Student Trainee (Accountant) GS-0599-5/7 Pathways Intern with Security Clearance

Federal Internships
Alexandria, VA
Feb 22, 2021
Feb 24, 2021
Full Time
Duties Summary This is an opportunity under the Internship Program component of the Pathways Programs. The Internship Program provides students enrolled in high schools, colleges, trade schools and other qualifying educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while completing their education. Veteran's Preference will be applied in filling positions under the Pathways Programs. This is a Student Trainee (Accountant) GS-0599-5/7. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities This position is located in the Office of Budget, Finance and Awards Management, Division of Financial Management, Accounting Operations Branch, Financial Statements Section or General Ledger Analysis Section. Duties include the following: * Monitors the daily operations of the accounting system including transaction inputs, updates, edits and corrections. * Determines whether accounting transactions are consistent with prescribed coding and that transactions are processed in accordance with policy and guidance. * Prepares both internal and external financial reports requiring accounting knowledge of the NSF and its programs and operations. * Assists in the development of detailed reports, recommendations, and briefing materials. Assists in the presentation of briefings to senior managers. * Participates under the supervision of senior management in troubleshooting and problem solving fiscal matters. * Gathers, assesses, and analyzes data, in order to research electronic data and identify information concerning trend analysis on administrative or operational functions in the division. COMPETENCIES * Accounting and Financial Management * Data and Financial Analysis * Written Communication * Oral Communication * Representation and Team Collaboration Travel Required Not required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 09 * Job family (Series) 0599 Financial Management Student Trainee * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale * Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt * Background investigation * You must be taking at least a half-time course load., It is NSF policy that NSF personnel employed at or IPAs detailed to NSF are not permitted to participate in foreign government talent recruitment programs. Failure to comply with this NSF policy could result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from Federal Service or termination of an IPA assignment and referral to the Office of Inspector General. Foreign Talent Definitions Eligible students must be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited academic institution & maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher. Students may be hired for Internship positions at any time during the year, & may work full-time or part-time based on office needs. Students will be on indefinite appointments during their period of eligibility under the Internship Program. Interns will be required to sign an agreement that outlines the parameters of the Internship Program. The Internship Program allows students an opportunity to be converted non-competitively to a career-conditional or term position once the student completes all requirements of the Internship Program. Noncompetitive conversion to a permanent or term position is NOT guaranteed. The Intern's eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that the agency will opt for conversion. Interns may be required to submit updated transcripts and proof of enrollment upon selection. From the closing date of this vacancy announcement, applicants MUST have at least one year remaining in their required coursework for completion of their degree. Experience refers to paid & unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) & other organizations (eg, professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills & can provide valuable training & experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. You must answer all job-related questions in the eRecruit questionnaire. All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full /blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position. This position is in the bargaining unit. Qualifications To qualify at the GS-5 level, you must have at least three years of progressive work experience, one year of which is equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal service. Examples of this experience may include: responsibility for identifying problems, gathering data, and recognizing solutions; planning and organizing work; and communicating orally and in writing; OR Have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university; OR Possess a combination of post high school education and work experience that in combination meet the requirements for this position. To qualify at the GS-7 level you must have one of the following: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include: gathering, extracting, evaluating, and consolidating data in the formulation of reports; assisting senior analysts in the preparation of program reports; performing basic research of laws and regulations; and participating as a team member to complete special projects; OR One full year of graduate level education; OR A Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement - that is one of the following: In the upper one-third of your graduating class; OR a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0 as recorded on your official transcript, OR based on courses completed during your final 2 years; OR A combination of post high school education and experience that combined meet the qualification requirements for this position. In addition to meeting the requirements described above, you must meet one of the following basic education requirements for accountant positions to qualify at the GS-05 or GS-07 levels: 1. A degree from an accredited college or university in accounting and/or auditing or in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. This may include up to 6 semester hours of credit in business law; OR 2. A combination of education and experience that includes 4 years of experience in accounting or a combination of accounting experience, college level education, and training and included one of the following: 1) 24 semester hours in appropriate accounting or auditing courses (can include semester 6 hours of business law); 2) certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, from a written exam; 3) degree that included substantial accounting or auditing courses, (ie,15 or more semester hours), but less than 24 semester hours and have worked successfully at the full-working level in accounting, auditing, or a related field and a panel of at least 2 higher level professional accountants or auditors have determined that you demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and related fields. Your application package must include proof of meeting educational requirements. Education Education may be substituted for experience as described in "Qualifications." All Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accredited institutions recognized by the US Department of Education. Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: Accreditation . PLEASE NOTE: Certificate program is defined as post-secondary education in a qualifying educational institution equal to at least one academic year of full-time study that's part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum. Additional information Relocation expenses will NOT be paid. This announcement is open to (All US Citizens OR current NSF employees) who meet citizenship and eligibility requirements. Federal Appropriations Law requires that Non-Citizens meet certain eligibility criteria to be considered. Therefore, Non-Citizens must certify eligibility by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. Non-citizens who do not provide the affidavit at the time of application will not be considered. Non-citizens may NOT be converted to competitive service appointments. This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation. NSF has determined that all of its positions are eligible for telework. Work suitable for telework depends on job duties; therefore, employees must receive approval from their supervisor for telework and have a telework agreement in place. Entering into a telework agreement is voluntary. The Selected Candidate(s) may be subject to a background investigation. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): ICTAP and CTAP provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP or CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP or CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instr

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