Technical Specialist Auditor (Claims/Termination Technical Specialist)
Serves as a technical specialist responsible for the technical management of and/or performance of audits within a specific critical audit program area or combination of areas to include claims/terminations audits.
Assists in identifying project assignments during the annual requirements planning process, or, as circumstances dictate, may recieve additional high visibility or sensitive projects during the course of the year.Develops audit requirements for assigned critical audit area(s) consistent with Agency/regional and FAO goals.Keeps abreast of all new developments in assigned program area(s) through interface with CAC networks, regional and Headquarters program managers, and other technical specialists.Coordinates and/or performs the specific audits. Incumbent conducts all of their part of the audit while keeping abreast of progress by other team members.
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.
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).
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-12 or equivalent level. Specialized experience is defined as:Serving as lead or senior auditor on an audit team AND Independently performing a variety of difficult complex audit assignments, including claims/terminations audits AND Identifying and preparing comprehensive risk assessments AND Developing/modifying audit programs and plans, aligning audit steps with risk assessment AND Meeting with auditee to explain audit purpose, obtain necessary information and discuss audit findings AND Detailed testing and examining accounting systems and records, cost representations, internal controls, management policies and practices, to assure compliance with accounting and auditing principles, standards and regulations AND Preparing audit work papers, which are organized/indexed/referenced, and adequate substantiating documents AND Making initial audit determinations which identify deficiencies or noncompliance AND Preparing reports of audit findings, conclusions and recommendations
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: There is no substitution of education for experience at this grade level.
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.
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.
Background Investigation: All selectees will be subject to a personnel security investigation which must be favorably adjudicated for occupancy of a sensitive position and/or access to classified information .
Drug Testing: This is a drug testing designated position. If you are given access to classified informaiton, you will be subject to random drug testing.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.
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. Explore the major benefits offered to most federal employees at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits
Financial Management(FM) Certification Program: As a condition of employment, the selectee must meet the requirements of the DoD Financial Management (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.
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 five to seven years.
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