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Job Title:Systems Accountant

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:U.S. Marshals Service

Job Announcement Number:CK857236BD

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:

Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Thursday, April 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0510-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

 

Financial Services Division - Arlington, VA

The United States Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. The missions of the Service include protection of the judiciary, court security, witness security, asset seizure and forfeiture, apprehension of fugitives, prisoner transportation and custody.

Vacancy ID: 857236

Job Title: Systems Accountant, GS-0510-13

Promotion Potential: 13

Duty Location: Arlington, VA United States 1 vacancy

Open Period: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - Thursday, April 04, 2013

Salary Range - $89,033.00 - $115,742.00 Annually

 

Who May Apply: You may apply if you are a US Citizen or National

This position is located in the Office of Financial Systems Support, Financial Services Division, United States Marshals Service (USMS). The incumbent serves as a Systems Accountant and is responsible for preparing financial reports, ensuring accurate recording of resources (obligations, collections, and Journal Vouchers), providing financial management advice and guidance, assisting with the Intra-Government Payment and Collection (IPAC) program, processing invoice payments, analyzing and processing journal vouchers, and analyzing financial systems.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized
  • Must pass a pre-employment security investigation and drug screening.
  • A one year trial/probationary period may be required.

DUTIES:

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  • Conducting analysis of financial systems to ensure that the systems provide the needed information to provide required reports.
  • Analyzing payments, allotments, allocations, obligations, and unliquidated balances.
  • Preparing financial reports as well as processing and recording financial transactions.
  • Providing technical advice and counsel to USMS management on complex financial issues.
  • Participating the development and/or revision of USMS financial directives, policies, and procedures.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS

You must possess a full 4-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included 24 semester hours in accounting (and/or auditing). The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (Note: You must submit copies of your transcripts to verify you meet this requirement).

OR

You must have 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. Background must include one of the following: 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses (can include up to 6 hours of business law). A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) obtained through written examination (Note: You must submit copies of your transcripts and other supporting documents to verify you meet this requirement). Completion of the requirements for a degree with substantial course work in accounting or auditing, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester hour requirement, and education, training, and experience which fully meet the specified requirements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements listed above, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that includes:

  • Analyzing financial data;
  • Preparing financial reports;
  • Processing and recording financial transactions;
  • Providing technical advice with regard to complex financial issues;and
  • Resolving discrepancies in financial data

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.htm

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). 


All qualifications requirements for this position must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ’s Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.

  • 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 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;
  • Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.

Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration (unless a sufficient number of qualified veterans are found - in which only those names will be initially certified). Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics:

  • Knowledge of accounting theories, practices, and procedures
  • Ability to organize and analyze financial information
  • Ability to communicate verbally
  • Ability to communicate in writing
  •  

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:  http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.   If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:   1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.   To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria.   You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.   Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.   Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap

 

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.   If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.   To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria.   You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.   Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at:

http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ctap

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/.

 

Veteran Preference:  If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your résumé.  

 

In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, you MUST submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions. In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

 

Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated," veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.   In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified).

 

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

 

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, April 04, 2013 to receive consideration.

 

Note: Failure to submit a resume or supporting documentation may result in elimination for further consideration.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
- Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education, if applicable 
- Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement.

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.  

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID CK857236BD. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Midwest Services Branch
Phone: (816)426-5706
Email: KANSASCITY@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
USMS FSD
CS-3
Washington, DC
22530

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.  We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.


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Job Announcement Number:

CK857236BD

Control Number:

339785200