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Job Title:Financial Technician

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Land Management

Job Announcement Number:NV Merit-2013-0236

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$34,907.00 to $50,431.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 to Thursday, January 09, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0503-06/07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Work Schedule is Full Time. - This is a permanent position.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Elko, NV, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility, CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area, and Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Eligibles and Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities.

JOB SUMMARY:

BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team! The BLM manages more land – approximately 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. For additional information about the BLM, please visit our website. This position is located in Elko, Nevada. Information about Elko and the Elko area can be found at Elko Chamber of Commerce.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal land.
  • Direct deposit is required.

DUTIES:

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This position is responsible for a variety of accounting, budgetary and financial duties. Responsibilities of the position require computer skills. Maintains working relationships with other District staff members, state office and national office personnel.

Primarily responsible for journal vouchers and refunds, adjustments and proffer accounts that have been established in the District. As required, records and maintains other District Office financial data in support of the budget planning and execution process.

Monitors remote data entry on a daily basis to ensure that financial data has processed accurately and in a timely manner. Reviews errors in data input, researches problems, and determines the proper corrective action.

Responsible for District Office credit card issuance, reconciliation, adjudication, tracking, filing and maintaining all applicable logs. Ensures that new employees are sufficiently trained and issued a government travel and/or purchase card.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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 within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement.


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 qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. 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.


BENEFITS:

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To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and 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 surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.  Information about CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP. CTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.

May require completion of a one year probationary period. 

SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.

Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.

Occasional travel may be required.

BLM may use certain incentives currently offered by the Federal government to attract high quality applicants.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Click on the button "Apply Online" and login to MY USAJOBS. If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS. If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link from the right side menu.

Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement. If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at (775) 861-6431 or email us at nvjobs@blm.gov. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet), you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

If you are using advanced education to qualify you need to submit all copies of transcripts that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution see OPM’s policy regarding Foreign Education. All selections and tentative offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification of ‘official’ transcripts.

Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).

Veterans Special Appointing Authorities: To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three or more years of active service. A VEOA eligible who is separated 30 days or less prior to completion of the three-year active duty service requirement is eligible to receive consideration for BLM vacancies Submit documentation to support your claim for VEOA or preference veteran (DD-214 that shows discharge as honorable or general, SF-15, Veterans Administration Letter). If you are currently on active duty, you must provide an official statement of service from your command, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proved your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You must clearly identify your claim for veterans' preference on your application. For more information on veterans' preference, please go to OPMs website at: Feds Hire Vets.

You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile. AUTO-REQUESTED FAX: Allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet. UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.

Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application. Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Human Resources
Phone: 775-861-6431
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: nvjobs@blm.gov
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
Nevada State Office
NV-953
1340 Financial Boulevard
Reno, NV
89502-7147
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted. You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.


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Job Announcement Number:

NV Merit-2013-0236

Control Number:

345481000