BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To meet the Basic Requirements for the Auditor, GS-0511 series, you must meet at least one of the following requirements (Please note: you must submit your transcripts):
A. Successful completion of a bachelors 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. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.") OR
B. A 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:
a. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
b. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
c. 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.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
In addition to meeting at least one of the Basic Qualification Requirements shown above, you must meet the following requirement to qualify for this position at the GS-12 level:
At least one year of full-time specialized experience or the equivalent, comparable to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service (obtained in either the public or private sector) performing all of the following duties: 1) gathering, organizing, and evaluating complex data to plan audits; 2) assessing programs to identify operational problems and recommending corrective action; 3) utilizing a variety of auditing techniques (e.g., interviews, statistical analysis, and questionnaires) to execute audit projects; and 4) conducting audit conferences with management officials to report findings and recommend corrective action.
Education: For any college courses, graduate work, research, thesis or other non-descript courses listed on your transcript (such as "Independent Research"), please indicate through your resume or attachment memorandum from an academic professor how each course fulfills the specific education requirement, i.e., state number of semester hours credited, topic of study, grade earned.
NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. Applicants can verify accreditation HERE.
Special Instructions For 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, click HERE.
Conditions of Employment:
Work schedule is Monday Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm. An alternate 5-4-9 work schedule is available.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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. If 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 eligibility.
Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:
- Highly Qualified Demonstrates better overall or key knowledge, skills, or abilities for a specific position.
- Well Qualified Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position, but does not necessarily meet the definition of best qualified.
- Qualified Meets the minimum qualifications standards, including any selective placement factors, for a specific position.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:
KNOWLEDGE OF ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING CONCEPTS, PRACTICES, AND TECHNIQUES
KNOWLDEGE OF AUDITING LAWS, POLICIES, REGULATIONS, AND GUIDELINES
ABILITY TO GATHER, ORGANIZE, AND EVALUATE DATA TO PLAN AN AUDIT
SKILL IN COMMUNICATING ORALLY
SKILL IN COMMUNICATING IN WRITING