Auditor-DE

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Oct 11, 2019
Closes
Oct 19, 2019
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's Standard Termination and Compliance Division (STCD).



CONCURRENT ANNOUNCEMENT: THIS POSITION IS ALSO BEING ADVERTISED UNDER MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES UNDER ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER STCD- 2019-0011. IF YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER THAT ANNOUNCEMENT, PLEASE REVIEW TO DETERMINE IF YOU QUALIFY.

More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

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Responsibilities

  • Assist with conducting audits of defined benefit plans, examine financial documents for compliance with laws and regulations including IRS Code.
  • Apply basic auditing techniques to task of applying plan provisions to determine benefit entitlements and compute and value participant's accrued benefits.
  • Prepare written reports and presentations involved in the process of pension plan terminations.
  • Obtain and examine financial data in the preparation of written reports and presentations involved in the process of pension plan terminations.
  • Routinely demonstrate skill in making clear, concise, and effective oral and written communication involving the completion of specific audit assignments.
  • Determine if assets are sufficient to cover plan liabilities and benefit obligations and to detect any fraudulent behavior.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Less than 10%

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • You may undergo a personnel security background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt
  • 1 year probationary period required unless met during prior Federal service
  • Applicants selected for employment will be required to complete an OF-306


Qualifications

All qualification and eligibility requirements must be met by the announcement closing date.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: In order to be considered qualified for this position you must meet one of the following qualifications requirements (education, experience, or a combination of education and experience):

GS-05: Specialized experience is defined as one year of experience at the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the private sector reviewing electronic and hard-copy financial quantitative and qualitative data for accuracy. Examples may include: performing mathematical calculations to verify figures, developing Excel spreadsheets to present data, and assisting in creating narrative reports of financial data.

GS-07: Specialized experience is defined as one year of experience at the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the private sector applying analytical and investigative techniques to analyze, interpret and evaluate data for compliance; and during the audit and reconciliation of accounts. Examples may include: evaluating bank statements or other source documents in determining solvency and compliance with legal regulations, examining expense reports for compliance with policies, and applying procedures, regulations, legal precedents, rulings and court decisions.

SUBSTIUTION FOR EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

For the GS-05: Meeting the basic education requirement for this series qualifies candidates at the GS-05 grade level . (see education requirement below)

For the GS-07: One full year academic year of progressively higher level graduate education with major study in accounting, auditing, or related discipline, or superior academic achievement (SAA), may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement.

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of the education and experience above may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements.


Education

Meeting the basic requirement for this series qualifies candidates at the GS-05 grade level.

Basic Requirements

A. 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.")

OR

B. 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.
  • 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.


Additional information

This vacancy announcement is to solicit applications for current and/or future vacancies.

To be considered under a special hiring authority such as the Schedule A appointing authority for persons with disabilities ; the Veterans' Recruitment Appointment(VRA) authority ; the direct-hire authority to appoint veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more ; Peace Corps or VISTA service; or another excepted service/special hire authority, you must submit documentation to support your claim for eligibility with your application package. For more details, visit Federal Hiring Flexibilities .

PBGC encourages qualified applicants with disabilities to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are interested in learning more about job opportunities under the Schedule A Hiring Authority and other available hiring flexibilities and authorities are encouraged to contact PBGC's Selective Placement Program Coordinator, Donald Beasley, at (202) 326-3637 or schedulea@pbgc.gov. TTY/TDD users should call the federal relay service at (800) 877-8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 229-3637

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Category Rating is being used for this position.

Referral: If your resume does not support the answers you gave on the assessment questionnaire, you may be rated Not Qualified or you may be placed in a lower category.

Your name will be placed in one of the three following quality categories::

Gold - highly proficient regarding the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to this position.

•Silver - competent regarding the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to this position.

Bronze- possessing only the minimum qualifications required for this position.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):

1. knowledge of auditing concepts and investigative techniques
2. ability to write reports and other work products
3. ability to communicate orally

Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 80 or above based on the competencies listed above (which is equivalent to PBGC's "Silver" quality category); and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs .

Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities (i.e., displaced/surplus employees (CTAP/ICTAP eligibles), veterans eligible under the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW)/Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), disabled veterans with 30% or more disability, former Action Volunteers-Peace Corps/VISTA/etc., persons with disabilities and others who are eligible for special appointing authorities) procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume, supporting documentation submitted and their responses to the assessment questionnaire.

Application of Veterans' Preference: The Category Rating process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-veterans within each quality category. All qualified veterans must be selected before selecting any non-veterans within each quality category.
For this position, disabled veterans who meet minimum qualifications for this position and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are placed at the top of the Gold category regardless of which category to which they would otherwise be assigned.

Preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability of 10% or more (XP or TP) are placed at the top of their quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Gold) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

RESUME: You must submit a resume. Your resume should clearly show your possession of the specialized experience and KSAs so that we can determine your qualifications for this position. Your resume should be specific to the position you are applying for, relating your skills and experience to those noted in the job posting.

COVER LETTER (OPTIONAL): Your cover letter should state your interest in this position and the strengths that you feel will make you an asset to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. We will not use your cover letter to determine your qualifications; however, your cover letter will go to the Selecting Official along with your resume if you are referred.

TRANSCRIPT(S) (IF APPLICABLE) This position has a positive education requirement. You must submit transcripts to verify that you meet the requirement. Information on the specific education requirement can be found under the Education in the vacancy announcement. Your transcripts should include course titles, school name/location, date completed, grades, and number of credits earned. Applicants who obtained their qualifying education outside of the U.S. and its territories must provide proof that their degrees have been validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a college or university in the U.S. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted with your application; however, you must bring official transcripts with your first day if you are hired. Please see the Education section of this announcement for additional information.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: If claiming veteran's preference, you should indicate the type of veteran's preference you are claiming on your resume. For 5-point veteran's preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 copy or Member 7 copy), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g. documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. If the appropriate copy of the DD-214 is not submitted and the discharge status is not confirmed, you will not receive credit for the claimed active duty military service. To gain access to your DD214 online, please visit: National Archives . For 10-point veteran's preference, including 30% or more disabled veterans, you must submit a SF-15 , Application for 10-point Veteran Preference and any documentation required by this form to support your claim. These documents must be submitted before 10-point preference can be awarded. If you fail to provide documentation required by the SF-15 you will receive 5-point preference if veterans' preference requirements have been met. Information on Veterans Preference is available in the Vet's Guide that can be found at OPM's website: Veterans Guide .

Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW) : If you are currently serving on active duty you MUST submit a statement of service from your unit (on unit letterhead) identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave. If you provide a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: CTAP and ICTAP candidates must submit documents showing eligibility for selection priority (e.g., RIF separation notice, Certificate of Expected Separation, or other proof of eligibility for priority selection); an SF-50 showing the current (or former) position, grade level, promotion potential, and duty location; and the most current performance appraisal including the performance rating.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: 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.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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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