To qualify for this position at the GS-06 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-05 level or higher in the Federal service that included auditing, reviewing, and obligating purchase orders, invoices, contracts, and travel orders; entering, correcting, and transmitting data in an automated accounting system; resolving discrepancies in obligation documents and general ledger accounts; and preparing financial reports and statements.
Time-in-Grade Requirements: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying). You must include an SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one) that supports meeting this requirement with your application package.
All qualification requirements must be met by midnight (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Once the job opportunity announcement closes, your résumé and supporting documents will be reviewed and evaluated against your assessment questionnaire responses to determine whether you are qualified for this position. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
For Competitive Applicants/All U.S. Citizens: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your application will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the occupational questionnaire or competencies for consistency. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, your application will be further reviewed to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the occupational questionnaire or competencies listed in this vacancy announcement. You will then be placed in one of three rating categories:
- Qualified Category Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement as identified through the job analysis.
- Well Qualified Category Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates a proficiency level in the critical competencies for successful performance of this position as identified through the job analysis process.
- Best Qualified Category Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated an "outstanding" proficiency level in applying the critical competencies for this position to work at increased levels of difficulty and complexity as identified through the job analysis process.
Application of Veterans Preference: the Category Rating Method does not add veterans preference points or apply the rule of three, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability of 10 percent or more will be assigned to the appropriate quality category based upon the job-related assessment and will be listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within the appropriate quality category. Preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet the minimum qualifications requirements will be listed in the highest quality category (except if the position is a scientific or professional position at the GS-9 level or above). The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has defined the professional and scientific professional positions and can be accessed here: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp.
For Merit Promotion and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Applicants: The highest rated merit promotion/VEOA candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.
For Noncompetitive Appointment Applicants: All qualified noncompetitive candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.
Application of Veterans' Preference: Under Category Rating procedures, veteran preference eligibles will receive selection consideration before non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure the following competencies that are required for this position:
To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: View Assessment Questions