This position is located in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Office of Audits.
- The supervisor is the Assistant Inspector General for Audits.
- This position is non-bargaining unit.
- This position may require occasional travel.
- Expenses associated with an interview will be paid; however, expenses associated with a relocation will NOT be paid.
As an Audit Manager in the Office of the Inspector General, you will independently direct and conduct the completion of systematic and independent audits and evaluations designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of NRC programs and operations and to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse in the NRC; oversee the preparation of the audit program, oversee the annual audits of NRC’s and Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board's (DNFSB) financial statements, evaluate and approve working papers prepared by junior staff, and manage the preparation of the draft and final reports. You may also be required to visit NRC regional offices, nuclear power plants, and other nuclear facilities.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel to regional offices and nuclear facilities may be required.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Background investigation leading to a "Q" clearance is required.
- This is a Drug Testing position.
- OGE-450 Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting is required.
Due to the technical nature of the Audit Manager position, candidates for this position must have demonstrated knowledge of, and skill in conducting financial statement audits. Evidence of your experience in managing financial statement audits must be present within your application package. Applicants who do not meet this selective factor are ineligible for further consideration.
You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.
In addition to the basic education/knowledge requirements described above, you must also have at least one year of specialized experience at the GG-13 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.
Specialized experience is demonstrated by having thorough knowledge of the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), GAO/Council of the Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Financial Audit Manual, and applicable Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines. Candidates should be able to apply audit techniques and procedures, have expert skill in conducting and reporting on audits and/or evaluations that promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. Knowledge of and the ability to apply the CIGIE Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation is highly desirable.
The ideal candidate for this position will be able to demonstrate the following:
1) Ability to plan and conduct audits or evaluations relating to the programs and operations of the NRC and DNFSB.
2) Knowledge of Federal auditing standards, methodologies, techniques, and procedures.
3) Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
4) Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with NRC and DNFSB management and staff, coworkers, personnel of other government agencies, and contracted staff.
5) Skill in the execution of Financial Statement audits.
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is highly desirable.
Applicants for this position must meet the following educational requirement:
A. 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. -OR-
B. 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; or
- A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or 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 conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via Disability.Resource@nrc.gov. Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.
Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/
Selectee's will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.
A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.
The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to any vacancy questions to determine your level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements. If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager.
Your resume and responses in the additional space provided are the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume and responses that directly relate to this position.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
List of supplemental material that may be applicable:
If you are a NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement saying that one is not available. A complete copy of your appraisal is required.
If you are a current/reinstatement eligible Federal employee with status (Tenure Group 1 or 2), you will be considered under our merit promotion procedures and must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that shows your current grade, step, series, and tenure in order to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility. In addition, current Federal employees must also submit a copy of their must recent performance appraisal or a statement to why the appraisal is not available. Failure to provide your SF-50 and your most recent performance appraisal or statement to why your package does not contain the required documentation will result in your application being removed from further consideration.
Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service; Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter.) You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/.
If you are applying for a position that requires a college degree or courses in a specific educational path, you must submit your College Transcripts that substantiate your qualifications.
All supplemental documents will now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:
1. Use the "USAJoBs" feature to download documents from your USAJOBs portfolio; or
2. use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer. The following types of documents can be uploaded: .gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc; or
3. use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.
As an NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent performance appraisal or a statement saying that one is not available. You may do so either electronically, following the instructions below, or by sending one copy by mail to:
O-5 E13, or
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of the Inspector General
11555 Rockville Pike, Mail Stop: O-5E13
Rockville, MD 20852-2738
Attn: Michelle Williams
All supplemental documents can now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:
1. Use the "USAJOBS" feature to download documents from your USAJOBs portfolio; or
2. use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer. The following types of documents can be uploaded:
.gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc; or
3. use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.
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.
As an NRC employee you will continue to enjoy excellent Federal Benefits, including: comprehensive health and life insurance plans; Flexible Spending Account Program for health and dependent care; Long Term Care Insurance; Dental and Vision Insurance; retirement savings and investment plan similar to 401(k) (Thrift Savings Plan); annual (vacation) and paid sick leave; family friendly leave policies; 10 paid holidays per year; transit benefits. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. https://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/employment/newemployees.html#benefits
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
We strongly encourage you to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.
Your application for this vacancy must be received online via the USAJOBS application system BEFORE midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete online resume, including responding to any vacancy questions, you will not be considered for this position. Paper applications will not be accepted unless hardship circumstances can be demonstrated and requests for extensions WILL NOT granted. If applying online poses a hardship for you, the Human Resources Specialist listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted online by the closing date. Applicants must Contact the Human Resources Specialist BEFORE the closing date to speak to someone who can provide assistance for online submission.
You must answer any job specific vacancy questions. You will be rated based on your responses to any vacancy questions and especially the information provided in your resume. Breadth, recency, and length of experience in the field; training, awards, and commendations; past and current performance; and community or outside professional activities will be considered to determine your level of knowledge, skill or ability for this position. Abbreviated responses to the vacancy questions, such as "significant experience" or "see resume" do not provide enough information and should not be used. You will not be considered for this position if you leave any of the vacancy questions unanswered.
To begin the application process, select the "Apply On-line" button to the right on this screen. Then follow the prompts to login/register, submit all required supplemental documents, and complete the application process.
Agency contact information
AddressNUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of the Inspector General
Attn: Michelle Williams (mail stop O-5 E13)
Rockville, Maryland 20852
You may check the status of your application at any time after the announcement closes by logging onto USAJOBS and selecting "Application Status."
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
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.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/521174300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.