THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
***This position is also being advertised as GS-12. If you wish to be considered as a GS-12 applicant, you must apply under announcement number AK-10104636-T5-18-007. Only one selectee from both announcements will be selected.***
This National Guard position is for a AUDITOR, Position Description Number T5147000 and is part of the Alaska Army National Guard, National Guard.Learn more about this agency
The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team!
NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT: This is a T5 Excepted Service position and as such does not require active membership in the Alaska Army or Air National Guard.
Opened Area(s) of Consideration: 1, 2, 3, 4
DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:
Area 1 - All current on-board AKNG T5 Competitive or Excepted Service Employees.
Area 2 - All other current onboard AKNG T32 Excepted Service Employees.
Area 3- All current military members of the AKNG.
Area 4- All other current Federal Employees.
Selecting Supervisor: Simeon Yates
Utilizing professional accounting and auditing knowledge, provides recommendations in the solution of accounting and operational problems and implementation of new or changed regulations, procedures and analyses of automated systems. Performs complex professional accounting and review activities involving in the analysis of accounting records. Conducts in-depth research and analysis in the coordination and resolution of problems. Develops position papers and fact sheets that interpret and explain reports and accounting data. Determines the scope of studies based upon a review of material received, familiarity with operations and relationship of financial management and its automated systems. Reviews automated accounting and financial systems and identifies the need for changes to enhance system capability to track and report financial reports and operational data used by local management. Evaluates computer system logic and program guidelines in order to recommend automated accounting software processes to enhance the analysis of information for the unit and other resource managers. Evaluates the impact on current and future systems and makes recommendations to ensure the organization has the needed equipment/software to meet the needs of managers. Performs a variety of internal review assignments of medium complexity that require ingenuity in applying conventional and advanced techniques in gathering and evaluating pertinent data. Utilizes professional accounting and audit skills to maintain oversight for implementing appropriate laws, directives, and regulations of internal control programs and procedures. Studies a variety of background material to gain program information and discover leads. Typically, this material would only include applicable Army and Air National Guard and state regulations and, if any, GAO guidelines. Prepares review plans based on use of the most appropriate advanced techniques. Conducts in-briefs with management officials. Explains the purpose and procedures for the review and answers questions. Performs survey work to identify potential operating problems. Prepares lead sheets to identify any potential weaknesses in internal controls that need further study. Documents the results in accordance with Comptroller General Standards, DoD, Army, Air Force, and Army and Air National Guard policies. Applies Comptroller General Standards and a wide range of evaluation techniques (e.g., interviews, computer assisted techniques, statistical analysis and questionnaires) in gathering, documenting, and summarizing data. Prepares working papers and files in accordance with Comptroller General Standards and Army and Air National Guard policies. Drafts reports, which present findings, identifies causative situations and recommends corrective action. Discusses findings with activity level officials. Convinces these officials of the value of recommendations made with their implementation being the ultimate outcome. Performs follow-up on agreed-to findings and recommendations. Reports to the USPFO on the status of corrective actions taken by functional activities. Provides unprogrammed, quick reaction troubleshooting capabilities wherein the objective is to prevent serious problems from developing. In direct coordination with responsible management officials, evaluates the validity of findings and recommendations identified by external audit agencies. Where the evidence does not support a proposed finding, negotiates for the command with the external audit agency to have the finding either withdrawn or amended. As the command representative, evaluates the management response to audit findings/results. When a management response does not appear to be adequate, consults with management to improve its substantive content. Prepares the overall command response to all external audit agency reports based upon input from proponent activities. Performs other duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - Training, TDY's, etc...
Who May Apply
This job is open to…United States Citizens
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
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Conditions Of Employment
- Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
- U.S. citizenship is required.
- This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
- Bargaining Unit: Non- Bargaining.
- Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide.
- May be required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory security clearance.
APPOINTMENT FACTORS: T5 Excepted Service appointment in the Alaska National Guard.
To qualify for this position, you must have:
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. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")
**NOTE: In order to qualify for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcripts.
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. 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.
**NOTE: In order to qualify for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcripts.
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Examples of specialized experience include: gather, organize, and evaluate data in complex areas and quickly separate essential from nonessential data, providing local commands and higher echelons with detailed briefings or position papers on the adequacy and accuracy of managerial and financial accounting systems and reports within the organization.
B. Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours will be considered as satisfying the one year of full-time study requirement.
Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Your experience will be evaluated on the basis of duties performed. Your record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position:
- Professional, comprehensive knowledge of accounting and auditing theories, practices, techniques, and standards; thorough knowledge of fiscal law and a knowledge of the organization's programs, functions and policies to accomplish managerial accounting and operational assignments.
- Technical knowledge in the workings of accounting systems and the requirements to review and advise on business enterprise architectural problems or enhancements needed. Ability to examine output products to ensure the management tools are providing the necessary feedback for management to make sound decisions.
- Knowledge and skills to independently plan a variety of assignments and to gather, organize, and evaluate data in complex areas and quickly separate essential from nonessential data. Also uses considerable skill in assessing the degree to which program goals are met and develops findings/reports that clearly identify operational problems and required corrective actions.
- Knowledge and skills to serve as the auditor responsible for providing local commands and higher echelons with detailed briefings or position papers on the adequacy and accuracy of managerial and financial accounting systems and reports within the organization.
- If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50. You may submit your most recent performance appraisal.
- If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
- Cost of Living Allowance (COLA): Entitled to 4.22% COLA in addition to base salary, subject to change.
- Direct Deposit Program: If selected for technician position with the Alaska National Guard, you will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program. (Salary will be automatically deposited to bank/credit union account).
- 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).
Veterans Information: Veterans' preference must be validated by formal submissions including all necessary supporting documentation. You must provide acceptable documentation of your preference or appointment eligibility. Acceptable documentation may be:
1. A copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions.
2. A "certification" that is a written document from the armed forces that certifies 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 the certification is signed.
3. You may obtain a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs reflecting your level of disability for preference eligibility by visiting a VA Regional Office, contacting a VA call center or online.
NOTE: Prior to appointment, an agency will require the service member to provide a copy of the DD-214.
If claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a Standard Form, SF-15, "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference."
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Category Rating: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of your qualifications will be conducted to determine if you are qualified for this job. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are:
1. Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for this position.
2. Well Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for this position.
3. Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements for this position.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application/resume will be made to determine your Area of Consideration (AOC) and to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum job requirements. Your initial rating will be based on your responses to the questionnaire in this document. This process measures the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position. Your final rating will be based on our evaluation of your responses, as verified through a review of your resume and other supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility and rating.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Creative Thinking, Decision Making, Information Management, and Problem Solving~
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
3. A copy of your DD Form 214, if applicable.
4. SF-15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference), if applicable.
5. Any additional documentation you wish to submit for consideration.
Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:
- Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.
- Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).
- Country of Citizenship.
- If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.
- High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.
- Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.
- Major field(s) of study.
- Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.
Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):
- Job title.
- Duties and accomplishments.
- Number of hours per week.
- Employer's name and address.
- Supervisor's name and phone number.
- Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.
- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).
- Job-related training courses (title and year).
- Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)
- Job related certificates and licenses.
- Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.)
Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.
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.
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.
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.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10104210
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
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Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application. Referral to the hiring official will be IAW our agency Merit Promotion Plan and current Labor agreement. Qualified applicants may be further evaluated by a ranking panel. Referred candidates will be further evaluated and interviewed by a selection panel.
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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.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487325200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.