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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Accountant

Department:General Services Administration

Agency:Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Job Announcement Number:1307040IMDE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$50,154.00 to $65,196.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 to Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0510-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies in the following location:
Fort Worth, TX, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island).

JOB SUMMARY:

You may have heard GSA called 'the government's landlord', but GSA is about more than just buildings...We're a vehicle management and acquisition service...a real estate manager...an IT solutions provider...a global supply chain manager...and more!  GSA provides innovative solutions for Federal agencies that include products, services, workspace, and expertise to build a more high-performing, efficient, sustainable, and transparent government for the American people.  And, since our jobs are as diverse as the services we provide, GSA is a great place to start, build, and expand your career.

GSA has been repeatedly named by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the 'Best Places to Work in the Federal Government'.

As an Accountant, you will be performing a variety of work assignments/projects and analyzes in areas such as accounting transactions, reports, systems, and other related areas that can have an impact on the effectiveness of the Division meeting its goals and objectives.  

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Financial Policy and Operations, Financial Services Division, Fort Worth, TX. This office is responsible for providing accurate, cost effective Financial and Performance Analysis, Reporting and Advice. It ensures that GSA executes its mission in a compliant, efficient and effective manner.

 

GSA offers its employees a wide range of benefits including:

  • Federal health insurance plans (choose from a wide range of plans)
  • Life insurance coverage with several options to choose from
  • Leave policies to help you take care of your personal, recreational, and health care needs
  • Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Transit and child care subsidies
  • Training and development

At this time we are filling one vacancy, however additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. This vacancy is also being announced as Vacancy Announcement Number 1307039IMMP under Merit Promotion regulations.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under Merit Promotion Procedures.  Note:  You must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both procedures.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Apply online (See How to Apply section.)
  • U.S. Citizenship or National

DUTIES:

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  • Creates and submits reports from data systems as required by senior management, financial managers, program offices, or customers
  • Processes acounting transactions into the financial system including corrective adjustments to abnormal balances or variances.
  • Supports branch and division customer service programs, resolving customer requests, issues, and problems.
  • Performs analysis and reconciliations of  accounts including budgetary and proprietary accounts.
  • Supports internal and external audits and reviews by providing data/information on accounting, financial management and related policies, procedures and reports.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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The GS-9 salary range starts at $50,154.00 per year, if you meet the following qualifications. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. To qualify, you must possess at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 in Federal Service. Examples of such experience are: developing automated accounting procedures for routine records, and analyzing financial and statistical data.

 

To meet the basic qualification requirements for this position, you must have: 

  1. 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 -
  2. 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 oneof the following:
    1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
    2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
    3. 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.


See Qualifications for Basic Requirements. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Serve a one year probationary period (unless you have previously satisfied this requirement).
  • Be able to make a direct deposit of your salary check to a financial organization.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service.
  • Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
  • Undergo a background security investigation and receive a favorable adjudication.
  • If you are not a current GSA employee, you must complete the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 to determine identity and employment (work status) eligibility. GSA will verify the information through the DHS e-Verify automated system. Any identified discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

The Category Rating procedure is being used to rate candidates.  If you are found qualified for the position, your responses to the self assessment vacancy questions will be used to place you in one of the following categories:  Qualified, Well Qualified, Best Qualified.  Your responses to the vacancy questions must be supported by your resume or the Human Resources Specialist may adjust your responses lower.  Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.  Appropriate documentation must be received to adjudicate veterans' preference.

Best Qualified 95-100

Well Qualified 85-94

Qualified 70-84


You will be evaluated on the vacancy related questions that were designed to assess your overall possession of the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities: knowledge of accounting theories, practices, methods, and techniques to ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial information; knowledge of internal control programs and related requirements to ensure compliance with established policies, practices, and precedents; ability to communicate effectively to provide advice, guidance, findings, and recommendations concerning various types of accounting and financial matters to various levels of personnel; knowledge and skill to use qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques to analyze and evaluate issues related to various accounting situations; professional and comprehensive knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts, practices and techniques of accounting.


A variety of assessments/assessment tools may be used to evaluate candidates for specific vacancies covered by this announcement. Candidates will be notified when further assessments are implemented and provided with instructions on how to access and complete the assessment(s).  Be sure to APPLY EARLY as most assessments must be completed fully and submitted before the announcement closing.

If you are an Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan eligible or a GSA Career Transition Assistance eligible, you must be considered well qualified (minimum score of 85) to receive priority.  ICTAP/CTAP


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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GSA offers a comprehensive benefits package.  To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, see Benefits.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Bargaining Unit status: AFGE

A 4/10 schedule is not available for this position.

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are NOT authorized for this position. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.



HOW TO APPLY:

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You must submit a complete application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the Announcement.  Errors or omissions may result in your not being considered for this vacancy.  For information on applying for a GSA vacancy, please visit Applying for a GSA Job

We will only consider applications submitted through the online process listed below unless an exception has been approved by a representative of the HR Office listed on this announcement.  A description of the online process is provided below:
  1. Select the "Apply Online" button.  Log on to OPM's USAJOBS to access your existing resume or to create a new one.
  2. From your account, select which resume you wish to submit.  You also have the option of attaching any required documents saved in your USAJOBS account.  Click "Apply for this Position Now!"
  3. You will be redirected to GSA's automated system, GSAjobs.  First time users will be asked to respond to "Account Creation" questions.  If you are a return GSAjobs user, click the links on the left to review and update any necessary profile information before continuing on with the application process.
  4. You will be prompted to respond to "Eligibility Questions" which will be used to determine your eligibility to apply for various types of vacancies.  If you are a return user, these fields will pre-populate with your previous responses.  Please review and make any necessary changes before proceeding.
  5. Next, you will be asked to respond to vacancy specific questions regarding your qualifications and the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or other competencies required to successfully perform this position.
  6. Submit any required documents (see below).  A "Vacancy Documents" page is automatically displayed by the GSAjobs system.  Most documents become part of your permanent electronic file and you need to submit them only once unless you wish to update.  You can view the Description column next to each form to determine if a previously submitted document is on file.  For each document you must submit, select one of the following options in the "Action" column:
    • "Upload" - Using the Document Manager, upload  document (.gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc format only) directly from your computer;
    • "USAJOBS" - Using the Document Manager, download a document you previously attached from your USAJOBS account for this vacancy.
    • "FAX" - Print the Fax Cover Sheet, then fax cover sheet and document(s) to the listed phone number.  We strongly recommend you read the "Fax Instructions" provided on the Document Manager page prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information.  
  7. At this point, if you are determined to be qualified for the position based upon your previous responses, additional assessment questions may be presented.  
  8. Finally, you'll receive an Application Review Page which allows you to review the information that will be submitted.  You can save a copy of your application by selecting the 'Save PDF' button.  Then, YOU MUST CLICK THE 'FINISH' BUTTON to submit your application.
Note:  If you cannot complete any part of the application process listed above, contact the Human Resources Office/representative listed on the announcement prior to the announcement deadline for instructions on how to proceed.  Be sure to receive prior HR approval to deviate from these instructions so that your application will be considered.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please review the following to determine which documents you must submit in order to complete your application.

ICTAP/CTAP Eligibles: Submit proof of eligibility including agency notice; SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (or similar agency form); and most recent performance rating.

Veterans:  In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty (member 4 copy). If you are claiming 10-point preference, you must submit the following in addition to the DD-214: (1) completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement to this preference. A list of documents which serve as acceptable proof of entitlement is indicated on the SF-15 form. 

Active Duty Military Personnel - In lieu of the DD-214, active duty service members may submit a written document from the armed forces certifying that they expect to be discharged or released under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

College Transcripts: Submit a photocopy of your college transcript(s) if the qualifications for this announcement have an education requirement, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements. If slected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Irena Matijevic
Phone: 817-978-3190
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: vacancy.inquiries@gsa.gov
Agency Information:
GSA, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Human Resources Division (CPI)
819 Taylor St. Room 9A00
Fort Worth, TX
76102
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If your application is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  We will further evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies required of the position.  Candidates in the highest quality category will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications.

QUESTIONS: Contact Irena Matijevic with the Human Resources Office

for questions on the vacancy and the application process. GSA, Human Resources

819 Taylor St Fort Worth, TX 76102 Phone: 817-978-3190 Email:

vacancy.inquiries@gsa.gov.

 

Need assistance with your USAJOBS username and/or password? Use the "Forgot your Username and/or Password?" feature on My USAJOBS webpage. The GSA Human Resources Office does not have access to username and/or password information.


Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!

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Job Announcement Number:

1307040IMDE

Control Number:

341816400