Auditor
Office of the Secretary of the Interior - Houston, TX

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Join the Department of Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue!
The Department of the Interior is devoted to protecting and preserving the natural resources of this great nation, including National Parks, Landmarks, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and affiliated Islanders.

The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) is part of the Department of Interior's Office of Policy, Management and Budget and is responsible for collecting and disbursing revenues from energy production that occurs onshore on Federal and American Indian lands, and offshore in the Outer Continental Shelf. During Fiscal Year 2013, ONRR disbursed more than $11.6 billion to states, American Indian Tribes and individual Indian mineral owners, and to various Federal accounts.

ONRR has been publicly recognized for its royalty auditing work, receiving the highest possible rating from an independent peer review. The ONRR Denver Office has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the Denver Metropolitan area in 2012. For the 16th consecutive year, ONRR has received an unqualified (clean) opinion on its Fiscal Year 2012 consolidated financial statements.

The Office of Natural Resources Revenue is in search of a candidate to become an Auditor for the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR). The incumbent is responsible for the review, analysis, and audit of lessee, refiner, operator, and payor records covering mineral production and sales from Federal and/or Indian leases. If this sounds like a match for your skills, please apply!

This position is located in the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) in Houston, TX.

TRAVEL REQUIRED
Occasional Travel
1 - 5 nights of travel per month may be required. RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No KEY REQUIREMENTS
US Citizenship is required.
Background investigation, fingerprints, and credit check may be required.
You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
Traveling may be required.
Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt. DUTIES: Back to top

The major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Performs reviews and audits of lessee, operator, and payor records covering mineral production and sales from Federal and/or Indian mineral Leases (oil & gas, solid minerals, and/or geothermal), in order to ensure compliance with applicable lease terms, laws and regulations.
  • Gathers information and performs preliminary analysis of industry records related to transportation and processing deductions.
  • Accesses and analyzes data to determine if royalties are in compliance with current regulations
  • Duties are carried out in accordance with generally accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), public trust, and fiduciary principles.
  • Coordinates and assists various remote State and/or Tribal audit offices with their audit and review work of lessee, operator, and payor records covering mineral production and sales from Federal and Indian mineral leases. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top
All applicants for this position must possess the following basic requirements:

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 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.

OR

B. 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:

1. T wenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;

2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;

(NOTE: You must provide a copy of your certification with your application).

OR

3. 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. (NOTE: YOU MUST PROVIDE LEGIBLE TRANSCRIPTS SHOWING COMPLETED COURSEWORK AND DEGREE(S) AWARDED AS VERIFICATION OF YOUR EDUCATION).

In addition to meeting paragraph A or B above, you must meet the following:

Applicants at the GS-7 level must meet one of the following qualification requirements:
Have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and has equipped you with the knowledge and competencies to successfully perform the duties of this position. More specifically, this requirement includes experience in gathering information and updating data in an automated system; experience in utilizing accounting systems and resolving inquiries; OR
Have one year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement. 1 year of graduate level education equates to 32 quarter hours or 18 semester hours of education (Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education); OR
Have a combination of specialized experience and graduate-level education as defined above which equals 100%. For example, have six months of specialized experience and year of graduate level education (i.e. 16 quarter hours or 9 semester hours of education. (Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education); OR
Have a Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement.
Superior Academic Achievement (SAA): If you are claiming SAA, you must submit documentation by the closing date of the announcement showing that you have successfully completed all requirements for a bachelor's degree AND meet one of the following requirements:
1. A grade point average of "B" (a GPA of 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.
2. A grade-point average of "B+" (a GPA of 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.
3. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision.
4. Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. Note: If more than 10 percent of your courses were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honorary society.
Applicants at the GS-9 level must meet one of the following qualification requirements:
Have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level. Specialized experience includes performing routine analyses of royalty reporting, and compliance system data; assissting in resolving system data issues for systems pertaining to oil and gas and/or mineral royalties or analyzing or defining test data and evaluating test results; OR
Have two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree. Two years of graduate level education equates to 64 quarter hours or 36 semester hours of education (Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education); OR
Have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education as defined above which equals 100%. For example, 12 months of specialized experience and one year of graduate level education (i.e. 32 quarter hours or 18 semester hours of education. (Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education).
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

All education requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.

The information contained in your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine the degree to which you meet the following competencies (previously referred to as, knowledge, skills, and abilities) required of this position:

Analytical Thinking : Able to breakdown raw information and undefined problems into specific, workable components that, in turn, clearly identify the issues at hand. Makes logical conclusion, anticipates obstacles, and considers different approaches that are relevant to the decision making process.

Oral Communication : Expresses information (e.g., ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (e.g., technical, sensitive, or controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

Technical Competency - Technical Minerals Industry Knowledge : Performs work in support of audit and compliance management, directing the activities of a compliance team to analyze royalty-related information to assure that lessees/operators/payors are properly reporting and paying all royalties due on minerals extracted from Federal and Indian lands.

Written Communication : Expresses facts and ideas in writing in succinct and organized manner.

Technical Competency - Auditing : Knowledge of generally accepted Auditing standards and procedures for conducting financial and compliance, economy and efficiency, and program results audits.

Technical Competency - Legal, Government and Jurisprudence : Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, legal practices and documents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, government organization and functions, and the democratic political process.

Interpersonal Skills : Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). In addition, DOI (Office of the Secretary) and Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) employees are further restricted concerning their holdings of Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in corporations engaged in mining activities on Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.).Please refer to the following webpage for Ethics information: www.boemre.gov/adm/ethics.html. ONRR requires the highest level of integrity. Employees must be totally objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work related interactions with friends, family members or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.

Please ensure you answer all questions accurately. Your responses are subject to verification. In support of your responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, your resume should include verbiage that describes your experience relative to the position for which you are applying and provide examples that show the depth of knowledge, level of skill, or degree of ability you possess. If your application does not support your responses to the questionnaire or your application is not complete, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration.

To preview the assessment questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions .

Qualified applicants will be rated using category rating, which groups candidates in categories according to their self-assessed rating, plus veterans' preference if applicable. The categories for this announcement are defined as: Best-Qualified, Highly-Qualified, Well-Qualified, and Qualified. BENEFITS: Back to top The Federal Government offers a number of exceptional benefits that are unmatched by most other organizations. The following web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. This link also provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees https://help.usajobs.gov/ index.php/Pay_and_Benefits .

The Office of Natural Resources Revenue has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

OTHER INFORMATION:Conditions of Employment:
Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Work Schedule:
This position will be filled as full-time.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) :
ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified you must meet the following: OPM qualification requirements for the position, all selective factors, where applicable; special OPM approved qualifying conditions for the position; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate,to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and receives a rating of at least 85 on the questionnaire. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information regarding ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP):
CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3)you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified you must meet the following: OPM qualification requirements for the position, all selective factors, where applicable; special OPM approved qualifying conditions for the position; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate, to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry;and receives a rating of at least 85 on the questionnaire. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information regarding CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

Miscellaneous:
The Office of Natural Resources Revenue is an active participant in the "E-Verify" employment eligibility program which is administered by the Department of Homeland Security.

This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement #WHRMO1045358TG using Merit Promotion procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet merit promotion requirements and can apply to that announcement. Note : You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

If selection is made below the full performance level,promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.

HOW TO APPLY: Back to top
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 28, 2014 to receive consideration.
  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office representative listed in the "Agency Contact Info" section of this vacancy announcement.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
You MUST submit the following documents for this vacancy announcement. Failure to submit all required documents will result in loss of consideration for this position.
  • Resume
  • T ranscript(s):
This position has an education requirement, you MUST furnish a legible copy of your
college transcript(s) listing all college courses completed, credit hours
received for each course, major(s), degrees(s) awarded and grade point average
or class ranking. If selected for this position, you will be required to
furnish an ORIGINAL transcript prior to being appointed.

  • Miscellaneous Documents:
-- CTAP/ICTAP Documentation: If you are applying under CTAP or ICTAP, you MUST submit proof of eligibility under 5 CFR 330.602(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.
-- Veteran's Preference Documentation (DD-214 and SF-15): If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. For 5-point veterans' preference, you MUST provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. For 10-point veterans' preference, you MUST submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation as specified on the SF-15. (Please note: An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing veterans' preference will not be accepted as proof of entitlement.)

  • The following documents are optional. You MAY submit the following documents for this vacancy announcement:
-- Current or most recent performance appraisal.

Note: We do not accept hard copies of application materials. If you submit more than one application package for this vacancy, only the last one submitted will be considered. If you re-submit a package, all application package documents must be re-submitted in order to be considered for the position.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1048956 .
2. Fax your cover page and documents to OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT at 1-478-757-3144. (Do not fax your cover page, resume, or supporting documents to the Interior Business Center.) Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 28, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire .
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf .
3. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

Note: If you submit more than one application package for this vacancy, only the last one submitted will be considered. If you re-submit a package, all application package documents must be re-submitted in order to be considered for the position.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO: Jennifer K. Turney

Phone: (303)969-5284

Email: JENNIFER_TURNEY@IBC.DOI.GOV

Agency Information:
Interior Business Center
7301 W Mansfield Avenue
D-4810
Lakewood,
CO
80235
USA
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT: After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume and other application documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire and may interview the best-qualified applicants. For status updates on your application, please follow the directions listed above in the

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