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Department:  Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:  Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Job Announcement Number:  LAG-CFO-833482-SAC-036

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$33,101.00 to $53,307.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 to Monday, February 04, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
6 vacancies in the following location:
Dallas, TX United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

This is a key position within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE utilizes the government's second largest cadre of law enforcement officers to ensure our nation's economic, transportation and infrastructure security. ICE enforces immigration and customs laws. Our talented and courageous workforce identifies criminal activities and eliminates vulnerabilities that pose a threat to our nation's borders.

ICE is the primary investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). With more than 19,000 employees in 400 offices around the world, ICE is a key component of the DHS layered defense approach to protecting our nation. For additional information about ICE and career opportunities go to

Who May Apply

  • All U.S. citizens
  • For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here

Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Dallas Finance Center located in Dallas, TX.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.

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


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Ability to pass background investigation and drug screen for fed employment
  • Relevant Experience (see Qualifications and Evaluations Tab)
  • Complete Application Package (see How to Apply Tab)
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service


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You will perform a variety of duties in support of the accounting and finance work performed in the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Financial Management, Dallas Finance Center. The work is technical in nature and supports functions such as Commercial Payments to Vendors, Reimbursement to Employees, and Payments and Collections between Federal Agencies, as well as other functions relating to immigration Bond Management or Cash Management and Revenue, including field deposits. Your major duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Examine, verify and maintain financial accounts and accounting data and classified accounting transactions including the verification of the accuracy and completeness of the data;
  • Summarize transactions and prepare control documents reflecting the entries to be made;
  • Maintenance, audit and reconcile general and subsidiary ledger accounts for the preparation of accurate and timely reports and the control of funds;
  • Prepare reconciliations of the general ledger to subsidiary accounts, accruals, adjusting journal entries, accounting reports and special reports; and
  • Document financial transactions to assure a proper audit trail.


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GS-05: You qualify at the GS-5 level if you meet one of the following:

Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level performing duties such as examining incoming transactions (vouchers, cash receipts, invoices, tax forms, etc) to ensure that value accounting codes, signatures, prices, services, and receipts are complete and accurate.

Substitution of Education for Experience: You may substitute successful completion of a Bachelor's degree or a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a Bachelor's degree for the experience required at the GS-5 grade level. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. One year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester or 45 quarter hours. Combining Education and Experience: Appropriate combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience also may be used to meet the total qualification requirements for the GS-5 grade level.

GS-06: You qualify for the GS-06 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-05 level performing duties such as:

  • Validating, monitoring, controlling, and maintaining accounting transactions and accounting records using a variety of procedures;
  • Researching discrepancies between ledgers and making adjustments; and
  • Reconciling detailed listings of outstanding transactions to general ledger control accounts; OR
  • One year of graduate level education that is directly related to the work of the position (i.e. Accounting); OR an equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate education that is directly related to the work of the position (i.e. Accounting).

GS-07: You qualify for the GS-07 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-07 level performing duties such as:

  • Validating, monitoring, controlling and maintaining transactions and accounting records for multiple accounts;
  • Maintaining control accounts and subsidiary accounts and processing accounting transactions for a wide variety of functions including obligations, accrued expenditures, disbursements, appropriation refunds, reimbursable orders, earnings, collections, expenditure vouchers, cost transfers, rejected transactions, inter-fund bills, and other accounts in connection with the general ledger; OR
  • One year of graduate level education that is directly related to the work of the position (i.e. Accounting); OR an equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate education that is directly related to the work of the position (i.e. Accounting).

NOTE: As a general rule, education is not creditable for this position at the GS-6 and GS-7 levels; however, graduate level education may be credited in those few instances where the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position (i.e. Accounting). You must submit verification of your educational claim to be considered for this exception.

Transcripts: If you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements. Failure to provide the documents will result in you receiving an ineligible rating.

Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.


Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement. 

Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Proof of Education: If basing your qualifications on education, you must submit transcripts or list of college courses, with credit hours, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking. (Prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required.) This education must be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training  will be rated using an Assessment Questionnaire.  The questions are related to the following fundamental competencies (or Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) needed to perform the duties of this job: Arithmetic/Mathematical Reasoning; Technical Competence; Applies Technology to Tasks; Interpersonal Skills; Self-Management; Customer Service; Integrity/Honesty; and Oral and Written Communication.

Based on your responses, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

  1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
  2. Well Qualified:  Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
  3. Qualified:  Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Applicants in the best qualified category will be referred to the hiring manager and may be called for an interview.

ICTAP/CTAP Eligibles:  If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP/CTAP eligible.  Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is on the OPM's Career Transition Resources website at  To be considered well qualified under ICTAP/CTAP you must be placed in the well qualified category for this position as described above. 

Veterans:  Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified.  Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are placed in the best qualified category above non-preference eligibles, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional.  For more information regarding veterans' preference, please see:



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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package:  health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.  Other benefits may include:  flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers.  DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities.  For more information, go to and select "benefits".


Promotion Potential: When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.


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To apply for this position, you need only submit a complete initial Application which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Required documents to support your minimum qualifications and eligibility (see Required Documents section below)

The complete initial Application must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, February 04, 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 occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 833482.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, 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.


  • Resume showing relevant experience (education, training, and/or work experience; work experience should include job title, duties, employer's name, daytime telephone number and address, starting and ending dates, hours worked per week, and indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.
  • Veterans Documentation reflecting qualifying service for 5pt or 10pt preference (DD-214 or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter, as appropriate).  Click here for more information.
  • Proof of eligibility if applying for consideration under a priority selection program (e.g. ICTAP) or a special appointing authority.
  • List of college courses, with credit hours, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking, name and address of institution. Prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required.

Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted my mail or email.  If you need further assistance, contact the Human Resources Office representative listed on this announcement at least one day prior to Monday, February 04, 2013 for further instructions.

You must submit all required information by Monday, February 04, 2013.  If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.  Also, if you do not provide an email address, you may not be notified of the outcome of your application.


HR Assistant
Phone: (949)360-3058
Agency Information:
ICE Laguna Service Center
24000 Avila Road 5th Floor
Laguna Niguel, CA


Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews.  We will notify you by email the outcome after each of these steps has been completed.  Your status will also be updated on your USAJobs and Application Manager accounts throughout the process. We expect to make a final job offer within 90 days after the deadline for applications.  If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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