Help Duties Summary
You will serve as an Accountant in the DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY.
THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions.
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Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
You may be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
You may be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. Positions may be in any DAWIA Career Field at Level I, II, or III.
This position may be designated Critical Acquisition Position (CAP). You must be a member of the Acquisition Corps, become a member, or obtain a waiver at the time of selection and sign a three-year tenure agreement prior to assuming the position.
Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) may be required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
You may be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.
Supervisors in the executive branch have a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. Those selected for a supervisory position will be required to review the 14 General Principles of Ethical Conduct at 5 CFR 2635.101.
Position selected for may or may not be under a bargaining unit.
Warrant authority above the small purchase threshold may be required.
In addition to the basic education requirements, applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:
FOR THE GS-05 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have successfully completed the basic education requirement
FOR THE GS-07 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector assisting performing accounting work, including the maintenance of accounting records, preparation, analysis and interpretation of financial statements; reviewing accounting data for accuracy to ensure the integrity of the accounting system; monitoring financial logs to identify errors or trends.
FOR THE GS-09 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector maintaining accounting records and preparing financial reports for review; identifying problem transactions to ensure proper posting to appropriate balance sheet and income statement accounts; and identifying budget or funds management problems and assisting others in offering alternative solutions.
FOR THE GS-11 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector applying accounting principles, theories, and techniques to perform accounting work for operational programs or systems; examining accounting data/records to ensure accuracy and investigate complaints; developing queries and reports utilizing automated accounting systems; and analyzing and advising managers on accounting and financial matters.
FOR THE GS-12 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector adapting standard accounting principles, theories, techniques and procedures to solve problems where little to no precedent information exists; assessing internal control processes and accounting systems to solve a variety of accounting and/or auditing problems; analyzing accounting systems by adapting conventional accounting and analytical techniques to solve controversial accounting problems.
FOR THE GS-13 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector analyzing financial reports for effective management control of financial requirements and resources; formulating a variety of business processes impacting execution of funds and related financial postings; and analyzing new and proposed legislation, system changes, and business rules to determine impact on financial systems or programs.
FOR THE GS-14 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector providing management analysis and systems development to ensure incorporation of sound accounting principles, practices, and procedures; determining and implementing business processes and executing financial reporting and/or asset management requirements; and confirming the accuracy of financial data by analyzing financial transactions, trends, and metrics.
FOR THE GS-15 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector providing expert advice to senior managers, program managers, and other Comptroller personnel on interpretation of accounting regulations pertinent to the financial operation; resolving unique and sensitive financial and accounting problems; reviewing, analyzing, and auditing a wide variety of accounting and/or financial systems and documentation required to prepare, validate and analyze financial statements, records, and reports; and overseeing and maintaining, the integrity of financial operations, accounts/ reports financial resources planning, programming, budgeting and accounting.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
Individual Occupational Requirements link:
Applicants must meet the following basic education requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:
A. 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.")
B. 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. Background must also include one of the following:
1.Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
2.A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
3.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.
Applicants may substitute education for experience in the following situations if it provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work:
FOR THE GS-07 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have successfully completed one full year of graduate level education OR you have successfully completed a bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement
FOR THE GS-09 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree OR have successfully completed two full years of progressively higher graduate level education leading to a master's degree
FOR THE GS-11 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR you have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree
NOTE: Education and experience may be combined for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.
Applications will be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the date of application. If you expect to complete your education within 9 months, please respond to the questionnaire items as if you had already completed your education. We are required to verify that the education has been completed successfully before any applicant can be appointed (report to work).
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