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.
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.
Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as Time-in-Grade, minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the close date of this announcement.
Time-in-Grade: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time-in-Grade Requirement, which is 52 weeks of Federal Service at the next lower grade, (GS-4 for GS-5; GS-5 for GS-6; GS-6 for GS-7; GS-7 for GS-8, GS-8 for GS-9).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Applicants meeting minimum qualifications will further be evaluated on information provided in the Questionnaire. The questionnaire collects information on your education, training, and experience related to the following competencies:
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
If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link View Assessment Questions
If you are found Well-Qualified for this vacancy, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review. Well-Qualified means, you must meet all the minimum qualification standards and be assessed and assigned a rating of at least Well-Qualified to receive special selection priority. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.