Auditor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 19, 2021
Closes
Jan 26, 2021
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Office of Audit is responsible for conducting and supervising audits relating to the Department of Labor's programs and operations; recommending policies for activities designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of the Department's programs and operations; and preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in these programs and operations.

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Responsibilities

-Independently conducts or participates in limited or expanded scope audits of governmental organizations, programs, activities, or functions which may encompass the following: Financial and Compliance Audits - determines (a) whether the financial statements of an audited entity present fairly the financial position and the results of financial operations in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and (b) whether the entity has complied with laws and regulations that may have a material effect upon the financial statements.

-Prepares and reviews audit work papers to assure compliance with GAO and OIG documentation standards. Audit work papers must: (1) contain the results and scope of the examination; (2) not require detailed, supplementary, oral explanations; (3) be legible, and, (4) restrict information included to matters that are materially important and relevant to the objectives of the examination.

-Obtains and reviews sufficient, competent, and relevant evidence as a basis for reasonable judgments and conclusions regarding the organization, program, activity, or function being audited. Evidence may be physical, testimonial, documentary or analytical.

-Completes audit work within established time frames or obtains advanced approval for time increases.

-Prepares findings which are objective, clear, concise, completed, and constructive in tone.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Subject to travel of 20% or greater.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13 - This position has promotion potential to GS-13. There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship and must have a valid driver's license.
  • Subject to frequent travel; up to 80% in a 12 month period.
  • Financial disclosures may be required.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.


Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Qualifications

Specialized experience for this position includes, but is not limited to: Candidates must possess specialized experience and knowledge of auditing standards for conducting financial audits, and attestations; knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles; prepares and reviews audit work papers to ensure compliance with professional standards; and prepares and reviews findings or reports which are objective, clear, concise, and supported by sufficient evidence. Assisting in obtaining and analyzing data from a variety of sources; and assisting in the identification of laws, regulations procedures applicable to the subject of research or audit.
  • This position will not be filled until the Department's Placement Assistance Programs have been fully utilized.
  • No Relocation or Permanent Change of Station Incentives will be offered.
  • No Recruitment Incentives will be offered
  • This position is outside the bargaining unit.
  • Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.
  • This position is telework eligible based on managements' determination.
  • Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level.


Education

A. Degree: auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration or accounting.

OR

B. Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in Performance Auditing, or an equivalent combination of performance auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional auditing knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:

1. A certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor or a Certified Public Accountant, obtained through written examination; or

2. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in auditing or accounting, e.g., 15 semester hours.

Additional information

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.

Categories

Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.

Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.

Category C - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

General Competencies:

External Awareness: Identifies and understands economic, political, and social trends that affect the organization and the audit universe.

Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, professionalism, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.

Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information.

Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations .

Self Management: Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner.

Teaching Others: Helps others learn through formal or informal methods; identifies training needs.

Teamwork: Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit.

Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner.

The information you provide on your resume may be verified by a review of your work experience, employment start/end dates/hours worked and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). The examining Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the OHR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)

INFORMATION FOR ICTAP/CTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".

Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents.

- Resume - All Applicants are required to provide a resume by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of your choosing. Cover letters are optional. To receive full consideration for relevant and specialized experience, please list month, year, and the number of work hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to the vacancy questionnaire.

- Unofficial Transcript(s) (in English) - submit if using education as a basis for qualifying for this position. If so, you must submit all applicable academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements (ex. BA/BS, MA, JD, PHD, etc). If specific course work is required to qualify, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit.

You may upload your transcript(s) as one document (3 MB size limit). If over 3 MB, please submit via fax feature.

OFFICIAL Transcripts MUST BE RECEIVED prior to selection and report date. Reference the "Education Section" for College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education.

- Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting honorable or general discharge or release within 120 days, click Active Duty ). Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference. For more information, go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.

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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