Auditor
Railroad Retirement Board - Chicago, IL

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The position is located in the Office of Audit (OA) which is a major operating component of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). The Office of Inspector General was created legislatively for the purpose of improving government operations and programs. The Office of Audit assists in carrying out this mission by performing various types of audits.

The incumbent serves as Senior Auditor who functions as the Auditor-in-Charge on small assignments and as an audit team member on larger or more complex assignments at the headquarters level of the RRB. Prepares or assists in the preparation of audit programs. Based on the written audit program, performs work in the following areas: audit entrance and exit conferences; data gathering, analysis, and summarization; working paper preparation; and audit program revisions.

Who May Apply: All US Citizens
  • Do you have experience developing individual audit surveys and programs?
  • Have you completed data analysis and summarization as part of an audit team?
  • Do you have experience in gathering and assembling financial and statistical information?
  • Do you have experience preparing and/or reviewing audit reports?
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How to Apply)
  • Add appropriate requirements

DUTIES: The incumbent will:
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of individual audit surveys and programs.
  • Gather data, perform analysis and perform other activities to assist in long range planning.
  • Analyze data gathered through reasoning, computations, comparisons and data separations.
  • Provide direction to one or more auditors assigned to assist the incumbent in an audit.
  • Ensure that all audit work meets the requirements of the generally accepted government auditing standards.
  • Prepare reports that are written in a way which findings support recommendations, support overall report conclusions and that conclusions correspond to objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: BASIC REQUIREMENT

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must fulfill the basic requirements via one of the two options below:

Education: Degree in accounting or auditing; 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. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.") NOTE: Applicants must submit supporting transcripts.

OR

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. NOTE: Applicants must submit supporting transcripts.
  • A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination. NOTE: Applicants must submit supporting certifications.
  • 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: Applicants must submit supporting transcripts.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    In addition to meeting the above basic requirement, applicants must meet ONE the following minimum qualifications.

    GS-11

    In order to qualify for the position at the GS-11 level, applicants must meet ONE of the requirements as described below:

    Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in federal service that provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes:
    • Performing specific audit assignments within a team;
    • Assisting with or performing alone initial audit surveys;
    • Conducting briefings before and after audits with management;
    • Gathering, analyzing, and summarizing computerized data and audit results;
    • Preparing or assisting in the preparation of portions of the draft and final audit reports; and
    • Ensuring that all audit work (planning, performing and reporting) meets the requirements of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.
    **This experience must be clearly demonstrated in your resume**

    OR

    Education: Three full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in one of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. NOTE: Applicants must submit supporting transcripts if qualifying based on education.

    OR

    Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of graduate level education and specialized experience equal to 100% of the specialized experience requirement. (Only graduate education in excess of 36 semester hours may be used in combination with specialized experience.) NOTE: Applicants must submit supporting transcripts if qualifying based on education.

    GS-12

    In order to qualify for the position at the GS-12 level, applicants must meet the following requirement as described below: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in federal service that provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes:
    • Planning and executing extensive audits including cross-organizational inspection;
    • Performing specific audit assignments within a team;
    • Performing alone or leading initial audit surveys or programs;
    • Conducting briefings before and after audits with management;
    • Gathering, analyzing, and summarizing computerized data and audit results;
    • Preparing and assisting in the preparation of draft and final audit reports; and
    • Ensuring that all audit work (planning, performing and reporting) meets the requirements of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.
    **This experience must be clearly demonstrated in your resume**

    QUALITY RANKING FACTORS

    In addition to the Basic Requirement and the Minimum Qualifications, the agency identified the following competencies as important indicators for success on the job:
    • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
        • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
        • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
        • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
        • Advanced Education
    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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    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 assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
    • Audit Planning
    • Organizing Audit Information
    • Data or Information Analysis
    • Oral Communication
    • Written Communication
    • Ability to deal effectively with people

    BENEFITS: Benefits: The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .

    OTHER INFORMATION: 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 or other valid 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 see

    http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx .

    Active Duty Service Members-- You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the certification is signed. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation. If the appropriate information is not submitted to confirm the discharge status, dates of service, etc., you will not be considered for this job opportunity under Veteran Preference procedures. To gain access to your DD-214 online please visit http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html

    For more information on Veteran Authorities, consult the Vet Guide at: http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy under open-competitive procedures, displaced Federal employees must meet the middle quality level established under category rating procedures.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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