The Reimbursable and Funds Control Team, Financial Services Branch (Code 155) within the Regional Finance Office (RFO) is seeking an highly motivated Accountant to join their team. The primary purpose of this position is to support the business processes and systems which are essential for the execution and processing of reimbursable, accounts receivable, and funds distribution activities for Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).
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Please list your General Schedule (GS) equivalency on your resume for every federal position you have held.
Please include a list of coursework and current/final GPA in your resume.
U.S. citizenship is required.
Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs.
For GS-7, one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-5), which has equipped you with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above; OR 1 year of graduate education; OR Superior Academic Achievement.
At the GS-7 grade level, specialized experience is defined as experience with reimbursable, accounts receivable and funds distribution accounting functions. In addition, experience interpreting and applying pertinent regulations; reviewing data, issues, and information.
For additional information on the Superior Academic Achievement provision go to https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4
For GS-9, one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-7), which has equipped you with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above, OR 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.
At the GS-9 grade level, specialized experience is defined as analyzing, reconciling and recording reimbursable accounting transactions using an automated accounting system.
. In addition, has experience applying accounting principles and procedures when reviewing and reconciling reimbursable, accounts receivable, and funds distribution accounting transactions.
To be creditable, graduate education must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
This position is being announced in conjunction with a Merit Promotion vacancy announcement number GS17C0123. Current and former Federal employees, disabled Veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities wishing to be considered under merit promotion procedures may apply. Only one position will be filled as a result of these two vacancy announcements.
To receive consideration, your resume MUST contain your complete degree information (i.e., type of degree-received, year degree received, and major area of study). If you have received a degree in Computer Science, you MUST list all courses you have taken which meet the education requirements as stated in the qualification requirements section as well as the semester hours awarded. You MUST include the descriptive title, course code, and number of semester/quarter hours. (i.e., CMSC-435-Software Engineering, 3 Semester hours) If this information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately evaluated and you may lose consideration for this position. Please note that degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position. If you are selected for this position, you will have to provide an official copy of your transcripts prior to entering on duty.
You may reference the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) website for additional information regarding the General Schedule Qualification Standards, Accounting Series, 0510, Individual Occupational Requirements -> https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/accounting-series-0510/
The basic education requirements for this position includes a degree in accounting or a related field (such as business administration, finance, public administration) that includes 24 semester hours of accounting (may include 6 hours in business law) OR a combination of education and experience, education and training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses or a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.
Your resume MUST include degree information. Applicants who wish to qualify based on holding 24 semester hours (may include 6 hours in Business Law) in accounting MUST list all courses which meet the education requirements for the 510 series. You must include the descriptive title, course code, and number of semester, quarter or classroom hours (i.e., ACC-101-Prin of Accounting, 3 semester hours). If this
information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately evaluated and you may lose consideration for the position. If you are selected for this position, you will have to provide an official copy of your transcripts prior to entering on duty.
Any applicant tentatively selected for this position may be required to undergo a pre-employment background investigation. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.
As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. In order to receive preference in hiring, you must clearly identify your claim for veterans preference on your resume.
NASA's Applicant Guide provides the information needed to assist you in determining whether or not you can claim 5 or 10 point veterans preference. You should not submit documents to prove your eligibility for veterans preference at this time. However, you must be prepared to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form) as requested by the Human Resources Office. Veterans preference will only be considered based on what is supported For instance, if you claim 10-point preference, but are only able to document 5-point preference, you will be considered accordingly. If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.
Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of it at the time you apply.
Fair Employment Opportunities for Applicants
NASA Credit for National Service
Identification of promotion potential in this position does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher level duties.
The payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
NASA uses an automated system (Resumix) that matches the competencies extracted from your resume to the competencies identified by the selecting official for the position. Based on the competencies you match, you are placed in one of three categories identified as 90, 80, or 70 pt. quality categories, which are defined as:
90 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and has experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.
80 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.
70 pt. Category - Fails to meet criteria described in the 80 pt. category.
Additional application guidance is available in NASA's Applicant Guide.
Information for Veterans: The Category Rating Process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed at the top of the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.
For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality category are considered well-qualified