Job Title: Supervisory Accountant, ZA-0510-IV, BEA-D-JADJob Announcement Number: BEA-DID-2014-0015
Department: Department Of Commerce
Agency: Bureau of Economic Analysis
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 to
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Competitive Services: Career or Career Conditional -
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WHO MAY APPLY:
All qualified United States citizens
Q - Nonsensitive
About the Agency
Applications under this vacancy announcement will be considered under external competitive procedures only. This vacancy is also being advertised under merit promotion procedures as BEA-DID-2014-0013. Each announcement requires a separate application using the Census Bureau's on-line application system by logging into http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ and clicking on "Search Jobs." Merit promotion procedures apply to current or previous Federal employees in the competitive service who are eligible for transfer, promotion, reassignment, or reinstatement. Merit promotion procedures MAY also apply to applicants seeking consideration through a special appointing authority such as Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA), Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), Schedule A, etc. Please read the vacancy announcement to determine who may apply.
This vacancy is for a Supv Accountant position in the Direct Investment Division, Direct Transactions and Positions Branch located at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis in Wash, DC.
The incumbent will serve as the Chief of the New Foreign Investment Section.
BEA has been ranked by its employees as one of the top federal agencies for which to work. It has a dynamic and motivated staff, and encourages professional growth. BEA has an unparalleled location in the heart of downtown DC, only blocks from the White House and within walking distance to three Metro lines. The Penn Quarter, Logan and Dupont Circles, and the Kennedy and Verizon Centers are all within walking distance. This location provides for a unique balance of intellectual pursuit during the day and wealth of cultural and social activities after work.
This position is in the competitive service.
One year probationary period may be required.
This is a supervisory position. If not already completed, the selectee will need to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.
This is a non-bargaining unit position.
The Full Promotion Potential of this position is: ZA-04
This position may be filled as a Supervisory Economist, ZP-0110-IV, under announcement BEA-DID-2014-0014; however, this vacancy will not be filled concurrently with BEA-DID-2014-0014. Applicants interested in being considered for the position as a Supervisory Economist, ZP-0110-IV, must apply to announcement BEA-DID-2014-0014.
This position may be filled through means other than the competitive promotion process.
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- If your resume is incomplete, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
- You must be registered with Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
- You must be suitable for Federal employment.
- Any required investigations and clearances must be completed
- before the selectee can be placed in the position.
DUTIES:Back to top
The individual selected for this position will:
Major Duty 1 - Design and process economic surveys.
Major Duty 2 - Use and apply survey methodology and data collection knowledge.
Major Duty 3 - Communicate in person and in writing to explain economic data or topics or to resolve technical issues.
Major Duty 4 - Oversee the operations of the section.
Major Duty 5 - Plan, direct, and review work performed by the staff.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Basic Entry Requirements for All Grade or Band Levels:
BAND LEVEL REQUIREMENTS:
- 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.")
- 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:
- Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 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 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 Entry Requirements above, applicants must have the experience listed below.
To qualify for the Band IV (GS-13/14 level), you must meet the basic requirements listed above and have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-12 level) or band III. Examples of qualifying experience include experience managing, supervising, or leading a team; experience translating survey responses into an economic accounting framework; experience with data collection techniques and survey methodology; and experience analyzing economic data and identifying discrepancies.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation (transcripts, if applicable) to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire that you completed as part of the application and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze.” However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the occupational questions, or your score will be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) for all positions except for Professional and Scientific positions at the grade 9/ band II and above.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
KSA 1 - Experience analyzing economic data to determine if the data are reported in accordance with survey instructions and reporting requirements.
KSA 2 - Experience identifying data discrepancies and irregularities.
KSA 3 - Experience with data collection techniques and survey methodology.
KSA 4 - Experience directing and coordinating the application of statistical techniques to produce quality economic statistics.
KSA 5 - Experience providing guidance and briefings to staff at all levels inside and outside of an organization.
KSA 6 - Ability to translate company survey responses into an economic accounting framework.
KSA 7 - Experience as a manager, supervisor, or team lead.
To preview questions please click here.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.USAJOBS.gov
. To begin, click the Apply Online button near on the right side of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.
To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.USAJOBS.gov
and place your cursor over “My Account” and then click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.
If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk immediately by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 866-656-6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST.
For instructions on submitting your application in another format please contact: James A. Davis at email@example.com or 301-763-3705.
MORE THAN ONE POSITION MAY BE FILLED THROUGH THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.
**THIS POSITION HAS A POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT; YOU MUST SEND ALL OF YOUR OFFICIAL OR UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS FROM ANY ACCREDITED EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. **
A complete application consists of the following:
*Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume should also list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s).
*Veterans' Preference documentation. If applicable, please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 OR Armed Forces certification letter specifying discharge or release from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed, VA letter, SF-15 (revised December 2004 or later), etc.) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
*Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation,if applicable. See the “Other Information” section.
*Education. If this position requires higher education, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. If using foreign education to qualify, you must submit a certified evaluation of foreign equivalency to comparable U.S. education programs. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information.
You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part of foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found here at http://www.naces.org/members.htm. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.USAJOBS.gov
and placing your cursor over “My Account” and then click on "Applicant Status.”
By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.
You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).