All applicants must meet the basic 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 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.") OR 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. The applicant's background must also include one of the following: Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
All applicants must me basic requirement and specialized experience to qualify for the position.
1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience is defined as experience advising,m administering, supervising, leading, and performing professional financial, budget, or accounting work relating to the financial activities of an organization which included the design, development, operations, or inspection of accounting systems; the prescription of accounting standards, policies, and requirements; the examination, analysis, and interpretation of accounting data, records, or reports; and/or providing financial management advice and assistance to top management or other responsible high level officials. to be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower grade level.
Supervisory or Managerial Abilities:
Candidates must have demonstrated in their work experience or training that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision, as listed below.
For first level supervisory positions, ability to:
-Assign to and review work of subordinates, train and work
effectively with subordinates from a variety of backgrounds and with
different levels/areas of training.
-Accomplish the quality and quantity of work expected within set limits of cost and time.
-Plan own work and carry out assignments effectively.
-Communicate with others effectively both orally and in writing in working out solutions to problems or questions relating to the work.
-Understand and further management goals as these affect day-to-day work operations.
-Develop improvements in or design new work methods and procedures.
The attributes listed below are important to success in supervisory or managerial positions at all supervisory levels. Accordingly, candidates for all supervisory positions must demonstrate all of the
following personal qualities:
-Objectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts and circumstances;
-Capacity to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult
situations without undue stress;
-Willingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view; and,
-Capacity to 'see the job through'.
The skills, abilities, and personal attributes described above may have been demonstrated in many types of either supervisory or non supervisory work assignments.
The following examples show the kinds of assignments in which candidates may have acquired or demonstrated some of the skills and abilities identified earlier as necessary for supervisory positions.
For first level supervisors, assignments:
-That involved providing guidance and training to new employees.
-As a "project or team leader" that involved coordinating and
integrating the work of others into a completed work product.
-That required the candidate to work closely with others to
resolve problems, coordinate activities, or gain acceptance of a product or procedure.
-As a "troubleshooter" or source of advice to others regarding
the work of the unit or organization.
-That involved devising new work methods and procedures or
improvements in existing work practices, and getting the cooperation of employees in applying the new methods and practices.
There is no education substitution for specialized experience.
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85.0 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:
Leadership: Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.
Technical: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one’s job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
Planning & Analysis: Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long- term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.
Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.
Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or4 groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience.
The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. To preview questions please click here.