To qualify for this position you must meet at least one condition listed under Basic Qualifications and at least one condition listed under Additional Qualifications or Education for that grade level.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: To qualify for this position at any grade level, you must first meet at least one of the following:
A. A four-year degree with a major field of study 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 hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hour of credit in business law.
B. An appropriate combination of education and experience that includes 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 also include one of 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 un-expired 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, AND a) have successfully worked at the full-performance level (GS-13) 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 field 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 "A" above; and c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirements of 24 semester hours in accounting, your level of education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF THEIR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS WITH THEIR APPLICATION. UNOFFICIAL COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS ARE ACCEPTABLE.
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the (GS-12) level in the Federal service or equivalent responsibility in the private sector/pay systems that has equipped me with the particular competencies to successfully perform as a Supervisory Systems Accountant. Examples of such experience include: providing staff direction and guidance in the design and process development of Intra-governmental Payments and Collections (IPAC) and/or other accounts payable/receivable transaction processing; analyzing and evaluating complex management processes and regulations; designing and developing complex processes in an automated accounting/financial management system; performing and reviewing account reconciliations and general ledgers; coordinating audits, inspections, and internal control reviews related to accounting records and/or systems; establishing operational procedures; providing authoritative policy interpretations and functional recommendations on the system's overall structure; and performing system analysis and providing recommendations to solve complex problems and improvements for operational efficiency. As a candidate you must also have demonstrated in your work experience or training that you possess or have the potential to develop the qualities to successfully supervise an area of work and others. NOTE: Your resume must support your claim; otherwise your eligibility may be affected.
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:
Approximate percentages of time must be identified when positions held involved the performance of more than one type of work (e.g., secretarial and accounting, truck driver and warehousing, clerical, etc.). (Required for All Candidates)
Candidates must meet qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. All candidates' eligibility must remain active to receive further consideration throughout the employment process. Qualification standards are found in the Operating Manual of Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions which is published by the Office of Personnel Management. You may review these operating manuals in their entirety at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp and all Federal personnel offices.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category Rating: Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet minimum qualifications and your application demonstrates you possess the particular competencies for this position. Eligible candidates will then be placed for selection consideration into 3 categories as described below:
1. Best-Qualified Category. Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates experience as an expert in the field or recognized as a senior specialist, team lead, etc.
2. Well-Qualified Category. Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates full-performance level experience based on responses to occupational questionnaire.
3. Qualified Category. Meets the minimum qualifications and demonstrates minimum experience and/or training only based on responses to occupational questionnaire.
The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be adjusted and/or you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position. You are NOT required to respond to these separately:
· Knowledge of accounting principles, theories, practices, methods, and techniques.
· Knowledge of the accounting and financial management information systems.
· Skill in identifying and analyzing problems, and developing comprehensive solutions.
· Skill in verbal and written communication.
· Ability to lead, coach, and manage professional and technical staff in the performance of critical work activities to achieve organizational goals.