Selective Placement Factors Required for this
position: Selective Placement Factors are part of the minimum requirements
for a position, and applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further
You must have at least six (6) months bankruptcy experience
and must have knowledge of bankruptcy regulations and procedures. Note:
Education cannot be substituted for the six months bankruptcy experience
A. Degree: accounting and/or auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours or equivalent in accounting and/or auditing. 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.')
B. Combination of education and experience--at least 4 years of experience in accounting and/or auditing, or an equivalent combination of accounting and/or auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting and/or auditing knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
1. Twenty-four semester hours or equivalent 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 or equivalent, 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 related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher-level professional accountants and/or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and/or auditing 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.
The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
In addition to the "Basic Requirements" you are also required to meet the specialized experience as described below.
GS-11 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level. Specialized experience is defined as: experience examining financial records and operating statements to determine the technical accuracy of a debtor's financial condition; experience reviewing bank statements to determine appropriate bonding levels and collateralization of accounts; and experience meeting with outside entities to discuss the management, current operations, and financial structure of debtors.
GS-12 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level. Specialized experience is defined as: analyzing information on companys internal controls, assets, and liabilities, and to advise on the required operating and financial reporting requirements; experience examining financial records and operating statements to determine financial problems with cash flow or other indicators of the viability of the business; and trustee analysis of financial issues in chapter 7 and/or chapter 11 cases.
GS-13 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level. Specialized experience is defined as: experience examining financial records and operating statements to determine financial problems with cash flow or other indicators of the viability of the business; experience conducting investigations of financial condition of companies to include analysis of balance sheets and profit and loss statements, determining extent of equity interest and projecting earning capacity of business; experience reconstructing bank accounts and sales and expense records; experience determining violations of bankruptcy laws or non-compliance with operating and reporting requirements.
GS-14 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level. Specialized experience is defined as: experience examining financial records and operating statements to determine financial problems with cash flow or other indicators of the viability of the business; experience conducting investigations of financial condition of companies to include analysis of balance sheets and profit and loss statements, determining extent of equity interest and projecting earning capacity of business; experience reconstructing bank accounts and sales and expense records; experience determining violations of bankruptcy laws or non-compliance with operating and reporting requirements; determine reasonableness of professional fees for accounting and financial services; as well as experience preparing financial analyses of corporate records and articulating results in a formal setting, such as serving as an expert witness.
Bilingual ability in both Spanish and English is required for San Juan location only.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: GS-11 ONLY
The experience requirement may be met at the GS-11 level with three (3) full academic years of graduate level education leading to a Ph.D., or the successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree if related to the line of work of the position. A year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours which the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a full year of full-time study at the school attended.
If you are using education as a substitute for specialized experience you must submit your unofficial college transcripts to receive the proper credit. Failure to submit trancripts will automatically eliminate you from further consideration.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 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. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
There is no formal rating system for applying veterans preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of non-service-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).