BASIC EDUCATIONALREQUIREMENT: A bachelor's degree orfour (4) years of education leading to a bachelor's degree from an accreditedinstitution in accounting or a related field such as business administration,finance or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24semester hours in accounting (which may include up to 6 hours of credit inbusiness law).(*Transcripts are required.)
BASIC REQUIREMENTCOMBINATION: Four (4) years of accounting experience or an equivalentcombination of accounting experience, college-level education, and trainingthat provided professional accounting knowledge? This combination must includeone of the following: 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses; acertificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor,obtained through written examination; or completion of the requirements for adegree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g. 15out of the 24 required semester hours in accounting provided that: you havesuccessfully worked at the full performance level in accounting, auditing or arelated field; a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants orauditors has determined that your experience demonstrates breadth, depth,currency, and level of advancement normally associated with successfulcompletion of a four year course of study in accounting or a related field; andyour education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.(*Your experience must be documented and you must submit transcripts with yourapplication.)
IN ADDITION TO THEBASIC EDUCATIONCAL REQUIREMENT THIS POSITION REQUIRES: One (1) year ofspecialized experience performing accounting duties that includes: applyingprocedures related to appropriation funding allotments, obligations anddisbursements; knowledge of general ledger and subsidiary accounts; analyzinginterrelationships of accounts affected by double entry accounting; monitoringfund control points; using and automated general ledger and cost system; andreviewing accounting documents for inaccuracies or errors. (*Your experiencemust be documented in your resume.)
SUPERIOR ACADEMICACHEIVEMENT: Superior AcademicAchievement (SAA) based on class standing, grade point average, or honor societymembership in regards to your undergraduate education as described in thequalifications section of this announcement? (*Transcripts are requested.)
SUBSTITUITION OFEDUCATION: One (1) year of graduate level education in accounting from anaccredited institution that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties ofthis position? One year of graduate education is usually equivalent to 18semester hours or 27 quarter hours, unless otherwise specified by the school.(*Transcripts are requested.)
COMBINATION: Acombination of specialized experience a graduate level education as describedfor the GS-07 that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of thisposition? (*Your experience must be documented and transcripts are requested.)
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
· Knowledge of professional accounting systems andfinancial operating standards.
· Ability to perform administrative duties.
· Knowledge of accounting principles.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is sedentary with some walking, bending, andstooping when accessing files. At times, the accountant may be required tostore and retrieve boxed documents from the Fiscal Program Storage Room. Workis performed in a professional office setting that is clean, well-heated andventilated.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.