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This National Guard position is for a AUDITOR, Position Description Number T5144000 and is part of the UNITED STATES PROPERTY AND FISCAL OFFICE, National Guard.
As an Auditor, GS-0511-9/11/12, you will perform audits on a variety of programs and to assess efficiency, effectiveness and compliance with program laws,regulations, and provisions. In a state with 4 or more auditors, serves as an auditor-in charge of audit programs or difficult audit projects. Synthesizes the work of team members to develop a completed audit product; assesses the progress of subordinate team members in their individual assignments; and provides performance feedback to team members regarding weaknesses and approaches to fact-finding. Such information is provided to a higher level supervisor for consideration in interim and annual performance appraisals, and assessment of overall program management.
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Conditions of Employment
- Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
- Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
- Applicant must be a US Citizen
QualificationsGENERAL EXPERIENCE: All on-board Series GS-0511 personnel must be certified at the next higher grade-level before being eligible for grade promotion to that level; and, must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. However, for a new hire applicant, apply his or her collective experiences that are commensurate or equivalent to the comptroller business with competencies of the auditor program's principles and concepts defined by the Series GS-0511 for a specific position.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Are experiences that prepared the on-board employee or new applicant to perform the auditor duties of the identified GS-0511 graded-position. An applicant must demonstrate the specialized experiences, as applicable and defined for each GS-0511 position, in order to qualify for a position identified by its applicable position description's GS-Grade and/or its Financial Management Certification Career level.
GS-0511-09, Auditor - Novice. To qualify for a GS-0511-09 position, an applicant must be eligible for entry into level one financial management certification career program. The applicant must have at least 12 months of finance or auditor experiences and present a full range of competencies that demonstrated the capabilities to apply auditing program principles and procedures. The applicant must have the competency to perform financial audits that included financial statements and financial related audits. The applicant must have the competencies to perform various auditing program requirements. The applicant must have experiences and training that demonstrated his or her abilities to follow directions, to read, retain, and understand a variety of instructions, regulations, policies and procedures. As a condition of continued employment in the GS-0511-09 position, the employee must complete the position's directed financial management certification within 24 months of appointment to the position.
GS-11, Auditor - Journeyman. To qualify for a GS-0511-11 position, an applicant must be eligible for entry into level one financial management certification career program. The applicant must have at least 24 months of auditing experiences and competencies that provided knowledge of auditing principles and procedures. The applicant must have an excellent understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the audit business program requirements. An applicant must have demonstrated competencies to conduct audits in accordance with directives and policies; study and evaluate internal controls to determine the level of system reliability; and determine audit procedures needed to attain audit objectives in view of system reliability. An applicant must have experiences that concerned obtaining sufficient reliable evidence through inspection, observation, inquiries, and confirmation to provide a reasonable basis for an opinion in regard to the activity under examination. The applicant is experienced in conducting examinations and tests that used statistical and/or judgmental sampling of financial records and management controls to determine the degree of efficiency, economy, and effectiveness in which the audited activities discharged their financial responsibilities, or to determine that the financial records were maintained in accordance with applicable regulations. An applicant's experiences and education must demonstrate his or her ability to follow directions, to read, retain, and understand a variety of instructions, regulations, policies and procedures. As a condition of continued employment in the GS-0511-11 position, the employee must complete the directed financial management certification within 24 months of appointment to the position.
GS-0511-12, Auditor - Expert / Non-Supervisory. To qualify for a GS-0511-12 position, an applicant must be eligible for entry into financial management certification career program. Candidate must have at least 36 months of financial audit and/or performance audit experiences that led to objective and systematic examinations and resulted in independent audit assessments of an organization's structure, performance, efficiency, program, activity or function. The applicant's experiences and competencies provided an in-depth knowledge of auditing principles and procedures. The applicant must have experiences in audit preparations, planning, conducting, and reporting with a full-range of competencies in the auditing business that successfully accomplished intended purposes; met or exceeded operational efficiency; provided accurate, reliable, timely, and useful financial audit data; or demonstrated experiences in conducting audits that involved evaluating financial management in terms of economical use of property and personnel. Other audit experiences included adherence to prescribed policies; effective control over expenditures, liabilities, revenues, and assets; proper accounting for resources and financial transactions; compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and precedent decisions; and compliance of agency accounting systems with generally accepted accounting principles and standards. An applicant's specialized audit program experiences must include audit report preparations and oral presentations that involved significant audit findings and discovered conditions with cause and effect factors. The applicant must demonstrate experiences that involved presenting researched recommendations for remedial actions, such as addressing methods for improving the use of funds and the identification of questionable costs. The applicant must have a practical understanding of the principles and concepts of the audit business program requirements. Applicants must have auditor experiences and training that demonstrated his or her abilities to lead, train subordinates, follow directions, read, retain, and comply with instructions, regulations, policies and procedures. As a condition of continued employment in the GS-0511-12 non-supervisory position, the employee must complete the directed financial management certification within 24 months of appointment to the position.
You must meet the following Education requirement to qualify for this position:
1. 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 six hours of credit in business law.
NOTE: The term "accounting" means "accounting or auditing" in this Series. Similarly, "accountant" is interpreted as "accountant or auditor."
2. Combination of Education and Experience: At least four 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:
1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to six hours of business law;
2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;
3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing. For example, completed 15 semester hours, however, the school course work does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour degree requirement as defined above in Paragraph One, provided that:
(a) The applicant successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field for example, valuation engineering or financial institution examining;
(b) A panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors determined that the applicant demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and advancement levels that are normally associated with successful completion of the four-year course of study described above in Paragraph One; 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.
The Financial Management Certification Program supports the professional development of the Financial Management workforce and provides a framework for a standard body of knowledge across all DoD financial business programs. All auditor employees must obtain and maintain the appropriate certification requirements and consistently maintain certification levels.
Based on the Education and Certification Requirements for this Series, NO Substitutions of Education for Specialized Experiences are Allowed for the Title 5 Excepted Service GS-0511 Positions.
You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.
(Resume must have from and to dates for each position worked in. The date must be month and year. Ex: 02/2012 to 03/2013)
- Must indicate your salary for each experience worked in.
- Must state whether each experience is full or part-time status.
*If your resume does not have any of the above requirements, you will automatically be disqualified for the position.*)
2. Other supporting documents: OF-306 (MUST BE COMPLETELY FILLED OUT) (can be retrieved from https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf)
3. Transcript: Education requirements
4. Financial Management Certification: the employee must complete the directed financial management certification within 24 months of appointment to the position.
5. If you are claiming ICTAP eligibility you will be required to submit supporting documentation to validate your claim of ICTAP eligibility such as a Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice or a Proposed Removal/Separation notice and a copy of your latest Notification of Personnel Action, Standard Form 50.
6. If you are claiming Veterans Preference you will be required to submit supporting documentation to validate your claim of Veterans Preference eligibility such as SF 15 or DD 214.
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 apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10490719
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
Agency contact information
AddressUNITED STATES PROPERTY AND FISCAL OFFICE
330 OLD NISKAYUNA ROAD
LATHAM, NY 12110
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.
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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/533665600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.