Serves as the Supervisory Accountant in a Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) location. The primary purpose of this position is to provide Senior Supervisory Branch Level Accounting leadership within the Resource Management Accounting Directorate.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Maintain effective and efficient operations for cash accountability.
  • Apply change management skills while developing and deploying new accounting systems.
  • Create training plans for employees for day-to-day needs as well as career growth.
  • Ensure that internal controls are in compliance.
  • Identifies problem areas and effects root cause resolution and provides senior level supervisory oversight for workload.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National.
  • Must meet minimum age requirement. See the Additional Information section for more information.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System by the announcement closing date or exempt from registration.
  • May be subject to successful E-Verify check. See more information at
  • May be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, based on a completed background investigation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility based on an appropriate background investigation.
  • May be subject to a two year probationary/trial period.
  • May be subject to one year supervisory probationary period.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required: Yes
  • Work environment: Work performed is in an office setting.
  • Physical Requirements: Work is primarily sedentary and does not require any special physical effort or demands
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see Additional Information.
  • Telework Eligible: Yes, remote telework is not approved


See the OPM Qualification Standards for more information. This position is covered under Professional and Scientific Positions.

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level or equivalent to at least GS-13 under other Federal service pay systems, private sector, or military. Specialized experience may not be substituted at this grade level.


Individual Occupational Requirement: In addition to meeting the qualifications above, applicants must meet one of the following individual occupational requirement: 1. 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.”)


2. 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: A. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; B. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or C. 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-hourrequirement 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 24semester hours in accounting, the applicant’s education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Examples of qualifying specialized experience:

  • Serving as senior expert and consultant to top Agency officials. Advising financial or budget experts.
  • Applying advanced principles, concepts, laws, and regulations of accounting. Generating new concepts and methodologies in the field.
  • Theorizing, planning, and directing entire financial systems. Applying advanced understanding of accounting systems.
  • Ensuring the Agency properly executes financial funding. Developing and tailoring methods and procedures.
  • Interpreting Congressional, Treasury, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and Defense Finance and Accounting Service (OFAS) financial policy/guidance.

You must also meet the following requirements by the announcement closing date:

  • Current and former federal employees in either the competitive or excepted service and current federal employees applying under VEOA eligibility are subject to time-in-grade . You must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level (GS-13) to be eligible for promotion. See the Required Documents section to learn what documents are necessary to show you meet this requirement.
  • Current civilian employees must have completed at least 90 days of federal civilian service since their latest non temporary appointment from a competitive referral certificate, known as time after competitive appointment . For this requirement, a competitive appointment is one where you applied to and were appointed from an announcement open to “All US Citizens.”


Education used to qualify for this position must be from an accredited school or educational institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and a copy of your transcript is required as part of your application package. For the application process, unofficial transcripts are acceptable if they contain the applicant’s name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. If selected, you must provide an official transcript before we set your entrance on duty date.

Foreign Education . If using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show a private organization specializing in interpreting foreign education programs has deemed the foreign education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program or show that a U.S. accredited college or university has given full credit for the foreign courses.

You may not use education to qualify in lieu of specialized experience. However this position does have a Individual Occupational Requirement. In order to be considered you will need to provide Transcripts to reflect this positions educational requirement.

Additional information

  • Applicants with a Permanent Resident Card (aka Green Card) are authorized to live and work in the U.S. but are not eligible for employment in positions requiring U.S. citizenship. This position requires U.S. citizenship.
  • The minimum age requirement is generally 18 years of age. Employing those under 18 may be possible under certain circumstances. If under 18 years of age, ensure you provide documentation showing how you are eligible.
  • Subject to occasional overtime.
  • Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Position is not covered by a bargaining unit.
  • Position is not obligated.
  • Financial Difficulty does not automatically remove you from consideration for a position.
  • Position does not meet the DoD criteria for re-employing former Federal employees who retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).
  • Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in you being removed from consideration for this position.
  • COVID19 – All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:

  • This position is designated as a Financial Management Level III certified position. Under the provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (2012) and PL 112-81, subtitle F, Financial Management, section 1599d, incumbent shall comply with the requirements of this certification program.
  • The work of this position requires access to DeCA’s business systems and is designated as IT Level II.
  • Travel by military and commercial transportation including air or land may be necessary in the performance of the officially assigned duties. Worldwide travel may be required up to 25% of incumbents time.
  • This position involves access to or control over personal, private, sensitive but unclassified, controlled unclassified or proprietary information.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility based on appropriate background information.

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