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Job Title:Supervisory Accountant

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Defense Intelligence Agency

Job Announcement Number:99225-01-CM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 11, 2013 to Friday, February 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-0510-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - ARLINGTON, VIRGINIAView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

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JOB SUMMARY:

As a member of the United States Intelligence Community, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is a Department of Defense combat support agency. With over 12,000 military and civilian employees worldwide, DIA is a major producer and manager of foreign military intelligence. We provide military intelligence to warfighters, defense planners, and defense and national security policymakers in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community in support of U.S. military planning and operations and weapon systems acquisition. We invite you to learn how you can become a valued member of the DIA team.


We are committed to:

  • Service to our country, our community, and our fellow citizens.
  • Dedication, strength, and urgency of purpose to provide for our nation's defense.
  • Customer-Focus in the products and services we provide.
  • Integrity and accountability in all of our actions and activities.
  • Commitment to inquiry, truth, and continuous learning.
  • Creativity and innovation in solving problems, discovering facts, and creating knowledge.
  • Teamwork through internal and external partnerships.
  • Leadership at all levels within Defense Intelligence and the Intelligence Community.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • - U.S. Citizenship - Drug Test - Security Investigation

DUTIES:

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POSITION SUMMARY

(U) Serves as a first-level supervisor and a senior accounting advisor within a finance office or department. As such, serves as an expert in accounting theories, principles, practices and techniques. Oversees a staff that provides proficient and authoritative finance and accounting advice and knowledge to support decision-makers in achieving overall intelligence objectives and priorities; comprehends Agency strategic vision and institutes effective total asset management that leads to a clean auditable annual financial statement.



ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Financial Executive, Fund Balance Division as the Chief DFAS Liaison and Disbursement Reconciliation Branch.

- Exercises technical and administrative supervision over accountants and/or technicians responsible for execution of DIA financial programs.

- As a management official of the organization, exercises responsibility and authority for planning and managing the overall efficiency and effectiveness of supervised staff and office operations and communicating the financial strategic plan, mission, vision and values to employees within the directorate(s).

- Oversees development of policy and guidance for planning and implementing program requirements and ensures proper alignment with the financial strategic plan.

- Personally serves or designates a subordinate to serve as a senior accounting representative or team lead in accounting/financial working groups to plan and develop internal financial strategies.

- Ensures subordinate accounting staff conduct activities in their areas of responsibility in accordance with current federal and appropriations laws, federal accounting standards, federal and defense acquisition regulations and DoD financial management regulations.

- Personally participates or oversees accounting staff preparation and participation in briefings and meetings to provide budgetary and accounting advice and assistance.

- Advises staff elements in developing the accounting data structure.

- Performs other duties as assigned.

Note: If you are not selected for this opportunity, your application may be entered into the Agency’s Talent Pool for a limited period of time at DIA’s discretion. Talent Pool candidates will be considered for current or future positions that are open to external candidates (individuals who are not current DIA civilian employees) and for which the Talent Pool candidate is minimally qualified . Inclusion in the Talent Pool does not guarantee referral or selection for this or any other position at DIA.

May be required to perform duty at other operating locations.

Applications must be received by MIDNIGHT (Eastern Time) of the closing date of the announcement, unless otherwise waived prior to the vacancy announcement’s closing date. For questions, or to receive reasonable accommodations regarding the submission of your application, please contact our customer service representative at 703-907-4800 no later than 3 p.m. Eastern Time of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Relocation (permanent change of station) costs may not be authorized.

All DIA employees are subject to initial and aperiodic counterintelligence-scope polygraph tests.

Current Federal employees (non-DIA) must also submit a copy of the SF50, notification of personnel action, that documents their appointment to or promotion to the highest grade held.

Availability for shift work, extended hours, and travel is required for this position.

All DIA employees are subject to world-wide deployment to crisis situations and may be required to serve anywhere in the world.

DIA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, personal favoritism, protected genetic information, or other non-merit factors. DIA provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, as appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the servicing Human Resources Specialist/Manager.

All employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. An agreement is also required to authorize agency pre-publication review of certain material prior to disclosure during and after employment with DIA.

If you are claiming 5-points Veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other documentation that supports your claim. Applicants claiming 10 points veterans’ preference must submit a DD-214 and Standard Form 15, Application for 10-Point Preference, as well as required documentation indicated on the form. Lack of supporting documentation will result in the Agency’s inability to recognize veteran status for this announcement.

Employees must participate in the DoD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay (DD/EFT) Program, with net pay deposited directly into the employee's account of choice at his/her designated financial institution.

Positions within this agency generally satisfy NSEP service requirements for David L. Boren Scholars and fellows. Contact the National Security Education Board for further details on service requirements (HTTP://ww.nsepnet.org)


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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All applicants must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry.




MANDATORY ASSESSMENT FACTORS

1. Expert in accounting theory, principles practices and techniques
2. Experience overseeing a staff that provides proficient and authoritative accounting advice and knowledge to support decision makers in achieving overall intelligence objectives
3. Develops and articulates strategy and actions to successfully implement the vision of the work unit that is consistent with the organization’s goals and leads to a clean auditable annual financial statement
4. Advises staff on how to achieve results in a cost effective manner as senior accounting advior within the finance and accounting office
5. Applies knowledge of federal financial theories, laws and regulations to identify their impact on financial practices and decisions.



HIGHLY DESIRED ASSESSMENT FACTORS


1. Experience managing full range of financial operations to include accounts payable functions by organizing, planning, supervising and directing a team of both government and contractor staff
2. Experience resolving DFAS' transaction by-others and state department transactions
3. Articulate technical and functional accounting operations from execution through disbursement, resulting in timely recording to eliminate Treasury differences
4. Experience with DoD and DFAS regulations to train and develop process improvements



POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

A. Applicants must show successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher 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/36 quarter hours in accounting. The 24 semester/36 quarter hours may include up to 6 semester/9 quarter hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting"" means ""accounting and/or auditing"". Similarly, ""accountant"" should be interpreted, generally, as ""accountant and/or auditor"".)

OR

B. Combination of education and experience--at least four (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/36 quarter hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 semester/9 quarter 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/22 quarter hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour/36-quarter-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 four-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester/36 quarter hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have experience that demonstrates possession of the broad range and depth of knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the occupation or specialty at or equivalent to the next lower grade.."

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

QUALIFICATIONS:
Basic Requirements:
You must possess 1 year of specialized experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the next lower qualifying band or equivalent GS/GG level, which is directly related to the position being filled. Your experience must demonstrate possession of the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Please note that some occupational series have specific mandatory education and/or experience qualification requirements, therefore we recommend that you refer to the appropriate Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standard for additional detail regarding how your education and experience will be evaluated (http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp).
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

HOW WILL I BE EVALUATED:
DIA will evaluate your online application to ensure it demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, work experience, and mandatory education (if applicable) required to successfully perform the duties of the advertised position. We will also evaluate your responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors to ensure they are substantiated in your application (work experience). If our evaluation demonstrates that you meet the position's requirements, your application will be forwarded for further consideration.

Applicants will be assessed on their demonstrated analytical skill and ability to effectively convey information orally and in writing. This may involve the use of a writing test and/or assessment of a written sample.

Other Information: This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies during the next 90 days.

Applicants must ensure work experiences clearly demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Your application cannot be processed without your responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors. In addition, your application will be used for the qualifications review/verification process.

If you submit responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors but not a complete application, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from competition.

You are not required to submit responses to the highly desired assessment factors, but it is encouraged. DIA uses the highly desired assessment factors to identify the best qualified applicant in cases where several applicants appear to be comparatively qualified based upon their application and responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors.

ONLINE APPLICATION:
Your online application must clearly indicate that you possess the education and mandatory qualification requirements for this position, as specified in this vacancy announcement. Please note that some vacancy announcements may not specify education and/or mandatory qualification requirements, therefore we recommend that you refer to the appropriate Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standard for additional detail regarding how your education and experience will be evaluated (http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp).

ASSESSMENT FACTOR RESPONSES:
For each of the following mandatory (required) assessment factors use the drop-down menu to select a response from the choices below (A-E) that best describes your highest level of training and/or experience in performing the task.

A - Lacks education, training or experience in performing this task
B - Has education/training in performing task, not yet performed on job
C - Performed this task on the job while monitored by supervisor or manager
D - Independently performed this task with minimal supervision or oversight
E - Supervised performance/trained others/consulted as expert for this task

For each of the following highly desired assessment factors (optional) select "Yes" or "No" from the drop-down menu as your response. Ensure your affirmative responses are supported in the appropriate section of your application.


BENEFITS:

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Please visit our web site, www.dia.mil. Under the "Employment" heading on our web site, you will find a listing of benefits available to DIA employees.

OTHER INFORMATION:



HOW TO APPLY:

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How Do I Apply

HOW DO I APPLY?

Complete and submit an application package following these instructions.

Unless specified within the vacancy announcement, you must complete and submit your job application electronically using DIA's online job tool hosted on unclassified networks (the internet).

Here's how:

Important:  Do not use the browser Back or Forward keys.  Use the navigation buttons provided within the job application site.

  • Navigate to http://diajobs.dia.mil.

  • Click the button marked "View Vacancy Announcements and Apply for DIA Jobs" to enter our jobs application site.

  • Your first visit?  Register to setup your own account (Create an Account).

  • Select the link to view the current available job offerings (Take a look at our job postings and hiring events, then apply for jobs!)

  • Search the Vacancy Announcements for opportunities that interest you.

  • Select Vacancy Announcements for which you are qualified and place them in your Job Basket by checking the box to the right of the returned search results.  You may select as many as you wish.

  • Open your Job Basket to start the application process (View Contents of Job Basket/Apply for Jobs).

  • While working on the application, please save frequently.

  • You may save the application in draft mode prior to final submission and return to it at a later date.  Just look for it under the link for your draft applications.

  • When you have completed all required information submit the application as final.
    • Please be certain to complete the application prior to the published Vacancy Announcement's closing date.
    • Final application are not available for revision.

Important:  Do not use the browser Back or Forward keys.  Use the navigation buttons provided within the job application site.

Submitting Classified Applications:

  • If you are completing your application on an unclassified computer system, all application materials must be unclassified.
  • Frequently Asked Questions


    How will I know the status of my application?

       We will send an e-mail to you:

    • When your application is received by the agency

    • If you are found to be among those best qualified and are referred for further consideration

    • If you are not selected for a position

    • If an announcement is canceled

        Selectees are notified by telephone.

    You may check the status of your application on-line on the DIA web site (http://diajobs.dia.mil), by returning to your Applicant Home Page and clicking the “View Your Submitted Applications” link.

    How long will I be able to see my application on-line?

    • Your completed application package will remain available to you on http://www.dia.mil for 12 months following the date you submitted your application.

    Who do I call if I am having trouble using the online application tool?

    • Our DIA Jobs Helpdesk is open Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET; Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.  ET, to assist people using DIA's online application tool.  Helpdesk personnel can not answer specific questions about advertised positions.
    • Call 301-227-8400 (287-DSN)

    How do I email you with my questions?

    • Contact us by email using the following address:
    Public Internet
    DIAJOBS_Help@dia.mil

    I have a question about the advertised job and one about working at DIA.

    • Contact the individual listed under "Contact Information" in the heading area on the vacancy announcement on the DIA web site (http://diajobs.dia.mil).

    I'm looking at a vacancy announcement that has no closing date.  It says "open continuous" and "open until filled."  What does that mean?

    • These announcements remain open until all available positions are filled.  Applications will be reviewed and forwarded to management on an unannounced periodic basis.  To ensure that your application is considered, please apply as soon as possible.

    Will I need to fill out a new complete application each time I apply for a job on www.dia.mil?

    • You will complete a new application for each job.  However, once you officially submit an application for consideration, your basic application information (contact information, work experience, education, etc.) will remain active on this site for you to use in future applications.  If there is no activity in your account after 12 months, the information is removed.

    How will DIA contact me if my e-mail address or phone number have changed?

    • Sign-in to our recruiting site (http://diajobs.dia.mil), click Update Contact Information and make the changes in your contact information stored there.

    Can I attach my hard-copy resume instead of using the on-line application process?

    • No.  DIA does not accept hard-copy resumes.   All applications must be completed on-line.  Emailed resumes are not reviewed.

    All Positions in the Defense Intelligence Agency are covered by the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS), a pay-banded, pay-for-performance system.

    DIA positions are in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 1601 appointment authority.  All candidates must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry and any required medical examinations.  All applicants conditionally selected for this position and all DIA employees are subject to initial and periodic counterintelligence-scope polygraph tests.  All applicants conditionally selected for this position will be required to submit, prior to appointment, to urinalysis, to screen for illegal drugs.  Employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons.  All civilian employees are required to participate in the DoD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay Program.  All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.  Veterans who are preference-eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions are encouraged to apply.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Please see instructions within the on-line application for this vacancy announcement on the DIA web-site, www.dia.mil.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Civilian Operations Division
    Phone: Not Available
    Agency Information:
    Defense Intelligence Agency
    Bolling AFB
    Washington, DC
    20340

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Your application for employment must be prepared and submitted on-line at www.dia.mil. We will notify you, via e-mail, when your application has been received. Later, you will be notified, via e-mail, if DIA is or is not interested in you as a potential employee of our agency.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    99225-01-CM

    Control Number:

    335537700