<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Federal Communications Commission, Office of Inspector General, Audit Division, Washington, D.C. <br /><br />Relocation expenses will not be paid.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The incumbent in this position is responsible for performing various types of complex performance audits, financial management audits and monitoring contract audits in the Office of Inspector General. This includes gathering information and conducting audits for FCC programs such as Universal Service Fund programs (i.e. High Cost, Low Cost, Lifeline, E-rate, Rural Health Care), as well as other program activities within the FCC's bureaus and offices. The incumbent is responsible for the appropriate planning, coordination, and completion of such audits conducted by the Office of Inspector General on programs and ensuring effective and efficient use of resources consistent with the Office of Inspector General's audit program and directives. The incumbent interprets a broad range of laws, rules and regulations required either by statute, such as the CFR 47, Chief Financial Officers Act, the Government Management Reform Act, the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act, the Government Performance and Results Act, the Inspector General Act, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, and/or General Accountability Office (GAO), ensuring agency compliance. As assigned, the auditor serves as the Inspector General's representative on various audit issues. Develops audit objectives and techniques, assists in preparing specifications for and managing contracts for audit services. Prepares and maintains accurate working papers, documenting audit work performed and recording data obtained from documents. Assists the Assistant Inspector General and Deputy Assistant Inspector Generals for Audits in developing an implementing audit plans and initiatives. Keeps the Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Deputy Assistant Inspector Generals abreast of developments affecting OIG audit programs.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Occasional travel may be required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>US Citizenship.</li> <li>Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position.</li> <li>Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.</li> <li>Education-Transcripts Required</li> <li>Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.</li> <li>Serve a probationary period of one year, if applicable.</li> </ul> <br /><br />Please note your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the vacancy questions. Your resume is an integral part of the process for determining if you meet the basic qualifications of the position and determining if you are to be among the best qualified.<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Applicants must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. <br /><br /><strong>Basic Requirements:</strong><br /><br /><strong>Degree:</strong> 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.")<br /><br />OR<br /><br /><strong>Combination of education and experience:</strong> 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:<br /> <li>Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;</li> <li>A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or</li> <li>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.</li> <br /><strong>In addition to the Basic Requirements:</strong><br /><br />Specialized Experience: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience includes the following:<br /><br />GS-12 Specialized experience includes: Conducting financial or performance audits using generally accepted auditing standards; contributing to developing audit or accounting policies and procedures; drafting audit findings; and/or evaluating audit findings and presenting findings and recommendations to management.<br /><br />GS-13 Specialized experience includes: Conducting audits relating to performance audits; performing examination and appraisals of entity records, reports and programmatic activities; and/or preparing and conducting oral presentations to management officials and external parties.<br /><br />PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Degree Accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration. To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link: <br /> https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/auditing-series-0511/ <br /><br />If you are qualifying based on positive education, please provide a copy of your college transcript. The transcript may be unofficial or photocopy at time of application, but MUST provide the original if selected.<br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to receive credit towards qualifications. Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html <br /><br />All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />EEO Policy Statement <br /><br />Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement <br /><br />Veterans Information <br /><br />Legal and Regulatory Guidance <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />All applicants will be rated on the extent and quality of experience and education relevant to the duties of the position. The FCC determines the BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES based on the major job related competencies and evaluation of your knowledge, skills, and abilities reflected in your application and supporting documents using the CATEGORY RATING PROCESS. All eligible applicants under Delegated Examining (DEU) will be placed in one of the following three categories:<br /><br />1. Highly Qualified (Score 90-100) – the applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of major job related competencies and possession of all evaluation criteria;<br />2. Fully Qualified (Score 80-89) – the applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of major job related competencies and possession of the evaluation criteria; and<br />3. Minimally Qualified (Score of 70-79)- the applicants possessing only the specialized experience described in the vacancy announcement.<br /><br />An automated score is administered based on the on-line application process used. Eligible applicants will receive a numerical rating based on their responses to the job specific questions for this position. <br /><br />Application of Veterans Preference: The category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three" but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have compensable service-connected disability at least 10 percent MUST be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.<br /><br />A selecting official may make selection from the highest quality category ("HIGHLY QUALIFIED") provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in the same category.<br /><br />Applicants under Merit Promotion will be considered in accordance with the agency's merit promotion plan and union agreement.<br /><br />There are several parts to the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application including:<br /><br />1. the core questions<br />2. the vacancy questions <br />3. supplemental documentation (e.g., DD-214, SF-50, SF-15, transcripts), if applicable; and<br />4. your resume.<br /><br />Applicants will be rated ineligible, if they do not respond to job specific questions, provide supplemental documents and submit resume. For more information, please click on Rating Process.<br /><br />You will be evaluated for this position on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs):<br /><br /><li>Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, practices and concepts.<br /> </li> <li>Ability to plan and conduct performance and/or financial audits.<br /> </li> <li>Ability to collect and document information and use databases and spreadsheet applications for extracting and analyzing data.<br /> </li> <li>Ability to presents ideas clearly, concisely and logically, orally and in writing.<br /> </li> <br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />***Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. Some positions require supplemental document(s). All required supporting documents MUST be received in the FCC'S Human Resources Office by midnight U.S. Eastern Time of the closing date of the announcement, as specified in this announcement. If you do not submit a required document (e.g. transcripts, etc.) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration. Additionally, you may not receive the special consideration, e.g. Vet's Preference, for which you may be eligible without the appropriate supporting documentation. Once you apply to this vacancy you will be prompted by the system to either upload the documents or print fax coversheets to fax the documents. The fax number will be listed on this sheet. If faxing, supplemental document(s) required should be faxed separately on the fax coversheet provided. Once faxed, you should receive an email confirmation within an hour. If you do not receive an email confirmation, your fax has not been successfully received and you should fax again. If you are unable to fax the required documentation, contact the Human Resources Office at 202-418-0130 prior to 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.***<br /><br />Hardcopy Supplement Documents Required:<br /><br />1. When the area of consideration is "Government-Wide" or "All U.S. Citizens." current Federal employees, including those eligible for noncompetitive transfer or reassignment, must provide a legible hardcopy of Personnel Action, SF-50, that verifies your status and highest permanently held grade along with your most recent annual performance appraisal.<br /><br />2. If applying for consideration under a non-competitive appointment such as Schedule A, Excepted Service, all documentation establishing your eligibility must be provided.<br /><br />3. Veterans MUST submit form DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," or an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.<br /><br />4. College Transcripts (For Positive Education Required positions and if qualifying based on education and or experience and education.), if applicable.<br /><br />Required Documentation for CTAP and ICTAP eligibles:<br /><br />1. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or other official documentation, which shows that you were declared displaced or surplus while serving as a career or career conditional competitive service employee, in tenure group 1 or 2, OR are a current or former Executive Branch agency employee in the excepted service serving on an appointment without time limit, at grade levels GS-15 or equivalent and below, and who has been conferred noncompetitive appointment eligibility and special selection priority by statute for positions in the competitive service.<br /><br />2. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or other official documentation which shows the position you may be or are being separated from has the same or higher promotion potential as that of the vacancy.<br /><br />Additionally for CTAP eligibles:<br /><br />A copy of your Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice;<br /><br />A notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area;<br /><br />A Certificate of Expected Separation; your agency's certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).<br /><br />Additionally for ICTAP eligibles:<br /><br />A copy of your RIF separation notice, a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area;<br /><br />An OPM notice that your disability annuity has been (or will be) terminated;<br /><br />Certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or<br /><br />Certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for a disability retirement and will receive the special OPM annuity. <br /><br />A copy of a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or equivalent (not required if you are an ICTAP eligible due to compensable injury or disability retirement).<br /><br />For more information on CTAP and ICTAP download a copy of The Employee's Guide to Career Transition at http: archive.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.pdf<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.