Accounting Technician, GS-0525-05/06/07

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Chesapeake, Virginia
Posted
Sep 30, 2022
Closes
Oct 07, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

This position is located in the United States, Finance Center Chesapeake, VA. You will be responsible for providing accounting support for a variety of complex accounts.

Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include
  • Establishing and maintaining control and subsidiary accounts for most or all types of classes which are inter-related, require extensive supporting schedules and analyses, involve extensive subdivisions with intermediate summary ledgers, and require frequent and varied adjustments, balancing and reconciling.
  • Reviewing, analyzing, classifying, and reconciling transactions, and commitment and obligation documents, traces, researches, and resolves discrepancies, reconciles accounts and prepares trial balances or schedules.
  • Reviewing and analyzing reports/listings, classifies errors, takes corrective action to balance reports/listings, and verifies corrected copy, determines all transactions are properly processed and that total activity agrees with pre-determined control totals.
  • Reviewing unliquidated obligation and back-up files, may liquidate obligations when notified of receive of goods/services, may be required to reconcile accounts and adjust them to reflect outstanding balances.
  • Providing technical guidance to lower graded Accounting Technician or train Accounting Clerks and Technicians in operating procedures, policies, and regulations.

NOTE: This announcement, which closes on Mar 06, 2023, has the following cut-off dates: Oct 06, Nov 05, Dec 05, Jan 04, Feb 03, and Mar 06, 2023.

Applications received by 11:59EST on March 06, 2023 will be reviewed for consideration and those de1med qualified in accordance with merit promotion procedures will be referred to management for consideration. Applications received after the initial cut-off date will be considered as needed.

If no selections are determined to be made as the announcement closing approaches, the announcement may be extended to obtain additional candidates and a new closing date will be established and posted on USAJOBS.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires a Minimum Background Investigation (MBI).
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • A one year probationary period may be required.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures. Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.

Qualifications

GS-5: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include: Reconciling monthly register printouts with individual accounting transaction listings; initiating, coding and processing accounting adjustments to transfer charges and achieve proper accounting effect on erroneously recorded disbursement documents, progress payments, discounts, etc. in ledgers. OR 4 full years of education above high school level for which high school graduation or the equivalent was a prerequisite; OR a combination of appropriate post high school education and specialized experience that together meet the qualification requirements of the position to be filled.

GS-6: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include: Analyzing error listings, isolating sources of error, making corrective entries and reprocessing accounting transactions; computing transportation charges and discounts, and total amount for vouchers and initiating adjustments; reconciling listing of accounts payable with general ledger, researching discrepancies and initiating adjustment actions. OR at least 1/2 year of appropriate graduate level education in a field of study directly related to the work of the position to be filled; OR a combination of appropriate specialized experience and appropriate graduate level education that together meet the qualification requirements for the position to be filled.

GS-7: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include: validating, monitoring, and maintaining accounting transactions and records for multiple accounts; reconciling subsidiary ledgers to general ledgers of accounts having a variety of transactions, researching discrepancies and making adjustments; maintaining control and subsidiary accounts and processing transactions for a wide variety of functions. OR One year of appropriate graduate level education in a field of study directly related to the work of the position to be filled; OR a combination of appropriate specialized experience and appropriate graduate level education beyond the first 1/2 year of progressive graduate study that together meet the qualification requirements for the position to be filled.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.

The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Education

This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Additional information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

If selection is made below the full performance level, the incumbent may be promoted up to the target grade without further competition, if all legal and regulatory requirements are met and when recommended by the supervisor. However, promotion to the full performance level is not guaranteed and is dependent on successful performance at the lower grade level(s).

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6291. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation