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Office of Personnel Management Lead Auditor (Performance) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary As a Lead Auditor (Performance) at the GS-0511-14, you will be part of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Evaluations and Inspections, Office of Personnel Management. If selected, you will serve as a performance auditor within the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Office of Evaluations (OE). Responsibilities - Conducts/oversees audits/evaluations in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards and the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation. - Obtains sufficient reliable evidence through inspection, observation, inquiries, and work samples to establish whether the activity is adhering to prescribed regulations, and policies and procedures. - Develops individual audit/evaluation plans. The plan covers in detail the functional responsibilities, specific project assignments, objectives and requirements, references, formats for data display and reports, and special instructions covering contingencies. - Analyzes the findings, requests additional information, consolidates reports, and prepares preliminary draft reports on the findings. Presents findings, explains the significance of conclusions, justifies recommendations, and answers questions on planning and methodologies. - Independently conducts audits/evaluations and oversees team members that are evaluating OPM programs, activities, and/or functions to assess compliance with program laws, regulations, and the effectiveness of internal controls; and the efficiency, economy, and effectiveness of operations and systems. - Provides technical guidance, assistance, mentoring, and feedback to less experienced team members, reviews work-in-progress and completed work, and assists in the on- the-job training of newly hired auditors. - Determines areas of high risk to be focused on during the projects. Based on preliminary review, modifies the plan, if necessary, by changing areas of emphasis and devising new approaches and methodologies as determined by the analysis or risk assessment of the program areas - Discusses and explains objectives, issues, findings, and recommendations with designated management officials. Develops work papers to document the audit/evaluation process and results. Prepares written reports of activities which describe objectives and related conclusions, deficiencies, and recommendations for corrective action. - Conducts/oversees audits/evaluations of OPM programs and any related projects initiated by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE). - Coaches the team in the selection and application of appropriate problem-solving methods and techniques. Coaches, facilitates, and/or negotiates in coordinating team initiatives. - Identifies, distributes, and balances workload and tasks among employees to ensure timely accomplishment of tasks. Monitors and reports on the status and progress of work and reviews completed work to ensure that deadlines and quality have been met. - Articulates team assignments, projects, and problems to be solved, along with deadlines and time frames for completion of work. Maintains program and administrative reference materials and makes them available to team members. Maintains current knowledge of the profession in order to answer questions from team members. - Researches, learns, and applies a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to identify, assess, analyze, and improve team effectiveness, efficiency, and work products. Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a U.S. Citizen or National Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation May be required to successfully complete a probationary period This position is not eligible for inclusion in a bargaining unit Qualifications Basic Requirements for Performance Auditors Degree: auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration or accounting. or 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: A certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor or a Certified Public Accountant, obtained through written examination; or Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in auditing or accounting, e.g., 15 semester hours. For the GS 14: You must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level (or equivalent) with the Counsel of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation (Blue Book-2020) or the Government Accountability Office Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book -2021) related to planning and conducting evaluation/audits studies which address the effectiveness and efficiency of programs; leading a team conducting interviews and other direct personal interaction during evaluations studies /audits; and preparing plans, reports, and other documents in connection with evaluation studies/audits? Note: Your resume must fully and clearly support this experience. Merit promotion applicants must meet the time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. One year at the GS-13 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-14 level. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education This position has a basic education requirement listed under the Qualifications section of this announcement. Additional Information This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OPM. During the application process you will have an option to opt-in to make your resume available to hiring managers in the agency who have similar positions. Opting in does not impact your application for this announcement, nor does it guarantee further consideration for additional positions. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements visit the following websites: Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses Other Special Appointment Authorities Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information,