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Job Title:Systems Accountant, GS-510-13 (Open to Status Candidates ONLY) ARC

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Job Announcement Number:NHTSA.NPO-2013-0007

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 to Tuesday, March 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0510-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

  • Current or former federal employees with status OR
  • Veterans eligible under VEOA
If you are NOT a status employee or VEOA eligible, you may wish to apply under announcement NHTSA.NPO-2013-0009, which is open to all U.S. citizens.

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. The agency strives to exceed the expectations of its customers through its core values of Integrity, Service and Leadership. Save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity. Work for NHTSA.

The position is located in the Office of Financial Management in the Office of Planning, Administrative and Financial Management. You will serve as the Senior Systems Accountant responsible for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) requirements and functionality, as included in the Department of Transportation's corporate accounting system, Delphi. You will serve as a spokesperson for the NHTSA Delphi Team to key governmental officials and the auditing community. You will actively direct and/or participate on special financial initiatives. You will coordinate accounting system changes with FAA/OKC, recommend modifications to the accounting system to meet NHTSA requirements, grant NHTSA user access, maintain accounting codes and value sets, maintain the interfaces into the corporate accounting system, and establish all system policies and procedures to ensure proper recording of transactions in accordance with applicable rules/regulations, system security, etc. You will also maintain NHTSA's Delphi to GTS and MAPS interface maintenance system for control and reconciliation purposes.

This is a great opportunity for a mid-career experienced professional looking for a stable work environment with changing priorities.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a status candidate and meet specialized experience
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Provide all required documents by closing date
  • Position is telework eligible
  • Announcement also advertised to U.S. citizens: NHTSA.NPO-2013-0009
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days

DUTIES:

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As a Systems Accountant, you will:

  • Maintain NHTSA’s requirements in the Delphi accounting system and ensure that interfaces (GTS, MAPS, etc) update appropriately.  This includes ensuring Delphi is operating and required modifications are made as needed to prevent interference in meeting established reporting deadlines.
  • Manage the financial, operational and internal control issues identified and recommend improvements/corrective actions as appropriate.  Provide system users/partners with required data elements to process program transactions in Delphi and implements new Delhi functionality in accordance with established standards and guidance.
  • Develop all system policies and procedures to ensure proper recording of transactions in accordance with applicable rules and regulations, system security, etc.  Determine financial reporting adequacy. Advise mgt on the establishment of financial accounting and reporting programs, policies, and approaches. Establish and maintain effective working relationships within top agency leaders.
  • Advise agency mgt on the redesign of work operations and organizational structures needed to adapt successfully to the changing financial reporting requirements under the Chief Financial Officer Act, Performance Measures under the Government Performance and Results Act, and other mandated legislation and related regulations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must (1) meet the Education Requirement for the series, (2) provide a copy of transcripts for verification, AND (3) meet the experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.  

LEVEL

To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:

GRADE 13

Experience developing and installing accounting systems, developing accounting policies and standards covering operations in maintaining accounting systems or programs. Performing accounting systems administration and evaluation; data validation, analysis, and reconciliation.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:

  • 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. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.") OR

  • 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:

  • Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;

  • A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or

  • 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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and retain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business as a condition of employment. If unable to obtain and/or retain a card, you may be subject to removal. Those who fail to meet this condition of employment will have our offer of employment rescinded.
  • Time-in-Grade - Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade requirements contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating. Please ensure that your resume and application provide enough detail to support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions. Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. Your answers to the Vacancy Specific questions, your self-determined rating, resume and supporting documentation are reviewed. If your resume and supporting documents do not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees here. This position is telework eligible.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.

NHTSA is a Local 3313 bargaining unit agency.



HOW TO APPLY:

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You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
  • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
  • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
  • You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to transjobs@dot.gov or call us at (202)366-1298.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be provided by the close date:
  • RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
  • COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE
  • TRANSCRIPTS - Verifying that you meet the stated education requirements for the series OR an SF-50 showing that you have already qualified and worked in the federal service in this series. The transcripts need not be official
  • SF-50 - Which verifies grade, full performance level of position, and eligibility for consideration as a status applicant.
  • DD214 - Verifying military service and eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.
  • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
  • DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP/ICTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85).
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: TRANSJOBS@dot.gov
Agency Information:
DOT, NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMIN
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
20590
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check your application status by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

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Job Announcement Number:

NHTSA.NPO-2013-0007

Control Number:

338533400