DON RECENT GRADUATE PROGRAM (ACCOUNTANT)
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This is a recruitment for individuals that will be placed in the Financial Management Career Program (FMCP). The FMCP is a management-training program including structured education, diverse rotational assignments, and extensive on-the-job training.
Locality payment will be added to the base salary as follows: Corona, CA 29.65%; Mechanicsburg, PA 15.63%; Norfolk, VA 15.06%; Panama City, FL 15.06%; Portsmouth, VA 15.06%; San Diego, CA 26.98%; Washington DC 27.10%; Keyport, WA 24.24%; Dahlgreen, VA 27.10%.
The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions. This position is subject to the hiring freeze. Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.
- Occasional Travel
- Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.
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.
ELIGIBILITY: Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.
BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR ACCOUNTANTS: The basic education requirement for Accountants can be found at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/accounting-series-0510/
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR GS-07:
Completion of a Bachelor's degree that meets the requirements for Superior Academic Achievement through the following method (choose only one). No more than 10% of academic credit can be based on pass/fail or similar non-traditional grading systems.
· 2.95 GPA overall or higher or in last 2 years (= or less than 10% Pass/Fail)
· 3.45 GPA or higher in major or in last 2 years in major (= or less than 10% Pass/Fail)
· Upper 1/3 ranking in graduating class (you must submit proof with your application)
· National Scholastic Honor Society. Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision. (You must submit proof with your application)
OR Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the federal service performing each of the following tasks: 1) operating accounting systems to analyze and record costs, 2) interpreting accounting data, records and reports concerning financial management matters, and assessing accounting processes and systems. NOTE: this information must be supported in your resume to be considered for this position.
OR Education: One full academic year of graduate education (18 semester hours) in a field that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform successfully the duties of this position. (you must submit proof with your application.)
OR Combination of Education and Experience: Applicants that possess a percentage of the required specialized experience and a percentage of the required graduate level of education such that , when the percentages of the required graduate education and specialized experience are added together, they equal 100%. (Only graduate education and only specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 or higher is creditable.)
This is a Financial Management Level I certified position per the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, Section 1599d. This certification level must be achieved within prescribed timelines. Certification requirements are outlined in the DoD Instruction 1300.26 available at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/130026_dodi_2017.pdf
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.
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) in your resume. 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, please visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
DEGREE AUDITS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTE FOR TRANSCRIPTS.
IF SELECTED, AN OFFICIAL/SEALED TRANSCRIPT WILL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO AN APPOINTMENT DATE BEING ESTABLISHED.
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.
Selectee must sign a mobility agreement to accept relocation to other geographic locations if required by the employer. By signing the agreement, you should be available to change your duty station and residence to any location in the United States during the 26-month period of training. Failure to agree to mobility agreement will result in revocation of a position offer.
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.