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.")
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 nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
You will have to provide an official copy of your academic transcripts prior to entering on duty.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements listed above, applicant must also possess the following:
GS-12: To be eligible at the GS-12 level, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level as defined below.
Specialized Experience: is defined as experience that equipped you with the competencies needed to perform the job duties. Examples of specialized experience are: Conducting investigations to determine whether there have been violations of the Federal Statutes warranting the investigations, e.g., bank fraud, securities fraud, commodities fraud, racketeer influenced corrupt organization, mail and wire fraud; Preparing concise and accurate audit reports; Conducting financial accounting examination of the books, journals, and other business records.
GS-13: To be eligible at the GS-13 level, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level as defined below.
Specialized Experience: is defined as experience that equipped you with the competencies needed to perform the job duties. Examples of specialized experience are: conducting investigations to determine whether there have been violations of the Federal Statutes warranting the investigations, e.g., bank fraud, securities fraud, commodities fraud, racketeer influenced corrupt organization, mail and wire fraud; Preparing concise and accurate audit reports; Conducting financial accounting examination of the books, journals, and other business records; developing audit guidelines to include consideration of applicable criminal statutes.
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.ed.gov.
If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
Time-in-Grade:Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
You will be rated on the following Competencies:
Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
Economics and Accounting: Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, tax laws and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
Problem Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems; uses sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions; finds alternative solutions to complex problems; distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical judgments.
Information Management: Identifies a need for and knows where or how to gather information, organizes and maintains information or information management systems.
The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions