Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualifications requirements for Auditor, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/auditing-series-0511/
All applicants must have one of the following:
- Degree in accounting
- Degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, economics or public administration and 24 semester hours in accounting including up to 6 hours of business law.
- Four years of accounting experience AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses or a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor.
- Combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses or a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must have one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade or equivalent level.
For the GS-07,
specialized experience includes: Working as a trainee accountant or auditor performing relatively simple audit steps and tasks such as examining routine financial documents, preparing simple summaries and schedules, and organizing work paper files.
For the GS-09
, specialized experience includes: Performing audit steps and tasks of limited difficulty and complexity such as conducting evaluations, examinations, or other fact-finding studies and preparing draft audit reports using a practical application of auditing standards, procedures, and technology.
For the GS-11
, specialized experience which includes: performing audit assignments using conventional methods and techniques such as developing audit risk assessment and preparing audit programs/plans; testing and examining accounting systems and records, cost representations, and internal controls to assure compliance with accounting and auditing principles, standards and regulations; recommending initial audit determinations; preparing audit working papers and substantiating documents; drafting reports, or segments of reports, of audit findings, conclusions and recommendations.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
: The salaries noted in this announcement are the base salary and locality pay for the Rest of U.S. pay schedule at the GS-07, step 01 and the GS-11, step 10 levels. The General Schedule (GS) basic pay schedule varies by geographic locality. To view pay rates in a specific location visit the Office of Personnel Management pay tables at
: Some locations have multiple offices located within the commuting area. Co-Located Positions: Applicants will be considered for positions within a 35 mile radius of the city center location.
Applicants who apply to multiple locations: acceptance of a job offer automatically declines all other locations to which you applied.
Military Spouse Preference (MSP): If you are the spouse of an active duty military member and you are ranked among the best qualified for this vacancy, you may receive priority consideration at the FPL of GS-12, and if selected, placed at the FPL. MSP applicants may be required to take an additional assessment.
All selectees will be subject to a personnel security investigation which must be favorably adjudicated for occupancy of a sensitive position and/or access to classified information. If you are selected for a critical/special sensitive position, you will be subject to a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). For a critical sensitive position, you must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility at the Top Secret level. For a special sensitive position, you must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility at the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) level AND you will be subject to a random counterintelligence scope polygraph.
If you are given access to classified information, you will be subject to random drug testing. If you are selected for a critical/special sensitive position, you will be placed in a drug testing designated position. You must pass a drug test before your assignment to such a position and you will be subject to random drug testing subsequent to your assignment.