U.S. Department Of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation
FORENSIC ACCOUNTANT, GS-13 / VARIOUS LOCATIONS / EX
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**Please read the ENTIRE job opening carefully to identify detailed information on qualification requirements and application procedures. This position has a positive education requirement. ALL applicants
verify completion of this requirement by submitting a copy of college transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Applications without these documents attached will not be considered.**
Open to ALL
Opening Date: 04/12/2018
@ 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Questions regarding this opening should be directed to (see application details).
Forensic Accountant, GS-13
Please ensure your top three (3) location preferences are updated under the Federal Preferences tab in your application prior to submission. If you want to be considered for FoA vacancies within your current field office, please select it as one of your three location preferences. If there is only one office you are interested in then you should mark that location for all 3 of your choices. You will only be considered for those location preferences you've selected. Your application will only be reviewed if vacancies exist among your three choices. Due to the fluidity of vacancies, there is no guarantee which field office will have openings within the time frame of this posting. Your application will remain in a Screen-Eligible or Applied status, and you will only be contacted if your application is forwarded to the hiring manager.
This Forensic Accountant (FoA) posting supersedes any previously advertised FoA postings. Candidates must apply to this FoA posting in order to be considered for any potential openings.
NOTE: Washington, D.C. covers Washington Field Office (WFO)
8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (may vary)
(DOES NOT INCLUDE LOCALITY)
Some travel may be required
Full Performance level:
Number of Positions Available:
Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.
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Must be a U.S. Citizen
Must be able to obtain a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)
electee will be required to complete form FD-887, Request for Access to SCI
If the selectee is not an on-board FBI Financial Analyst or Forensic Accountant, the selectee approved for hire will be required to attend a mandatory five-week Forensic Accountant Core Training Session (FACTS) held at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Once training dates are established, employees will be notified in advance.
ALL applicants must verify completion of the basic education requirement by submitting a copy of college transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement
The mission of the FBI is to protect the American People and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
Provides authoritative expertise with regard to accounting and financial practices, world-wide securities, banking laws and systems, conventional and non-conventional financial institutions, national and international businesses. Develops new forensic accounting techniques applicable to various financial investigations.
Serves as an expert forensic accountant and authority in the identification, examination, and analysis of financial data. Coordinates the examination of financial aspects of the investigation in cooperation with case agents, prosecuting attorneys and others.
Assesses the value of financial evidence; unravels sophisticated techniques for moving funds and shielding illegal activity. Provides financial profiles of individuals and groups. Compiles extremely complex financial findings and conclusions to prepare in-depth forensic accounting reports.
Utilizes various computer applications to review and interpret implications on a vast number and variety of financial transactions, and other corporate business, and financial processes, associations, and record-keeping systems
Produces in-depth financial investigative reports and exhibits. Participates in subject and witness interviews, and testifies as an expert witness in criminal proceedings. Develops and provides forensic accounting presentations/briefings.
Maintains appropriate contacts in law enforcement, private industry, and other government agencies to advance investigations and to share best practices. Mentors and instructs inexperienced forensic accountants and financial analysts.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume.
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI's Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.
Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Most Competitive, Competitive, or Least Competitive. Names of candidates in the Most Competitive category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Veterans' preference will be applied.
All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:
Positive Education Requirement
This position has a specific education requirement.
All applicants MUST
verify completion of this basic education requirement by submitting a copy of college transcripts by the closing date of this announcement.
Applicants possessing certifications (e.g. Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, or Certified Internal Auditor) MUST provide proof of such certification along with their college transcripts.
Candidates MUST submit a transcript attesting to possession of the required education as described below.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS BELOW:
A) 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.
B) 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:
1) 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law.
2) A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination.
C) 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 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.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirement provided you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the U.S.
All degrees must be from an accredited college or university.
In addition to the basic education requirements listed above, applicants must also meet the specialized experience requirements as described below.
Qualifications for the GS-13 grade level:
Applicant must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level.
Specialized Experience is:
Independently performed work involving the application of professional expertise in conducting a thorough forensic examination and analysis of complex and sophisticated financial records and recordkeeping systems by utilizing accounting, auditing, analytical, technical, and investigative skills.
Planned and facilitated financial investigations in cooperation with case agents, attorneys, and other entities.
Conducted complex analyses and compiled findings/conclusions to produce in-depth financial investigative reports and exhibits suitable for court of law.
Provided guidance and/or mentored less experienced forensic accountants.
Education may not be substituted for specialized experience at this grade level.
How to Apply
The following instructions outline our application process:
Step 1: Click the Start button to begin an application. You will be prompted to either Sign In to continue the application or to register with FBIJOBS if you don't already have an account.
Step 2: Follow the Step by Step process to submit an application. You will be guided through each step in the process. You are required to complete all sections of the application to successfully submit your application.
To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:
Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates
A complete assessment questionnaire
Other supporting documents (
College transcripts, if qualifying based on education or if there is a positive education requirement
Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50
Most recent Performance Appraisal; not applicable to current FBI employees
Veterans: DD-214; Disabled Veterans: DD-214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later
How to Attach Documents
To attach documentation as part of your application, please follow the instructions below:
Step 1: Follow the steps of the application process until you reach the Attachments step.
Step 2: Click Add Attachment.
Step 3: Select the appropriate Attachment Type (or Other if one is not available).
Step 4: Populate the Attachment Purpose field. Click Continue.
Step 5: Choose the device on which the attachment is located.
Step 6: Upload the desired attachment.
Step 7: To add additional attachments at this point in the application process click the on the Attachments step.
To attach documentation to your Global Profile please follow the instructions below:
Step 1: Login to your FBI Jobs account, and click My Submissions.
Step 2: Click the Add Attachment located under the Cover Letters and Attachments section.
Step 3: Follow steps 3 - 6 above.
You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.
If applying online is a hardship, please send correspondence to (see application details) prior to the closing date.
What to Expect Next
Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.
The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principle investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation.
Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. You application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
Limited Movement Policy:
Employees entering a position through a competitive OR non-competitive action may be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of reassignment or change to lower grade for a minimum of 12 months. This policy does not apply to probationary employees.
If you are hired, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period. Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until 12-months of their two-year probationary period has concluded. Probationary Employees may be considered for competitive vacancies that are advertised within their respective division or field office after serving 90 days within the FBI.
Relocation expenses will be borne by the selectee, except FBI employees returning from LEGAT assignment.
Employees returning from LEGAT assignments must advise the Staffing and Administrative Unit/International Operations Division of their application for this position.
Candidates receiving a transfer of physical location, whether at the expense of the FBI or not, will be required to complete a one year commitment to the assignment, prior to moving to a new position at the FBI. The 12-month waiting period begins the day an employee reports for duty at the new location.
Memorandum of Understanding:
Work performed outside assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on an SF-50, i. e., back-up duties), has to be documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum of Understanding):
a. Percent of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties)
b. The month/year work began
c. Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
d. Specific duties performed
Attach the Memorandum of Understanding to your application in the Cover Letters and Attachments section of My Career Tools on the Careers Home page. Please upload the attachment as type Other.
If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume and application. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
Nepotism is the act of favoring relatives in the hiring process, and is prohibited by law. Public officials are prohibited from hiring or promoting relatives or relatives of officials in their chain of command, as well as actively or indirectly endorse a relative's appointment or promotion.
During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process.
Reasonable Accommodation Request
The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at
(see application details)
, telephone at (see application details), or FAX at (see application details). Your request will receive an individualized assessment.
This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests. Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations. Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise prohibited by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.
The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
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