|Organization: National Archives and Records Administration|
In this position, you will serve as a Senior Programs Auditor with the Office of the Inspector General, responsible for managing and/or directing the performance of audits and reviews of broad agency programs. Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a car .......
||National Archives and Records Administration
||3/6/2013 to 3/19/2013
|Who May Apply:
||United States Citizens
||College Park, Maryland
||$105,211.00 - $136,771.00 / Per Year
|Series & Grade:
||Full Time - Permanent
In this position, you will serve as a Senior Programs Auditor with the Office of the Inspector General, responsible for managing and/or directing the performance of audits and reviews of broad agency programs.
Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives. Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government - more than 10 billion of them.
Visit our Employee Gallery at www.archives.gov/careers to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking. If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the National Archives!
For more information visit: http://archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/
As a Senior Program Auditor, you are responsible for planning, developing, and designing audit plans and innovative approaches, and drafting persuasive and concise audit reports and briefing materials. Typical work assignments include:
- Performs objective and systemic audits to provide independent assessment of the performance of NARA programs and functions to ensure effectiveness and relevance of program objectives and to discover factors inhibiting satisfactory performance.
- Determines audit objectives and obtains comprehensive information including internal control information about the program under review. Studies pertinent laws, legislative history, regulations, contracts, and management controls to ascertain the purpose, scope, and objectives of the organization or function; and the nature and extent of management authority and responsibility for the organization or function.
- Determines the extent to which NARA achieves desire goals and effectiveness of organizations, programs and activities, and to ensure NARA is complying with applicable laws and regulations.
- Determines the need for modifications and recommends changes to assist management in achieving efficiency in methods and procedures for improved control of various program areas.
- Assumes the lead role in conducting conferences with program officials at various times during the audit to present findings and recommendations as appropriate. Uses the evidence developed during the review as well as negotiation and persuasion techniques to gain acceptance of results that are often in conflict with the desires and opinions of the officials of the activity under review. Discusses audit findings and recommendations with appropriate NARA officials, including the appropriate Assistant Archivist or other senior official, concerning technical problems, policies, procedures and recommendations.
- Develops assignment workload data and prepares periodic assignment workload reports and forecasts for planning and control purposes. Prepares periodic progress reports needed to support briefing requirements with senior government stakeholders. Recommends new or revised audit policies and procedures and innovative audit approaches based on technical expertise and operating experience.
- Serves as a technical expert in a wide variety of agency audit program functions: Analyzes and interprets legislation and agency policies; coordinates with other Federal audit organizations such as the General Accountability Office and other oversight organizations to develop agency guidance in audit oversight areas, and monitors new and interrelated agency-level systems and organizations. Provides substantive input in response to requests for comments establishing the OIG's position on proposed legislation regulations, or policy directives pertaining to audits of programs, functions, and operations.
BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT: Degree: An undergraduate degree (Bachelors) or higher in accounting; or a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours of accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor".)
Combination of Education and Experience: At least 4 years of experience in accounting/auditing, or a combination of accounting/auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting/auditing knowledge. Such experience and/or education must also include one of the following:
1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
2. A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor obtained through written examination; OR
3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial coursework in accounting or auditing (i.e. 15 semester hours) but that does not satisfy the 24 semester hours requirement provided that (a) you have successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or related fields, AND (b) a panel of at least 2 higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that you have demonstrated 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 undergraduate study in accounting or related field, AND(c) except for literal non-conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, your education,training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: In addition to the basic eligibility requirement: Candidates must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position as described above, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.
Examples of specialized experience for this grade level include: Independently planning and conducting a variety of audits and in using analyses and auditing techniques to solve a variety of problems; and in planning and executing audits of a complex non-routine nature.
Please refer to the Office of Personnel Management's, Operating Manual: Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions for further information http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0500/0511.htm.
Probationary Period: You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Please mention you learned of this employment opportunity on the Careers In Government website.
Note: This position is being advertised concurrently under Merit Promotion procedures. Applicants under special hiring authorities (e.g., Disabilities Program, Peace Corps, Former overseas employee, Former National Guard Technician, etc.) who wish to be considered must apply under Merit Promotion procedures, Job Announcement number JD851575MC.
- U.S. Citizenship
- Background Investigation or Security Clearance
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing Required
- Relocation Expenses Will Not Be Paid
- More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
1. Your Resume
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete the cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 852325.
Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status of this position.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documentation to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:
- Resume - Relevant work experience must include: Job title, duties, hours worked per week, starting and ending dates of employment (month and year), and salary.
- Responses to Occupational Questionnaire.
- Copies of college transcripts - if substituting education for experience or if specific education is required. "Unofficial" transcripts are acceptable. (Prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required).
- Copy of licenses or certificates - if qualifying based on CPA or IPA
- Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 - member 4 copy or other copies that indicate character of discharge or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate).
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Office of Human Capital
Staffing and Classification Br
1 Archives Drive - Room 370
Saint Louis, MO
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. We will review your résumé and transcript(s) (if appropriate) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement.
Administration & Management|
3916 Cleveland Avenue|
Country: UNITED STATES
| Mid to Senior Level|
$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 Annually