U.S. Department of Defense – Office of Inspector General
$54,120.00 to $85,125.00
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
$54,120 to $85,125 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 09 - 11
1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
We are seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to serve as an Auditor and be a proactive member of our team. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the General Services Administration (GSA) is one of the original OIGs established by the Inspector General Act of 1978. The OIGs were created as independent and objective entities within an agency (A) to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of the agency and (B) to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in agency programs and operations. The OIGs report to the agency head and Congress through semi-annual and other reports.
The GSA OIG operates as an autonomous entity within GSA under a presidentially appointed, Senate confirmed Inspector General who supervises a diverse team of over 300 professionals in headquarters administrative, legal, and operational components and in regional operational offices throughout the country.
The GSA OIG is dedicated to protecting the public interest by bringing about positive changes in the performance, accountability, and integrity of GSA programs and operations. Oversight is provided through auditing, inspections and evaluations, and investigations of GSA's extensive procurement, real property, and related programs and operations, which primarily support other federal agencies. OIG oversight components report their findings and recommend courses of action to promote efficiency and economy in the GSA's activities. Last fiscal year, our OIG professionals' efforts resulted in $243 million in criminal, civil, administrative, and other recoveries; over $1.4 billion in GSA management decisions that agreed with GSA OIG audit recommendations; over 40 successful criminal prosecutions; and numerous suspensions and debarments. Applicants are encouraged to review the work and accomplishments of the GSA OIG on our website, https://www.gsaig.gov/
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This position is assigned to the Office of Audits (JA), Office of Inspector General (OIG), General Services Administration (GSA). Under the general guidance of an Associate Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Auditing (ADAIGA)/Program Director/Regional Inspector General for Auditing (RIGA) and a Supervisory Audit Manager, the Auditor is responsible for leading the day-to-day tasks and functions of performance audits and attestation engagements.
As an Auditor, the incumbent performs the following responsibilities:
Serves on a team conducting performance audits and attestation engagements.
Performs systematic examinations and analyses of financial-related records, reports, management controls, and policies and practices that impact the financial condition of GSA.
Prepares work papers/reports to document the audit process including audit objectives and related conclusions, deficiencies, and recommendations for corrective action.
Assists higher level auditors in determining areas of high risk to focus on during an audit.
Participates in and conducts audit interviews.
Occasional travel - Selected applicant must be able to acquire and maintain a government-issued travel charge card.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current career/career-conditional Federal employees in the competitive service; Reinstatement
eligibles; Special Appointing Authority
eligible Veterans; and OPM Interchange Agreement
CONCURRENT VACANCY: Applicants who qualify as U.S. Citizens and do not have status as a federal employee may apply using the vacancy posted through Delegated Examining procedures under Announcement #: JA-2018-7-15 DE.
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
Job family (Series)
Accountants And Auditors
Conditions of Employment
Background security investigation required
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or nationals
Applicants must apply online via USAJOBS (see How to Apply section)
There is a positive education requirement for this position. Transcripts/certificates must be provided with your application that reflects the requirements of this position. (NOTE: YOU MUST PROVIDE LEGIBLE TRANSCRIPTS SHOWING COMPLETED COURSE WORK AND DEGREE(S) AWARDED AS VERIFICATION OF YOUR EDUCATION). To find out if your school is accredited, please use the Department of Education's link at: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
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 directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
NOTE: Merit Promotion candidates must meet time-in-grade restrictions (52 weeks at the next lower grade level based on the work of the position).
This position is designated as a Public Trust Position. If selected, you will be required to complete OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with GSA OIG.
Applicants must demonstrate in their resume and responses to the vacancy questions that they meet the basic OPM qualifications as well as qualifications described below. Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position advertised within 30 days of the closing date of the vacancy.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet any basic requirements and specialized experience.
Basic Education Requirements: 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
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 1, 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.
To qualify for the GS-0511-09 level, a candidate must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-0511-07 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has prepared the applicant with specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized Experience for this position is experience assisting in the conduct of financial and performance audits applying the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS); assisting in the evaluation of policies, procedures, and internal controls to assess program performance and evaluating compliance; assisting in the conduct of attestation engagements to ensure sound financial management principles are being applied consistently with applicable laws and regulations.
Education substitution GS-9: Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree in accounting or a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. OR
Combination of education and experience. Note: Only graduate education in excess of one year is creditable.
To qualify for the GS-0511-11 level, a candidate must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-0511-09 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has prepared the applicant with specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized Experience for this position is experience conducting financial and performance audits applying the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS); evaluating policies, procedures, and internal controls to assess program performance and evaluating compliance, conducting attestation engagements to ensure sound financial management principles are being applied consistently with applicable laws and regulations, and ensuring identified deficiencies are corrected.
Education substitution GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in accounting or a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. OR
Combination of education and experience. Note: Only graduate education in excess of two years is creditable.
Merit Promotion candidates MUST meet time-in-grade restrictions with 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.
BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: None
This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.
Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
If you are found qualified for this position, you will receive a numerical rating (of 70 to 100 points), based on the quality of your experience demonstrated in your responses to the vacancy specific questions, evaluated by an established rating schedule, and substantiated in your resume. Rating scores are not augmented by veterans' preference points for Merit Promotion announcements. Merit Promotion candidates who are determined to be best qualified are referred in alphabetical order. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAJOBS system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position.
The Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for this position are:
Knowledge of auditing principles and practices such as the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.
Ability to conduct financial and performance audits, and attestation engagements.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Skill in the analysis of programs to identify high risk areas for audits.
Note: Your responses must be substantiated by the resume submitted. If a determination is made that in responding to the vacancy questions you have rated yourself higher than is evident in your resume, experience, and/or education, your score may be adjusted by a Human Resources Specialist.
CTAP/ICTAP QUALIFICATIONS: Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the GSA's Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be rated well qualified to receive priority selection consideration. You must submit the information outlined in the Supplemental Application Material section of this vacancy announcement to receive priority consideration. Applicants eligible for either CTAP or ICTAP will be considered well qualified if they earn a minimum score of 85. Further information on CTAP/ICTAP can be viewed at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.htm
EEO STATEMENT: ALL APPLICANTS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AGE (WITH AUTHORIZED EXCEPTIONS) OR ANY OTHER NONMERIT FACTOR.
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Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
You must submit ALL required documents before the closing date/deadline to have a complete application. Review the following list to determine which documents must be submitted online.
Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: Effective Date, Position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, Tenure Group, Position Occupied Group, and Name of Agency.
GSA OIG employees who currently hold a position in the Office of the Inspector General are not required to submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. Current GSA OIG employees must complete the online application and resume.
GSA Employees: Current GSA employees must submit a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, indicating current position title, series, grade, and career tenure. Generally, SF-50's for awards does not contain this information.
Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action) or an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: Effective Date, Position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, Tenure Group, Position Occupied Group, and Name of Agency.
Eligible: Submit (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50 and (c) most recent performance rating.
Veterans and applicants claiming veterans' preference
: You must submit a copy of the applicable Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of applicable active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing the type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment. If you are claiming 10 point preference or Derived Preference (a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a deceased or disabled veteran), you must submit the following in addition to the DD-214: (1) completed SF-15
form; and (2) proof of your entitlement. A list of documents which serve as acceptable proof of entitlement is indicated on the SF-15 form.
Active Duty Military Personnel - Submit certification on a letterhead from the appropriate military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) and military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).
Current Federal Employees or Reinstatement
Eligibles: Submit your latest SF-50. Note: GSA employees (except for OIG employees) are not required to submit an SF-50.
Former Peace Corps or VISTA Volunteers:
Submit your Description of Service (DOS). Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) should also state their RPCV eligibility on their resume.
People With Disabilities: Submit proof of eligibility and certification of job readiness. Select the link People With Disabilities
for information on eligibility and documentation required.
Applicants Applying Under Other Appointment Authorities: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center
for more information.
College Transcripts: If you are using some or all of your college education to meet qualification requirements for this position, you must submit a photocopy of your college transcript(s). If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education. See Application of Qualification Standards at OPM's General Schedule Qualification Policies
website for information on crediting education.
If you have listed any degree or certification on your resume, you must submit a photocopy with your application. If selected, an official/sealed transcript or certificate will be required prior to appointment.
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
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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 must submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. Errors or omissions may result in your not being considered for this vacancy. You can modify/complete your application any time before the vacancy date/time deadline. Simply return to USAJOBS, select the vacancy, and update your application. For more detailed instructions on how to apply, read the Apply for a GSA Job
on the GSA website.
To begin, click the Apply Online button on the vacancy announcement.
Sign in or register on USAJobs and select a resume and documents to include in your application.
Once you have clicked Apply for this position now, you will be taken to the GSA site to complete the application process.
Click the Apply To This Vacancy and complete all steps in the application process until the Confirmation indicates your application is complete. If you click Return to USAJobs or get timed out prior to receiving confirmation, your application will not be submitted and cannot be considered for this vacancy.
Note: Review the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section of this announcement to determine which apply to you and must be submitted online. You may choose one or more of the following options to submit your document(s): Upload (from your computer); USAJOBS (click the USAJOBS link to complete the transfer process) or FAX (read the “Fax instructions” provided prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information).
Need Assistance? If you cannot complete any part of the application process listed above, contact the Human Resources Office/representative listed on the announcement prior to the announcement deadline for instructions on how to proceed. Be sure to receive prior HR approval to deviate from these instructions so that your application will be considered. Technical assistance with your online application can be obtained by contacting the Help Desk at email@example.com OR by calling (866) 656-6830 or (703) 269-4944 Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. ET.
Agency contact information
Deborah Bell Deborah Bell
GSA, Office of Inspector General
1800 F Street NW Room 5046
Washington, District of Columbia
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Once your completed application is received, your qualifications will be evaluated. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. Applicants may also check the status of their application on-line 24 hours a day through USAJOBS.
Thank you for your interest in working for the U.S. General Services Administration, Office of Inspector General!
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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.
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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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U.S. Department of Defense – Office of Inspector General
Website : http://www.dodig.mil/
The Department of Defense Inspector General was established in 1982. The mission of DoD IG; as established by the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, (5 U.S.C. Appendix); and implemented by DoD Directive 5106.01, "Inspector General of the Department of Defense," is to serve as an independent and objective office in DoD to: a) conduct, supervise, monitor, and initiate audits, evaluations, and investigations relating to programs and operations of the Department of Defense, b) provide leadership and coordination and recommend policies for activities designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of, and to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in, such programs and operations,