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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Accountant (DEU-HH)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-LC-DE-13-24

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,408.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, June 27, 2013 to Thursday, November 07, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0510-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Boulder City, NV, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All United States Citizens and 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.  Visit: http://www.usbr.gov.

View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at:  http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video/

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-LC-13-39, for status applicants.  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 an Accountant.  You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. 

Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential! 

LOCATION: Lower Colorado Region, Regional Office, Financial Management Office, Boulder City, NV.

Boulder City is a short drive from the Las Vegas Metropolitan area. For living conditions visit:
Boulder City, NV: http://www.bcnv.org
Henderson, NV: http://www.hendersonchamber.com/
Las Vegas, NV: http://www.lvchamber.com/ 

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or National;
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation;
  • You must apply online to be considered for this position;
  • Submit transcript(s) to verify education requirements;
  • Position requires filing a financial disclosure report.

DUTIES:

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-Performs special analyses pertaining to difficult or unusual accounting issues. 
-Resolves questions or problems by implementing solutions or presenting recommended solutions to supervisor. 
-Advises program managers as to the proper accounting treatment of matters within their responsibility.  Such matters include contracts, agreements, audits and day-to-day accounting work.   
-Prepares complex financial statements in accordance with General Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP).
-Handles day-to-day issues relating to cash management and internal controls.  Addresses the efficiency and economy with which funds are obligated, transferred, controlled, and reported. 
-Manages operations that track large and diversified revenue projects and cost reimbursement projects. 
-Participates in and performs audits and financial reviews of projects and grant programs to monitor their use of Federal funds which requires use of analytical review and judgmental techniques. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must first meet the Basic Requirements listed below:

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.”)

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; -OR- (2) A certificate as a 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 a 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.  

In addition to the Basic Education Qualification Requirement, applicants must possess: 

GS-11: In order to qualify for the GS-11 grade level,  your resume must reflect one year of specialized experienceat, OR A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR LL.M., if related.

Specialized Experience for GS-11: Defined as experience preparing financial statements, reading and responding to guidance and policy for a moderately sized organization; working with an automated accounting system to develop tables, enter data, develop complex queries, and prepare reports; and participating in financial audits.

GS-12: In order to qualify for the GS-12, your resume must reflect one year of specialized experience.

Specialized Experience for GS-12:  Defined as experience utilizing a complex accounting system to prepare reports for higher level management; reconciling subsidiary and general ledger accounts internally and with external data; preparing and analyzing financial reports for a large, complex organization; preparing financial reports to present results of complex analysis to varying audiences; and experience conducting financial audits.


This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable).  Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.  Non-submission will result in you being rated not qualified for the position.

Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

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. 

KSA 1.  Professional knowledge of accounting theories, practices, methods, and techniques.
KSA 2.  Ability to analyze numerous accounts and determine the need for, and the type of adjustments necessary to reconcile and balance accounts.
KSA 3.  Knowledge of computerized accounting systems and information systems.
KSA 4. Ability to communicate oral and in writing to collaborate with internal and external customers.

Your answers to the assessment questions will be verified against information provided in your online resume. Be sure that your resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants who exaggerate or falsify their experience and/or education may be removed from employment consideration.


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:  https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits 



OTHER INFORMATION:

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 

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. 

Probationary Period:  Placement in this position requires you to complete a one-year probationary period.

Promotion Potential: If you are selected at the lower grades, promotions may be made at a later date without further competition. However, identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote you at some future date. Such promotions will depend upon administrative approval, the continuing need for an actual assignment and the demonstrated performance of higher level duties.  Full performance level is GS-12.

Financial Disclosure:  If selected for this position, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of entrance on duty.

Optional Form 306 (OF-306): Before final selection, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.  If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

Background Investigation/Security Clearance: If selected, you will be subject to a background investigation as a condition of placement/retention in this position.  A background investigation will be required for all new hires AND current employees who are not currently covered by a satisfactorily adjudicated Federal background investigation commensurate with the sensitivity designation of this position.

Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.



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 top 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.

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 that includes dates of employment, specifically years, months, and hours worked per week for each period of experience; an on-line assessment questionnaire; and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:

Transcript(s):  You must submit a copy of your college transcript(s) (unofficial).  If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications prior to reporting for work.

Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you must provide a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD Form 214 (DD-214), member 4 copy, 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:  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. 

The following link provides general resume formatting instructions: http://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/g5000/ResumeFormat.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Holly Hill
Phone: 702-293-8016
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: hhill@usbr.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 61470
Attn: LC-5401
Boulder City, NV
89006-1470
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

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-LC-DE-13-24

Control Number:

346575500