In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements for this position, applicants must possess at least one-year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-13). Examples of specialized experience include, coordinating, planning and conducting complex audits, and providing advice and technical guidance to auditors.
The successful candidate for this position will possess the following KSAs/competencies: 1. Ability to lead a staff that maximizes the talents of each individual through the timely execution of multiple complex audits, evaluating work in process and reviewing results and audit reports for completeness and sufficiency. 2. Ability to plan, coordinate, consolidate and conduct complex performance audits. 3. Strong communication skills, both oral and written, to include preparing reports, constructing and delivering briefings and in negotiations associated with resolving issues with internal and external officials. 4. Knowledge of Federal accounting and auditing principles, standards and techniques as they relate to the conduct of performance audits. Applicants need not prepare written responses to these KSAs, unless asked in the online application. For further information on qualification requirements for auditor positions, please visit http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp.
CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section. If you are a displaced or soon-to-be displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under CTAP for opportunities for which you are well-qualified at the same or lower grade level (not for promotion consideration). If you are claiming CTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of the agency RIF notice or certificate of expected separation, your most recent performance appraisal, and your most recent SF-50 showing position, grade level and duty location. CTAP will be considered well-qualified if they earn a minimum score of 85 (prior to the assignment of applicable veterans preference points). For more information on CTAP eligibility requirements, please visit http://www.opm.gov/ctap.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS - Applicants must meet A or B below: 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 in business law; OR 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. If qualifying under option B, 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 a 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. Education completed in foreign colleges and universities may be used if the institution has been accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education.(Providing such evidence when applying is your responsibility)
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period. Upon reporting, and on an annual basis thereafter, you may be required to file a financial statement. This statement may be subject to public disclosure. This position requires a security clearance. This position is subject to the DOE drug free Workplace Program. The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be rated based on the extent and quality of you experience, education, and training described in your online questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible or not qualified. To preview questions please click here.