Auditor

Auditing

GS-0511

Position Overview

American taxpayers entrust billions of dollars each year to the Department of the Interior. Financial management experts of all types help DOI meet its mission in the most efficient and fiscally responsible way possible, enabling DOI to accomplish the many tasks necessary to manage and protect the public lands of our vast nation.

This position is represented at the following bureaus

Bureau of Reclamation
Department of the Interior Offices
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Candidate Description

The ideal candidate can work effectively as part of a team, applying his/her knowledge of accounting and auditing to support varied resource management activities and operations. Effective analytical, writing and systems skills are necessary.

Work Environment

Mostly indoors, in an office setting.

Minimum Education Requirements

Please see the Individual Occupation Requirements and the Professional and Scientific Positions Group Qualification Standard on the OPM websites.

Career Level Requirements

Responsibilities by Level

  • Journey:

    • Planning, developing and coordinating complex audits
    • Developing and interpreting audit-related polices, procedures or guidance
    • Summarizing findings and results of audits

  • Senior:

    • Overseeing auditing programs
    • Advising and briefing top management officials
    • Developing high level recommendations, initiatives or policies

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Strengths by Level

Journey 12-13
Senior 14-15
  • Accountability
    Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.
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    Senior 14-15
  • Attention to Detail
    Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
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    Senior 14-15
  • Interpersonal Skills
    Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.
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    Senior 14-15
  • Oral Communication
    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.
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    Journey 12-13
    Senior 14-15
  • Problem Solving
    Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
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    Journey 12-13
    Senior 14-15
  • Reasoning
    Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.
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    Senior 14-15
  • Self-Management
    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.
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    Journey 12-13
    Senior 14-15
  • Teamwork
    Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
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    Senior 14-15
  • Technical Competence
    Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
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    Journey 12-13
    Senior 14-15
  • Writing
    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.
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    Journey 12-13
    Senior 14-15

Common Pathways

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29%

Miscellaneous Administration and Program

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