Background Investigation All selectees will be subject to a personnel security investigation which must be favorably adjudicated for occupancy of a sensitive position and/or access to classified information. If you are selected for a Field Detachment (critical/special sensitive) position: (a) you must meet security criteria for access to top secret special access programs and sensitive compartment information; (b) your immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, foster parents, cohabitant, children, steps, half's, and adopted), and other relatives must be U.S. Citizens; and (c) you will be subject to a counterintelligence polygraph.
Drug Testing: If you are given access to classified information, you will be subject to random drug testing. If you are selected for a Field Detachment (critical/special sensitive) position, you must pass a drug test before your assignment to such a position and you will be subject to random drug testing subsequent to your assignment.
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- Occasional Travel
- See the Other Information section for more information on Travel Requirements.
DUTIES: Back to top
- Reviews standard audit programs, audit steps, previous work papers, reports, other guidance materials, and drafts routine and pro forma audit reports or segments of reports covering audit steps performed, including findings and conclusions, in accordance with previous reports and agency procedures. Maintains audit working papers including preparation of schedules, summaries, and reconciliations as instructed or appropriate.
- Performs assigned audit steps such as tests and examinations of contractors direct labor and material costs. Check reports, records, ledgers, and other documents against invoices, receipts, payroll slips, and other source documents. Verifies appropriateness of charges for materials and labor and determines that transactions have been properly recorded.
- Actively and positively participates with other team members, providing updates on the status of audit assignments, sharing information, and identifying requisite revisions to the program and/or annual team goals. Maintains professional manner and working relationships with team members, associates, contractor and other government personnel.
- Prepares working papers and analyzes contractor data using automation tools.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top
You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp .
Degree: accounting or a related field (such as business administration, finance, or public administration) that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting (may include up to 6 hours of business law).
Combination of education and experience: 4 years of accounting experience or a combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses or a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must have one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade or equivalent level.
For the GS-07, specialized experience includes: Working as a trainee accountant or auditor performing relatively simple audit steps and tasks such as examining routine financial documents, preparing simple summaries and schedules, and organizing work paper files.
For the GS-09, specialized experience includes: Performing audit steps and tasks of limited difficulty and complexity such as conducting evaluations, examinations, or other fact-finding studies and preparing draft audit reports using a practical application of auditing standards, procedures, and technology.
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:
For the GS-07: One full 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.
For the GS-09: A Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D. with major study in accounting, auditing, or related discipline may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement.
To be creditible, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.
Employment Eligibility Verification (E-Verify) Program: DCAA uses E-Verify to determine eligibility for employment as a U. S. Citizen.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualifications requirements. If you are qualified, you will then receive a rating based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities for the position listed below. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications, you will be assigned a rating commensurate with your background. Your application will be placed in one of three categories:
Best Qualified : Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high proficiency and a comprehensive level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job.
Highly Qualified : Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates competency in the position with an overall accomplished level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job.
Qualified : Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates an overall basic level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job.
Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and/or Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).
- Knowledge of financial and/or performance auditing.
- Ability to effectively work independently or within a team.
- Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
BENEFITS: Back to top
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DCAA has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security and thrift savings; health, life and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. DCAA employees enjoy our business-casual dress code, flexible work schedules, transit subsidies, and the opportunity to telecommute.
Grades: This vacancy is announced at two grade levels and may be filled at either level. You must specify the grade(s) at which you wish to be considered. Otherwise, you will be considered only at the highest grade for which you qualify.
Additional Vacancies: This announcement may be used to fill additional positions.
Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 1 year.
Travel: Some travel is required. Travel is typically local; however, some overnight travel may be required. Mobile auditor positions may require extensive travel (50% - 75%) between contractor locations. Government vehicles are not provided for use by DCAA mobile auditors.
Financial Management Certification: As a condition of employment, the selectee must meet the requirements of the DoD Financial Management (FM) Certification Program. The FM Certification Program is a course and experience based program consisting of three certification levels. Level 2 certification must normally be completed within two years of the selectees employment start date or by June 30, 2016.
Mobility Agreement: All DCAA auditors must sign a mobility agreement. This agreement will only take effect if you are promoted to an Auditor, GS-13, and may then require you to be reassigned every five to seven years.
Veterans Preference: If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 member copy 4 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): You must be well qualified for the position to receive special selection priority under the ICTAP. A qualified ICTAP eligible achieving a score of 85 or above (excluding veterans' preference) will be considered well qualified. For more information, go to : http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap
Military Spouse Preference (MSP): You may be eligible for MSP, if you are the spouse of an active duty military member and you are ranked among the best qualified for this vacancy.
Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf
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