Accountant GS-0510-12/13 (LL-MPP)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Aug 23, 2019
Closes
Aug 31, 2019
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as an Accountant You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while providing professional accounting services to the Bureau of Reclamation.

LOCATION: Bureau of Reclamation; Policy Administration & Budget, Program and Budget, Policy Integration & Execution Office; Washington D.C.

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Responsibilities

-Recommending adaptation of established procedures to eliminate problems or to improve the operations under study.

-Planning and conducting financial management studies that involve the analysis of interrelated administrative processes; e.g., budgetary, financial, procurement and property management functions.

-Reviewing and analyzing financial reports generated by the financial system, identifying problems and discrepancies, and determining if adjustments or corrections are required.

-Analyzing processing flows, integration of external system interfaces and internal system modules.

-Participating in the preparation of recurring financial management reports, statements, and supporting justifications by performing problem analysis, documentation and adapting financial management procedures to satisfy report requirements.

-Reviewing and evaluating financial systems for effectiveness of internal controls and integrity of the organization's financial information; Reviewing data in reports and financial statements and identifying abnormal trends and control weaknesses.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship or U.S. National.
  • Suitable for Federal Employment, determined by background investigation.
  • You must submit resume and supporting documentation.
  • You must meet specialized experience requirements.
  • For Veterans consideration, submit required document(s).


You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective factors, by the closing date of this announcement.

TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).

Qualifications

All applicants must possess one year of specialized experience. To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined below:

GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples include experience with the application of accounting theory, concepts, principles, and practices; experience in planning and completing accounting assignments; experience working collaboratively in a team environment; experience in preparing oral and written communications; and experience with the processing of accounting transactions; general ledger analysis and reconciliation related to allocation of costs; reconciliation of personal property and processing of reimbursable activity and eliminations

GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Government. Specialized experience for this position includes senior experience in the application of accounting theory, concepts, principles, and practices; experience in planning and completing accounting assignments; experience working collaboratively in a team environment; provides expert advice to program officials, accountants, financial analysts, and other specialists on the interpretation of accounting and financial regulations; experience in preparing oral and written communications; and experience with the processing of accounting transactions; general ledger analysis and reconciliation related to allocation of costs; reconciliation of personal property and processing of reimbursable activity and eliminations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must first meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements listed below:
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.")
or

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 oneof the following:

Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or

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 non conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

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 directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Additional information

--The Bureau of Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

--This position is designated as a NON-SENSITIVE position. It requires a fully completed and favorable adjudicated Low Risk Background Investigation (T1 (NACI)) that is current. This is a condition of employment.

--Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit: http://www.sss.gov .

--Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) if applicable, to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Applicants determined best qualified will be referred to the selecting official.

Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) through your resume and responses to the online questions.

--Ability to work with a team, including the ability to plan and schedule work.

--Knowledge of accounting theories, practices, methods, and techniques.

--Ability to define and streamline processes, produce results and direct and develop team members.

--Knowledge of, and skill in applying, appropriation laws, financial regulations, Comptroller General decisions, and policies pertaining to government accounting principles and concepts.

--Ability to serve as an accountant responsible for covering financial operations.

--Skill in and ability to interpret and apply directives, guides, report systems, and precedents to a variety of accounting transactions and to work with others to determine appropriate methods of implementation.

Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months, schedule, i.e. hours worked, and grade if federal employment), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:

--SF-50, NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION: Status applicants (transfer, reassignment, reinstatement, promotion, etc.) MUST submit a copy of their SF-50s, verifying all of the following: highest rate of pay held, the full performance grade level obtained or competed for, and documentation of your current career or career-conditional status in the competitive service (Tenure 1 or 2) for which you are claiming eligibility. This could result in more than one SF-50 to be submitted. FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN SF-50 VERIFYING STATUS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. DO NOT SUBMIT AWARD SF-50s.

--CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

--For candidates eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) you must submit the appropriate DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) documenting your eligibility.

--For information on veteran's eligibility visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/ .

--SPECIAL NON-COMPETITIVE APPOINTING AUTHORITIES: For more information on special non-competitive appointing authorities visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/hiring-authorities/

Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) Eligibles: If you are a current or former land management agency appointee - you must provide documentation to verify eligibility as follows: a) A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that reflects having initially been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited (temporary/term) appointment; b) A copy of SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action(s), that reflect having served under one (1) or more time-limited (temporary/term) appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of two (2) or more years; and (c) A copy of your Performance Appraisal Plan and/or Supervisor Memorandum that reflects having performed at an acceptable level during each period of service. To be considered under LMWFA, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For more information on LMWFA, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/land-management/

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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