<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The Office of Audit (OA) is responsible for conducting and supervising audits related 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.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Reviews, writes, edits and proofreads narrative and numerical data to help lead and guide audit teams to generate discussion, utilization, and final audit reports and other products. Works closely with audit teams in the field nationwide in defining the message of each audit report results. Examples of these other products include OA's portion of the Semiannual Report to Congress and top management challenges, as well as standard operating procedures for audit teams.</li> <li>Ensures that products communicate clearly, convincingly, and tactfully. Analyzes draft products to identify and remove obstacles to clear, convincing, and tactful communication, such as: faulty reasoning; poor organization of evidence provided as support for conclusions stated; lack of enough evidence to prove or support stated conclusions or gaps in logic or evidence.</li> <li>Ensures that reports, documents and correspondence are well written, appropriate in tone and style, professional in format and appearance, consistent with current OA policies and practices, error free, and otherwise meet the high standards set forth for written documents.</li> <li>Performs necessary research and validation of facts required to ensure accuracy and consistency with policy and program directions.</li> <li>Maintains technical expertise throughout professional and technical changes and evolution in the design and production of written products, particularly in respect to electronic publishing systems, to take advantage of new techniques in typesetting, editing, design, printing, and other related areas.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Maybe required to travel 1 to 5 nights per month.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 – There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the need for an employee promoted to the higher level, and supervisory approval. <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.</li> <li>Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.</li> <li>Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.</li> </ul> <br /><br />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. <br /><br />Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50. <br /><br />Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements. <br /><br /><strong>- Permanent Change of Station funds (PCS) will not be offered. </strong><br /><br /><strong>- Relocation Incentive may be offered.</strong><br /><br /><strong>- This position is outside the bargaining unit.</strong><br /><br /><strong>- This position will not be filled until the Department's Placement Assistance Programs have been fully utilized.</strong><br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-11, in the Federal Service. <br /><br />Specialized experience for this position includes the following:<br /> <ul> <li>Experience in composing documents or correspondence involving non-technical or technical information. Proofreading or editing non-technical or technical writing of others.</li> <li>Experience in preparing written materials that are accurate, clear, logical, well organized, and understandable and contain proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling.</li> <li>Experience planning, developing and editing written materials for a variety of audiences.</li> <li>Experience using written communications, to improve existing communications for an organization.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience at the GS-12 level.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />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. <br /><br />Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50. <br /><br />Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES <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 />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 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.<br /><br />Evaluation Factors (Competencies) – All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:<br /><br /><strong>Knowledge of Governmental Administration and Management:</strong> Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating administrative and management systems, processes, and procedures.<br /><br /><strong>Technology Application: </strong>As appropriate, teaches, instructs, or mentors others in the use of agency computer hardware and software applications.<br /><br /><strong>Interpersonal Skills:</strong> Shows understanding, professionalism, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.<br /><br /><strong>Oral Communication:</strong> Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately<br /><br /><strong>Problem Solving: </strong> Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.<br /><br /><strong>Self-Management: </strong>Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior. <br /><br /><strong>Writing:</strong> Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience.<br /><br />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). <strong>The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.</strong><br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. <strong>Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.</strong> Also, do not upload password protected documents. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document. <br /><br /><strong>The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):</strong><br /><br /><strong>ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE?</strong> 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. <br /><br />*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. <br /><br />- 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. <br /><br />- 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 . <br /><br /><strong>The following documents are required if applicable:</strong><br /><br />- Displaced Employee Placement Documents – Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP / CTAP Eligibility.<br /><br />- 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)<br /><br />- 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):<br /><br />(a) Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) <br />(b) Persons with Severe Disabilities (SCHEDULE A) <br />(c) 30% or More Compensably Disabled Veterans (DAV) <br />(d) Former Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) OR Current or Former Peace Corps Employees (PCE) <br />(e) Military Spouses (MISP)<br />(f) Other<br /><br />- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted<br /><br />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. <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.