Auditor (Investigative Support)

US Government, Department of Defense

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Job Grade: 12
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Serves as a senior auditor within the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), Headquarters (HQs), Operations Directorate, Investigative Support (OIS) Division.

Plans and conducts analyses of defense contractor’s records where Suspected Irregular Conduct (SIC) or potential fraud has been identified.

Provides advisory services by performing tests and analyses of contractor’s cost representations, billings, invoices, time cards, labor charges, internal controls, policies, practices pertinent to the specific SIC case or grand jury investigation.

Develops draft advisory memorandum of findings, conclusions and recommendations for cognizant Defense Criminal Investigative Organizations (DCIOs), Military Investigative Organizations (MCIOs) and Department of Defense Inspector General (DoDIG).

May serve as a witness before judicial, quasi-judicial or administrative bodies and/or may provide a variety of technical litigation support to U.S. attorneys, preparing evidence for the grand jury or for trial.


All qualification and time-in-grade (if applicable) requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Basic Requirements: Degree: accounting or a related field (such as business administration, finance, or public administration) that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting (may include up to 6 hours of business law).
Combination of education and experience: 4 years of accounting experience or a combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses or a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor. Specialized Experience: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 or equivalent level. Specialized experience must be documented in your resume. Specialized experience is defined as: serving as a lead auditor or primary auditor on a complex assignment, developing detailed audit steps to cover unique audit situations; working independently to examine accounting data and contract terms, assuring compliance with accounting principles, standards and regulations, preparing working papers and substantiating documents, drafting conclusions, findings and recommendations, supporting audit finding through communicating with the contracting community or negotiations; and experience in government contract auditing for mobile and/or major contractors or experience performing forensic accounting work with investigative agencies; and experience in independently developing complex data analytics models using data tolls (e.g. Power Query and Power BI). Volunteer 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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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