Pathways Student Trainee (Auditing)

Defense Contract Audit Agency | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 1/14/2020
Description This is an Internship position in the Pathways Program. This is an Excepted Service appointment. The Pathways Internship Program offers candidates the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job training and experience related to the Auditing career field. Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules.

Reemployed Annuitant: This vacancy does not meet the criteria for appointment of annuitants.Applicants must be current students or enrolled for Spring 2020 pursuing a degree or certificate in a qualifying educational institution. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Qualifying Education Institution: Any of the following educational institutions or curricula that have been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education

(https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx)

OR
(http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html):
1) A 2-year or 4-year college or university; OR

2) A graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school)

You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards

Minimum Qualifications for the GS-599-05:

Specialized Experience:

You must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-4 or equivalent level. Specialized experience is performing a variety of support functions using standardized procedures that require application and understanding of financial, auditing or accounting concepts, policies, principles and regulations.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:

A bachelors degree or four years (120 semester hours) of post high school education leading to a bachelor's degree may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. To be creditable, education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university. (You MUST submit transcripts or proof of education to verify your claim).


Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post high school level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.

***The required education must lead to a degree in Accounting or a related field (accounting, auditing, business administration, economics, finance, or public administration) with a total of 24 or more semester hours in Accounting including up to 6 semester hours in Business Law.


Minimum Qualifications for the GS-599-07:

Specialized Experience:

You must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-05 or equivalent level. Specialized experience is working as a trainee accountant or auditor performing relatively simple audit steps and tasks such as examining routine financial documents, preparing simple summaries and schedules, and organizing work paper files.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:

One full academic year of progressively higher level graduate education with major study in accounting, auditing, or related discipline(e.g., accounting, auditing, business administration, economics, finance, or public administration), or superior academic achievement (SAA), may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement.

Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.

***The required education must lead to a degree in Accounting or a related field (accounting, auditing, business administration, economics, finance, or public administration) with a total of 24 or more semester hours in Accounting including up to 6 semester hours in Business Law.
The salaries listed above are the base salary and locality pay for the Rest of U.S. pay schedule at the GS-03, step 01 and the GS-04, step 10 levels. The General Schedule (GS) basic pay schedule varies by geographic locality. To view pay rates in a specific location visit the Office of Personnel Management pay tables at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/.

This is an Excepted Service appointment. Interns may be converted to a permanent or term (time-limited) position within 120 days of successful completion of the program. To be eligible for conversion, interns must: complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program; complete their degree or certificate requirements; meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted, which includes completion of 24 semester hours in accounting, 6 of which may be in business law; meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Pathways Participant Agreement; and perform their job successfully. Time spent under previous Internship Program appointments may count towards required work experience hours.

Grades: This vacancy is announced at two grade levels and may be filled at either level. You must specify the grade(s) at which you wish to be considered. Otherwise, you will be considered only at the highest grade for which you qualify.

Initial Probationary Period: The entire period served under the Pathways Program is the initial trial period.

Telework: Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.

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