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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Auditor, GS 11/12 (EX)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Federal Bureau of Investigation

Job Announcement Number:SF-2014-0038

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$68,643.00 to $106,955.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, July 7, 2014 to Friday, July 18, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0511-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Excepted Service - Permanent, Full-Time

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
San Francisco, CA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This announcement is open to all qualified U.S. citizens.

This position is being advertised concurrently with Announcement Number SF-2014-0037 (FBI). FBI candidates who wish to be considered on External and FBI only certificates must apply to both announcements.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Top Secret/SCI

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Division:  San Francisco Field Office

Location:  San Francisco, CA

Working Hours: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
                         Monday - Friday

Salary: 
GS 11:  $68,643.00 - $89,235.00
GS 12:  $82,275.00 - $106,955.00

Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary, although some physical effort may be required. May be required to lift moderately heavy items (between 20 and 50 lbs).

The FBI must ensure our workforce is fully staffed to continue protecting our nation and combating crime. As a result, the FBI is committed to achieving FY 2014 hiring goals. Effective, May 5, 2014, FBI employees will be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of promotion, reassignment or change to lower grade unless the new position is career enhancing (Headquarters to Field Offices or Field Offices to Headquarters) or offers a greater promotional potential than the position in which they are currently serving.

Policy has been implemented wherein support employees entering a position through a competitive OR non-competitive action may be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of reassignment or change to a lower grade for a minimum of 12 months. This policy does not apply to probationary employees. Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until their 12-month probationary period has concluded.

Candidates are ineligible to apply if currently on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP); a Letter of Requirement (LOR); or have failed a PIP or LOR and are currently awaiting the final action by HRD.

A Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is a 90-day written developmental plan for an employee whose performance on one or more critical elements is rated "Unacceptable".

A Letter of Requirement (LOR) is issued when a supervisor identifies leave abuse and/or when frequent absences negatively impact operations of an office.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret-SCI clearance.

DUTIES:

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  • Serves as an auditor performing the full range of complex audit assignments to include complete audits of Bureau programs, functions or segments of complex larger audits and financial audits.
  • Implements new audit programs and changes existing audit programs to fit the particular needs of individual assignments.
  • Serves as part of inspection teams reviewing various financial records.
  • Documents understanding in audit work papers by flowchart or narrative.
  • Arrange meetings with supervisory staff and key personnel to discuss audit processes, audit findings, problems and recommendations.
  • Conducts administrative audits and inventories to ensure compliance with administrative policies and procedures.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS 11: In addition to the Basic requirements stated above applicants must possess one (1) year specialize experience (SE) equivalent to the GS 9 level. SE: 

  • Performs a variety of audit assignments to include complete audits of programs or function or segments of relatively complex larger audits. 
  • Reviews operating practices of a program or function to determine compliance with applicable statutes, laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Assists in the formulation of budgets.
  • Prepares audit reports and financial statements which presents findings, cites applicable regulations, identifies causative situations, and recommends corrective actions. 
GS 12: In addition to the Basic requirements stated above applicants must have (1) year SE equivalent to the GS 11 level. This experience includes: 
  • Performs a full range of complex audit assignments to include complete audits of programs or functions, segments of complex larger audits.
  • Examines all accounts and functions to determine if transactions are properly documented and supported in accordance with pertinent laws or regulations.
  • Reviews operating practices of a program or function to determine compliance with applicable statutes, laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Implements new audit programs and changes to existing audit programs.
  • Reviews budget proposals and makes recommendations.
  • Prepares audit reports and financial statements which presents finding, cites applicable regulations, identifies causative situations, and recommends corrective action.
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume.

Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Positive Education Requirement: This position has a specific education requirement; all applicants must verify completion of this basic education requirement by submitting a copy of college transcripts or lists of college courses by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Please see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement for additional information.

Education may be substituted for specialized experience (SE) as outlined below:

GS 11: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree All degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities.

GS 12: Education may not be substituted at this grade level.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements provided you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that receive in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

Basic Requirements: This position requires a Bachelor's 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.")
OR

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: Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; 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 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, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI’s Candidate Rating Procedures.  Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement.  If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment 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.  Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  Names of candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:


  • Auditing
  • Accounting
  • Analytic Thinking
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score.

Additional details on the application process can be found at the "How To Apply" section of this announcement.

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS MAY BE MADE FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO FILL POSITIONS WITHIN THE SAME DIVISION WHEN THE POSITION INCLUDES SUBSTANTIALLY THE SAME DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS.

All selectees, with the exception of current FBI employees, will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Generally, following a COST TRANSFER you will be eligible for transfer after completing three years in the assignment. Additionally, NO COST TRANSFER require a one-year assignment commitment to be eligible for further FBI transfers.

Relocation expenses will be borne by the selectee, except FBI employees returning from Legat assignment.

If you are hired, you will be required to serve a one-year probationary period unless you are a current FBI employee or a DOJ employee who has successfully completed a probationary period as an Intelligence Analyst.  Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for other FBI job opportunities until their 12-month probationary period has concluded.  

Applicants should keep their contact information updated on the USAJOBS registration page.

Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties.

Management has the prerogative to select at any grade for which this position has been announced.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph.  You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation. Only those candidates determined to be best qualified will be contacted to proceed in the selection process.

The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government.  It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principal investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.

The FBI welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the person on the extension provided above. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The FBI is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit.

The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy.  Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.

HOW TO APPLY:

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The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online poses a hardship please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.

Step 1 - Establish an Account
On the USAJOBS Web site, select "MY USAJOBS" and click "Create Your Account Now." You will be prompted to provide contact information, establish user access information, and indicate your citizenship and veteran preference information. After entering this data, your personal page will be created. Here, you can choose to create a new resume or set up email notification to alert you to new positions posted to USAJOBS.

Step 2 - Create and Store a Resume
To add a resume on USAJOBS, use the resume builder provided. There are four steps: Getting Started; Experience; Related Information; and Finishing Up. Resumes created on USAJOBS are saved and can be used to apply for any vacancy within the federal government. You can store up to five resumes on USAJOBS.  You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to the online questionnaire.
 
Step 3 - Apply Online
Click the "Apply Online" button on this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the FBIJOBs. gov website to complete the application process.

Step 4 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Application
If this is your first time on FBIJOBs.gov website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finish" button.

Step 5 - Submit Required Documents
Click on one of the available options: Upload, USAJOBS, Fax, or Reuse existing documents, to submit required documentation.  Follow the instructions provided.

Step 6 - Review and Confirm Your Submission
Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also generate a PDF version to print or save for your records. When you click "Finish" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

If you run into any technical difficulty during the on-line application process, please contact the USAJOBS helpdesk by clicking on "Contact Us" on any USAJOBS page.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:
1. Your resume (required)and cover letter (optional)
2. A complete assessment questionnaire (required)
3. Other supporting documents:
  • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal- Please Note: This does not apply to current FBI employees.
  • For Veterans: DD 214
  • For Disabled Veterans: DD214, SF-15
  • VA letter dated 1991 or later
Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide 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 campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and other required documentation identified on the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

For further information on how to claim veteran's preference please go to Veteran's Preference


AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Diana Stark
Phone: 304-625-3659
Fax: 0000000000
TDD: 304-625-2165
Email: Diana.Stark@ic.fbi.gov
Agency Information:
DOJ/FBI
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Module C-2
Attn: Staffing Unit HRG (WV)
Clarksburg, WV
26306
US
Fax: 0000000000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome.

Status of Your Application:
You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov and clicking on "Track Your Online Application."

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Job Announcement Number:

SF-2014-0038

Control Number:

374790000