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Job Title:Supervisory Systems Accountant, GS-510-15 (DEU)

Department:Department Of Education

Agency:Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Job Announcement Number:OCFO-2013-0006

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:

Friday, February 15, 2013 to Friday, March 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0510-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Washington, DC, USView Map
20202View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

One or more vacancies may be filled through this announcement.

The area of consideration for this position is "All Recruiting Sources" for Non-status candidates. Announcement OCFO-2013-0007 is open concurrently with an area of consideration of "Federal Agencies" for status candidates.  Applicants eligible for appointment under special appointing authorities  (i.e. VEOA, Sch. A, etc) should also apply under announcement OCFO-2013-0007.

JOB SUMMARY:

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is looking for the best and brightest to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation. If you are a highly-motivated, creative individual who would like to work for an agency that establishes policies on federal financial aid for education, distributes as well as monitors those funds; collects data on America's schools and disseminates research; focuses national attention on key educational issues; and prohibits discrimination and ensures equal access to education, ED is the place for you!

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Financial Management Operations.  As a Supervisory Systems Accountant, you will be responsible for directing the Department's debt management and accounts payable related policies for the Department, including those related to financial management systems, internal control, reconciliations, and reporting.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Relocation Expenses will not be paid
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must complete a background investigation

DUTIES:

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As a Supervisory Systems Accountant, you will:

  • formulate financial management policies and procedures and provide guidance in the development of policy recommendations for which no precedent has been established;
  • direct a variety of broad analytical studies involving financial management reporting problems;

  • provide expert advice and guidance to senior staff in the Department and OCFO and participate in the coordination and implementation of new policies and programs adopted by the Director and the CFO;

  • direct the design, development and implementation of assignments with other internal activities within OCFO and/or the Department;

  • review contract proposals and the development of contract specifications, e.g., defining systems requirements to improve or replace existing systems operations;

  • represent the Deputy Director at meetings with representatives from other Departmental offices, other Federal agencies and external interests groups;

  • assign personnel within the Group or provide individual assignments in accordance with expertise and Group workload.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic 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 in business law.  OR

B.    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, 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 demonstrated
the ability to perform work of the GS-11 or higher 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.

(GS-15)

52 weeks of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with 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 to be filled.  This experience must be equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal government.  Examples of such experience include: developing policies and financial management program goals; managing a program to evaluate accounting system adequacy, to identify accounting and budgetary problems, and to develop and maintain up-to-date fiscal management techniques and practices; developing and monitoring accounting internal control programs; and conducting and coordinating long range and comprehensive system studies for
the design, modification and implementation of automated accounting systems.

 

Applicants are expected to possess the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed below to qualify for this position.  These KSAs are addressed in the self-assessment questionnaire that you will complete for this announcement.  You do not need to respond separately to the KSAs listed below.  Your answers to the on-line experience questions will serve as responses to the KSAs.

 

Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge,
skills, and abilities/competencies (KSAs):

1. Ability to lead people, and manage resources and staff to meet program and project objectives.


2. Knowledge of administrative receivables and promissory note portfolios, Prompt Payment Act requirements and Purchase card payment/reconciliation functions.


3. Ability to deal effectively with high level officials inside and outside the Federal government.


APPLICANTS MUST MEET QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS BY THE CLOSING DATE.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

WARNING! High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information
in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score. Your responses to the vacancy questions must be substantiated by your on-line resume.  Be sure that the experience/education as described on your resume contains accurate and sufficient information that clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing experience and education relevant to this position.   If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or your responses to questions, your ratings can/will be changed, or you may be removed from employment consideration.  You should make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications.  Applicants who do not respond to the application questions will be rated ineligible.

Eligible candidates will be placed for selection consideration into three (3) categories as described below:

1 - Qualified Category

2 - Well Qualified Category

3 - Best Qualified Category

Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. You should be aware
that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification.

 



To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Education offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation and sick leave, federal holidays, health and life insurance, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), including the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Click on Benefits to find out more about federal benefits. Why Work at ED? The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is a great place to work. For more detailed information regarding our various work sites, please click on the link below: Work Site Locations. As an ED employee, you will benefit from our family-friendly work environment. As part of our commitment to maintain a productive balance between work and home, we offer excused leave for Parent/Teacher Conferences (4 hours); excused leave for annual health screenings (4 hours); and matching leave for community volunteer service. Other incentives such as Telecommuting and Alternative Work Schedules also may be available to you. ED offers positions that are fair and competitive in compensation; developmental opportunities to exhibit teamwork and goal-oriented projects to enrich your federal career.

OTHER INFORMATION:

“Veterans interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, may send an email to Iwork@ed.gov to schedule an appointment for a session.   Veterans Counseling Session must be placed in the subject line of the email.” 

 

The Federal Government is committed to expanding access to employment by hiring people with disabilities; providing technical assistance and information on reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities; and identifying and removing barriers to work.  Persons with disabilities may apply for jobs filled either competitively (where qualified individuals compete with one another through a structured process), noncompetitively (where a qualified individual may be selected based on a special appointing authority), or through an excepted appointing authority for people with disabilities (i.e. Schedule A).  People who are selected for a Federal job must meet the qualification requirements for the position and be able to perform the essential duties of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)- Eligible federal employees who were in positions and who were displaced from their positions may be eligible for selective priority over other candidates, under the ICTAP or the CTAP.  Information about these programs may be found at the following links. In order to qualify, your application must receive a score of 85 in comparison with the knowledge, skills and abilities criteria.  If you believe you are eligible for this special consideration, it is critical that you read the information provided in the links below.

(CTAP) http://www.ed.gov/about/jobs/open/edhires/ctap.html

(ICTAP) http://www.ed.gov/about/jobs/open/edhires/ictap.html

 

Student Loan Default

Applicants selected for positions are subject to a background check to verify that he or she has not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants found to be in default will be contacted to make arrangements for repayment prior to being made an official offer of employment.

 

ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS MAY BE MADE WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE OPENING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, SHOULD VACANCIES OCCUR.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Please carefully read the information provided under the link listed below. The section entitled "How to Apply" provides detailed instructions on faxing your supporting documentation. All required supporting documentation MUST be received by midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. You are encouraged to thoroughly review the list of supplement documents required. It is critical to note that many documents may not pertain to you. You are only required to submit those that apply to you.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Required Documents CURRENT DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION EMPLOYEES DO NOT NEED TO SUBMIT SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTATION UNLESS SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED BY SERVICING HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Kim McNutt
Phone: 202-401-3615
Fax: 202-479-6745
Email: kim.mcnutt@ed.gov
Agency Information:
EDUCATION-OFFICE OF THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
400 Maryland Ave. S.W.
2E226
Attn: Human Resources Services
Washington, DC
20202
US
Fax: 202-479-6745

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will inform you of the status of your application at four stages: (1) Upon receipt of your application; (2) Upon minimum qualification determinations; (3) Upon issuing the highly qualified candidates to the hiring official; and finally (4) once a selection is made. It is essential that you have a current e-mail address on file with USAJOBS. You be notified of our application status by the servicing Human Resources Specialist via email. You may also check the status of your application at USA JOBS.

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Job Announcement Number:

OCFO-2013-0006

Control Number:

337862500