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Job Title:  Auditor
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys
Job Announcement Number:  14-CAC-1076741-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$92,052.00 to $119,668.00 / Per Year
Friday, March 28, 2014 to Thursday, April 03, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Los Angeles, CA View Map
All U.S. Citizens
Public Trust - Background Investigation


If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you.  The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California is presently recruiting for an Auditor located in the Civil Division.  With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.


We place a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspective and encourage applications from all interested eligile candidates, including applicants from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, women, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


The United States Attorneys Office is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #5 out of 33 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive United States Attorneys Office/United States Attorneys Offices ranked #55 out of 240 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2013 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See


For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys Offices, visit


This position is also being announced to applicants eligible to apply through Merit Staffing procedures under


To view the entire announcement, including instructions on how to apply, click on tabs above.


  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-5 days.


  • No


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.


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If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for auditing, accounting, and data analysis services in civil Health Care Fraud (HCF) investigations involving federally-funded health insurance programs. Typical work assignments will include:

  • Conducting audit and financial investigations of individuals and entities suspected of engaging in HCF.
  • Formulating searches to retrieve relevant medical related data from complex, proprietary databases and, extracting data into a usable format.
  • Analyzing data to identify patterns and trends.
  • Quantifying potential government program loss.
  • Conducting witness interviews and supporting attorneys in preparing for interviews and depositions.
  • Preparing audit reports and interview reports.
  • Examining books, records, data and activities of government contractors and other persons or entities.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.


Travel Required: 1-5 days per month.


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In addition to meeting the basic education requirement listed below-


GS-13: To be eligible at the GS-13 level, you must meet at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in Federal Service, or its equivalent.


Specialized Experience: is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  Such experience requires a professional knowledge of the theory, concepts, and practices of accounting and auditing and the skill and ability to apply this knowledge to auditing assignments.  This experience must have included: resolving complex audit problems affecting compliance with laws or regulations, developing compliance or audit work plans and initial audit surveys, conducting briefings before and after an audit with management, gathering and analyzing data, summarizing audit results, and preparing audit reports.

Basic Education Requirement

Successful completion of a full 4-year curriculum, leading to a Bachelor’s or higher 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.  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.”).



  • Combination of college level education and experience equivalent to at least 4 year experience in accounting, or equivalent combination of accounting experience, college level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge.  The applicant’s background must include one of the following

-      24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality, (This can include up to 6 hours of Business Law); OR

-      A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; OR

-      Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing (e.g., 15 hours), but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester hour requirement AND the applicants has demonstrated experience and a good working knowledge of accounting and auditing (e.g., performing work as a Certified Fraud Examiner, financial institution examining, etc.)

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at:


Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at:

You will have to provide an official copy of your academic transcripts prior to entering on duty.


Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualifications 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.


All academic degrees and course work must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see

If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.


You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.


Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ’s Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

You will be rated on the following Competencies:

Auditing:  Knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards and procedures for conducting financial and compliance, economy and efficiency, and program results audits.


Economics and Accounting:  Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, tax laws and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

Problem Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems; uses sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions; finds alternative solutions to complex problems; distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical judgments.


Information Management: Identifies a need for and knows where or how to gather information, organizes and maintains information or information management systems.

The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions


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Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.


The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: 


Veterans' Preference- If you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming in your application and submit the appropriate documentation, as specified below.

•In order to verify your Veterans' Preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); 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 shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
•In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a signed and dated Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.


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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 Thursday, April 03, 2014 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. (It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.) 

3. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, 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.

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.

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 and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 1076741

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


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 Thursday, April 03, 2014  to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire 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

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.


You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:

  • Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. (Online or 1203-FX)
  • Required: Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (cover letter optional).
  • Required if you meet qualifications based on education: An unofficial college transcript.(Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript will be required prior to your first day.)
  • Required, if applicable: Veterans' Preference documentation. (See Benefits and Other Information section for details.)
  • Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.)


Karla Castillo
Phone: (213)894-7611
Agency Information:
Central District of California
Not Applicable, CA


We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation, to include a credit check, and a drug test by urinalysis. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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