You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date. You must answer all job-related questions in the job questionnaire:
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.
You MUST meet the definition of a STUDENT for the duration of your appointment. The definition of a student is: an individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled), including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93–842. Students need not be in actual physical attendance, so long as all other requirements are met. An individual who needs to complete less than the equivalent of half an academic/vocational or technical course-load immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this Program.
An academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.
One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study or 18 semester hours. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.
Transcripts must be submitted with your application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable with your application. However, if selected for the position, you will be required to submit your official transcript.
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 will be evaluated in the following areas: accounting knowledge, technical skills, and communications. Your application must show that you meet all minimum qualifications as described under the Requirements section. If your application is incomplete, you will not be considered.
2. Application Review: A human resources representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. Your application will be reviewed for education. The hiring manager may review the application of all qualified individuals and make a selection. We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
Veteran’s preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Veterans awarded preference is required by law to be considered before non-preference-eligibles in the applicant pool. Qualified veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category. For more information on veteran’s preference, please click here. To preview questions please click here.