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Job Title:Lead Accountant

Department:Department Of Labor

Agency:Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Job Announcement Number:DE-13-HRC-CFO-134

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:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 to Tuesday, February 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0510-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies - Washington DC Metro Area, DC, US

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. Citizens; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area. Also being advertised as job #MS-13-HRC-CFO-134 for status & "Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)" eligible applicants and the following non-competitive authorities: Veterans 30% or more compensable; persons w/disabilities; present/former Peace Corps personnel and former Peace Corps volunteers.  To be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs.

JOB SUMMARY:

Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow.  DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.

This position is a senior lead accountant in the Department of Labor (DOL), Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO). There are 2 vacancies for this position - one position is located in the Division of Client Accounting Services (DCAS) and one position is located in the Division of Financial Reporting (DFR). The Incumbent(s) serves as a senior lead operating accountant serving as an expert in fiscal management for funds managed by Departmental Management (DM) agencies. The incumbent(s) is responsible for a wide variety of fiscal, administrative and analytical duties associated with the provision of effective control and accountability for all funds and other financial assets of the U.S. Department of Labor, Departmental Management. The incumbent(s) works in collaboration with senior DOL, OCFO, and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM) and Departmental Management Officials on a variety of accounting, budget, financial/management related assignments and special projects. This position is outside the bargaining unit. This position is at the full performance level. Relocation expense are not authorized.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Subject to ocassional travel.
  • Subject to frequent overtime.
  • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

DUTIES:

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As a Lead Accountant, you will:

  • Represent the Division and OCFO management at meetings and conferences with senior officials/staff of the Department, the OIG, and other agencies such as the General Accountability Office (GAO), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Treasury on matters relating to financial/accounting systems, policies and standards.
  • Maintain an effective working knowledge of DM accounts. Serves as a technical operating accountant expert for DM. 
  • Serve as lead accountant providing technical accounting and financial management guidance to other DCAS accountants.
  • Provide technical expertise to management and staff on operating accounting requirements and methodologies.
  • Provides expert advice and guidance to DM management and leadership, including regional offices, concerning accounting policies, systems procedures, reports and other financial management requirements.
  • Draft and/or develops policy and operating procedures and guidelines for accounting and finance processes for services performed  for the DM accounts managed by the Division and ensure that there is a complete set of accounting entries defined  from which to record into the accounting system of record and to reconcile from.
  • Identify DCAS's reporting needs and works with NCFMS Service Provider to design and test new reports.  
  • Perform reviews of the various accounting reports (detailed reports and summary reports) for assigned agencies and as a back-up for all agencies and ensure that the Division takes advantage of the latest reporting tools the Department and the new core financial management system offer.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In addition to meeting the educational requirements outlined below, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal Service. Specialized Experience for Lead Accountant, GS-14: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the position to be filled.

An example of specialized experience is having experience in performing professional accounting work requiring application of accounting theories, concepts, principles, and standards to financial activities in accordance with the US Standard Ledgers: Accounts Definitions, Posting Logic, Reimbursable Accounting and Adjustment to Prior Year Obligations scenarios; Federal Financial Statements Preparation as prescribed by OMB Circular No. A-136, Financial Reporting Requirements; General Ledger SF-132, Apportionment and Reapportionment Schedule; SF-133, Report on Budget Execution and Budgetary Resources; and Circular A-11, Preparation, Submission and Execution of the Budget and experience being a team leader.


This occupational series also has an educational requirement.

Please Note: Applicants are required to submit a copy of their college transcript which verifies you have met the educational requirements.

Basic Educational Requirements: A. 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. OR B. Combination of education and experience, at least 4 years 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; or 3. Completion of the requirement 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 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 hours in accounting, the applicants education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - Transcripts (in English) must be submitted if (a) a degree is required for the position, and/or (b) education is used as the basis for qualifying for this position.  The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education.  Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If courses were taken at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, or from several different colleges or universities, you must submit all the necessary transcripts. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position.  Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements.  Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.

Categories

Category A Best Qualified – Applicant fully meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies required for this position.

Category B Well Qualified - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying knowledge, skill, and ability in the critical competencies for this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.

Category C Qualified - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies for this position.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):
Accounting/Accounting Systems 

Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, analysis, and reporting of financial data.

Financial Management/Financial Management Policy & Standards/Financial Reporting:

Prepares, justifies, and/or administers the budget for program areas; plans, administers, and monitors expenditures to ensure cost-effective support of programs and policies; assesses financial condition of an organization.

 

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).  The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings.  Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.  Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)

INFORMATION FOR ICTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration.  ICTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".

Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Labor (DOL) offers a great benefit package to eligible employees.  The benefit package includes but is not limited to health benefits, supplemental dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, 13 days paid sick leave per year, vacation leave and 10 paid holidays per year.  We offer a variety of employee benefit options, a family-friendly work environment, a child care subsidy program, transit subsidy program, career assistance program, health services and fitness programs, access to LifeCare, a resource and referral service and more.  For a comprehensive site about all federal benefits, please refer to OPM.  For specific DOL benefits information, please refer to DOL BENEFITS.

OTHER INFORMATION:

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.  Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, PROBATIONARY PERIOD, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

HOW TO APPLY:

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Follow the 5 steps below to apply.  Your application and ALL required supplemental documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to be considered.  Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered.

For more details, click How To Apply Detailed Instructions Document or How To Apply Video.  For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact in the "Questions about this job" section.  SAVE your information before the 60 MINUTE TIMEOUT!

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account, including Resume and Saved Documents
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content.

STEP 2 - Answer Vacancy Questions (DOORS)
Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on www.usajobs.gov, click on the title and proceed.

STEP 3 - Submit Supplemental Documents
Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy by the close date.  For details: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation Document or Submit Supplemental Documentation Video.  Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

STEP 4 - Review Application and click Finish  Click here to submit an updated resume after initial application.

STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document or Submit Supplemental Documentation Video.  You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you.Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

- Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting to be honorably discharged or released within 120 days, click Active Duty)  Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference.  For more information, go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP Eligibility.

- Applicants with disabilities who wish to claim eligibility under SCHEDULE A)  of the excepted service (persons with severe disabilities) must submit the following documentation from a licensed medical professional or other authorized entity:
(1) proof of disability; and
(2) certification of job readiness.
For more details, please see http://www.usajobs.gov/IndividualsWithDisabilities.

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

- Peace Corps Document (if applicable) - Certification of satisfactory service from the Director of Peace Corps to receive consideration.

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Yolanda Dudley
Phone: 202-693-0439
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 202-693-7758
Email: Yolanda.Dudley.S@dol.gov
Agency Information:
Labor, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
200 Constitution Ave., NW
C-5516
Washington, DC
20210
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration.  Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome.  A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

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Job Announcement Number:

DE-13-HRC-CFO-134

Control Number:

337740000