Supervisory Systems Accountant

Washington D.C.
Jul 10, 2017
Jul 25, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!

This position is located with the Department of Justice, Debt Collection Management Staff, Debt Accounting Operations Group. The Debt Collection Management Staff (DCM) provides the operational, litigation support, policy and client support services, training, and reporting needed to facilitate the collection of debts owed to the United States Government. The mission of DCM is to advise the Controller and other Department of Justice officials on financial, legal, administrative, and policy issues associated with the formulation, development, and execution of policies and program required to fulfill the Department's debt collection responsibilities.

The incumbent of this position serves as the Deputy Chief, Operations and Support, and reports to the Chief, Debt Accounting Operations Group.

  • Not Required

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Must complete a Background Investigation to include drug testing
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
  • May require completion of one year Supervisory Probationary Period
  • Basic Education Requirement:
    A. Degree: 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.
    B. Combination of education and experience: 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 also 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;
    2) A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through a written examination; or
    3) Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semesters hours, but that 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; (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 specific requirements.

    Specialized Experience:
    You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you meet the following qualification requirement:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in federal service that demonstrates your ability to : 1) Apply practices, policies and regulations related to accounting. 2. Provide advice and guidance to staff related to work and administrative matters. 3. Provide for control and oversight of Information Technology (IT) contract services.

    All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see


    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at

    All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.

    YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire. Failure to provide support may result in an ineligible rating. Your latest resume submitted for this vacancy announcement will be used to determine qualifications and supersedes previous submissions.

    YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement if you are using experience to meet all or part of the qualification requirements. Please ensure that your resume includes the month and year that you began and ended each position held or that position will not be credited toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Failure to provide details will result in an ineligible rating.

    Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
    This is a supervisory position. A probationary period is required before initial appointment as a supervisor or manager becomes final.

    Public Trust - Background Investigation


    - Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
    -Monitors the daily operations of the Operations and Support to ensure disbursement functions are accurately and efficiently handled.
    -Formulates and develops guidelines for agency-wide accounting/auditing programs.
    -Leads the requirements analysis and design of accounting system enhancements and/or modifications.
    -Leads the review of directives related to legal debt disbursement and accounting processes issued by DOJ components.
    -Ensures that the general ledger is maintained and accurate.
    -Conducts analysis on verification/reconciliation of accounting data and cash account balances with those maintained by Treasury.
    -Ensures prompt disbursements of amounts collected to referring agencies and non-federal entities.
    -Ensures that obligations incurred and resulting in expenditure of funds are in accordance with pertinent laws and regulations.
    -Provides technical advice, assistance and training to operating personnel on accounting/reporting related procedures.
    -Analyzes financial data reflected in various reports and the general and subsidiary ledgers.
    -Conducts analysis and investigations to resolve unusual and complex accounting problems.

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