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Auditor

Company name
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Salary
$78,482.00 to $126,062.00

Location
Arlington, VA

Date Last Verified
Apr 13,2018

Posted on
Apr 12,2018

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Open & closing dates

Opening and closing dates

04/12/2018

to

04/26/2018

Salary

$78,482 to $126,062 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 12 - 13

Work schedule

Full-Time - Career/Career Conditional

Appointment type

Permanent - Full-time

Locations

2 vacancies in the following locations:

Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX

1 vacancy

Arlington, VA

Arlington, VA

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

Federal employees - Competitive service

Current or former competitive service federal employees.

Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a surplus or displaced employee.

Veterans

Individuals with disabilities

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Announcement number

18-VAOIG-101

Control number

496652100

Duties

Duties

Summary

It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the announcement. As a result, the announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date of receipt of the 200th application or at 11:59 p.m. ET on 04/26/2018; whichever occurs first. Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

OIG is organized into three line elements: the Offices of Investigations, Audits and Evaluations, and Healthcare Inspections; along with the Office of Contract Review and the Office of Management and Administration. In addition to the Washington, DC, headquarters, OIG has offices located in more than 30 cities throughout the country.

The Auditor, is located in the Office of Audits and Evaluations (OAE), Contract Integrity Division. The division conducts audits and reviews of various aspects of high-value contract actions within the VA. Specifically, the Division analyzes contract data, solicitation and procurement practices, and provides oversight regarding the acquisition of materials and services supporting a wide range of VA programs and operations. The Division analyzes contracting practices against the Federal Acquisition Regulation and VA acquisition regulations. Audits and reviews generally include analyses of contract expenditures, performance, timeliness of deliverables, and whether VA has instituted adequate controls to reduce improper payments to vendors. Audits and reviews generally offer recommendations to ensure effective controls can prevent or reduce fraud, waste, and abuse and provide maximum resources to meet program objectives and promote economy and efficiency.

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Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

As an Auditor, you will:

-Identify the required audit coverage to accomplish objectives and assists in the planning and coordination with team members who may be located in several geographic areas during an audit project.

-Develop new audit approaches where no precedents exist and/or develop creative solutions to controversial problems and resolve issues where governing laws and regulations are highly interpretive and/or precedents are nonexistent, obscure, or conflicting.

-Prepare and/or review work papers; assess findings for incorporation into final audit report; develop audit findings; and ensure sufficient, competent, and relevant evidence is documented to support audit project findings.

-Represent the office on interagency task forces established to study specific audit procedures, and processes, or on joint projects with other OIG offices as required.

-Prepare various types of reports, briefings and testimony that cover all major financial and management aspects of VA programs.

Travel Required

25% or less - Travel nationwide under tight deadlines. The incumbent should anticipate frequent walking and standing as a component of this travel.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

All Candidates who are:

Current or former federal employees qualifying as Status Candidates

, VEOA eligibles

, CTAP/ICTAP

eligibles, eligible for special hiring authorities (e.g., the Schedule A appointment for persons with disabilities, or covered by an Interchange Agreement)

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Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Please refer to Conditions of Employment.

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Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.

The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service

. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

-Conducting interviews of employees, managers, and other officials involved with the program, activity or function being reviewed, AND

-Preparing or reviewing work of junior staff ensuring it is sufficient, competent, and includes relevant evidence to support findings; AND

-Preparing and presenting reports, briefings and testimony that cover major management issues.

Specialized experience: For the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

-Collecting, analyzing and summarizing audit data to support conclusions; AND

-Researching laws, regulations, guidelines, and approved procedures to provide findings; AND

-Participating in pre-audit meetings and post-audit debriefs; AND

-Identifying controls over operations and writes segments of draft reports with appropriate summaries, conclusions and recommendations.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:

For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks.

For the GS-12, you must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks.

Time After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a nontemporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.

Education

Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in accounting or 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:

1.Twenty-four 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 Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or 3.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.

Additional information

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

- This is a non-bargaining unit position.

- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

- A one year probationary period may be required.

- Must successfully complete a background investigation.

- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System

or are exempt from having to do so.

- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9

. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment

to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.

- Obtain and use a Government-issued purchase card for business-related travel.

- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a “not qualified” determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Leadership, Analytical and Communication. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

) you must receive a score of 92 or better to be rated as “well qualified to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips

CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:

- Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The “position occupied” block on the SF-50 should show a “1” and your “tenure” block should show a “1” or “2”.)

- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: Submit a copy of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating. If you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP

for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation

. In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page

If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions

Recommended Documents:

In addition, we recommend that you submit copies of the following:

A list of awards received while employed with the Federal Government, if applicable. DO NOT send copies of the awards.

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.

Benefits

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

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

VAOIG has partnered with the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service to provide certain personnel services to its organization. Fiscal Service's responsibilities include advertising vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.

The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

VAOIG provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts.

You will be re-directed to VAOIG's CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.

To complete, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov

and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk

Agency contact information

Applicant Call Center Applicant Call Center

Phone

304-480-7300

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

VAOIGINQUIRIES@fiscal.treasury.gov

Address

VETERANS AFFAIRS OIG

See How to Apply

Parkersburg, West Virginia

United States

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Next steps

To check the status of your application for this position, please follow these steps:

1. Login to your USAJOBS account, select the Applications section and click on the vacancy you would like to view and have already applied for.

2. Under application status, click additional application information and you will be taken to the CareerConnector website where you can check your application status. The additional application information link may not be available if your application status says Unavailable. This indicates that your application is not complete.

If the additional application information link is not available and the vacancy is still open, you can click on the job announcement and Update Application to be taken back to the CareerConnector portion of the application.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

or how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance

Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Company info

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Website : http://www.va.gov/

Company Profile
The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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