US Government, Department of Agriculture

United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Dairy Program, Federal Milk Market Administrator falls under the Excepted Service. This position will be filled in the 5101 Auditor series.


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Job Grade: 12
Total Openings: 3


As the Auditor in this position, you will: Systematic examination and appraisal of production, sales, inventory, and financial records of dairy plant operations to determine the accuracy of reported data. Determine audit adjustments, changes to plant records, and recommend procedures to minimize report errors and audit adjustments. Preparing work papers and related documentation that support audit findings and conclusions. Represent the Market Administrator office in contacts with the dairy industry and co-workers in a manner which consistently demonstrates fairness, cooperation, and respect in the performance of all official business. NOTE: This position falls under pay bands MA 10-16. Selectee’s pay will be set between the MA 11-12 pay bands based on years of education and/or experience.


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. If qualifying based on education, a copy of your unofficial transcripts must be provided with your application. Basic Requirement: Have bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, mathematics, dairy or food science, or agricultural economics with at least 9 semester hours in accounting. OR Have a bachelor’s degree in any other field with at least 15 semester hours in accounting. Semester hours in investigative or research courses may be substituted for accounting. Example of these investigative/research courses include analysis, fraud, or forensic courses dealing with business, or finance, etc.. OR If you do not have a college degree, you must have the appropriate semester or quarter hours described above, and audit or accounting experience that, when combined with education, would equal a 4-year course of study. Professional Experience Qualification Requirements: Applicants that meet the basic requirement of the position also meet the professional experience requirement for the MA-10-12 paybands. Part-time or unpaid experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. Volunteer or unpaid experience: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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