Job Overview

Summary

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations. For more information about the National Park Service, click National Park Service.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.

This is a Term position. Initial appointment is 13 months with possible extensions up to 4 years.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is primarily sedentary.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is performed in an office setting.

AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION: Flagstaff, Arizona has a population of approximately 55,000 and is at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Flagstaff is located 80 miles from Grand Canyon National Park. Clear, sunny days with low relative humidity characterize Flagstaff's climate. Summers are warm with high temperatures in the 80's and frequent afternoon monsoon thunderstorms. Winters are cold with temperatures averaging in the 20's, and snow averaging around 80 inches. Flagstaff offers complete medical, dental and shopping services, along with excellent educational opportunities at Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College. The country that surrounds Flagstaff is some of the most fascinating and beautiful in the southwest. A day on the road may take you from lush, green forests to the rugged, colorful desert. Several Indian Reservations, the San Francisco Peaks, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, several national monuments and parks including Grand Canyon National Park known throughout the world for its overwhelming size, intricate and colorful landscape, and as one of the most spectacular examples of arid land erosions in the world, are accessible from Flagstaff.

For position specific information contact Kevin Parkes (928) 638-7420.


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Duties

Assists in preparation and maintenance of an annual budget. Illustrative tasks include collecting and providing costs, work force data, procurement requirements, and other related information, extracting from a variety of sources. Adjusts, revises and updates current year operating budget, as required, due to various changes made in allotments or accounts. Coordinates the current fiscal year budget by checking form and accuracy of information, consolidating project work plans into appropriate accounting categories, aiding in work scheduling, and establishing controls to maintain continuing cost accounting information. Determines and assigns appropriate account information to major projects/activities.

Makes financial reviews throughout the fiscal year, ensuring that allocations are not exceeded and that surpluses or shortages are identified. Advises appropriate program managers regarding the status.Tracks obligations, expenditures, and accounts receivables, and reconciles in-house records with official accounting office reports. Recognizes errors which appear, researches the source of the errors, and initiates adjustment documents to correct erroneous entries. Keeps supervisor informed of existing or potential problem areas. Prepares expenditure transfers and other adjustment vouchers to effect changes to information entered into the official accounting system (e.g. account numbers, authorized limits, or amounts). Assists in the administration of the Park travel management system including establishing base profiles, setting up travel groups, assigning account numbers, assisting travel liaisons and employee users through system processes and error messages, and examining and validating claims for reimbursement against travel authorizations. Assists in the administration of the Park's travel charge card program for the Park including review and submittal of charge account applications, closing accounts, maintaining charge card user profiles, transferring erroneous charges between individual and central billing accounts, and performing quarterly audits of charge card accounts. Assists in the administration of the Park's motor pool accounts; including posting of monthly obligations for motor pool use, and processing of bills for leased vehicles. Researches, validates and posts payroll corrections as needed in the Park's accounting system; posts obligations, accruals, and corrections into the accounting system.