To qualify for this position at the GS-14 level you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level. Specialized Experience is defined as experience serving as a lead system accountant performing a variety of professional support and advisory functions necessary to plan budget and account for funds received by the Agency; Developing and maintaining complex automated subsystems that produce budget, accounting and financial information that account for special interest funds with the Defense Acquisition Workforce Fund; Developing and documenting new processes and procedures as new systems and databases are introduced into the work environment.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Mastery of financial systems, the U.S. Standard General Ledger(USSGL), and reporting concepts, procedures, and analytical techniques.
2. Comprehensive knowledge of budget formulation; generally accepted accounting principles, accounting theories, practices, methods, and techniques of accounting; automated systems, financial management and related regulatory and statutory requirements.
3. Detailed knowledge of relational database development and maintenance; financial spreadsheet analysis; and ability to template data for presentation in systems via upload and download from financial systems.
4. Abillity to independently plan, schedule, coordinate, and carry out assigned programs and projects and other work within assigned area of responsibility.
A.Degree: accounting; or a 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" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")
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 oneof 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;
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.
Transcripts must be provided. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. This education must be from an accredited college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
Substitution of Education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for the GS-12 grade level or higher.
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
TRAVEL: May be required up to 10% in performance of temporary assignments
DRUG TESTING: Required
(You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test for this position. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment.)
SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Non-Critical-Sensitive
Positions may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
For Competitive Applicants / All US Citizens -We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:
Best-Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
Highly-Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
Names of the candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.
Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position.