In order to qualify for Auditor, GS-511-11, you must meet one of the following BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
A. Have a 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.
B. Have 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: 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
C. Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;
D. 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 to 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.
In addition to meeting the Basic Qualification Requirements described above, you must meet one of the following ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
A. Have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service, applying a professional knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, practices, and methods involving the analysis of complex accounting records; implementing new or changed regulations; developing position papers and fact sheets to interpret and explain reports and accounting data; determining the scope of financial studies; reviewing automated accounting and financial systems for changes/enhancements; evaluating the validity of audit findings and making recommendations; briefing management officials, etc.
B. Have three years of graduate education leading to a PhD or equivalent degree in accounting or a directly related major as described in the Basic Qualification Requirements. An academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. This determination is made based on normal course loads for a full year of study in the graduate program. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours will satisfy the one year of full-time study requirement.
C. Have a combination of experience as described in "A" above and education as described in "B" above. To combine education and experience, determine the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then determine the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level. Finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
You MUST submit copies of your college transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) OR a list with all your courses, credit hours, grades, and semester year by the announcement closing date.
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:
Conditions of Employment:
1. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses will NOT be paid.
2. Additional travel maybe required for training and audit field work.
3. Compensatory Time Off in lieu of Overtime will be given.
4. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
5. Must be able to obtain a secret security clearance within one year of hire date.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of 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, 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 eligibility. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Highly Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
NOTE: You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSA's.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):
1. Technical Competence
2. Planning and Evaluating
3. Oral Communication
4. Written Communication