Auditor

US Government, Department of Justice

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Job Grade: 12
Total Openings: 1

Duties:

If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland’s Civil Division. Typical work assignments will include: Independently or as a group leader, conducts and carries to completion investigations to determine whether there have been violations of federal statutes warranting investigations. Prepares concise and accurate audit reports. Recommends further courses of action with supervisor. Develops, coordinates, and issues technical audit guidelines and instructions applicable to financial audits and investigations. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Qualifications:

In order to be found qualified for this position, you must meet one of the basic requirements described below in A AND the minimum qualifications described below in B. A. Basic Qualification Requirements: Degree: A bachelor’s or higher degree in accounting; OR A bachelor’s or higher 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. OR 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: Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; OR 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. All applicants must include a copy of transcripts to verify education. B. Minimum Qualifications: GS-12: For the GS-12 level, you must have ONE full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS 11 level in federal service. Specialized experience is defined as a professional knowledge of the theory, concepts, and practices of accounting and auditing and the skill and ability to apply this knowledge to auditing assignments in support of fraud investigations. Examples of specialized experience include performing the following types of duties: providing direct audit support of fraud investigations and resultant litigation; resolving audit and accounting problems affecting compliance with laws or regulations to Federal, state or local contracts, grants or receipt of Federal, state, or local monies; developing work plans that support fraud investigations; participating in briefings before and after audit with management; gathering and analyzing data, summarizing audit and forensic review results, and preparing audit reports that support fraud investigations, fraud referrals and resulting litigation. GS-13: For the GS-13 level, you must have at ONE full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience conducting public financial accounting examination of the books, journals, and other business records and electronic information and restructuring partial or inadequate records from a wide variety of sources; analyzing accounting data in complex financial investigations to identify suspected fraud in organizational dealings; performing auditing and financial analysis requiring knowledge of corporate finance such as public finance, securities, investments and banking; and reviewing, auditing and analyzing the financial operations of a variety of complex commercial, industrial, financial and other large organizations by examining financial statements, accounting records, operating reports, billing records, invoices, data processing material, electronic automated systems, and other documents pertaining to the transactions, events or allegations under investigation. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

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