Performance Auditor - entry-level trainee

U.S. Department of Education - Office of Inspector General

About the organization

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is looking for the best and brightest to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. If you are a highly-motivated, creative individual who would like to work for an agency that establishes policies on federal financial aid for education, distributes as well as monitors those funds; collects data on America's schools and disseminates research; focuses national attention on key educational issues; and prohibits discrimination and ensures equal access to education, ED is the place for you!


Entry-level position. No experience necessary. Full training provided.

• Develops and applies knowledge of Office of Inspector General and Department policies and procedures.
• Performs routine research and analytical activities.
• Assists other auditors in obtaining testimonial evidence through interviews of officials responsible for activities being audited.
• Examines records and other information, such as policies and procedures, invoices, contracts, grant agreements, and grant expenditure documentation.
• Prepares work products, such as interview write-ups, spreadsheets, report segments, charts, exhibits, and summaries, as instructed.

TRAVEL REQUIRED: up to 50 percent


A. Bachelor's or Master's Degree in a field related to business or public administration.


B. A combination of college education and experience in performance auditing.

• U.S. Citizenship required.
• May be required to complete background investigation and drug screening.
• A one-year trial/probationary period may be required.


GS-7/9 ($47,965 - $76,274); PROMOTION POTENTIAL: GS-13 ($101,176 – $131,532)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please provide a resume. Please provide a letter of noncompetitive eligibility. If noncompetitive eligibility will begin in the future, provide the date when noncompetitive eligibility will begin.

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