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Announcement Number:
OIG-20-RG-0060
Hiring Agency:
Department of Energy
Position Title:
Auditor (Recent Graduate)
Open Period:
05/18/2020 - 06/01/2020

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 0511A 07/09
Salary:
USD $52,759 - USD $83,897
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-Time
Promotion Potential:
GS-13
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Livermore, CA, US
Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
Delores Cooke
202-586-1380
Delores.Cooke@hq.doe.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Recent graduates
• Veterans
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Recent College Graduates - Applicants who can be appointed to a job within 2 years of receiving their college degree or certificate. Veterans precluded from applying due to military service must be appointed within 6 years of receiving their degree or certificate.
Security Clearance Required:
Q Access Authorization
Appointment Type
Recent Graduates
Appointment Type Details:
Recent Graduate
Marketing Statement:

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Inspector General is currently looking for an Auditor in the Office of Audits in Livermore, CA.  Join our professional team of auditors, criminal investigators, and inspectors who help support DOE's mission through performance and financial audits, inspections of management issues and administrative allegations, and investigations into alleged violations of law.

Summary:

This is a Recent Graduate position in the Pathways Program.



The program duration is one year and upon successful completion of the program requirements, the incumbent may be converted to a term, career or career conditional position.


The DOE-OIG offers potential for advancement, excellent benefits, and numerous training opportunities. We are located in 13 states throughout the U. S.  Please visit our website at http://www.ig.energy.gov.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
50% or less

This position requires 30% travel.

Duties

As an Auditor for the DOE OIG, you will conduct performance and financial audits; perform systematic examinations and appraisals of financial-related records, reports, management controls, and policies and practices which reflect the financial condition of DOE organizations and activities, contractors, and grantees, including state and local governments, laboratories, universities, and private industrial and business operations. You will be responsible for preparing work papers/reports to document the audit process including audit objectives and related conclusion, deficiencies, and recommendations for corrective action.  You will also assist higher level auditors in determining areas of high risk to focus on during the audit, and other related assigned duties.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.  


Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Upon reporting, and on an annual basis thereafter, you will be required to file a financial disclosure statement and/or a procurement integrity certification.  These certifications may be subject to public disclosure.

This position requires a security clearance and is subject to drug testing.  The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter.  Failure to pass subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.

Key Requirements:
  • Meet Recent Graduate Eligibility Requirements (see Qualifications section)
  • You must be a U. S. Citizen.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Successful completion of a background and security investigation required.
  • This is a drug testing designated position.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Education Requirements:

    All applicants must meet one of the following basic eligibility requirements in order to qualify for this position:



    • A 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 hours in accounting; OR



    • 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge with a background that also includes one of the following: (1) Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality; or (2) A certificate as a Certified Public Account 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.


    Applicants must submit an unofficial and/or official transcript or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges and universities may be used if the institution has been accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education.

    FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION PLEASE VISIT: 
    http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Providing such evidence when applying is your responsibility.

    Evaluations:

    The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating procedures. Then, the HR Office will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to ensure you have been placed into the appropriate quality category.

    Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s) being advertised.

    The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified", although they may differ slightly based on individual agency policy.

    If you are a Veteran Preference eligible candidate, you will be listed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

    Qualifications:

    Recent Graduate Program Eligibility:

    To meet these requirements, you must have obtained a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctoral, or technical/vocational degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two years.

    Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their 2-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty.  Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed 6 years from the date on which the degree (or certification) was completed. 


    All applicants must meet one of the following basic eligibility requirements in order to qualify for this position:



    • A 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 hours in accounting; OR



    • 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge with a background that also includes one of the following: (1) Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality; or (2) A certificate as a Certified Public Account 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.


     In addition to the basic eligibility requirements, applicants must have the following specialized experience and/or directly related education or a combination: 


    (Specialized experience is paid or unpaid experience which has equipped you with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position in the practical application of professional accounting and auditing principles, procedures, and techniques.)

    At the GS-7 applicants must have one (1) year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement or one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level.  Specialized experience includes but is not limited to performing routine technical accounting assignments, and assisting to verify reports against source accounts, reconcile bank and other accounts, verify cash receipts and disbursement vouchers, verifying accuracy of computations, and preparing routine working papers.

    At the GS-9 applicants must have two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree or one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level.  Specialized experience includes but is not limited to performing technical accounting assignments, verifying reports against source accounts, reconciling bank and other accounts, and assisting to prepare audit work papers in TeamMate, and determine that approved accounting policies and procedures are followed.

    The successful applicant for this position will possess the following KSAs/competencies: 
    (Applicants need not prepare written responses to these KSAs, unless asked in the online application.)



    1. Knowledge of accounting principles, auditing standards, and techniques.

    2. Ability to conduct multiple segments of complex audits.

    3. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

    4. Ability to apply audit techniques in collecting and analyzing data.


    For further information on qualification requirements for this position, please visit https://www.opm.gov/0511 Qualification Standard

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits URL:
    Review our Benefits
    Agency Benefits:

    The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits. You may be eligible for some or all of the following:



    • Health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance

    • Retirement program

    • Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time

    • Flexible work schedules and telework

    • Training and education opportunities

    • Transit benefit

    • Flexible Spending Account

    • Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)

    • Health and wellness programs

    • Employee Assistance Program

    • Worklife4You Resource

    Other Information:

    Recent graduates may be non-competitively converted to a term or permanent position in the competitive service.  To be eligible for conversion, the Recent Graduate must:



    • be a U. S. citizen;

    • have successfully completed all requirements of the Program;

    • have demonstrated successful job performance consistent with the applicable performance appraisal program; and

    • meet the OPM qualification standard for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.


    The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



    • New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check.  To learn about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.

    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

    • May require completion of a probationary period.

    • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.


    This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. To learn more about the Office of Inspector General, please visit http://www.ig.energy.gov/ or visit the Department's website at http://www.energy.gov/.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    To be considered for this position, you must submit your complete application no later than 11:59pm U.S. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you do not submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the online application system will not allow you to finish! Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our online application system displays a countdown timer at the top of the screen for your reference. 

    For your security, your session in our online application system will "time-out" if you are inactive for a certain period of time. We recommend that you preview the assessment questions before you apply and prepare all of your information prior to beginning the application. If you do get "timed-out" you will have to log back in to USAJOBS and re-visit the vacancy announcement, you can then click "Update Application" to finish where you left off.

    Steps to submit a complete application:



    1. Click the "Apply Online" button. If you are not already logged in, you will need to do so.

    2. You must have a complete resume associated with your USAJOBS account. Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and instead require that you submit a USAJOBS-formatted resume using the Resume Builder.

    3. You will be prompted to select a resume and any documentation you have attached to your USAJOBS account before you are transferred to the Department of Energy's online application system. Please be aware that any document you select before being transferred to our system, will not automatically be received. You must take steps to download your documents from USAJOBS during the "Documents" step within our online application system (see Step 6).

    4. If you are a first-time applicant to the Department of Energy, you'll be asked to register an account first. If you are a returning applicant, you will skip this step and go straight to the application portion.

    5. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.

    6. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation. If you selected documents from USAJOBS prior to being transferred to our application system (Step 3), you will need to click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer process. These documents ARE NOT automatically transferred! It is ultimately your responsibility to make sure all required documents are either faxed, uploaded, or transferred from USAJOBS successfully. If you are unsure that your documents went through, please contact the HR Specialist listed on the announcement BEFORE the vacancy closes.

    7. After reviewing your submission in the final step, you must click "Submit Application" at the bottom of the page. If you leave the application before clicking Submit, your application will not be received.


    If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.


    NEED HELP?



    • If you experience any difficulties with the online application process (anything after you have clicked the 'Apply Online' button): contact the HR Office listed on this announcement between normal business hours. If you are receiving any kind of error message, please be ready to provide a screenshot or at a minimum, the error message text and number. If necessary, we will put you in touch with the technical support number if we are unable to assist you personally. 

    • If you need help with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account password/profile issues, or Resume Builder): please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center and select a topic of inquiry. Or, you may reach out to USAJOBS directly for support, by visiting the USAJOBS Contact Us page. We regret that we are unable to support any issues with USAJOBS, as this service is not maintained by the Department of Energy.

    • If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Office listed on this announcement during normal business hours to discuss your situation.

    Required Documents:

    In addition to your online resume and questionnaire, the following documents are required for this position:        



    • Transcripts indicating when your degree was received (or listing of course information with the grades earned, completion dates and quarters and semester hours earned)

    • Veterans' preference documentation (if claiming veterans' preference)  


    If your application package does not contain all required documents, you may lose consideration for the position.

    Veterans: Veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit member 4 copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference plus the proof required by that form.

    Next Steps:

    After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in our application tracking system. Once this happens, if you have elected to receive e-mail updates, you will be notified through your USAJOBS registered e-mail address. If you have not elected for e-mail updates, you can review your current application status in USAJOBS at any time. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.


    In addition to changing your status online, we will send you e-mail notifications at each major step in the process, to include: application received, eligible or not eligible, referred or not referred, selected or not selected.