Who may apply: Current Permanent DFAS Columbus Employees, Military Spouse Preference eligibles, and DFAS Columbus VRA eligible.
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IAW DoD7400.14R, DoDFMR Volume5, Chapter 5, incumbent of this position will be required to serve as a certifying official and is subject to pecuniary liability for illegal, improper, or incorrect payments made by DoD.
Serves as a Certifying Official responsible for verifying, balancing, and reconciling supporting documentation files with listings and reports. Identifies discrepancies among accounts and makes necessary adjustments.
Serves as a Lead Accounting Technician responsible for distributing and balancing workload, ensuring timely accomplishment of work and reviewing, amending or rejecting work not meeting established standards.
Instructs employees on tasks and job requirements; develops written instructions as necessary; answers questions, regarding procedures policies, and directives.
Provides interpretation to lower graded inexperienced personnel on compliance with applicable regulations, directives and manuals including changes, updates, and automated data processing systems.
Enters data into an accounting system, compares transactions entered to those intended, and corrects invalid/incorrect entries. Receives, extracts, records, and balances data in assigned accounts in automated systems.
Occasional travel - There is no regular or recurring travel required for this position.
0525 Accounting Technician
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S Citizen or National
Registered for Selective Service (males born after 12-31-1959)
Suitable for Federal employment
Time after Competitive Appointment: Candidates must have served 3 months after latest competitive appointment in the Federal service.
This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
Time in Grade Requirement - see the Qualifications field below for more details.
Obtain/Maintain Financial Management Certification
One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS-05) within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.
For GS-06: Specialized Experience at the GS-05 level is defined as: validating, monitoring and maintaining accounting transactions and accounting records; entering accounting data into an automated financial system to process a wide variety of account transactions; identifying and researching discrepancies in account transactions and making adjustments; reconciling subsidiary ledgers to general ledgers for accounts; and researching discrepancies and making adjustments.
Time-in-Grade: Current or former federal employees who have held a GS position in the preceding 52 weeks, must meet the time in grade requirement. Applicant must have served 52 weeks as a GS-05 or higher grade in Federal Service.
Substitution of Education for Experience: Six months of graduate education may be substituted to meet the specialized experience required when it is directly related to the work of the position being filled. If you are using education to substitute for the specialized experience, you must submit transcripts at the time you apply. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html).
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