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Job Title:Supervisory Staff Accountant

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Office of Justice Programs

Job Announcement Number:JP-13-047

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Saturday, March 30, 2013 to Sunday, April 14, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0510-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

0 vacancies in the following location:
Washington, Dist of ColumbiaView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

Are you interested in working for a cutting edge agency with a mission to improve public safety, and the fair administration of justice? If so, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs, (OJP), Office of Chief Financial Officer is seeking a high performing individual to serve as a Supervisory Staff Accountant. The incumbent has full responsibility for providing leadership to and coordinating with all OJP Bureaus/Offices, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and other Federal agencies in the development of expertise in the financial and grants management operations of discretionary grantees and state formula grant agencies and subgrantees; in performing financial reviews of grant applications; negotiating direct costs, providing financial monitoring of grantees; in reviewing and approving indirect cost allocation plans for state government agencies; and in developing, monitoring, coordinating and implementing audit policies and procedures.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=MODIB.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

The incumbent is a senior grants financial manager with direct oversight and responsibility for providing leadership in grants financial management operations of award recipients; in performing financial reviews of grant applications; pre-award review and certification of all agency grants and cooperative agreements; negotiating indirect cost agreements; financial monitoring of grantees; and providing financial management training and technical assistance to award recipients. This is a highly technical position which requires in-depth knowledge and analysis of the complex and varied OMB Circulars, Code of Federal Regulations, Government wide Common Rules, as well as the numerous OJP, COPS, and OVW grant programs.

The incumbent establishes financial policies and procedures to facilitate strong internal controls and to prevent waste and fraud. Develops and maintains an effective and supportive internal control program over the financial aspects of the grant programs and conducts recovery auditing activities to identify, prevent, or recover improper payments. Provides data analysis to help identify key financial problem areas, improvement opportunities, and to respond to internal and external inquiries

The incumbent leads the development of grants financial management policy for OJP, integrating internal OJP and external financial management policy issues. Develops policies and interpretations relating to financial requirements established by federal statutes, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars and other guidelines, Government-wide Common Rules, and other Federal agencies. Policies and interpretations cover the gamut of grants financial management activities, including matters of allowable, allocable and reasonable costs, grantee contributions, program income, indirect costs, conference costs, use of confidential funds, cash management, and grantee and subgrantee accounting systems and audits.


Supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS-13 and GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers' performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.



QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Demonstrated expert skill in managing and supervising staff.

Demonstrated ability to apply analytical methods and techniques to identify and resolve grant financial services issues.

Demonstrated experience in presenting organizational views and explaining difficult grants management financial issues to senior level management and executive leadership, and external stakeholders, both orally and in writing.

Demonstrated ability to monitor and oversee grants management financial and/or auditing information.

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) practices and techniques, Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (GAAS); and other accounting guidelines.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

A. Applicants must show successful completion of a full four-year course of study in 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 or was supplemented by 24 semester/36 quarter hours in accounting. The 24 semester/36 quarter hours may include up to 6 semester/9 quarter hours of credit in business law.

OR

B. Combination of education and experience--at least four (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/36 quarter hours in accounting courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 semester/9 quarter hours of business law;

--A certificate as Certified Public Accountant obtained through written examination; or

--Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting, e.g., 15 semester/22 quarter hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour/36-quarter-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting; (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 four-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester/36 quarter hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-14.

Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION SHOULD BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR AVUE APPLICATION OR EMAILED TO OJPApplicants@usdoj.gov FOR CONSIDERATION FOR VACANCY.

Applications will be accepted from:

1. U.S. Citizens with no prior Federal service,

2. Current federal employees on permanent competitive service appointment, or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility,

3. ICTAP eligibilities,

4. Individuals eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, returned Peace Corps volunteers, individuals covered by an interchange agreement, or,

5. Individuals eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.

This vacancy is open to both U.S. Citizens and Status applicants. This announcement is being used to consider internal Merit Promotion and external candidates. You will be considered under all categories for which you are eligible.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies that may occur within 90 days of the closing date.

This appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.

Since this is an on-line application process, faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/OJP/applicant.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number listed on this announcement to obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement, applicant qualifications form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted. Applicants made on line must be received must be received by the closing date of this announcement. You can obtain this form by contacting Avue Digital Service at (800) 407-0147. This form must receive in the Human Resources Office by the closing date of the announcement. The Human Resources Office must receive all other information requested in the vacancy announcement by the closing date of the announcement.

Supporting Documentation: A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action; showing 'Tenure' and 'Position Occupied' (if applying under Merit Promotion); to receive consideration as a veteran, you must attach a DD-214 showing the type of discharge you received; to receive consideration as a disabled person you must submit a letter from the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation in the state in which you live, certifying your disability. You must submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action showing your tenure and position occupied and the most recent Performance Appraisal (dated within the last 18 months or a separate statement explaining why you are unable to submit your appraisal.

ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION SHOULD BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR AVUE APPLICATION OR EMAILED TO OJPApplicants@usdoj.gov FOR CONSIDERATION FOR VACANCY.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Agencies have a number of flexibilities in selecting candidates. This announcement is being used to consider internal Merit Promotion and external candidates. You will be considered under all categories for which you are eligible. Therefore, the same pool of candidates may be referred to a variety of vacancies. In order to maximize the number of ways in which an individual can be considered, your application may be rated under any of the following methods:



CATEGORY RATING: Under this method your application will be evaluated and rated under the DOJ/OJP Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described above, 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 qualify category (i.e., Best Qualified), except for scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher.



STATUS/MERIT PROMOTION: Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on the announcement. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. As a current or former federal employee, you must meet time-in-grade and all qualification requirements for consideration upon the closing date of this announcement.



Regardless of the method in which you are evaluated, your application, resume, and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on the 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 resume and application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.



Your on-line application includes your:

1. Resume and/or work history profile,

2. Responses to the online questions,

3. Required supporting documents,

4. Cover letter (optional).

Note: If a cover letter is submitted, it may be used to assess your qualifications.



We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.

2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated against your responses to the occupational Questionnaire. You may also be further evaluated using additional assessment processes. Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A human resources representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. Your resume will be among the factors used in setting your pay, should you be made an offer of employment. Please ensure that it full describes your experience as it relates to the position for which you are applying.

3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.

The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department.

The Department provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing specialist listed in the vacancy announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

BENEFITS: OJP 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.
OJP offers various alternative work schedules and telework, which varies from office to office. Alternative work schedule affords an employee the opportunity to work compressed or alternate work schedules. The telework program allows many employees to work from home or at an alternate location or a recurring or situational basis.

OJP has partnered with the Vida Fitness Center, which is conveniently located in the Verizon Center for your physical fitness needs. In addition, OJP offers on-site fitness centers at various DOJ locations within the downtown areas, most of which are located within walking distance. OJP also offers credit union services; ATM machine is located on-site. We also have a health unit and an on-site nurse for your usage and convenience.

Transit Benefits: To defray your commuting cost, we are pleased to offer the Employee Transit Benefit Program which allows eligible employees to receive up to $125 per month tax-free.

Service Credit for Non-Federal Experience: The Federal Workforce Flexibility Acts allows newly hired employees to be granted credit for previous military or private sector experience directly related to the position for which hired. This non-Federal experience may be counted as service time for annual leave accrual purposes upon appointment. For additional information, please contact the human resources representative identified on this announcement.

Recruitment bonus is not authorized.

Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.

As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.

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

Generally, preference is granted to veterans who entered military service prior to October 14, 1976; or served on active duty during the period from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, and who are otherwise eligible; or who served on active duty during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or who have served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal. This includes the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) awarded to those who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard. Also, you may be entitled to veterans' preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received a Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a disabled veteran; or you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran. You will need to submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 and proof of your claim.

If you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, or you are applying for consideration under the Veteran Employment Opportunity Act or Veteran Readjustment Authority, attach a copy of your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or other proof of eligibility. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

Applicants chosen for this position must serve a one-year probationary period if he/she has not previously been a supervisor or manager.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=MODIB.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

See Other Information.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Avue Help Desk
Phone: 8004070147
Fax: 2535739869
Email: JoeAvue@avuetech.com
Agency Information:
DOJ/Office of Justice Programs
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, Dist of Columbia
20531
US
Fax: 2535739869

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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Job Announcement Number:

JP-13-047

Control Number:

340865400