Auditor


Vacancy ID: 861147   Announcement Number: 13-MD-861147-MS   USAJOBS Control Number: 340022600

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in a position with the Department of Justice (DOJ). Your response to this assessment questionnaire, in conjunction with other portions of your completed application, will be evaluated in making screening decisions.

This is a DOJ job application system. Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this application. Incomplete/incorrect responses may result in you not receiving appropriate consideration.

For the following question, please select the response that best describes your experience/education. You may select only one response for each question. If you feel that your experience/education exceeds all of the descriptions for a particular question, choose the description that is the closest level to the experience/education that you possess. Failure to respond to this question will result in an ineligible rating.

1. From the descriptions below, select the ONE response that BEST describes the experience and/or education that you possess.

A. I possess a Bachelor's degree or higher. My degree is in 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 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.")

B. I possess 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; 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, 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.

C. I do not have the education or experience as described above.

For the following question, please select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. You may select only one response for each question. If you feel that your education or experience exceeds all of the descriptions for a particular question, choose the description that is the closest level to the experience or education that you possess. Failure to respond to these questions will result in an ineligible rating.

2. From the descriptions below, select the ONE response that BEST describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a GS-12, Auditor.

A. A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in Federal service. My qualifying experience involved performing the following types of duties:
Conducting investigations to determine whether there have been violations of the Federal Statutes warranting the investigations, e.g., bank fraud, securities fraud, commodities fraud, racketeer influenced corrupt organization, mail and wire fraud; Preparing concise and accurate audit reports; Conducting financial accounting examination of the books, journals, and other business records.

B. I do not have the education or experience as described above.

Identify the specific experience from your resume or cover letter that validates your response. Also list the name and contact information of someone who can verify your response.

3. From the descriptions below, select the ONE response that BEST describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a GS-13, Auditor.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in Federal service. My qualifying experience involved performing the following types of duties: Conducting investigations to determine whether there have been violations of various Federal Statutes governing financial and business activities, e.g., bank fraud, securities fraud, commodities fraud, racketeer influenced corrupt organization (RICO), mail and wire fraud; Preparing concise and accurate audit reports; Examining and analyzing books, records, computer tapes, data processing materials, and other evidence of the activities of business entities and persons under investigation.

B. I do not have the experience as described above.

Identify the specific experience from your resume or cover letter that validates your response. Also list the name and contact information of someone who can verify your response.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

4. Develop financial profiles of organizations that include the history of events or the restructuring of partial or inadequate records that will help in investigations.

5. Compile and prepare reports of findings, including appropriate recommendations and exhibits.

6. Prepare concise interim and final reports on progress of investigations for use by various agency officials.

7. Assist attorneys in trial preparations.

8. Independently, or as a group leader, plans and conducts audits of a complex and difficult nature, to assist Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigators and prosecutors in determining how complex drug organizations are laundering and concealing their illicit profits.

9. Examine documents pertaining to the transactions, events, or allegation under investigation.

10. Apply applicable federal state or local laws to the extent necessary to make sound decisions on direction and scope of the audit and carries out the mission based on policy and long term objectives, such as the identification of sophisticated transactions or reconstructing partial or inadequate records.

11. Independently conducts analysis to determine whether there have been violations of Federal Statutes warranting further investigation, i.e. Money Laundering, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1956 and 1957; Unlicensed Money Remitter, 12 U.S.C. § 1960 and 31 U.S.C. § 5322; Structuring, 18 U.S.C. §5324; Tax Conspiracy, 18 U.S.C. § 371; Receipt of Currency Reporting, 31 U.S.C. § 5331; and Tax Evasion, 26 U.S.C. § 7201.

12. Review and analyze the financial operations of a variety of complex drug organizations.

13. Prepare reports that include significant findings and conclusions, recommendations for additional investigative actions, and assessments of strengths and weaknesses of documentary evidence, or other aspects of the case.

14. Discuss cases with supervisor and recommend further courses of action such as additional investigation, and institution of administrative, civil or criminal proceedings.

15. Use financial reports and automated systems to review complex data and transactions

16. Work with paralegal specialists, litigation support specialists and others in compiling documents and physical evidence, creating detailed charts, graphs, summaries, videotapes and other audio-visual materials for use in motions and at trials.

As previously explained, your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy. Incomplete/incorrect responses may result in you not receiving appropriate consideration.

17. If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this program.

I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that I will not be considered for employment if I do not respond "Yes" to this certification item.

I understand a comprehensive background investigation, including a check of my credit history and a pre-employment drug screening, is required for this position.

A. Yes, I certify/understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.

You have submitted your answers for the Assessment Questionnaire. If you provided an email address, you will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of the Assessment Questionnaire. Please review the Vacancy Announcement to assure that you have submitted all necessary supporting documents. Thank you for your interest in a position with the Department of Justice.