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Job Title:Supervisory Accountant, GS-0510-11

Agency:Small Business Administration

Job Announcement Number:13-302-SC

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$61,612.00 to $80,093.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, August 16, 2013 to Thursday, August 29, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0510-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Denver, CO United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

This vacancy has been amended to update the contact information.

This is a Non-Bargaining Unit Position.

Become a part of an Agency that touches the lives of every American! We are the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and for over 50 years, we have successfully served the Nation's small business owners.  Consider a career with SBA to assist in managing a range of programs and products to sustain America's small business during this new era of economic responsibility.   We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace.   We represent a highly skilled and motivated workforce and welcome those interested in furthering our mission.

This position is located at the Small Business Administration, Denver Finance Center, which is located in Denver, CO

Travel and relocation expenses will NOT be paid.  

This announcement serves as a Merit and Delegated Examining Announcement.  You will be asked to determine your eligibility for each during the questionnaire process when you apply on line. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • You must successfully complete a background investigation and credit check.
  • You may be required to serve a one-year (&Supervisory) probationary period.
  • Occasional evening and weekend travel may be required.

DUTIES:

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You will serve as a Supervisory Accountant and your duties will include the following: 

  • Supervise a staff consisting of Financial Specialist, Accountants, and Accounting Technicians.
  • Determine requirements, outlines specifications, and performs process reviews, audits, and risk assessments.
  • Maintain detail by account sufficient to provide audit trails and to support payment and research activities.
  • Evaluate system and provides analysis and recommendations for assigned systems.
  • Provide expert interpretive advice and counsel on major financial operations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATIONS: GS-11: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service) obtained in either the private or public sector as an accountant working independently or on a team analyzing accounting systems or modifying and adapting conventional accounting and analytical techniques to solve a variety of accounting/system problems.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is available at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

TIME-IN-GRADE: If you are a current career or career-conditional federal employee applying for promotion under Merit Promotion you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks in positions at the next level lower than the position being filled


EDUCATION:  If you do not meet the specialized experience requirements, you may also qualify with education or a combination.   You MUST submit transcripts (official or unofficial) with this application if you wish to qualify based on education.

GS-11: Completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. OR Combination of Experience and Education Combination of education and experience as specified above. 50% of education required 50% of the required experience would equal 100% of the required experience for the position.

Mandatory Education Requirement: You must have completed a four (4) year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors or higher degree in 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 and must be a combination of upper and lower division course work.  OR
Have completed a combination of education and experience with 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 non conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:   Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html   For foreign education you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency, for further information, click on: Foreign Education

If you are applying for a special selection priority under SBA's Career Transition Assistance Plan Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program, you must submit proof of eligibility. For additional information click here CTAP/ICTAP .

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.   Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applicants meeting basic qualification requirements will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Occupational Questionnaire.   To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link:   View Assessment Questions.   You will be rated based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The occupational questions relate to the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) required to do the work of this position:

  1. Knowledge and ability to manage and supervise
  2. Knowledge of the principles, concepts, requirements and procedures of accounting financial management and program evaluation.
  3. Ability to gather, assemble, and analyze fact relative to reporting and interpreting financial data.
  4. Ability to communicate orally in a professional manner.
  5. Skill in written communications. 

For Delegated Examining (all US Citizens), your application will be evaluated under the Category Rating method based on your responses to the assessment questions.  You will receive a score based on the responses to the assessment questions If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  If you meet basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories:

1. Best-Qualified: highly proficient with an overall comprehensive level of knowledge, skills and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training as described in an applicant's responses to the assessment questions and resume. 
2. Well-Qualified: competent in the position with an overall accomplished level of knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, training, and education as applicable, as described in an applicant's responses to the assessment questions and resume. 
3. Qualified: an overall basic level of knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training, as described in an applicant's responses to the assessment questions and resume. 

Candidates eligible for veterans' preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the appropriate category for which they have been rated.  Additionally, preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet Minimum Qualification Requirements will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category.

Merit Promotion and Non-competitive applicants will  not be evaluated using Category Rating.  Applicants meeting basic requirements will further be evaluated on the information provided in the occupational questionnaire. 


BENEFITS:

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Working for SBA offers a number of really exciting flexibilities. The following web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. 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 additional information click here http://www.sss.gov/.

The SBA offers employees opportunities to perform work at an alternative location (i.e., home). Telework is available.  For information on Telework visit:  http://www.telework.gov/

 

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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HOW TO APPLY

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions will affect your rating.   

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, August 29, 2013 to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

For assistance applying on line or by fax, please contact OPM at ApplicationManagerHelpDesk@opm.gov



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1. Your Résumé - must contain the following information: 

  • Name, address, telephone number, email address;
  • Supervisor's contact information, if applicable (indicate if you would prefer to be notified before your supervisor is contacted);
  • Job Title (if Federal Service, provide series and grade; if not in GS plan, provide GS equivalent grade);
  • If qualifying based on related paid/unpaid (i.e. volunteer service) experience: (provide beginning/ending dates (mm/dd/yy to mm/dd/yy);
  • Work Schedule - i.e Full Time, Part Time (Provide number of hours)

             Should you submit multiple resumes, only the latest uploaded resume will be reviewed.

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire 

3. In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the occupational questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms, if applicable. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all documents are legible.

  • A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing "Tenure" in block 24 and "Position Occupied" in block 34'
  • Transcripts, if qualifying based on education;
  • If you are claiming Veterans status, you must submit a copy of required documents to support your claim (to include copy 4 of your DD-214)  VetGuide;
  • To receive consideration for a special appointment authority (severely disabled, Peace Corps, ICTAP, VRA), you must submit all required documentation supporting your claim Special Appointing Authorities

Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 (showing the characterization of service) or other proof of service to receive consideration for veterans preference.   For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is  944233.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire  View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Cara SCOTT
Phone: (303)844-7800
Email: CARA.SCOTT@SBA.GOV
Agency Information:
Small Business Administration
721 19th Street
Denver, CO
80202

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the occupational questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.   


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Job Announcement Number:

13-302-SC

Control Number:

349682800