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Job Title:AUDITOR

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Office of the Inspector General for Tax Administration

Job Announcement Number:13-TIGTA-051PA

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$41,631.00 to $66,195.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 to Wednesday, February 06, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0511-07/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

This position is on a full-time work schedule. - This is a Permanent Appointment.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Denver, CO, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.

Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, former Federal employees who have reinstatement eligibility, and individuals who are eligible under special appointing authorities may wish to apply under 13-TIGTA-039.

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is located in the Office of Audit, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). The purpose of this position is to perform independent performance and financial reviews that evaluate the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) programs, activities and functions.

TIGTA's mission is to provide audit and investigative services that promote economy, efficiency, and integrity in the administration of Federal tax laws. We detect and deter waste, fraud and abuse in IRS programs and operations and protect IRS against external attempts to corrupt or threaten its employees. We provide independent oversight to the Treasury Department on matters involving IRS activities, the IRS Oversight Board, and the IRS Office of Chief Counsel.
Key Information:

  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
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KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    • Conducts complex managerial and financial audits and special assignments to assess program efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with program laws, regulations and other provisions.
    • Conducts valid and reliable research when analyzing internal and external information to assess risk factors and identifies high-risk areas.
    • Documents in audit work papers the results of audit review, using correct formats, including source, purpose, conclusion, and results.
    • Identifies and applies complex specialized audit techniques to achieve audit objectives.
    • Identifies complex computer files and applications and uses them as required.
    • Completes multiple assignments within required time frames, or participates in one or more non-project related activities that further the mission, goal and objectives of TIGTA while successfully completing primary assignment(s).
    • Manages audit resources on audits or projects, e.g., assures that audits or projects are within staff day allocations, time frames and budget and discusses status with Audit Manager or Senior Auditor.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:


    Education Required:

    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.")

    OR

    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.

    And

    For the GS-07

    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 include: experience which demonstrates a basic knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, concepts and techniques; ability to gather facts/data; ability to organize and/or analyze information; ability to draw conclusions or make recommendations; ability to present information or findings clearly, both orally and in writing. OR

    You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement, or 1 academic year of graduate education (or law school, as specified in qualification standards or individual occupational requirements).

    You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions. 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.

    For the GS-09:

    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 that is directly related to the position as listed and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  Examples of specialized experience for this position include: experience which demonstrates a basic knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, concepts and techniques; ability to conduct research; experience providing input to the planning of assignments or projects; ability to gather data to support conclusions  or recommendations; experience analyzing data/information; experience conducting audits or other analytical assignments; ability to present analytical findings clearly, both orally and in writing; OR

    You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Master's (or equivalent graduate degree such as LL.B. or J.D. as specified in qualification standards or individual occupational requirements), or 2 academic years of progressively higher level graduate education.

    You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions. 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.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Your application includes your:

    1. Resume,
    2. Responses to the online questions, and
    3. Required supporting documents.

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

    1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
    2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Analysis, Communications, Technical knowledge, and General knowledge. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, Highest, Better, and Qualified, depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.
    3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

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


    To preview questions please click here.


    BENEFITS:

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    We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. 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. 
    • Opportunities to telework may be available.
    Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • We will not pay relocation expenses.
    • This is a non-bargaining designated position.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:

    • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
    • 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 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
    • Successfully complete a background investigation.
    • 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.pdf). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Travel locally and/or overnight approximately 6 to 10 days per month.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

    For information regarding TIGTA's Reasonable Accommodation and Equal Employment Opportunity Policies, please click on the following link: http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/important.shtml#8



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    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 have 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.



    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).

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION If you are claiming veterans' preference, 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. Ten-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. Click on the following link for more information on veteran's preference: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

    CTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed list of documents, click here. [delete if education is required]

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION You must 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.

    If you have held a position in the Federal government that required these basic requirements for appointment (e.g. Auditor, Accountant, Internal Revenue Agent, etc.), then an SF-50 showing that you held such a position will be accepted as meeting the basic education requirements for this position.  If selected, you will need to verify that you meet these requirements before appointment.
    For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e4.asp#e4a.

    RECOMMENDED DOCUMENTATION In addition, we recommend that you submit the following:Declaration of Federal Employment OF-306.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Applicant Call center
    Phone: 304-480-7300
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    TDD: 304-480-8725
    Email: TIGTAINQUIRIES@BPD.TREAS.GOV
    Agency Information:
    TIGTA
    See "How to Apply"
    Parkersburg, WV
    26101
    US
    Fax: 000-000-0000

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." 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 communications that could affect your consideration for this position.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    13-TIGTA-051PA

    Control Number:

    336279500