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    Summary

    Employees of the OIG help to ensure that HUD funds are used only for the purposes for which they are intended, thereby ensuring maximum benefit to the American public.  HUD OIG is recruiting to build, sustain, and deploy a skilled, knowledgeable, diverse, and high-performance workforce to meet the current and emerging needs of government and its citizens. 

    This appointment is being filled under the Pathways Program - Recent Graduate.

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    Responsibilities

    The Recent Graduates Program provides individuals, who have recently graduated from a qualifying educational institution or program, with developmental opportunities in the Federal Government.  Participants must have obtained a degree, or completed a qualifying career or technical education program within the preceding 2 years.  If you served in the military after receiving your degree please see the "Qualifications" section below for more information regarding your eligibility.  Upon successful completion of the program, if you are a United States citizen, you may be non competitively converted to a permanent position, or in some circumstances a term appointment in the competitive service.

    Following the completion of program requirements, selectees may be considered for non-competitive conversion to a career-conditional or term appointment. All conversion requirements will be identified in the Participant Agreement. Program requirements include but are not limited to:

    • Successful completion of at least 1-year of continuous service; 
    • Completion of at least 40 hours of interactive training;
    • Demonstration of successful job performance; and
    • Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Recent Graduate may be converted.

    WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM? For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to the following website: www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads

    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. You will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this developmental position.
    - Develop specific audit plans and milestones for completing the review. 
    - Monitor and report on the status and progress of work, checking on work in progress and reviewing completed work to see that the supervisor's instructions on work priorities, methods, deadlines, and quality have been met. 
    - Perform qualitative and quantitative research in a collaborative environment for the purpose of gathering background and other information to learn the audit subject’s environment.
    - Prepare reports and documents supporting work papers and documentation for the preparation, presentation and communication of work-results to the supervisor or manager. 
    - Work with others towards an agreement and negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - May be required to travel 11 days or more per month.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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    0511 Auditing

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.

    Eligibility:
    - Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Professional, Doctorate, Vocational or Technical Degree or Certificate from a qualifying educational institution.

    - A Veteran who, due to a military service obligation, was precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period shall have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon his/her release or discharge from active duty.  In no event, however, may the individual's eligibility period extend beyond 6 years from the date on which the individual completed the requirements of an academic course of study.  You MUST submit a copy of your D214 showing duration and dates of service.

    For more information regarding the Recent Graduate Program CLICK HERE.

    Qualifications

    You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date.  You must answer all job-related questions in the job questionnaire.

    For the GS-9, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the federal service or equivalent qualifying educational accomplishment. Specialized experience for this position could include:
    - Conducting segments of audits; AND
    - Preparing work papers using an automated auditing software program; AND
    - Collecting, analyzing, and summarizing evidence to support audit conclusions; AND
    - Identifying controls over operations and recognizing weaknesses in controls; AND
    - Researching laws, regulations, guidelines, and procedures.

    OR
    2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree (or will attain within 9 months of application). Attach a copy of transcripts or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.
    OR
    You may qualify on a combination of education and experience. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.

    For the GS-7, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the federal service or equivalent qualifying educational accomplishment. Examples of specialized experience for this position could include:
    - Assisting more experienced auditors with conducting segments of audits; AND
    - Preparing work papers using automated auditing software; AND
    - Researching laws, regulations, guidelines, and procedures.

    OR
    You may qualify based solely on education as follows: 1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement based on a bachelor's degree that is demonstrated through class standing (upper 1/3 of class); grade point average (3.0/4.0 overall or 3.5/4.0 in major), or election to membership in a qualifying national scholastic honor society (or will attain within 9 months of application).
    OR
    You may qualify on a combination of education and experience. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent.

    The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.  One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

    FHA, Ginnie Mae, or housing experience is desirable, but not required.

    Education

    A. Degree: auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration or accounting. OR
    B. Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in Performance Auditing, or an equivalent combination of performance auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional auditing knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:

    1. A certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor or a Certified Public Accountant, obtained through written examination; or
    2. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in auditing or accounting, e.g., 15 semester hours.

    Additional information

    - Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. 
    - This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    - We offer opportunities for telework.
    - We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

    If selected for this position, you will be required to:
    -All selectees must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.
    -Complete a one-year trial period (unless already completed).
    -Must successfully complete a detailed background investigation.
    -Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.
    -Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
    -If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    -Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    -Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-9_IFR_02-02-09.pdf). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    - You will be required to regularly report to the Duty Station listed above. While teleworking is an option, approval is at management’s discretion based on duties, business needs, performance, etc. 
    - Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    -File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.  
    -Be willing to travel 11 days or more per month.
    -Provide proof of education (transcripts) prior to the job offer; you will be required to submit official transcripts verifying your qualifications prior to a job offer being issued.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

    Your application must include your:

    1.  Resume,

    2.  Responses to the online questions,

    3.  Transcripts - Proof of enrollment (REQUIRED),

    4.  Cover Letter (optional).

    We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

    1.  Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all minimum qualifications as described under the Qualifications section.  If your application is incomplete, you will not be considered.

    2.  Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Analytical, Communication, and Teamwork. Your application will be evaluated against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  You may also be further evaluated using additional assessment processes.

    Category rating procedures will be used to rank and refer eligibles.  Based on your responses to the online questionnaire, you will be assigned a score.  Your score will determine in which of the three categories you will be placed:  Categories are Best Qualified (BQ), Well Qualified (WQ) and Qualified (Q).  Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category.

    GS-07 ONLY: Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

    Review your resume and responses carefully.  Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score.  A human resources representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.  Your resume will be among the factors used in setting your pay, should you be made an offer of employment.  Please ensure that it fully describes your experience as it relates to the position for which you are applying.

    3.  Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. 


    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the announcement. As a result, the announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date of receipt of the 50th application or at 11:59 p.m. ET on 02/12/2021; whichever occurs first. Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference or need an extension on your eligibility period, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge.

    10 point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. For more information on veterans' preference, click here.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or if there is an education requirement for this position, submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of courses showing title, number of credits, grade, and date of completion.  To be used in meeting qualification requirements, a college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page. If we are unable to determine that you meet the required education, you will be found ineligible for further consideration.  An official transcript or equivalent documentation will be required if you are selected.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you will also be required to submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at http://www.ops.got/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp#e4a

    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.

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous.  Our benefits package includes: 
    -Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.

    -Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.

    -Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.

    -A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods.  We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.

    -A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.

    -Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:  http://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_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 following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

    If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJobs Help Desk.

    Treasury provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

    Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov)
    -We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. For more resume tips click here.
    - You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

    Step 2 - Apply Online
    Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

    Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application
    If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.

    Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission
    You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

    Step 5 - Submit Required Documents
    You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.

    Document Upload:
    You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways:

    1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. or

    2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.

    In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.

    Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.

    For additional information on how to apply, please visit the Partnership for Public Service’s Go Government website.

    Agency contact information

    Applicant Call Center

    Phone

    304-480-7300

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    hudiginquiries@fiscal.treasury.gov

    Address

    HUD - Office Of Inspector General
    We Do Not Accept Mailed Applications
    Parkersburg, West Virginia 26106
    United States
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    The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has as its primary mission the detection and deterrence of fraud, waste, and abuse in the administration of over $30 billion in Federal funds each year by the U.S. Department if Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Through its programs, largely carried out by thousands of approved lenders and public housing authorities throughout the United States, HUD expands housing opportunities for American families by extending such benefits as mortgage insurance and rental subsidies for qualified persons.

    Next steps

    1. Login to your USAJOBS account, select the "Applications" section and click on the vacancy you would like to view and have already applied for.

    2. Under "application status," click "additional application information" and you will be taken to the CareerConnector website where you can check your application status. The "additional application information" link may not be available if your application status says "Unavailable." This indicates that your application is not complete.

    If the "additional application information" link is not available and the vacancy is still open, you can click on the job announcement and "Update Application" to be taken back to the CareerConnector portion of the application.

    Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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 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/590944600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.