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Job Title:Supervisory Auditor (Bankruptcy)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Justice, U.S. Trustee Program

Job Announcement Number:PH-13-JP-831318

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$124,635.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 to Tuesday, February 26, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0511-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Chicago, IL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Who May Apply:  U.S. Citizens and nationals. You need not be a current or former Federal employee to apply.

The U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) is a litigating component of the Department of Justice and has the legal authority to appear in every bankruptcy case filed in the United States, from Title 28 Chapter 7 liquidations to major Chapter 11 business reorganizations. As a result, USTP employees headquartered in Washington, D.C., and in our 95 field offices throughout the country handle a wide range of challenging and significant matters as we strive to promote the integrity of the bankruptcy system by enforcing bankruptcy laws. Of particular importance is this Program’s effort to address fraud and abuse by debtors, creditors, attorneys, and others in the bankruptcy system by taking formal and informal actions in a civil context and making criminal referrals to and working with the U.S. Attorneys. If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career and access to a generous benefits package, consider the USTP as your employer of choice!

 

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy. 
Filling this position is subject to funding availability.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
  • May be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.

DUTIES:

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Description of Duties: Serves as the Regional Director of Finance and Audit in the headquarters Office of the United States Trustee.  Supervises a staff of three or more auditors/bankruptcy analysts, paralegal specialists, and other support staff responsible for professional accounting and auditing analysis, and related investigation work, for bankruptcy cases assigned to one or more United States Trustee Program (Program) Regional offices.  Serves under the direct supervision of the United States Trustee and provides expert advice and counsel to the U.S. Trustee on all matters relating to the financial and administrative areas of the United States Trustee Program in the Region in order to fulfill the duties and responsibilities assigned by title 11 of the United States Code.  Performs technically complex and in-depth analytical work in those Chapter 11 cases involving Regional exposure.  Manages the supervision and evaluation of Chapter 7 Panel Trustees, Chapter 12/13 Standing Trustees and Chapter 11 Trustees.  Provides a variety of related accounting and auditing services associated with Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 matters including serving as an expert witness in adjudicatory matters.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify for the position of Supervisory Auditor (Bankruptcy) you must possess all three requirements:  Specialized Experience, Basic Requirement, and Selective Placement Factor.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
A.  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
B. 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 non conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

GS-15 level: You have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level that includes the following: 1) supervise professional and administrative support staff; 2) assist in the implementation of policies and procedures for an organization, division, or group; 3) evaluate performance of an organization, division, or group and provide expert advice on organizational standards and operational procedures.
 

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:  Selective Placement Factors are part of the minimum requirements for a position, and applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.

 

The Selective Placement Factor identified for this position is as follows:  At least six (6) months bankruptcy experience is required which exhibits knowledge of bankruptcy regulations and procedures. Education cannot be substituted for the six months bankruptcy experience requirement.


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims.  Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

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 further information, visit:
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

If you meet the qualification requirements based on your online application and are found to be among the top candidates you will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

 

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

 

1) Leadership

2)Technical Competence

3) Oral Communication 

4) Communicate in Writing

5) Problem Solving


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

  • This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive service.
  • Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions, as of the closing date.
  • A security investigation will be conducted to determine suitability for this position. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation as adjudicated by the Department of Justice.
  • Position subject to restrictions of PL 103-94, Section 8, Political Recommendations.
  • Applicants must serve a two-year trial period. (Newly appointed employees in the excepted service who are preference eligible (veteran), must serve a one-year trial period.) Veterans’ Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

 

For 5-point veterans’ preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

 

For 10-point veterans’ preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the other required documentation identified on the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

 

EEO Statement: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any non-merit factor. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.

 

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

 

All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see http://www.sss.gov/ ). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.



HOW TO APPLY:

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You must submit a complete Application Package by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
 
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 831318.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire  http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
       - Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 that shows your status, position information and grade level), if applicable;  
       - Latest performance appraisal received within the last 12 months.
       - Veteran’s preference documentation, if applicable
       - CPA certificate, if applicable
       - Undergraduate and graduate degrees, if applicable  

Your resume MUST contain all information required for Federal employment. Your resume MUST include full employment information such as periods of employment, month and year position(s) started and ended, title of position(s), employer’s name and address, hours worked, description of duties, etc.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Email: PHILADELPHIA@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
19106
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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Job Announcement Number:

PH-13-JP-831318

Control Number:

336355800