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Job Title:Auditor

Agency:Peace Corps

Job Announcement Number:DPC13-A0028-LH

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$65,840.00 to $119,327.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 to Thursday, February 21, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

FP-0511-03/04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

03

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington, Dist of ColumbiaView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Ten Reasons to Work for Peace Corps! -- (1) Voted in the top 4 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" for small agencies in 2012, (2) the Peace Corps has a unique global mission. (3) Benefits include higher salary caps than the Federal standard with (4) quicker step increases. (5) Peace Corps employees earn non-competitive eligibility after 3 years of service and (6) have the chance to be selected for an annual Leadership Development Academy. (7) The working environment is highly flexible with alternative schedules, credit hours, teleworking. (8) There's a Distinguished Speaker Series, and (9) work-life programs including Metro and bicycle subsidies. (10) Peace Corps has a vibrant "Community" atmosphere; established through President Kennedy's call to service; the Peace Corps asks applicants "what you can do for your country" . . . and the world.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Peace Corps applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=EETBG.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent entity within Peace Corps and has the broad responsibility established by the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, (IG Act) to:
* Promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the Agency's programs, operations and management;
* Prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse in such programs and operations;
* Conduct and supervise audits and investigations relating to programs, management and operations of the Agency; and
* Keep the Director and the Congress fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the administration of such programs and operations and the necessity for, and progress of, corrective action.
Assesses the performance of government organizations, programs, activities, or functions. Performs or assists in the systematic examination and appraisal of the economy and efficiency of agency operations, effectiveness in achieving program results, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the adequacy of management controls; and the validity and reliability of program reporting.

Performs, or assists in performing, systematic examinations and appraisals of financial records, financial and management reports, management controls, policies and practices affecting or reflecting the financial condition and operating results of an activity, program, or organization inside or outside the department or agency. Conducts or assists in coordinating activities related to the detection of fraud, waste, and abuse.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:(The KSAs below may not apply at all grades)

Ability to apply analytical methods and techniques to identify and resolve financial and/or auditing issues.

Ability to gather, compile, and analyze financial and/or programmatic information.

Knowledge of performance auditing principles, practices, and techniques.

Knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and techniques.

Ability to prepare audit findings and write audit reports.

Ability to prepare and maintain fully supported documentation in accordance with professional auditing standards.

Ability to communicate findings and recommendations.

Ability to conduct data mining

Possess professional certification/qualification

Knowlege of automated audit files.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Grade 04: BASIC REQUIREMENTS

A. Applicants must show successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher 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/36 quarter hours in accounting. The 24 semester/36 quarter hours may include up to 6 semester/9 quarter hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing". Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor".)

OR

B. Combination of education and experience--at least four (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/36 quarter hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 semester/9 quarter hours of business law;

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

--Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester/22 quarter hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour/36-quarter-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 four-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester/36 quarter hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had either specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below. Education and experience may be combined to meet the total experience requirements.

1. The applicant must have completed three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree when it provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

OR

2. The applicant must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the FP-05 or GS-9 level.

Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience includes conducting performance audits of programs or auditing financial related data such as account payable or asset management.

Grade 03: BASIC REQUIREMENTS

A. Applicants must show successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher 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/36 quarter hours in accounting. The 24 semester/36 quarter hours may include up to 6 semester/9 quarter hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing". Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor".)

OR

B. Combination of education and experience--at least four (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/36 quarter hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 semester/9 quarter hours of business law;

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

--Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester/22 quarter hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour/36-quarter-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 four-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester/36 quarter hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the FP-04 or GS-11 level.

Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience includes conducting performance audits of programs or auditing financial related data such as account payable or asset management.


See Other Information for further requirements.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system. Additionally, we will conduct a quality review of your on-line application and supporting documents. Your on-line responses must be supported by the information you provide in your work history information.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Ten Reasons to Work for Peace Corps! -- (1) Voted in the top 4 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" for small agencies in 2011, (2) the Peace Corps has a unique global mission. (3) Benefits include higher salary caps than the Federal standard with (4) quicker step increases. (5) Peace Corps employees earn non-competitive eligibility after 3 years of service and (6) have the chance to be selected for an annual Leadership Development Academy. (7) The working environment is highly flexible with alternative schedules, credit hours, teleworking. (8) There's a Distinguished Speaker Series, and (9) work-life programs including Metro and bicycle subsidies. (10) Peace Corps has a vibrant "Community" atmosphere; established through President Kennedy's call to service; the Peace Corps asks applicants "what you can do for your country" . . . and the world.

This is an Excepted Service unlimited appointment with a one year probationary period. Candidates will be required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for non-selection or if the candidate has been hired, termination of employment. This is a testing designated position for the purposes of the OIG Drug Free Workplace Program. Candidates will be required to obtain a medical clearance as a condition of employment. The clearance is granted by the Department of State, Office of Medical Services. Direct hire Peace Corps employees who will be on TDY travel for more than 60 days in a calendar year must obtain and travel with an updated medical clearance in order to be eligible for access to Embassy Health Units overseas. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for non-selection. Employees are paid on the Foreign Service pay scale and receive the same benefits as other Federal employees

Applicants are required to provide justification to support the selections made in the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) portion of the application. Reference to an attached resume does not fulfill this requirement, although applicants may attach a resume as optional information. Failure to provide the KSA information will result in the applicant not being considered for the position.

If you have engaged in intelligence activity or related work, you may not be eligible to apply for positions at Peace Corps. Please click on the Public Notice Vacancy Announcement and refer to the 'Other Significant Facts' section for details.

If you are claiming Veteran's Preference you must attach your supporting documents to receive your preference points. For more information please click on the Public Notice Vacancy Announcement and refer to the 'Other Significant Facts' section for details.

A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for employment termination.

Requirements for Overseas Jobs: Candidates will be required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for non-selection or if the candidate has been hired, termination of employment.

Candidates and eligible dependents will be required to obtain a medical clearance as a condition of employment. The clearance is granted by the Department of State, Office of Medical Services. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for non-selection.

Both online and offline application assistance can be obtained by contacting the Avue Help Desk at 1-800-407-0147 or joeavue@avuetech.com or by clicking on the "TECHNICAL SUPPORT" button while working in the automated system.
 
When completing your Avue application online, you will receive a pop-up warning message after 45 minutes.  It is strongly recommended that you save your data often, and turn off your pop-up blocker in order to receive any system time-out warning. 

The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/pc/applicant.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number listed on this announcement to obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement, applicant qualification form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted.

Familiarity and/or experience with diversity and inclusion strategies and tactics within the workplace preferred.

Applications and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system. Additionally, the Peace Corps Human Resources Office will conduct a quality review of your on-line application and supporting documents before your rating becomes final. This quality review will be based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training as it relates to the duties of this position. Your on-line responses must be supported by the information you provide in your application and work history information.

Applicants are required to provide justification to support the selections made in the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) portion of the application. Reference to an attached resume does not fulfill this requirement, although applicants may attach a resume as optional information. Failure to provide the KSA information will result in the applicant not being considered for the position.

Applicants submitting documents can electronically attach them, or scan and attach them, to the employment application. If this is not possible, copies of documents can be faxed to 253-573-9869, or mailed to the following address: Peace Corps, c/o Avue Technologies Corporation, ATTN: Direct Services, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98402. All faxed or mailed proof documents must be identified with applicant's name and vacancy announcement number.

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.

If you have a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, or have questions regarding reasonable accommodation, please contact our American Diversity Program office at 202-692-2139. You can send an email to adp@peacecorps.gov or americandiversityprogram@peacecorps.gov.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holidays; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; incentive systems; and training and development opportunities. Employees located in the United States may also receive subsidized transportation, flexible work schedule, and a family/worklife program.

As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. 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.

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

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: If you are claiming 5-point Veteran's Preference, a DD-214 must be submitted with your application. To receive 10-point preference, in addition to your DD-214, you must also submit an SF-15 and an official statement, issued in 1991 or later, from the Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veteran has a service-connected disability of 10% or more. This documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement; failure to submit will disallow the additional points for preference being added to your score.

This position is excluded from provisions of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP).



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Peace Corps applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=EETBG.

If you are unable to apply online, you may contact the employing office for alternate application procedures. Please call Avue Help Desk at 1-800-407-0147 or email at joeavue@avuetech.com.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Avue Help Desk
Phone: 18004070147
Fax: 2535739869
Email: joeavue@avuetech.com
Agency Information:
Peace Corps
1111 20th Street, NW
Office of Human Resource Office
Washington, Dist of Columbia
20526
US
Fax: 2535739869

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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Job Announcement Number:

DPC13-A0028-LH

Control Number:

337302000