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Job Title:Auditor

Agency:National Archives and Records Administration

Job Announcement Number:JD741510MC


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


United States Citizens



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: All U.S. Citizens.


Note:   This position is being advertised concurrently under Merit Promotion procedures.   Applicants under special hiring authorities (e.g., Disabilities Program, Peace Corps, VEOA, Former overseas employee, Former National Guard Technician, etc.) who wish to be considered must apply under Merit Promotion procedures, Job Announcement number JD742456MC.





  • 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


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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 GS-11 level 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



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


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, you will be assigned 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.   Qualified veterans are placed ahead of non-veterans within each category.   Qualified veterans with a service connected disability of 10% or more are placed ahead of non-veterans in the best qualified category.


NOTE: If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more reflect your abilities.   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 .



Probationary Period:  You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Qualifications by Closing Date:  You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.  Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.

Veterans' Preference:     If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or other proof of eligibility (The member 4 copy of your DD-214, or other copies that indicate character of discharge is preferable).   If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.   For more information on veterans' preference see Veteran's Information Page, USAJOBS - Veterans


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 741510. 


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).

·       Copies of licenses or certificates - if qualifying based on CPA or CIA.

·       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).

·       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).



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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