Job Overview


The Eastern Operations Division processes administrative payments, collections, and cash management services required to support NOAA and BIS programs. Services include a variety of accounting and processing activities which include voucher examination, auditing and recording of financial documents, and entry of accounting data to an automated accounting and payment system.

This position is located in the Office of Chief Financial Officer, Finance Office, Accounting Operations Division, Eastern Operations Government Branch, Travel Team in Germantown, Maryland. This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band. The ZA-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14.

This position is also being advertised as a Supervisory Accountant, ZA-0510-4 under announcement number SO-CFOFO-2013-0002 (open to status candidates). You must apply separately under each announcement to be considered for each announcement.

Payment of relocation expenses is NOT authorized. A one-year supervisory probationary period may be required. This is a non-bargaining position.


The individual selected for this position will:

  • Perform a variety of accounting and supervisory tasks which require application of a wide range of accounting procedures, regulations, systems, and guidelines.
  • Plan, set priorities and schedules of work for the staff.
  • Make assignments, evaluate performance, counsel employees in work and administrative matters, interview candidates, and identify training needs of staff.
  • Assure data entered into accounting systems are accurate, timely, and complete.