Library Of Congress Washington , DC 20001
This position is located in the Audits Unit, Office of the Inspector General.
The position description number for this position is 375889.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
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Conducts short and long
-term audits for information technology systems, handling multiple concurrent audits and other projects under time constraints. Performs audits of general and application controls, data integrity, system development life cycle, acquisitions, information resources management, etc.
At times, may work in audit teams, or assist other auditors. This might include individual and concurrent audits, surveys, and evaluations that are simple to complex. May attend meetings where information classified as Top Secret is presented.
Performs cradle-to-grave reviews of Library IT systems and programs. Manages projects that may involve audit targets and audit boundaries or producing findings that have an impact on Library IT programs. Assists in proposing short- and long-range information systems audit plans and priorities and in initiating actions to improve information systems audit coverage, quality, effectiveness, and the usefulness of audit reports.
Participates in determining goals, objectives, strategies, resources, and schedules. Assists with the development of audit approaches and formulates plans for work assignments. Conducts audit resolutions and follow-ups.
Reviews policy and regulatory requirements. Assists with evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of laws, regulations, procedures and controls.
Assists with developing changes to plans and/or methodology. Provides recommendations for improvements. Submits working papers and summaries which support findings and conclusions.
Ensures conformance with established OIG policies, procedures, objectives, and prescribed methods of reporting, in addition to Yellow Book and other applicable standards. Possesses thorough knowledge of Yellow Book and AICPA standards. Prepares findings for consolidation into the final audit report. Prepares audit reports.
Operates software programs or automated tools to probe networks for security vulnerabilities, analyzes the data produced by those tools, and translates that data into validated audit findings. Utilizes operating system test scripts on Windows or Unix-based servers and workstations, analyzes the data produced, and interprets the results. Modifies and tests operating system interrogation scripts as needed.
Prepares probing and innovative analyses that explain issues with a broad impact. Prepares written products that are characterized by substantial breadth and depth and cover many differing issues. Reviews materials that explain and interpret policies, programs, and functions for major agency programs.
Edits objective, persuasive, creatively written products which might have high ease of readability and user-friendliness, intended to engender changes in program operations. Follows OIG guidelines for content, presentation, and organization, or makes suggestions for change as appropriate.
Uses correct spelling, punctuation, clear and appropriate language, and proper placement of inserted material. Checks hard copy of materials for such items as formatting, consistency of style, presentation quality, quality of print, spacing of headings and tables, etc.
No additional requirements to those listed above.
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge
, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Ability to plan and conduct IT audits and other projects.
Ability to research and analyze complex program and administrative requirements and advise on information technology solutions.
Knowledge of government and other IT auditing standards and practices.
Ability to convey analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations.
1.Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")
2.Combination of education and experience -- at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
1.Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
2.A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
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 of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has 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 A; and (c) except for literal non-conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
You must provide legible transcripts or a list of college courses showing completed course work, semester hours earned, and degree(s) awarded, and a copy of your professional certification, if applicable as noted under the Basic Requirements. Failure to submit the required documentation at the time of application will eliminate you from further consideration. Official documents will be required if selected.
Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.
The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The certificate of disability must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, a Disability Services or Career Services Office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The date of certification must be within three (3) years of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at or email . FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.
The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.
Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.
The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.
Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.
A Not to Exceed (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate a NTE employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.
Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214.
Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.
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Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action
(SF-50 or equivalent). Disabled applicants claiming Selective Placement eligibility must submit proof of disability and a certification of job readiness. If Selective Placement is applicable to you, you will not be considered without submitting this documentation.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.
Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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