The Office of Audit is responsible for conducting and supervising audits relating to the Department of Labor's programs and operations; recommending policies for activities designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of the Department's programs and operations; and preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in these programs and operations.
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- Supervises a staff of DOL auditors and/or program analysts, and related positions in grades GS 5 through GS 13; and manages, coordinates and integrates a number of concurrent complex audits which may be nationwide in scope, cross regional boundaries and result in recommended changes to legislation or regulations. The incumbent (a) works with team leaders and Auditors in Charge (AIC's) in determining the scope of audit, developing and adjusting audit guides when necessary to meet special or unusual circumstances; (b) participates in closeout audit conferences with auditees (city, county, state and/or DOL officials) to present the findings developed during the course of the audit; (c) develops clear, cohesive audit reports in conjunction with the audit team based on the audit work performed and arranges for independent review of reports to be signed by the Audit Director. (d) Performs the final technical review of work papers and draft audit reports to determine whether both meet DOL reporting standards and are acceptable for signature or approval by the Audit Director.
- Carries out personnel and audit management responsibilities.
- Recognizes significant trends that may have future impact on audit procedures and audit programs.
- Makes adjustments to audit procedures and audit programs after careful consideration of all facts so that corrective factors can be made for the achievement of audit goals.
- Provides audit-related testimony at hearings and court proceedings involving local and Federal criminal and civil prosecutor initiatives. Provides expert advice and testimony at Administrative Law Judge hearings.
Occasional travel – Subject to travel of 20% or greater.
14 – The position is at the full performance level
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship and must have a valid driver's license.
- Subject to frequent travel.
- Financial disclosure required.
- Requires a 1 year supervisory probationary period if one has not been met.
- Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.
Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
You may not be aware, but in the regulations for agency ethics programs, there are requirements for supervisors. Section 2638.103 of Title 5 of the CFR states:
Every supervisor in the executive branch has a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. It is imperative that supervisors serve as models of ethical behavior for subordinates. Supervisors have a responsibility to help ensure that subordinates are aware of their ethical obligations under the Standards of Conduct and that subordinates know how to contact agency ethics officials. Supervisors are also responsible for working with agency ethics officials to help resolve conflicts of interests and enforce government ethics laws and regulations, including those requiring certain employees to file financial disclosure reports. In addition, supervisors are responsible, when requested, for assisting agency ethics officials in evaluating potential conflicts of interest and identifying positions subject to financial disclosure requirements.
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal Service.
Specialized experience may include, but is not limited to, planning, performing, and managing performance audits or overseeing contractors performing audits of agency operations; contributing to the preparation of an annual risk assessment or audit workplan; serving as a technical expert solving complex technical audit questions and issues; ensuring audits are completed within prescribed timelines and have the proper resources; preparing, reviewing and approving draft audit reports for content, technical competency, and audit standards; making and coordinating audit assignments among team leaders and audit team members; preparing and evaluating audit programs; making and closing out recommendations to agencies; ensuring employee performance plans are aligned with the organization's mission and goals; and providing feedback and administrative guidance on performance plans.
- This position will not be filled until the Department's Placement Assistance Programs have been fully utilized.
- No Relocation or Permanent Change of Station Incentives will be offered.
- No Recruitment Incentives will be offered
- This position is outside the bargaining unit.
- Multiple selections will be made from this announcement.
- This position is telework eligible based on managements' determination.
- Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level.
A. Degree: auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration or accounting.
B. Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in Performance Auditing, or an equivalent combination of performance auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional auditing knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
1. A certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor or a Certified Public Accountant, obtained through written examination; or
2. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in auditing or accounting, e.g., 15 semester hours.
DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.
Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP / CTAP , you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 to reflect that you are applying as a ICTAP or CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) – All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:
Building Coalitions and Communications – Explains, advocates, and expresses facts and ideas to negotiate with or convince others to work toward common goals; develops a professional network with other organizations and effectively represents an organizational unit and its work to others.
Business Acumen – Acquires and administers human, financial, material, information, and resources in a manner that instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission.
Leading Change – Develops and implements an organizational vision that integrates key national and/or program goals, priorities, values, and other factors; balances change and continuity while creating a work environment that encourages creative thinking and improved customer service and program performance.
Leading People – Designs and implements strategies that maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.
Results Driven – Makes timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning, performance measurement, continuous improvement, and implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.
Audit – Knowledge of government auditing standards (GAS) and generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) for conducting financial and performance audits, and attestations specified in GAS.
The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc.). The examining Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the OHR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.
To preview questions please click here .
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)
Trust determination process
The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents.
The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):
ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility.
*WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.
– Resume are required to provide a resume by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of your choosing. Cover letters are optional. To receive full consideration for relevant and specialized experience, please list month, year, and the number of work hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to the vacancy questionnaire.
– Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted. If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended. Applies to current and former Federal employees.
– Land Management Eligibles: a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-328. For more information, click here .
– Unofficial Transcript(s) (in English) – submit if using education as a basis for qualifying for this position. If so, you must submit all applicable academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements (ex. BA/BS, MA, JD, PHD, etc). If specific course work is required to qualify, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit.
You may upload your transcript(s) as one document (3 MB size limit). If over 3 MB, please submit via fax feature.
OFFICIAL Transcripts MUST BE RECEIVED prior to selection and report date. Reference the "Education Section" for College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education.
The following documents are required if applicable:
– Displaced Employee Placement Documents – Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP / CTAP Eligibility.
– DD-214 – verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 and 2 are acceptable vs. Copy 1 which is not acceptable to adjudicate veteran's preference)
Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents
– Applicants who are eligible for consideration, and wish to be considered, under one of the following non-competitive hiring authorities must submit appropriate documentation (click on the links below to see the documentation requirements):
(a) Persons with Severe Disabilities (SCHEDULE A)
(b) 30% or More Compensable Disabled Veterans (DAV)
(c) Former Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) OR Current or Former Peace Corps Employees (PCE)
(d) Military Spouses (MISP)
– Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.
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.