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    The Technical Career Field (TCF) is a national workforce development program within VHA that was designed to replenish technical staff in critically identified positions.
    The New Mexico VA Health Care System is seeking an Accountant (TCF) to join the team! The operating accountant is responsible for the detailed and efficient operation and control of day-to-day fiscal activities at the facility. The selected candidate must be experience in applying professional concepts and methodologies.

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    TCF is a national workforce development program within VHA that was designed to replenish technical staff in critically identified positions. The TCF career fields represent those technical fields where VA-specific knowledge and experience is required for success in the field. Individuals selected follow a formal individual development plan for two years during which they are trained and coached by a preceptor who is a subject matter expert within the career field/job specialty. Trainees must remain at the hiring grade level for a minimum of one year. Selectees will be required to sign Mobility, Training, Continued Service and Participant Agreements.

    This is a developmental position leading to a GS-11, performing assignments intended to broaden skills and provide practical experience leading to progressively more complex assignments performed under progressively less supervision. The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

    The VA Accounting system utilizes a computerized double-entry method of recording transactions in accounts, which are maintained on the accrual basis. The system encompasses the full range of asset, liability, income and expense accounts found in the usual commercial system. These accounts are adapted and augmented to meet the special requirements of a government agency. Accounting systems are decentralized in order that accounts may be maintained adjacent to management where data is useful in day-to-day operations; however, systems are centralized in total using automated data processing equipment with feedback data to local management as well as the agency level. The Financial Management System (FMS) provides the classifying, recording and analyzing of data that enables the incumbent to provide management with valuable information such as (1) a basis for financial planning (2) data for evaluating performance, (3) the cost of carrying out responsibilities, and (4) the status of financial condition and results of operations. FMS is also used to process and record obligation and expenditure transactions for major and minor construction projects. The incumbent provides analysis and technical expertise for accounting matters to the chief, accountant, Fiscal Officer, and upper management.

    Work schedule: Monday thru Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm
    Telework: Not available.
    Position Description Title/PD#: Accountant (TCF)/50122O/50123O

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538511800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.