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Job Title:Auditor

Agency:National Archives and Records Administration

Job Announcement Number:JD742456MC


to / Per Year


Monday, September 10, 2012 to Friday, September 21, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
College Park, MD United StatesView Map


Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)



In this position, you will serve as an internal auditor with the Office of the Inspector General to provide expert audit services covering 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/

Who May Apply

Applications will be accepted from current and former competitive service Federal employees, and people eligible under special hiring authorities such as the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Disabilities Program, etc.


  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid


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As an auditor, you are responsible for serving as an internal auditor in providing expert audit services covering broad agency programs. Typical work assignments include:

Performs/leads special request audits of a complex non-routine nature utilizing appropriate audit techniques, analyzes data to support findings, and develops recommendations to correct deficiencies.

Discusses audit findings with responsible organizational elements, technical representatives, and others to develop a constructive final report; Meets with management officials to present findings, explain the significance of conclusions, and justify recommendations; Advise program elements on accounting and record keeping methodologies; Provides expert accounting or auditing assistance in support of other Office of the Inspector General staff.

Uses state-of-the-art audit tools to analyze data and electronic work paper software to prepare and maintain audit results.

Prepares survey report and audit guide for comprehensive surveys; Prepares audit reports detailing findings and making recommendations for corrective action.

Develops a definitive audit program for audits where no comprehensive survey is necessary.



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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 course work 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:  One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level in the Federal service that includes 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


Time-in-Grade:   Time-in-grade requirements apply.   You must have one year of Federal service at the GS-11 level to be eligible for the GS-12; and one year of Federal service at the GS-12 level to be eligible for the GS-13..


Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.   To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.   Your resume must specifically and clearly show your possession of the required specialized experience and your possession of the required competencies.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position.  

The required KSA’s for this position are as follows:


·     Ability to independently plan and conduct complex performance audits to include economy and efficiency, program results, and grant and contract audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAO Yellow Book)

·     Ability to use state-of-the-art audit tools such as ACL or IDEA to analyze data and electronic work paper software tools such as Teammate or Auto Audit to prepare and maintain audit results.  

·     Ability to independently develop audit reports of findings and formulate recommendations in accordance with GAO Yellow Book

·     Ability to conduct interviews to give or receive information; brief officials on the results of audits; and participate in or lead conferences and make presentations.


Based on the information you provided in your application package, we will assign you to one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.  Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.

If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted.  Please follow all instructions carefully.   Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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NARA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information visit the following websites: http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp or http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


Special Employment Consideration: Separate referral lists may be generated for applicants eligible to be appointed under a non-competitive special appointing authority.  Veterans (30% disable), military spouses, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and people with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the National Archives mission.  If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs.  To determine your eligibility and to understand what documentation would be required with your application, please click on the appropriate link below.  If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed at the end of this job announcement.

·         Veterans:  http://www.fedshirevets.gov/index.aspx

·         Military spouse:  http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shams/index.aspx

·         Individuals with Disabilities:  http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

·         Peace Corps/VISTA and other miscellaneous hiring authorities:  http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/

If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these non-competitive appointments, please indicate the type of appointment you are seeking on your application and follow all other instructions for applying.

VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011:  If you are an active duty service member of the armed forces, Public Law 112-56, ensures that certain individuals do not lose the opportunity to be considered for Federal service (and awarded their veterans’ preference entitlements if applicable) despite not having a DD form 214 to submit along with the application package (resume).  Service members must submit with their application a certification from the armed forces that certifies that they are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.  For more information on VOW, see Veteran’s Information page - http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.


Qualifications within 30 Days: You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program:   If you are an eligible ICTAP applicant you may apply for special selection consideration.  You must meet minimum qualifications, including selective factors, experience, and education requirements (if applicable), and be rated well-qualified for the position (i.e., receive a score of 85 or above based on your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire).  You must provide a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel actions form with your application.  More information: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp  



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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 Friday, September 21, 2012. 

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 742456.   


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://mailhub.omnistudio.com/c/14106497/1064/a90mkzQ/j5dn?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.opm.gov.%2Fforms%2Fpdf_fill%2FOPM1203fx.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. 

·         Unofficial College transcripts - if substituting education for experience or if specific education is required. "Unofficial" transcripts are acceptable. (If hired, an official college transcript will be required).

·         Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 - member 4 copy or other copies that indicate character of discharge is preferable or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate) if applying under VEOA.

·         Copy of SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (such as promotion, reassignment, within-grade increase, or new appointment).

·         Copy of licenses or certificates - if qualifying based on CPA or IPA

·         Copy of latest performance appraisal.

·         Form – Demographic Information on Applicants, OMB No. 3046-0046.  This form is available at http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/upload/OMB-3046-0046.pdf (Optional).

·         Persons with disabilities and others who are eligible for appointment under special appointing authorities (e.g., service with the Government Accountability Office {GAO}, Peace Corps, etc.) should indicate the type of appointment on your application and provide supporting documentation as provided by that authority.

        Copies of a certification from the armed forces stating/certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date of the certification is signed.





Marcie L. Carrasquillo
Agency Information:
Office of Human Capital
Staffing and Recruitment Br
1 Archives Drive - Room 370
St Louis, MO


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.


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Office of Human Capital
Staffing and Recruitment Br
1 Archives Drive - Room 370
St Louis, MO

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Marcie L. Carrasquillo

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