufficient and appropriate to support findings, and link those findings to the appropriate solution.
    • Work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment, ensuring that diversity is valued and all members are treated fairly, equitably, and professionally.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/594527300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.