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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Accounting Technician (DEU-HH)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-LC-DE-12-45

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$38,790.00 to $50,431.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 to Tuesday, October 09, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0525-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Boulder City, NV, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All United States Citizens and Nationals.

JOB SUMMARY:

Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. Visit: http://www.usbr.gov.

View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video/

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-LC-12-114, for status applicants.  If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

Reclamation is seeking an Accounting Technician.  You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

Would you enjoy ensuring the safe and efficient operation of Government facilities? 

Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization!

LOCATION:  Lower Colorado Region, Financial Management Office, Accounting Group, Boulder City, NV.

For living conditions go to: http://www.bcnv.org

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or National.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation.
  • You must apply online to be considered for this position.
  • You must meet specialized experience requirements (See Qualifications).

DUTIES:

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  • Reviews various accounting documents to verify accounting data and necessary entries. 
  • Prepares the required forms (such as standard vouchers) to enter data into Federal Financial System (FFS) computer system. 
  • Reviews records and source documents to identify the sources of discrepancies, determines appropriate action required for correction, and prepares entries for processing. 
  • Classifies accounting transactions for entry into the automated system, which includes verifying the accuracy and completeness of the accounting data, and determining the standard general ledger accounts, journals and subsidiary accounts affected, and the debit and credit entries to be made.
  • Reviews financial statements with final fiscal year reports. 
  • Checks that income and expense ledgers are closed to applicable cost authorities in permanent General Ledger. 
  • Prepares spreadsheets showing totals, differences and required entries. 
  • Ensures that balance sheets and trial balances agree with Summary Reports.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-07:  In order to qualify for the GS-07 grade level, your resume must reflect one year of specialized experience applying accounting principles, methods, procedures, and techniques to maintain and analyze accounts in a diversified accounting system; and preparing accounting information and recording it into an automated accounting system.


You must meet all qualification requirements, including any selective factors, by the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position.  If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories:  1)  Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified.  Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category.  The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Human Resources (HR) will review resumes 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 30 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" through your resume and responses to the online questions:

KSA 1.  Knowledge of accounting principles, methods, procedures, and techniques used in maintaining and analyzing all classes of accounts in an accounting system encompassing a number of diversified projects. 

KSA 2. Skill in the use of automated accounting systems, including inserting and retrieving information, generating reports, tracking transactions, and analyzing accounts. 

KSA 3. Knowledge of payroll terminology and procedures in order to process payroll information and correct errors in payroll data. 

Applicant's answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume.  Be sure that your resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants who exaggerate or falsify their experience and/or education may be removed from employment consideration.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

OTHER INFORMATION:

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.

Probationary Period:
 Placement in this position requires you to complete a one-year probationary period.

Optional Form 306 (OF-306): Before final selection, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. 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 you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

Background Investigation/Security Clearance:  If selected, you will be subject to a background investigation as a condition of placement/retention in this position.  A background investigation will be required for all new hires AND current employees who are not currently covered by a satisfactorily adjudicated Federal background investigation commensurate with the sensitivity designation of this position.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the side of any page.

This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html

As part of the online application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position. Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile - instructions provided during the online application process.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume that includes dates of employment, specifically years, months, and hours worked per week for each period of experience; an on-line assessment questionnaire; and the following supporting documents, as appropriate: 

CTAP/ICTAP:  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. 

Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you must provide a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD Form 214 (DD-214), member 4 copy, and you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your resume.  Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

  • For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
  • For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.

For information on veteran's eligibility visit:  http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp 

The following link provides general resume formatting instructions: http://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/g5000/ResumeFormat.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Holly Hill
Phone: 702-293-8016
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: hhill@usbr.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 61470
Attn: LC-5401
Boulder City, NV
89006-1470
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, resumes will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation, by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.

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Job Announcement Number:

BR-LC-DE-12-45

Control Number:

327407500