ACCOUNTANT

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 23, 2017
Closes
Oct 31, 2017
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed

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:
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  • 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.

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. 

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.

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-14 Requirements: 

Applicants must also possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 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:  reviewing, analyzing, and auditing a wide variety of accounting and/or financial systems and documentation required to prepare, validate and analyze financial statements, records, and reports.

 

GS-15 Requirements: 

Applicants must also possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 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) reviewing, analyzing, and auditing a wide variety of accounting and/or financial systems and documentation required to prepare, validate and analyze financial statements, records, and reports; AND 2) providing senior-level professional accounting, finance and reporting services and management advice to independently negotiate solutions to complex issues related to operational accounting and finance work.

 

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/

 

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.

 

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

 

This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Recruitment incentives may or may not be authorized.

Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.

The promotion potential of positions will vary based on the vacancy being filled.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Federal Annuitant Information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.  Policy information may be found at:

http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible: 

Current DON Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) Eligible: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the well-qualified category or higher.  For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: 

http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/ICTAP_Statement.pdf

Veteran’s Preference Information:

http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/Vet_%20Preference_Statement.pdf

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

 

 

When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability.

You will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:

Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.

Well Qualified-Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.

Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.

 

 

 

 

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