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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Entry Level Auditor - Financial Statements

Agency:Office of the Inspector General, USPS

Job Announcement Number:2013-15-798979-KC

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$31,315.00 to $50,431.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 14, 2013 to Monday, January 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-0511-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Saint Louis, MO United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General's (USPS OIG) mission is to provide reports to Postal Service Executives, the Board of Governors, and Congress to help the Postal Service maximize revenues (over $65 billion a year), minimize costs, and prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.

 

The USPS OIG is seeking highly qualified applicant(s) to fill our Entry Level Auditor position(s) in the Office of Audit, Finance Directorate, Financial Statements Team located in St. Louis, MO. The Finance Directorate conducts performance and/or financial related audits relative to Postal Service Finance activities. The candidate will conduct performance and/or financial related audits relative to Postal Service Finance activities.   

 

Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and/or the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM EST on Monday, January 28, 2013 will be considered.

 

The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.

 

This position is being advertised at the Journey Band level, equivalent to a GS-5 through a GS-7. The salary range for this position is $31,315 - $50,431.  The salary figures include locality pay.  Career ladder to GS-13 equivalent at management's discretion.

 

Relocation expenses will not be paid.  

 

May be required to successfully complete a 12-month probationary period.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a physical examination and drug screening
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a government-issued credit card
  • May be required to take a writing assessment
  • Travel required, may be up to 50%

DUTIES:

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Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.

 

This is the basic to advanced trainee level in the area of auditing.  Work assignments are selected to provide training in the analytical evaluative aspects of the work and in the appropriate use of such methods and techniques as qualitative and quantitative analysis.  The training emphasizes developing an understanding of the relationships of the concepts underlying the specialty area.  It is directed toward the recognition of incipient needs or problems and the identification, analysis and solution of problems.  Assignments are pre-selected to combine performance of productive work with supervised on-the-job training in both the judgmental and methodological aspects of the work. While participating as a member of an audit team, progressively contributing more value to assigned audit projects as knowledge, skills, and abilities develop.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below


 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or in a business related field that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting  

 

 DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Experience or coursework in information systems management
  • Professional Certification; i.e. CPA, CIA, FMP, Lean Six Sigma, AEP, CEA, etc.
  • Experience in performing audits
  • Ability to multi-task 
  • Experience with MS SharePoint

 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

EVALUATION FACTORS

 

  • Knowledge of auditing standards, generally accepted accounting and auditing principles; auditing concepts, methodologies, procedures, analytical techniques, and internal control reviews 
  • Skills in analyzing various information/problems and presenting findings and recommendations 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing 
  • Ability to apply effective project management and work on a team, whether as a team member or leader, to accomplish project objectives and goals 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED 

 

The Human Resources Office will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications required for this position. You will no longer be considered for this position if you: fail to respond to all of the questions in the self-assessment questionnaire; fail to attach all required documentation; or if your application materials indicate that you are not minimally-qualified for this position. Only the top-rated, minimally-qualified candidates will be referred to a review panel for further consideration.  If your application is referred to the review panel, the review panel will compare your self-assessment questionnaire responses to your resume and supporting documentationIt is essential that your resume and supporting documentation provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire.  If your questionnaire responses are not adequately substantiated, the review panel will amend your rating to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated. Top-rated applicants may be required to participate in an interview and/or a writing assessment.  Your rating may be further adjusted by the review panel or the selecting official based on your interview or writing assessment performance.  Once all applicant scores are finalized, the selecting official will make a final decision. 


BENEFITS:

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Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the USPS OIG. We offer a broad array of benefits programs:

 

Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Care Insurances with Flexible Spending options.  For more information about these programs visit www.opm.gov/insure.

 

Retirement and Thrift Savings.  For more information about these programs see www.opm.gov/retire and http://www.tsp.gov/.

 

Flexible Work Schedules. USPS OIG offers a range of family friendly flexibilities including flexible work schedules, telework and employee assistance programs.

 

Leave and Holidays. In addition to 10 paid holidays each year, you will earn 13 days of paid sick leave and 13 to 26 paid vacation days each year depending on your years of service.

 

For further information, please refer to our website at:

http://www.uspsoig.gov/faq.cfm?SECTION=EMP

 

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Nonexempt (Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay; Exempt employees are not).  



OTHER INFORMATION:

This agency provides Reasonable Accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please call 703-248-2210. The decision on granting an accommodation request will be made on a case by case basis.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Apply through the USAJOBS website:

 

When you are ready to begin the application process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or to login to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to create or upload required and applicable documents, and submit the Occupational Questionnaire.

            

    NOTE: To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must complete this Fax Cover Page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 798979 and fax to 1-478-757-3144.

     

    If you cannot apply online:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
    2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, and
    3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 

If you need assistance applying online or by fax, please contact OPM at ApplicationManagerHelpDesk@opm.gov

     

    You are strongly urged to read and print the entire vacancy announcement.

     



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM on the closing date of this announcement, Monday, January 28, 2013

 

1. RESUME.  (Required: When completing your online application or uploading your resume, you must categorize it as a "Resume" document). IMPORTANT:  You will be asked questions in the self-assessment questionnaire.  It is essential that your resume and supporting documentation provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire.


2. COMPLETE OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE. Click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire. (Required: You must click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the Questionnaire to complete this process) Note: To return to a previously saved or incomplete questionnaire you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/.


3. UPLOAD SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS which may include:

  • Certificates or Licenses, if applicable.  Upload and save as "Other" document.
  • Veterans Preference Documentation.  If you are claiming veterans preference you must submit Member 4 copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and/or other proof of veterans preference eligibility including your VA letter, form SF-15 (www.opm.gov/forms) and all required documents related to your SF-15 claim. Veterans can request the Member 4 copy of their DD-214 at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records, and can download a copy of their VA letter from https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal. (If applicable to you, you are Required to upload each veterans document and categorize as "DD-214" or "SF-15" or "Other Veterans Document")
  • SF-50 if you are or have been a Federal employee to demonstrate tenure and competitive/excepted service for eligibility purposes. (If applicable to you, you are Required to upload each applicable SF-50 and categorize as a "SF-50" document.)
  • TRANSCRIPTS from an accredited college or university. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable and should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, list of completed courses, semester hours, GPA, date and type of Bachelor's Degree issued.  Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. Attach document verifying that it has been deemed equivalent.

 

NOTE:  Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred. Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Vacancy Inquiries
Phone: (703)248-2210
TDD: (202)855-1234
Email: JOBS@USPSOIG.GOV
Agency Information:
Office of Audit
1735 North Lynn Street
Arlington , VA
22209
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the Occupational Questionnaire has been received you will receive an acknowledgement e-mail that your submission was successful. After a review of your application package has been completed, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the Selecting Official.

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Job Announcement Number:

2013-15-798979-KC

Control Number:

335533400