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Job Title:  ACCOUNTANT
Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
Job Announcement Number:  AFPCMEDED-921586-0510

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 $125,695.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 to Monday, March 31, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-0510-11/14
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
14
DUTY LOCATIONS:
Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Gunter AFB, AL View Map
MacDill AFB, FL View Map
Kirtland AFB, NM View Map
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH View Map
Ellsworth AFB, SD View Map
More Locations  (1)
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice; under this recruitment procedure, each location/ installation, identified in this Public Notice will accept applications and make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

 

These positions are being filled under Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority, The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority to appoint certain Civilians to positions designated pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improve Act (DAWIA); positions  are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • Travel and relocation expenses will/will not/may be paid
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position

DUTIES:

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·  Serves as an accountant providing the direction of the overall accounting operation for all funds executed at to include all tenant units.

·  Ensures timeliness, accuracy of payments and report completion. Analyzes accounting issues, establishes, and modifies local procedures to comply with fiscal law legislation and policy/guidance.

·  Responsible for a variety of administrative and supervisory personnel management functions

·  Monitors, tracks and reports any deficiencies and material weaknesses. Identifies any known internal control issues and recommendations to the commander.

·  Ensures all accounting transactions and systems are completed in accordance with legislation. Designs and develops local policies to both comply with legal direction as well as to seek to improve the effectiveness of all local payment processes.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.

 

This public notice may be used to fill grades (e.g. GS-11 to GS-14).

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirements

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;

 

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 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 MEETING THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS ABOVE APPLICANT MUST ALSO MEET THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW.

 

Specialized Experience Requirement:

 

GS-11: one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying include professional, comprehensive knowledge of theories, practices, methods and techniques of accounting. Practice experience with accounting and accounting related systems. Planning of accounting branch assignments, resolution of problems, changes to work commitments. Has knowledge of fiscal law statutes, transactions and systems. OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR a combination of experience and education.

GS-12: one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying include professional, comprehensive knowledge of theories, practices, methods and techniques of accounting. Practice experience with accounting and accounting related systems. Planning of accounting branch assignments, resolution of problems, changes to work commitments. Has knowledge of fiscal law statutes, transactions and systems.

GS-13: one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying include professional, comprehensive knowledge of theories, practices, methods and techniques of accounting. performing nonappropriated funds oversight, including accounting and audit reviews of financial programs; providing professional accounting and financial management oversight and financial analysis; develop and conduct local internal control reviews; testing and monitoring cash controls to ensure they are functioning properly; evaluating the income and expense of budget based on historical data, current trends, economic forecasts, local financial goals, and organizational goals/objectives. 

GS-14: one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying include professional, comprehensive knowledge accounting principles, concepts, theories, and laws as they pertain to Federal accounting requirements practices and laws, OSD and Air Force financial improvement initiatives, the US standard government general ledger, the CFO Act, Federal Financial Accounting Standards, the DoD Financial Management Regulation, OMB Circulars, and other higher Government mandates.   Knowledge of the Antideficiency Act, Federal Manager’s Financial Integrity Act, and Inspector General Act and related reporting requirements and the ability to interpret and apply the laws to actual financial programs, problems, and solutions.  Knowledge of financial management accounting and mixed systems, automated data processing concepts, and system capabilities.   To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards

AND

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/accounting-series-0510/ 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

 

1.  Knowledge of accounting theories, concepts, principles, and practices of accounting and financial management.

 

2.  Knowledge of missions, functions, programs, goals, objectives, work processes, and sources of funding pertinent to accounting organizations.

 

3.  Knowledge of sources of factual information about and related to processes of accounting systems, such as that found in accounting reports, payroll, records, work reports, or inventory and supply data.

 

4.  Knowledge of automated data processing concepts, systems capabilities , and economic usage to effectively complete accounting assignments.

 

5. Skill in formulating, justifying, and/or reconciling assigned accounting systems projects/programs.

 

6. Ability to gather, assemble, and analyze data to reconcile fro timely and accurate accounting reporting, develop alternative, and make recommendations to resolve accounting system problems.

 

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.


You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

 

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

 

·        Position may be subject to random drug testing.

·        Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

·        Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.

·        Employee must maintain current certifications.

·        Position may require an appropriate security clearance.

 

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualification.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To determine if you are qualified for this position, your complete application will be reviewed against the qualifications required for the position being filled.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

 

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.


OTHER INFORMATION:

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. 

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.

 

Temporary and Term Appointments:  If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

 

Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.

 

DoD Financial Management (FM) Certification Program. 

This position is part of the Department of Defense (DoD) Financial

Management (FM) Certification Program.  Selectee must complete required certification level (GS-01-09 level 1; GS-10-13 level 2; or GS-14-15 level 3) no later than two years from entrance on duty or June 30, 2016, whichever is later.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, March 31, 2014

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 921586.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

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

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

 

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:

1) Resume (must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)

2) Transcripts (must contain the university logo, can be a copy)

3) Registration/License, active, current registration as required by this Public Notice

 

3) Veterans’ Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).

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TDD: 800 382-0893
Email: DO_NOT_SEND_EMAIL@US.AF.MIL
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After you submit your application, you will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. 

 

The length of time your application will remain active will vary based on the closing date of this Public Notice.

Additional Duty Location Info

Few vacancies in the following locations:
Gunter AFB, AL View Map
MacDill AFB, FL View Map
Kirtland AFB, NM View Map
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH View Map
Ellsworth AFB, SD View Map
Arlington, VA View Map

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