This position serves as an Auditor within the office of Grants and Internal Activities Audit Division (GIAAD) which the incumbent will provide audit services and oversees audits of the operations and programs of more than 300 public health and human service programs.Learn more about this agency
As an Auditor within GIAAD, the incumbent will perform the below functions:
- Performs audits for matters of HHS-wide concern or matters affecting the organization for the purpose of evaluating the efficiency and economy of operations.
- Directs coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the work for assigned auditors. Provides guidance and technical direction.
- Determines adequacy of the audits in terms of conformance with generally accepted auditing standards, and compliance with regulations.
- Develops or modifies auditing methods and techniques to resolve a variety of complex auditing problems.
- Determines those probable areas or matters of particular significance for audit.
- Provides advance notification and develops and disseminates guidelines on probable areas of emphasis, approaches which may be expected, pre-survey readiness actions, development of audit response plan.
- Advises, works with, and coordinates with responsible auditors concerning the preparation of the reply and the possible existence of similar conditions within other organizations.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S Citizenship is required.
- Registration with the Selective Service (if applicable).
- Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
- One-year probationary period may be required.
- Time in grade must be met within 30 days of closing date of announcement.
- Submit college transcript(s) which indicate date degree was awarded.
- Most recent SF-50 indicating highest grade and step attained.
QualificationsApplicants must meet all the qualification requirements,including education, and any selective placement factors described below within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Education used as part of an application package will only be considered if complete transcripts are submitted and must be from an accredited institution as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. To see if your institution is accredited, please follow this link: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx
Positive Education Requirement: This position has a position education requirement, as indicated below. A complete transcript showing relevant coursework and degrees must be submitted with your application package. A list of completed courses or incomplete transcripts will not be accepted.
THIS POSITION HAS A POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT. In order to qualify for this position, you must meet the minimum education requirement.
Applicants must have a bachelor's 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. (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:
- 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 a 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 listed above, 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 accountant 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 above; 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.
Specialized experience is demonstrated experience in performing a variety of tasks which you could have obtained in the public sector or private sector: (1) plans work assignments for team members, as well as, assigns subordinate project leaders and makes independent project assignments; (2) develops or modifies auditing methods and techniques to resolve a variety of complex auditing problems; (3) initiates inquiries into deficiencies identified during audits; (4) determines those probable areas or matters of particular significance for audit, for example, those with implication of widespread importance, controversial nature or of potential Congressional interest; and (5) advises, works with, and coordinates with responsible auditors concerning the preparation of the reply and the possible existence of similar conditions within other organizations.
THERE IS NO EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION AT THE GS-13 GRADE LEVEL.
Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accrediting organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.
Recruitment Incentives: Private sector work experience may be approved as credit for your Annual Leave accrual.
Security and Background Requirements: A background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
Career Transition Program (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Documentation: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP or ICTAP, you MUST submit proof of eligibility. Appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, an SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. You MUST also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record along with your application package. Those eligible for consideration will need to be rated as well-qualified at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position in order to exercise selection priority. For more information about ICTAP, go to: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition.
EEO Statement: HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.
Telework: Telework is not a guaranteed right for employees. Federal law requires agencies to establish telework programs, but it does not confer upon every employee the ability to telework. Approval to telework is at management's discretion pursuant to applicable policies and procedures.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your detailed resume and your responses to job specific self-assessment questions. Your resume will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to demonstrate possession of any specialized experience and how well your background and experience relates to the self-assessment questions in the job announcement.
The self-assessment questions relate to the following competencies. You do not have to provide a narrative response to the competencies.
- Attention to Detail
- Decision Making
- Principles of Accounting
- Problem Solving
Your responses to the self-assessment questions serve as the basis for your initial rating. You will receive a numerical score based on your responses to these questions. Next, your responses will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist and/or a subject matter expert against the information provided in your resume. Your resume must support your answers to the self-assessment questions, or your score may be adjusted or lowered accordingly which may affect your overall final rating. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or for changing your scored responses to questions you've answered, which may affect your overall final score.
Please note that a complete application is required for consideration. (Please review the "Required Documents" section of this job announcement to see what must be included in a complete application).
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
- Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire
- Most Recent SF-50 (indicating time in grade, highest grade and step attained
- College transcript(s) (if qualifying all or in part based on your education)
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants:
- Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you)
- Veterans' Preference documentation - If you are a veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member Copy - 4) and, if applicable, and Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference and an official document dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces that supports your claim.
- CTAP/ICTAP documentation
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APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 pm (EASTERN TIME) ON 03/21/2019.
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
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
A complete application package for this vacancy must be received on-line via the USA Staffing web site by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/21/2019 to receive consideration. Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov.
If you are unable to apply online and have the required information, please call 1-478-744-2360 to start your Alternate Application. You will connected with a member of our staff who will initiate the Alternate Application process. More information on the Alternate Application process can be viewed at the following link: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information.
Questions regarding this vacancy or the application process should be directed to the HR Specialist. The HR Specialist can be reached at (855) 291-2284. Someone is available to answer phone calls and emails from 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday excluding Federal holidays.
This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
Agency contact information
AddressOIG Office of Audit Services
330 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.
You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed.
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/526710300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.