Headquarters, NASA Supervisory Auditor in United States
Summary This position is for a Performance Auditor. The incumbent of this position serves as a project manager and plans and conducts complex analyses, audits, evaluations and reviews of NASA programs, projects and operations to evaluate the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of program and functional operations; determine compliance with applicable laws and regulation; and/or evaluate the adequacy of internal controls. Responsibilities Manages overall audit operations, policy development, and quality assurance functions for the Office of Audits to ensure NASA meets stated goals; determines measures to improve operational services, personnel, and organization resources. Proposes innovative audit ideas and products. Ensures audit reports and supporting working papers are accurate, timely, and in compliance with applicable regulations. Manages audit software (TeamMate) support for audit teams and oversees audit recommendation tracking, monetary savings, and audit performance tracking. Performs complex analyses of highly unstructured problems related to policy options and issues; resource allocation and decision modeling; cost/benefit analysis; statistical methods; and various applications to specific public policy topics. Resolves critical problems and provides expert analysis and advice on a wide variety of program issues, identifies relevant topics for review, and makes recommendations to improve Agency program management. Leads teams by promoting teamwork and motivating staff to work collaboratively to achieve high levels of synergy to optimize audit products. Supervises staff; including performance evaluation, skill and competency assessment, and other routine personnel actions such as leave, travel, and training approval. Holds employees accountable for performance through constructive feedback. Prepares and guides others in creating written documents that are accurate, well organized, concise, and understandable (including detailed oversight, policy analysis, and performance management reports) for complex subject matter. Directs the capture, analysis, and reporting of agency performance. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In order to qualify for the Supervisory Auditor position, you must meet the following time in grade requirements and minimum qualifications: TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-13 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-14 level. (Please submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. If your eligibility for both merit promotion and/or time-in-grade cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible. Please see Required Documents for additional information). Time-in-grade requirements also apply to VEOA applicants having held a GS position in the past year. AND You must meet the Basic Requirement through one of the methods described below. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet one of the following. A. Degree: A bachelor's or higher degree in 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: 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. NOTE: Applicants must submit a copy of their transcripts and/or certifications. AND In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement, you must have Specialized Experience as described below. FOR THE GS-14 LEVEL: Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one or more full-time years (12-months) of specialized work experience, equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, performing the following duties: (1) Supervising, leading or serving as a project manager of teams performing complex audits; integrating organizational missions into team strategies; and managing assigned teams on milestones, program issues and deadlines; (2) analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of program and project operations in meeting established goals and objectives; (3) research skills related to advanced financial, political, and data analysis, ethics, and general management and leadership; (4) leading comprehensive reviews of program/project/organizational efficiency and productivity and recommending changes or improvements in organization, staffing, work methods, and procedures; (5) preparing complex written documents (including substantial, detailed audit, policy analysis, and/or performance evaluation reports) that provide authoritative findings, guidance, and recommendations to a wide range of audiences and in accordance with professional standards that affect the overall efficiency and economy of programs and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines; and (6) presenting written and oral communication in a clear, accurate, and professional manner. (Your resume must CLEARLY demonstrate this experience) Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here. Education ARE YOU USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Applicants can verify accreditation by clicking here. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. (Note: If you are selected for this position based on education, an official transcript will be required, prior to your first day.) You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR 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. For further information, click here. Translated transcripts are required. Additional Information This position is open to current NASA OIG employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and NASA term employees who have term conversion eligibility. You must meet the requirements and submit documentation to support eligibility with application to be considered. See "Required Documents" section to determine proof needed to be submitted. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified. Federal employees seeking CTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS system will ask you to identify your CTAP eligibility; If you desire to be eligible for CTAP, you must submit proof that you meet the requirements (see the "Required Documents" section for documents required to be submitted as proof). Qualified NASA term employees who have term conversion eligibility under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 will be referred and considered equally with other NASA permanent employees under internal competitive placement procedures. Identification of promotion potential in this position does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher level duties. NASA OIG prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruiting, hiring, developing, and management of the workforce to foster an inclusive workplace where NASA OIG employees are valued and respected. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.