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Job Title:Auditor (Bankruptcy)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Justice, U.S. Trustee Program

Job Announcement Number:UT-14-1172358

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,982.00 to $150,291.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, July 25, 2014 to Thursday, August 14, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0511-11/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Little Rock, AR View Map
Phoenix, AZ View Map
San Diego, CA View Map
San Jose, CA View Map
Wilmington, DE View Map
More Locations  (10)

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

This vacancy has been amended to add the following requirements:
•    Selective Placement Factors
•    Bilingual ability in both Spanish and English for San Juan location only.


If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career with access to a generous benefits package, consider the U.S. Trustee Program (USTP or Program) as your employer of choice.


 

The USTP is a litigating component of the Department of Justice with responsibility for overseeing nearly all bankruptcy cases filed in the United States-from chapters 7, 12, and 13 consumer cases to major chapter 11 business reorganizations.  The Program’s mission is to promote the integrity and efficiency of the bankruptcy system for the benefit of all stakeholders – debtors, creditors, and the public.  USTP employees headquartered in Washington, DC, and in 93 field office locations across the country handle a wide range of administrative, regulatory, and enforcement matters.  Of particular importance are the Program’s efforts to address fraud and abuse by debtors, creditors, and others in the bankruptcy system by taking both formal and informal civil enforcement actions and making criminal referrals to U.S. Attorneys as appropriate. 

 

The USTP places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspectives and encourages applications from all interested eligible candidates, including candidates from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel will be required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must complete a background investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • This position may be subject to random drug testing.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent conducts debtor interviews and applies knowledge of economic and financial analysis skills to the administrative supervision of bankruptcy cases filed by businesses and consumers under chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Reviews debtor’s bankruptcy petitions and schedules, business records, periodic financial reports and any proposed reorganization plan for technical sufficiency and to determine financial viability of the business. Recommends appropriate action to either the United States Trustee or Assistant U.S. Trustee. Facilitates the formation and operation of creditor's committees and examines financial reports and operating statements. Assists in the development of operational guidelines, reporting forms, procedures and policies. Participates in oversight of private trustees, and may assist in preparation of a variety of motions and judicial pleadings. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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 consideration.
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 requirement.

Basic Requirements:
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.

Specialized Experience:
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 company’s 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.  

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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).


BENEFITS:

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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: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Suitability: 

It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation.

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 http://www.sss.gov/.

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, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

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.

The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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, August 14, 2014 to receive consideration.

* 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.
* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

·         Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter desirable).

·         Veteran preference documentation, if applicable.

·         An unofficial college transcript (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.)

·         Performance Appraisal is required if you are a current or former Federal Employee.  

Submitting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.  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.

To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account 

https://applicationmanager.gov/  or this vacancy announcement.  Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s), you may fax your supporting documents by following the procedures outlined below:

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 1172358

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, August 14, 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

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.

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process.

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed: 
-Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
-Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number.

-Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name.

 

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

*You are responsible to submit all required documents, if applicable, that pertain to you prior to the closing of this vacancy announcement. Failure to submit any required documents will automatically eliminate you from further consideration.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Yvonne DuBose
Phone: (202)514-0725
Email: YVONNE.DUBOSE@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
United States Trustee Program
Human Resources Division DOJ
441 G Street NW
Suite 6150
Washington, DC
20530

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.  We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

Additional Duty Location Info

Few vacancies in the following locations:
Little Rock, AR View Map
Phoenix, AZ View Map
San Diego, CA View Map
San Jose, CA View Map
Wilmington, DE View Map
Miami, FL View Map
Savannah, GA View Map
Chicago, IL View Map
Peoria, IL View Map
Indianapolis, IN View Map
Boston, MA View Map
New York, NY View Map
Cleveland, OH View Map
San Juan, PR View Map
Milwaukee, WI View Map

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Job Announcement Number:

UT-14-1172358

Control Number:

376459700