Auditor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 24, 2022
Closes
Oct 03, 2022
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Duties are listed at the full performance level.
  • Applies audit techniques to complete evaluation of information and data supplied by auditees.
  • Applies accounting and auditing concepts, practices, and techniques to audits.
  • Assesses program or operational efficiency and effectiveness, as well as compliance with laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Prepares audit reports to provide information on program operations and to identify root causes of deficiencies.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Selectee is subject to financial disclosure requirements and must submit form OGE-450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, within 30 days of appointment and annually thereafter.


Qualifications

THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. This type of announcement provides the Forest Service with a readily available source of applicants when vacancies occur. Eligibility and qualifications will be verified when there is a vacancy for the location and grade for which you applied.

Pay rates vary depending on location. See OPM.gov for additional information on pay rates.

In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the date the certificate of eligible candidates is issued. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.

Basic Requirements:
  • Degree: accounting, auditing; or a degree including auditing courses 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.

    OR
  • 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:
  • Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; or,
  • 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 nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
  • In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements, you must also possess experience and/or directly related education in the amounts listed below.

    GS-11: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as two or more of the following: implementing financial audit plans and procedures; and/or applying auditing techniques to complete the evaluation of financial data and other relevant information; and/or preparing corrective actions or recommendations to resolve financial audit deficiencies/findings (such as modifying management systems, financial/accounting systems, workflow, etc.).
    -OR-
    3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
    -OR-
    An appropriate combination of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.).

    GS-12: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as three or more of the following: planning and conducting audits of financial systems where there is considerable variability in functional responsibilities; and/or applying a variety of audit techniques to complete the evaluation of financial information and data; and/or preparing financial audit reports to provide information on work processes, identify condition(s) and cause(s) of deficiencies/findings, and recommending corrective actions; and/or preparing working papers using input analysis to prepare formal financial audit reports.

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

    TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the date the certificate of eligible candidates is issued.

    Education

    See Qualifications section for information on education requirements.

    Additional information

    For additional information about the duties of these positions, please contact:
    • Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) Branch - Kimono Clark Ledet at (505) 238-6108 or kimono.clarkledet@usda.gov
    • Financial Compliance & Oversight Branch (FCOB) - Anthony Torres at (505) 563-7252 or anthony.m.torres@usda.gov
    • Resource Audit Branch (RAB) - John Hernandez at (505) 563-7141 or john.hernandez@usda.gov
    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.

    Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).

    Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Part-time and intermittent service will be credited only for time actually worked. Non-pay status such as leave without pay is credited for up to six months in a calendar year; anything beyond six months is not credited. Applicants are responsible for providing sufficient information/documentation to determine if the 24 month criteria is met.

    Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period.

    For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the Veteran's Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website .

    These positions may be eligible to telework up to four days per week, based upon the duties of the position. These positions may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy and any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

    The Forest Service may use certain incentives and hiring flexibilities, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract highly qualified candidates. Additional information is available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/pay-and-leave-flexibilities-for-recruitment-and-retention/

    PROMOTION POTENTIAL: If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied or guaranteed.

    These are bargaining unit positions and are represented by NFFE.

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