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Job Title:Supervisory Accountant

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:Architect of the Capitol

Job Announcement Number:OCFO 2013-168

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 to Friday, September 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0510-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, Dist of ColumbiaView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Public

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America's Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 553 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC also provides professional expertise on the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.

CORE VALUES:

The AOC prides itself on our Core Values of Teamwork, Integrity, Pride and Professionalism.

The PROFESSIONALISM and INTEGRITY of each AOC employee demonstrates our dedication to providing quality services and our commitments to holding ourselves to the highest standards.

We recognize that we do our best work through TEAMWORK, each of us lending our individual strengths and talents to the greater goal of the entire team. We respect each other and rely on each other in our efforts to make the AOC a center of excellence.

We take PRIDE in what we do and in the honor of serving Congress, the Supreme Court, and the American people each and every day.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Architect of the Capitol applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=GBRJN.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

The incumbent is responsible for managing the Branch, which is made up of a team of Accounts Payable, and Financial Management personnel, and is charged with conducting the traditional operations of an accounting office. This includes handling all aspects of accounts payable and receivable, Treasury cash reporting and monitoring payroll expenditures. Serves as a systems administrator for the invoice processing system.
Supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS-5 to GS-13 levels. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
Evaluates and manages centrally administered programs/projects that affect broad mission areas. Leads, supervises and mentors a group of Accounts Payable, and Financial Management professionals to help achieve the AOC's financial management goals and objectives. Makes decisions and recommendations on personnel matters such as employment and promotion; initiates disciplinary actions; schedules and approves leave; tracks time and attendance; develops performance standards and evaluates worker performance; and recommends training for employees based on needs.
Manages and oversees the design of a complete accounting system and sub-systems to support programs and operations in the AOC.
Serves as the Agency Certifying Officer. In this capacity, liaises with the Department of Treasury to certify AOC's payments.
Monitors and evaluates the progress of subordinates toward meeting personal performance goals. Makes adjustments in approaches, work plans, schedules, and the commitment of resources as needed to support AOC objectives.
The incumbent is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of equal opportunity objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap. Specifically, incumbent initiates nondiscriminatory practices and affirmative action for the area under his/her supervision in the following: (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all employees; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; (4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills.

Manages the proper use of the AOC-wide accounting system, ensuring ongoing compliance with Federal GAAP and other applicable reporting requirements. As an expert authority on reconciliation of integrated accounts for a variety of accounting systems, provides managerial direction to professional accounting and supporting personnel engaged in resource control; analysis of existing financial operations; preparation of costs and related studies; and accomplishment of operating accountant functions essential for maintenance of official accounting records. Manages the development and implementation of appropriate accounting control functions.
Coordinates and evaluates accounting program studies and analyses to determine legal and regulatory compliance, workflow, and other financial considerations. Makes decisions related to problems that are controversial or novel and require modifications to systems and procedures, and to organizational structures.
Manages the implementation and evaluation of matters related to accounting and financial systems including developing financial policies and procedures, establishing formal financial control and review processes, and providing overall review, reconciliation, and certification of accounting activities.
Interprets, analyzes, and develops accounting and financial management policies to ensure that AOC-wide accounting systems meet AOC requirements. Applies changing laws, regulations, and policies to the entire range of the accounting systems operation and production efforts.

Provides authoritative advice and guidance on the processes, methods, and resolution of significant problems related to the recording and control of accounting data for a variety of extremely diverse operations and related accounting and control systems. Creates long-range, as well as day-to-day operating plans to meet changing work situations and programs that require frequent and extensive reconciliations to achieve consistency for valid reporting and analyses. Develops new and revised policy statements, regulatory guidelines, operating program documents, and procedural directives which govern unstable operating programs or major AOC programs having numerous goals or end products.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Ability to supervise.

Ability to apply analytical methods and techniques to identify and resolve financial and/or auditing issues.

Ability to provide technical assistance and consultation on financial and/or auditing matters.

Knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and techniques.

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (GAAS), and other accounting industry regulations.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

A. Applicants must show successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's 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/36 quarter hours in accounting. The 24 semester/36 quarter hours may include up to 6 semester/9 quarter 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".)

OR

B. Combination of education and experience--at least four (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:

--Twenty-four semester/36 quarter hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 semester/9 quarter hours of business law;

--A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or

--Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester/22 quarter hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour/36-quarter-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 four-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester/36 quarter hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-13.

Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

LOCATION: Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Accounting Division, Accounting Operations Branch.

THIS POSITION IS BEING FILLED THROUGH AN ON-LINE APPLICATION SYSTEM.

To apply, go to www.aoc.gov or http://www.avuedigitalservices.com/aoc/applicant.html (Be sure URL is typed in all lower case).

REQUIRED FORMS MUST BE ATTACHED AS TEXT, PDF, OR IMAGE FILES TO YOUR APPLICATION PROFILE.

FORMS RECEIVED BY FAX, EMAIL OR U.S. POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

If you are unable to apply on-line, you may visit our Employment Center for technical assistance in entering your application. The Employment Center is located at 441 Second & D Streets S.W., Washington, D.C., Room H2-178, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may call 202.226.7000 for directions.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSES AT 11:59 PM EST (EASTERN STANDARD TIME) ON THE CLOSING DATE.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.

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*****APPLICANTS MUST BE U.S. CITIZENS*****

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The mission of the Architect of the Capitol is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America's Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 460 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC delivers professional expertise on the preservation and curation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to our care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.

This is an Excepted Service position in the Architect of the Capitol, a Legislative Branch agency of the Federal government. The position does not require or confer civil service Competitive Status.

The Office of the Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This Office prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, age, national origin, genetic information, or disability.

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 the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-VERIFY system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment.

If you are a David L. Boren scholar or fellow, and are not currently a student, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 provides that you can be considered, under a special appointing authority, for vacancies that are advertised under an agency's promotion procedures. Contact the National Security Education Board for assistance in determining whether this position will meet NSEP service requirements (http://www.nsepnet.org).



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Architect of the Capitol applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=GBRJN.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mari Donegan
Phone: 2022265553
Fax: 0000000000
Email: mdonegan@aoc.gov
Agency Information:
Architect of the Capitol
441 2nd Street SW
Washington, Dist of Columbia
20515
US
Fax: 0000000000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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Job Announcement Number:

OCFO 2013-168

Control Number:

350028700