- Employer: U.S Department Of Labor
- Type of Position: Internship
- Industry: Business Management and Administration
- Location: Silver Spring , MD
- Salary Range: $41,383.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year
Recent Graduate- Auditor
Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow. DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.
As a trainee at the GS-7 level, the incumbent provides technical support to higher level auditors/investigators and performs developmental assignments designed to: (1) facilitate the efforts of higher level staff who conduct audits/investigatons and financial examinations of employee benefit plans for compliance with civil and criminal statutes; and (2) provide incumbent with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform higher level assignments.
At the GS-9 level, assignments are made by the supervisor or team leader who discusses the nature and objectives of the assignments, and instructs how work assignments are to be accomplished. Cases involve segments of high visibility investigations of large employee benefit plans, service providers, trust departments, and other fiduciary arrangements. The work requires a range of research, investigation, audit and analysis of systems, operations, and transactions. With supervision, initiates contacts and holds discussions with plan officials, representatives such as attorneys and CPA's, insurance companies, investment companies, etc. Examines records, operations, reports and other data of consequence to allegations under investigation to verify and establish facts and evidence. Writes segments of investigative reports outlining and analyzing facts and legal issues, presenting conclusions and recommendations.
The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.
This is an appointment under the DOL Recent Graduates program, for up to one year. Upon successful completion of the program, the appointee may become eligible for non-competitive conversion.
These positions are located in the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) Philadelphia Regional Office, Philadelphia, PA and the Silver Spring office located in Silver Spring, MD. The mission of EBSA is to assure the security of the retirement, health and other workplace related benefits of American workers and their families. Each Office initiates, executes, and coordinates civil and criminal investigations of alleged violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and conducts financial investigations of all types of employee benefit plans.
Upon conversion to a permanent position, the full performance level is GS-12.
This position is inside the bargainining unit.
Relocation costs will not be paid.
To be eligible, applicants must meet one of the following requirements;
a. Completed all requirements for an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two (2)years; or
b. Completed all requirements for an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution on or after December 27, 2010, and before July 10, 2012 (eligibility under this provision expires July 10, 2014); or
c. Was released or discharged from active duty within the previous two years, where the applicant is a veteran who, due to a military service obligation, was precluded from applying for a recent graduate position during any portion of the two-year eligibility period following completion of his/her degree or certificate requirements, provided that not more than six years have transpired since the applicant completed the requirements for his/her degree or certificate.
ii. Appointee must sign a DOL Pathways Recent Graduate Program Participant Agreement.
iii. Non-U.S. citizens may be eligible for appointment, provided that they meet an exception to certain legal restrictions. Appointee must be a U.S. citizen in order to be converted to a permanent position in the competitive service upon completion of the program.
iv. The entire duration of this appointment constitutes a trial period.
Basic Education Requirement, Auditor, GS-511-7 and 9:
1.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.") OR
2.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.
Additional requirements for GS-511-07: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal Service. OR One (1) year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement. Superior academic is based upon one of the following three criteria: 1) Class standing - you must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university or major subdivision based on completed courses; or 2) Grade Point Average (GPA) - you must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (out of a possible 4.0) based on 4 years of education or based on courses completed during the final 2 years or a 3.5 GPA in the major field of study completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society.
Additional requirements for GS-511-09: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal Service. OR Two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.
Required Education and Experience:
•You must be a U.S. Citizen
•Must be at least 16 years of age.
•Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
•Requires a valid driver's license.
•Travel is required-30%
•Requires a probationary period.