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    Summary

    The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace.

    To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

    Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide:

    Internal Employees (Air Force Employee - Current Permanent Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional Employee and Current Permanent AF DCIPS Employees with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service)
    DoD Transfer - Army, Navy, DFAS, etc. (Excluding Air Force)
    Former Federal Employees (Reinstatement)
    Schedule A - Individual with Disabilities - click here for additional information
    ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program)
    Non-DoD Transfer (OPM, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.)
    VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunity Act)
    30% Disabled Veterans

    You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. "Transfer" and "Reinstatement" eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list.

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    Responsibilities

    MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: Click here: http://www.cpms.osd.mil/Content/Documents/PPP-Program%20S.pdf for specific program
    requirements. To request MSP hiring preference, you must submit the following documents: Statement requesting MSP; and Copy of military
    sponsor's PCS orders.


    This is a centrally managed position in the Audit Career Field

    • The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Region Chief by coordinating and guiding the day to day operations of multiple field-level audit offices within the region to accomplish the mission of the Air Force Audit Agency. These offices provide professional world-wide audit services for Air Force Organizations.
    • Plans and implements projects and studies that monitor the performance and operation of field-level audit offices that in turn direct programs concerned with major Air Force activities and commands. The incumbent establishes metrics and analysis systems for units to assess efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with regulatory procedures.
    • Monitors audit resource requirements and ensures resource allocation plans are attained so that the goals of the agency are met. Monitors training data of region personnel to determine the status of CPE requirements and other specialized training needs that must meet the GAO and AFAA requirements for auditors. Reviews training recommended by field supervisors to assure it is proper and promotes effective operation of the organization as a whole. Prepares a budget analysis to ensure sufficient resources are available to meet the travel requirements for planned installation level audits and the required supervisory field visits.
    • Researches and prepares briefings and presentations as directed that are factually correct and require minor editing. Assists in the planning and preparation of audit conferences, workshops, and seminars for region personnel. Prepares briefing slides for presentation to senior AFAA leaders, to include the Auditor General, that accurately report region audit performance and metrics and clearly illustrate if agency goals were met.
    • Prepares and interprets operating instructions, guidelines, and other written products which are clearly stated, easily understood and consistent with professional standards. Interprets agency policy received from the Auditor General of the Air Force, GAO and takes the necessary action to implement the policies.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Work may require extensive travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Federal Employees, VEOA, VRA, Individuals with Disabilities, Military Spouses, and Former Overseas Employees. See Job Summary for further information on "Who May Apply".

    Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.

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    0511 Auditing

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship Required
    • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
    • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
    • Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance

    ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    1. Work may require extensive travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.

    2. Employee may be required to work extended or other than normal duty hours to include evenings and weekends and may be subject to recall.

    3. The work requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

    4. This is a Financial Management Level 2 (2, GS-10-13) Certified position IAW the National Defense Authorization Act 9DNAA0 2012, Public Law 112-81, Subtitle F-Financial Management, Section 1599d. Incumbent shall comply with the requirements of this certification program.

    Qualifications

    This position has both BASIC QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

    Must have a bachelor's 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. (The term
    "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/
    or auditor.")

    OR

    COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Must have 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. Twenty-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; 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.

    AND

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
    At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service or equivalent in other pay systems that's equipped with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position.
    Specialized experience must include knowledge of the theory, practices, methods, and techniques of accounting and auditing; and knowledge of organizational or program practices, policies, and functions. Knowledge is sufficient to independently plan, conduct, and analyze evaluations of agency operational programs, or industrial operations and their related accounting systems. Skill in planning and developing the audit,
    interpreting findings, and developing or modifying techniques to resolve a broad variety of problems. Knowledge of methods to identify
    conditions affecting mission capability and to make recommendations to improve efficiency. Knowledge to comprehensively plan, analyze,
    determine cost/benefit relationships involving complex audits covering broadly related and highly complex functions of a large multi mission
    activity. Some of these findings may be recurring and will require developing creative solutions to controversial problems, where other recommendations may have failed in the past. Ability to coordinate the activities and findings of a group of auditors and to provide expert advice on the interpretation of accounting and audit regulations and their application to controversial problems.

    OR

    To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link: https://
    www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualificationstandards/#url=GS-PROF

    AND

    Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classificationqualifications/general-schedule-qualificationstandards/0500/auditing-series-0511/

    THIS IS A POSITIVE EDUCATION SERIES POSITION; YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT AT TIME OF APPLICATION TO SUPPORT THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT OF THIS POSITION.

    FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-12 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

    1. Professional comprehensive knowledge of the principles, theories, techniques, and practices of accounting, management, and auditing to independently plan and conduct audit efforts in different locations and at different organizational management levels.

    2. Knowledge of current trends and developments in the auditing profession within the government, public accounting firms, and industry.

    3. Knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards, agency practices, policies, and functions.

    4. Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of statistical sampling.

    5. Skill in planning and developing the audit, interpreting findings, and developing and modifying methods and techniques to resolve a variety of issues.

    6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; negotiate complex issues; conduct interviews; and maintain good working
    relationships.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

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

    Education

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be best qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated 90 or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives will not be used.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)

    • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    2. A complete Application Questionnaire

    3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

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    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.

    1. Online Application - Questionnaire
    2. Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor
    3. Transcripts - if qualifying based on education or positive education series (can be a copy)
    4. Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
    5. Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
    ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

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

    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.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

    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

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 01/05/2018

    To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10104697

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.

    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 10104697

    PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

    Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

    Agency contact information

    Customer Service Pentagon

    Address

    AFAA - Pentagon
    1460 Air Force Pentagon, Room 4A928
    Washington, DC 20330
    US
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    Next steps

    Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

    If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

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 process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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/487312000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.