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Job Title:Supervisory Auditor; GS-0511-14

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Administration for Children and Families

Job Announcement Number:HHS-ACF-DE-13-952086

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Sunday, September 01, 2013 to Monday, September 16, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0511-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

Who May Apply:   Open to all United States Citizens

 

This position is located in the in the Department of Health and Human Services with Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS), Division of State Assistance (DSA). 

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-ACF-MP-13-951672 under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background investigation required.
  • Maybe requried to serve a one year supervisory probationary period

DUTIES:

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Provides senior technical direction of division staff and establishes policies and procedures for financial integrity system. Plans the conduct of comprehensive audits for DSA grantees. The objective of the audit is to evaluate compliance with program performance standards, to identify fiscal deficiencies, and to assess the risk to Federal funds. Designs financial assessment plans covering program areas where there is a high probability of significant findings or top management interest. Modifies the plan by changing area of emphasis and revising new approaches ad determined by an analysis of preliminary findings.

 

Audits vary in scope and complexity and may encompass any or all of the following depending on the needs as determined by management:

 

  • An examination of financial transactions, accounts, and reports, including an evaluation of compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • A review of efficiency and economy in the use of resources.
  • A review to determine whether desired results are effectively achieved.
  • A review of whether program costs are in line with comparable public and private sector costs for similar activities.
  • A review of organizational financial viability.

 

Evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of accounting and program controls reflected in policies, systems, procedures, methods and related practice. Develops consolidated report of audit findings. Recommends improvements to program operations where different points of view may be strongly held. Develop special reports as audit progresses, covering program deficiencies where immediate corrective action is required such as recovery of misused funds, further investigation of fraudulent practices, strengthening of program controls, changing work processed, and clarifying the instructions for implementing the program.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify, applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

For the GS-14 grade level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-13) in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and can be demonstrated through the ability to planning and executing audits of grantees, programs, and diversified activities; 2) articulating audit findings; 3) providing technical direction to others performing financial management functions; and 4) establishing policies and procedures to ensure the integrity of financial systems and fiscal reviews.


Basic Requirements: Applicants must meet A or B below to receive further consideration for this position.

A) Degree: accounting; or a degree in a relatedfield 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.")

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. 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 Accountantor a Certified Internal Auditor, obtainedthrough 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 applicanthas successfullyworked at the full­ performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuationengineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditorshas determined thatthe applicant has demonstrated a good knowledgeof accounting and ofrelated and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement thatwhich is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-yearcourse of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal non-conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hoursin accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned.  Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.

Foreign Education:  If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.  For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.

Conditions of Employment:

 

1. Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

 

2. E-Verify:  If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

 

3. Direct Deposit:  All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

 

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

 

5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

 

6. One-year initial probationary period may be required.

 

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No

 

8. Bargaining Unit Position: No

 

9. Drug Screening Required: No

 

10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No

 

11. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: Maybe

 

12. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No

 

13. Travel (No more than 48 days per year)

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates.  The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.  Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.

 

The Category Rating Process does not add veterans’ preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.  Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

 

 

Skill in planning and executing audits of programs and diversified activities that use a number of different accounting and control systems

Skill in written communication

Skill in oral communication

Knowledge and skill to identify aberrant conditions during reviews for compliance, financial and/or program results, and the ability to articulate findings in a concise, logical and convincing manner

Skill in performing team leader and/or supervisory functions

 

 


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.

 

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov).

 

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, September 16, 2013 to receive consideration.

1.    To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

2.    Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

3.    It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

4.    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

5.    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Resume
   ·Transcript

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·DD-214
   ·Other
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·SF-50

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 952086.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

NOTE: If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, September 16, 2013  to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire (1203FX form) and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

4. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Mechell Jefferson / 202-691-2214   The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

For Most Effective Resumes Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Most_Effective_Resumes.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, September 16, 2013 .

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mechell Jefferson
Phone: (202)691-2214
Email: MECHELL.JEFFERSON@HHS.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS NCR Center
200 Independence Ave SW
HHH Building
Suite 801
Washington, DC
20201

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

 

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-ACF-DE-13-952086

Control Number:

350566900