Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 10% for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Basic 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. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")
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 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 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 specified requirements.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must meet the specialized experience described below.
Specialized Experience: You must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-09 level in the Federal service or at an equivalent level. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) performing accounting work, including the maintenance of accounting records, preparation, analysis and interpretation of financial statements; prepares, completes and reviews monthly reconciliations and adjustments; reviewing accounting data for accuracy to ensure the integrity of the accounting system; monitoring financial logs to identify errors or trends; AND 2) knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to provide professional accounting services and assistance for structured and defined accounts, internal controls processes, and provide qualitative and quantitative analysis of accounting related transactions.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Applicants may substitute the following directly-related education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have 3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral 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.
Combination Education/Experience: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and graduate level education.Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. Only graduate level education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be combined with experience.
You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp.
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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: Due to the education requirement of this position, an unofficial transcript must be submitted at the time of application. If transcripts are not received, you will be rated as ineligible.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide unofficial transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
Only experience and/or education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more that 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specialized in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
Accreditation: Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/ and U.S. Department of Education website at http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Working for DoD OIG offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
Military retirees seeking to enter civil service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they are within 180 days following their official date of retirement (5 United States Code 3326.)
If applicable, you may apply under the appropriate Special Appointment Authority and be considered for non-competitive appointments.
Please see link for definitions of the Special Appointment Authorities: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp
Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): See Veterans Guide for definition. Submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (member 4) showing length of active duty, character of service, and type of discharge.
Disabled Veterans: See Veterans Guide for definition. Submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (member 4) showing length of active duty, character of service, and type of discharge, and a VA Certification Letter.
Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA): See Veterans Guide for definition. Submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (member 4) showing length of active duty, character of service and type of discharge and, if needed, a VA Certification Letter. The VRA appointing authority can only be used for grades up to and including GS-11.
Military Spouse: Submit a copy of the spouse's PCS orders or VA certification of disability or death of service member, along with any other documentation proving eligibility such as a most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
Family Members Eligible under Executive Order 12721: Submit a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, from the position and any other documentation proving eligibility.
Interchange Agreement: Submit a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, from the position and any other documentation proving eligibility.
Schedule A: Submit proof of disability in the form of written certification from a licensed medical professional, OR a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, OR any Federal agency, State agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
Reemployed Annuitants: DoD policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): Applicants must be well-qualified, which is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position established by the Best Qualified category definition.
Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirement listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the best qualified candidates, you will be referred to the hiring official for employment consideration.
All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the following competencies:
Concepts, Policies and Principles
Concepts, Policies, and Principles of Accounting
Financial Management Systems
Preview the assessment questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10494494