Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys
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As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
If selected for this position, you will be responsible for conducting financial investigations and performing expert auditing and accounting services in support of corporate fraud investigations. Typical work assignments will include:
Planning and conducting financial audits of a complex nature to identify suspected violations of Federal Statutes;
Examining and analyzing financial data pertaining to the transactions, events, or allegations under investigation;
Developing financial profiles of organizations that include history of events or the restructuring of records to assist with investigations;
Assisting with witness interviews, proffers, and trial preparations;
Compiling documents and physical evidence, creating detailed charts, graphs, summaries, videotapes and other audio-visual materials for use in court proceedings; and
Preparing reports of findings, including appropriate recommendations and exhibits.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
In order to be considered for this position, you must meet
of basic requirements described below in A
the minimum qualifications described below in B.
A. Basic Qualification Requirements:
A Bachelor's or higher degree in accounting; OR
A Bachelor's or higher 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 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")
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. All applicants must include a copy of transcripts to verify education.
B. Minimum Qualifications
For the GS-13 level, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that equipped you with the competencies needed to perform the job duties. Examples of specialized experience for this position include examining and analyzing complex financial transactions and records to identify suspected fraud in organizational dealings; applying specialized accounting, tax law, and investigative knowledge to review and analyze financial operations; preparing audit reports and other detailed information related to audit findings; using various database management, accounting, or analytical software; examining books, journals, and other business records to reconstruct partial or inadequate financial records for the purpose of auditing.
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:
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
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