In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
Candidates must provide sufficient information at the time of application to determine that the following basic requirements, as well as additional requirements, are met. A copy of transcripts or a list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned is required. If selected, you will need to verify that you meet these requirements before appointment.
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
A. Degree: accounting and/or auditing; 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 and/or auditing. 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.')
B. Combination of education and experience--at least 4 years of experience in accounting and/or auditing, or an equivalent combination of accounting and/or auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting and/or auditing 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 related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher-level professional accountants and/or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and/or auditing 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 non conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
YOU MUST SUBMIT PROOF OF MEETING THE BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS. A copy of transcript(s), a copy of a CPA or CIA license, or a list of related college courses completed (including the name of the attended college/university, its location, course names, number of credit hours and the grades you received for those courses) is REQUIRED. Transcripts can be unofficial copies, but they must come from an accredited college or university, and they also must include the courses/names, number of credit hours and the grades you received for those courses. Please ensure that the transcripts or list of completed college courses you have provided include information relevant to the basic education requirements. If your transcripts do not show this required information, your application will not be qualified for this position and will not receive any further consideration. If you have held a position in the Federal government that required these basic requirements for appointment (e.g., Auditor, Accountant, Internal Revenue Agent, etc.), then an SF-50 showing that you held such a position will be accepted as meeting the basic education requirements for this position. If selected, you will need to verify that you meet these requirements before appointment.
Specialized Experience for the GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position must include two or more of the following:
• Conducting audits or evaluations of Federal government programs in the housing, financial and auto industry.
• Conducting internal control assessments and compliance with laws and regulations.
• Conducting auditing work examining financial and management reports, management controls, policies and practices affecting or reflecting the financial condition and operating results of an organization or activity.
• Conducting performance audits; and/or conducting evaluations related to the detection of fraud, waste and abuse.
Specialized Experience for the GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position will include:
• Audit/evaluative team experience with responsibility for planning, performing and conducting performance audits and/or evaluations of Federal government programs in the housing, financial and/or automotive industries.
• Independently conducting complex and/or controversial audits include assessing internal control weaknesses and detecting fraud, waste and abuse.
This experience will include skill in identifying trends in financial transactions and processes to determine their impact on the effectiveness of the audited program; and drafting audit reports that identify deficiencies and make recommendations to improve program operations.
The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application includes your:
2. Responses to the online questions, and
3. Required supporting documents.
This announcement is issued under "direct-hire" authority. Consistent with 5 U.S.C 3304(a)(3) and OPM regulations (5 CFR 337 Subpart B) on direct-hire: All candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements may be referred for consideration. Competitive examining rules providing for rating and ranking, category rating, and veterans' preference do not apply. We will evaluate your application by comparing your description of your work experience, level of responsibility, and accomplishments, with the requirements of the position to determine whether you meet all the qualification requirements.
If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority. "Well-qualified" means that in addition to meeting all the basic qualification and eligibility requirements, you possess knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for this position, and you would be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of this position upon entry. To preview questions please click here.