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Defense Contract Audit Agency Corporate Audit Director (A) in United States

Summary The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) performs contract audits for the Department of Defense (DoD) and other Federal agencies; and provides accounting and financial advisory services regarding contracts/ subcontracts to all DoD Components responsible for procurement and contract administration. Its work benefits our men and women in uniform and the American taxpayer. Responsibilities Serves as the Corporate Audit Directorate - Northrup Grumman. With the aid of the Deputy Corporate Director, directs and manages the operation of the assigned Corporate, with a $40 million annual operating budget. Ensures the coverage of mission critical contract audit and financial advisory services in support of the National Defense and related contracts with major Defense contractors. Directs the contract audits and assessments of U.S. Government contractors' systems for adequacy, accuracy and the acceptability of incurred and proposed contract costs in accordance with GAGAS and in compliance with the FAR. Through scientific statistical risk analysis procedures, tempered with expert judgment, assures that resources are properly assigned to subordinate field elements in a manner designed to achieve maximum payoff to the Government. Approves highly sensitive audit reports having intense congressional or DoD policy level interest. Meets with high-level DoD, contractor and procurement officials to resolve significant technical problems which, because of their magnitude, sensitivity or precedent-setting nature, require top level management intervention. Represents the Corporate or DCAA in meetings with DoD and other Federal agency officials, foreign, state, and local officials, leaders of civic groups, senior level officials from major Defense contractors, and other top-management officials. Oversees the Corporate's personnel, financial, information and other resources management and administrative services programs to assure that they adequately support the Corporate's audit mission. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Eligibility for this position will be based on meeting the basic education requirements below and clear and comprehensive indication that the applicant has had experience of the scope and quality sufficient to carry out the duties and assignments of the position. Applicants must meet the basic education requirements and possess the essential skills, knowledge, and abilities listed in the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications paragraphs below. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Applicants will be evaluated in the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below which are broadly applicable to SES positions throughout the Federal Government. All applicants must submit a narrative statement covering each of the ECQs. Narratives should be limited to no more than 2 pages per each ECQ for a total of 10 pages. For detailed information on submitting the ECQs, please review OPM's Guide to the Senior Executive Service Qualifications. OPM Candidate Development Program (CDP) graduates, current career SES members or former career SES members who are eligible for reinstatement to a career-reserved position need not submit an ECQ statement. ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): All applicants must submit a narrative statement specifically addressing each of the following Technical Qualifications. Narratives should be limited to no more than two pages per each factor for a total of 6 pages. Applicants will be evaluated against each of these factors: 1. Demonstrated executive level experience in managing operations that perform a full range of highly complex professional audit, accounting, or audit advisory services. 2. Comprehensive knowledge of Federal Government or other large private organizations' professional auditing standards, principles and practices for conducting highly complex audits. 3. Extensive experience in communicating clearly and effectively both orally and in writing, with strong interpersonal skills in order to represent the Agency to meet and deal effectively with all levels of management in the Federal Government or large private/corporate/industry organizations, Defense Contractors, or variety of external organizations. DoD Joint Enterprise-Wide Experience Statement: In addition, DoD requires the Enterprise Perspective. The applicant must have the ability to apply a broad point of view and an understanding of individual or organizational responsibilities in relation to DoD or government-wide strategic priorities. Executives must demonstrate ability to work with internal and external partners to support national security objectives. This perspective is typically gained through a variety of diverse work experiences. A separate narrative statement is not required. This information should be embedded within your application package. Education 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."). Financial Management (FM) Certification Program: As a condition of employment, the selectee must meet the requirements of the DoD Financial Management (FM) Certification Program. The FM Certification Program is a course- and experience-based program consisting of three certification levels. Level 3 certification must be completed within two years of the selectee's employment start date. Also, this position is covered by the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) as a critical acquisition position Level III and acquisition position career category, Auditing. Security Clearance Security Requirements: Critical Sensitive. Selectee must be able to acquire and maintain a Top Secret clearance. Drug Testing: This is a drug testing designated position. You must pass a drug test before your assignment to thisposition and you will be subject to random drug testing subsequent to your assignment. Additional Information For benefits information, please see employment and Benefits at: 1. This is a Tier 1 position. The salaries for positions found in the Tier 1 structure range from $171,268 to $195,000. 2. OPM Candidate Development Program (CDP) graduates and current Career SES members need only to address the technical qualifications and need not respond to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). 3. You will be required to serve a one year probationary period unless you have previously completed the probationary period. 4. You will be paid by direct deposit to a financial organization. 5. Selectee will be required to file an annual financial disclosure statement, form OGE-278. 6. Some travel of all modes of transportation within Continental United States is required. 7. Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt 8. Bargaining Unit Position: No 9. An essential element of the SES is mobility across geographic, organizational, and functional lines. Individuals selected for SES positions may be subject to reassignment, which requires you to be mobile. All new appointed Career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights Obligation Agreement as a condition of employment into the SES. 10. Security Requirements: Critical Sensitive. 11. Veterans' preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service. 12. Permanent Change of Station Cost: Moving expenses may be authorized. 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