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Job Title:Accountant

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BPD)

Job Announcement Number:13-BPD-270X

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$31,315.00 to $40,706.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, June 17, 2013 to Monday, June 24, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0510-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full time; Excepted Service; Pathways Program - Recent Graduates; Appointment is for an - initial period of one year. Position may be converted to a permanent or term position.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Parkersburg, WV, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. Citizens eligible under the Pathways Program - Recent Graduates program as indicated in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement.

JOB SUMMARY:

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service promotes the financial integrity and operational efficiency of the U.S. government through exceptional accounting, borrowing, collections, payments, and shared services. The Accountant participates and assists in developing policies, guidelines, procedures, and controls for debt, administrative, and governmentwide accounting related issues.

This appointment is being filled under the Pathways Program - Recent Graduate program.

The Recent Graduates Program provides individuals, who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs, with developmental opportunities in the Federal Government. Participants must have obtained a degree, or completed a qualifying career or technical education program within the preceding 2 years. If you served in the military after receiving your degree please see the “Qualifications” section below for more information regarding your eligibility. Upon successful completion of the program, if you are a United States citizen, you may be noncompetitively converted to a permanent position, or in some circumstances a term appointment in the competitive service.

Key Information:
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
- Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-09. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
    - Participates and assists in the preparation, review, analysis, and/or submission of annual financial statements that are in compliance with the CFO Act of 1990 and other governing regulations.
    - Participates and assists in developing and maintaining accounting controls to assure the accuracy and timeliness of debt, administrative, and governmentwide financial records.
    - Provides support in the development and implementation of effective cash management and reporting policies and procedures for Federal Reserve Banks relating to the cash accounts of the Treasury.  Participates and assists in the daily collection, verification, and dissemination of time sensitive publications reflecting cash and debt operations of the United States Treasury.
    - Processes and certifies administrative receipts and disbursements.
    - Operates, maintains, and monitors financial management systems according to established procedures and required schedules.
    - Provides support for specific reconcilement, reports, and/or audits which are relied on in part or in whole to produce daily, monthly, or other periodic statements.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date.  You must answer all job-related questions in the job questionnaire:


    Eligibility:

    • You must meet the following requirements:
      A. Degree: 4 year degree in accounting; or a 4 year 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. (The term "accounting" means accounting and/or auditing.  Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.") The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; OR
      B. Combination of education and experience--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 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.
    • Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
    • A veteran, who, due to a military service obligation, was precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period shall have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon his or her release or discharge from active duty. In no event, however, may the individual's eligibility period extend beyond 6 years from the date on which the individual completed the requirements of an academic course of study. You MUST submit a copy of your DD-214 showing duration and dates of service.

    For more information regarding the Recent Graduate program CLICK HERE. 

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

    Your application includes your:
    1.  Resume (REQUIRED)
    2.  Responses to the online questions (REQUIRED)
    3.  Transcripts - Proof of enrollment (REQUIRED)
    4.  Cover letter (optional). 

     We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

    1.  Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all minimum qualifications as described under the Qualifications section.  If your application is incomplete, you will not be considered. 

    2.  Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: accounting knowledge, technical skills, and communication. Your application will be evaluated against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  You may also be further evaluated using additional assessment processes. 
    Category rating procedures will be used to rank and refer eligibles.  Based on your responses to the online questionnaire, you will be assigned a score.  Your score will determine in which of the three categories you will be placed: Categories A, B, or C. Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category. 

    Qualified veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category.

    Review your resume and responses carefully.  Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score.  A human resources representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.  Your resume will be among the factors used in setting your pay, should you be made an offer of employment.  Please ensure that it fully describes your experience as it relates to the position for which you are applying.

     3.  Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.


    To preview questions please click here.


    BENEFITS:

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    We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:
    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;
    • Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.

    To learn more about Federal benefits programs, Click here.



    OTHER INFORMATION:

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • We will not pay relocation expenses.
    • This is a bargaining designated position.
    • The incumbent will be able to work an AWS/Flexitime schedule (10 hour AWS schedule is not available).

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    If selected for this position, you will be required to:

    • If applicable, provide proof of education (transcripts) prior to the job offer; you will be required to submit official transcripts verifying your qualifications prior to a job offer being issued.
    • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-9_IFR_02-02-09.pdf). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Obtain and maintain a security clearance at an appropriate level for this position.


    HOW TO APPLY:

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    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

    If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJobs Help Desk.

    Treasury provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

    Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov)
    -We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. For more resume tips click here.
    - You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

    Step 2 - Apply Online
    Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

    Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application
    If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.

    Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission
    You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

    Step 5 - Submit Required Documents
    You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.

    Document Upload:
    You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways:

    1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. or

    2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.

    In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.

    Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION
    If you are claiming veterans' preference or need an extension on your eligibility period, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge.

    10 point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. For more information on veterans' preference, click here.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION

    You are not required to submit transcripts for this initial phase of the application process. Candidates will be referred for consideration based on their self-certification. If you are selected for a position which has a positive education requirement (as described in the vacancy announcement) and/or you are qualifying solely on your education, you will be required to submit official transcripts verifying your qualifications prior to a job offer being issued.

    To be used in meeting qualification requirements, a college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

    If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency, if you are selected; more information may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp#e4a

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Applicant Call Center
    Phone: 304-480-7300
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    Email: bpdinquiries@bpd.treas.gov
    Agency Information:
    Bureau of Public Debt (BPD)
    **WE DO NOT ACCEPT MAILED APPLICATIONS**
    Parkersburg, WV
    26101
    US
    Fax: 000-000-0000

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." We will also send you notification of your application status. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    13-BPD-270X

    Control Number:

    345733800