Auditor

US Department of Energy

Lakewood, Colorado

Date Posted May 31, 2021
Industry Internal Audit
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified

Description:

Job details

Salary
$58,585 - $92,153 a year
Job Type
Full-time

Full Job Description

Duties

Summary

The position is located in the Internal Audit and Compliance Office, Governance and Policy, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, to assist with performing financial and performance (non-financial) reviews and audits of WAPA’s programs and operations.


Responsibilities

Duties at full performance level:

Participates in a variety of internal audits, surveys, and reviews of programs and operations using established, conventional auditing procedures and practices that apply to most situations encountered. Based on guidance from the audit supervisor, auditor-in-charge, and applicable guidance, selects and applies the appropriate methods and approach for each assignment or assignment phase. The position will be involved in the development of audit work papers including researching laws and regulations and prior audits, data analysis, and documenting interviews while working in a team environment.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel of up to 5-10% annually, with overnight travel possible during all or part of that time.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

  • Job family (Series)

    0511 Auditing

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  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be a United States Citizen.
    • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
    • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements

    To be eligible for this position you MUST meet the basic requirements below.

    • Degree: auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, public administration or accounting.

    or

    • Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in Performance Auditing, or an equivalent combination of performance auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional auditing knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
      • A certificate as a Certified Internal Auditor or a Certified Public Accountant, obtained through written examination; or
      • Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in auditing or accounting, e.g., 15 semester hours.

    Qualifications

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

    Basic Requirements Must be meet to be eligible for this position - " See under requirement" (Transcripts MUST be provided or you will not be considered eligible.)

    If qualifying under education:

    GS-9 - 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree

    GS-11 - 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree

    Transcripts will need to be provided if qualifying under education only.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

    A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service.

    GS-9 Specialized experience requires one year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade, GS-7, experience with all the following:

    • Completing audit steps with detailed audit workpapers that contain sufficient and appropriate audit evidence to support conclusions and recommendations.
    • Participating in and documenting interviews with officials; and
    • Data manipulation in MS Excel and/or other applications.

    GS-11 Specialized experience requires one year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade, GS-9, experience with all the following:

    • Preforming audits in compliance with auditing standards and guidelines.
    • Completing audits steps with detailed audit workpapers that contain sufficient and appropriate audit evidence to support conclusions and recommendations.
    • Participating/leading interviews with officials and documenting the results; and
    • Data manipulation in MS Excel and/or other applications.

    Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

    KSA GS-9

    • Knowledge and understanding of the theory, concepts, principles, and practices of accounting and auditing sufficient to perform assignments involving the execution of audits and reviews of programs and operations.
    • Knowledge of the elements of team effectiveness such as group dynamics, effective listening and response, and group decision making and problem solving to work effectively as a team member.
    • Basic knowledge and understanding of commercial and federal government accounting and auditing principles, concepts, techniques, theories, and practices.
    • Basic knowledge and understanding of the GAO’s Government Auditing Standards and Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, as well as the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Circular A-123
    • Basic knowledge and skill in analysis, review, audit techniques, documentation, and reporting.
    • Knowledge of automated accounting/financial management systems. Must be able to interpret, apply and evaluate defined system requirements, statistical analysis, and associated results.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, through reports, correspondence, briefings, presentations, and other methods to plan, coordinate, or advise on work efforts.
    • Ability to make oral and written presentations to auditors-in-charge and supervisor that are clear, concise, and professional in tone and scope

    KSA GS-11

    • Knowledge and understanding of the theory, concepts, principles, and practices of accounting and auditing sufficient to perform assignments involving the execution of audits and reviews of programs and operations.
    • Knowledge of the elements of team effectiveness such as group dynamics, effective listening and response, and group decision making and problem solving to work effectively as a team member.
    • Basic knowledge and understanding of commercial and federal government accounting and auditing principles, concepts, techniques, theories, and practices.
    • Ability to interpret, apply and evaluate defined system requirements, statistical analysis, and associated results.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, through reports, correspondence, briefings, presentations, and other methods to plan, coordinate, or advise on work efforts.

    "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meetallqualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education

    For this position you must meet the basic educational requirements, (also known as a "positive educational requirement"), you must provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    **TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE PROVIDED

    Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

    Additional information

    • New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • All males born after December 31, 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.
    • If selected for this position, your appointment is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, during the pre-employment process.
    • If selected, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and are subject to a criminal background check to determine suitability for Federal employment before appointment.
    • If selection is made at a lower grade, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.
    • The incumbent is required to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450),
      upon entering the position and annually
    • Occasional travel of up to 5-10% annually; with overnight travel possible during all or part of that
      time.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    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 and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) 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 defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified". 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 you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better or category rating of Well-Qualified.

    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.

    Selecting Official may check references on those applicants referred for consideration.
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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.

    • Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you should list the full name and address of the each employer.
    • Your experience listing should show the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
    • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
    • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.
    • Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require the USAJOBS resume format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which is required.
    • It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

    If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.

    Displaced Federal employees: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.

    Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation(DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable, 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 which will allow you to apply under the (Veterans Opportunity to Work) VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Telework: www.telework.gov
    Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/

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

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


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