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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Accountant

Agency:Export-Import Bank of the United States

Job Announcement Number:D034-13-CFO-878314

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, April 18, 2013 to Wednesday, May 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0510-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under announcement M028-13-CFO-878316 using merit promotion procedures.

Be part of a dynamic, self-supporting Federal agency with a nearly 80-year record of supporting U.S. export-related jobs and over $50 billion in export sales in 2012. Work in the heart of Washington, DC two blocks from the White House across from the McPherson Square metro station.

The Ex-Im Bank is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank's mission is to help to maintain and create U.S. jobs by supporting the financing of exports of U.S. goods and services to international markets. Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. companies, large and small, to turn export opportunities into real sales.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background and Security/Suitability Investigation
  • Random Drug Testing
  • You may be required to serve a one year probationary period

DUTIES:

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This position is located in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Controller, Insurance Servicing and Administration Accounting Department. The Insurance Servicing and Administration Accounting Department is responsible for the financial records and the various accounting, servicing and data functions of the insurance program. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Acting as primary liaison for brokers and insured parties regarding commissions, premium payments and transaction reporting;
  • Researching and resolving discrepancies for commission and premium payments, advance deposits, accounts receivable and advises underwriters of discrepancies;
  • Processing cash receipts, disbursements, inter-program transfers, unallocated and unidentified funds;
  • Analyzing insurance shipments and premium collections;
  • Monitoring automated accounting systems for inaccurate and inefficient processes and recommending changes to management; and
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirement:

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.

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 one of the following:

  1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
  2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant obtained through written examination; or
  3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting, 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, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants 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 non-conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE

GS-9: To qualify for the GS-09 position, applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level of GS-07. Specialized experience includes assisting in researching, analyzing and interpreting  accounting data; drafting a variety of accounting reports; assist in providing accounting and financial management advice; reconciling accounting reports; interpreting financial laws, policies, and regulations; and using automated accounting systems.

OR

You may also qualify if you possess a master's degree, or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, at an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

OR

You may qualify with a combination of specialized experience, as described above, and related graduate level education beyond the first year of graduate level study. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of course/course hours submitted with your application.

GS-11: To qualify for the GS-11 position, applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level of GS-09. Specialized experience includes researching, analyzing and interpreting accounting data; preparing a variety of accounting reports; providing accounting and financial management advice and assistance; reconciling accounting reports; interpreting financial laws, policies, and regulations; and using automated accounting systems.

OR

If you are substituting education for experience to qualify at this level, you must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

OR

You may qualify with a combination of specialized experience, as described above, and related graduate level education beyond the first two years of graduate level study. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of course/course hours submitted with your application.


 

All requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Using the Category Rating system, applicants will be evaluated on their resume as it relates to the position along with the Specialized Experience required. The competencies required should be reflected and demonstrated by the extent and quality of your experience, education and training in your resume. Based on the evaluation of your resume you will be placed into one of the following three categories:

Best Qualified applicants demonstrate an outstanding proficiency in the needed competency on review of the application package by a Subject Matter Expert(s) and/or evaluator(s).
Well Qualified applicants demonstrate an excellent proficiency in the needed competencies based on review of the application by a Subject Matter Expert(s) and/or evaluator(s). (This category must be met to be considered under ICTAP procedures)
Qualified applicants demonstrate and meet the basic qualifications based on review of the application by a Subject Matter Expert(s) and/or evaluator(s).

To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions.


BENEFITS:

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We offer an attractive benefits package to include health, life insurance, retirement, 401(k) like plan, and metro subsidy. Additional information for Federal employee benefits can be found here.

Relocation benefits are not authorized.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): You must be well qualified for the position to receive special selection priority under the ICTAP. A qualified ICTAP eligible achieving a score of 85 or above will be considered "well qualified". For more information, go to: www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.

Application of Veteran's Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veteran's preference points or apply the rule of three, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% must be listed in the highest quality category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible is in that category unless the objection or passover requirements of 5 USC 3317 (b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.

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 www.sss.gov.



HOW TO APPLY:

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

1. Your Résumé.
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire.
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below).

Applications will only be accepted online or by fax. If you are unable to apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, 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.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 878314. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you need assistance applying online or by fax, please contact OPM at ApplicationManagerHelpDesk@opm.gov.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

1. Your Resume (applicants are required to submit a resume with job title, series/grade (if federal employee), duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, starting and ending dates of employment, number of hours worked per week, and annual salary)
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:

  • Veterans Preference Documentation (a DD-214, a letter from the VA (for disabled veterans), and an SF-15), if applicable.
  • College transcript(s). College transcripts are required if qualifying based on education. Failure to submit transcripts will result in an ineligible rating.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

ExIm Recruiter
Phone: (202)565-3300
Email: RECRUITER@EXIM.GOV
Agency Information:
Export Import Bank of the US
811 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC
20571

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, we will review your application to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information in the Occupational Questionnaire and may interview best-qualified applicants.


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Job Announcement Number:

D034-13-CFO-878314

Control Number:

341974700