Job opening: Auditor
Salary: $86 279 - 133 373 per year
Published at: Sep 19 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
This position is also being announced to All U.S. Citizens and Nationals under 23-NYW-12108914-DE.
If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team in the Asset Recovery Division. The Asset Recovery Division pursues affirmative civil enforcement in a variety of fraud matters, seeks forfeiture of proceeds and property involved in all categories of federal criminal conduct and collects debts owed to the United States. Typical work assignments will include:
Planning and conducting financial audits of a complex nature to identify suspected violations of Federal Statutes;
Examining and analyzing financial data pertaining to the transactions, events, or allegations under investigation;
Developing financial profiles of organizations that include history of events or the restructuring of records to assist with investigations;
Assisting with witness interviews, proffers, and trial preparations;
Compiling documents and physical evidence, creating detailed charts, graphs, summaries, videotapes and other audio-visual materials for use in court proceedings;
Preparing reports of findings, including appropriate recommendations and exhibits
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. Continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
- You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
- If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
- Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.
- You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.
In order to be considered for this position, you must meet ONE of basic requirements described below in A AND the minimum qualifications described below in B. The Basic Qualification Requirements apply to both grades:
A. Basic Qualification Requirements: 1. A Bachelor's or higher degree in accounting; OR
2. A Bachelor's or higher 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 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
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:
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 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. All applicants must include a copy of transcripts to verify education.
B. Minimum Qualifications
GS-12: To be eligible at the GS-12 level, you must meet have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least next lower grade level. Specialized Experience: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level. Specialized experience is defined as a professional knowledge of the theory, concepts, and practices of accounting and auditing and the skill and ability to apply this knowledge to auditing assignments in support of fraud investigations. Examples of specialized experience include performing the following types of duties: providing direct audit support of fraud investigations and resultant litigation; resolving audit and accounting problems affecting compliance with laws or regulations to Federal, state or local contracts, grants or receipt of Federal, state, or local monies; developing work plans that support fraud investigations; participating in briefings before and after audit with management; gathering and analyzing data, summarizing audit and forensic review results, and preparing audit reports that support fraud investigations, fraud referrals and resulting litigation.
GS-13: To be eligible at the GS-13 level, you must meet have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least next lower grade level. Specialized Experience: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level. Specialized experience is defined as Independently, and in coordination with the supervising Attorney, conducts and carries to completion investigations to determine whether there have been violations of Federal Statutes warranting investigation; Conducts audit and financial investigations, typically involving one or more violators; In the absence of records, obtains detailed financial information from other sources, to include bank records and tax information; Reconstructs partial or inadequate records to the extent necessary for the purpose of investigation; Analyzes and directs the analysis of financial data obtained to determine the appropriate cause of action; examines and prepares financial data in an orderly and easily retrievable format.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) -VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement.
Special Employment Consideration - Persons with disabilities, veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the armed forces, and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for non-competitive appointments. For further information, click on the links provided below . You must specify in your online questionnaire under what authority you wish to be considered and submit appropriate documentation to verify your eligibility.
Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities Links:
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.ed.gov
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
. All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.
- Address Western District of New York
138 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
- Name: Pamela Rickard
- Phone: 716-843-5876
- Email: [email protected]