THIS IS A TITLE 32 DUAL STATUS POSITION
DUTY LOCATION: United Stated Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO), Hartford, CT
AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:
Area 1: All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the CTARNG.
Area 2: All currently employed full-time temporary technician personnel and all current traditional members of the CTARNG.
Area 3: Individuals eligible for membership in the CTARNG. Membership must be satisfied within four (4) months of selection.
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Indefinite Appointment not to exceed two (2) years. The purpose of the indefinite appointment is to backfill a deployed Soldier. The indefinite appointment will be terminated within 30 days of return of the incumbent to the position.
JOB SUMMARY: The purpose of the position is to perform audits on a variety of programs and to assess efficiency, effectiveness and compliance with program laws, regulations, and provisions. In a state with 4 or more auditors, serves as an auditor-in-charge of audit programs or difficult audit projects. Synthesizes the work of team members to develop a completed audit product; assesses the progress of subordinate team members in their individual assignments; and provides performance feedback to team members regarding weaknesses and approaches to fact-finding. Such information is provided to a higher level supervisor for consideration in interim and annual performance appraisals, and assessment of overall program management.
NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Connecticut Army National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Connecticut Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Connecticut Army National Guard. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a Connecticut Army National Guard recruiter at (800) 716-3550 before applying for this position.
The major duties include, but are not limited to:
Audits projects without precedent or of such a nature as to require original assessment and considerable judgment to develop an audit plan and devise detailed fact-finding techniques.
Studies available background material to gain program information and discover leads.
Conducts entrance conferences with management officials at the audit site.
Performs survey work to identify potential operating/financial management problems.
Accomplishes audit steps in concert with Comptroller General Standards and a variety of audit techniques (e.g., interviews, computer assisted, statistical analysis and questionnaires) in gathering, documenting and summarizing data.
Occasional travel - Subject to supervisor discretion and funding availability
Accountants And Auditors
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
National Guard Membership is required.
Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
Wear of the military uniform is mandatory.
Direct Deposit is mandatory.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Must possess a valid state drivers license.
This position is covered under the DoD Financial Management (FM) Certification Program and requires auditors to obtain/maintain the appropriate certification requirements. FM certification is required within 24 months of assignment to the position.
A. Baccalaureate Degree: 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. The 24 hours may include up to six hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing". Similarly "accountant" is interpreted as "accountant or auditor").
B. Combination of Education and Experience: At least four 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 six hours of business law; or
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. For example, completed 15 semester hours, however, the school course work does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour degree requirement as defined above in Paragraph One, provided that:
(a) The applicant successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field for example, valuation engineering or financial institution examining;
(b)A panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors determined that the applicant demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and advancement levels that are normally associated with successful completion of the four-year course of study described above in Paragraph One; 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.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: All series personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level and must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. An applicant must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Your resume and any other supporting documentation you wish to provide must clearly substantiate you currently possess 36 months of specialized experience in the following:
Experience in financial auditing and/or performance audit that led to objective and systematic examinations and resulted in independent assessments of the National Guard unit's performance, efficiency, organization, program, activity or function.
Experience demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of auditing principles and procedures.
Experience in audit preparations, planning, conducting, and reporting with a full-range of competencies in the auditing business that successfully accomplished intended purposes; met or exceeded operational efficiency; provided accurate, reliable, timely, and useful financial audit data; or demonstrated experiences in conducting audits that involved evaluating financial management in terms of economical use of property and personnel.
Experience demonstrating adherence to prescribed policies; effective control over expenditures, liabilities, revenues, and assets; proper accounting for resources and financial transactions; compliance with applicable precedent decisions; and compliance of agency accounting systems with generally accepted accounting principles and standards.
Experience demonstrating the ability to audit report preparations and oral presentations that involved significant audit findings and discovered conditions with cause and effect factors.
Experience presenting researched recommendations for remedial actions, such as addressing methods for improving the use of funds and the identification of questionable costs.
Experience demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the principles and concepts of the National Guard audit business program requirements.
Experience demonstrating the ability to lead, train subordinates, follow directions, read, retain, and comply with instructions, regulations, policies and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of accounting and auditing concepts, practices, techniques and Comptroller General Standards in order to perform audit assignments, using the most advanced audit techniques.
Knowledge of applicable laws and NGB policy, regulations, and guidelines to ensure that audit coverage is appropriate to meet established audit objectives.
Ability to plan the audit, gather, organize and evaluate data in complex areas and separate the essential from the non-essential.
Skill in assessing the degree to which program goals are met and to develop findings/reports that clearly identify operational problems and required corrective action.
Skill in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately.
Ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit effective communication.
Ability to write English in reports and presentation formats.
Ability to comprehend and/or apply problem-solving and negotiating techniques.
Skill in working with multiple software computer programs.
Skill in presenting formal training presentations and briefings.
Skill in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting program material.
COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: For an indefinite appointment which is to backfill a deployed technician, MOS and unit of assignment are waived for 18 months following assignment. However, rank requirement must be met to avoid grade inversion.
MILITARY GRADE (Prior to Application): Officer: O1 through O4; Warrant Officer: WO1 through CW4; Enlisted: E-4 through E-9
COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: OBR: 01A; WMOS: 011A; EMOS: 00F
UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: Any unit within the State
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires a security clearance (Secret) which the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment. For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: This position is covered under the DoD Financial Management (FM) Certification Program and requires all auditors to obtain and maintain the appropriate certification requirements. FM certification is required within 24 months of assignment to the position. Certification is achieved by completing the continuous education training studies. Failure to receive the proper FM certification will result in removal from this position.
DEFENSE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT ACT CAREER FIELD POSITION: This is an Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level III in Acquisition career field Auditing within 24 months of entrance on duty.
Based on the positive education requirements and certifications for this Series, there are no further substitutions allowed to qualify for the GS-0511 Dual Status Technician positions.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.
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