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    Duties

    Summary

    This position is located in the Office of the Inspector General.

    • The supervisor is the Assistant Inspector General Audits.
    • This position is non-bargaining unit.
    • This position may require occasional travel.
    • Expenses associated with an interview will be paid; however, expenses associated with a relocation will NOT be paid.
    • This position is subject to Securities Ownership Prohibition.

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    Responsibilities

    As an Auditor for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), you will work as a member of a team responsible for conducting reviews of agency activities or may be assigned as the sole analyst in reviews of more limited complexity or scope.

    You will analyze and examine the operations and management of NRC and the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) programs by conducting detailed analyses of NRC’s and DNFSB’s financial systems and overseeing the audit of NRC’s and DNFSB’s financial statements. In addition, you will also perform similar functions for NRC’s nuclear programs.

    You will perform critical auditing functions through planning, designing and executing data collection and data analysis within the office and the OIG to assess risk and fully develop audit findings. You will perform program evaluation and audit work in accordance with the OIG Audit Manual and the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) by conducting research to analyze internal and external information to assess risk factors and identify high-risk areas.

    You will participate in pre-project planning, verification of survey information, and reporting of findings and recommendations. You will also be responsible for the detailed verification of audit segments or issues including the preparation of detailed summaries, draft findings, and portions of final audit reports.

    Lastly, you will assess management responses from audited/evaluated program areas to determine compliance with recommendations and execute follow up activities to ensure acceptable management compliance.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel to regional offices and nuclear facilities may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13 - Candidates selected at the GG-12 level may be promoted to the GG-13 level without further competition. *This title is associated with the GG-13 level. Candidates selected at the GG-12 level will be titled Management Analyst or Auditor.

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship Required
    • Background investigation leading to a "Q" clearance is required.
    • This is a Drug Testing position.

    Veterans, who live and work within the Washington, D.C. commuting area, and, who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after three (3) years or more of continuous active service, may apply.

    You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.

    Qualifications

    In addition to the basic education/knowledge requirements described above, you must also have at least one year of auditing experience at the next lower grade or equivalent using the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. 

    Specialized experience is demonstrated experience using the Government Accountability Office's GAGAS. Candidates should be able to apply audit techniques and procedures, have basic skill in conducting and reporting on audits and/or evaluations that promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness.

    The ideal candidate for this position will be able to demonstrate the following:

    (1) Ability to conduct performance and/or financial audits or evaluate Federal programs. (Discuss the methods you use to research, gather and analyze facts, and study to resolve a problem.)

    (2) Demonstrated experience using Federal auditing standards, methodologies, techniques, and procedures. (Discuss the methods you use to research, gather, analyze facts, data, information, and draw conclusions.)

    (3) Skill in effectively communicating the results of analysis and solutions to problems. (Describe the kinds of oral presentations you have made and the type of original writing you have generated including the purpose and audience of your oral presentations and written communications.)

    (4) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, agency officials, and others. (Provide examples of specific assignments that required you to use tact, diplomacy, and negotiation skills to achieve cooperation and develop consensus.)

    (5) Ability to collect and analyze data using data analysis software such as spreadsheets, statistical packages, and computer-assisted auditing tools.

    Education

    **ATTENTION** 

    For applicants applying to the 0343 occupational series:

    Applicants that wish to be considered for the 0343 are not required to have an accounting degree nor 24 semester hours in Accounting.  However, formal education in auditing is desired.

    For applicants ONLY applying to the 0511 occupational series:

    Applicants that wish to apply for the Auditing occupational series 0511, must meet the following educational requirements to qualify:

    Applicants must have a 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.

    Additional information

    The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.  Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via  Disability.Resource@nrc.gov.  Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

    Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit:  http://www.fedshirevets.gov/

    Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.  False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

    A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires.  To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver.  To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks.  If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment.  If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.

    The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use.  Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to any vacancy questions to determine your level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements. If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager.

    Your resume and responses in the additional space provided are the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume and responses that directly relate to this position.
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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Q Access Authorization

    Drug test required

    Yes

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    Required Documents

    List of supplemental material that may be applicable:

    If you are a NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement saying that one is not available.

    If you are a current/reinstatement eligible Federal employee with status (Tenure Group 1 or 2), you will be considered under our merit promotion procedures and must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility.  In addition, current or former Federal employees are required to submit a complete copy of their most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal).  

    Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service; Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter.)  You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/.

    If you are not currently not a Federal Auditor, series 0511, and wish to be considered for this occupational series, you must submit your College Transcripts that substantiate your qualifications for the 0511 series. 

    All supplemental documents will now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement.  You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

    1.  Use the "USAJOBs" feature to download documents from your USAJOBs portfolio; or
    2.  use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer.  The following types of documents can be uploaded:  .gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc; or
    3. use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.

    As an NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent performance appraisal or a statement describing why your appraisal is not available.  You may do so either electronically, following the instructions below:

    All supplemental documents can now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement.  You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

    1.  Use the "USAJOBs" feature to download documents from your USAJOBs portfolio; or
    2.  use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer.  The following types of documents can be uploaded:
    .gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc; or
    3. use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.

    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.

    As an NRC employee you will continue to enjoy excellent Federal Benefits, including: comprehensive health and life insurance plans; Flexible Spending Account Program for health and dependent care; Long Term Care Insurance; Dental and Vision Insurance; retirement savings and investment plan similar to 401(k)  (Thrift Savings Plan); annual (vacation) and paid sick leave; family friendly leave policies; 10 paid holidays per year; transit benefits.  This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.  https://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/employment/newemployees.html#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

    We strongly encourage you to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position. 

    Your application for this vacancy must be received online via the USAJOBS application system BEFORE midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement.  If you fail to submit a complete online resume, including responding to any vacancy questions, you will not be considered for this position. Paper applications will not be accepted unless hardship circumstances can be demonstrated and requests for extensions WILL NOT granted.  If applying online poses a hardship for you, the Human Resources Specialist listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted online by the closing date.   Applicants must Contact the Human Resources Specialist BEFORE the closing date to speak to someone who can provide assistance for online submission.

    You must answer any job specific vacancy questions.  You will be rated based on your responses to any vacancy questions and especially the information provided in your resume.  Breadth, recency, and length of experience in the field; training, awards, and commendations; past and current performance; and community or outside professional activities will be considered to determine your level of knowledge, skill or ability for this position.  Abbreviated responses to the vacancy questions, such as "significant experience" or "see resume" do not provide enough information and should not be used.  You will not be considered for this position if you leave any of the vacancy questions unanswered.

    To begin the application process, select the "Apply On-line" button to the right on this screen.  Then follow the prompts to login/register, submit all required supplemental documents, and complete the application process.

    Agency contact information

    U.S. NRC OIG HR Resource

    Phone

    000-000-0000

    TDD

    240-482-3217

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    USNRC_OIG_HR.Resource@nrc.gov

    Address

    NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Office of Inspector General, 11555 Rockville Pike
    Attn: U.S. NRC OIG HR Resource, MS: O-5E13
    Rockville, District of Columbia 20852
    United States
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    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is ranked #11 as a BEST Place to Work in the Federal Government.  It has earned top ratings by creating a work environment rich in opportunity, diversity, training, teamwork, and work life balance and helped to guide our nation into the next generation of nuclear safety! 

    Begin a challenging career with the U.S. NRC, Office of the Inspector General (OIG), which conducts independent audits and investigations of both NRC and Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) programs and operations to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse and ensure integrity and efficiency at both agencies.  For more information, go to http://www.nrc.gov/insp-gen.html.

    Next steps

    You may check the status of your application at any time after the announcement closes by logging onto USAJoBs and selecting "Application Status."

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/591812500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.