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Auditor (Performance)

Passionate about performance, enterprise risk management and public service? Join us as an Auditor (Performance) and help protect public health! Location negotiable after selection. Telework eligible. Closes 6/17/21. Limited to the first 150 applications. Salary: $92,143-$146,120/yr
 
IMPORTANT: This job has a U.S. location negotiable after selection. You must be a US Citizen or US National to apply for this position.

No applications will be reviewed using Handshake. You MUST apply using USAJobs via this announcement link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603420400. Full information about the position and its requirements/documentation is in the announcement link.
 
This position is in the Office of Planning, Analysis and Risk Management (OPARM), Enterprise Risk and Planning Staff (ERPS). OPARM oversees FSIS strategic planning, evaluations, surveys, enterprise risk management, internal controls, data collection and visualization, reporting, integration, and analysis. The incumbent conducts critical analyses of FSIS programs to help FSIS achieve its public health objectives and ensure programs are managed with integrity and in compliance with Federal laws.
 
Responsibilities
  • Conduct performance reviews of programs.
  • Conduct analysis to identify enterprise risk.
  • Develop risk mitigation strategies.
  • Provide solutions to enterprise risk and internal control program implementation.
  • Evaluate regulatory compliance standards for internal controls and enterprise risk.
 
This Job Is Open To:
NOTE: Additional documentation is required if you claim any of the authorities above. See the full vacancy announcement for details.
 
Benefits
As Federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your career very rewarding. Learn more
 
Agency Contact
Kristina Pasalich: 612-659-8619 | kristina.pasalich@usda.gov
 
Food Safety and Inspection Service
1400 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20250


Travel Required: Occasional
 
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. See full vacancy announcement for all conditions of employment.
 
Qualifications
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement, including time-in-grade restrictions and specialized experience, as defined.
 
To meet the minimum qualifications for this job series, you must (1) meet the Individual Occupational Requirement outlined in the Education section of this announcement, (2) provide a copy of transcripts for verification as detailed under Required Documents in the announcement.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS FOR MERIT PROMOTION APPLICANTS:
Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-12 is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level. (Must submit a non-award SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade.)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must meet the basic education requirements for the job series and demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience. To qualify at the GS-13 level, you must have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that includes at least 4 of the following:
  1. Interpreting laws, regulations, and standards to measure compliance.
  2. Extracting data to conduct analysis of internal control performance reviews.
  3. Developing techniques to evaluate program performance results.
  4. Developing reports for briefings and presentations to senior leaders.
  5. Advising programs on how to improve internal controls to mitigate risk.
  6. Composing policies and procedures that govern program or organizational activities.

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
Basic Requirements for Performance Auditors
A. Degree: auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration or accounting.
-OR-
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.

View the Individual Occupation Requirement for this series.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.
 
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below:
  • Auditing
  • Creative Thinking
  • Internal Controls
  • Project Management
  • Reading
  • Risk Management
 
Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Non-Competitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred.

Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.


Required Documents
Refer to the full vacancy announcement for required documents.
Also see announcement for background checks and security clearance information.
 
How to Apply
Please read the entire announcement and the instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. The following instructions outline our application process.

You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically via USAJobs. We are available to assist you during normal business hours. Applying online is highly encouraged. If applying online poses a hardship, please contact our office for an alternate method. All electronic and hardship application packages with supporting documents must be complete to be considered.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
 
See announcement to learn how to apply. Follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents.
 
Alternative Methods for Applying: If you are unable to apply using the internet, please fax your request for an application package along with your name and mailing address to 1-833-840-9219.
 
Next Steps
Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log into your USAJOBS account to check your status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications.

Fair & Transparent
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. See announcement for EEO and disability employment and reasonable accommodation policies and how to contact an Agency.


Diversity Spotlight


The most valuable asset in our workforce is our employees, and it is for this reason that we are fully committed to ensuring that the workplace is inclusive of all cultures and backgrounds. We are also committed to attaining and maintaining a highly talented and diverse workforce, because we know that workforce diversity enhances our ability to successfully develop effective solutions to today's challenges. In addition, we believe that providing employees with the opportunities, tools, and support they need will enable them to develop to their fullest potential. Making diversity and inclusion a part of how we do business assists us in becoming stronger and more inclusive. Further, the ability to deliver high-quality services to customers is undeniably linked to sustaining an organizational culture that protects and empowers the voices of all employees and leverages the diverse talent of all of our human resources. As such, we ensure that diversity is considered in all Agency practices, including but not limited to:
  • Recruitment and outreach,
  • Professional development and training opportunities,
  • Social and recreational programs, and
  • The establishment of workgroups and committees.

In accordance with Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) law, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations, and Agency policies, FSIS is prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), mental or physical disability, age, protected genetic information, marital or parental status, political beliefs, or reprisal for prior EEO activity.

FSIS is an equal opportunity employer and provider.