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Grade: 07
* 1.GS-7 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 as described above; therefore, I do not meet the basic eligibility requirements for this level.


* 2.GS-7 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-7 level. Choose the answer that best describes your education and experience.
  1. I have completed 1 academic year or more of graduate level education in accounting, auditing, business administration, finance or public administration.
  2. I have a bachelor`s degree in a related field with superior academic achievement by meeting one of these: rank in the upper third of class in college; or GPA 3.0 or higher in all degree courses or in all courses the final 2 years of undergraduate study; or graduating GPA 3.5 or higher in all major courses, or in required major courses the final 2 years of curriculum; or membership in a national honor society recognized by Association of College Honor Societies.
  3. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level. Examples of such experience must include professional knowledge of accounting and auditing theory, practices, methods, and techniques in order to independently perform financial and operational audits of organizations.
  4. I have related graduate level education and specialized experience as described above that when combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  5. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above, therefore, I do not meet the basic eligibility requirements for this level.


Grade: 09
* 1.GS-9 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 as described above; therefore, I do not meet the basic eligibility requirements for this level.


* 2.GS-9 In addition to meeting the basic requirements, choose the answer that best describes your education and professional experience as it pertains to the requirements for this position.
  1. I possess a master`s degree OR equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a such a degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position.
  2. I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience may include: use of automated accounting systems to find, review or change accounting data in automated files of transactions, ledgers, accounts, and summary reports and financial statements.
  3. I do not meet any of 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.Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of auditing and accounting principles, concepts, and practices.  
  1. I have not had training or experience relevant to auditing or accounting principles.
  2. I have a basic understanding of auditing or accounting principles.
  3. I have experience working as an audit staff member routinely applying auditing and accounting principles to audit assignments
  4. I have extensive experience routinely applying auditing and accounting principles as an audit staff member.


* 4.How many years experience do you have applying audit principles using Government Auditing Standards?
  1. No experience
  2. Less than 1 year
  3. 1 year to less than 3 years
  4. 3 years or more


* 5.Do you have experience working in a team to complete a project?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Select the response(s) that best describes your experience reporting in writing on the findings and results of research.
  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 developed recommendations to improve regulations, policies, or procedures.
  4. I have written reports presenting the results of research I have done.
  5. None of the above.


* 7.Describe your experience giving oral presentations.  
  1. I have personally presented research findings to an audience.
  2. I have conducted interviews to obtain information for use in my research.
  3. I have presented findings and recommendations orally to an audience.
  4. I have experience making other types of presentations to an audience.
  5. None of the above.


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


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


* 10.Do you have experience leading a team?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Have you reviewed work or reports prepared by others and provided constructive feedback and suggestions for improvements?
  1. Yes
  2. No


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


* 13.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


* 14.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.


* 15.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


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


* 17.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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