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Job Title:Accounting Technician

Agency:Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Job Announcement Number:FRTIB-13-DE-044-NG-905940

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$34,075.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, June 07, 2013 to Friday, June 21, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0525-05/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is widely considered to be one of the best retirement plans in the world and a model for defined contribution plans.  We are seeking a champion for its continual improvement.

The FRTIB is an Independent Federal Agency responsible for administering the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).  We help Federal employees and members of the Uniformed Services retire with dignity by providing benefits similar to private sector 401(k) plans.  The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is widely considered to be one of the best retirement plans in the world and a model for defined contribution plans. 

 Mission - Our Core Purpose

Administer the TSP solely in the interest of the participants and beneficiaries

 Core Values - What We Stand For

Participant-Focused
Integrity
Efficiency

 The FRTIB is looking for a highly qualified and motivated individual to serve as an Accounting Technician.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below):

DUTIES:

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The major duties of the position are:

·         Provide technical support in the day-to-day operation and control of a broad range of accounting and financial managmenet activities.

·         Review and control internal accounting systems.

·         Function as a technical assistant on activities relating to the Government Securities Investment Fund and cash flow of all monies of the Thrift Savings Fund.

·         Perform technical functions in support of the planning and implementation of accounting system projects.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position, applicants must meet the specialized experience AND basic requirements as described below:

Specialized Experience: Experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and is equivalent to the next lower grade level.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE

GS-05 - One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 grade level updating and revising automated spreadsheets; or one year of classroom training with an automated accounting system.

 

GS-06 - One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level or equivalent which involved experience updating and revising automated spreadsheets; manipulating information on an automated accounting system in an office setting; and experience with debit and credit accounting in an office setting.

 

GS-07 - One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 grade level or equivalent which involved experience updating and revising automated spreadsheets; manipulating information on an automated accounting system in an office setting; experience with debit and credit accounting in an office setting; and maintaining records, compiling reports, compiling figures, or performing similar procedural work of two or more sections.

 

GS-08 - One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level or equivalent which involved a working knowledge of accounting, budget, automated financial systems usage; examining accounting documents for proper accounting classification and authorization, reconciliation activities and financial regulations, laws and requirements; identifying and resolving errors and discrepancies involving automated accounting systems.

 

GS-09 - One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-08 grade level or equivalent which involved analyzing and reconciling defined contribution record keeping accounts that have a variety of transactions such as loan payments, loan disbursements, withdrawals, contributions, inter-fund transfers; and breakage adjustments and require an analysis of adjustments and corrective entries; researching and adjusting differences between general ledger and subsidiary accounts for defined contribution retirement record keeping data and recommending actions to prevent reoccurrence; examining accounting documents for proper accounting classification and authorization; and preparing regular and ad-hoc financial reports.


You must provide your transcripts to support your educational claims.  Transcripts may be unofficial copies, but they must come from an accredited college or university, and they also must include the courses' names and number of credit hours.  To search the database of accredited institutions visit: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx

 

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 U.S. accredited college or university.  For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

   

Education may only be substituted for experience at the GS-5 grade level.

ALL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE DATE THE REFERRAL LIST IS ISSUED.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.  If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
 

Best Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most requirements of the position.

Well Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and meets most requirements of the position.

Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not possess the relevant competencies to a substantive degree.
 

If you are among the Best Qualified candidates, your application may be referred to the selecting official for consideration and possibly, an interview.

All applicants will be rated on the following Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge of defined contribution record keeping automated accounting systems

Knowledge of Internal Revenue Service and tax regulations

Skill in analyzing and reconciling defined contribution retirement record keeping accounts and transactions 

To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link View Assessment Questions.

If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

  


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Retirement System.  The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board also has agency specific benefits including flexible work schedules and the possibility of student loan repayment.


The following web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.  To find out more click here https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.

 

If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized.  Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run.

 

Direct deposit: Direct deposit of pay is required.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).   The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified means, you must meet all the minimum qualification standards listed above and be assessed and assigned the rating of at least Well-Qualified to receive special selection priority.

You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

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 http://www.sss.gov/

Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit documentation described in the "Required Documents" section.  For more information regarding veteran's preference please go to http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

Relocation incentives:  No relocation expenses will be paid for this position. 

Probationary Period: One-year trial/probationary period may be required.

Background Suitability Investigation: Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation and the granting of a Federal suitability or security clearance.

Temporary Duty Travel: TDY for this position is 5 percent.

 

Noncompetitive promotion potential to target grade.

Management may select at any of the grade levels announced.

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.  



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit my Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page https://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 905940.

 

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View.
2. Print 1203FX form to provide your response to the questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm1203fx.pdf, 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.

The complete application package must be submitted by Friday, June 21, 2013.

NOTE: If all required documents are not received by the closing date, you will be rated ineligible, and your application will not move forward to the selection official.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please be advised, the following documents are required even if you are already a current FRTIB employee:

1. Resume (Please include on your resume the experience you wish to be considered for the review of your qualifications, the dates of employment with month and year, and hours worked per week). Resumes that do not contain all of the necessary information to determine qualifications may be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.  Your latest resume submission is the one that will be used to determine your qualifications. 
2. OF-306, please visit http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/OF.asp for a fillable OF-306 form.3. Responses to questionnaire.

4. You must submit documents verifying your eligibility along with your application package.  These documents may include, but are not limited to: SF-50, Veteran’s Preference documentation e.g. DD-214 or equivalent, terminal leave orders, SF-15, VA letter, etc; ICTAP documentation, e.g. RIF separation notice along with last performance rating or appraisal; and/or College Transcripts – this will be necessary if the position has an education requirement, or if you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience, or solely on education.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

FRTIB Personnel
Phone: (202)942-1600
Email: PERSONNEL@TSP.GOV
Agency Information:
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
77 K Street NE
Suite 1000
Washington, DC
20002
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by the office for a possible interview.

 

Once this process has been completed, you will receive notice via email (or by mail if no email address was provided during the application process).  This process is generally completed within 4-6 weeks.


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Job Announcement Number:

FRTIB-13-DE-044-NG-905940

Control Number:

345147200