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    Summary

    The USPS OIG is seeking a highly qualified applicant to fill our Auditor - Cost & Pricing position in the OA Cost and Pricing directorate located in Arlington, Virginia.

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    Responsibilities

    Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.

    The employee performs assignments of average difficulty requiring the application of fundamental principles, concepts, techniques, and guidelines in the area of auditing.

    • Plans, coordinates, conducts, and reports audit results when there is ample precedent for the work covered by the audit assignment.
    • Selects a course of action from many alternatives in planning an approach, gathering data, and presenting findings depending on the nature and extent of problems encountered.
    • Identifies and analyzes conditions and elements in work environments characterized by systems, functions, and controls for programs that are stable, pertinent issues are known; few conflicts in interpretation of conditions observed; and factual interrelationships are not always obvious or require treatment that varies depending on the subject matter.
    • Participates as a member of an audit team, progressively contributing more value to assigned audit projects as knowledge, skills, and abilities develop

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    0511 Auditing

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. citizen
    • Must be able to pass a drug screening and physical examination
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain Moderate Background investigation
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued credit card
    • May be required to successfully complete a 12-month probationary period

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or any other degree that includes 24 semester hours in accounting
    • At least one (1) year of experience conducting program and performance audits. Postal Service specialized experience in cost and pricing
    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
    • Degree or concentration in economics
    • Experience with conducting cost & pricing audits.
    • Professional certification(s), i.e.: CPA, CIA, FSCM, CPIM, CFCM, CPCM, etc.
    • Experience in TeamMate
    Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: Successful candidate may qualify for GS-9 equivalent level if they meet the requirements above and have a Master's Degree in accounting or related field that included 24 semester hours in accounting or a combination of Bachelor's Degree and 1 year specialized experience in conducting or assisting with program and performance audits. Series 0511 for Auditor requires 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.

    Education

    Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred. Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

    Additional information

    The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.

    This position is being advertised at the Journey Band level, equivalent to a GS 7/9.

    Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the USPS OIG. We offer a broad array of benefits programs:
    Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Care Insurances with Flexible Spending options.
    For more information about these programs visit www.opm.gov/insure.

    Retirement and Thrift Savings. For more information about these programs see www.opm.gov/retire and http://www.tsp.gov/.

    Flexible Work Schedules. USPS OIG offers a range of family friendly flexibilities including flexible work schedules, telework and employee assistance programs.

    Leave and Holidays. In addition to 10 paid holidays each year, you will earn 13 days of paid sick leave and 13 to 26 paid vacation days each year depending on your years of service.

    For further information, please refer to our website at:
    https://www.uspsoig.gov/frequently-asked-questions

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Non-Exempt if filled at the GS-7 equivalent level and Exempt if filled at the GS-9 equivalent level. (Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay; Exempt employees are not).

    Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EST on will be considered.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your responses to the online assessments completed during the application process. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Arithmetic
    • Decision-Making
    • Mathematical-Reasoning
    • Reasoning
    • Accountability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Flexibility
    • Integrity/Honesty
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Learning
    • Self-Management
    • Teamwork

    In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment. The online assessment measures critical general competencies required to perform the job.

    Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration. Cheating on the online assessment may also result in your removal from consideration.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

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    Required Documents

    You must submit all required documents by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of this announcement, 03/22/2019.

    1. RESUME. Required: When completing your online application or uploading your resume, you must categorize it as a "Resume" document). IMPORTANT: You will be asked questions in the self-assessment questionnaire. It is essential that your resume and supporting documentation provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire.

    2. COMPLETE OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE. Click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire. (Required: You must click on "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the Questionnaire to complete this process)

    3. TRANSCRIPTS from an accredited college or university. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable and should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, list of completed courses, semester hours, GPA, date and type of Bachelor's Degree issued. Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. Attach document verifying that it has been deemed equivalent. (Required: Upload and save as "Transcript" document.)

    4. PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL dated within the last 15 months. This is required from all applicants including Federal, USPS, OIG, and private sector employees. If a PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL is not available, you must submit a separate statement with the reason a performance appraisal is not available. (Required: Upload and save as "Other" document.) NOTE: An SF50 IS NOT acceptable as a performance appraisal.

    5. UPLOAD SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS which may include:

    • Certificates or Licenses, if applicable. Upload and save as "Other" document.

    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.uspsoig.gov/frequently-asked-questions

    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

    Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application. To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include the initial online assessment and submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration. The application process is as follows:

    1. To begin the application process, click the Apply Online button.
    2. Answer the questions presented in the application and attach all necessary supporting documentation.
    3. Click the Submit Application button prior to 11:59PM (ET) on the announcement closing date.
    4. After submitting an online application, you will be notified whether or not you are required to take additional online assessments through the USA Hire Competency Based Assessment system. This message will be delivered to you both on screen and via email notification.
    5. If you are asked to take the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be presented with a unique URL to access the USA Hire system. Access to USA Hire is granted through your USAJOBS login credentials. Be sure to review all instructions prior to beginning your USA Hire Assessments.
    6. Click here for Computer System Requirements (https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=USA_Hire_System_Requirements)
    Note, set aside at least 3 hours to take these assessments; however, most applicants complete the assessments in less time. If you need to stop the assessments and continue at a later time, you can re-use the URL sent to you via email and also found on the Additional Application Information page that can be located in the application record in your USAJOBS account.To update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login). There you will find a record of your application, the application status, and an option to Update Application. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed

    To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login. All of your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application

    Information page that provides information regarding the documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent related to this application. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information

    Vacancy Inquiries

    Address

    OA Cost and Pricing
    1735 N. Lynn Street
    Arlington, VA 22209
    US
    Learn more about this agency

    The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General's (USPS OIG) mission is to promote integrity and accountability to minimize costs, and prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.

    For further information, please refer to our website at:
    http://www.uspsoig.gov/general/about-us

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Office of the Inspector General, USPS, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.uspsoig.gov/general/about-us/

    Next steps

    Based on your application and your responses to the application questionnaire, you may be presented with instructions on how to access the USA Hire system to complete the online assessments. The online assessments must be completed within 48 hours following the close of this announcement. You will have the opportunity to request a testing accommodation for the assessment should you have a disability covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    Your assessment results will be kept on record for one year and used toward future positions for which you might apply that require the same assessments.
    To be considered for the position, you must meet all qualifications, including meeting or exceeding the cut score on the required assessments.

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/526973800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.