Auditor at Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management

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Auditor Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management. This position serves as a Senior Auditor in the Office of Business Oversight (OBO) Improper Payments Remediation and Oversight Office (IPRO). Incumbent supports IPRO leadership, project direction, and provides technical expertise as part of IPRO's oversight of VA's execution of payment integrity legislation and implementation guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Incumbent also supports IPRO's Department wide coordination and oversight of VA's Payment Oversight Program (POP).. Responsibilities. This is a non-bargaining unit position. The initial application review cut-off for this job announcement is 100 applications. The first 100 applications received will be considered first. Applications received after the initial cut-off number (100 applications) may not receive consideration unless otherwise requested by management. If management requests additional certificates, applicants will continue to be reviewed in groups of 50 in the order they applied.. Note: Submitting multiple applications will change the order in which your application is reviewed.. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: . VA Total Rewards. Work Schedule: . Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. Compressed/Flexible Schedule: . May be available with supervisor approval.. Telework: . Not applicable, this is a remote position. Duty Location Status: . Will work remotely from home. Position Description Title/PD#. : Auditor/ PD20258A. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: . Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): . Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: . Not Required. Physical Demands: . This work is principally sedentary but may require the incumbent to carry light loads or drive a motor vehicle. No special physical effort or ability is required to conduct this work. Occasional travel may be required.. Major Duties. :. Analyzes data to determine programs subject to payment integrity requirements related to recovery audits.. Analyzes processes and supporting documentation to determine if programs have recovery audits.. Analyzes cost-benefit analyses to determine if conclusions are accurate and properly supported for conclusions that recovery audits are not cost effective.. Exercises both qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques to interpret complex and sometimes competing laws, regulations, and implementation guidance. Determines which requirements of legislation are applicable for which VA programs. Review work performed by Administration/Staff Office personnel to ensure it is accurate, complete and compliant with payment integrity legislation, program specific regulations, and contract requirements.. Develops specific objectives and devises new methods, techniques, and criteria pertaining to such matters as identifying trends and patterns, acquiring, and analyzing information and data, developing solutions, presenting findings, and examining findings for which there are no precedents.. Identifies universe and data needed to select samples of payments in support of accurate risk assessment results. Prepares test plans, provides financial analysis and testing of sampled payments, prepares definitive results and conclusions to provide additional quantitative information needed to assess the risk of improper and unknown payments in programs.. Prepares various types of verbal and written reports and briefings, such as but not limited to, briefing charts, memorandums, letters, detailed analysis resulting in talking points, white papers, or articles for the newsletters covering all major functional areas, financial and management aspects of a variety of VA programs.. Participates in the development and collection of critical data for high-level projects such as congressional briefings, prepares presentations for VA and other agency executives, and validates the accuracy and validity of presentation material content; may brief high-level VA and other agency executives.. Uses risk analysis and a high level of professional judgment to review test plans/corrective actions and ensures compliance of assigned sections of external reporting in VA OIG's determination of compliance in accordance with legislation.. Coordinate with Administration and Staff Office personnel on newly identified programs subject to Do Not Pay prepayment requirements and recovery audit requirements to ensure understanding of requirements, processes, and annual reporting.. Plan, develop, install, and evaluate pilot studies and/or test procedures and data, usually in collaboration with contractors or other interested VA offices.. Determine requirements of legislation and implementation guidance and provides oversight through audits of work performed by the Administrations and Staff Offices with recommendations for improvement that result in VA consistently performing the activities required by payment integrity legislation and OMB; which is used to evaluate for compliance with laws and regulations by the OIG and GAO no less than annually.. Oversees the preparation of required reporting on the many facets of payment integrity reporting, including reporting to OMB as well as Congressional Committees.. Develops templates to drive accuracy and consistency in reporting across multiple program offices.. Education Requirements. A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing part of your qualifications on education.. PLEASE NOTE. : 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: . . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.. Qualifications. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/17/2024.. Time-In-Grade Requirement. : Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. . An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.. Provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" to indicate your current federal status. You must also submit additional SF-50(s) to clearly demonstrate one year time-in-grade as required in the announcement. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate that you possess one year time-in-grade. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.. Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.. AND. You may qualify based on your education / experience / combination as described below.. A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing part of your qualifications on education.. Individual Occupational Requirements:. 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. 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.;. AND. Specialized Experience: . You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-12 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as performing duties specific to implementing or overseeing requirements of the Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019. In addition, the ability to use Access and/or SQL to pull and analyze large sets of financial data is desired, but not required.. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:. Auditing. Risk Management. Communication. Audit Reasoning. Compliance. Internal Control. Per Office of Personnel Management General Schedule Qualification Policies. , federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable when documented by satisfactory evidence (e.g., a memorandum from the manager, human resources director, or official documentation such as SF-52, SF-50 documenting an official detail/assignments, or other comparable documentation). The documentation must indicate whether the employee performed the duties full time or, if part-time, the percentage of times the employee performed the additional duties.. To receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your position, you must provide official documentation of such experience as indicated above.. 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; religions; 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.. Note. : . A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at . .