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Job Title:Accountant

Department:National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities

Agency:National Endowment for the Arts

Job Announcement Number:NEA-CC-13-755518 (DEU)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,209.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, October 01, 2012 to Friday, October 05, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0510-07/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Endowment for the Arts, an independent Federal agency and the official arts organization for the United States government, supports the advancement of artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation. We are motivated by the vision of a Nation in which the arts enrich the lives of all Americans and enhance the livability of communities. If you share our vision, please consider joining us.

This position is located in the Finance Division, Office of the Deputy Chairman for Mangagement & Budget, Washington, DC.

 

This position is being advertised concurrently with NEA-CC-13-756568 (MP), using Merit Promotion procedures.

 

If you are a status applicant (current permanent Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with competitive reinstatement eligibility), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.

 

This is a great opportunity to join a mission-driven organization with a generous benefits package; paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, health and life insurance, and excellent retirement package.

 

Salary Information:  GS-07: $42,209 - $54,875 per annum.

                              GS-09: $51,630 - $67,114 per annum.

First time hires to the Federal government salaries are normally set at the beginning of the salary range listed.

 

Visit our website at http://www.arts.gov for more information about the NEA.

 

The following link will provide information on how to prepare a resume for Federal positions http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc.

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Relocation expenses ARE NOT authorized
  • Suitable for Federal employment; determined by a background investigation
  • This position does not require travel
  • Males born after 12-31-59 MUST be registered for Selective Service

DUTIES:

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The Accountant will be responsible for the following tasks:

·        Obligate administrative orders, each according to its specific requirements.  Verify that appropriate approval is granted, and the funding and coding is valid.

·        Prepare invoices for payment in the Oracle Delphi system, each type of document according to its specific requirements; ensure that obligations are matched and coding is appropriate; approvals are received and funding is available before submitting to Certifying Officer.

·        Ensure that all payments made have been “Treasury Confirmed” in Delphi  Research Treasury’s canceled payments, contacts payee for corrected bank information, ensure that system and all related parties are properly updated “recertified payments” are made.

·        Works closely with other offices to monitor and reconcile obligation document closeouts.

·        Issue travel charge cards, oversee cardholder activity, maintain records and prepare calendar year and fiscal year reporting of various travel requirements.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree in 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. OR a 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. Background must include one of the following:

1. 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;

2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;

In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements above, applicants must meet the minimum requirements listed below:

For the GS-7 Position: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-05). Examples of this specialized experience include validating accounting codes on obligations and invoices, ensuring that all approvals are provided; matching payment requests to their obligating documents; maintaining Excel spreadsheet logs for tracking documents; posting transactions to an accounting system and verifying balances.

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience:

OR

Superior Academic Achievemen (S.A.A.):

S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. For more information click the link below and go to section 4F http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp

OR

1 year of progressively higher graduate education. GRADUATE EDUCATION: One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement.

OR

A combination of Specialized experience and graduate level education as described above.

 

For the GS-9 Position: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-07). Examples of this specialized experience include experience reconciling a variety of finance accounts for completeness, accuracy and compliance with laws, regulations and policies; providing technical assistance to vendors or staff; creating reports using Word, Excel, Access or other software; and monitoring financial data integrity with recommendations for resolving financial issues to a supervisor.

OR

2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or master’s or equivalent graduate degree. GRADUATE EDUCATION: One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement.

OR

A combination of specialized experience and graduate level education as described above.

 

Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by  Friday, October 05, 2012.   

 

If this position requires specific course work to quality, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you ARE required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or list of completed course work, which includes semester hours earned and/or grade received, by Friday, October 05, 2012 or you will be disqualified from further consideration.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree in 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. OR a 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. Background must include one of the following:

1. 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;

2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;

 

Foreign Education:  You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp. 

 

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics:

·         Technology Application & Management

·         Problem Solving

·         Interpersonal Skills

·         Attention to Detail

·         Communication

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your online questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of two categories:  Best Qualified and Highly Qualified. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.  The online questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.


BENEFITS:

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The NEA offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal emplyees at http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc



OTHER INFORMATION:

Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation of management to promote the employee selected at some future date.

Males born after 12-31-1959 MUST be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see – http://www.sss.gov/).

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration.  The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station.  To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority of this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.

A background investigation will be required for this position.  Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

Veterans Preference: If claiming 5- point veteran preference you MUST submit a DD-214.  If you are claiming 10-point veteran preference you MUST submit an SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans’ Preference AND all other required documents in order to be granted the preference.  All documents must be received by Friday, October 05, 2012.  Additional information on veterans’ preference is available at:  http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

If you are selected for this Federal position, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.  Failure to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on the application may be grounds for not hiring you or dismissing you after you begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1001).

The application contains information subject the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a).  The information issued will be used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. Section 3302 and 3361.

Recruitment methods and selection procedures will based solely on merit after fair and open competition, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex,  national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual-orientation or age.

EEO Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps

Veterans Information: http://www.usajobs.gov/vi

Legal and Regulatory Guidance: http://www.usajobs.gov/lrg



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on the closing date of the announcement Friday, October 05, 2012.

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the online questionnaire.  Please ensure you click Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link http://www.usajobs.opm.gov

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete the cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy Identification Number 755518.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you are unable to apply online, you must FAX your resume, questionnaire, and supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX (https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf), document your responses to the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and use the official FAX cover sheet found at (http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf).  You must also cite the Vacancy Identification Number 755518.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1.    A complete Resume (which includes hours worked, starting/ending dates (month and year), and if Federal employment - series, pay plan and grade).

2.    A complete Online Questionnaire

3.  Other Supporting Documents:

·         College transcript(s), if qualifying on education

·         Veteran Documents, (if applicable, a DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter, etc.)

·         ICTAP/CTAP documents (if applicable)

·         Miscellaneous (as required by position)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Courtney Coffer
Phone: (202)682-5475
Fax: (202)682-5666
Email: COFFERC@ARTS.GOV
Agency Information:
National Endowment for the Arts
The Nancy Hanks Center
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 223
Washington, DC
20506 Fax: (202)682-5666

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  We will evaluate your resume and your responses to the online questionnaire to determine if you are among the Best Qualified for the position.  Candidate with the highest scores may be referred for further consideration.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.  If you are referred for further consideration you will be notified each time your name is sent to a hiring official.  You will receive notice via email, once the evaluation process is completed (generally 30-45 days).

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Job Announcement Number:

NEA-CC-13-755518 (DEU)

Control Number:

327801300