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Supervisory Auditor (Deputy Field Director)

$116,393 – $151,308 Per Year
Closing on Aug 14, 2023

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Multiple Locations
Requires Relocation:
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Multiple Appointment Types
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Internal to an agency - appears on USAJOBS
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Travel Percentage:
25% or less

Job summary

Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulatory Audit and Agency Advisory Services (RAAAS) in the following locations: Long Beach, CA San Francisco, CA San Jose, CA Miami, FL Atlanta, GA Chicago, IL Ft. Mitchell, KY Boston, MA Detroit, MI Charlotte, NC Newark, NJ Buffalo, NY New York, NY Queens, NY Philadelphia, PA Nashville, TN Dallas, TX El Paso, TX Houston, TX Laredo, TX Seattle, WA

Major duties

This announcement has been amended on 08/07/2023 to extend the closing date to 08/14/2023. Temporary Assignment: To meet agency needs, this position will be filled on a temporary basis not-to-exceed (NTE) 2 year(s), with possible extension(s) for an additional 3 year(s). You may be returned, at any time, to the position you held prior to this temporary promotion, or to a different position of equivalent grade and pay, and the return is not subject to the procedures found in 5 C.F.R. 351, 432, 752, and 771. If you are currently at the grade level of the position announced, this action will result in a reassignment, and you may be returned at any time to a same or similar position held prior to this temporary assignment. If you currently hold a grade level higher than the grade being announced, this action will result in a change to lower grade, and you may be returned at any time to the position held prior to this temporary assignment or to the same or similar position at the lower grade level. At management's discretion, you may be permanently placed to this position without further competition. This Supervisory Auditor, Deputy Field Director position is within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Trade (OT), Regulatory Audit and Agency Advisory Services (RAAAS). This position starts at a salary of $116,393.00 (GS-14, Step 1) to $151,308.00 (GS-14, Step 10) with promotion potential to $116,393.00 (GS-14 Step 10). Typical Work Assignments may include: Conducting interim quality reviews of complex audits and non-audit services (NAS) investigative technical assists to ensure reviews, analyses, and examinations of financial accounting records, importing documentation, etc., are conducted accurately and efficiently. Coordinating and assisting the Field Director with audit operations, strategic planning, and stakeholder management to ensure the completions of field office goals and to ensure the accomplishment of the Agency's strategic plan and mission. Coordinating and supporting RAAAS HQ in the development of the National AAP, Annual Risk Assessments/Targeting and evaluation of the audit portfolio mix. Ensuring FO resources are available to HQ and other FOs as needed to support the Agency's mission. Communicating with other CBP disciplines on sensitive audits and agency advisory service issues, especially those where possible fraud is detected, to ensure that audits are appropriately referred for appropriate action. Evaluating the performance of employees through quality assurance reviews and making recommendations to the FD and AFD on areas needing improvement or best practices that could be applied to other branches.


You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service Primary U.S. residency for at least three of the last five years (additional details below) You may be required to pass a background investigation CBP follows the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan for drug testing procedures. As an employee of CBP, you will be joining a workforce that is dedicated to accomplishing our mission while maintaining the trust of our Nation by strictly adhering to all government ethics standards. Your conduct will be subject to the ethics rules applicable to all Executive Branch employees, and to CBP employees specifically, as well as the criminal conflict of interest statutes. Once you enter on duty, these rules include obtaining approval for outside employment or business activity, to ensure such employment or business activity is not prohibited and does not interfere or conflict with performance of your official duties. Please review further details via the following link.


Basic Requirement: You must provide supporting documentation in your application to show you meet the basic requirement below: A. 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 B. A 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: 1. 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; OR 2. A certificate as a 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, 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 non-conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements. You qualify for this position if you possess 1 year of specialized experience described below and meet the basic requirement listed above. Experience: You qualify for the GS-14 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as: Conducting external audits and non-audit services of companies involved in the process of importing goods into the commerce of the United States, while promoting organizational integration, innovation, and agility, as well as combating cross national illicit activities and facilitating legitimate trade. Assessing the adequacy and compliance with laws and regulations, internal control procedures, and other identified legal requirements. Reviewing risk assessments, audits, and non-audit services, and recommends correction to ensure adherence with legal requirements as well as other office policies as well as Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards. Fostering effective relationships with union representatives, complying with national and local labor-management agreements and policy while hearing and resolving grievances and complaints not resolved by subordinate supervisors. Ensuring the use of information technology and automation to improve productivity and quality, which includes the use of quantitative methods, as appropriate, in the audit process. NOTE: Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible. Please see the "Required Documents" section below for additional resume requirements. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). 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. You must: Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by 08/14/2023. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Background Investigation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. For additional information, review the following links: Background investigation and the e-QIP process. Residency: There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by CBP. Individuals are required to have physically resided in the United States or its protectorates (as declared under international law) for at least three of the last five years. If you do not meet the residency requirement and you have been physically located in a foreign location for more than two of the last five years, you may request an exception to determine if you are eligible for a residency waiver by meeting one or more of the following conditions: Working for the U.S. Government as a federal civilian or as a member of the military A dependent who was authorized to accompany a federal civilian or member of the military who was working for the U.S. government Participation in a study abroad program sponsored by a U.S. affiliated college or university Working as a contractor, intern, consultant or volunteer supporting the U.S. government Probationary Period: All employees new to the federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment. Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.


Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.


Applicants will only be considered for the Eligibilities for which they claim in the job questionnaire AND must provide the supporting documentation. Applicants will not be considered for Eligibilities for which they did not claim, regardless of the documentation submitted with the application. We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using an assessment questionnaire. This self-assessment will be used to assess the following competencies or KSAs: Ability to direct a staff comprised of a Field Office Coordinator, a Digital Analysis Auditor, a Staff Assistant, a Mission Support Assistant (where applicable), and a Field Quality Auditor. Ability to oversee the completion of work and ensure adherence to GAGAS and national policy. Ability to effectively coordinate with the CBP and PGA leadership in its assigned area of responsibility. Ability to oversee the development of technical data, estimates, statistics, suggestions, and other information useful to higher-level managers in determining which goals and objectives to emphasize. Ability to conduct performance reviews and recommend/conduct performance improvement plans as needed. If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be contacted for an interview. As a part of the interview process, additional selection criteria may be administered by the hiring manager. Preview the job questionnaire Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not CTAP eligible.View information about CTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. You must submit the supporting documents listed under the Required Documents section of this announcement. To be considered well qualified under CTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position.