Your application includes your:
2. Responses to the online questions, and
3. Required supporting documents. We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: 1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
Ability to lead, supervise and motivate a diverse group of auditors.
Skill in developing, presenting, and reviewing written audit reports, which include planning the work, implementing procedures, and working with subordinates.
Skill in representing and speaking for the organizational unit to those both within and outside the agency.
Knowledge of administrative procedures including human resources, budgeting, and procurement.
3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for consideration and possible 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 have a score of 95 or higher to be determined as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements, including the following, by the closing date:
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.
Time-In-Grade: For the EL-15: Candidates must have been an EL/GS-14, or equivalent, for 52 weeks (when applicable).
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must meet all qualification requirements, including the following, by the closing date:
POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT YOU MUST SUBMIT PROOF OF MEETING THE BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS STATED BELOW.
A copy of transcript(s), a copy of a CPA or CIA certificate or license, or a list of related college courses completed (including the name of the attended college/university, its location, courses' names, number of credit hours, and the grades you received for those courses) is REQUIRED.
Transcripts can be unofficial copies, but they must come from an accredited college or university, and they also must include the courses' names, number of credit hours and the grades you received for those courses. Please ensure that the transcripts or list of completed college courses you have provided include information relevant to the basic education requirements. If your transcripts do not show this required information, your application will not be qualified for this position and will not receive any further consideration.
If you have held a position in the Federal government that required these basic requirements for appointment (e.g. Auditor, Accountant, Internal Revenue Agent, etc.), then an SF-50 showing that you held such a position will be accepted as meeting the basic education requirements for this position. If selected, you will need to verify that you meet these requirements before appointment.
A. Degree: accounting and/or auditing; 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 and/or auditing. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.") OR
B. Combination of education and experience--at least 4 years of experience in accounting and/or auditing, or an equivalent combination of accounting and/or auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting and/or auditing 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 and/or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and/or auditing 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 education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
AND Specialized Experience: For the EL-15: Specialized experience is one year of experience at the EL-14 level or equivalent in other public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position as listed above and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes:
-Managing or coordinating complex performance audits and
-Presenting findings in both oral and written format to successfully defend audit outcomes and to defend unpopular or controversial reccommendations.