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
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
Bachelors 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
- 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 applicants 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: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp
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: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.
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 www.ed.gov.
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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJs 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
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
The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions