Indian Health Service - Rockville, MD

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The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal, and Urban operated facilities and programs.

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is located in the Office of Finance and Accounting, Division of Audit. The Division of Audit is responsible for developing and recommending policies and procedures for Chief Financial Officer (CFO) audits; develops and recommends policies and procedures for Tribes and Tribal organizations audit resolution within IHS; provides advice, technical consultations, and training to IHS Headquarters, Area Offices, Tribal, and Urban Indian Health organizations for Title I, Title V, and Agency CFO audits; and provides audit resolution services in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations.
The incumbent of this position serves as an Auditor with responsibility for providing agency-wide guidance and support in the resolution of all audit findings received from external entities such as Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and other government agencies. This position reports to the Director, Division of Audit. TRAVEL REQUIRED
The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
U.S. Citizenship is required DUTIES: Back to top
Conducts audits and provides audit liaison services in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations. Coordinates all the activities of the annual CFO Audit for IHS, collecting sample documentation, coordinating meetings, and preparing other documentation required by the CFO auditors. Coordinates resolution of audit findings noted in Single Audit reports with the appropriate IHS/GMO and Area Office officials. Provides technical assistance to IHS Headquarters, Area Office, Tribe / Tribal Organization and Urban Indian Health Program officials in audit and audit resolution assignments or investigations. Performs analytical procedures and prepares reports to provide information on program operations and to identify causes of deficiencies or problems as well as recommends corrective actions such as modifying management systems, financial and accounting systems, workflow, lines of authority, and other corrective actions. Performs financial analysis using agency documentation, financial statements, and indirect cost rate agreements and proposals. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top
To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience.


BASIC REQUIREMENT : In order to qualify for this position, you must meet the degree requirements for an auditor position.
A. Degree: 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 semester hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law; OR
B. 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; AND at least one of the following:
• 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; or
• a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor obtained through written examination; or
• completion of 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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of tasks: conducting audits and providing audit liaison services in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations; coordinating activities of the annual CFO Audit, collecting sample documentation, coordinating meetings, and preparing other documentation required by the CFO auditors; coordinating audit findings noted in Single Audit reports with the appropriate officials; assisting in processing Single Audit resolution cases and issuance of management decision letters; demonstrates a detailed knowledge of the guiding laws, regulations, processes and circulars regarding PL 93-638 and OMB Circular A-133 as relates to audits and audit resolution.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Monday, August 25, 2014 HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume ( your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position ) and your responses to the assessment questions will be evaluated against the duties you provided in your resume, along with your submitted documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following:

Technical Competence
Problem Solving
Interpersonal Skills
Customer Service

You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the Assessment questions. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration.

The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance:

Veterans , i.e. (VEOA, VRA, and 30% or more disabled)

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP )

Interagency Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)

Schedule A Appointments for the Disabled

Click here to view vacancy questions: View Occupational Questionnaire . All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, Monday, August 25, 2014 , to be considered.

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OTHER INFORMATION: This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at:

Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.

A two-year trial period may be required upon selection/placement (ESEP only)

Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges

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Indian Health Service's mission is to provide health care and related services for American Indian and Alaska Natives, as well as their...