AUDITOR (TERM 2 Years NTE 4 Years)
This position is located in the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Inspector General (OIG), and Office of Audit and Evaluation. This office is responsible for coordinating audits of Commerce programs, operations and activities through its headquarters and regional offices.
As an Auditor, you may be responsible for working either alone or as a team member, planning and conducting financial, economy and efficiency, and program audits and audit follow-up of Department of Commerce programs and activities. These positions are considered TERM appointments of 2 years and may not extend beyond 4 years.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel away from normal duty station may be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
- You must be a U.S. citizen
- If your resume is incomplete, you may not be considered for this vacancy.
- You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov)
- You must be suitable for Federal employment.
- Able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Security Clearance.
- Drug Tested Position/Random Drug Testing required
- Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.
For the GS-11: Fifty-two weeks of experience at the GS-09 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Modifying procedures, techniques and methods to plan and conduct audits and evaluations.
For the GS-12: Fifty-two weeks of experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Extensive knowledge of modifying procedures, techniques and methods to plan and conduct audits and evaluations.
For the GS-13: Fifty-two weeks of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Expert knowledge of modifying procedures, techniques and methods to plan and conduct audits and evaluations.
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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.")
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;
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.
The selectee will be subject to random drug testing and will be required to complete a confidential financial disclosure statement upon entrance and on an annual basis thereafter.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for this position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management’s Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap
ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
- A copy of your RIF notice, written notice of your expected separation or other documentation of priority consideration status;
- A copy of your SF-50 - noting current position, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL;
- A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating, and
- Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
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- Persons with disabilities - https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment
- CTAP - https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition
- ICTAP - https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
How You Will Be Evaluated:
We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are “gold,” “silver,” and “bronze”. However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the “gold” category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How You Will Be Evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans’ preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies. Please do not provide a separate written response:
1. Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, concepts, and practices.
2. Ability to effectively present information both orally and in writing.
3. Ability to collect and document information, using databases and spreadsheet applications for extracting and analyzing data, and to document work.
4. Ability to plan and conduct performance and financial audits.
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