Qualification Requirement Using Specialized Experience:
In order to be rated as qualified using specialized experience, we must be able to determine that you meet the definition(s) below; please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level of the position to be filled.
For GS-06: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-05 in the Federal service, in a clerical or technical support position related to budget and accounting performing such duties as analyzing numerical data from various documents and systems, identifying problem areas, and making recommendations to resolve discrepancies, problems or problem areas; and utilizing data processing equipment which requires knowledge of word processing and ability to develop spreadsheets, utilize databases and utilize other applications particular to duty requirements; OR nine (9) semester hours of graduate level education directly related to accounting, finance and/or budget; or an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education.
For GS-07: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-06 in the Federal service, in a clerical or technical support position related to budget and accounting performing duties, in addition to the duties listed above, such as reconciling identified accounting errors and following document audit trails; and inputting and maintaining data which adheres to organizational budget guidelines, procedures, forms, formats, documents, reports and related requirements; OR one full year (18 semester hours) of graduate level education directly related to accounting, finance and/or budget; OR an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
This position uses the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Clerical and Administrative Support Positions; there are no Individual Occupational Requirements for this series.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
KSA 1: Knowledge of basic accounting practices sufficient to reconcile identified accounting errors and follow audit trails.
KSA 2: Knowledge of data processing equipment and the ability to utilize word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and applications specific to the duties of the position.
KSA 3: Ability to follow established procedures for records creation, maintenance, and disposal, data administration, and quality control of data and records. To preview questions please click here.