You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp.
Degree: accounting or a related field (such as business administration, finance, or public administration) that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting (may include up to 6 hours of business law).
Combination of education and experience: 4 years of accounting experience or a combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses or a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 or equivalent level.Specialized experience is:
- Serving as lead or senior auditor on an audit team AND
- Independently performing a variety of difficult complex audit assignments AND
- Identifying and preparing comprehensive risk assessments AND
- Developing/modifying audit programs and plans, aligning audit steps with risk assessment AND
- Meeting with auditee to explain audit purpose, obtain necessary information and discuss audit findings AND
- Detailed testing and examining accounting systems and records, cost representations, internal controls, management policies and practices, to assure compliance with accounting and auditing principles, standards and regulations AND
- Preparing audit work papers, which are organized/indexed/referenced, and adequate substantiating documents AND
- Making initial audit determinations which identify deficiencies or noncompliance AND
- Preparing reports of audit findings, conclusions and recommendations
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:
There is no substitution of education for experience at this grade level.
Background Investigation: All selectees will be subject to a personnel security investigation which must be favorably adjudicated for occupancy of a sensitive position and/or access to classified information. If you are selected for a Field Detachment (critical/special sensitive) position: (a) you must meet security criteria for access to top secret special access programs and sensitive compartment information; (b) your immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, foster parents, cohabitant, children, steps, half's, and adopted), and other relatives must be U.S. Citizens; and (c) you will be subject to a counterintelligence polygraph.
Drug Testing: If you are given access to classified information, you will be subject to random drug testing. If you are selected for a Field Detachment (critical/special sensitive) position, you must pass a drug test before your assignment to such a position and you will be subject to random drug testing subsequent to your assignment.
Employment Eligibility Verification (E-Verify) Program: DCAA uses E-Verify to determine eligibility for employment as a U. S. Citizen.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualifications requirements. If you are qualified, you will then receive a rating based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities for the position listed below. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications, you will be assigned a rating commensurate with your background. Your application will be placed in one of three categories:
Best Qualified: Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates experience as an expert in the field or is recognized as a senior specialist, team lead, etc.
Highly Qualified: Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates full-performance level experience.
Qualified: Meets the minimum qualifications and demonstrates minimum experience and/or training only.
Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to evaluate audit programs to ensure an appropriate risk-based audit approach, monitor audit progress, provide technical advice and direction to subordinates or team members, and review working papers and audit reports to ensure audits are properly documented, completed in a timely manner, and accomplished in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
- Ability to develop, monitor and revise annual audit plans.
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
- Ability to lead and manage people to accomplish organizational objectives.