Supervisory Auditor

US Government Other Agencies and Independent Organizations
Full time Full day
Washington, DC

  • Duties




This position is located in the Office of Inspector General (OIG). Under the direction of the Assistant Inspector General for Audits (AIGA), the Supervisory Auditor provides oversight to OIG auditors and independent public accounting firms in support of OIG audit operations affecting programs and operations for the purpose of promoting economy and efficiency in the administration.

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  • Provides professional leadership and operational and administrative direction to assigned staff and develops staff objectivity and fairness when conducting audits, evaluations and reviews and preparing reports.

  • Conducts audits in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards and generally accepted accounting principles issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants or policies and Council of Integrity and Governmental Efficiency (CIGIE) Quality Standards for Inspections and Evaluations.

  • Conducts and/or coordinate audits, evaluations and reviews associated with operational activities carried out or financed by CNCS and activities of grantees and subgrantees to promote economy and efficiency and prevent and detect fraud, waste or abuse in its programs and operations.

  • Maintains professional knowledge of Office of Management & Budget (OMB) and the Government Accounting Office (GAO) policies, standards, regulations and guidelines.

  • Ensures the integrity of CNCS programs and personnel and the administration of its affairs by coordinating, and/or conducting audits, reviews and evaluations relating to internal CNCS programs and operations, and those of state government entities, non-profit entities, and other organizations that receive grant funds from CNCS.

  • Develops new tools and systems to execute audit and accounting principles and incorporate general knowledge audit processes of government to better accomplish the agency mission.

  • Acquires a thorough knowledge of CNCS operations and programs, missions, goals, and organizational structures.

  • Serves as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) to oversee Certified Public Accounting firms performing audits and evaluations of CNCS, its grantees and sub-grantees for the OIG under task orders and contracts.

  • Prepares, revises and edits reports to the agency and the public regarding findings and recommendations issued in audits, evaluations and reviews. Monitors disposition of report findings to ensure proper resolution.

  • Recommends changes in CNCS regulations, policies, and procedures to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse and improve efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Coordinates with the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, the Counsel to the Inspector General, and the audit and investigative staff to ensure cross-disciplinary collaboration in accomplishing the goals and objectives of CNCS-OIG.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0511 Auditing

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen

  • A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees

  • Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade

  • Must be telework ready

  • Satisfactory completion of a background investigation


Applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the upper-range of the NY-03 pay band, which would be at or equivalent to, the GS-13 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized must demonstrate the following:

(a)supervising and managing audits;

(b) providing oversight during the application of audit techniques and applicable audit standards issued by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) or like offices;

(c) serving as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) to oversee Independent Public Accounting Firms performing audits and evaluations internal to an agency, its grantees, and sub-grantees for the department; and

(d) developing new tools and systems to execute audit and accounting principles to better accomplish the agency mission.

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 can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant's resume.


In addition to meeting the specialized experience identified, all applicants must meet the Basic Requirement listed below.All applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

A. Completion of a degree in accounting or a related field, such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting (identified as accounting and/or auditing). The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (An unofficial transcript must be submitted).


B. A minimum of 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. In addition, I have completed 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses, which may include up to 6 hours of business law. (An unofficial transcript must be submitted).


C. A minimum of 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. In addition, a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination. (If you select this option, you must submit a copy of your certificate or other proof of these credentials showing that they are unexpired, You must also submit an unofficial transcript).


D. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement listed in response (A) above, however, I have successfully worked at the GS-14 level or equivalent, in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining. I understand that a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors will review my qualifications to determine that I have 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 and, except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, my education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements. (An unofficial transcript must be submitted).

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