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Vacancy No.: VHA-689-18-MSGI-10229477
Department: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

income: $70,111.00 to $91,147.00
Grade: 11 to 11

Perm/Temp: Permanent
FT/PT: Full-time

Open Date: 6/14/2018
Close Date: 6/25/2018

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   » Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates 06/14/2018 to 06/25/2018
   » income
$70,111 to $91,147 per year
   » Pay scale & grade
GS 11
   » Work schedule
   » Appointment type


1 vacancy in the following Job location:
   » West Haven, CT
West Haven, CT
Relocation expenses reimbursed

This job is open to


Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

Federal employees - Competitive service

Current or former competitive service federal employees.

Federal employees - Excepted service

Current excepted service federal employees.

Individuals with disabilities


Military spouses



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This vacancy announcement is open to Veterans, current and former Federal status employees, Individuals with disabilities and Military Spouses.

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The Internal Financial Quality Assurance Auditor assist the Financial Quality Assurance Manager (FQAM) in conducting audits in the areas of finance, acquisition, logistics, and capital asset management quality control of the VA Connecticut Health Care System. The primary purpose of this position is to assure the governing policies, directives and handbooks are followed within finance, acquisition, procurements, logistics and capital asset management. Lgain more about this agency


The Auditor is a vital member of the Financial Quality Assurance audit team in addition to the tasks listed below the incumbent would ensure compliance with financial, logistics, capital asset management and other policies governing VHA and VA, and the Office of Government Ethics are consistently implemented; conducts internal audits (e.g. Accounting, Agent Cashier, Purchase Card Program, Travel, General Post Funds, Non-Healthcare Debt, Payroll, Transit Benefits, etc.)
   » Assures that governing policies, directives and handbooks are followed within finance, acquisition, procurements, logistics, capital asset management, and other financial programs.
   » Develops, implements and reviews audit approaches to evaluate a variety of programs and accounting systems. With the goal of improving business practices in the finance, acquisition, contracting, procurement, logistics, and capital asset management arenas.
   » Performs reviews by examining accounts and financial records for the purpose of certifying or attesting that financial statements fairly represent the financial position of the Medical Center and conducts activities related to the detection of fraud, waste, and abuse.
   » Performs audits designed to determine the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of program operations and to determine whether the entity has complied with laws and regulations applicable to the program.
   » Determines/recommends areas in need of improvement and provides the appropriate tools for improvement. This includes providing recommendations to improve productivity, cost-effectiveness and quality of work processes.
   » Makes recommendations to address undefined issues that require much consideration and broad analysis of the immediate and long range implications of any action. The incumbent provides expert advice that impacts program definition and solution at several organizational levels.
   » Identifies causes of deficiencies or problems utilizing reports. Provides recommendations such as modifying systems, work processes or lines of authority. Recommendations may be controversial and may involve a lengthy negotiation process, and are made under the guidance of the FQAM.
   » Performs other tasks as assigned.Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
Compressed/Flexible: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description: Auditor # 689-00610-0
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel between our West Haven Campus to our Newington Campus. You may also be required to travel for training.
managery status
Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)

0511 Auditing

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   » Requirements


Conditions of Employment

   » You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
   » Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
   » Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
   » You may be required to serve a probationary period
   » Subject to background/security investigation
   » Selected candidates will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, candidates must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/25/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: candidates 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-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. 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. Note: 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.

Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) - candidates must meet the following basic IOR requirements to be considered.

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" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")


Combination of education and practice: at least 4 years of practice in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting practice, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting expertise. 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 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 prosperously 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 expertise of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally connected with prosperous 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 practice fully meet the specified requirements.


You may qualify located on your practice and/or education as described below:
   » Specialized practice: Must possess at least one year of specialized practice at the GS-09 level in Federal Service that has equipped you with the particular expertise, expertise and abilities to execute prosperously the tasks of the position. Examples of specialized practice include: professional expertise of the theory, concepts, principles, and practices of accounting; Federal government financial and performance auditing standards; developing and applying auditing techniques; developing audit guidelines; comprehensive expertise of Information technology software systems for managerial, financial, logistics and capital asset management database input/retrieval/reporting in the context of agency business policies and procedures; capital asset management; possess expertise of the laws, regulations, policies, procedures and concepts pertaining to health care finance, logistics and capital asset management and practice resolving problems of vital importance to the agency where there are conflicting economic and public interests. OR,
   » suitable education candidates may substitute education for the required practice. To qualify located on education for this grade level you must have have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. OR,
   » Combination: candidates may also combine education and practice to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized practice and education beyond a bachelor's degree. When combining education with practice, first determine the total qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then determine the practice as a percentage of the practice required for the grade level; finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level.Quality Ranking Factor: A Master's or graduate degree in accounting or financial management is preferred.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

Auditing - expertise of generally accepted auditing standards and procedures for conducting financial and compliance, economy and efficiency, and program results audits.

Accounting Operations - expertise of general ledger accounting and the control/subsidiary account relationships and reconciliation techniques, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, and disbursing.

Requirements Analysis - expertise of the principles and methods to identify, analyze, specify, design, and manage functional and infrastructure requirements; includes translating functional requirements into technical requirements used for logical design or presenting alternative technologies or approaches.

Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

Decision Making - Specifies goals & obstacles to achieving those goals, generates alternatives, considers risks, evaluates and chooses the best alternative in order to make a determination, draw conclusions or solve a problem.

Negotiation - Works with others toward an agreement that may involve exchanging specific resources or resolving differences.

practice refers to paid and unpaid practice, 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, expertise, and expertise and can provide valuable training and practice that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying practice, including volunteer practice.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time practice will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. candidates wishing to receive credit for such practice must indicate clearly the nature of their tasks and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary and usually accomplished while seated at a desk. The position does require travel within VHA Connecticut boundaries and can include some physical activity in order to execute certain site review requirements, such as visiting construction sites or locating equipment.


A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or 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 Information technology to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, candidates must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. candidates can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by candidates 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.

Additional information

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees gain annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is located on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal practice or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they gain annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at uide-to-career-transition/.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job located on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the expertise, expertise and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
   » Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
   » Resume - All candidates
   » Most Recent SF-50 (not an award) - All former and current Federal employees.
   » DD-214 - All Veterans
   » Documentation to support your eligibility claim - review the checklist on provided link below.
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
   » Cover Letter
   » DD-214
   » OF-306
   » Documents to support Eligibility Claim
   » Resume
   » SF-15
   » SF-50
   » Transcript

Veterans' PListing reference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification Requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for Information technology 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.
   » Benefits


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 compensateing. Lgain more about federal benefits.

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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 benefits offered.
   » How to Apply

How to submit the application:

All candidates are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 06/25/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click
   » To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
   » Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.NOTE: Information technology is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Agency contact information

Marisella Souza Marisella Souza

203 932-5711 X3804 Email
West Haven VA Medical Center
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and candidates will be notified of their status by email. Referred candidates will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred candidates receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, discapability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to candidates with disabilities where appropriate. candidates requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, candidates should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a discapability to apply for a job, perform job tasks or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
   » An applicant with a discapability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
   » An employee with a discapability needs an accommodation to execute the essential job tasks or to gain access to the workplace.
   » An employee with a discapability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Job Location: WEST HAVEN, Connecticut
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Post Date: 06/14/2018 / Viewed 20 times
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