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Grade: 11
* 1.GS-11 Choose the answer that best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for Auditing positions.
  1. I have completed at least 4 years of college, and hold a 4-year or advanced degree in a field such as business administration, finance, or public administration, that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 semester hours may include up to 6 hours of business law.
  2. I have a combination of education and 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.
  3. I have some combination of education and experience in accounting, but less than 4 years; therefore, I do not meet basic eligibility requirements for this level.
  4. I do not meet the requirements as described above; therefore, I do not meet basic eligibility requirements for this level.


* 2.GS-11 In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements above, you must also meet at least one of the requirements below to qualify for the GS-11 level. Choose the answer that best describes your education and experience.
  1. I have completed 3 academic years or more of graduate level education in accounting, auditing, business administration, finance or public administration leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree.
  2. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: assisting in the audit or evaluation of awardees' grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements; participating in the preparation of audit guides and risk assessments; completing entry-level evaluation steps and resolving simple issues; and contributing to the development of evaluation conclusions and recommendations.
  3. I have related graduate level education and specialized experience as described above that when combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above, therefore, I do not meet basic eligibility requirements for this level.


Grade: 12
* 1.GS-12 Choose the answer that best describes your education and experience as it pertains to Auditing positions.
  1. I have a degree from an accredited college or university in accounting and/or in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting (may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law).
  2. I have a combination of education & experience - 4 years experience in accounting, or combination of accounting experience, college level education & training. I have one of these: 1) 24 semester hours in appropriate accounting or auditing courses (can include 6 hours of business law); 2) a certificate as CPA or a CIA; or 3) a degree that included substantial accounting/auditing (15 semester hours).
  3. I do not possess the experience described above.


* 2.GS-12 In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirement above, choose the answer that best describes your professional experience.
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: auditing or evaluating awardees' grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements; developing audit guides and approaches by routine assessments of agency programs and administrative activities; conducting studies, analyzing findings, and making recommendations on routine evaluations.
  2. I do not possess the experience described above.


Grade: 13
* 1.GS-13 Choose the answer that best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for Auditing positions.
  1. I have completed at least 4 years of college, and hold a 4-year or advanced degree in a field such as business administration, finance, or public administration, that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 semester hours may include up to 6 hours of business law.
  2. I have 4 years experience in accounting or 4 combined years of accounting experience, higher education, & training to include 1 of the following: 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing or a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor gained by written examination or completed degree requirements to include substantial, but less than 24 hours, accounting coursework and worked successfully at the full-working level in accounting, auditing, or a related field.
  3. I do not meet the requirements described above; therefore, I do not meet basic eligibility requirements for this level.


* 2.GS-13 In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements above, choose the answer that best describes your professional experience:
  1. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: auditing financial operations and accounts; reviewing and evaluating awardees' grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements and agency internal controls; and providing technical guidance for financial and performance audits of agency programs.
  2. I do not meet the requirements as described above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.What professional licenses or certifications do you currently hold?
  1. Certified Internal Auditor
  2. Certified Public Accountant
  3. Certified Information Systems Auditor
  4. Certified Government Financial Manager
  5. Certified Management Accountant
  6. Certified Fraud Examiner
  7. Other
  8. None of the above.


* 2.If you selected "Other", please identify the professional licenses or certifications not listed that you currently hold. If you did not select "Other", type "NA" and proceed.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 3.Do you have knowledge of and experience applying auditing principles, concepts, and techniques gained while performing audits conducted in accordance with Government Auditing Standards?         
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Identify which types of audits or reviews you have performed and gained relevant experience.
  1. Financial Statement audits
  2. Other GAGAS financial audits
  3. GAGAS Performance audits
  4. Compliance audits
  5. Inspections
  6. Program evaluations
  7. Information systems audits
  8. Non-audit services
  9. I do not perform these tasks.


* 5.How many years experience do you have conducting performance audits using Government Auditing Standards?
  1. No experience
  2. Less than 1 year
  3. 1 year to less than 3 years
  4. 3 years to less than 5 years
  5. 5 years to less than 8 years
  6. 8 years or more


* 6.In which of the following do you have experience conducting audits?
  1. Discretionary grants or cooperative agreements
  2. Contracts
  3. Information technology security
  4. Data integrity
  5. General controls over information systems
  6. Application controls for information systems
  7. Department/Agency internal operations and programs
  8. I do not have this type of experience.


* 7.Describe your experience writing workpapers, workpaper summaries, and significant portions of audit reports.
  1. I regularly supervise other auditors or lead a team of auditors in performing this task.
  2. I regularly perform this task independently, without assistance from a supervisor or senior auditor.
  3. I regularly perform this task with close supervision from a supervisor or senior auditor, or as a member of an audit team.
  4. I do not perform this task.


* 8.Do you have experience working in a team to conduct a performance audit?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Describe your experience developing audit objectives, defining the scope of audits, selecting audit methodologies, and conducting tests of transactions for GAGAS performance audits?
  1. I regularly supervise other auditors or lead a team of auditors in performing this task.
  2. I regularly perform this task independently, without assistance from a supervisor or senior auditor.
  3. I regularly perform this task with close supervision from a supervisor or senior auditor, or as a member of an audit team.
  4. I do not perform this task.


* 10.Select the response(s) that best describes your experience reporting in writing on the findings and results of audits.         
  1. I have written clear and concise summaries addressing a variety of target objectives from carefully analyzed data collected.
  2. I have had formal coursework or training in technical or creative writing.
  3. I have written reports for signature by executive-level officials and have provided technical and complex information.
  4. I have developed recommendations to government regulations, policies, and procedures.
  5. I do not perform this task.


* 11.Describe your experience verbally communicating complex audit findings and recommendations for improvements to the auditee's high-level management.
  1. I have personally presented audit findings and recommendations verbally to agency or auditee management.
  2. I regularly lead entrance, status, and exit conferences with agency management.
  3. I have participated on a team to present audit findings and recommendations verbally to agency or auditee management.
  4. I do not perform this task.


* 12.Have you led or participated in an audit that identified significant recoveries or findings?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.Have you led a team, supervised others, or managed audits or projects involving data analysis?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.Have you demonstrated an ability to perform in a multi-project environment, achieving project goals within established budget and timeframes?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.Have you provided guidance to less experienced auditors to improve the work quality and efficiency of those auditors?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 16.Do you have experience leading an audit team?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 17.Have you reviewed work and reports prepared by others and provided constructive feedback and suggestions for improving the work and reports?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 18.Do you have experience using databases, spreadsheets, and other analytical software in support of audits and evaluations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 19.If you answered "Yes" to the question above regarding analytical software, please list the types of analytical software with which you are most familiar or that you have used most frequently.
  1. SPSS
  2. IDEA
  3. Excel
  4. ACL
  5. MS Access
  6. SAS
  7. Other
  8. None of the above


* 20.If you selected "Other," please identify the types of analytical software not listed with which you are most familiar or have used most frequently. If you did not select "Other," type "NA" and proceed. �
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 21.Please select the highest level of coursework you have completed at an accredited college or university.
  1. Undergraduate coursework leading to a 4-year degree
  2. Undergraduate 4-year degree
  3. Graduate coursework leading to an advanced degree
  4. Master's degree
  5. Doctorate
  6. None of the above


* 22.For this application, I have either uploaded or faxed my most recent performance appraisal that includes my overall rating.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 23.If you answered "No" to the previous question, explain below why you are unable to provide a performance appraisal (e.g., your current employer does not provide them, you have not received one, etc). Failure to provide a performance appraisal or an explanation why one is not being provided will result in a determination of an incomplete application and ineligibility for consideration for this vacancy.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 24.Are you currently working towards obtaining a professional licenses or certification?        
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 25.If you selected "Yes," please identify the professional licenses or certifications that you are currently working towards. If you did not select "Yes," type "NA" and proceed.
Maximum length of 250 characters.






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