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    Summary

    Are you looking for a leadership opportunity in a progressive organization dedicated to continuous improvement? DCAA is ranked in the top third of the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government." 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!

    Reemployed annuitant: This vacancy does not meet the criteria for appointment of annuitants.

    All new employees are required to attend a two week orientation in Atlanta, GA beginning their first day of DCAA employment.

    Multiple selections will be made from this job announcement for a position with the same title, series, grade(s), promotion potential, general job responsibilities and a duty location listed in this job announcement.

    The salaries listed above are the base salary and locality pay for the Rest of U.S. pay schedule at the GS-05, step 01 and the GS-05, step 10 levels. The General Schedule (GS) basic pay schedule varies by geographic locality. To view pay rates in a specific location visit the Office of Personnel Management pay tables at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/

    You are limited to selecting three geographic locations for this announcement. However, if an insufficient number of well qualified applicants are available for any DCAA location on this job announcement, you may be contacted for interest in additional locations.

    Some locations have multiple offices located within the commuting area. Selecting one of these locations will result in consideration at all of the locations within the commuting area. Please see "Other Information" for a description of co-located positions.

    Change in assignments of auditors in grades GS-5 through GS-12 positions are an inherent part of career development and training. Auditors may be rotated within commuting areas where sufficiently diverse work assignments are available. Further, a management directed change in location within the
    Washington D.C. Metro area can be required at any time if there is a need to accomplish a bona fide mission objective that is specified in writing.

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    Responsibilities

    • As part of a team - plans, performs and reports contract audit assignments in connection with procurement and contracting activities between the Federal Government and the Contractor.
    • Serves as an auditor trainee assigned to a Field Audit Office within Region or Corporate Audit Directorate (CAD).
    • Accomplishes a variety of trainee level contract audit work assignments designed to provide familiarity with the Agency mission and experience in practical application of contract auditing, Generally Accepted Government Audit Standards (GAGAS) and cost accounting principles, procedures and techniques.
    • Performs relatively simple standard audit assignments such as examining and reviewing accounting documents (timecards, reports, invoices, purchase orders, etc.) to determine if transactions were properly supported, mathematically correct, charged to appropriate contract or cost center, and allowable, allocable and reasonable.
    • Assists audit team with the compilation, arrangement and evaluation of data and preparation of audit working papers and summaries detailing the results of the work for audit steps. Actively and positively participates with other team members, providing updates on the status of auditor assignments and sharing information.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - See the Other Information section for more information on Travel Requirements.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Individuals who completed a qualifying degree or certificate from a qualifying education institution within the previous 2 years of the announcement open date. Veterans unable to apply within 2 years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have a full 2-year eligibility period upon his/her release or discharge from active duty. The eligibility period for veterans must be within 6 years of degree completion.

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen as verified through E-Verify Program.
    • Must complete initial online questionnaire and additional assessment(s).
    • Must complete a participant agreement.

    Performance Appraisal: If you are a current Federal employee, you must be rated fully successful or higher on your current performance rating to be eligible for promotion. You may be asked to provide a copy of your performance appraisal during the evaluation and selection process.

    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 critical/special sensitive position, you will be subject to a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). For a critical sensitive position, you must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility at the Top Secret level. For a special sensitive position, you must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility at the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) level AND you will be subject to a random counterintelligence scope 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 special sensitive position, you will be placed in a drug testing designated 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.

    Financial Management (FM) Certification Program: As a condition of employment, the selectee must meet the requirements of the DoD FM Certification Program. The FM Certification Program is a course-based program consisting of three certification levels. Level 2 certification must normally be completed within two years of the selectee's employment start date.

    Qualifications

    You may apply for this vacancy if you graduate prior to June 30, 2018. Your transcript or an official letter from the registrar's office must include the date your degree will be conferred. Applications without this documentation will not be considered. *NOTE: Your official transcript or an official letter from the registrar's office indicating your graduation MUST be provided prior to your entrance on duty.

    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 next lower grade or equivalent level.

    For the GS-05 Level, applicants who meet the basic requirement are considered qualified.

    Specialized experience is performing a variety of support functions using standardized procedures that require application and understanding of financial, auditing or accounting concepts, policies, principles and regulations.

    Volunteer Experience: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education

    Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: A bachelor's degree or four years (120 semester hours) of post high school education leading to a bachelor's degree in accounting or related field (business administration, finance, or public administration) may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. To be creditable, education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university. (You MUST submit transcripts or proof of education to verify your claim). Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post high school level education and experience may be used to meet total experience.

    To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education(http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx) .

    Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.

    Additional information

    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.

    TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS.

    All new employees are required to attend a two week orientation in Atlanta, GA beginning their first day of DCAA employment.

    Program Completion and Conversion:
    To be eligible for conversion, Recent Grads must: Successfully completed at least 1 year of continuous service; Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Recent Grad will be converted; and Meet requirements in the Participant's Agreement.

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

    Trial Period: You will be required to serve an initial trial period of 1 year. The trial period counts toward completion of mandatory 2 year probationary period.

    Probationary Period: Upon conversion to a career conditional appointment, you will be required to serve an additional 1 year under a probationary period if one has not already been completed.

    Travel: Some travel is required including overnight travel for all auditors. If selected for a mobile auditor position, you may be required to travel extensively (50% - 75%) between contractor locations. Government vehicles are not provided for use by DCAA mobile auditors.

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

    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: For more information on veterans' preference go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

    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.

    Co-located positions:

    • Selecting Atlanta, GA will result in consideration for positions located in Smyrna, GA.
    • Selecting Dallas, TX will result in consideration for positions located in Ft. Worth, Irving, Grand Prairie, ARlington, and Richardson, TX.
    • Selecting East Hartford, CT will result in consideration for positions located in Windsor Locks, CT.
    • Selecting Hampton, VA will result in consideration for positions located in Newport News, VA.
    • Selecting Lowell, MA will result in consideration for positions located in Andover, Tewksbury, and Lexington, MA.
    • Selecting Phoenix, AZ will result in consideration for positions in Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, and Scottsdale, AZ.
    • Selecting St. Paul, MN will result in consideration for positions in Plymouth, MN.
    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    IMPORTANT NOTE - YOU MUST FOLLOW ALL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. ERRORS OR OMISSIONS MAY AFFECT YOUR RATING.
    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:

    1. 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.
    2. Highly Qualified: Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates full-performance level experience.
    3. 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.
    Competencies:
    • Audit Reporting
    • Concepts, Policies and Principles of Audit
    • Interpersonal Skills

    You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10099065

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

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    Required Documents

    You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Resume - Each period of Federal experience must reflect the grade level of the position and whether the assignment is permanent or temporary. Your resume must document your specialized experience at the next lower grade level.
    2. Assessment Questionnaire
    3. Other supporting documents
    a. Notification of Personnel Action for current or former federal employees - Unless you are a current permanent DCAA employee, please provide your most recent SF-50 or the SF-50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.
    b. College Transcripts - Transcript must show date degree was conferred; name of the student; name of the school, the required 24 semester hours in accounting courses; and the final GPA.
    c. Certifications - CPA or CIA
    d. Veterans Preference Documentation - DD-214 (member copy 4), Standard Form 15, VA Letter

    • 10-Point Veterans' Preference: You MUST submit a signed SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof as required by the SF-15. Click here for a copy of the SF-15.
    • 5-Point Veterans' Preference: You MUST submit a copy of your DD-214 which includes Character of Service (usually member copy 4). If you are currently active duty, you may submit written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The certification should also include when your terminal leave will begin, your rank and dates of active duty service.
    e. Military Spouse Preference - Spousal Travel Orders
    f. Other documents identified in this announcement

    WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by the closing date of the announcement at 11:59 EST, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified".

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    http://www.usa.gov/Federal-Employees/Benefits.shtml

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.

    Click 'Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
    1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
    2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
    3. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10099065

    Agency contact information

    HR Customer Care Center

    Address

    DCAA - HEADQUARTERS
    8725 John J. Kingman Rd.
    Ft. Belvoir, VA
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    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Defense Contract Audit Agency, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.dcaa.mil/

    Next steps

    Once your application is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email. When your application has been reviewed, you will receive an email advising whether you were determined to be the best qualified and referred to the hiring manager. Qualified candidates eligible for non-competitive reassignment, repromotion, change to lower grade, transfer or reinstatement will also be referred. You may be contacted for an interview. You will be notified when the selection process is complete.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a Case-by-Case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/486747300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.