The OIG offers potential for advancement, excellent benefits, and numerous training opportunities. We are located in 15 states throughout the U.S. Please visit our website at http://www.ig.energy.gov.Learn more about this agency
As a Forensic Accountant with the DOE Office of Inspector General, you would be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
1. Providing financial analysis support to Criminal Investigators tasked with conducting complex criminal and administrative investigations into alleged misconduct, including cyber crime.
2. Collaborating with Criminal Investigators in planning and gathering evidence into criminal and noncriminal cases of the highest importance to the Department of Energy.
3. Assisting Criminal Investigators in preparing for interviews of witnesses and subjects. Accompanying investigators on interviews in nonvolatile situations and contributing to the gathering and clarification of information related to financial activities.
4. Analyzing and reviewing documents and financial activities to identify instances of fraud.
5. Providing significant input and writing portions of search warrant affidavits, subpoena requests, and criminal indictments based on investigative findings.
6. Testifying at hearings and criminal trials when necessary.
Occasional travel - This position requires occasional travel (30%).
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a United States Citizen.
- Successful completion of a background and security investigation.
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
- This is a drug testing designated position.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period. This position requires a security clearance and is subject to drug testing. The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.
QualificationsBASIC REQUIREMENT: 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.") 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
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT - A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular 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 being filled.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must possess the specialized experience that has equipped you with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled. To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, you must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include:
Providing financial analysis to support investigations, applying forensic auditing and accounting techniques to detect fraud and online fraud schemes, identifying and analyzing the nature of allegations, developing and preparing standardized work papers for use in investigations, and testifying at hearings and criminal trials.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
1. Knowledge of Federal criminal statutes, regulations and rules of evidence.
2. Knowledge of Federal accounting principles, auditing standards, and techniques.
3. Ability to collect data and information.
4. Ability to conduct research and analysis.
5. Ability to effectively communicate orally.
6. Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
For further information on qualification requirements for this position, please visit http://www.opm.gov/qualifications. Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered. Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period.
To meet the education requirement for this position, applicants must submit an unofficial/official transcript or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges and universities may be used if the institution has been accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education. Education completed in foreign colleges and universities may be used if the institution has been accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education. Providing such evidence when applying is your responsibility.
- The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
- If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
- More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
- Some positions may require completion of a probationary period and/or a background investigation.
- Males must abide by Selective Service registration regulations. To learn more about this requirement, visit the Selective Service website's Who Must Register page.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements.
If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.
If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
- ALL APPLICANTS: Resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
- Current/former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action OR equivalent document(s) that supports your claim for eligibility as a status candidate, AND time-in-grade; failure to provide this document may result in your application being considered outside of the area of consideration or failure to meet time-in-grade. To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show series, grade, and position type occupied.
- Displaced Federal employees: ICTAP/CTAP documentation.
- Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
- Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.
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.
The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits. You may be eligible for some or all of the following:
- Health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance
- Retirement program
- Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time
- Flexible work schedules and telework
- Training and education opportunities
- Transit benefit
- Flexible Spending Account
- Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)
- Health and wellness programs
- Employee Assistance Program
- Worklife4You Resource
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
To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.
Steps to submit a complete application:
- You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
- You must have a completed resume. (Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and require that you have a completed resume within your USAJOBS profile using the Resume Builder).
- Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the 'Apply Now' button.
- You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
- You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to) transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and verification of veteran status.
- IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received.
- If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours.
- If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3.email@example.com.
- If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.
Agency contact information
Office of the Inspector General
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20585
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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.
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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/514336500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.