Auditor - Human Resources & Support Directorate

Job Number: 
21-81-11110935-JD
Grade: 
GG-12/13
Location: 
Bethesda, MD
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 28, 2021
Brief Description: 

For the GS 12/13 equivalent level the successful candidate must have at least four (4) years' experience conducting financial, program and/or performance audits. This must include activities such as: (1) providing technical advice and expert guidance on audit related issues (e.g., ensuring compliance with financial or governmental regulatory environment); (2) developing policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of a program, performance, or financial audit program; (3) communicating and corroborating with senior leaders and other external audit agencies; (4) recommending adoption of new or enhanced approaches to program, performance, or financial audit products or services to increase efficiencies; (5) identifying agency risk areas (Enterprise Risk Management) to plan for meaningful and value-added audits for the organization.The successful candidate must be highly motivated and specifically demonstrate experience and skill in conducting financial, program, or performance audits.Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations at the GS-12 equivalent level.The employee participates in and makes contributions to management decisions in assigned program areas. Applies a wide range of audit evaluation concepts, laws, policies, practices, analytical, and diagnostic methods and techniques to address substantive technical issues or problems characterized by complex, controversial, and/or sensitive matters that contain several inter-related issues.

  • Performs all necessary functions of an audit, individually and as a member of an audit team, with limited oversight in accordance with OIG policies and procedures and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.
  • Plans audits by considering organization objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and external regulations; identifying risk areas; preparing audit scope and objectives.
  • Develops individual audit programs and plans including functional responsibilities; specific project assignments; audit objectives and requirements; advanced field work knowledge, skills and abilities; references; formats for data display and reports; and special instructions covering contingencies.
  • Ensures audit plans address the objectives and provide a clear path for developing convincing findings and actionable recommendations.
  • Executes data collection efforts, ensuring that evidence collected is reliable, sufficient, relevant, and properly documented in the project work papers.
  • Reviews and interprets complex documents such as financial documents, policies, standard operating procedures, and contracts to determine accuracy in accordance with procedures, internal directives and regulatory requirements.
  • Selects and applies appropriate quantitative and qualitative analytical methods and tools to collect, arrange, process, and present data, develop conclusions; and make recommendations.
  • Uses critical thinking, data analytics, and applied logic to discern meaning of and interpret data, identify risks, evaluate strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, develop novel approaches to problems, and reach insightful conclusions.
  • Produces audit documentation such as internal review reports, management agreements, followup assessment reports, findings, corrective and preventive action plans, internal review scopes of work, policies, standard operating procedures, process flow charts, and work instructions, to effectively communicate to internal and external stakeholders.

Program Analyst - Human Resources & Support Directorate

Job Number: 
21-82-11110991-JD
Grade: 
GG-12/13
Location: 
Bethesda, MD
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 28, 2021
Brief Description: 

For the GS 12/13 equivalent level the successful candidate must have at least four (4) years' experience conducting financial, program and/or performance audits. This must include activities such as: (1) providing technical advice and expert guidance on audit related issues (e.g., ensuring compliance with financial or governmental regulatory environment); (2) developing policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of a program, performance, or financial audit program; (3) communicating and corroborating with senior leaders and other external audit agencies; (4) recommending adoption of new or enhanced approaches to program, performance, or financial audit products or services to increase efficiencies; (5) identifying agency risk areas (Enterprise Risk Management) to plan for meaningful and value-added audits for the organization.The successful candidate must be highly motivated and specifically demonstrate experience and skill in conducting financial, program, or performance audits.Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations at the GS-12 equivalent level.The employee participates in and makes contributions to management decisions in assigned program areas. Applies a wide range of audit evaluation concepts, laws, policies, practices, analytical, and diagnostic methods and techniques to address substantive technical issues or problems characterized by complex, controversial, and/or sensitive matters that contain several inter-related issues.

  • Performs all necessary functions of an audit, individually and as a member of an audit team, with limited oversight in accordance with OIG policies and procedures and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.
  • Plans audits by considering organization objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and external regulations; identifying risk areas; preparing audit scope and objectives.
  • Develops individual audit programs and plans including functional responsibilities; specific project assignments; audit objectives and requirements; advanced field work knowledge, skills and abilities; references; formats for data display and reports; and special instructions covering contingencies.
  • Ensures audit plans address the objectives and provide a clear path for developing convincing findings and actionable recommendations.
  • Executes data collection efforts, ensuring that evidence collected is reliable, sufficient, relevant, and properly documented in the project work papers.
  • Reviews and interprets complex documents such as financial documents, policies, standard operating procedures, and contracts to determine accuracy in accordance with procedures, internal directives and regulatory requirements.
  • Selects and applies appropriate quantitative and qualitative analytical methods and tools to collect, arrange, process, and present data, develop conclusions; and make recommendations.
  • Uses critical thinking, data analytics, and applied logic to discern meaning of and interpret data, identify risks, evaluate strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, develop novel approaches to problems, and reach insightful conclusions.
  • Produces audit documentation such as internal review reports, management agreements, followup assessment reports, findings, corrective and preventive action plans, internal review scopes of work, policies, standard operating procedures, process flow charts, and work instructions, to effectively communicate to internal and external stakeholders.

Audit Director / Audit Evaluator Director - Inspection Service Team

Job Number: 
21-86-11113680-JD
Grade: 
GS-15 Equivalent (Director Band)
Location: 
Arlington, Virginia
Closing Date: 
Monday, May 24, 2021
Brief Description: 

The employee manages and directs the activities of staff engaged in performing audits and reviews that examine how the Postal Service's activities, organization, and policies relate to its strategic vision and mission. Audits focus on the Postal Inspection Service.Responsibilities include planning and assigning work; collaborating with peers and subordinates to assure effective advisory services; and otherwise ensuring continuous progress toward stated goals.

  • Demonstrated ability to strategically plan audit work: stay abreast of critical issues that may affect the Postal Service, Law Enforcement, industry partners and other OIGs to support audit planning, make informed decisions, and support organizational goals.
  • Clearly and concisely communicates to include proactively keeping OIG leadership informed of key information and also relaying information to staff and the auditee. Exercises sound judgement and critical thinking to identify which issues merit escalation.
  • Plans and oversees the conduct of complex audits, evaluations, reviews, surveys or other analytical processes. Reviews and approves the purpose, scope, and audit approach of each audit project.
  • Ensures audit projects meet professional standards in planning and execution and in the accumulation of evidentiary data. Also ensures approved audit objectives are met and that adequate practical coverage is achieved.
  • Reviews and edits audit reports, and discusses the reports with appropriate management. Presents oral briefings to management. Written products, including briefing papers, require minimal revision.
  • Accumulates data, maintains records, and prepares reports on the administration of audit projects and other assigned activities. Assists in evaluation of overall audit results.
  • Leads by example to bring about a shared understanding of job objectives, roles, and report messages by facilitating job related meetings and coaching others when necessary. Proactively coaches, mentors, and develops staff. Accomplishes results by communicating job expectations; monitoring and appraising job results; addressing performance issues; and providing actionable feedback and career development opportunities.
  • Represents the Office of Inspector General in meetings with high level officials from the United States Postal Service, other agencies, vendors, and members of external organizations. Responsibilities include presenting results of assessments and studies (which may be complex or controversial), and influencing approval and implementation of agency wide solutions and plans.
  • Assures implementation by subordinate staff of the goals and objectives of the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General. Determines goals and objectives that need additional emphasis; develops measures that evaluate performance; makes recommendations for program improvement; and manages all resources as agency assets.
  • Identifies and resolves, as applicable, unique issues where no policy exists, taking innovative actions to address new needs and/or issues.
  • Furthers the Equal Opportunity Program, including assuring equal opportunity for all subordinate employees in recruitment, selection, promotion, training, awards, assignments, discipline, and special program objectives.
  • Practices sound position management when assigning work, combining/separating duties, establishing and abolishing positions, and in fulfilling other human resource management duties and responsibilities.

Criminal Investigator - PAFO

Job Number: 
21-74-11098856-DR
Grade: 
Journey
Location: 
Long Beach, Los Angeles, Riverside or Santa Clarita, CA
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 21, 2021
Brief Description: 

The USPS OIG is seeking a highly qualified applicant to fill our Criminal Investigator position within the Office of Investigation, Pacific Area Field Office Team located in Long Beach, Los Angeles, Riverside or Santa Clarita, CA. The successful candidate must have experience in planning, conducting and/or leading complex federal criminal, civil and administrative investigations.

Student Cooperative for OGC (PAID)

Job Number: 
2021-78-11108641-PC
Grade: 
Administrative Band
Location: 
Arlington, Virginia
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Brief Description: 

The USPS OIG is seeking two students enrolled in ABA accredited law schools at the 2L or 3L level to fill Student Cooperative (PAID) positions in the Office of General Counsel. The positions are located in Arlington, VA. Successful candidates will be authorized to telework nationwide temporarily but will be required to report to the Arlington, VA office when ordinary office operations resume. The successful candidate will research and otherwise assist attorneys who advise on audits, investigations, ethics, employment, litigation, contracts, federal appropriations, and other matters that arise in the Office of Inspector General. The successful Student Co-op may be eligible for continuous employment throughout the year, while enrolled in school. 

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