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Your dream job awaits you at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation!
PBGC is one of the best small agencies in the federal government and is full of great and rewarding opportunities with a dynamic workforce dedicated and committed to its mission. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to be the Supervisory Auditor for a career like no other career choice you have explored.
So dream no more, the Supervisory Auditor position could be yours! PBGC is eager to employ more talented employees to protect the retirement incomes of nearly 40 million hardworking Americans. Your career at PBGC will be challenging, compelling and important, and will also include great benefits (see federal benefits highlighted below).
Don't delay; apply today!
As a Supervisory Auditor in the Asset Evaluation Division with the Office of Benefits Administration you will:
Serve as Supervisory Auditor and reviewer of the work of Federal and contract staff auditors, providing authoritative technical advice and assistance in accordance with plan asset evaluation procedures.
Manage the design of an audit plan to assess the reasonableness and accuracy of the assets and liabilities of a pension plan.
Occasional travel - Less than 10%
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All U.S. Citizens, including veterans eligible under the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW), and Nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen
- You may undergo a personnel security background investigation
- Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt
- Applicants selected for employment will be required to complete an OF-306
- 1 year probationary period required unless met during prior Federal service
All requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet the following basic education requirements:
Degree: 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 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:
- 24 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 1, 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.
You must also possess the following specialized experience:
You may start at $114,590 if you possess the following specialized experience by the closing date of the announcement:
Specialized experience is defined as at least one year of experience at the GS-13 grade level in the Federal sector or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the private sector, identifying and determining the fair market value of assets and liabilities of all terminated pension plans and identifying potential fraud, fiduciary breach, and party-in-interest transactions in addition to working with the valuation of assets typically invested in by pension plans found in the public accounting, banking or insurance industry. Examples of the types of plan assets being evaluated include: multiple combinations of complex derivatives, variable securities, private equity funds, hedge funds, funds of funds, venture capital funds, infrastructure funds, structured products, commodity pools, real estate funds, contingent securities, privately held companies, limited partnerships, fixed income, or equity linked securities. Experience may include supervising a group of professionals who determine and/or assist in determining the value of plan assets.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are currently serving or have previously served in the series for which this position is being advertised, you do not need to submit a transcript(s) if you submit an SF-50 that provides proof of your having been in the series.
FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR TRANSCRIPTS WILL MAKE YOU INELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION
To be considered under a special hiring authority such as the Schedule A appointing authority for persons with disabilities; the direct-hire authority to appoint veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more; Peace Corps or VISTA service; or another excepted service/special hire authority, you must submit documentation to support your claim for eligibility with your application package. For more details, visit Federal Hiring Flexibilities.
PBGC encourages qualified applicants with disabilities to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are interested in learning more about job opportunities under the Schedule A Hiring Authority and other available hiring flexibilities and authorities are encouraged to contact PBGC’s Selective Placement Program Coordinator, Donald Beasley, at (202) 326-4000 ext. 3637 or email@example.com. TTY/TDD users should call the federal relay service at (800) 877-8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 326-4000 ext 3637.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Category Rating is being used for this position.
If your resume does not support the answers you gave on the assessment questionnaire, you may be rated Not Qualified or you may be placed in a lower category.
Your name will be placed in one of the three following quality categories:
•Gold - highly proficient regarding the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to this position.
•Silver - competent regarding the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to this position.
•Bronze- possessing only the minimum qualifications required for this position.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):
1. knowledge of financial and accounting principles, auditing standards, concepts, laws and administration to provide technical expertise in the evaluation of plan assets.
2. skill supervising or leading a professional staff in determining the value of plan assets during the evaluation process.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 80 or above based on the competencies listed above (which is equivalent to PBGC’s “qualified” quality group); and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
Candidates who apply under noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities (i.e., displaced/surplus employees (CTAP/ICTAP eligibles), veterans eligible under the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW)/Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), disabled veterans with 30% or more disability, former Action Volunteers-Peace Corps/VISTA/etc., persons with disabilities and others who are eligible for special appointing authorities)will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume, supporting documentation submitted and their responses to the assessment questionnaire.
Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
Application of Veterans' Preference: The Category Rating process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-veterans within each quality group. All qualified veterans must be selected before selecting any non-veterans within each quality category.
For this position, disabled veterans who meet minimum qualifications for this position and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are placed at the top of the Gold category regardless of which category to which they would otherwise be assigned, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.
Preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability of 10% or more (XP or TP) are placed at the top of their quality category.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
RESUME: You must submit a resume. Your resume should clearly show your possession of the specialized experience and KSAs so that we can determine your qualifications for this position. Your resume should be specific to the position you are applying for, relating your skills and experience to those noted in the job posting.
COVER LETTER (OPTIONAL): Your cover letter should state your interest in this position and the strengths that you feel will make you an asset to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. We will not use your cover letter to determine your qualifications; however, your cover letter will go to the Selecting Official along with your resume if you are referred.
TRANSCRIPT(S) This position has a positive education requirement. You must submit transcripts to verify that you meet the education requirement for this position. Information on the specific education requirement can be found under the Qualifications and Evaluations tab in the vacancy announcement. Your transcripts should include course titles, school name/location, date completed, grades, and number of credits earned. Applicants who obtained their qualifying education outside of the U.S. and its territories must provide proof that their degrees have been validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a college or university in the U.S. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted with your application; however, you must bring official transcripts with your first day if you are hired. PLEASE NOTE: If you are currently serving or have previously served in the series for which this position is being advertised, you do not need to submit a transcript(s) if you submit an SF-50 that provides proof of your having been in the series.
VETERANS PREFERENCE: If claiming veteran's preference, you should indicate the type of veteran's preference you are claiming on your resume. For 5-point veteran's preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 copy or Member 7 copy), 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 proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. If the appropriate copy of the DD-214 is not submitted and the discharge status is not confirmed, you will not receive credit for the claimed active duty military service. To gain access to your DD214 online, please visit: National Archives. For 10-point veteran's preference, including 30% or more disabled veterans, you must submit a SF-15 , Application for 10-point Veteran Preference and any documentation required by this form to support your claim. These documents must be submitted before 10-point preference can be awarded. If you fail to provide documentation required by the SF-15 you will receive 5-point preference if veterans' preference requirements have been met.
Information on Veterans Preference is available in the Vet's Guide that can be found at OPM's website:Veterans Guide.
Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW): If you are currently serving on active duty you MUST submit a statement of service from your unit (on unit letterhead) identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave. If you provide a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 80 or above based on the competencies listed above (which is equivalent to PBGC’s “Silver” quality category); and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Visit Federal Employee Benefits for information on the major benefits offered.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
In order to be considered, submit all of the required information (including your supplemental documentation) before midnight EST on the closing date.
If you are not able to apply online or require reasonable accommodations, contact Tonya Crowley on (202) 326-4110 ext. 6586 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day before the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
For TTY/TDD users, call the Federal Relay Service toll free at 1-800-877-8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 326-4111.
Please complete all the steps in the online application process at USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov). You may make updates to your information at any time prior to midnight EST on the closing date of this announcement.
* Register with USAJOBS, which will store your information and resume. You will only need to complete this step once.
* Locate and review the vacancy announcement on USAJOBS. Click the Apply Online link and then select a resume to submit with your application.
* Click on Apply for this Position Now. You will be redirected to our online system.
* Complete or review your responses to the online core questions, which determine the types of positions you are eligible for.
* Specify which series and grade(s) you wish to be considered for.
* Complete the online vacancy questions, then click "Finish". You will continue to the Vacancy Documents page.
* Submit each of the documents that apply to you by upload, USAJOBS, or fax according to the instructions provided.
* You will then see a summary of your application, including the documents that you submitted. You are strongly encouraged to save or print a copy of this page as proof of submission and receipt of your application and documents. Should we need to verify whether you did submit these in a timely manner, we will not be able to do so without this page.
* To finish, click "Finish."
Agency contact information
AddressPENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
1200 K STREET NW
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia 20005
You will receive confirmation that we have received your resume. Save this and any other receipts you receive via email or fax. We will inform you of the status of your application via the email address you provided in your registration.
You may check the status of your applications by clicking on the My USAJOBS tab at the USAJOBS website.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/506790200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.