U.S Environmental Protection Agency
$81,548.00 to $126,062.00
Open & closing dates
$81,548 to $126,062 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 12 - 13
District of Columbia, DC
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
This position is located in EPA, Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Audit and Evaluation (OAE), Information Resources Management Audits Directorate (IRM) YOU MAY APPLY FOR THIS POSITION IF YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: Headquarters (Washington, DC); Atlanta, GA; Durham, NC; and Denver, CO.
The duty location will be determined after a selection has been made for this position. The salary will be commensurate with the duty location.
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The incumbent of this position will serve as an information technology (IT) auditor responsible for the following:
Performing complex projects independently or as a member of a team that plans and conducts standard audits/evaluations or portions of audits/evaluations of EPA programs as related to information technology. Designs the methodology, scope and approach of the audit of routine and complex assignments; Modifies guidance for conduct of the audit program to improve audit program efficiency of information systems.
Examining and testing information systems controls, agency records, and management controls. Determines that financial or program performance records have been maintained in accordance with applicable requirements and regulations; Assures that reported information is in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, OIG policies and procedures, and other applicable auditing standards.
Formulating written reports that are objective, factual and in conformance with audit standards that may be incorporated into larger program evaluations or audits.
Participating in meetings with program personnel and OIG managers to present findings, explains the significance of conclusions, justify recommendations and answers questions on audit planning and methodologies.
Occasional travel - You may be required to travel up to 25%.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Any U.S. citizen may apply.
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Job family (Series)
Accountants And Auditors
Conditions of Employment
If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.
You must be a U.S. citizen.
Position has educational/degree requirements.
If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form prior to your first day of employment and annually thereafter.
This position is designated as High Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.
You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A. Degree: accounting; or 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. (The term accounting means accounting and/or auditing in this standard. Similarly, accountant should be interpreted, generally, as accountant and/or auditor.) -OR- B. 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:
Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester 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 described 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 meet the specified requirements.
For specific occupational requirements of this position visit the OPM website at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/auditing-series-0511/ To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. YOU MUST SUBMIT A LEGIBLE COPY OF YOUR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT, OR A COPY OF YOUR CPA OR CIA CERTIFICATE IN ORDER TO PROVE THAT YOU MEET THE BASIC REQUIREMENT. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT A TRANSCRIPT OR CERTIFICATE, YOU WILL BE RATED INELIGIBLE. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. AND In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:
To qualify for the GS-12 level, you must to have at least one year of full time specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 level in the federal service). The specialized experience for this position is defined as: experience planning, conducting and reporting on complex audits involving information technology in accordance with applicable guidance, including Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to evaluate the adequacy of information systems.
To qualify for the GS-13 level, you must have at least 1 full year of experience (equivalent to the GS-12 level in the federal service). The specialized experience for this position is defined as: experience planning, coordinating and conducting complex audits, studies or analyses of organizations, financial records, and/or information technology systems; writing audit reports; developing data gathering instruments; conducting special studies; testing controls; conducting briefings; and developing recommendations for action in accordance with applicable guidance, including Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
To be consider qualified, your resume must clearly demonstrate, through examples of work, that you meet the above specialized experience.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be use to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
Ability to conduct complex audits of IT programs, functions and operations using financial and performance audit, and evaluation techniques, to improve system efficiency and effectiveness; security of networks and operating systems and system development life controls.
Knowledge of the governing auditing and Information Technology laws, regulations, and policies such as, generally accepted accounting principles, GAAS, OMB Circulars, GAO guidance, GPRA, FISMA, CobiT and other NIST guidelines, etc. in order to develop and implement IT audit strategies and guidelines that focus on various audit approaches, methodologies to assist in planning, executing, assessing, testing, reporting, and resolving complex IT audit problems.
Ability to identify problems, determine accuracy and relevance of information, generate and evaluate alternatives, and decide on a course of action or make recommendations for resolution.
Ability to write detailed IT-audit reports including substantive findings and recommendations.
Ability to verbally communicate various types of information to a variety of audiences to convey factual information, provide guidance, obtain consensus, and/or persuade others to adopt recommendations.
As part of the application process, you are required to submit college transcripts, a list of courses, or certification described in the Required Documents section of this announcement. However, if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA. More information on verification of education can be found here: http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm
This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment. The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.
If you have part-time work experience, read this: (http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm)
If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified Category.
We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment 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. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.
NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.
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Documents to be submitted on-line:
- Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties Section and Qualifications Required Section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
- Responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire.
- College transcripts - required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s) attended, school address, course title, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned.
- Veterans' Preference Documents - DD-214 Member 4 copy, VA Letter, and SF-15, if applicable; active duty military submit statement of service from commanding officer documenting dates of active duty and any campaign medals/badges; include character of service.
- Displaced Federal employees under ICTAP/CTAP must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station.
- Current and Former Federal Employees: You are required to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) indicating your status eligibility. This SF-50 should include your Position Title, Pay Plan, Occupational Code, and Grade or Level. If you are a current temporary/term employee who previously held a status Federal position, you need to submit your SF-50 which shows your eligibility to be considered. If your eligibility for consideration cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible.
- Current and Former Federal Employees: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
- If you are applying for a noncompetitive appointment, you'll need to submit additional documents to prove your eligibility to apply to this vacancy announcement. If you want to learn more about noncompetitive appointments, visit OPM's web site: http://www.opm.gov/employ/students/fedhire.asp#authorities If you want to know more about submitting documentation to our office, visit EPA's web site: http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits
Benefits will not change for current permanent EPA employees.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.
To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the
right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all
required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire. To be
considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM
Eastern time on the closing date of this announcement.
All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the
USA Jobs document portfolio feature.
If you cannot apply on-line, you must contact the Human Resources Office
listed to the right for assistance no later than three business days prior
to the closing date of this announcement. You must provide complete
application materials by the closing date of this announcement.
For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application
package is received, go to
Agency contact information
Stephanie K. Harvard
Environmental Protection Agency
US Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia
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You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation. You will be
notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.
Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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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.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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