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Job Title:  Staff Accountant, GS-0510-09 (DEU)
Agency:  Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Job Announcement Number:  OPIC-OCFO-2013-0007

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$51,630.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year
Friday, May 03, 2013 to Friday, May 17, 2013
Full-Time - Permanent

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This position is open to all U.S. Citizens.

This position is also being announced under the Agency's Merit Promotion Procedures.  If you wish to be considered for this announcement, refer to vacancy announcement, OPIC-OCFO-2013-0008.


The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is the U.S. Government's development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical world challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy. OPIC works with the U.S. private sector, it helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets catalyzing revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing, guaranties, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds. OPIC projects have generated $74 billion in U.S. exports and supported more than 275,000 American jobs.

This position is located in Financial Management (FM) within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).  The incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of accounting operations and financial management support duties which affect the accuracy and acceptability of accounting and budget information covering the program and administrative activities conducted by OPIC.  The work also affects the timely availability of funds to continue the conduct of mission-oriented functions.  The incumbent also provides back-up support, as needed, to FM’s senior level accountants.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
  • You must be able to obtain/maintain a Secret Clearance.
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.


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In this position you will:


- Furnish accounting and financial statements, reports and other  accounting information.

- Perform those managerial accounting functions involved in the maintenance of FM’s accounting records/accounts.


- Provide interpretations of accounting reports, statements and other accounting data.


- Monitor unfavorable trends or deviations and suggests necessary corrective actions.


-Assist management officials in applying financial data and information derived from sources such as statements, reports and ratios.


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To qualify for this position, you must have:

A 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 hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.


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 a 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.


In addition to the basic qualification requirements above, you must also possess 1-year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Government. For this position specialized experience is defined as experience analyzing and reconciling a variety of accounts and transactions; formulating financial reports; assisting in developing and modifying procedures to be used in the design or modification of automated accounting systems; assisting management in applying and evaluating financial data; and analyzing financial and statistical data.


Applicants wishing to substitute education for specialized experience must, in addition to the basic qualification requirements above, have 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.


You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.


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 (KSA's):

1. Professional knowledge of practices and controls, methods and techniques of accounting required to independently perform accounting assignments using conventional methods and techniques.

2. Skill in applying generally accepted accounting principles, theories, techniques and procedures to well precedent assignments.

3. Knowledge of precedents applicable to the assignments.

4. Skill in gathering, assembling, consolidating and analyzing FMS financial data to prepare reports and identify trends.

5. Knowledge of the Security Assistance organization missions, functions and applicable regulations to assess organizational requirements and problems.

Note: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.

We will review your resume and transcripts (if applicable), to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. For each applicant determined to have met basic qualifications, we will then evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and/or work experiences as it relates to the specialized experience and your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. If you are found to be highly qualified based on your responses and a review of your resume, you will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.    

INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP): Federal Career and Career-Conditional Displaced employees in the local commuting area who are rated well qualified, which is defined as one who meets the qualifications identified in this announcement and scores at least an 85, will receive special selection priority.

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Our career opportunities feature the potential for performance-based increases, flexible hours, and the ability to achieve and maintain a balanced lifestyle.  Other benefits that may be available include a health and wellness programs, fitness center, telework, transit and parking subsidy, and emergency child care services.  For more information on federal benefits, please visit       
annual leave, life insurance, sick leave, health benefits.


More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

VETERANS INFORMATION, EEO POLICY, AND REGISTRATION FOR SELECTIVE SERVICE can be obtained utilizing the links at the bottom of this announcement.

CITIZENSHIP:  Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  For more information, please see the link at the bottom of this announcement and

All Federal employees are required by Public Law 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES - Are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and must submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. Individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE - Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience regardless of whether compensation was received or whether the experience was gained in a part-time or full-time occupation. Full-time work is generally considered to be 35 to 40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Individuals with hearing impairments may contact the Human Resources Office via the TTY (TDD) number that is listed in the contact information of the vacancy announcement, or via the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 (TTY/ASCII) or , or their state or local relay service.

All application materials become the property of the agency and will not be returned. Incomplete resumes or failure to respond to the assessment questionnaire will result in your application being disqualified from consideration. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

This position may require a one (1) year probationary period.

Periodically, the Office of Personnel Management conducts applicant satisfaction surveys. If you are selected to participate, we encourage you to provide feedback. It will assist both OPM and OPIC in making the online application process

Thank You!


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Before applying, read the entire vacancy announcement and ensure you are comfortable with the requirements.  If you are a new user to the USAJOBS site and have never registered for an account; you will first need to create an account by clicking on the following link Once you have gathered all of the required information and are ready to begin the application process, click the button "Apply online" at the bottom of the page. You will then be directed away from USAJobs to the OPIC Enterprise systems application site. Once you have reached Enterprise, you will be prompted to enter (or update) your contact information on file with us. You can then begin answering the questions in the application. When you are done with all of the questions on a single page, click "Next" and proceed to the next page. If you experience any difficulties with the Enterprise application site, or you do not have access to a computer or the Internet to complete the on-line application, please contact the Human Resource Specialist listed on the vacancy.

All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USAJOBS document portfolio feature. To upload a document in USAJOBS: Log-in at MY USAJOBS. Click on the Portfolio link found under the tabs near the top. Click browse and select a file stored on your computer to include in your portfolio. Files must be less than 2mb and can either be jpg, doc, or PDF format. Once you have selected your file, enter a name for the attachment, making sure to be as accurate in your description as possible. For example, Undergraduate Transcripts versus Graduate Transcripts. Once selected and named, click Upload. After you have successfully uploaded a document, you can click to View or Delete your document(s) at any time. You may also use the direct upload feature through the OPIC Enterprise systems Supporting Documents page (instructions are listed on that page) or you may also fax documentation using the instructions provided in the Required Documents step of this job posting. If using the Fax method, please submit your documents to the phone number appearing on the system generated fax cover sheet. Supporting documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time by the closing date of this job posting. You can upload documents or generate the fax cover sheet(s) when you register or update your information on the OPIC application site which you access through the USAJOBS site. RETAIN THE FAX CONFIRMATION EMAIL AS PROOF OF SUCCESSFUL TRANSMISSION.


You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.


Tawnya W. Lee
Phone: 202-408-6280
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
1100 New York Avenue, N. W.
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


Once your completed application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 45 work days from the vacancy close date. TO CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION: Go to, and log in. Click on 'Application Status' to view the status of your online job applications. Find the job application you would like to check. If it does not display, click on the 'View All Applications' link. For the application of interest, click on the 'More Information' link under the 'Application Status' column. The Application Detail page will display containing information about your application. Click the envelope icon under the 'Email Me A Copy' column to email yourself a copy of your resume and on line assessment responses. TO SIGN UP FOR APPLICATION STATUS UPDATES VIA EMAIL: USAJOBS has added an automatic email notification option for you to receive application status updates. We will continue to update your status on-line as changes are made - please provide sufficient time after the job closes to receive notifications to view your updated status codes.

To activate the proactive notification emails from your USAJOBS profile: - Access  click on My Account and log in - Click on Application Status and click the 'Notification Settings' link located below your displayed applications - Select your notification preference and click 'Submit' (you may also select to unsubscribe) These alerts will automatically notify you that your status has changed and remind you to check your USAJOBS profile for the specifics.

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