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Job Title:Assistant Inspector General for Audits

Department:Legislative Branch

Job Announcement Number:120104


to / Per Year


Wednesday, August 22, 2012 to Monday, September 24, 2012




Open - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map


US Citizens - This position requires the ability to obtain a Top Secret Clearance and only US citizens may apply.


The Library of Congress serves the Congress in fulfilling its duties and preserves and promotes knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. It is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the world's largest library, with more than 151 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and almost 20 million items online. Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Library is the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, the Congressional Research Service, the Law Library of Congress and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

The Assistant Inspector General for Audits is directly supervised by the Inspector General. The Office of Inspector General is responsible for conducting or overseeing all audits relating to programs and operations of the Library of Congress. Auditing includes planning, conducting, and reporting on findings and recommendations to increase economy, efficiency, and effectiveness, by preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in the administration of the programs and operations of the Library of Congress.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 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:

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 Certified Public Accountant or a 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, 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 a 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.

Proof of education (copy of transcripts) must be provided with the application.

This position is located in the Office of the Inspector General.

The position description number for this position is 79864.

This position has no promotion potential.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position may work a flextime work schedule.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement. 


  • See requirements listed below under Qualifications Required.


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Directs the work of the organization, providing administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.

Plans and manages broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs or operations. Program-related activities include program strategic planning, capital planning and investment control, workforce planning, and resource management. Reviews and evaluates organizational activities and advises senior management regarding the accomplishments and evaluation of program goals.

Provides expert advice and guidance on the most challenging agency issues or problem areas. Represents the Office of the Inspector General on the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency,  inter-agency councils, and/or government-industry teams.

Contacts, advises, and collaborates with high-ranking officials, such as agency heads, top congressional staff officials, state executives, legislative leaders, and/or executives of comparable private sector organizations.

Assesses the economic impact, feasibility, practicality, and effectiveness of existing and/or proposed legislation, standards, regulations, and/or policies in order to develop, review, and/or approve high-level policies that have a broad impact on significant agency programs and/or mission areas.


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A candidate's resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:

1) Ability to manage an audit operation** - The successful candidate has managed an audit operation. Evaluated the organization, operations, and political climate of a federal agency or other organization and conducted risk assessments to identify vulnerabilities to an agency's internal controls.

2) Ability to lead people and manage a diverse workforce** -The successful candidate has led people toward meeting an organization's vision, mission, and goals. Provided an inclusive workplace that fostered the development of others, facilitated cooperation and teamwork, and supported constructive resolution of conflicts.

3) Ability to apply government auditing standards to financial and performance audits - The successful candidate has applied the U.S. Comptroller General's Government Auditing Standards (yellow book) or comparable criteria to financial and performance audits.

4) Ability to solve problems and make decisions in a managerial capacity - The successful candidate has analyzed complex information and alternative solutions and made decisions concerning questions or problems as a manager or supervisor in an audit or comparable environment.

5) Ability to interact collaboratively and build coalitions - The successful candidate has represented, presented, negotiated, defended, explained, advocated, and expressed facts and ideas in a convincing manner in order to negotiate with individuals and groups in a manner that influenced them to support a position(s). 

6) Ability to write and edit reports - The successful candidate has written a variety of clear, cogent, accurate, well-organized, and grammatically correct products (e.g. reports, briefings, and presentations) related to auditing.

Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced above. All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position.

The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty.

To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf.



The Library of Congress will evaluate applicants using the information provided in your resume. Reviews are intended to explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection. For Executive Schedule positions, applicants do not need to respond to specific competency questions but will be requested to answer one question related to how they became aware of this job opportunity.
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Please visit our website at www.loc.gov/hr/employment/index.php and click Federal Benefits.


All initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. In addition, all newly appointed Senior Level Executives, from outside the Library as well as from within, must serve a one year probationary period in accordance with the Library of Congress Regulation (LCRs) 2017.2-1, Senior Level Executive System. The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date. For more information contact the selective placement program coordinator at 202-707-6362 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM. The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation. The selected applicant will be required to file a financial disclosure statement with the House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 95-521, the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.


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Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure that you are considered for the position. Step 1: If you do not already have one, create a resume on USAJOBS. Although you must enter your Social Security Number for USAJOBS, this information will not be provided to the Library of Congress. Step 2: Review the Job Announcement. We recommend you go to the Qualifications and Evaluations section of the job announcement to review the qualifications listed to ensure that your resume reflects your accomplishments in those areas. Step 3: Click on the "APPLY ONLINE" button to the right of this announcement. Follow USAJOBS' instructions to access your account and submit your resume. You will be redirected to the Hiring Management website to complete the application process. If this is your first time in Hiring Management, you will be asked to answer questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. You will be able to update this information and save it to our account for future announcements. Step 4: Click on "Submit" after you have completed your application. Once you have submitted your application, you can check your status online through your Hiring Management or MY USAJOBS account. If you are experiencing any technical difficulty with the online process, you MUST CONTACT THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE. For all technical issues please contact jobhelp@loc.gov , no later than 4:30pm EST of the Closing Date.


Disabled applicants claiming Schedule A eligibility must submit proof of disability and a certification of job readiness. If Schedule A is applicable to you, you will not be considered without submitting this documentation.


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