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.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.Draft survey and audit debriefs describing results of work and prepares draft audit reports. 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.
You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.Specialized experience: For the GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience/education for this position includes:Conducting interviews and participating in briefings; collecting, analyzing and summarizing evidence to support conclusions; ANDIdentifying controls over operations and recognizing weaknesses in controls and writing segments of draft reports with appropriate summaries, conclusions and recommendations; ANDResearching and interpreting laws, regulations, guidelines and procedures.OREDUCATION: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Attach a copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit. SOME SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE IS PERMISSIBLE. For the GS-09, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience/education for this position includes:Collecting and researching data for studies or evaluations of programs/operations; ANDProviding input to an audit or evaluation report or preparing work papers; ANDResearching laws, regulations, guidelines, and approved procedures to provide findings.OREDUCATION: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree. Attach a copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.SOME SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE IS PERMISSIBLE.The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the GS-11, you must have been at the GS-09 level for 52 weeks. For the GS-09, you must have been at the GS-07 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 Requirements: 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: 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. 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.
- 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.- This position is located in Crystal City, VA.
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