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Job Title:Auditor

Department:National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities

Agency:National Endowment for the Humanities

Job Announcement Number:13-013-MP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,467.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 31, 2013 to Monday, February 11, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0511-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
District of Columbia, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

Serves as an auditor in the Office of the Inspector General, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and reports to the Deputy Inspector General.  The incumbent will conduct performance and financial-related audits of NEH internal operations/programs and grantees (primarily non-profit organizations) in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards.  Audits are performed to determine whether NEH operations/programs and grantee activities are (1) being carried-out in compliance with laws, regulations, and agreements; (2) being administered efficiently and economically; and (3) achieving the desired results or benefits.  This work requires skills in the development and application of audit/evaluation techniques; the ability to gather and analyze data; the ability to develop and present findings and recommendations orally and in writing; and the coordination of audit matters with NEH managers and/or grantee officials.  The incumbent must be able to apply an understanding of Federal laws, regulations, and specific NEH program guidelines to the planning and performance of audits, assessment of the risk of fraud and abuse, and the development of effective recommendations.  The incumbent will also perform reviews in accordance with the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Quality Standards for Inspections and Evaluations.  This position requires a fluent understanding of not-for-profit accounting and the Federal administrative requirements applicable to non-profit organizations.  Approximately 10% travel is required.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Relevant experience and/or education
  • Favorable background investigation
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service

DUTIES:

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·          Plans and performs audits/inspections, special reviews, and surveys of agency/grantee activities and operations.

·          Evaluates the results of audits/inspections/special reviews/surveys and develops findings and appropriate recommendations.

·          Prepares reports on audits/inspections, special reviews, and surveys of agency/grantee activities and operations.

·          Meets with agency/grantee officials to present audit findings and recommendations.

·          Reviews and evaluates OMB Circular A-133 audit reports concerning NEH grantees.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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At the GS-11 level, Qualified candidates must possess:
3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, for example: independently working on segments of audits; preparing workpapers; using automated audit software to gather and manipulate information and analyze data; participate in entrance and exit interviews; prepare findings and other audit products; drafting portions of reports.

At the GS-12 level, Qualified candidates must possess:
1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, for example: independent completion of audits with limited supervision; preparing workpapers; prepare and present findings and other audit products to agency officials; providing explanation of conclusions and justifications; completion of reports to be distributed to agency officials.

 

In addition to the requirements above, all applicants must possess the following selective placement factor:

 

-       Experience in planning and conducting performance and/or financial-related audits.

 

 


To be found minimally qualified, applicants must meet the basic requirement as stated:

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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:

 

-       Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;

-       A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;

-       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.

As part of the online application process you will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies:

  1. Knowledge of government auditing standards, non-profit accounting principles/practices, and OMB circulars.
  2. Ability to plan and perform audits, including the collection and analysis of data.
  3. Ability to present information orally and in writing in a clear, organized, and persuasive manner.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the NEH Merit Staffing Procedures.  We will review your résumé and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.  You will be further evaluated against job-related criteria and placed in one of two pre-defined categories:  

·          Best Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated outstanding proficiency in applying knowledge, skill, and ability in the critical competencies for this position.

·          Qualified Category - Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement.

If after reviewing your résumé and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.

 

Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the National Endowment for the Humanities offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System, and transit subsidy. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.   To find out more click here http://www.usajobs.gov/resourcecenter/index/interactive/benefits.



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

2. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

3. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, and submit any proof of eligibility along with your application, and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

4. Combining education and experience. When combining education with experience, first determine the total qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then determine the experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level.

5. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0500/0511.htm http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp



HOW TO APPLY:

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

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, February 11, 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 occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
 
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 835487.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational 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:

  • Resume or equivalent
  • Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire
  • Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable)
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if prior federal service)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

NEH Human Resources
Phone: (202)606-8415
TDD: 866-372-2930
Email: HUMANRESOURCES@NEH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
20506

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


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Job Announcement Number:

13-013-MP

Control Number:

336884500