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    Duties

    Summary

    The Auditor (Bankruptcy) is responsible for the financial analysis and related investigative work associated with bankruptcy cases under applicable law. This analysis and investigative work supports the litigation and civil enforcement efforts of the USTP. Analytical and investigative assignments require a professional knowledge of accounting and financial analysis to perform work that is similar in scope and complexity to that performed by a public accounting firm.

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    Responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities for a 0511 Auditor (Bankruptcy) working in a Regional Office generally include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Applying professional accounting knowledge, understanding of business operations, and knowledge of bankruptcy laws and procedures related to the full scope, including difficult and complex chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy cases on a regional level.
    • Reviewing and analyzing bankruptcy cases and determining adequacy and accuracy of financial documents submitted on a regional level.
    • Performing exams, audits, reviews, and analysis of bankruptcy cases administered by the region's panel trustees and determining their adequacy, accuracy, and compliance with accounting principles and practices.
    • Performing oversight of standing trustees on a regional level, including reviewing budgets and budget amendments, financial records, operations and case filings.
    • Providing a variety of related accounting and auditing services associated with chapter 7 and chapter 13 matters on a regional level.
    The duties listed above are generally written for one grade level. If the position is advertised at multiple grades, the duties will be adjusted in difficulty, complexity, and level of supervision, for higher or lower grades, as appropriate. Organizations may also add 'other duties as assigned' once you are hired, based on what is included and allowed by the position description.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Job family (Series)

    0511 Auditing

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
    • You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check which includes a drug screening.
    • You may be required to complete a one-year trial period.
    • Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.
    • You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process. Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.
    • Additional selections may be made from this announcement, for up to 90 days, if openings occur in other offices serviced by Justice Management Division.
    • Financial Disclosure: If selected, you may be required to disclose financial information in accordance with DOJ and Federal ethics guidelines.

    Qualifications

    To qualify for the position of Auditor (Bankruptcy), (GS-0511-12/13/14), you must meet the basic qualification requirements listed below AND possess the required specialized experience specific to the series and grade you are applying to.

    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.

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    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.
    Since this position has a positive education requirement, you must submit proof of meeting this requirement. A copy of transcripts(s), a copy of a CPA or CIA license, or a list of related college courses completed (including the name of the attended college/university, its location, course names, number of credit hours and the grades you received for those courses) is REQUIRED. Transcripts can be unofficial copies, but they must come from an accredited college or university, and they must include the courses/names, number of credit hours and the grades you received for those courses. Please ensure that the transcripts or list of completed college courses you have provided include information relevant to the basic education requirements. If your transcripts do not show this required information, your application will not be qualified for this position and will not receive any further consideration. If selected, you will need to submit official transcripts before a firm job offer can be extended.

    To qualify at the GS-12 level, you must possess:
    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience performing audits, reviews, and analyses of bankruptcy cases and determining compliance based on set guides and regulations.

    To qualify at the GS-13 level, you must possess:
    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience performing reviews and analyses of bankruptcy cases for accuracy and correctness.

    To qualify at the GS-14 level, you must possess:
    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience performing comprehensive audits and analyses of bankruptcy cases to determine compliance with industry and regulatory standards for bankruptcy proceedings.

    All applicants are encouraged to submit a writing sample no longer than 5 pages which demonstrates their abilities with regards to auditing, analysis skills, and written communication skills.

    For more information on the qualifications for this position, click https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF OR https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/auditing-series-0511/

    Selective Placement Factor:
    Selective Placement Factors (SPF) are special qualification requirements, in addition to the minimum requirements, that are essential in successfully performing the duties of this job. If SPF experience is not documented in your resume, you will not receive further consideration under this announcement. In addition to the specialized experience requirement listed above, this position has a selective placement factor(s):

    Applicant must have at least six (6) months bankruptcy experience with a basic knowledge of bankruptcy regulations and procedures. The required bankruptcy experience may be complemented by experience that includes insolvency, regulatory, and/or forensic accounting with respect to state court receivership proceedings, non-bankruptcy insolvency proceedings and/or non-judicial reorganizations, liquidations or termination of a business and its assets as well as the financial analysis of the viability of a business entity. NOTE: While you may have experience in insolvency and/or forensic accounting which would complement your bankruptcy experience, NEITHER this experience or your education can be substituted for the REQUIRED 6 months bankruptcy experience. Applicants who do not meet the selective placement factor are ineligible for further consideration.
    You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement,.
    Your resume must support your responses to the questionnaire and qualification requirements.
    Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume.

    Education

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

    Education must be reviewed and certified by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be creditable toward your qualifications. Therefore, you should provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of 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 more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation.

    All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.

    Additional information

    General Employment Information:

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted. The information you provide will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether you are qualified for this particular position. Some announcements may use additional USA Hire assessment batteries and you will be notified if you're required to take an additional assessment.

    Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics):

    • Auditing
    • Financial Analysis
    • Oral Communication
    • Written Communication

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

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    Required Documents

    Documentation requirements may vary from applicant to applicant based on your eligibility claims.
    For example, Veteran documents would be required only from applicants claiming Veteran's Preference. It is your responsibility to carefully review the list of document descriptions below, to see which documents are required for your application.

    ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a detailed resume containing the following pieces of information for each job listed:

    • official position title,
    • employer name and contact information,
    • start and end dates (including month and year),
    • a detailed list of duties & accomplishments,
    • your highest salary (or grade/step) achieved, and
    • the number of hours worked per week (or indicate full-time).
    If you're unsure about what to include in your resume, please review the USAJOBS Resume Writing Tutorial on YouTube. You are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder, as this will ensure you're including everything that is required.

    If you are claiming a Veterans Preference eligibility:
    • When claiming a Veteran's Preference, you must submit your last DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) form, specifically the Member #4 Copy, indicating dates and character of service and discharge type.
    • If you are a Veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30% or more, you will need to additionally submit the SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference) and a copy of your VA Letter stating your disability rating.
    • If you are the qualifying parent or spouse of a disabled, deceased, or deployed Veteran, and are seeking a derived preference eligibility, you must submit appropriate supporting documentation such as the Veterans DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter, and/or Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. See Veteran Family Preference for more information.
    • For more information on each type of Veterans Preference, and the documentation required for each, see FedsHireVets.
    If you are a person with a severe disability, claiming eligibility under Schedule A:
    • You must submit "proof of a disability" documentation from your doctor or a licensed vocational rehabilitation professional. You can see sample letters here.
    • For more information about Schedule A and verification requirements, please see OPM's Schedule A site.
    If you are a displaced Federal employee claiming eligibility under CTAP or ICTAP:
    • You must submit your separation notice or agency RIF letter from your agency.
    • If you have not yet been separated, you can provide the letter of intent to separate you from the agency because of reduction-in-force.
    • See USAJOBS' Career Transition Programs for more information.
    If you are using education to qualify for this position, or education is required:
    • You must submit a transcript, which may be unofficial, as long as it contains a full listing of courses, credit earned, grade and grade-point-average, subject area, degree(s) earned, and dates of award.
    • Your transcript must come from a nationally-accredited educational institution recognized by the Department of Education.
    • If submitting a foreign transcript, you must have the transcript reviewed by an approved foreign education review organization recognized by the Department of Education.
    • Please do not submit electronic transcripts with documentation security protection, these may prevent our application system from accepting and processing the document.
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    USAJOBS - What documents might I need to provide?
    Application Manager Help - Documents

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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

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application questionnaire and submit your supporting documentation. Your complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/25/2021 to receive consideration.
    Please note that if the vacancy has an application limit, it will be listed at the top of the announcement by USAJOBS, and the closing date may be sooner than listed here.
    If you would like to preview the assessment questionnaire, please see: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10992035

    1. Click "Apply Online" to get started.
    2. If you're not logged in to your USAJOBS account, you will need to login. If you don't have an account, please create one.
    3. You will be prompted to select one of your stored (or uploaded) resumes, and any supporting documents you have uploaded to USAJOBS. If you have not uploaded these documents, you can do so later before submitting your application.
    4. After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, you will be asked to submit your demographic information (if you have provided this in your profile). Submission is optional and anonymous.
    5. You'll be asked to confirm your choices and certify the accuracy of your information before you're able to continue to the Application Manager system. Until you see the blue border and DOJ logo, you are still on USAJOBS. You'll see a folder animation just before you leave USAJOBS.
    6. Once you reach DOJ's Application Manager system, you'll be asked to verify the information you transmitted from USAJOBS. You will then respond to the application assessment questionnaires and indicate your eligibility options.
    7. After responding to the questionnaires, you will have the opportunity to attach the documents you brought over from USAJOBS *OR* upload documents directly from your computer or device.
    8. If you opt to upload a document directly, click the "Upload" button and select the document on your device, then wait for the upload to finish. Repeat as needed. Documents must be less than 3 MB each and should be in a compatible file format.
    9. Once all your documents are uploaded, you must assign the uploads to the appropriate document category. You may attach more than one document to each category. Click the drop-down menu for a document category, and select one of the available options in the menu. The document will be listed under this category. You can click the drop-down again to add other documents, as needed. You can have up to 15 document assignments.
    10. Once you've uploaded and assigned all your documents to an appropriate document type, you can proceed to the final verification step, and click Submit.
    11. If you have correctly submitted your application, you will receive an automated e-mail notification within 30-60 minutes. Be sure to review the announcement fully to make sure that your application contains everything that is required.
    If you need help with the application process, please see the USAJOBS Help Site (for everything on the USAJOBS-side), or the Application Manager Help Site (for everything on the DOJ-side). Regrettably, the Department of Justice cannot assist you with USAJOBS account issues. If you contact us for assistance and the problem is related to your USAJOBS account, we will have to direct you to USAJOBS to remedy the issue.

    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:
    If you are unable to apply online due to a disability or overseas deployment, you must request an alternative application, which is available from the Human Resources Office. Please contact Willie Smith at Willie.smith3@usdoj.gov or (202) 616-3742 to discuss your situation. Accommodations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Indicate that you're asking for a reasonable accommodation in your e-mail subject so the HR Specialist knows where to direct you.

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    Willie Smith

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    Executive Office of the US Trustee Program
    JMD Human Resources
    2 Constitution Square
    145 N Street NE
    Washington, DC 20530
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    Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!
    To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

    The United States Trustee Program (USTP) is looking for a highly-motivated and experienced Auditor (Bankruptcy) professional to join our team. The USTP is a litigating component of the Department of Justice with responsibility for overseeing nearly all bankruptcy cases filed in the United States. The Program's mission is to promote the integrity and efficiency of the bankruptcy system for the benefit of all stakeholders - debtors, creditors, and the public.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Justice, U.S. Trustee Program, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

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    Next steps

    You will receive e-mail notifications as your application status is updated by DOJ. However, you can also see your application status any time by logging in to your USAJOBS account and looking on the "Applications" page. Click the position title to expand the display for each application in the list. Click here to learn more about checking your application status, or see what each application status means.

    We strive to extend a final offer of employment within 90 days from the close of this announcement. Delays do sometimes occur for reasons beyond our control. Additional selections may be made from this announcement if openings in other offices occur within 90 days, candidates who are referred to the hiring office, may be referred to other hiring offices in this scenario.

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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.

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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 to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/590227900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.