<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The positions available are listed in the following Audit Directorates: Cyberspace Operations (CSO) and Acquisition, Contracting and Sustainment (ACS).<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong>At the GS-11 level:</strong> <ul> <li>Research applicable laws, directives and other regulatory material to gain audit knowledge.</li> <li>Utilize fact finding techniques to gather audit data.</li> <li>Perform audit work within established guidelines.</li> <li>Assist in producing comprehensive reports of audit data collected.</li> <li>Utilize audit data to evaluate results and recommend solutions.</li> <li>Assist in developing drafts and final segments of audit reports.</li> <li>Maintains security and accountability of classified information.</li> </ul> <strong>At the GS-12 level:</strong> <ul> <li>Research applicable laws, directives and other regulatory material to gain audit knowledge.</li> <li>Develop and contribute to audit guides.</li> <li>Independently performs audit work within established guidelines.</li> <li>Produces comprehensive reports of audit data collected.</li> <li>Utilizes audit data to evaluate results and recommend solutions.</li> <li>Develop drafts and final segments of audit reports.</li> <li>Maintains security and accountability of classified information.</li> </ul> <strong>At the GS-13 level:</strong> <ul> <li>Research applicable laws, directives, and other regulatory material to gain audit knowledge.</li> <li>Oversee a team of auditors and other staff to ensure proper application of audit techniques.</li> <li>Articulate and communicate to assigned teams the audit project, problem to be solved, actionable events, milestones, deadlines and time frames for completion.</li> <li>Represent team in dealing with supervisors or managers for the purpose of obtaining resources and securing needed information or decisions on major work problems and issues that arise.</li> <li>Resolve simple, informal complaints of employees and refer others, such as formal grievances and appeals, to the supervisor or an appropriate management official.</li> <li>Communicate team consensus and recommendations to supervisors on actions affecting team and individual awards, rewards and recognition.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />25% or less – You may be expected to travel up to 25% for this position.<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>U.S. Citizenship.</li> <li>Background Investigation</li> <li>Suitable for Federal Employment</li> <li>Registered for Selective Service (if applicable)</li> <li>This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.</li> <li>If you have not previously successfully completed a probationary period with the Federal Government in similar position, you will be required to serve a two year probationary period</li> <li>Current DoD civilian employees are not required to submit to drug testing if moving from one Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another with no break in service, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.</li> <li>Veteran?s preference does not apply under this Direct Hire Authority (DHA).</li> <li>Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with DoD OIG.</li> <li>The position sensitivity designations for this positions is Secret. Incumbents are required to obtain and maintain the sensitivity level.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Resumes for federal government positions need more detailed work descriptions and accomplishments than a typical private sector resume. Please be sure to clearly describe the full scope of your work experience in your resume.<br /><br /><strong>Basic Requirement:</strong> A. 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 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 to qualify at the GS-11 level based on education, a PH.D is required.<br /><br /><strong>A 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: 1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; 2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or 3. 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.<br /><br /><strong>A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, if applicable </strong><br /><br /><strong>Note: Due to the education requirement of this position, an unofficial transcript must be submitted at the time of application. If transcripts are not received, you will be ineligible.<br /><br />GS-11 Specialized experience is defined as</strong>: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-09 level or equivalent under GS or another pay system that demonstrates skill in researching applicable laws, directives, and other regulatory material to provide assistance in conducting audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), provide assistance in collecting audit data and drafting audit reports within established guidelines.<br /><br /><strong>GS-12 Specialized experience is defined as</strong>: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-11 level or equivalent under GS or another pay system that demonstrates skill in researching applicable laws, directives, and other regulatory material to conduct audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), draft audit reports within established guidelines and provide recommendations to correct deficiencies founded within audit reports.<br /><br /><strong>GS-13 Specialized Experience is defined as:</strong> Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-12 level or equivalent under GS or another pay system that demonstrates skill in theory, concepts and practices of accounting and auditing to ensure quality work when conducting audit reviews; analyze data, draw conclusions and recommend corrective action; and work as an audit team member ensuring overall project is accomplished within Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and other established guidelines and timelines.<br /><br /><strong>Volunteer Experience:</strong> 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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Substitution of education for GS: Ph.D. Or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirement.<br /><br /><strong>There is no substitution of education for GS-12 and above.<br /><br />FOREIGN EDUCATION</strong>: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .<br /><br /><strong>ACCREDITATION</strong> Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management website at http: www.opm.gov/qualifications/ and U.S. Department of Education website at http: www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html .<br /><br /><strong>Certifications: CPA or CIA, if applicable.</strong> <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Competitive wages, flexible schedules and one of the most comprehensive benefits packages found in either government or private sector. These extraordinary benefits encompass health, pay, work/life balance, growth & learning.</li> <li>Moving expenses not be paid.</li> <li>Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD Priority Placement Program.</li> <li>A two year probationary or trial period may be required.</li> <li>Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.</li> <li>We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.</li> <li>Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service (see http: www.sss.gov )</li> <li><strong>Retired Civil Service Employee:</strong> Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http: www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)</li> <li>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 .</li> <li>Secret Security Clearance is required.</li> <li>This position is part of the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG), Deputy Inspector General for Audit and is being filled under Direct-Hire Authority for Financial Management Experts. OIG has delegated authority by the office of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint qualified candidates possessing a finance, accounting, management, or actuarial science degree, or a related degree for an accredited college or university in a field of study, or equivalent experience, related to the functions of the positions to be filled. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location. We reserve the right to close this announcement early or to extend, as appropriate, based upon the needs of the Agency, Qualified applications packages may be referred to management at various points in the selection process depending on the number and timing of applications received Selections may be made at any point during the announcement open period.</li> <li>This is an open-continuous announcement and will be used to fill vacant positions with an entry grade of GS-11, GS-12 and GS-13 with a target grade of GS-13, in Yorktown, VA.</li> <li>A list of Applicants will be referred every three weeks for consideration. Applications received after the three week cut-off may be considered on future applicant lists.</li> <li>The minimum base salary for this position at the GS-11 step 1 level is $62,236 through GS-11 step 10 $80,912. The minimum base salary for this position at the GS-12 step 1 level is $74,596 through GS-12 step 10 $96,978. The minimum base salary for this position at the GS-13 step 1 level is $88,704 through GS-13 step 10 $115,313.</li> </ul> <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 />A list of Applicants will be pulled every three weeks. Applicant packages will be reviewed to determine if qualified.<br /><br /><strong>The Assessment Questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and collects information on your education, training and experience related to the following critical competencies:<br /><br />At the GS-11 level:<br /> – Ability to utilize knowledge of theories concepts and practices of accounting and auditing<br /> – Skill in fact finding and analysis techniques<br /> – Skill in systematically examining and appraisal accounting and/or audit materials<br /> – Skill in initiating, developing, maintaining and using interpersonal relationships to interact effectively with internal and external customers- Skill in written and oral communication<br /><br />At the GS-12 and 13 level:<br /> – Knowledge of theories, concepts and practices of accounting and auditing<br /> – Utilizing auditing principles, standards and practices to provide overall audit oversight<br /> – Ability to determine facts, draw conclusions and recommend corrective actions when conducting audits<br /> – Skill in initiating, developing, maintaining and using interpersonal relationships to interact effectively with internal and external customers</strong><br /><br /><strong>You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here:</strong> https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10474291 <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:<br /><br />1. <b>Resume:</b> You are encouraged to choose only ONE method of submitting your resume. (HR will review the resume that the system date stamps as the latest one received and this may not be the resume, which best reflects your qualifications for the job and may result in an ineligible rating.) You may submit your resume by: attaching in your USAJOBS account. For assistance in preparing your resume, take a look at the DFAS Resume Tools .<br /> 2. <b>Complete Assessment Questionnaire: </b>Your resume must describe the quality of work in regards to responses to the occupational self-assessment questionnaire as they generate your numerical rating.<br /> 3. Other <b>Supporting Documents</b>.<br /> 4. <strong>Military Spouse Preference:</strong>Spousal Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders or travel orders, marriage certificate/license and the Self-Certification form are required to claim Military Spouse Preference. <br /><br />The following supporting documents are ONLY required if applicable to your personal qualifications or status. They must be received by the closing date of the announcement or at the time of application if applying to an announcement with an extended closing date.<br /><br />1. <b>Transcripts and/or Certifications: All applicants to include current agency employees</b>, must submit proof of education if the job announcement requires education to meet the basic qualification requirements, or if substituting education to meet the specialized experience requirements. Many applicants must also submit documentation for proof of meeting the basic education requirement. For additional information on acceptable documents, click here Transcripts and Certifications. All applicants to include current agency employees/contractors must also document your education and/or certifications in your resume. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.<br /> 2. <b>Cover Letter: </b>You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or determine eligibility for preference.<br /> 3. <b>Veterans Preference: </b>If you are claiming veteran's preference, you MUST submit the appropriate documentation. Failure to do so WILL result in the loss of veteran's preference, and will possibly impact your placement on the certificate. For more veterans' information please click here . <ul> <li>You <b>must</b> submit a copy of your DD Form-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, If you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application for this position. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service and what they condition of discharge is thought to be.</li> <li>If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you <b> must </b> submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability </li> <li>If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.</li> <li>Click to review veterans authorities and required documents that verify eligibility for VEOA, VRA and/or 30% or more disabled veterans hiring authorities .</li> </ul> 4. <b>Military Spouse Preference:</b> Copy of spousal travel orders providing eligibility.<br /> 5. <b>ICTAP Eligibles:</b> A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF-50 if available.<br /><br /><strong>WARNING:</strong> Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/31/2019, 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. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant. <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.