Offices of the United States Attorneys
If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.
The United States Attorney's Office (USAO)/Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #6 out of 18 large agencies and EOUSA/United States Attorneys' Offices ranked #59 out of 305 agency subcomponents in a study, The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2016 Ratings published by the Partnership for Public Service. See
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
This position is also being announced under Merit Promotion Procedures under
If selected for this position, you will provide auditing and accounting services in Health Care Fraud (HCF), Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) and other investigations involving complicated financial transactions. Cases involve extensive problem definition, planning, and coordination with Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs). Typical work assignments will include:
Providing specialized analysis relevant to priority programs, e.g. , affirmative civil enforcement, health care fraud.
Reviewing and evaluating referrals to determine the need for additional information and evidence, and planning a comprehensive approach to obtain this information and evidence.
Preparing interim and final comprehensive reports on progress of investigations for use by Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and supervisory attorneys.
Reviewing audits performed by others to analyze, evaluate and apply the results in a litigation context.
Analyzing and auditing a large variety of accounting systems.
Reconstructing partial or inadequate records of financial institutions, contractors, health care provider and other entities.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All U.S. Citizens and Nationals
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
Accountants And Auditors
Conditions of Employment
You must be a United States Citizen or National.
Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
To be qualified for this position, you must meet
of the following basic requirements.
Basic Requirements for All Grade Levels:
A. Possess at least a bachelor's degree with a major in accounting.
B.Possess 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.
C. Possess a combination of education and experience - at least 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
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 a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;
Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial coursework 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 noncomformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
In addition to meeting one of the basic requirements above, applicants MUST also meet ONE of the additional requirements below.
Possess a Master's degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level education leading to a Master's Degree
Have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the
level in Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as serving as an auditor responsible for auditing different departments within an organization; utilzing data analysis tools and spreadsheets; and preparing and providing audit reports and findings as part of an audit team;
Combination of Specialized Experience and Education:
Possess a combination of education and experience as described in A & B above. To compute your qualifying experience as a percentage first determine the number of months of specialized experience you have as a percentage of 12 months. To determine your qualifying education as a percentage, determine the number of semester hours you have completed towards your Master's degree. (Only graduate education in excess of 18 hours may be used in the calculation). Add the two percentages together; they must equal 100% in order for you to qualify.
Possess a Ph.D or equivalent degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.
: Have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the
level in Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as serving as an auditor responsible for auditing financial documents or using accounting software to track and report data; interpreting and applying regulations, legal precedents, etc.; utilizing data analysis tools and spreadsheets to evaluate data; and reporting findings in an oral or written form as part of an audit team.
Combination fo Education and Experience:
Possess a combination of education and experience as described in A & B above. To compute your qualifying experience as a percentage first determine the number of months of specialized experience you have as a percentage of 12 months. To determine your qualifying education as a percentage, determine the number of semester hours you have completed towards your Ph. D or doctoral degree. Only graduate education in excess of the first two years may be used in the calculation. Add the two percentages together; they must equal 100% in order for you to qualify.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)-
The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at:
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-
The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at:
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see
Documentation of education MUST be submitted with your application or your application WILL NOT be considered.
Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.
The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
If you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming by checking the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference and submit the required veterans' preference documentation as specified in the, Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement.
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories:
Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified
. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
You will be rated on the following Competencies (see
The Delegated Examining Operations Handbook, Appendix F
The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
Your resume showing relevant experience and dates (for full consideration you must include day/month/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.g., part-time XX hours per week or full-time) (cover letter optional).).
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.
Required if you meet qualifications based on education
: An unofficial college transcript.(Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript will be required prior to your first day.) and foreign education evaluation documentation, if applicable, as described under the Education section of this vacancy announcement.
Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation
(a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.)
Required, if applicable: Veterans' Preference documentation.
See Required Veterans' Preference Documentation below. Please note, if you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming in your application, check the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference, and submit the required documentation as specified below.
Required Veterans' Preference Documentation:
In order to verify your Veterans' Preference entitlement, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); or if you are a current Active Duty member you must submit a certification on appropriate military branch letterhead that indicates: 1) your service dates, 2) expected discharge or release date from active duty with a release/discharge date no later than 120 days from the closing date of this announcement, and 3) the character of service (e.g., Honorable); or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the parent of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference dated October 2013 and all the required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.
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 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.
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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.
Offices of the United States Attorneys
Website : http://www.justice.gov/
The Judiciary Act of 1789, ch. 20, sec. 35, 1 Stat. 73, 92-93 (1789) created the Office of the Attorney General. Originally a one-person part-time position, the Attorney General was to be "learned in the law" with the duty "to prosecute and conduct all suits in the Supreme Court in which the United States shall be concerned, and to give his advice and opinion upon questions of law when required by the President of the United States, or when requested by the heads of any of the departments, touching any matters that may concern their departments." The workload quickly became too much for one person, necessitating the hiring of several assistants for the Attorney General. With an increasing amount of work to be done, private attorneys were retained to work on cases. In 1870, after the post-Civil War increase in the amount of litigation involving the United States necessitated the very expensive retention of a large number of private attorneys to handle the workload, a concerned Congress passed the Act to Establish the Department of Justice, ch. 150, 16 Stat. 162 (1870) setting it up as "an executive department of the government of the United States" with the Attorney General as its head. Officially coming into existence on July 1, 1870, the Department of Justice, pursuant to the 1870 Act, was to handle the legal business of the United States. The Act gave the Department control over all criminal prosecutions and civil suits in which the United States had an interest. In addition, the Act gave the Attorney General and the Department control over federal law enforcement. To assist the Attorney General, the 1870 Act created the Office of the Solicitor General.