POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: 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 six hours of credit in business law. NOTE: The term "accounting" means "accounting or auditing" in this Series. Similarly, "accountant" is interpreted as "accountant or auditor." (You must provide copies of your official transcripts to support your Educational claims at the time of application.)
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: All on-board Series GS-0511 personnel must be certified at the next higher grade-level before being eligible for grade promotion to that level; and, must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. However, a new hire applicant must have competent experiences that are commensurate/equivalent to the comptroller business with demonstrated understandings of the complex principles and concepts defined by the Series GS-0511 position.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-12 Level - Must have at least 36 months of financial audit and/or performance audit experiences that led to objective and systematic examinations and resulted in independent assessments of the National Guard unit's performance, efficiency, organization, program, activity or function; an in-depth knowledge of auditing principles and procedures; experiences in audit preparations, planning, conducting, and reporting with a full-range of competencies in the auditing business that successfully accomplished intended purposes; met or exceeded operational efficiency; provided accurate, reliable, timely, and useful financial audit data; or demonstrated experiences in conducting audits that involved evaluating financial management in terms of economical use of property and personnel; other audit experiences included adherence to prescribed policies; effective control over expenditures, liabilities, revenues, and assets; proper accounting for resources and financial transactions; compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and precedent decisions; and compliance of agency accounting systems with generally accepted accounting principles and standards; specialized audit program experiences must include audit report preparations and oral presentations that involved significant audit findings and discovered conditions with cause and effect factors; researched recommendations for remedial actions, such as addressing methods for improving the use of funds and the identification of questionable costs; comprehensive understanding of the principles and concepts of the National Guard audit business program requirements; auditor experiences and training that demonstrated his or her abilities to lead, train subordinates, follow directions, read, retain, and comply with instructions, regulations, policies and procedures. As a condition of continued employment in the GS-0511-12 non-supervisory position, the employee must complete the higher financial management certification within 24 months of appointment to the position. GS-11 Level - Must have at least 24 months of auditing experiences and competencies that provided knowledge of auditing principles and procedures; excellent understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the National Guard audit business program requirements; demonstrated competencies to conduct audits in accordance with directives and policies; study and evaluate internal controls to determine the level of system reliability; and determine audit procedures needed to attain audit objectives in view of system reliability; experiences that concerned obtaining sufficient reliable evidence through inspection, observation, inquiries, and confirmation to provide a reasonable basis for an opinion in regard to the activity under examination; auditor experiences, to include examinations and tests that used statistical and/or judgmental sampling of financial records and management controls to determine the degree of efficiency, economy, and effectiveness in which the audited activities discharged their financial responsibilities, or to determine that the financial records were maintained in accordance with applicable regulations. An applicant's experiences and education must demonstrate his or her ability to follow directions, to read, retain, and understand a variety of instructions, regulations, policies and procedures. As a condition of continued employment in the GS-0511-11 position, the employee must complete the higher financial management certification within 24 months of appointment to the position.
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.
Verbiage displayed on your resume or application must contain your own words. You may refer to position descriptions, i.e. the general and specialized experience located within the vacancy announcement, to assist with describing work experiences; however, resumes or applications received in verbatim will not be considered. In your resume you will need to address the general and specialized experience listed below. Please use as much detail as needed, giving dates (months and years) of the experience, position title and how the experience was gained. This information is needed to determine if you are qualified for the position.
Positive Education Requirements: 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 six hours of credit in business law. NOTE: The term "accounting" means "accounting or auditing" in this Series. Similarly, "accountant" is interpreted as "accountant or auditor." (Note: You must provide copies of your official transcripts at the time of application.)
You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.
PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
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 specializes 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