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Type of Appointment: This is a Career/Career-Conditional Appointment (This is a full-time, non-dual status (competitive) permanent position and does not require National Guard Membership).
This position is located in the United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO), Internal Review Division, Christiansted, Virgin Islands.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Under 5 USC 2108 & 5 CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply.
- Reference Title 32 USC 709 & National Guard Technician Act for competitive
- and excepted employees.
- Only experience gained by closing date of this position will be considered
- Perform audits on a variety of financial programs and assess efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with program laws, regulations, and provisions;
- Lead complex/difficult financial audits to include: assigning work to team members, monitoring staff performance, studying background material, holding pre-audit meetings, conducting surveys, etc.;
- Perform a variety of internal review assignments of varying complexity that require ingenuity in applying conventional and advanced techniques in gathering and evaluating pertinent data;
- Review automated accounting and financial systems and identify discrepancies that will enhance overall financial system capabilities, automated financial tracking and automated financial reporting;
- Evaluate the validity of findings and recommendations identified by external audit agencies;
- Prepare financial audit reports that present findings, identify causative situations, and recommend corrective action;
- Prepare financial audit follow-up on agreed-to-findings, recommendations and monetary benefits made during the previous audit.
In order to qualify for an Auditor, GS-511-11/12, you must meet the following:
Basic Qualification Requirements:
A. Have 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 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.
B. Have 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:
Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;
C. Have completed 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-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) 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; (b) 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 (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
In addition to meeting the BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS, candidates must also for the GS-11:
Have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service, applying a professional knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, practices, and methods involving the analysis of financial records; developing fact sheets to interpret and explain reports and accounting data; assisting in reviewing automated accounting and financial systems; evaluating the validity of audit findings and making recommendations etc.
In addition to meeting the BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS, candidates must also for the GS-12:
Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, planning, coordinating, and conducting financial audits to assess efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with laws, regulations, and generally accepted accounting practices; assessing effectiveness and compliance with internal control requirements; preparing audit reports of findings, causative situations, and recommended corrective actions; preparing audit plans including those that require utilization of extensive financial cost and price analysis techniques;briefing management officials on audit findings etc.
You MUST submit copies of your college transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) by the announcement closing date.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the 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. For further information, visit:
Conditions of Employment:
1. Tour of duty: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.
2. Permanent Change of Station (PCS)/relocation expenses are not authorized.
3. Direct Deposit required
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Highly Qualified, Well-Qualified, or Qualified.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
NOTE: You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSA's.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):
Planning and Evaluating
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp .
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).
Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for ICTAP; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Well-Qualified includes those applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
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