Accountant

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Springfield, Virginia
Posted
Mar 19, 2018
Closes
Mar 19, 2018
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Security Investigation
  • SPECIAL INFO:
    As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.

    - U.S. Citizenship Required
    - Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)
    - Polygraph Test Required
    - Position Subject to Drug Testing
    - Two Year Probationary Period
    - Direct Deposit Required

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
    You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

    Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.


    NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.

    This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in our ERecruit application.

    MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement: 1) Knowledge of budgetary and proprietary accounting, including practical experience utilizing the United States Standard General Ledger (USSGL) to analyze financial data; 2) Ability to research, interpret and apply Federal financial accounting standards (i.e., U.S. GAAP); Department of Defense (DoD) Financial Management Regulations, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars and guidance (including Circulars A-123 and A-136); and Department of Treasury guidance; 3) Ability to apply critical thinking to identify, document and resolve complex accounting, financial reporting, system and/or business process issues; and 4) Experience in effectively communicating and working in a team environment to accomplish assigned tasks. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration, or a related field that included, or was supplemented by, at least 24 semester hours of coursework in Accounting. The 24 semester hours may include up to 6 semester hours of credit in business law. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework in any area listed in option A, or a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination, plus experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester hours of college work is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -OR- C. Combination of Education and Experience: Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of 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 specified requirements.

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

    1) Experience preparing and/or reviewing federal financial statements and trial balances; 2) Preparation of budgetary execution reports (e.g., SF-133, Report on Budget Execution; AR(M)1002, Appropriation Status by Program and SubAccounts); 3) Preparation of Agency Financial Reports or Performance and Accountability Reports; 4) Certifications such as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Defense Financial Manager, Certified Government Financial Manager or DoD Financial Management Certification Level II.

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

    Applicants are NOT required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. THE COVER LETTER IS RECOMMENDED BUT IS NOT REQUIRED FOR EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION WITH THE NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.

    APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages:

    1) All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria,
    2) Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates,
    3) Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process.

    Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted.

    As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.

    In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

    All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.

    NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at recruitment@nga.mil. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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