ACCOUNTANT

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Nov 10, 2016
Closes
Sep 30, 2017
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT.  The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions.  This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.

This is a public notice announcement; under this recruitment procedure, each location/installation identified in this public notice will make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration. NOTE: Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants who apply to this announcement.

Multiple Positions may be filled through this announcement throughout the open period.

Vacancies from this announcement may be filled at the following grade levels: GS-09, GS-11, GS-12, GS-13. This announcement may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e. NH, NJ, NK).

Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule.

Pay will vary by geographic location.

Individuals selected for a career-conditional position will be removed from the inventory for positions in the same grade, series and promotion potential from which they were selected. Applicants rated ineligible need to reapply for further consideration.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses for candidates outside of the commuting area (i.e. PCS) are authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and Department of Navy Policy. Relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable command policy and available command funding.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.   Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.  If you are qualifying for the position with the substitution of education for experience, you must submit a copy of your transcript(s). 

 

Applicants must meet the following qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

 

Basic Requirements:

Applicants must have successfully completed a degree in 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 terms accounting and accountant should be interpreted as “accounting and/or auditing” and “accountant and/or auditor” respectively; OR a combination of education and experience of 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 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; OR2)A certificate as a 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 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; AND (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.

 

In addition to the basic requirement above, your resume must demonstrate the Minimum Requirement for the grade level listed below:

 

 

GS-09 Requirements:

Applicants must also possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector OR two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or master’s or equivalent graduate degree OR a combination of superior academic achievement and one year of professional engineering experience.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:  utilizing Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to provide professional accounting services and assistance for structured and defined accounts.

 

GS-11 Requirements: 

Applicants must also possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector OR possess three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:  1) utilizing Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to provide professional accounting services and assistance for structured and defined accounts; AND 2) interpreting and evaluating accounting and financial data.

 

GS-12 Requirements: 

Applicants must also possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:  1) utilizing Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to provide professional accounting services and assistance for structured and defined accounts; 2) interpreting and evaluating accounting and financial data; AND 3) providing technical accounting expertise to assist in the design, implementation and assessment of operating systems, procedures, or internal control processes.

 

GS-13 Requirements: 

Applicants must also possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:  1) utilizing Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to provide professional accounting services and assistance for structured and defined accounts; 2) interpreting and evaluating accounting and financial data; 3) providing technical accounting expertise to assist in the design, implementation and assessment of operating systems, procedures, or internal control processes; AND 4) analyzing accounting systems or modifying and adapting conventional accounting and analytical techniques to solve a variety of accounting problems.

 

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:  

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/accounting-series-0510/

 

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#GS-PROF

 

EDUCATION:

Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned).   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

 

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

 

As one part of the application process, you must complete and submit an assessment questionnaire. To preview the questionnaire and determine if you meet the minimum requirements of the position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID 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. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience.  Applicants should meet the DAWIA Certification requirements for this Career Field and be certified at Level II or Level III  at the time of application.  If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume. 

Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment.  Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

Positions filled from this announcement may or may not be supervisory.  Positions that are supervisory/managerial require that first time supervisors/managers complete a one-year trial/probationary period if not previously completed in a competitive or other excepted service position.

Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position.  Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal. 

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DUTIES:

Duties will vary based on Position Description and Grade Level.