Job Title:Auditor

Department:Other Agencies and Independent Organizations

Agency:Peace Corps

Job Announcement Number:DPC12-A0190-LH

SALARY RANGE:

to / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, September 07, 2012 to Friday, September 21, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

FP-0511-02/03

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

02

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, Dist of Columbia

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

Qualified Civil Service Employees

JOB SUMMARY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Peace Corps applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=GANND.

    KEY REQUIREMENTS


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DUTIES:

(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

The senior auditor is a lead auditor in the Audit Unit and is responsible planning and conducting financial, administrative, and management audits. Assesses the performance of government organizations, programs, activities, or functions. Performs or assists in the systematic examination and appraisal of the economy and efficiency of agency operations, effectiveness in achieving program results, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and the adequacy of reporting. Evaluates the effectiveness of programs and management practices in areas such as program objectives; program results; factors impacting performance; the adequacy of management controls; and/or the validity and reliability of program reporting. Coordinates work performed by non-Federal auditors under contract to the organizational component, agency, or other federal audit agencies working on behalf of the organizational component or agency. Performs or assists in the systematic examination and appraisal of the economy, efficiency, and security of information technology operations, and the level of effectiveness, legal and regulatory compliance, and adequacy of operational reporting, for a department or agency. Examines matters such as information technology procurement practices, systems development, and risk controls. The lead auditor is also responsible for training auditors to work overseas and to review the work products of audits.


The Office of Inspector General (OIG), is an independent entity within the Peace Corps and has the broad responsibility established by the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, (the Act) to: Promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the agency's programs, operations, and management; prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse; conduct and supervise audits and investigations relating to programs, management, and operations of the agency; and keep the Director and Congress fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the administration of such programs and operations and the necessity for, and progress of, corrective actions.

Performs or assists in the systematic examination and appraisal of the economy, efficiency, and security of information technology operations, and the level of effectiveness, legal and regulatory compliance, and adequacy of operational reporting, for a department or agency. Examines matters such as information technology procurement practices, systems development, and risk controls.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:(The KSAs below may not apply at all grades)

Leads Audits and Reviews

Coaches and Guides Auditors

Conducts Conferences and Interviews

Gathers and Researches Information

Conducts Data Mining and Analytics

Prepares Audit Findings

Communicates Audit Results

Plans and Conducts Contract Cost Audits

Determines Accuracy of Cost Proposals

Understands and Applies Contracting and Contract Auditing Policies

Reviews Compliance with Information Technology Requirements

Understands and Applies Information Technology Policies

Plans and Conducts Information Technology Audits and Reviews

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Grade 03: BASIC REQUIREMENTS
A. Applicants must show successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester/36 quarter hours in accounting. The 24 semester/36 quarter hours may include up to 6 semester/9 quarter hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing". Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor".) Example: Conduct research, gather documentation, and study background material to gain program information, identify applicable compliance requirements, best practices, policies and procedures to appropriately plan for the audit.

OR
B. Combination of education and experience--at least four (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/36 quarter hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 semester/9 quarter 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/22 quarter hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour/36-quarter-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 four-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester/36 quarter hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the FP-04 or GS-11 level.
Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Grade 02: BASIC REQUIREMENTS
A. Applicants must show successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester/36 quarter hours in accounting. The 24 semester/36 quarter hours may include up to 6 semester/9 quarter hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing". Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor".) Example:Lead a team of auditors conducting audits or reviews of complex financial or programmatic operation or functions. Establishing milestones and work assignments and reviewing auditor work to ensure that the audit objective is accomplished and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards are met.


OR
B. Combination of education and experience--at least four (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/36 quarter hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 semester/9 quarter 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/22 quarter hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour/36-quarter-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 four-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester/36 quarter hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the FP-03 or GS-13 level.
Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system. Additionally, we will conduct a quality review of your on-line application and supporting documents. Your on-line responses must be supported by the information you provide in your work history information.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

This is an Excepted Service unlimited appointment with a one year probationary period. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Candidates will be required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for non-selection or if the candidate has been hired, termination of employment. This is a testing designated position for the purposes of the OIG Drug Free Workplace Program. Direct hire Peace Corps employees who will be on TDY travel for more than 60 days in a calendar year must obtain and travel with an updated medical clearance in order to be eligible for access to Embassy Health Units overseas. Candidates will be required to obtain a medical clearance as a condition of employment. The clearance is granted by the Department of State, Office of Medical Services. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for non-selection. Employees are paid on the Foreign Service pay scale and receive the same benefits as other Federal employees

If you have engaged in intelligence activity or related work, you may not be eligible to apply for positions at Peace Corps. Please click on the Public Notice Vacancy Announcement and refer to the 'Other Significant Facts' section for details.

If you are claiming Veteran's Preference you must attach your supporting documents to receive your preference points. For more information please click on the Public Notice Vacancy Announcement and refer to the 'Other Significant Facts' section for details.

A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for employment termination.

PEACE CORPS EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES, ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS VACANCY.

Both online and offline application assistance can be obtained by contacting the Avue Help Desk at 1-800-407-0147 or joeavue@avuetech.com or by clicking on the "TECHNICAL SUPPORT" button while working in the automated system.
 
When completing your Avue application online, you will receive a pop-up warning message after 45 minutes.  It is strongly recommended that you save your data often, and turn off your pop-up blocker in order to receive any system time-out warning. 

The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/pc/applicant.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number listed on this announcement to obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement, applicant qualification form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted.

Applications and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system. Additionally, the Peace Corps Human Resources Office will conduct a quality review of your on-line application and supporting documents before your rating becomes final. This quality review will be based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training as it relates to the duties of this position. Your on-line responses must be supported by the information you provide in your application and work history information.

Applicants submitting documents can electronically attach them, or scan and attach them, to the employment application. If this is not possible, copies of documents can be faxed to 253-573-9869, or mailed to the following address: Peace Corps, c/o Avue Technologies Corporation, ATTN: Direct Services, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98402. All faxed or mailed proof documents must be identified with applicant's name and vacancy announcement number.

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.

If you have a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, or have questions regarding reasonable accommodation, please contact our American Diversity Program office at 202-692-2139. You can send an email to adp@peacecorps.gov or americandiversityprogram@peacecorps.gov.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holidays; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; incentive systems; and training and development opportunities. Employees located in the United States may also receive subsidized transportation, flexible work schedule, and a family/worklife program.

As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: If you are claiming 5-point Veteran's Preference, a DD-214 must be submitted with your application. To receive 10-point preference, in addition to your DD-214, you must also submit an SF-15 and an official statement, issued in 1991 or later, from the Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veteran has a service-connected disability of 10% or more. This documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement; failure to submit will disallow the additional points for preference being added to your score.

This position is excluded from provisions of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP).


HOW TO APPLY:

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Peace Corps applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=GANND.

If you are unable to apply online, you may contact the employing office for alternate application procedures. Please call Lorine Hines at 2026921238 or email at lhines@peacecorps.gov.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Avue Help Desk
Agency Information:
Peace Corps
1111 20th Street, NW
Office of Human Resource
Washington, Dist of Columbia
20526
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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Control Number: 325930800
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