Entry-level Auditor - Office of Audit

U.S. Federal Government - Long Beach, CA

Full-time | Part-time
The USPS OIG is seeking highly qualified applicant(s) to fill our Entry-level Auditor position(s) in multiple OIG functional areas, including Audit Operations, Network Processing, Transportation, Finance, Financial Controls, Cost and Pricing, Supply Management and Facilities, Human Resources and Support, Delivery and Retail Operations, Sales, Marketing, Inspection Service and Information Technology.

NOTE: There are multiple vacancies that may be filled from this vacancy announcement. Multiple referral lists will be issued throughout the course of this vacancy announcement. The first list of candidates from which management may make a selection will be issued after the job has been open 15 days. Additional lists of candidates will be issued as needed until the announcement closes on 07/18/2019. The closing date of the announcement may be changed to close on an earlier date or extended, as necessary, until vacancies are filled.

Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.

The employee performs assignments of average difficulty requiring the application of fundamental principles, concepts, techniques, and guidelines in the area of auditing.

Plans, coordinates, conducts, and reports audit results when there is ample precedent for the work covered by the audit assignment.
Selects a course of action from many alternatives in planning an approach, gathering data, and presenting findings depending on the nature and extent of problems encountered.
Identifies and analyzes conditions and elements in work environments characterized by systems, functions, and controls for programs that are stable, pertinent issues are known; few conflicts in interpretation of conditions observed; and factual interrelationships are not always obvious or require treatment that varies depending on the subject matter.
Participates as a member of an audit team, progressively contributing more value to assigned audit projects as knowledge, skills, and abilities develop
Travel Required
50% or less - May require up to 50% travel

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
0511 Auditing

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Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. citizen
Must be able to pass a drug screening and medical questionnaire
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Moderate Background Investigation (MBI). Note: A Top Secret clearance is required for Human Resources and Support and Information Technology candidates.
May be required to successfully complete a 12-month probationary period
Must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued credit card

You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or any other degree that includes 24 semester hours in accounting
At least one (1) year of experience conducting program or performance audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of programs, functions, and operations
Advanced degree in accounting or any other related business degree
Professional certification(s), i.e.: CPA, CIA, SixSigma, SAP FSCM, CPIM, FSCM, CFCM, CPCM, etc
Experience in TeamMate

A structured Interview will be conducted for the top rated applicants to validate your experience meets the critical general competencies at the minimum proficiency level:
Knowledge of auditing concepts, principles, and methods sufficient to work independently using conventional procedures and practices
Knowledge of the OIG's business practices pertaining to auditing
Knowledge of agency programs and their governing statutes, regulations, and practices sufficient to perform audit assignments to include field work using generally accepted Government auditing standards.
Ability to work independently on routine or continuing assignments.

Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred. Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information
The Auditor position(s) may be filled in the following locations:
HR & Support: Bethesda, San Mateo, and Warrendale
IT: Arlington, Eagan, Raleigh, and St Charles
Network Processing: Arlington, Denver, Warrendale
Supply Management & Facilities: Arlington, Bethesda, Boston, Dallas, Woburn
Transportation: Arlington, Boston, Denver, Long Beach
Audit Operations, Inspection Service, Finance, Financial Controls, Cost and Pricing, Delivery & Retail Operations, Sales, Marketing & International may also be filled from this announcement as they are authorized.

The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.

This position is being advertised at the Journey Band - Non Exempt, equivalent to a GS-07. The base salary range for this position is $36,356 - $47,264. This position is also being advertised at the Journey Band - Exempt, equivalent to a GS-09. The salary range for this position is $44,471 - $57,809. The salary figures does not include locality pay. Career ladder to GS-13 equivalent is at management's discretion.

Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the USPS OIG. We offer a broad array of benefits programs:
Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Care Insurances with Flexible Spending options.
For more information about these programs visit www.opm.gov/insure.

Retirement and Thrift Savings. For more information about these programs see www.opm.gov/retire and http://www.tsp.gov/.

Flexible Work Schedules. USPS OIG offers a range of family friendly flexibilities including flexible work schedules, telework and employee assistance programs.

Leave and Holidays. In addition to 10 paid holidays each year, you will earn 13 days of paid sick leave and 13 to 26 paid vacation days each year depending on your years of service.

For further information, please refer to our website at:

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt (Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay; Exempt employees are not).

Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EST on will be considered.

Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your responses to the online assessments completed during the application process. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Arithmetic - Performs computations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division correctly using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages.
Decision-Making - Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.
Mathematical-Reasoning - Solves practical problems by choosing appropriately from a variety of mathematical and statistical techniques.
Reasoning - Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.
Accountability - Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.
Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
Flexibility - Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with ambiguity.
Integrity/Honesty - Contributes to maintaining the integrity of the organization; displays high standards of ethical conduct and understands the impact of violating these standards on an organization, self, and others; is trustworthy.
Interpersonal Skills - Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.
Learning - Uses efficient learning techniques to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills; uses training, feedback, or other opportunities for self-learning and development.
Self-Management - Sets well-defined and realistic goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.
Teamwork - Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
A structured Interview will be conducted for the top rated applicants to validate your experience meets the critical general competencies at the minimum proficiency level

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

Required Documents
You must submit all required documents by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of this announcement, Vacancy Announcement 10496100, by closing date 07/18/2019.

1. RESUME. Required: When completing your online application or uploading your resume, you must categorize it as a "Resume" document). IMPORTANT: You will be asked questions in the self-assessment questionnaire. It is essential that your resume and supporting documentation provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire.

2. COMPLETE OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE . Click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire. ( Required: You must click on "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the Questionnaire to complete this process)

3. TRANSCRIPTS from an accredited college or university. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable and should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, list of completed courses, semester hours, GPA, date and type of Bachelor's Degree issued. Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. Attach document verifying that it has been deemed equivalent. (Required : Upload and save as "Transcript" document.)

4. PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL dated within the last 15 months. This is required from all applicants including Federal, USPS, OIG, and private sector employees. If a PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL is not available, you must submit a separate statement with the reason a performance appraisal is not available. ( Required: Upload and save as "Other" document.) NOTE: An SF50 IS NOT acceptable as a performance appraisal.

Certificates or Licenses, if applicable . Upload and save as "Other" document.
Veterans Preference Documentation. If you are claiming veterans preference you must submit the Member 4 copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and/or other proof of veterans preference eligibility including your VA letter, form SF-15 (www.opm.gov/forms) and all required documents related to your SF-15 claim. Veterans can request the Member 4 copy of their DD-214 at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records, and can download a copy of their VA letter from https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal. (If applicable to you, you are required to upload each veterans' preference document and categorize as "DD-214" or "SF-15" or "Other Veterans Document")
Reasonable Accommodation Documentation. If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found at http://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire .
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.


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