Lead Auditor (Planning, Policy and Performance)

Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC
Dec 01, 2021
Dec 03, 2021
Full Time
An official website of the United States government Lead Auditor (Planning, Policy and Performance) This position is located in the Office of Inspector General, Office of Management, Business Analysis and Results Directorate in Washington, DC.One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy. The incumbent of this position will serve as Team Leader for the Policy, Planning and Results Team within the Business Analysis and Results Directorate. You will be responsible for: * Leading theplanning and performance of complex audits/evaluations of EPA programs, systems, and operations, including peer reviews and monitoring the progress of audit and evaluation performance; oversee the quality control and assurance program for EPA, OIG in compliance with Chapter 3 of the Government Auditing Standards, Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, and the Council ofInspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency Peer Review AuditQuality Checklist. * Serving as the OIG national expert and technical advisor on OIG policies and procedures and writing OIG-wide policy and procedures; formulating and developing required policies and procedures in support of the OIG's mission and in response to management's guidance and/or changes, new legislation, regulations and Agency directives and orders. * Communicating OIG conclusions and recommendations to senior OIG officials and officials of other organizations. * Serving as a senior OIG representative in meetings and conferences with high-level EPA officials, congressional staff, officials from the Office of Management and Budget and other Federal, state, or local government organizations, the regulated community and outside interest groups. * If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required. * Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework. * You must be a US citizen. * You must submit resume and required documents (See How to Apply) If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form prior to your first day of employment and annually thereafter. This position is designated as High Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement. Qualifications You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal sector related to this position as described below.To qualify for the GS-14 level, you need to have at least one year of full time specialized experience. The specialized experience for this position is defined as experience: * Planning conducting and reporting on complex audits/evaluations of programs, systems, and operations in accordance with applicable guidance, including Government Auditing Standards (GAS), Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) Audit Attestation Standards. Formulating, developing and implementing policies. To be consider qualified, your resume must clearly demonstrate, through examples of work, that you meet the above specialized experience. Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: * Knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies governing Federal accounting and auditing in general, including the Government Auditing Standards (GAS). * Ability to effectively communicate with high-level officials within and outside the Agency to develop creative solutions to controversial problems that involve a number of organizational entities. * Ability to manage audits/evaluations with a broad scope of conclusions and recommendations. * Ability to provide technical and administrative leadership of an audit team, including providing recommendations, follow up, and ensuring necessary corrective action has been taken, and work complies with legal and regulatory requirements. Education This position requires a bachelors degree in accounting or related field supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. OR a combination of education and experience. For specific occupational requirements of this position visit the OPM website at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/auditing-series-0511/As part of the application process, you are required to submit college transcripts, a list of courses, or certification described in the Required Documents section of this announcement. However, if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA. More information on verification of education can be found here: Additional information This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment. The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.This position is not in the bargaining unit.If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility. You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position and an applicable score assigned.We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. To preview questions please click here . Background checks and security clearance Documents to be submitted on-line:--Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties Section and Qualifications Required Section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience. --Responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire.--College transcripts - required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s) attended, school address, course title, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned.--Current and Former Federal Employees: You are required to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) indicating your status eligibility. This SF-50 should include your Position Title, Pay Plan, Occupational Code, and Grade or Level. If you are a current temporary/term employee who previously held a status Federal position, you need to submit your SF-50 which shows your eligibility to be considered. If your eligibility for consideration cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible. --Performance appraisal You are required to submit your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 18months (if it is not dated within the last 18 months, or you have not received a performance appraisal, you must upload a signed/datedexplanation why). NOTE: You only need to upload the page that shows the overall rating and signature, not the entire document.--Current EPA Employees: You are encouraged to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50). If you fail to provide and SF-50, will access your employment records in e-OPF to verify your eligibility to be considered. If your eligibility for consideration cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible.--If you are applying for a noncompetitive appointment, you'll need to submit additional documents to prove your eligibility to apply to this vacancy announcement. If you want to learn more about noncompetitive appointments, visit OPM's web site: #authorities If you want to know more about submitting documentation to our office, visit EPA's web site: If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: 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. A career with the US Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new window Learn more about federal benefits . Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before yousubmit your application for this position.To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to theright on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit allrequired documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire. To beconsidered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PMEastern time on the closing date of this announcement.All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via theUSA Jobs document portfolio feature.If you cannot apply on-line, you must contact the Human Resources Officelisted to the right for assistance no later than three business days priorto the closing date of this announcement. You must provide completeapplication materials by the closing date of this announcement.For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your applicationpackage is received, go to Address Environmental Protection Agency US Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Constitution Avenue, NW MC: 2450T Washington, District of Columbia 20460 United States You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement. The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. 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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: * An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. * An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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