<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Inspector General (OIG) is seeking an auditor to review SBA programs and activities. The OIG's mission is to promote economy and effectiveness of SBA's programs and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse. The OIG issues reports or advisories to SBA management with recommendations focused on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of SBA's programs. We encourage applicants to review our website, https: www.sba.gov/office-of-inspector-general .<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Assists in developing engagement plans that sufficiently answer the engagement objectives within established project milestones. Identifies the most current and applicable criteria. Identifies sources of information and assesses for reliability. Identifies new areas for review and develops engagement proposals.</li> <li>Performs engagement in accordance with professional standards, OIG policies and procedures, and external mandates. Uses professional judgment to make adjustments to engagement plans, methods, and timeframes as necessary.</li> <li>Draft findings and ensure they contain condition, criteria, cause, effect, and conclusions and meet professional standards. Assist with performing follow up to ensure any recommendations made to the Agency are adequately considered and appropriately addressed.</li> <li>Initiates and maintains effective working relationships with team members, OIG management, and Agency officials. Shares information and expertise with peers, staff and appropriate administrative officials.</li> <li>Prepares work papers, reports, or testimonies that are clear, logical, timely, appropriately thorough, objective, and professional. Presents complicated or controversial information to internal and external audiences of all levels. Conduct meetings, briefings, and other oral communication.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel 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>You must be a U.S. Citizen.</li> <li>You must successfully complete a background investigation.</li> <li>You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.</li> <li>Current Federal employees are required to submit their most recent performance appraisal. Failure to provide your most recent performance appraisal WILL render you ineligible for consideration.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />To qualify for this position, applicants must meet any basic requirements and specialized experience.<br /><br /><strong>Basic Education Requirements</strong> :<br /><br />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<br /><br />Combination of education and experience: 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 /><br />Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; OR<br /><br />A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; OR<br /><br />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 1, 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 />Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's Qualifications web site.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience Statement</strong> :<br /><br />GS-12: Auditors at the GS-12 level possess professional knowledge of accounting and auditing, and related practices, methods and techniques required to independently conduct performance and financial audits. Specialized experience is defined as: participates in the full range of duties to support engagement execution, including responsibility for engagement stages through design, data collection and analysis, message development, and drafting segments of products that are technically complete and appropriately targeted to the audience, or similar experience.<br /><br /><strong>TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT</strong>: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in grade (TIG) requirements with 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br /><strong>All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.</strong> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Verify School accreditation . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. *** For further information, click on: Foreign Education . <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation may be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.<br /><br />CTAP/ICTAP APPLICANTS: If you are applying for a special selection priority under SBA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (open to surplus SBA employees only) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (open to surplus and displaced Federal employees), you must submit proof of eligibility. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at: CTAP/ICTAP.<br /><br />SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For additional information visit www.sss.gov .<br /><br />FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: You are required to file a new entrant Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450 Report).<br /><br />Consistent with work requirements and current SBA Policy, and all applicable provisions of the collective bargaining agreement with AFGE the SBA offers employees opportunities to perform work at an alternative location (e.g. home).<br /><br />Telework may be available. For information on Telework visit: http: www.telework.gov/ <br /><br />Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement if additional vacancies occur within 180 days of the date the certificates were issued.<br /><br /><strong>OTHER EVALUATIONS</strong>: The Small Business Administration is committed to building a high-performing, 21st century workforce that possesses the following core attributes: cultural astuteness, technological proficiency, articulate, strong writing capabilities, superior conflict resolution skills, and exceptional presentation skills. Candidates should be prepared as they may be further evaluated on these attributes throughout the application and selection process. <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 />Applicants meeting basic eligibility requirements will be further evaluated based on the information provided in the Occupational Questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10506760 . You will be rated based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The occupational questions relate to the following Competencies required to do the work of this position:<br /><br /><ul><li>Audit Reporting</li><li>Auditing</li><li>Communication and Media</li><li>Planning and Evaluating</li><li>Teamwork</li></ul> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Moderate Risk (MR) <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />1. <strong>Your Resume – must contain the following information</strong>: <ul> <li>Name, address, telephone number, email address;</li> <li>Supervisor's contact information, if available (indicate if you would prefer to be notified before your supervisor is contacted);</li> <li>Job Title (if Federal Service, provide series and grade; if not in GS plan, provide GS equivalent grade);</li> <li>If qualifying based on related unpaid (e.g. volunteer service) experience, you must provide hours worked per week and beginning/ending dates (mm/dd/yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy);</li> <li>If other than full time you must provide hours worked per week.</li> <li>An integral part of our selection process includes the completion of reference checks. <strong>Please provide the names and telephone numbers of three professional references</strong> (e.g., current and/or former supervisors, college or university professors, managers or coordinators of volunteer activities, etc.) who know your qualifications relative to this position and who we can contact to verify your credentials. Do not list personal friends or relatives.</li> <li><strong>PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE</strong>. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates (mm/dd/yyyy – mm/dd/yyyy) of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.</li> <li> <strong>Should you submit multiple resumes, only the latest uploaded resume will be reviewed.</strong> </li> </ul> 2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire<br /> 3. In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the occupational questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms, if applicable. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all documents are legible: <ul> <li>Federal employees must submit proof of your permanent career/career-conditional competitive status ("1" or "2" in Tenure, block 24 and "1" in Position Occupied, block 34). Submit SF-50 showing current grade and tenure and an SF-50 showing highest (permanent) grade ever held, if different. <strong>NOTE:</strong> An award or detail SF-50 will not be accepted as proof of status.</li> <li>If you are using education as a substitution for experience (the announcement will state whether this is allowed), or if there is an educational requirement for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (unofficial or official) that clearly describes your qualifying education. If selected, official transcripts will be required;</li> <li>If you are claiming Veteran status, you must submit a copy of all required documents to support your claim (to include member 4 copy of your DD-214 showing character of service)–see VetGuide ;</li> <li>To receive consideration for a special appointment authority (30%, severely disabled, Peace Corps, ICTAP, VRA), you must submit all required documentation supporting your claim for Special Appointing Authorities ;</li> <li>Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD-214 (showing the character of service) or other proof of service to receive consideration for veterans' preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit FedsHireVets.gov .</li> </ul> 4. Performance Appraisal (For current Federal employees only) <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.