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Grade: 07
* 1.Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience.
  1. I have a college degree in accounting, auditing, business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 hours in accounting or auditing (which may include up to 6 hours of business law).
  2. I have at least 4 years of experience as an accountant or auditor or a combination of 4 years of college education, training and experience in accounting or auditing, and I have successfully completed 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing, which may have included up to 6 hours in business law.
  3. I have at least 4 years of experience as an accountant or auditor or a combination of 4 years of college education, training and experience in accounting or auditing. In addition, I have a certificate as a certified public accountant or a certified internal auditor obtained through a written examination.
  4. I do not meet the requirements described above.


* 2.Choose the one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Before answering this question see the education and experience requirements described under the Qualifications section of the vacancy announcement.
  1. I have completed 1 full year of graduate level education at an accredited college or university which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have at least 1 full year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities. This experience is equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service applying qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques to identify, consider, and resolve issues or problems; analyzing and summarizing data; applying laws and regulations.
  3. I have a combination of graduate education and specialized experience, which is equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal Service as described above. This experience and education together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  4. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university and I have a grade-point average of "B" (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.
  5. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university and I have a grade-point average of "B+" (3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all courses in my major field of study, or those courses in my major completed in the last two years of my undergraduate study.
  6. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university and I ranked in the upper one-third of my class in the college, university, or major subdivision.
  7. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university and I am a member of a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
  8. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.


* 3.Please indicate which of the following activities / tasks you have performed as part of your work experience (select all that apply):
  1. Collaborate with others as an active member of a team to discuss plans for segments of audit or compliance reviews.
  2. Maintain good working relationships with key individuals or groups inside and outside your organization.
  3. Collaborate with others to identify and resolve real or potential problem areas pertaining to compliance activities.
  4. Gather and obtain evidence from various sources to support team goal.
  5. None of the above


* 4.Which of the following types of documents have you written?
  1. Correspondence
  2. Technical reports
  3. Federal Register notices
  4. Regulatory / statutory material
  5. Policy guidance
  6. Congressional testimony / Congressional inquiries
  7. Speeches
  8. Analyses of proposed policy, legislative, or management initiatives
  9. None of the above


Grade: 09
* 1.Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience.
  1. I have a college degree in accounting, auditing, business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 hours in accounting or auditing (which may include up to 6 hours of business law).
  2. I have at least 4 years of experience as an accountant or auditor or a combination of 4 years of college education, training and experience in accounting or auditing, and I have successfully completed 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing, which may have included up to 6 hours in business law.
  3. I have at least 4 years of experience as an accountant or auditor or a combination of 4 years of college education, training and experience in accounting or auditing. In addition, I have a certificate as a certified public accountant or a certified internal auditor obtained through a written examination.
  4. I do not meet the requirements described above.


* 2.Choose the one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Before answering this question see the education and experience requirements described under the Qualifications section of the vacancy announcement.
  1. I have a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B or J.D., if related, from an accredited college or university. This education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position to be filled.
  2. I have at least 1 one full year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities. This experience is equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service participating in performance and financial audits and evaluations with supervision; determining the extent of program and procedure compliance with laws and regulations; analyzing and summarizing data to find weaknesses and problems.
  3. I have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience, which is equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service. This experience and education together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.


* 3.Choose the statement that best describes your knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, concepts, and practices.
  1. I have not had training or experience relevant to accounting and auditing principles.
  2. I have basic knowledge and understanding of accounting and auditing principles.
  3. I have experience working as an audit staff member routinely applying accounting and auditing principles to audit assignments.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Provide two examples of your experience applying practices, methods, and techniques of accounting and auditing.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  4. I have used government auditing standards, procedures, and practices to conduct complex and high profile performance audits involving federal government-wide programs, functions, and systems.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Provide two examples of your experience applying practices, methods, and techniques of accounting and auditing.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 4.Have you participated in preliminary reviews of functions or programs to determine which areas to emphasize during assigned audits?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.If yes, please identify where in your resume you performed this experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 5.Which of the following statements best describes your experience briefing team leader and/or internal management on audit or evaluation findings, justifying recommendations and explaining significance of conclusions?
  1. I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
  2. I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  3. I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  4. I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
  5. I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Select the audit functions you have performed while conducting an audit:
  1. Conduct segment of a financial or performance audit
  2. Participate in planning of moderately complex financial or performance audit
  3. Assure work performed adequately supports the conclusions reached
  4. Identify appropriate accounting and auditing theories, methods, and practices to apply and utilize
  5. Identify appropriate sources of data for analysis
  6. Draft audit work papers
  7. Brief team leader on audit findings
  8. Participate in meetings with client and team leads to discuss audit findings
  9. None of the above


* 2.Select the statement that BEST describes your experience in reviewing procedures for economy, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Choose the statement that best describes your skill in computerized audit software or databases and spreadsheet applications for extracting and analyzing data.
  1. I have no experience in performing this task.
  2. I have training/experience in the use of database and spreadsheet applications to perform data analysis.
  3. I have experience using database and spreadsheet applications to create data queries, extracts and reports.
  4. I have experience using statistical software to gather information for reports.


* 4.From the list below, identify all of the types of audiences with which you have experience communicating orally or making oral presentations.
  1. Senior officials
  2. Colleagues
  3. Academia
  4. Government organizations
  5. Private industry
  6. General public
  7. Technical experts
  8. Professional organizations
  9. Inter-agency meetings
  10. None of the above


* 5.Please select the response that BEST describes your experience presenting audit analysis and conclusions in writing.
  1. I have no education, training or experience preparing correspondence related to auditing and evaluations.
  2. I have prepared initial written correspondence, reports or procedural guidance for use by others.
  3. I have prepared clear and concise draft work products to support compliance activities.
  4. I have prepared draft reports that present facts, findings, logical conclusions, (for example, review and working papers).
  5. I have communicated, in writing, preliminary audit or compliance results and findings to individuals or groups inside and outside your organization.