The incumbent of this position is under the broad policy and administrative direction of the Inspector General. The incumbent is responsible for providing policy and overall directions for the conduct of all audit activities related to Departmental Programs and operations and ensuring that audit operations are carried out efficiently, effectively and timely so as to provide HUD management with advice that will facilitate effective fulfillment of HUD goals and objectives.
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As an AIG for Audit, you will:
- Provide direction, supervision, management, and leadership to a staff of professionals by providing assignments, projects, and training opportunities; outline overall projects and assignments and expected results; establish and communicate performance standards; provide feedback; follow with staff members to discuss performance; prepare and present performance appraisals; recommend and/or approve awards for staff deserving recognition; and address performance and conduct problems.
- Plan, direct, and supervise all phases of OIG's audit program to ensure appropriate coverage is given to all HUD programs and operations based upon their significance to HUD’s mission and priorities, and vulnerability to waste, fraud, and mismanagement.
- Recommend policies and procedures, and coordinate relationships among HUD, the OIG, and federal agencies, as well as the Congress, and state and local agencies for the purpose of promoting economy and efficiency in HUD’s programs and operations; and prevent and detect fraud and abuse in HUD’s programs and operations.
- Serve as the HUD OIG representative for interaction between OIG and other organizations having an interest in auditing and financial reporting functions, including the GAO, OMB, Congressional committees, and other executive and legislative organizations of the United States Government, as well as the private sector. Serve as Acting Inspector General or Deputy Inspector General in that individual's absence, when so directed.
- Develop and implement standards and operating procedures for planning, performing, and reporting the work of the Office of Audit and conduct periodic comprehensive reviews of job processes to improve operations and strengthen internal controls within the Office of Audit.
25% or less - The incumbent may be required to travel 1 to 5 or more days each month.
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- Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations.
Candidates must meet all of the following qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement, including general management skills and characteristics applicable to all SES positions AND technical or program responsibilities specific to this position.
Guidance on Addressing the ECQs and MTQs: Use your overall set of professional and volunteer experiences, education and training, accomplishments, awards and potential in describing your ECQs and MTQs. Be clear and concise, using examples that demonstrate the scope and quality of your experiences, accomplishments, and/or potential relevant to each ECQ and MTQ. THE NARRATIVE STATEMENT MUST ADDRESS EACH ECQ AND MTQ SEPARATELY AND IDENTIFY WHICH ECQ OR MTQ IS BEING ADDRESSED (e.g. ECQ 1, MTQ 1, MTQ 2, etc.).
IMPORTANT: Structure your ECQ statements in terms of actions you have taken, the context or environment in which the action was taken and the outcome or results of those actions (Challenge - Context - Action - Result (C-C-A-R) Model). For further information and tips on writing effective narrative statements, see OPM's publication 'A Guide to SES Qualifications' available on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website at: www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp. Please be advised that the individual selected for this position will likely require certification by a Qualifications Review Board conducted by OPM, prior to receiving the SES appointment.
Each of the following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation. The essay competencies address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Your responses are required for each of these ECQs, unless you have had your ECQs previously certified by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board (QRB) for the Senior Executive Service (SES).
If you are already certified by OPM's QRB, submit proof such as a copy of the certification or an SF-50 showing SES Career Status.
There is a system limitation for the ECQs and MTQs of 10,000 characters. If you need to submit additional information please upload the information into the correct category.
ECQ 1: LEADING CHANGE - This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Creativity and Innovation - Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/processes. External Awareness - Understands and keeps up-to-date on local, national, and international policies and trends that affect the organization and shape stakeholders' views; is aware of the organization's impact on the external environment. Flexibility - Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Resilience - Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Strategic Thinking - Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks. Vision - Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for organizational change. Influences others to translate vision into action.
ECQ 2: LEADING PEOPLE - This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Conflict Management - Encourages creative tension and differences of opinions. Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner. Leveraging Diversity - Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization. Developing Others - Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods. Team Building - Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.
ECQ 3: RESULTS DRIVEN - This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Accountability - Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules. Customer Service - Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement. Decisiveness - Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions. Entrepreneurship - Positions the organization for future success by identifying new opportunities; builds the organization by developing or improving products or services. Takes calculated risks to accomplish organizational objectives. Problem Solving - Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations. Technical Credibility - Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.
ECQ 4: BUSINESS ACUMEN - This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Financial Management - Understands the organization's financial processes. Prepares, justifies, and administers the program budget. Oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities. Human Capital Management - Builds and manages workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded; takes action to address performance problems. Manages a multi-sector workforce and a variety of work situations. Technology Management - Keeps up-to-date on technological developments. Makes effective use of technology to achieve results. Ensures access to and security of technology systems.
ECQ 5: BUILDING COALITIONS - This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Partnering - Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals. Political Savvy - Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly. Influencing/Negotiating - Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.
Each of the following essay competencies address the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). Your responses are required for each of these MTQs.
MTQ 1: Demonstrate a professional knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, concepts, and techniques to serve as an expert on the interpretation and application of accounting theory and methodology, as applied to a complex environment combined with the demonstrated ability to apply standards promulgated by the GAO, AICPA, and other professional organizations.
MTQ 2: Demonstrated knowledge of management principles and practices applied in the operation of an office including strategic planning, developing goals, performance management and reporting, personnel management policies relative to the responsibilities of a supervisor in areas such as employee relations, recruitment, and equal employment opportunity.
MTQ 3: Demonstrated experience managing audit operations, programs, and practices.
MTQ 4: Demonstrated ability to meet and reach consensus on complex issues with individuals, groups, and high-level officials within and outside the agency being audited, and the ability to appropriately support the position of the organization when disagreements occur.
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Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in accounting or 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.
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
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 nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
- This position has been designated as a Career Reserved position and will be filled on a career basis. Office of Personnel Management approval and a probationary period will be required for any applicant who does not have Senior Executive Service (SES) career status.
- OPM Certification: An initial appointment to an SES position is contingent on approval from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully completed an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.
- Veterans' Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.
- Executive Branch agencies are prohibited by law from accepting or considering political recommendations and are required to return any political recommendations to the sender.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay.
- The HUD OIG has contracted with the Treasury's Bureau of Fiscal Service (BFS) to provide certain personnel services to its organization. BFS's responsibilities include advertising the vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- Relocation expenses ARE NOT authorized.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Receive certification from OPM's Qualifications Review Board (QRB) based on your submitted ECQs, unless you have been certified in the past.
- Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed) in the Senior Executive Service (SES) under career status.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.
- Successfully complete a background investigation.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 http:www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Have and maintain a reputation of integrity, reliability, trustworthiness, impartiality, and good judgment.
- Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- Be willing to travel.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your résumé, responses to each ECQ and MTQ, and required supporting documents.
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
2. Rating: A panel of Senior Executives will review your application and evaluate your qualifications for this position based on the information in your application. Interviews will be at the discretion of the panel and/or selecting official. Your application will be rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position.
3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.
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In order for your application to receive full consideration, the following information must be received by the closing date. CANDIDATES WHO FAIL TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
1. A resume which thoroughly and accurately reflects relevant experience, training, education, awards, etc.
2. A separate narrative response for each of the five ECQs and four MTQs. Applicants who fail to do so will be eliminated from consideration. (Career applicants currently in the SES, SES reinstatement eligibles, or graduates of an SES Candidate Development Program who have been certified by OPM's Qualification Review Board need only address the mandatory MTQs). Candidates SHOULD NOT repeat entries from their application when addressing each of the ECQs and MTQs. Instead, elaborate on your training, experience, and accomplishments, highlighting the problems involved in and the objectives of your work, how you handled problems and met work objectives, and the result of your efforts (evidence of your success), including recognition received. Focus on accomplishments.
3. SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) graduates must submit proof of OPM Qualification Review Board Certification (if applicable).
4. Most recent supervisory appraisal of performance. Candidates unable to provide their most recent performance appraisal must provide written justification for its absence.
5. Current and former SES staff must submit a SF-50 to verify their eligibility for transfer or reinstatement to the Senior Executive Service. Individuals who are not current or former Federal employees are exempt from this requirement.
6. EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: Submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.
The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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.
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
HUD OIG has partnered with the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service to provide certain personnel services to its organization. Fiscal Service's responsibilities include advertising vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.
The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.
HUD OIG provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
You will be re-directed to HUD OIG's CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.
To complete, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, 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.
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.
If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at email@example.com and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.
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1. Login to your USAJOBS account, select the "Applications" section and click on the vacancy you would like to view and have already applied for.
2. Under "application status," click "additional application information" and you will be taken to the CareerConnector website where you can check your application status. The "additional application information" link may not be available if your application status says "Unavailable." This indicates that your application is not complete.
If the "additional application information" link is not available and the vacancy is still open, you can click on the job announcement and "Update Application" to be taken back to the CareerConnector portion of the application.
Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
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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/524900500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.