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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Systems Accountant (PPS)

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Job Announcement Number:14-FS-127P

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$103,152.00 to $134,096.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 16, 2013 to Thursday, December 26, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0510-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Career/Career Conditional - Full-time

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Philadelphia, PA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required. 

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service promotes the financial integrity and operational efficiency of the federal government through exceptional accounting, financing, collections, payments, and shared services. This position is located on the Post Payment System (PPS) staff at the Philadelphia Regional Financial Center, Assistant Commissioner of Payment Management. The incumbent is relied upon as the subject matter expert in documenting the as-is and to-be states, developing requirements, overall implementation of the Accounting module of PPS as well actively participating in the formulation of data analytics and reporting functionality for PPS. The incumbent is considered to be the PFC lead for the PPS accounting module.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel 1 to 5 nights per month.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • One-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability
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DUTIES:

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As a Systems Accountant (PPS), you will:
 
- Define the nature and scope of accounting activities to be covered by PPS.
- Assist with the development of PPS analytics queries for the purposes of identifying data anomalies, alerts and risk profiling.
- Make recommendations related to reporting capabilities of PPS.
- Ensure that all legislative, GAO, Treasury Department (Treasury), and OMB accounting requirements are satisfied.
- Design the system of accounts and provide for account reporting and reconciliation at all levels.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
You must meet the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT which requires submitting proof. See the Required Documents sections for details. 


A. Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business admin, finance, or public admin that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hrs in accounting. The 24 hrs may include up to 6 hrs 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. 24 semester hrs in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hrs 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 hrs, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hr 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 hrs in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

Specialized Experience:  For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position may include:
 

  • Experience leading projects involving financial and accounting systems implementation; 
  • Experience conducting audits in line with the guidelines established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)(i.e. OMB Circular A-123);
  • Experience ensuring compliance in line with industry-established guidelines such as Government Accountability Office(GAO) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) internal controls policies and standards (i.e. OMB Circular A-123):
  • Experience conducting data research and analysis for the purpose of developing metrics and analytics. 
     





The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application includes your: 1. Resume, 2. Responses to the online questions, and 3. Required supporting documents. We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
 
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Problem Solving/Critical Thinking, Oral/Written Communication, Technical Knowledge (Accounting), Technical Knowledge (Internal Controls/Auditing) and Technical Knowledge (Analytics and Reporting).
We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, Superior, Good, or Satisfactory, depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans'preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category.  
3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
 
We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

- We will not pay relocation expenses.
- This is a bargaining designated position. 
- This position is a nonsensitive position.
- This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
 
Fiscal Service may select candidates for this vacant position under this Job Opportunity Announcement and/or any other appropriate source of hiring authority (examples include, but are not limited to, competitive examining sources; non-competitive sources such as reinstatement, or transfer of current or former competitive service employees; and direct hire authorities). Further information about these other sources of hiring authority is available from the Office of Personnel Management at http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp.
In order to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reporting requirements, the Bureau of the Fiscal Service is asking applicants to complete the Race and National Origin (RNO) information during the application process. This information will be kept confidential and anonymous, and will only be used for demographic reporting purposes.
 
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:
- Travel locally and/or overnight approximately 1 to 5 days per month.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9
(http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

HOW TO APPLY:

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The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. Treasury provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
 
If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJobs Help Desk.
 
Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) - We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. For more resume tips click here. - You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.
 
Step 2 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.
 
Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.
 
Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.
 
Step 5 - Submit Required Documents You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit. Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways: 1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. or 2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded. In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS. Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
ALL APPLICANTS: All applicants are required to submit a resume.
 
CTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed list of documents,
click here.
 
VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. For more information on veterans' preference click here.
 
EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION:
In order to show you meet the required basic education, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of courses showing title, number of credits, grade, and date of completion. To be used in meeting qualification requirements, a college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp#e4a.
 
Recommended Documents: In addition, we recommend that you submit the following:
- A performance appraisal.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Applicant Call Center
Phone: 304-480-7300
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 304-480-8725
Email: fiscalserviceinquiries@bpd.treas.gov
Agency Information:
Bureau of the Fiscal Service
*** Please see the "How to Apply" section ***
Parkersburg, WV
26106
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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Job Announcement Number:

14-FS-127P

Control Number:

357486100