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Supervisory Auditor

Full-time
$134,766 – $175,192 Per Year
Closing on Aug 08, 2023

About Customs and Border Protection

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Location:
California, Long Beach
Requires Relocation:
Yes
Start Date:
26/07/2023
End Date:
08/08/2023
Offering Type:
Permanent
Hiring Paths:
Internal to an agency - appears on USAJOBS
Service Type:
Competitive
Travel Percentage:
25% or less

Job summary

This announcement has been amended on 08/01/2023 to extend the closing date to 08/08/2023. Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Regulatory Audit and Agency Advisory Services (RAAAS) located in Long Beach, CA.

Major duties

In the position of a Supervisory Auditor, you will serve as an Assistant Field Director, managing a branch of audit professionals that are responsible for conducting audits that apply standards for performance and compliance audits in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. Audits are conducted on companies involved in the process of importing merchandise into the United States. This position starts at a salary of $134,766.00 (GS-14, Step 1) to $175,192.00 (GS-14, Step 10) with promotion potential to $175,192.00 (GS-14 Step 10). Typical work assignments include: Managing the development of a branch office audit plan that is designed and modified based on risk areas identified by the agency or headquarters office. Establishing the priorities of the branch office and setting expectations for the completion of work assigned to subordinate staff. Ensuring subordinate staff properly developing and executing audit methodologies that addressed civil and criminal negligence and fraud using data analytics and various sampling techniques. Developing and guiding subordinate staff to be responsive to diverse stakeholders and identifying when to intervene and resolve difficult or contentious issues while maintaining good working relationships. Managing the development of high-level briefing papers and comprehensive audit reports involving legal and regulatory interpretation.

Requirements

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.

Qualification

Basic Requirement: You must provide supporting documentation in your application to show you meet the basic requirement below: A. Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in 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. Twenty-four 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 one year of specialized experience as 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: Leading or managing an audit team consisting of staff that conduct audits of large U.S. based and multinational external entities where audit procedures require comprehensive analyses of accounting systems, financial records, internal controls, and business activities that are performed in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) or Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS). Monitoring and evaluating audit teams' work and managed audit timelines and budgets. Managing and conducting forensic audits and technical assists in support of civil and criminal negligence and fraud. 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 08/08/2023. 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.

Education

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

Evaluations

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. https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12054913 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. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are: Audit Reporting Financial Analysis Flexibility Influencing/Negotiating Interpersonal/Customer Service Skill Oral Communication Planning and Resource Management Problem Solving This Assessment Questionnaire requires that candidates meet a minimum proficiency and receive a passing score to be considered for the position. Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. Your resume must support that you meet both specialized experience requirements described in the qualification section, and are proficient in the following skills/competencies below. Failure to demonstrate sufficient detail in the body of your resume may impact your final rating. Please note you are not required to provide specific narrative responses to the skills and competencies described in this section: The competencies that will be evaluated in the Subject Matter Expert (SME) Resume Review are: Technical Credibility with Auditing Laws, Regulations, Auditing Systems and Financial Reporting. Proficiency with Written Communication in performance of duties as an Auditor. Proficiency with Oral Communication in performance of duties as an Auditor. Administration and Management and leading audit teams. Developing Others and Performance Management. 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 https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12054913 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.