Army National Guard
$94,429.00 to $122,759.00
Open & closing dates
$94,429 to $122,759 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Carson City, NV
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
This National Guard position is for a Auditor, Position Description Number T5142000 and is part of the Nevada Army National Guard. Position is located in the United States Property and Fiscal Office. Incumbent serves as an agent of the United States Property and Fiscal Officer (USPFO) on accounting, financial, and managerial issues that require examination by a financial professional. Performs quick response reviews, consulting and advisory services, risk management, liaison with external audit organizations, audit compliance and follow-up, and a variety of staff and systems accounting duties to analyze accounting records and to enhance the financial reports and operational data used by local management. Performs the most complex analysis and evaluations, conducts a variety of reviews that are usually without precedent, serves as the command representative and point of contact for external agencies, inspections and audits, and exercises oversight and limited technical and administrative supervision over lower-graded IR Auditors.
Incumbent works under the general supervision and reports directly to the USPFO who outlines broad policy and general objectives regarding the accounting and internal review program.
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1. Performs the most complex analysis and evaluations related to all aspects of accounting, management control and risk management. Applies a comprehensive knowledge of analysis/reporting requirements, work processes, accounting systems structure and data produced to resolve significant accounting and management problems. Identifies and acts upon problem areas that may result in changes to existing systems; provides solutions to control and reporting problems; and recommends action required to improve operating program effectiveness and maintain the integrity of financial and accounting information. Initiates and coordinates reviews that typically involve complex highly integrated accounting and operational problems. Reviews generally address technical problems such as system integrity, adequacy of service and compliance with standard accounting principles as well as legal and regulatory requirements. Works with senior level program managers to address and resolve financial management problems and issues.
2. Interprets policies and procedures generated by higher headquarters to include implications of immediate-and long-range management activities, plans and decisions. Develops, coordinates and publishes regulations, directives and procedures; and provides guidance on their impact on the organizations management process. Involves necessary staff elements in the coordination process. Determines management information requirements; makes recommendations; and develops and monitors financial and operational systems and programs to assist the serviced managers in fulfilling their responsibilities. Verifies proper use of funds, and monitors status of financial activity to preclude or detect violations of government statutes or other funding limitations. Participates in the management process by analyzing results of operations and providing advice, assistance and guidance on alternative resource management practices which may result in shifting resources, avoiding uneconomical practices, and modifying program direction.
3. Performs a variety of reviews that are usually without precedent and require the use of advanced auditing techniques in gathering and evaluating pertinent data. An example would be a review that uncovers fraud, abuse or an illegal act and a trail of evidentiary material is not readily present. Studies limited background material to gain program information and discover leads. Typically, this material would only include applicable Army, Air Force, Army and Air National Guard command regulations and, if any, GAO guidelines. Prepares a review program based on use of the most appropriate advanced audit techniques. Conducts entrance conferences with management officials at the review site. Explains the purpose and procedures for the review and answers questions. Performs survey work to identify potential operating problems. For example, reviews operating procedures and management practices of the activity. Prepares lead sheets to identify any potential weaknesses in internal controls that need further study. Documents survey results in accordance with Comptroller General Standards, DoD and DA policies. Accomplishes internal review steps by applying Comptroller General Standards and a wide range of audit techniques (e.g., interviews, computer assisted audit techniques, statistical analysis and questionnaires) in gathering, documenting and summarizing data. Prepares working papers and files in accordance with Comptroller General Standards, DoD, Department of the Army, Department of the Air Force (DAF) and Army and Air National Guard policies. Drafts reports, which present findings, identify causative situations and recommend corrective action. Following this report preparation, conducts a discussion of findings with activity level officials. Convinces these officials of the value of recommendations made with their implementation being the ultimate outcome. Performs follow-up on agreed-to findings and recommendations. Reports to command on the status of corrective actions taken by functional activities. Provides unprogrammed, quick reaction troubleshooting capabilities whose objective is to prevent serious problems from developing.
4. Serves as the command representative and point of contact for external agencies (GAO, USAAA, DODIG, CPAs, etc.) regarding their inspections, surveys, and/or audit findings and recommendations. Keeps Command Group, USPFO and appropriate unit/staff section chiefs informed of status of findings of internal and external audits and reviews. Negotiates with external agency officials to bring about agreement regarding controversial findings. Coordinates various actions with major subordinate commands, staff sections and activity directors.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
US Citizens and Status Candidates
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Conditions of Employment
Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
Conditions of Employment
- Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
1. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position within one year of appointment.
2. This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
3. May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.
4. Level III Financial Management Certification is Required for this position, candidates must obtain certification within 24 months of employment.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific in describing your experience. EACH APPLICANT MUST FULLY SUBSTANTIATE -IN THEIR OWN WORDS- THAT THEY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE LISTED BELOW; OTHERWISE, THE APPLICANT WILL BE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION. DO NOT COPY FROM THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION. Please ensure you have included beginning and ending dates (months and year) for all jobs listed on your resume.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Candidate must have at least 48 months of financial audit and/or performance audit experiences that led to objective and systematic examinations and resulted in independent assessments of the National Guard unit's performance, efficiency, organization, program, activity or function. The applicant's experiences and competencies provided an expert performance in auditing principles and procedures. The applicant must have experiences in audit preparation, planning, conducting, and reporting with a full range of competencies in the auditing business that successfully accomplished intended purposes; met or exceeded operational efficiency; provided accurate, reliable, timely, and useful financial audit data; or demonstrated experiences in conducting audits that involved evaluating financial management in terms of economical use of property and personnel. Other audit experiences may have included adherence to prescribed policies; effective control over expenditures, liabilities, revenues, and assets; proper accounting for resources and financial transactions; compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and precedent decisions; and compliance of agency accounting systems with generally accepted accounting principles and standards. An applicant's specialized audit program experiences must include audit report preparations and oral presentations that involved significant audit findings and discovered conditions with cause and effect factors. The applicant must have experiences that involved presenting researched recommendations for remedial actions, such as addressing methods for improving the use of funds and the identification of questionable costs. An applicant must have a comprehensive understanding of the principles and concepts of the National Guard audit business program requirements. The applicant must have expanded finance and auditor program experiences and training that demonstrated his or her competencies to lead, train subordinates, follow directions, read, retain, and comply with instructions, regulations, policies and procedures.
1. Degree: 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 six hours of credit in business law.
2. Combination of Education and Experience: At least four 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 six hours of business law;
2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;
3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing. For example, completed 15 semester hours, however, the school course work does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour degree requirement as defined above in Paragraph One, provided that:
(a) The applicant successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field for example, valuation engineering or financial institution examining;
(b) A panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors determined that the applicant demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and advancement levels that are normally associated with successful completion of the four-year course of study described above in Paragraph One; 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.
Applicants Must provide Transcripts as proof of Educuation.
-If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
- No Relocation Incentives are available.
- This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position.
- Applicants who feel they have restoration rights to this position should contact the HRO.
- Participation in Direct Deposit is mandatory.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE: In order to adjudicate your Veterans' Preference claims, please upload all supporting documentation. Such as: DD214s and/or SF-15, etc.
A. ARE YOU A VETERAN CLAIMING SOLE SURVIVORSHIP PREFERENCE OR 5-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?
You are strongly encouraged to provide legible copy/copies of the following: DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active
Duty, showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD-214) from your command or local Personnel Support office. The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). If you have more than one DD-214, you are strongly encouraged to upload all your DD-214s.
B. ARE YOU A DISABLED VETERAN or CLAIMING 10-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?
Disabled veterans, veterans, widows, spouses or the mother of a veteran, who are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference, are strongly encouraged to provide legible copies of the following: Applicable supporting documents as noted on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). To obtain a copy of SF-15, go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.
C. ARE YOU UNSURE AS TO WHETHER YOU QUALIFY FOR VETERANS' PREFERENCE?
Please review the OPM Vet Guide to determine if you qualify for Veterans' Preference. Please visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide-for-hr-professionals/ or https://fedshirevets.gov/Index.aspx.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
1. Skill in applying auditing and accounting principles, theories, techniques, standards and practices.
2. Evaluating the design and operation of internal control systems and making recommendations for improvments.
3. Ability to Supervise and lead employees.
4. Skill in oral communication.
5 Skill in written communication.
If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume: Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement. Copying and pasting position descriptions into a resume is not acceptable. In describing your experience, please be clear and concise, we will not make assumptions regarding your experience. If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
If multiple copies of the same document are uploaded and submitted with your application, only the last copy of the document uploaded will be considered when determining your eligibility and qualifications. For example, if you upload two or more resumes only the last resume uploaded and submitted will be considered.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
Documents NOT accepted: photographs, copies of position descriptions, performance ratings, awards and letters of appreciation.
2. Veterans' Preference (if applicable): When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference with required proof as stated on the form. An SF-50 is NOT acceptable documentation to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
2. Other supporting documents: These Documents include but are not limited to current SF50s(Current Federal Employees) and current Transcript (Educational Requirements or Substitution of Experience for Education).
3. Level III Financial Management Certification is Required for this position, candidates must obtain certification within 24 months of employment.
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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How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link:
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
Agency contact information
2452 Fairview Drive
Carson City, NV
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Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.
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Army National Guard
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