Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys Auditor in Phoenix, Arizona
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 21-AZ-10966668-DE.
If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for Auditing in the Civil Section. Typical work assignments will include: Providing expert financial auditing and accounting services in investigations involving highly complex financial transactions in support of health care fraud cases. Analyzing and auditing a large variety of financial records and accounting systems, to include those from financial institutions, business organizations, contractors, and health care providers. Reviewing, analyzing and auditing a variety of financial and accounting data for suspected fraud in complex organizational dealings; unraveling sophisticated techniques for moving funds and shielding illegal activity. Assembling and compiling findings, creating detailed charts and graphs, summaries, videotapes, and other audio-visual materials for use in motions and at trial. Examining financial and auditing documents and reconstructing partial or inadequate record of financial transactions by using a variety of financial and accounting systems. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Conditions of Employment
Basic Requirements Degree: accounting, auditing; or a degree including auditing courses 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. 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: Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 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 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. In addition to meeting the basic requirements listed above, applicant must also possess the following:
GS-13: To be eligible at the GS-13 level you must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level as defined below. Specialized Experience is defined as experience conducting public financial accounting examination of the books. journals, and other business records and electronic information and restructuring partial or inadequate records from a wide variety of sources. Analyzing accounting data in complex financial investigations to identify suspected fraud in organizational dealings. Performing auditing and financial analysis requiring knowledge of corporate finance such as public finance, securities, investments and banking. Reviewing, auditing and analyzing the financial operations of a variety of complex commercial, industrial, financial and otlter large organizations by examining financial statements, accounting records. operating reports, billing records, invoices, data processing material, electronic automated systems, and other documents pertaining to the transactions, events or allegations under investigation. 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/.
*This series has an Individual Occupation Requirement and you must submit transcripts with your application package to show you meet those requirements. * 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.
Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized. The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.