Auditor
Department of Defense - Smyrna, GA

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Are you looking for a leadership opportunity in a progressive organization dedicated to continuous improvement? Join the elite cadre of Audit Managers who have made DCAA their employer of choice. You will be providing a unique service to your country and making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.

KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

DUTIES:
  • Serves as Regional Audit Manager responsible for managing accomplishment of Department of Defense contract audit work for an assigned group of Field Audit Offices (FAOs). Provides accounting and financial advisory services regarding contracts.
  • Supports accomplishment of the agency strategic plan. Emphasizes DCAA's vision and goals to employees.
  • Formulates long range strategies and coordinates preparation of annual audit requirements plan for assigned FAOs. Leads, directs and provides resources to FAO Managers ensuring effective accomplishment of audit program plan and adherence to policy and objectives.
  • Promotes teamwork, innovation and quality management. Creates an atmosphere conducive to sharing information, ideas and best practices. Fosters effective relationships with contractor representatives and government officials.
  • Implements career development and human resources programs. Evaluates performance, recommends or approves employee development and recognition, initiates or decides appropriate remedial action for performance or conduct deficiencies, addresses grievances or complaints.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: 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 .

Basic Requirements:

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).

OR

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.

Specialized Experience:

In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 or equivalent level. Specialized experience includes: managing teams of auditors in the performance of comprehensive financial or performance audits, reviewing and approving audit reports for technical competency and compliance with audit standards, providing expert leadership on audit policy development and interpretation, providing expert technical guidance on planning and performing financial and performance audits, performing quality assurance reviews to ensure audit staff compliance with audit policy and procedures.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:

There is no substitution of education for experience at this grade level.

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.

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 experience as an expert in the field or is recognized as a senior specialist, team lead, etc.

Highly Qualified : Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates full-performance level experience.

Qualified : Meets the minimum qualifications and demonstrates minimum experience and/or training only.

Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to evaluate audit programs to ensure an appropriate risk-based audit approach, monitor audit progress, provide technical advice and direction to subordinates or team members, and review working papers and audit reports to ensure audits are properly documented, completed in a timely manner, and accomplished in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
  • Ability to analyze, monitor and revise annual audit plans.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to lead and manage people to accomplish organizational objectives.

BENEFITS: 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. To find out more, go to:
http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .

OTHER INFORMATION: Additional Vacancies: This announcement may be used to fill additional positions.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs: PCS costs are authorized.

Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 1 year. You will be required to serve a supervisory probationary period of 1 year.

Travel: Frequent travel is required. Government vehicles are not provided for use by DCAA mobile auditors.
Mobility Agreement: All DCAA auditors must sign a mobility agreement. This agreement may 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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