All applicants for this position must possess the following basic requirements:
A. 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.
B. 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;
(NOTE: You must provide a copy of your certification with your application). 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.
(NOTE: YOU MUST PROVIDE LEGIBLE TRANSCRIPTS SHOWING COMPLETED COURSEWORK AND DEGREE(S) AWARDED AS VERIFICATION OF YOUR EDUCATION).
In addition to meeting paragraph A or B above, you must meet the following:
Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level.
Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to performing audits that comply with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standard, independently planning and conducting complex audits demonstrating thorough knowledge of audit standards; communicating complex and/or controversial audit issues related to oil and gas, justifying conclusions reached and recommending courses of actions developing or modifying methods and techniques. The applicant must have experience in auditing techniques applied to the gas and oil industry.
A written test is not required.
Only education from institutions which are accredited or pre-accredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
These qualification requirements are condensed from the OPM Operating Manual "Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions" which is available at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The information contained in your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine the degree to which you meet the following competencies (previously referred to as, knowledge, skills, and abilities) required of this position:
OIL AND GAS AND/OR MINERALS KNOWLEDGE - Knowledge of oil and gas and/or minerals to direct the activities of a compliance team assigned to analyze royalty related information to assure that lessee/operator/payors are properly reporting and paying all rentals and royalties due on minerals extracted from Federal and Indian lands.
ACCOUNTABILITY - Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.
LEADERSHIP - Inspires, motivates, guides others towards goals; coaches, mentors, challenges staff; adapts leadership styles to various situations; models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, and respect for individuals by applying these values daily.
MANAGES HUMAN RESOURCES - Plans, distributes, coordinates, and monitors work assignments; evaluates work performance and provides feedback on performance; and ensures staff are appropriately selected, utilized, and treated in a fair and equitable manner. Empower staff in order to encourage individual development and achieve organizational goals.
ORAL COMMUNICATION - Expresses information orally (e.g., ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (e.g., technical, sensitive, or controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
ANALYTICAL THINKING - Able to break down raw information and undefined problems into specific, workable components that, in turn, clearly identify the issues at hand. Makes logical conclusions, anticipates obstacles, and considers different approaches that are relevant to the decision-making process.
WRITTEN COMMUNCATION - Expresses information in writing (e.g., ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (e.g., technical, sensitive, or controversial); and writes in a succinct and organized manner.
TECHNICAL COMPENTENCY-AUDITING - Knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards and procedures for conducting and reviewing performance audits.
Please ensure you answer all questions accurately. Your responses are subject to verification. In support of your responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, your resume should include verbiage that describes your experience relative to the position for which you are applying and provide examples that show the depth of knowledge, level of skill, or degree of ability you possess. If your application does not support your responses to the questionnaire or your application is not complete, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration. To preview the assessment questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions
Qualified applicants will be rated using category rating, which groups candidates in categories according to their self-assessed rating, plus veterans' preference if applicable. The categories for this announcement are defined as: Best-Qualified, Well-Qualified, and Qualified.