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Job Title:Accountant

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Pentagon Force Protection Agency

Job Announcement Number:PFP-824352-B

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 14, 2013 to Tuesday, February 05, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0510-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Falls Church, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA)

Office of Chief of Staff

Financial Management Division

Mission Statement

The mission of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) is to provide force protection, security, and law enforcement, as required for the people, facilities, infrastructure and other resources at the Pentagon Reservation and Department of Defense (DOD) activities and DoD-leased facilities not under the jurisdiction of a Military Department within the National Capital Region (NCR) (hereinafter referred to as "the Pentagon Facilities").

For additional information regarding PFPA please visit the website at http://www.pfpa.mil/.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: (DEU) All U.S Citizens; (MERIT) Current or Former Permanent Competitive Status Federal Employees; Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area; and individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): Veterans with a disability rating of 30% or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Eligible Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. (Click on the links for more information regarding eligibility for these special appointment authorities: www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp#6 or www.opm.gov/disability.)

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Transcripts MUST be provided with application.
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs ARE NOT authorized.
  • Position is drug tested and requires a Secret clearance.

DUTIES:

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MAJOR DUTIES:

• Employee serves as a senior accountant, utilizing a professional knowledge of accounting principles and procedures in carrying out complex assignments. Designs, implements, and develops automated accounting systems. Provides expert advice in specialized areas of accounting, resolves problems, and develops policies. Provides advice to financial and program managers and other accountants on unusual and difficult accounting systems and/or operations problems.  

• Reviews and implements legislation, regulations, and policies with instruction from lead accountant and/or supervisor. Assists lead accountant and/or supervisor in the development of regulations and guidelines for program users. Develops and monitors accounting internal control program(s). Maintains complex operating accounting systems, which includes developing systems improvements and providing solutions to program management problems.

• Develops procedural manuals, methods, and directives. Conducts studies for special projects. Performs financial analyses, audits, and/or investigations to assess the effectiveness of financial systems, the reliability of information produced and the extent of safeguards, internal controls and compliance with relevant law, regulation, and policy. Reviews, analyzes, and validates financial data. Develops segments of surveys and systems for gathering and analyzing data. Reviews general ledger accounts and manages the oversight of Journal Voucher entries to adjust the trial balance.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See:

https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp and the Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0500/0510.htm

and other competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES  and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement byTuesday, February 05, 2013.
You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position.

Specialized experience required for this position is:
• Serves as a senior accountant, utilizing a professional knowledge of accounting principles and procedures in carrying out complex assignments.

• Provides expert advice in specialized areas of accounting, resolves problems, and develops policies.

Provides advice to financial and program managers and other accountants on unusual and difficult accounting systems and/or operations problems.  

 

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Expert knowledge of financial management, fiscal, and accounting theories, concepts, principles, and procedures, and generally accepted accounting principles and standards in the United States and foreign countries. 

2. Ability to review, analyze, and evaluate automated and/or manual accounting and financial management systems. 

3. Ability to develop guidance, memoranda, procedures, and instructions which cover the full spectrum of accounting and financial management issues.


BASIC 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 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:

  1. Twenty-four 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 a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;

  3. 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.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:  Full Time
OVERTIME: Occasionally
TRAVEL: Occasionally
RELOCATION EXPENSES (PCS): Not Authorized
RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES:  Not Authorized
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): EXEMPT
FINANCIAL STATEMENT: Required; Employment and Financial Interest
TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY:  This position is NOT telework eligible
DRUG TESTING: Required
(You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test for this position. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment.)
SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Non-Critical Sensitive/Secret

Other Notes:

 

Transcripts MUST be provided in order to receive consideration.

Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

If selected for Federal employment, 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 check.

This position is subject to the DoD Drug Free Workplace Program. The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed in this position or other testing designated positions in OSD or WHS, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result. All tentative selectees for this position will be required to undergo a urinalysis test to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies with various security clearances during the next 90 days. This could result in a few or many vacancies being from this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

How You Will Be Evaluated for Delegated Examining (Open to the Public):
We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

Highly-Qualified:  This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis. 
Well-Qualified:  This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified:  This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position.  Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/HiringReformRequirements/CategoryRating/index.aspx.
Names of the candidates in the Highly-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Highly Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.
Veterans’ Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans’ preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see
http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4).  Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. 
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf

How You Will Be Evaluated for Merit Promotion:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

Flexible Spending Accounts - https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - http://www.opm.gov/oca/leavel/index.asp
Life Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - http://www.ltcfeds.com
Retirement Program - http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

OTHER INFORMATION:

ICTAP: Please visit this link to obtain requirements for applying as an ICTAP eligible applicant. http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: Documentation intended to establish preference must be received by 11:59PM EST on Tuesday, February 05, 2013.  Information on veterans’ preference and other veteran entitlements can be found in the VetInfo Guide
http://www.opm.gov/staffingportal/vetguide.asp 
MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/onjams/military_spouse_preference_info_sheet.pd f or http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shams/index.aspx  or
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-19340.pdf. SELECTIVE SERVICE: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.
REEMPLOYED ANNUITANTS:
http://www.cpms.osd.mil/fas/staffing/pdf/rem_ann.pdf
NOTE: If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement.
REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy. In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in a postage paid government envelope.
EEO Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps



HOW TO APPLY:

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Option A: Application Manager (preferred method)
To begin, choose one of these options:
1. If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the “Apply Online” button on the right side. Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the “Apply Online” button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created.
2. If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, begin the process by clicking the “Apply Online” on the right side. You will be re-directed to the Application Manager system to complete your application. At this time, you will need to upload your resume using the “Resume” category in the Application Manager system. Once you upload your Resume to Application Manager, it will remain in your account for future use.


To view a copy of the assessment Questionnaire please click here: View Occupational Questionnaire

Option B: Fax
If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:
1. Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL
http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), resume, and/or any supporting documents by fax. If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.
If you do not have access to the internet or have other concerns please contact our Team line for
WHS HR Servicing Team at (614)692-0252 or email DHRS-DWHS@DLA.MIL for further assistance.
 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.gpo.gov/careers/pdfs/of0510.pdf

This position is open to all US Citizens (Public) and Merit Promotion (Status) eligibles.  You may apply under both open-competitive (Public) and merit promotion procedures. However, to apply as a Merit Promotion eligible, you must meet the requirements for one of the STATUS categories.  Also, please note the required supporting documentation required per category. 

• Résumé

• Assessment Questionnaire

• Transcripts

• Additional documents you may be required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying for one of the categories such as a veteran, a current or former permanent Federal employee, ICTAP, etc.).

 

PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide.

http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/OSDWHSSupportingDocumentation.pdf  

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

WHS HR Servicing Team
Phone: (614)692-0252
Fax: (614)693-1505
TDD: (800) 750-0750
Email: DHRS-DWHS@DLA.MIL
Agency Information:
Pentagon Force Protection Agency
Human Resources Directorate
4800 Mark Center Drive
Suite 03D08
Alexandria, VA
22350-3200 Fax: (614)693-1505

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive an acknowledgement letter of receipt.  Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. You will receive a notification letter of the results of the review of your application package via email.

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
To protect your privacy, scores of resumes are not provided by phone.
To check the status of your application, please check Application Manager. Go to
http://applicationmanager.gov 


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Job Announcement Number:

PFP-824352-B

Control Number:

335670500