<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />JOB DESCRIPTION: Performance Auditors perform independent assessments of Agency policy, programs, and operations. They gather and analyze information, identify areas for improvement, draft findings and recommendations, and prepare reports. These auditors carry out activities in accordance with Agency and NGA Office of Inspector General (OIG) guidance, Government auditing standards, and other applicable requiremen<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The NGA OIG Audit Division conducts independent, objective audits and other reviews of NGA programs and operations and makes recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of NGA policies, programs, and operations. The OIG Audit Division is seeking a Performance Auditor to research, plan, and conduct performance audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards with minimal supervision. This individual will have an opportunity to participate in all aspects of the audit cycle from development of an annual audit plan through follow-up on recommendations. This individual must have a strong ethical commitment to ensure the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of NGA programs; have knowledge of the theory, concepts, practices, and techniques of government auditing; be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team environment; and have good oral and written communication skills. This position is non-supervisory.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Occasional Travel Required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 3 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>US Citizenship is required.</li> <li>Designated or Random Drug Testing required.</li> <li>Security Investigation</li> </ul> <br /><br />SPECIAL INFO:<br />As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards. <br /><br />- U.S. Citizenship Required<br /> – Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)<br /> – Polygraph Test Required<br /> – Position Subject to Drug Testing<br /> – Two Year Probationary Period<br /> – Direct Deposit Required<br /><br />SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:<br />You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.<br /><br />Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.<br /><br />NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices. <br /><br />This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in our ERecruit application.<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement: <br /><br />1. Demonstrated performance auditing experience. 2. Demonstrated ability to examine information and apply analytical and critical thinking skills to identify problems and deficiencies and uncover root causes. 3. Demonstrated experience writing audit findings. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field such as Business Administration, Finance, or Public Administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework in Accounting or Auditing. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: At least 4 years of experience in Accounting or Auditing, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college work is equivalent to one year of experience. The applicant's background must also include one of the following: 1. A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours in Accounting or Auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; 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, e.g., 15 semester (22 quarter) hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in Accounting or Auditing, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.<br /><br />DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired: <br /><br />1. Demonstrated ability to respond well to shifting priorities. 2. Decision quality – demonstrated ability to use knowledge and experience to look at a situation objectively, setting aside any biases, to form conclusions and determine the best solution. 3. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of a team.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Applicants are not required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. THE COVER LETTER IS RECOMMENDED BUT IS NOT REQUIRED FOR EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION WITH THE NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.<br /><br />APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages: 1) All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria, 2) Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates, 3) Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process. Military retiree applicants, if selected, may be impacted by the 180-day appointment restrictions of DODI 1402.01. HD personnel will provide additional information if applicable. Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted. As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards. In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http: www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.) All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at recruitmentnga.mil. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Sensitive Compartmented Information <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />None <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.