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Job Title:Supervisory Auditor-DE-TEMP

Agency:Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Job Announcement Number:BAPD-2014-0003

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:

Monday, October 07, 2013 to Thursday, January 23, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0511-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary NTE One Year

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All U.S. Citizens and Nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is temporary not-to-exceed one year; however, it may be terminated at any time, may be extended for an additional year, or may become permanent without further competition. Selectee will be required to sign Conditions of Temporary Employment upon entering the position.


This position is located in the Benefits Administration and Payment Department (BAPD), Deputy Director of Operations (DDO).

More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized for this position, if applicable.

Marketing Statement:


Your dream job awaits you at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation!

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has a distinguished and important mission in protecting America's pensions. At PBGC, you will use your skills in accounting, auditing, business, finance, law, actuarial science, or information technology and more, to protect the retirement income of nearly 44 million hardworking Americans. Our work is challenging, compelling, and important. Whatever your background or expertise, you will find your future at PBGC exceptionally rewarding because the work you perform will have a daily impact on the lives of relatives, friends and neighbors. It will be like no other career choice you have explored.

The Benefits Administration and Payment Department (BAPD) is seeking talented candidates to lead a newly established team of professionals tasked with performing plan asset evaluations for terminated pension plans taken over by the PBGC. The plan asset evaluation process entails identifying and auditing the value of all the assets and non-participant liabilities existing within a plan as of the plan’s termination date. The plan asset evaluation process is a critical step in determining the ultimate benefit for each individual covered by the plan.

Your career at PBGC will be challenging, compelling and important, and will also include great benefits (see federal benefits highlighted below). Don't delay; apply today!

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You may undergo a personnel security background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt
  • 1 year probationary period required unless met during prior Federal service
  • Applicants selected for employment will be required to complete an OF-306
  • Travel: less than 10%

DUTIES:

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As the Supervisory Auditor you will:
 

  • Serve as a supervisory auditor and reviewer of the work of Federal and Contract staff auditors, providing authoritative technical advice and assistance in accordance with plan asset evaluation procedures.
  • Manage the design of an audit plan to assess the reasonableness and accuracy of the values of the assets and liabilities of a pension plan.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You may start at $105,211 (GS-14) if you also possess the following by the closing date of the announcement:
In order to qualify for the supervisory auditor position at the GS-14 level, applicants must meet the education and specialized experience qualification requirements:
Education Requirements: A course of educational study as described below: A degree in 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 and/or auditing. This requirement of 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 A combination of education and experience encompassing at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting or auditing 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; 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 or auditing, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
Specialized Experience Requirements: Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience that demonstrates experience with pension plans within public accounting, banking, insurance. Qualifying experience includes leading a group of professionals who determine and/ or assist in determining the value of plan assets. Examples of the types of plan assets being evaluated include:   multiple combinations of complex derivatives, variable securities, private equity funds, hedge funds, funds of funds, venture capital funds, infrastructure funds, structured products, commodity pools, real estate funds, contingent securities, privately held companies, limited partnerships, fixed income, or equity linked securities.



All requirements must be met by midnight EST by the closing date of this vacancy

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Category Rating is being used for this position.  You will respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) below.  Be sure that your resume contains accurate and sufficient information that clearly supports your responses to all of the questions.  Your responses to the questions must be substantiated by your resume and/or supporting documentation. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or your responses to questions, your ratings will be changed and you may be removed from employment consideration. 
The KSAs for the position are:
 
1) Knowledge of  financial and accounting principles, auditing standards,  concepts, laws, and  administration to provide technical expertise in the evaluation of plan assets.

2) Ability to supervise or lead professional staff in determining the efficiency and effectiveness of the plan  assets evaluation process.
 
You will be placed in one of the following categories based on your vacancy question responses- 1) Gold;  2) Silver; 3) Bronze.


The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Gold) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.
 
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Visit Federal Employee Benefits for information on the major benefits offered. Visit PBGC Employee Benefits to learn more about PBGC specific benefits.

OTHER INFORMATION:

To be considered under a special hiring authority such as the Schedule A appointing authority for persons with disabilities; the Veterans' Recruitment Appointment(VRA) authority; the direct-hire authority to appoint veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more; Peace Corps or VISTA service; or another excepted service/special hire authority, you must submit documentation to support your claim for eligibility with your application package. For more details, visit Federal Hiring Flexibilities.

PBGC encourages qualified applicants with disabilities to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are interested in learning more about job opportunities under the Schedule A Hiring Authority and other available hiring flexibilities and authorities are encouraged to contact PBGC's Selective Placement Program Coordinator, Donald Beasley, at (202) 326-4000 ext. 3637 or Beasley.donald@pbgc.gov. TTY/TDD users should call the federal relay service at (800) 877-8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 326-4000 ext 3637.


HOW TO APPLY:

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In order to be considered, submit all of the required information (including your supplemental documentation) before midnight EST on the closing date.  

If you are not able to apply online or require reasonable accommodations, contact Nina Morrison on (202) 326-4000 6899, or morrison.nina@pbgc.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day before the closing date of this vacancy announcement.   

For TTY/TDD users, call the Federal Relay Service toll free at 1-800-877-8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 326-4111.

Please complete all the steps in the online application process at
USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov).  You may make updates to your information
at any time prior to midnight EST on the closing date of this
announcement.

*  Register with USAJOBS, which will store your information and resume. You will only need to complete this step once.
*  Locate and review the vacancy announcement on USAJOBS. Click the Apply Online link and then select a resume to submit with your application.
*  Click on Apply for this Position Now. You will be redirected to our online system.
*  Complete or review the online core questions, which determine the types of positions you are eligible for.
*  Specify which series and grade(s) you wish to be considered for.  
*  Complete the online vacancy questions, then click "Finish". You will continue to the Vacancy Documents page.
*  Submit each of the documents that apply to you by upload, USAJOBS, or fax according to the instructions provided.   
*  Click "Next," and you will see an overview of your responses. To finish, click "Finish."



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

RESUME : You must submit a resume. Your resume should clearly show your possession of the specialized experience qualification requirement and competencies so that we can determine your qualifications for this position.  Your resume should be specific to the position you are applying for, relating your skills and experience to those noted in the job posting.  

COVER LETTER (OPTIONAL): Your cover letter should state your interest in this position and the strengths that you feel will make you an asset to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.  We will not use your cover letter to determine your qualifications; however, your cover letter will go to the Selecting Official along with your resume if you are referred.  

TRANSCRIPT(S) This position has a positive education requirement.  You must submit transcripts to verify that you meet the education requirement for this position.  In addition to providing the appropriate transcript(s) to support the positive education requirement, you must also provide any additional transcripts to support education noted for the individual grade levels specified in this announcement, if applicable.  Information on the specific education requirement can be found under the Qualifications and Evaluations tab in the vacancy announcement. Your transcripts should include course titles, school name/location, date completed, grades, and number of credits earned. Applicants who obtained their qualifying education outside of the U.S. and its territories must provide proof that their degrees have been validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a college or university in the U.S. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted with your application; however, you must bring official transcripts with youon your first day if you are hired.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: If claiming veteran's preference, you should indicate the type of veteran's preference you are claiming on your resume. For 5-point veteran's preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 copy or Member 7 copy), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g. documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  If the appropriate copy of the DD-214 is not submitted and the discharge status is not confirmed, you will not receive credit for the claimed active duty military service. To gain access to your DD214 online, please visit: National Archives. For 10-point veteran's preference, including 30% or more disabled veterans, you must submit a SF-15  Application for 10-point Veteran Preference and any documentation required by this form to support your claim. These documents must be submitted before 10-point preference can be awarded.  If we cannot verify your 10-point preference status, you will receive 5-point preference if veterans' preference requirements have been met. If you are still on active duty, you MUST submit a statement of service from your unit, which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.  Information on Veterans Preference is available in the Vet's Guide that can be found at:Veterans Guide.

ICTAP AND/OR CTAP CANDIDATES: To receive selection priority, surplus and displaced employees must apply to and be found well-qualified for the position. A well-qualified CTAP or ICTAP employee is one who satisfies all medical, physical, education, and/or experience factors for the vacant position; is rated at Silver or better against the Rating Schedule/Crediting Plan for the position ; and can satisfactorily perform all of the duties of the position within a reasonable orientation period, e.g., 30 days. CTAP and ICTAP candidates must submit documents showing eligibility for selection priority (e.g., RIF separation notice, Certificate of Expected Separation, or other proof of eligibility for priority selection) and an SF-50 showing the current position, grade level, promotion potential, and duty location.

For additional information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit OPM's Career Transition Resources page .

DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION (OPTIONAL): Please complete and submit the form "Demographic Information on Applicants" located at  http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/upload/OMB-3046-0046.pdf.  This form is used to determine if our recruitment efforts are reaching all segments of the population, consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws. Your voluntary responses are treated confidentially and are not released to anyone who can affect your application, or to the public.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Nina Morrison
Phone: 202-326-4110x6899
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: morrison.nina@pbgc.gov
Agency Information:
PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION
Human Resources Dept.
1200 K Street, NW
Suite 120
Washington, DC
20005
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will receive confirmation that we have received your resume. Save this and any other receipts you receive via email or fax. We will inform you of the status of your application via the email address you provided in your registration.   

You may check the status of your applications by clicking on the My USAJOBS tab at the USAJOBS website.

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Job Announcement Number:

BAPD-2014-0003

Control Number:

352914000