The Finance Staff (FS) formulates, establishes and maintains Department-wide policies, procedures and financial systems to support budgeting, accounting, auditing, travel, and other financial management activities. This position is located in the FS Financial Statement Group responsible for the Agency Financial Report, Quality Control and Compliance Group responsible for OMB A-123 activity, or the Operations and Reporting Group responsible for general ledger accounting and Treasury activities.
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- You will Develop and implement accounting policies and standards.
- You will Coordinate and perform the day-to-day operations of the general ledger
- You will prepare monthly, quarterly and/or annual financial reports (e.g. financial statements, GTAS, etc).
- You will formulate and promulgate financial policies as it affects audit compliance and financial reporting.
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a United States Citizen or National.
- You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check which includes a drug screening.
- You may be required to complete a one-year probationary or two-year trial period.
- Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.
- You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process. Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.
- Financial Disclosure: If selected, you may be required to disclose financial information in accordance with DOJ and Federal ethics guidelines.
- Additional selections may be made from this announcement, for up to 90 days, if openings occur in other offices serviced by Justice Management Division.
To qualify for the position of Accountant at (GS-0510-12/13), you must meet the basic qualification requirements listed below AND possess the required specialized experience specific to this series and grade you’re applying to.
If you are a current or former government employee on a permanent appointment in the competitive service, you will need to demonstrate 1-year (52-weeks) at the next lower grade level, to meet the time-in-grade requirements for this occupational series and grade. Additionally, please ensure to submit an applicable SF50 (please refer to the “required documents” section for additional information). 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 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:
To qualify for this position at the GS-12 level, you must possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service, experience includes:
- Advising senior management of the status of fiscal resources.
- Providing recommendations for financial management reconciliations and improvement.
To qualify for this position at the 13 level, you must possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service, experience includes:
- Developing Accounting policies or standards.
- Evaluating complex accounting systems or transactions on a continuing basis.
- Provide the financial status of a program using complex program data.
You MUST meet all qualification requirements, including Time-in-Grade, by the closing date of this announcement, 09/07/2021.
Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume.
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 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:
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements, please see the statements below: Education must be reviewed and certified by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, in order for it to be creditable towards your qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation .
All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.
The bullets below outline the various groups of applicants that fall under the term “status candidates”. This vacancy is open to applicants from any of the groups listed below: When you apply you’ll have the chance to claim an eligibility pathway, be sure you fully read each statement and any links provided to make sure you know which eligibility you qualify for.
See a full list and learn more at USAJOBS, see: What does Status Candidate mean? or Which Jobs am I Eligible to Apply for?
VETERANS AND MILITARY SPOUSES: Please see USAJOBS Veterans Preference for more details. SCHEDULE A, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Learn more at USAJOBS – Individuals with Disabilities . General Employment Information :
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications described above.
Once the announcement closes, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted by the HR Specialist. This information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether you are qualified for this particular position. If a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible, or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.
Additionally, we will review your supporting documents and resume to determine if you are in the “Area of Consideration” for this vacancy. Government-Wide Merit Promotion vacancies may only accept applications from a limited audience, pay careful attention to the “Who May Apply” and the “Hiring Paths” information. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
BASIS OF RATING :
DOJ’s Merit Promotion Procedures will be used to evaluate candidates.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics):
- Financial Analysis
Career Transition Programs ( CTAP or ICTAP ): These programs apply to Federal and/or DOJ employees who meet the definition of surplus or displaced from a position in the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must:
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness
Documentation requirements may vary from applicant to applicant based on your eligibility claims.
It is your responsibility to carefully review the list of document descriptions below, to see which documents are required for your application.
ALL APPLICANTS : You must submit a detailed resume containing the following information:
If you are a current or former Federal employee :
If you are a Veteran or a qualifying parent or spouse:
If you are a person with a disability, claiming eligibility under Schedule A :
If you are a displaced Federal employee claiming eligibility under CTAP or ICTAP :
If you are using education to qualify for this position, or education is required :
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