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- Serves as the Supervisory Auditor in a branch or resident office responsible for the supervision, conduct, and accomplishment of a segment of the audit program. Leads a major segment of the total audit program plan.
- Serves as a team leader and member of a participative work team (PWT) consisting of professional auditors. Establishes annual goals complementary to region/agency goals and objectives.
- Reviews audit programs, working papers, progress on the audit assignment, and draft audit reports. Ensures that quantitative methods and computerized auditing techniques are being utilized as appropriate in the audit process.
- Communicates DCAA audit services and maintains audit liaison with acquisition officials.
- Counsels and advises employees. Evaluates performance, recommends and approves training and development, recommends recognition and promotion, and initiates appropriate remedial action for performance or conduct deficiencies.
25% or less - Travel is generally 25% or less.
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Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen as verified through E-Verify Program.
QualificationsAll qualification and time-in-grade (if applicable) requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp.
Degree: accounting or a related field (such as business administration, finance, or public administration) that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours (or 36 quarter hours) in accounting (may include up to 6 hours of business law).
Combination of education and experience: 4 years of accounting experience or a combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND 24 semester hours (or 36 quarter hours) in accounting/auditing courses or a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 or equivalent level. Specialized experience must be documented in your resume. Specialized experience is defined as:
- Serving as lead or senior auditor on an audit team AND
- Independently performing a variety of difficult complex audit assignments AND
- Identifying and preparing comprehensive risk assessments AND
- Developing/modifying audit programs and plans, aligning audit steps with risk assessment AND
- Meeting with auditee to explain audit purpose, obtain necessary information and discuss audit findings AND
- Detailed testing and examining accounting systems and records, cost representations, internal controls, management policies and practices, to assure compliance with accounting and auditing principles, standards and regulations AND
- Preparing audit work papers, which are organized/indexed/referenced, and adequate substantiating documents AND
- Making initial audit determinations which identify deficiencies or noncompliance AND
- Preparing reports of audit findings, conclusions and recommendations
HOUSING:Unaccompanied employees as well as accompanied personnel will be required to reside on the local economy and receive living quarter's allowance (LQA). Currently, most branch employees receive sufficient housing allowances to cover their related housing costs. Depending on your housing location, size and selection, your housing allowance may not cover all your housing expenses. LQA ranges fluctuate based on the Euro exchange rate, but currently are a maximum from $42,700 (without family) to $46,400 (with family). Employees may receive increments for additional family members. CHILDREN 21 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER ARE NOT CONSIDERED DEPENDENTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING EXTRA HOUSING ALLOWANCE. CHILDREN UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE MUST BE ENROLLED IN SCHOOL (IF THEY ARE SCHOOL-AGED) TO BE CONSIDERED DEPENDENTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING HOUSING ALLOWANCES. Separate housing maintenance allowances is NOT authorized. Property management fees for maintaining a stateside home while you are on the overseas assignment are reimbursable. Initial out-of-pocket cost can be expensive. In some cases, up to four month's rent (three month's rent, security deposit plus the first months' rent in addition to deposits on utilities, real estate agent fees, etc.).
PAY:Locality Pay does not apply to the European Branch Office (EBO). U. S. locality pay will be discontinued upon assignment. Currently, employees assigned to the EBO in Wiesbaden receive Post (Cost of Living Allowance) and Living Quarters Allowance (LQA), both are nontaxable. These allowances are computed on Department of State guidelines and are subject to change. Current Cost of Living Allowance is at a 10% index which is applied to the expendable income determined based on gross base salary.
Example of Salary Per Pay Period for hypothetical selection of current GS-13 step 5, base salary of $86,911.
Base Pay - 80 hours $3,342.40
Post Allowance ** $140.00*
*For a family of two (including the employee). Employees may receive increments for additional family members.
**Post Allowance amount is determined based on annual salary and family size.
Note: Stateside locality pay will be discontinued upon reassignment overseas. LQA and Post Allowances are non-taxable. Rate varies by actual cost and the value of the EURO. Rate for LQA shown in example is the maximum amount for the sample base salary; the employee receives either the maximum rate or the amount of allowable expenses, whichever is lower. Both LQA and Post Allowance are nontaxable.
TOUR OF DUTY: The initial tour of duty is 36 months in length, with a possible extension of up to an additional 24 months, subject to mission needs, employee performance and management approval. Extensions are not guaranteed. Selected candidates(s) must agree to complete their full 36 month tour. Employees will be required to sign a transportation agreement and minimum service agreement prior to their assignment overseas.
SPONSOR: When the auditor is selected, and security clearance has been received, a sponsor will be assigned to the selectee or the family to offer assistance in getting settled in Germany. There will be enough lead time to allow the sponsor to communicate with the selectee and the family to answer any questions or special concerns.
OTHER ITEMS: Pets are welcomed in Germany and is not uncommon to see them with their owners in local restaurants. The costs associated with brining a pet overseas including the added hotel costs incurred when housing a pet in your temporary quarters are not reimbursable.
HOME LEAVE/ANNUAL LEAVE:Home leave will be earned at the rate of 5 days per year and may be granted upon completion of 24 months of continuous service abroad. Employees can accrue and carry forward an annual leave balance of 360 hours, even after returning to CONUS.
MEDICAL FACILITIES:Medical services are offered at military installations in the surrounding areas on a limited basis. The closest military hospital is approximately a one-hour.
PLEASE NOTE: The information provided on available services is the most current information at this time. Due to the ongoing military reorganizations and realignments and renegotiations of the Status of Forces Agreement between the U.S and German governments, changes to some of the services may be affected at any time.
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: There is no substitution of education for experience at this grade level.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The European Branch Office is located in Wiesbaden, Germany which is approximately 20 miles from Frankfurt. The climate is noted for mildness, however, there is considerable rainfall in the spring and winter months. Knowledge of the German language is not essential, as English is a second language for many Germans. A non-taxable housing allowance is paid to compensate for housing rental costs, electricity and heating of the house. Food, clothing, and automobile services may be more expensive on the economy, but are available at reasonable prices at facilities provided by the Army and Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES). These services are offered to military ID holders which include DCAA employees and their dependents under 21 years of age unless that dependent is working here for the military and therefore entitled to their own ID card. Applicants should be aware that jobs for dependents, especially professional positions, can be difficult but not necessarily impossible to obtain.
The definition of "Dependent/Immediate Family" for civilian employees can be found in the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR), Volume 2 (Appendix A, Part I). For a selectee to bring a Non- Dependent to Germany, the Non-Dependent will need to either be granted a Permanent Resident Visa thru the German Consulate or be given Member of Household status through the Garrison in Wiesbaden. These processes must be approved before relocating to Germany as they are both difficult to obtain. Applicants are responsible for obtaining relevant information regarding the qualification and application process for Resident Visa and Member of Household. Non- dependent members of the family do not have the same privileges as dependents on employee's PCS order.
Public transportation in Europe and particularly in Germany is abundant, timely, and comfortable. Wiesbaden is centrally located and offers vacation travel opportunities for auditors and their dependents assigned to the FAO. In addition, there are a few U.S. Government owned hotels available in Europe through the Armed Forces Recreation Centers. Government hotels offer reasonable priced rates to DOD travelers. Restaurants and other eating-laces are abundant in Europe. Shipment of ONE privately owned vehicle at Government expense is authorized, subject to prior approval.
EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS: Travel by commercial aircraft is a condition of employment. The Government will not pay air fare for the relocation move to Germany for dependent children who are 21 years of age or older. See additional comments in the housing paragraph below. The tour of duty is three years and employees must complete transportation and minimum service agreements prior to assignment overseas and returning to the CONUS position.
Reemployment rights are granted for return to CONUS position in accordance with DCAA INSTRUCTION NO. 1400.19 dated June 28, 2016.
DCAA has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security and thrift savings; health, life and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. DCAA employees enjoy our business-casual dress code, flexible work schedules, transit subsidies, and the opportunity to telecommute.
Financial Management (FM) Certification Program: As a condition of employment, the selectee must meet the requirements of the DoD FM Certification Program. The FM Certification Program is a course-based program consisting of three certification levels. Level 2 certification must normally be completed within two years of the selectee's employment start date.
Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov).
Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 2 years if one has not already been completed. You will be required to serve a supervisory/managerial probationary period of 1 year unless one has previously been completed.
Mobility Agreement: All DCAA auditors must sign a mobility agreement. This agreement may require you to be reassigned every five to seven years.
Telework: Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
NOTE:Selectee(s)will be expected to obtain required security approval (secret clearance) within 30 days of notice of selection or offer may be withdrawn. Selectee(s) must submit physician's statement prior to assignment stating that the selectee is physically fit for frequent international travel and does not require any medications that cannot be obtained in other areas of the world.
Drug Testing: If you are given access to classified information, you will be subject to random drug testing.
Performance Appraisal: If you are a current Federal employee, you must be rated fully successful or higher on your current performance rating to be eligible for promotion. You may be asked to provide a copy of your performance appraisal during the evaluation and selection process.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): You must be well qualified for the position to receive special selection priority under the ICTAP. A qualified ICTAP eligible achieving a score of 90 or above will be considered "well qualified". For more information, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing an initial 3-year term (not less than 2 years and 11 months) may apply regardless of their current geographical location. Veterans must submit their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to be considered under this authority.
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualifications requirements. If you are qualified, you will then receive a numeric score based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities for the position listed below. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications, you will be assigned a rating commensurate with your background. Your final score will be used to determine if you are among the best qualified candidates.
- Audit Planning and Management
- Audit Reporting
- Concepts, Policies and Principles of Audit
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Resume - Each period of Federal experience must reflect the grade level of the position and whether the assignment is permanent or temporary. Your resume must document your specialized experience at the next lower grade level.
2. Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents
a. SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action - Unless you are a current permanent DCAA employee, current and former Federal employees must provide their most recent SF-50 or the SF-50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.
b. College Transcripts - Unless you are a current permanent DCAA employee, or a current/former Federal employee in the GS-0511 series as verified by an SF-50, you must provide your college transcripts.
c. Certifications - CPA or CIA
d. Veterans Preference Documentation - DD-214 Member Copy 4, Standard Form 15, Veterans Administration letter
e. ICTAP - Agency notice
f. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) - Spousal Travel Orders/Permanent Change of Station(PCS) Orders, Marriage Certificate, and Military Spouse Preference Self Certification checklist
g. Other documents identified in this announcement
4. DCAAForm 1438-2, Request for Overseas Transfer **** (For applicants from regions or CADs other than Eastern Region only). Once selection is made, the selectee will complete a DCAA Form 1438-2, Parts A through C indicating, HPSE, RD, CAD, or Director, FD (as appropriate) and forward through their chain of command for concurrence. Submit completed approved Form 1438-2 to Cheryl Pokhrel, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WARNING: Failure to submit a complete Application Package including all required documentation by the closing date of the announcement at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. Once your application is "processed", you can review your submitted materials. It is your responsibility to verify that information you entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. Neither Human Resources nor the Selecting Official will modify your submitted documents and information.
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 provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.
Click 'Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
3. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10515468
Agency contact information
HR Customer Care Center
AddressDCAA - EASTERN REGION
8725 John J. Kingman Rd.
Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060
Once your application is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email. When your application has been reviewed, you will receive an email advising whether you were determined to be the best qualified and referred to the hiring manager. Qualified candidates eligible for non-competitive reassignment, repromotion, change to lower grade, transfer or reinstatement will also be referred. You may be contacted for an interview. You will be notified when the selection process is complete.
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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.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535205600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.