Auditor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Nov 17, 2020
Closes
Nov 24, 2020
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The incumbent will serve as an auditor to the Office of Inspector General, (OIG), reporting to the Assistant Inspector General for Auditing (AIGA) in support of the Office of Audit. This is a key position and part of the Office of Audit. The incumbent will contribute to complex audit activities in the assessment of management and conduct of AbilityOne administered or financed programs and operations.
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Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Serves as an auditor in the conduct of audits involving highly sensitive programs, operations, and Commission actions
  • Provide support to plan, organize, and direct the operations of assigned audit activities
  • Support senior auditors and on audit program needs related to policy, procedures and systems related to the Agency's audit process and Agency-wide long range audit planning
  • Provide audit advice, policy interpretation, and technical assistance as requested or directed
  • Draft memoranda and other documents relative to procedural policy or audit issues related to actions/assignments
  • Participate in presenting, discussing, and defending the analysis of the policies, facts, and audit involved in the action/activity and argues in support of the particular recommendation being made with a view toward securing the advice or concurrence of the other interested parties and/or OIG senior staff.
  • Assist in the development, monitoring, and oversight in all components of the contractor process, as needed
  • Follows policies and procedures that are consistent with the intent of the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, also known as the Yellow Book, to provide a framework for conducting high quality audits with competence, integrity, objectivity, and independence
  • Draft responses to questions and inquiries on matters of audit, procedure, or policy relative to the OIG audit program, policies, and/or on-going actions/activities from agency staff, stakeholders, other federal agencies, and the public
  • Participates with the planning and managing work of the audit office, set goals, establish priorities, and determine scope and milestones of projects and assignments


Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • May be required to complete background investigation.
  • A one year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents).
  • Time-in-Grade: Current or former Federal employees applying under merit promotion considerations must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements for consideration.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
  • Job Interview Travel: Candidates will be selected for a telephone or teleconference interview. If selected for an in-person interview, any travel or lodging will be at the applicant?s personal expense.


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the both the basic requirement and specialized experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

Basic Requirement :
  • Successfully completed a degree in 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 semester hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law (Must submit transcripts with your application).
  • a 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: (A) 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 (B) A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; OR (C) 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 hours requirement of paragraph A, provided that (1) 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; (2) 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 (3) 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 (Must submit transcripts and/or certificate with your application).


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience for the respective grade level in which you are applying:

You must meet at least one of the following:
  • Have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-09 grade level in the Federal Service that include experience: Providing professional accounting and auditing knowledge, standards and principles to effectively conduct financial management or performance audits by analyzing financial and statistical data; planning, conducting, and leading audit or evaluation projects, including contract and/or grant audits; determining the scope of the audit or evaluation, developing or delegating work to team members, and consolidating findings into a completed product; Assisting in developing or modifying audit plans, programs, and techniques in dealing with audit problems; preparing audit or evaluation work papers; and briefing internal and external officials on findings and recommendations.
  • Possess a Ph.D. degree OR at least 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a doctoral degree or equivalent graduate degree.
  • Possess a combination of specialized experience as described and graduate level education as described that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement. (Please note that only graduate education in excess of the first 18 semester hours may be used in this calculation.)
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the
GS-11 level. (Must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade if you are a current permanent Federal employee. No award SF-50 will be accepted).

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here .

Volunteer Experience: 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.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".

Education

To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

In addition, when reviewing applicant's transcripts, assumptions will not be made. Applicants MUST state which coursework is relevant.

There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement.

Additional information

  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
Physical Demands: The position is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.

Working Conditions: The position is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. May require occasional travel.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

You will be evaluated on the following competencies:

  • Auditing
  • Oral Communication
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Writing


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 11/23/2020.
  • Résumé which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format , and indicate hours worked per week . If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
  • A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  • College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.
  • PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS: Applicants are required to provide their most recent performance evaluation. A justification is required if the applicant is unable to provide a recent evaluation.
  • Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:
    • Current/Former Federal employees: Your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, as well as the highest grade (or promotion potential) held, on a permanent basis and containing information which shows you meet time-in-grade (e.g., STEP increase, etc.) You must submit an SF-50(s) that shows permanent (career/career/conditional tenure) and competitive service eligibility to be considered. No award SF-50 will be accepted.
    • Documentation for the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligibility, which includes ALL Appointment AND Termination SF-50s for EACH appointment as well as ALL performance evaluations, for each qualifying period of temporary employment claimed.
    • Veterans Preference Documentation:
      • If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15 . If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives .
      • If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
      • If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15 , and if applicable, a completed SF15 . You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
    • Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
    • Schedule A, Persons with Disabilities Appointment Eligibles: Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation or benefits office citing disability - eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).
    • Interchange Agreement with Other Merit Systems Eligible: Documentation of eligibility as listed in each individual interchange agreement.
    • Other noncompetitive or special appointing authorities (e.g., Peace Corps, VISTA, Public Land Corp, Military Spouse, VRA, 30% Disabled Veterans, Certain Former Overseas Employees, Foreign Service, Boren Fellows, etc.) must provide substantiating documentation as required.
    • Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement.
    Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

    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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