Audit Director / Audit Evaluator Director – Inspection Service Team
US Office of the Inspector General, USPS
Arlington, VAAPPLY FOR JOB
Posted byUS Office of the Inspector General, USPS
The USPS OIG is seeking qualified applicant(s) to fill our Audit Director / Audit Evaluator Director in the Inspection Service Directorate in Arlington, Virginia.
This position is being advertised at the Director Band level, equivalent to a GS-15. The salary range for this position is $144,128.00 – $172,500.00. The posted salary INCLUDES locality pay.
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 manages and directs the activities of staff engaged in performing audits and reviews that examine how the Postal Service’s activities, organization, and policies relate to its strategic vision and mission. Audits focus on the Postal Inspection Service.
Responsibilities include planning and assigning work; collaborating with peers and subordinates to assure effective advisory services; and otherwise ensuring continuous progress toward stated goals.
- Demonstrated ability to strategically plan audit work: stay abreast of critical issues that may affect the Postal Service, Law Enforcement, industry partners and other OIGs to support audit planning, make informed decisions, and support organizational goals.
- Clearly and concisely communicates to include proactively keeping OIG leadership informed of key information and also relaying information to staff and the auditee. Exercises sound judgement and critical thinking to identify which issues merit escalation.
- Plans and oversees the conduct of complex audits, evaluations, reviews, surveys or other analytical processes. Reviews and approves the purpose, scope, and audit approach of each audit project.
- Ensures audit projects meet professional standards in planning and execution and in the accumulation of evidentiary data. Also ensures approved audit objectives are met and that adequate practical coverage is achieved.
- Reviews and edits audit reports, and discusses the reports with appropriate management. Presents oral briefings to management. Written products, including briefing papers, require minimal revision.
- Accumulates data, maintains records, and prepares reports on the administration of audit projects and other assigned activities. Assists in evaluation of overall audit results.
- Leads by example to bring about a shared understanding of job objectives, roles, and report messages by facilitating job related meetings and coaching others when necessary. Proactively coaches, mentors, and develops staff. Accomplishes results by communicating job expectations; monitoring and appraising job results; addressing performance issues; and providing actionable feedback and career development opportunities.
- Represents the Office of Inspector General in meetings with high level officials from the United States Postal Service, other agencies, vendors, and members of external organizations. Responsibilities include presenting results of assessments and studies (which may be complex or controversial), and influencing approval and implementation of agency wide solutions and plans.
- Assures implementation by subordinate staff of the goals and objectives of the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General. Determines goals and objectives that need additional emphasis; develops measures that evaluate performance; makes recommendations for program improvement; and manages all resources as agency assets.
- Identifies and resolves, as applicable, unique issues where no policy exists, taking innovative actions to address new needs and/or issues.
- Furthers the Equal Opportunity Program, including assuring equal opportunity for all subordinate employees in recruitment, selection, promotion, training, awards, assignments, discipline, and special program objectives.
- Practices sound position management when assigning work, combining/separating duties, establishing and abolishing positions, and in fulfilling other human resource management duties and responsibilities.
50% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0343 Management And Program Analysis
- Accountants And Auditors
- Auditors, Field
- Auditors, Internal
- Field Auditors
- Internal Auditors
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be able to pass a drug screening and medical assessment questionnaire.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued credit card.
- May be required to successfully complete a 12-month probationary period.
You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Five (5) years of specialized program evaluation or performance auditing experience in operations that includes planning and conducting performance evaluations/auditing.
- Two (2) years experience at the GS-14 equivalent level that includes managing lower level staff performing audits/program evaluations gained in an Office of Audit or similar organization such as the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Please Note: For the 0511 (Auditor) occupation series, the duties and responsibilities of this position require a degree in 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: or (b) a 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. This must also include one of the following: (1) 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality; (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.
- Experience conducting performance evaluations or performance audits of law enforcement entities or programs.
- Advanced degree
- CIA, CPA, CISA, CFE, CISA or related Professional Certification
- Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in Accounting. Finance, Business, Law, Public Administration or a related field
A resume review and 2-part structured Interview will be conducted for the top rated applicants to validate your experience meets the critical general competencies at the minimum proficiency level. Part 1 will include a 1-way video interview. For part 2, top rated candidates may be invited to participate in a panel interview. Please ensure your resume contains examples of your knowledge, skill or ability to learn in the following areas:
- Mastery of a professional knowledge of the theory, concepts, principles, and practices of financial and performance auditing sufficient to conduct difficult assignments involving interfaces and inter-relationships between and among programs, systems, functions, policies, and various issues.
- Knowledge and experience to carry out the mission of the agency and provide guidance and leadership in carrying out programs and strategies and to perform audits to include a long-term outlook consistent with agency needs.
- In-depth knowledge of modern management techniques, methods, principles, and marketing concepts to assure optimum utilization of personnel, equipment, and space, and to accomplish program objectives through combined technical and administrative program oversight.
- Ability to identify strategies and implement programs which contribute to providing top quality service.
You will no longer be considered for this position if you: fail to respond to all of the questions in the self-assessment questionnaire; or receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor.
Failure to demonstrate that you meet all evaluation factor requirements will result in a score of zero (0). Upon receipt of a zero score, you will be deemed "not minimally qualified," and you will not be referred for further consideration.
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.
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: https://www.uspsoig.gov/frequently-asked-questions
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 resumes 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.
A panel of subject matter experts will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure that you meet qualifications required for this position. You will no longer be considered for this position if you: receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor; fail to attach all required documentation; if your application materials indicate that you are not minimally-qualified for this position; or if you fail to qualify on the interview. A 2-part structured interview will be conducted for the top rated applicants. Part 1 will include a 1-way video interview. For part 2, top rated candidates will be invited to participate in a panel interview. Once all applicant scores are finalized, the selecting official will make a final decision.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
You must submit all required documents by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of this announcement.
1. RESUME (NOTE: NOT TO EXCEED 5 PAGES). When completing your online application or uploading your resume, you must categorize it as a "Resume" document.
2. COVER LETTER (NOTE: NOT TO EXCEED ONE (1) PAGE). Explain your interest and readiness for the job of Inspection Service Audit Director.
3. PERFORMANCE REVIEW (MOST RECENT AND MUST INCLUDE NARRATIVE & SCORING SECTIONS). Performance appraisal dated within the past 12 months.
4. 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. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS which may include:
- Transcriptsfrom 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. For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
- 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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This job is open to
Federal employees – Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Federal employees – Excepted service
Current excepted service federal employees.
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
All U.S. Citizens and Current Federal Competitive Service – Current Career United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General, United States Postal Service and United States Postal Inspection Service will not be considered or selected from this vacancy announcement.