Company: Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Posted on: March 25, 2020
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Organizational Location: These positions are located in the
Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs
Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, New Orleans, LA.,
Orange County, CA., Philadelphia, PA., Denver, CO., San Antonio,
TX., Harlingen, TX., Calexico, CA., and Norfolk, VA.
These are non-bargaining unit positions.
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As a Auditor you will perform the following duties at the full
- Plans, performs and advises on a variety of external audit
assignments relating to financial and/or worksite enforcement
audits of suspected criminal organizations and businesses for the
purpose of substantiating compliance with laws and regulations
- Conducts systematic examinations of records associated with
financial and/or worksite enforcement investigations, ranging from
personal accounting records to large multi-national
- Conducts Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) audits,
maintains evidence utilized for administrative fines, prepares
audit reports and associated administrative fine paperwork
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
- Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
- You must successfully pass a background investigation.
- You must successfully pass a drug screen.
- Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with
- Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must
meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
- Time in Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52
weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service. Time in grade
requirements must be met by the closing date of this
- Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position
(Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this
position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary
- Note: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy
announcement. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give
permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for
Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Basic AND Minimum
Qualification requirements as noted below.
Basic Requirement: You must meet one of the items listed below (A
A. Possess a degree 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"
coursework ) You must provide a copy of your transcripts.
B. 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. Your 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
- 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
non-conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in
accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience
fully meet the specified requirements. Minimum Qualifications:
You qualify for the GS-11 grade level if you possess one of the
Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-9
grade level or equivalent performing duties such as:
- Independently conducting segments of audits of large
- Verifying that accounting systems are set up and maintained
according to generally accepted accounting principles
- Preparing final audit reports including recommendations on
compliance issues. OR
Education: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree such as LL.M or 3
full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading
to such a degree.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of
successfully completed post-high school education and experience.
This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial
transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your
You qualify for the GS-12 grade level if you possess one (1) year
of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent
performing duties such as:
- Developing project plans for an audit of program operations or
- Modifying established or developing new auditing techniques and
principles to identify areas of risk or noncompliance within an
- Recommending methods to reduce risk or non-compliance in
program operations or financial systems
- Preparing audit reports and related documentation for delivery
to customers Qualification requirements must be met by the closing
date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience):
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.
Current or Former Political Appointees: 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
Promotion Potential: When promotion potential is shown, the agency
is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future
promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be
dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level,
the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level,
and administrative approval.
E-Verify: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm
the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United
States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
Suitability: If you receive a conditional offer of employment for
this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form
306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify
the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry
on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result
in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning
work, fine, or imprisonment.
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our
mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and
trustworthy. To meet these standards, all selected applicants must
undergo and successfully obtain and maintain a background
investigation for secret as a condition of placement into this
position. This may include a credit check, a review of financial
issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support
and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and
illegal use or possession of drugs.
The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with
disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe
physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR
213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable
service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5
CFR 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons
with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences,
and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you
are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete
with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for
non-competitive appointment and to understand the required
documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing
Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this
Pursuant to Executive Order 12564, and the DHS Drug-Free Workplace
Plan, ICE is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and,
therefore, personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions
(testing designated positions) are subject to random drug testing.
Moreover, other drug testing of employees (e.g., reasonable
suspicion drug test) may be conducted in order to ensure a safe and
healthy work environment. All applicants tentatively selected for
employment at ICE are subject to pre-employment drug testing and a
final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure
you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the
minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training
will be rated using an Assessment Questionnaire. The questions are
related to the following fundamental competencies (or Knowledge,
Skills, and Abilities) needed to perform the duties of this
- Economics and Accounting
- Technical Competence
Based on your responses, you will receive a score from the
Assessment Questionnaire between 70 and 100.
Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive
awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience; no points
will be assigned.
Those applicants who score the highest will be referred to the
hiring manager and may be called for an interview. Failure to
complete the interview may result in removal from further
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a
VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or
2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous
active service performed under honorable conditions. In addition,
you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required
documents section of this announcement. (Note: Veteran's preference
does not apply under Merit Promotion procedures. View VEOA
information on Feds Hire Vets).
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles:
If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not
ICTAP eligible. View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's
Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well
qualified under ICTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85
for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting
documents listed under the required documents section of this
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk
Trust determination process
- Resume showing relevant experience, education and training.
Work experience should include: job title, duties, employer's name,
employer's telephone number, employer's address, starting and
ending dates (MM/YY), hours worked per week, and indicate whether
or not we may contact your current supervisor.
- Are you a current or former federal employee? Submit a copy of
your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that
demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of
time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of
appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range
increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent
appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement;
- Are you qualifying based on education? Submit a copy of your
college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or a list of
coursework with hours completed. Education completed in foreign
colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification
requirements if you can show that your foreign education is
comparable to education received in accredited educational
institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses
accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or
university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization
recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as
education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college
or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence
with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
for more information.
- Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 or other
(Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) and/or
documentation of service connected disability. If applying based on
eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you
must submit certification from the Armed Forces that you will be
discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the
date on the certification. This must indicate your dates of
service, your rank, and confirm that you will be separated under
honorable conditions. View more veterans' information.
- Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the
Interagency Career Transition Plan (ICTAP)? If so, submit a copy of
your agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating,
and a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action
(SF-50) noting your current position, grade level, and duty
- Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C,
Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of
your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the
following information regarding your most recent political
appointment: Position title, type of appointment (Schedule A,
Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee), agency and
beginning and ending dates of appointment.
- You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance
appraisal and/or incentive awards.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to
be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the
attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in
this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may
affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal
Review our benefits
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
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