Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This vacancy is for an Auditor position in the Office of Audits and Evaluation (OAE), at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), Office of Inspector General (OIG).<br /><br /><strong>NOTE</strong>: This vacancy is also advertised under vacancy announcement number: DOC-OIG-2019-0030. Please read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you would like to be considered, you must apply to the position.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Lead, plan, and conduct audits of significant scope and mission impact in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.</li> <li>Develop audit plans covering highly complex functions of a major Department function or multi-mission activity, or develop segments of audit plans for highly complex agency-wide or major corporation audits.</li> <li>Evaluate, analyze, and integrate complex data/information to draw logical conclusions that are supported by gathered evidence and documentation.</li> <li>Draft grammatically correct, clear and concise audit reports within established guidelines that contain sufficient and appropriate evidence to support conclusions and recommendations.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Occasional Travel<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>Incomplete applications will not be considered for this vacancy.</li> <li>You must be registered with Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).</li> <li>You must be suitable for Federal employment.</li> <li>Time-in-grade/band requirements must be met by the closing date.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. </strong><br /><br /><strong>Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.</strong><br /><br /><strong>The selectee will be required to complete a confidential financial disclosure statement upon entrance. </strong><br /><br /><strong>This position requires a preliminary drug test prior to appointment. The selectee will submit to Random Drug Testing after appointment to the position. </strong><br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:</strong><br /><br /><strong>Basic Entry Requirements:</strong><br /><br /><strong>A.</strong> Degree in 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 /><strong>OR</strong><br /><br /><strong>B</strong>. 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 /><strong>1</strong>.Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;<br /><br /><strong>2.</strong> A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or<br /><br /><strong>3</strong>. 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>GRADE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS: </strong><br /><br />In addition to meeting the Basic Entry Requirements above, applicants must have the experience/education listed below.<br /><br /><strong>GS-11: </strong>Fifty-two weeks of experience at the GS-09 level, or equivalent that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.<br /><br /><strong>SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE INCLUDES: </strong>researching applicable laws, directives, and other regulatory material to provide assistance in conducting audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) or Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS); providing assistance in collecting audit data; AND drafting audit reports within established guidelines.<br /><br /><strong>SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE</strong>: A 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 requirements.<strong><br /></strong><strong><br /></strong><strong>GS-12: </strong>Fifty-two weeks of experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.<br /><br /><strong>SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE INCLUDES: </strong>researching applicable laws, directives, and other regulatory material to conduct audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) or Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS); draft audit reports within established guidelines; AND provide recommendations to correct deficiencies founded within audit reports.<br /><br /><strong>Education is not substitutable for specialized experience for this grade level.</strong><br /><br /><strong>GS-13: </strong>Fifty-two weeks of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.<br /><br /><strong>SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE INCLUDES: </strong>leading audit reviews; analyze data, draw conclusions and recommend corrective action; AND work as an audit team manger ensuring overall project is accomplished within Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) or Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and other established guidelines and timelines.<br /><br /><strong>Education is not substitutable for specialized experience for this grade level.</strong><br /><br />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 />Qualification requirements in vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on OPM's website at: http: www.opm.gov/qualifications <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Education must be from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining a rating of at least 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http: www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.<br /><br />CTAP/ICTAP applicants <strong>MUST</strong> submit the following documents:<br /><br />1. A copy of your specific Reduction In Force (RIF) notice, written notice of your expected separation or other documentation of priority consideration status;<br />2. A copy of your latest SF-50 – noting current position, grade or band level, and duty location;<br />3. A copy of your last performance appraisal including your rating; and<br />4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.<br /><br />The following links provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities:<br /><br />* Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA) <br />* Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) <br />* 30% or more disabled veterans <br />* Persons with disabilities <br />* Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) <br />* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) <br /><br /><strong>Current or Former Political Appointees:</strong><br /><br />Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.<br /><br /><strong>Current or Former Political Appointees: </strong>Submit SF-50<br /><br />The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339. <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 />We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation (transcripts if applicable) to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire that you completed as part of the application. However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the occupational questions, or your score will be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.<br /><br /><strong>The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, concepts, practice and standards.</li> <li>Ability to plan and lead performance and/or financial audits.</li> <li>Ability to collect and document information, using databases and spreadsheet applications for extracting and analyzing data, and to document work.</li> <li>Skill in written communications, to include a thorough knowledge of accepted standards of writing, use of proper grammar and the preparation of investigations reports in a clear coincide and professional manner.</li> </ul> <br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <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 /><strong>**THIS POSITION HAS A POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT; YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL OF YOUR OFFICIAL OR UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS FROM ANY ACCREDITED EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION** </strong><br /><br />A complete application consists of the following:<br /><br /><strong>*Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional</strong>. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume must include information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: job title, duration of employment (mm/dd/yy – mm/dd/yy), hours per week, duties and accomplishments, salary, and your education. For work in the Federal service, please include the grade level for the position/s. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire.<br /><br /><strong>*Most recent Performance Appraisal</strong> within the last year showing your rating.<br /><br /><strong>*If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference,</strong> you must submit a copy of your DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service or other valid proof of eligibility (i.e., statement of service that shows service dates AND character of service). <strong>If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference,</strong> you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" <strong>plus the proof required by that form.</strong> For more information on veterans' preference see http: www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp#VeteransEmploymentAct1998 .<br /><br /><strong>*Active Duty Service Members–</strong> You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the announcement closes. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation. If the appropriate information is not submitted to confirm the discharge status, dates of service, etc., you will not be considered for this job opportunity under Veteran Preference procedures. To gain access to your DD-214 online please visit http: www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html <br /><br /><strong>*Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation </strong>if applicable (see additional information).<br /><br /><strong>*Education.</strong> If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. <br /><br /><strong>*Special Instructions for Foreign Education: </strong>Education completed in foreign colleges or universities must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website. You <strong>MUST</strong> provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation by the closing date of the announcement will result in lost consideration.<br /><br /><b><strong>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</strong></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.<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.


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