Accounting Technician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Posted
Dec 03, 2021
Closes
Dec 11, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Performs accounts receivable support functions for the patient account systems.
  • Responsible for posting of all contractual/adjustments related with payments, maintain files for posting, verify accuracy of payment, reviews and examines bill types of patient care to third party payers and reviews all remittance advices from third payer.
  • Enter payment date reflecting proper codes submitted by the third payer, reviews and verifies data as necessary upon entering into system.
  • Reconciles daily to ensure third payer remits are processed accurately, audit all documents received for completeness and accuracy and determine if payments are full or partial in accordance with policy and procedure.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual reconciliations of third party billing to assure collection, billed date and computerized reports are in balance, provides assistance with fund status updates and fiscal control.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Must pass pre-employment examination.
Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period
ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957 and seasonal influenza immunization is required for all staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.

COVID-19 vaccination is required for all selectees prior to entrance on duty.

Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/ .

You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.

Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
GS-06: One (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level.
GS-07: One (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 grade level.

Examples of Specialized Experience:
GS-06: Prepare invoices, bills, or vouchers for payment by reviewing the documents (purchase order, contract, blanket purchase agreement, call order, delivery tickets, etc.) to ensure they are authorized, obligated, charged to the correct appropriation, and supported by documentation; provide customer service for inquiries to payment status, customer accounts, and accounting procedures; work with subsystems related to payments including Secure Payment System (SPS) or related system, travel System, Accounts Payable system, and various queries to analyze payments.
GS-07: Verify correctness and accuracy of supporting documents when auditing all types of payment; resolve vendor inquiries about non-receipt of payment by utilizing automated system; coordinate manual Supplier Banking Information request and ensure suppliers are entered with a valid Registration; ensure that invoices are entered, matched to a purchase order/contract number, validated and initiated for invoice approval.

Specialized Experience --Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Applicants who have the 1 year of appropriate specialized experience, as indicated in the table, are not required by this standard to have general experience, education above the high school level, or any additional specialized experience to meet the minimum qualification requirements.

Time In Grade
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

There is no education requirement for this series/grade.

Additional information

Per IHS policy ( SGM 21-04 ) and E.O. 14043 , IHS selectees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entry on duty or have IHS approve a medical or religious exemption. If an exemption is approved then wearing a face mask is required. Regular testing for COVID-19 will be required for staff located in federally operated hospitals, health centers, and clinics. Your Human Resources Specialist will provide a list of documents acceptable as vaccination proof and instructions for submitting a request for a legally required exception, if needed.

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in a maximum telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to telework upon your appointment. As employees are permitted to return to the office, you may be required to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 30 calendar days of receiving notice to do so, even if your home/temporary telework site is located outside the local commuting area. Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the HHS Workplace Flexibilities policy.

Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 240 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.

Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.

This position has promotion potential to the GS-07 grade level. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and "Regulatory/Administrative" approval. Promotion to the next higher grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.

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