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Job Title:Supervisory Accountant

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:PH-13-MAC-826506

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, February 14, 2013 to Thursday, February 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0510-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current Department of Justice (DOJ) federal civilian employees with a Career/Career-Conditional appointment in the competitive service

JOB SUMMARY:

Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career?

If yes, then come and join the U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ), which has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in Federal Government for 2009 ( https://usastaffing.opm.gov/usastaffing/Staffing/Announcement/www.bestplacestowork.org ). Justice is the Nation's law enforcement agency, and its most important resource is its people.

 

This position is located in the Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Finance Staff, Conference and Financial Reporting Group.

The Justice Management Division, Finance Staff (FS), formulates and establishes Department-wide accounting policies, procedures, and financial systems to support planning, programming, budgeting, accounting and other financial management activities. The FS administers the Financial Management Information System (FMIS) for the Offices, Boards and Divisions (OBDs), the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and maintains the Unified Financial Management System (UFMS) for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS).


The Conference and Financial Reporting Group (CFRG): (1) formulates and promulgates financial conference policies, refines processes and develops procedures to ensure data integrity with the Department's statutory requirement to report on conference expenses quarterly; (2) interprets and coordinates the GAO's accounting principles and standards within the Department; (3) coordinates and oversees the development of a Departmental conference approval and reporting plan in coordination with Departmental Components; (4) performs analysis on fiscal matters and prepares related fiscal interpretations to help streamline and consolidate Departmental reporting; (5) prepares and issues selected Department-level financial reports, which require extensive technical accounting reviews, involving the use of indirect, appropriated funds and often the use of Departmental representation funds; (6) provides financial management advisory and consulting services; and (7) administers an internal controls program targeted to key Departmental initiatives associated with conferences and other audit specific "financial watch areas."


The incumbent serves as the Assistant Director, CFRG and staff technical advisor to the Director and Deputy Director of FS, presenting findings which allows for the development of on-going and future conference financial accounting policies, processes and procedures for all Departmental conference related matters, and as such performs the following duties and responsibilities.  Exercises technical accounting principles and concepts over the control of funding requests, obligations and expenditures affecting the Department's reporting of $28 billion of budgetary authority.

Who May Apply: Current Department of Justice (DOJ) federal civilian employees with a Career/Career-Conditional appointment in the competitive service.

 

You must submit the appropriate documentation in order to be considered under merit promotion procedures, such as:    

    • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that includes your position title, pay plan, series, grade, tenure, position occupied, and agency name; and
    • Copy of most recent performance appraisal (within the last year) is required for current DOJ Federal civilian employees.
    • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) documentation, if applicable.
    • Please Note that the filling of this position is contingent upon the availability of funds.

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.

DUTIES:

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This position is located in the Department of Justice, Justice Management Division.

As a Supervisory Accountant at the GS-15 level, some of your duties may include the following:

·          Ensuring accountability of staff and financial transactions;

·          Exercising Supervisory and/or Managerial Authorities;

·          Design and/or Refine Accounting Systems for external reporting;

·          Establishes and maintains Department-wide financial management policies and procedures in support of accounting and other financial management operational activities


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position, you must meet one the Basic Requirements for a Supervisory Accountant position AND meet the Minimum Qualifications Criteria for the GS-15 level:

Basic Requirement:

A. Possession of a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university 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. (You must include transcripts)

--OR--

B. 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). In addition, your background also includes 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 or; 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.  (You must include transcripts or proof of your certificate)

--AND --

Meet the following criteria to qualify at the GS-15 level:

One year of experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 in the Federal service. To be qualifying, such experience must have included duties applying the following knowledge of accounting theories, practices, methods and techniques; organizational practices and policies; governmental accounting operations and requirements; automated systems design practices; and accounting systems. The work, which affected a wide range of accounting functions administering an organization's accounting program and most if not all of the accounting systems servicing the organization; conducting difficult assignments involving interfaces and inter-relationships between and among programs, systems, functions, policies, and various issues; coordinating the resolution of accounting system problems arising from factors such as changes in legislation; develop policies with respect to financing program operations, determining accounting system adequacy, and qualifying cooperating business and other aspects of the program; and as the agency's technical accounting authority, develop justification for agency financial/accounting policies.


You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims.  Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

 

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. 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 for this position.  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 rating. All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): 

  • Knowledge of the theory, principles, concepts and practice of accounting to apply to broad and difficult assignments in a specialized area of accounting, auditing, or financial theory
  • Ability to develop new hypotheses, theories and concepts to solve difficult problems where no precedents exist
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting practices and procedures to design, modify, administer, or analyzes accounting programs
  • Ability to provide complex administrative, technical, or professional services directly affecting a large or complex multi-mission program
  • Ability to justify, defend, or negotiate the project or program segment in obtaining or committing resources, and in gaining compliance with established policies, regulations or contracts.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

Conditions of Employment:

1. Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.

2. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

3. All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see http://www.sss.gov/ ).. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

Other Information:

- If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria, not including veterans’ preference points, if applicable. CTAP and/or ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a recent (or last) performance appraisal; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; or, if applicable, an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. (http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.)

- If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.   For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

- The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

- The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department.


- The Department provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing specialist listed in the vacancy announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

- If you are a David L. Boren scholar or fellow, and are not currently a student, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 provides that you can be considered, under a special appointing authority, for vacancies that are advertised under an agency's promotion procedures. Contact the National Security Education Board for assistance in determining whether this position will meet NSEP service requirements (http://www.nsepnet.org).

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:

         Public Accountant or Internal Auditor Certificate, if applicable
         - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education

         -  Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 that includes position information, grade level and competitive status); and copy of most recent performance appraisal is required for current Federal employees.  (The Performance Appraisal submitted for current federal employees must be from within the last year)   

        

Your resume MUST contain all information required for Federal employment. Your resume MUST include full employment information such as periods of employment, month and year position(s) started and ended, title of position(s), employer's name and address, hours worked, description of duties, etc.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, February 28, 2013.

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 assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the 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: https://applicationmanager.gov/.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 826506.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:

         Public Accountant or Internal Auditor Certificate, if applicable
         - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education

         -  Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 that includes position information, grade level and competitive status); and copy of most recent performance appraisal is required for current Federal employees.  (The Performance Appraisal submitted for current federal employees must be from within the last year)   

         

Your resume MUST contain all information required for Federal employment. Your resume MUST include full employment information such as periods of employment, month and year position(s) started and ended, title of position(s), employer's name and address, hours worked, description of duties, etc.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Email: PHILADELPHIA@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
19106
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks)


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Job Announcement Number:

PH-13-MAC-826506

Control Number:

335871600