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Job Title:Accounting Technician, GS-0525-06/07 (JH/DEU)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-DO-2013-102

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$37,463.00 to $54,124.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, June 27, 2013 to Thursday, July 11, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0525-06/07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Lakewood, CO, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All United States Citizens and U.S. Nationals.

JOB SUMMARY:

Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River.  Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the Western United States.  http://www.usbr.gov. View our video titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at:  http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video.

This position is being advertised concurrently under BR-DO-2013-093, for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible.  If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.


Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Accounting Technician.  You can make a difference in the West by processing payments for contracts, grants and cooperative agreements. Would you enjoy ensuring the efficient operation of Government facilities?  Responsibilities include; reconciliation of subsidiary accounts to the general ledger control accounts for un-liquidated obligations and accunts payable. Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential! You can progress from $37K to 41K in 1 year!  Year 1 - $37,463 (GS-6), Year 2 - $41,631 (GS-7),   Promotions to the next grade/salary level are neither guaranteed nor automatic, but based on supervisor initiation.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. CItizenship or U.S. National;
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation;
  • You must submit a resume and supporting documentation; (See How to Apply)
  • You must meet specialized experience requirements; (See Qualifications)
  • For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under Required documents

DUTIES:

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- Responsible for payments including contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and miscellaneous payments and responsible for resolving issues and problems that occur.
- Serves as the point of contact for vendors inquiries and provides responses regarding the status of non-reimbursable and miscellaneous accounts.
- Identifies necessary corrective actions and makes the necessary changes to data in the   automated accounting system.
- Tracks inquiries to ensure payments were processed.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade in order to qualify. 

GS-06: Examples of specialized experience include identifying problems/discrepancies  and coordinating corrective action, preparing accounting information and recording it into an automated accounting system, and verifying and establishing obligations, accounts payable, and disbursement entries in the general ledger. 


GS-07: Examples of specialized experience include: Analyzing errors, isolating sources of errors, making corrective entries and reprocessing accounting transactions; preparing accounting information and recording it into an automated accounting system; maintenance and reconciliation of accounts payables or reimbursable; and communicating with internal and external customers in resolving problems.

Combination of Education and Experience: As a general rule, education is not creditable above GS-5 for most positions covered by this standard; however, graduate education may be credited in those few instances where the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position.


You must meet all qualification requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position.  If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories:  1)  Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified.  Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category.  The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete. Applicants will be further evaluated on the following “Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)” through your resume and responses to the online questions.


1.  Teamwork, consensus building, and interpersonal skills.


2.  Ability to maintain, balance, and close accounts in a automated system.


3.  Skill in problem solving and decision making in order to research any problems which may occur in the financial operation.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit:  http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.

OTHER INFORMATION:

--Telework Determination: The Bureau of Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.


--Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit:  http://www.sss.gov.


--Background Investigation: Applicant must be able to pass and have a favorably adjudicated NACI background investigation, this is a condition of employment.


--Equal Employment Opportunity:  The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the side of the page. This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe.  For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit:  http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html.


As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents.  Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position. Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile - instructions provided during the online application process.  In addition, you may E-mail your supporting documentation to CODO@usbr.gov, fax directly to the HR Office at 303-445-6349, mail to PO Box 25007, Denver Federal Center, BOR, Building 67, Room 348, Denver, CO 80225-0007 -or- Hand-deliver to Denver Federal Center, Building 67, Room 348, Denver, Colorado.  Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s).


This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:


-- DD-214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY:  If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your resume.  Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.


-- For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.


-- For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.


--For information on veteran's eligibility visit:  http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.
CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP-ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application.  To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry.  For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit:  http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Service Center
Phone: 303-445-2634
Fax: 303-445-6349
Email: codo@usbr.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 25007
DFC, Bldg. 67
Attn: 84-52200
Denver, CO
80225-0007
US
Fax: 303-445-6349

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements.  Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire.  Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official.  After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted.  A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications.  Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation, by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.


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Job Announcement Number:

BR-DO-2013-102

Control Number:

346572000