Auditor (investigative Support)

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Defense Contract Audit Agency
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
USD 40.09 - 52.12 per hour
Posted
16 Sep 2020
Closes
17 Sep 2020
Ref
577916700
Job role
Audit
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Summary

Reemployed annuitant: This vacancy does not meet the criteria for appointment of annuitants.

This is a developmental position with a 3 year rotation period.

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Responsibilities

  • Duty station will be at a defense criminal investigative agency located in Lester, PA.
  • 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.


Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None
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    0511 Auditing

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    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment
    • Must be a U.S Citizen as verified through E-Verify Program


    Qualifications

    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, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp.

    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).
    OR
    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.

    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.

    Education

    Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: There is no substitution of education for experience at this grade level.

    Additional information

    DCAA has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security and thrift savings; health, life and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. DCAA employees enjoy our business-casual dress code, flexible work schedules, transit subsidies, and the opportunity to telecommute.

    Financial Management (FM) Certification Program: As a condition of employment, the selectee must meet the requirements of the DoD FM Certification Program. The FM Certification Program is a course-based program consisting of three certification levels. Level 2 certification must normally be completed within two years of the selectee's employment start date.

    Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov).

    Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 2 years if one has not already been completed.

    Mobility Agreement: All DCAA auditors must sign a mobility agreement. This agreement may require you to be reassigned every three years.

    Telework: Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.

    Background Investigation: All selectees will be subject to a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). You must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility at the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) level. You will be subject to a random counterintelligence scope polygraph.

    Drug Testing: This is a drug testing designated position. You must pass a drug test before your assignment to this position and you will be subject to random drug testing subsequent to your assignment.

    Performance Appraisal: If you are a current Federal employee, you must be rated fully successful or higher on your current performance rating to be eligible for promotion. You may be asked to provide a copy of your performance appraisal during the evaluation and selection process.

    DAWIA Statement: As a condition of employment, the selectee must meet the requirements of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification program. The appropriate DAWIA certification must be completed within three years of the selectee's employment start date, except that Key Leadership Positions at the GS-14/15 levels require certification completion prior to assignment.

    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualifications requirements. If you are qualified, you will then receive a numeric score based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities for the position listed below. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications, you will be assigned a rating commensurate with your background. Your final score will be used to determine if you are among the best qualified candidates.Competencies:
    • Audit Reporting
    • Communication
    • Decision Support - Audit Execution
    • Teamwork


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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required

    Yes
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    Required Documents

    You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Resume - Each period of Federal experience must reflect the grade level of the position and whether the assignment is permanent or temporary. Your resume must document your specialized experience at the next lower grade level.
    2. Assessment Questionnaire
    3. Other supporting documents
    a. Notification of Personnel Action for current or former federal employees - Unless you are a current permanent DCAA employee, please provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.
    b. College Transcripts - Unless you are a current permanent DCAA employee, or a current/former Federal employee in the GS-0511 series as verified by an SF-50, you must provide your college transcripts.
    c. Certifications - CPA or CIA
    d. Veterans Preference Documentation
    • You must submit a copy of your DD Form-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, If you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application for this position. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service and what they condition of discharge is thought to be.
    • If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability
    • If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.
    e. ICTAP - Agency notice
    f. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) - Spousal Travel Orders/Permanent Change of Station(PCS) Orders, Marriage Certificate, and Military Spouse Preference Self Certification checklist
    g. Other documents identified in this announcement
    Your application submission must be complete, including all required documents, before you can be considered. You are responsible to verify in your Application Manager account that information and documents entered or uploaded are received, legible, and accurate.

    WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by the closing date of the announcement at 11:59 EST, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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.

    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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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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