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Job Title:Lead Auditor

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:OIG-13-MP-0027

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$114,468.00 to $148,806.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 to Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0511-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

This is a full-time position. - This is a permanent position.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Livermore, CA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

  • Current Federal employee with competitive status
  • Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
  • CTAP/ICTAP eligibles
  • Veterans with VOW, VEOA or VRA eligibility
  • Those eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or special appointing authority

JOB SUMMARY:

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Inspector General is currently looking for a Lead Auditor in the Office of Audits and Inspection in Livermore, CA. Join our professional team of auditors, criminal investigators, and inspectors who help support DOE's mission through performance and financial audits, inspections of management issues and administrative allegations, and investigations into alleged violations of law.

DOE is the Nation's top sponsor of research and development (R&D) and has won more Nobel Prizes and the R&D awards than any other private sector organization and twice as many as all other Federal agencies combined. Operating nuclear facilities, science laboratories, power marketing administrations, and environmental clean-up sites in 35 states, DOE is responsible for many accomplishments in fields including alternate fuels vehicles, biological and environmental research, energy efficiency, nuclear security and non-proliferation, clean power technologies, medical technologies, gene research, and computer and microelectronics. The OIG offers potential for advancement, excellent benefits, and numerous training opportunities. We are located in 13 states throughout the U.S. Please visit our website at http://www.ig.energy.gov /.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • Successful completion of a background and security investigation required.
  • This position requires frequent travel (30%).
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses will not be paid.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
  • Financial Disclosure Statement is required.

DUTIES:

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The Office of Inspector General is seeking a highly skilled and motivated person to serve as a Team Leader in the  Office of Audits and Inspection, providing technical advice and guidance to a team of auditors. Auditors conduct systematic examinations and appraisals of financial-related records, reports, management controls, policies and practices reflecting the financial condition of DOE organizations and activities, contractors, and grantees, including state and local governments, laboratories, universities, and private industrial and business operations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized Experience

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.


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BENEFITS:

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The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits. You may be eligible for some or all of the following:

  • Health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance
  • Retirement program
  • Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Training and education opportunities
  • Transit benefit
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Worklife4You Resource

For more information on these benefits, see the USAJOBS Resource Center's Interactive Benefits Page



OTHER INFORMATION:

The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you are a veteran claiming 5- or 10-point preference status, or you have been discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service, you may apply for this position under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). If applying under this provision, a copy of your DD-214, SF-15 or proof of preference must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide appropriate documentation may result in denial of requested veteran's preference. Additional information on veterans preference is available at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/.
  • 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.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration regulations. To learn more about this requirement, visit the Selective Service website's Who Must Register page.
  • This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

To learn more about the Office of Inspector General, please visit http://www.ig.energy.gov/ or visit the Department's website at http://www.energy.gov/.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.

 

Steps to submit a complete application:

  1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
  2. You must have a completed resume. (Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and require that you have a completed resume within your USAJOBS profile using the Resume Builder).
  3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the 'Apply Now' button.
  4. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
  5. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to) transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and verification of veteran status.
  6. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received.

If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

 

NEED HELP?

  • If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours.
  • If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3.0@opm.gov.
  • If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

  • ALL APPLICANTS: Resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
  • Applicants using education to qualify: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and grade. Please see the Education section for more information.
  • Current/former Federal employees: Most recent Standard Form 50(s) (SF). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50(s) must show series, grade, and position type occupied.
  • Displaced Federal employees: ICTAP/CTAP documentation.
  • Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
  • Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Bridget Meggett
Phone: 202-586-4466
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: bridget.meggett@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Office of the Inspector General
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Rm 5D-031
Washington, DC
20585
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS. You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time, www.usajobs.com. You may also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the notification settings in your USAJOBS profile. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible. After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS.

 

Once the announcement closes, we will evaluate your qualifications and determine your ranking. The best-qualified, or highest ranked, candidates will be referred to the Selecting Official for further consideration and possible interview.


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Job Announcement Number:

OIG-13-MP-0027

Control Number:

343537800