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Job Title:Staff Accountant

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:Army 13-069

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$47,448.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 to Thursday, May 16, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0510-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary NTE 8 Feb 14

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Draper, UT United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

UTAH NATIONAL GUARD

ARMY TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

RESTRICTED TO ON BOARD PERMANENT AND INDEFINITE EXCEPTED TECHNICIANS OF THE UTAH ARMY NATIONAL GUARD.

 

Upon completion of your application there is a page which reflects the following "Confirmation of your Submission to USA Staffing Application Manager".  Please print this page and keep it in your records as completion of intent to apply for a vacancy.  This page provides information about the job applied for and the date and time of submission. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.
  • ***APPLICANT MUST ADDRESS THE KSA'S ON THEIR RESUME.***
  • OPEN TO ON BOARD PERMANENT/INDEFINITE EXCEPTED TECHNICIANS.
  • APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON LINE THROUGH USA JOBS.

DUTIES:

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This position is located in the Army Comptroller Division in the US Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO).  The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Staff Accountant.  Performs detailed reviews and analysis of established procedures and ensures that the administration and operation of financial control systems--to include budget, accounting, payroll, accounts payable, and travel--are in compliance with established statutory requirements, regulations, directives, and policies. Plans, coordinates, and conducts an annual written Operational Review Program (ORP).  The ORP encompasses reviews of all functional finance and accounting operations.  Determines the objectives and scope of all reviews and audits.  Prepares a written plan for the conduct of each review or audit.  Analyzes each functional area within the Comptroller Division.  Develops findings, determines and facilitates required corrective actions, and provides formal written reports to the Financial Manager (FM).  Performs follow-up reviews to assure corrective action has been taken.  Conducts special or quick reaction assessments of potential systemic weaknesses and highly vulnerable processes or systems; and provides special or quick reaction assessments that supplement and enhance detailed analysis of the functional areas and systems.  Recommends changes to finance and accounting procedures and practices throughout the state.  Annually performs an analysis of the overall effectiveness of finance and accounting operations.  Serves as the division’s primary point of contact for the Management Control Program.  Ensures management controls are in place and effective.  Prepares Management Control Evaluation Certification Statements for the division’s portion of the Management Control Plan.  Continually assesses and evaluates the effectiveness of finance and accounting operations through the review of standard performance management metrics.  Assesses the indicators and identifies operational areas currently not meeting performance goals as established within the ORP Plan.  Assists Comptroller personnel in establishing and implementing methods or procedures to detect, prevent and resolve operational deficiencies.  Identifies trends and specific problem areas as well as root causes of operational deficiencies.  Performs follow-up reviews ensuring corrective actions produce the desired program results.   Reviews and analyzes a wide variety of reports including reports produced by NGB standard and local automated systems.  Based on this analysis, advises the FM of actions required or recommended.  Discusses system or procedural problems and areas of potential improvement with various system supervisors, Program Managers (PMs), and local management information systems personnel.  Provides technical advice and assistance to the FM and the USPFO on internal matters involving statutory provisions, regulatory requirements, procedures, systems, or problems arising from changes in mission, programs, and/or organizational structure.  Monitors the implementation of approved and directed procedural changes.  Evaluates proposed regulatory changes and employee suggestions and provides comments and recommendations.  Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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LOCATION OF POSITION:  United States Property and Fiscal Office, Draper, Utah

POSITION DESCRIPTION NUMBER:  D1016000

AREA OF CONSIDERATION:  Restricted to on board permanent/indefinite excepted technicians of the Utah Army National Guard.  If you are not currently a Utah Army National Guard technician your application will not be considered for this vacancy.

APPOINTMENT TYPE:  TEMPORARY.  The expected length of this temporary position/promotion is 8 February 2014.  Temporary positions may be extended or terminated in accordance with regulatory guidance and at management's discretion.

APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENTS:  Officer, Enlisted

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and position upon the effective date of placement in the technician position.

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY:  O: 36A.   ENL: CMF 36, MOS 36B.

VICE: Vacant

SELECTING SUPERVISOR:  CPT Shane Day

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:  This position has no known promotion potential.

 

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS FOR VERIFICATION OF EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: For successful performance in this position, each applicant must fully justify on their application how they meet each KSA listed.  Please make sure to include the beginning and ending dates (month and year) for each job listed on your resume.

 

A.   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

B.   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 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.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

1--A professional knowledge of accounting principles and concepts and specific detailed knowledge of National Guard prescribed accounting system for military and fund operations to independently accomplish a variety of program assignments.

2--Skill in analyzing accounting systems, adapting and modifying conventional accounting systems, and analytical techniques to solve a variety of accounting problems and ensure conformance with generally accepted accounting principles.

3--Knowledge and skill to serve as a Systems Accountant to develop automated subsystems; determine functional accounting requirements; assure interface with the large automated management system; guide systems programming; develop functional tests; write instruction manuals; give oral presentations on development progress; and attend meetings on system integration and problems resolution at the state, region, NGB, DoD level.

 

Specialized Experience requirements for GS-7 and above:

Must have the following: 1 year equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.  Experience in reviewing program documents as well as previous audit reports to determine compliance with governing regulations; identifies unusual and questionable practices; develops and reports an opinion on the economy and efficiency of the operations and recommends corrective action.

GS-11 requires 1 year experience at the GS-09 level specialized experience.

GS-09 requires 1 year experience at the GS-07 level specialized experience.

 


Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Medical screening will be completed upon selection for hire. 

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.

Soldiers who accept a technician position will be terminated from the Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP).

Indefinite positions may be converted to permanent status without further competition.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

 


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For addtional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For addtional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Each applicant must FULLY SUBSTANTIATE on their application how they meet the requirements listed in the specialized experience area; otherwise applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. Applications will be evaluated solely on information supplied in the resume. Experience will be evaluated based on relevance to the position for which application is being made. Include job titles, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours per week, salary, duties/accomplishments, employer(s) name and address, and supervisor(s) name/phone number and permission to contact

 

To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

1.      Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and

2.      Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

 

Option A:  Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:

·         You must click Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.

·         You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

·         You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- Thursday, May 16, 2013

·         To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

1. Go to USAJOBS.GOV and put in your username and password.

2. Click on My Account - Main Page to verify that your application documents appear under the Application Status tab.

· You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout. (When you want to return, go to USAJOBS.GOV, log in and then select My Account - Main Page and go into Saved Jobs.

·         If you Submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used.  Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.

 

 

Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

1.      You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

2.      Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.      You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.

·         By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

         



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following document is required:

  • Current Resume
  • Transcripts (if required)

To submit the document requested follow the instructions below: Your resume or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications, or transcripts (if required) must be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax.  Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/of0510.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Martina L. Conner
Phone: (801)432-4239
Fax: (801)523-4700
Email: MARTINA.L.CONNER.CIV@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Utah National Guard
Human Resources Office
12953 S Minuteman Drive
Attn HRO Jodie
Draper, UT
84020
USA
Fax: (801)523-4700

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

 


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Job Announcement Number:

Army 13-069

Control Number:

342772600