This position is located in the Accounting Operations Division, Coast Guard Finance Center (FINCEN). As a Supervisory Accounting Technician, this position serves as a first line supervisor in an organization charged with payment of bills and maintaining accounting records.
Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:
- Planning and directing work through Lead Technicians, setting short-term priorities, balancing work between units, and assuring quality and quantity of work is maintained.
- Applying experienced knowledge of accounting principles, appropriation law, procurement regulations and other regulatory guidance to the accounting/transaction document.
- Reconciling and interpreting complex data and data elements from computer screens, printouts, or manual reports to source records (electronic and/or paper copy) and makes complex adjustments as determined necessary.
- Responding to a wide variety of routine, unusual and complex questions generated from a large and diverse customer base.
- Supervising the maintenance of records/files/batches to substantiate, track, and/or reconciling inputted documents.
NOTE: This announcement, which closes on Feb 09, 2023, has the following cut-off dates: Oct 30, Nov 29, Dec 29, Jan 28, and Feb 09, 2023.
Applications received by 11:59EST on Feb 09, 2023 will be reviewed for consideration and those deemed 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.RequirementsConditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
- A one-year Supervisory 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.QualificationsTo qualify for the GS-09 level:
Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-08
grade level in the federal sector. 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.Examples of specialized experience include the following:
- Maintaining and aging accounts payable and accounts receivable;
- Processing payment vouchers and supporting documents;
- Applying accounting principles, appropriation law, and procurement regulations at work;
- Establishing priorities for projects/assignments;
- Monitoring accounting transactions, and performing examination, audits, interpretations for unusually, difficult and complex reconciliation.
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.This is a supervisory position, under provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
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