Bureau of the Fiscal Service Staff Accountant in Parkersburg, West Virginia

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PLEASE NOTE: Based on the current hiring restrictions, selectees may be subject to additional approvals prior to an offer being extended.

This position is located in the Retail Securities Services in Parkersburg, WV. The successful candidate will serve as a Staff Accountant with responsibility for providing analysis and advice regarding the cash and accounting programs, financial systems, and or services administered by the organization. The incumbent will complete assignments of a project management and policy development nature and advise on and perform professional accounting work that requires application of accounting theories, concepts, principles, and standards pertaining to the planning, administration, and reporting of Government securities and savings bonds programs as well as management of the public debt. The incumbent may also provide advice on the effects of newly promulgated laws or the requirements or statements of central oversight agencies such as the Treasury Department, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), or the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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Responsibilities

As a Staff Accountant , you will:

Assist in the planning and execution of highly specialized programs in the field of securities accounting, reconciliation, reporting, and auditing to ensure proper accountability, proper payment of periodic interest and principal through the Bureau's systems, and to provide accurate reporting to Fiscal Accounting Office to be used in part or in whole to establish periodic statements to Treasury for the principal and interest, and cash and securities balances of the public debt of the United States.

Participate in and coordinate securities accounting, reconciliation, reporting, audit and other accounting and administrative improvement activities as required.

Develop project plans and ensure that all projects are properly documented and adequately controlled. Keep management informed on the status of all projects. As necessary, prepare and support estimates of requirements for personnel and other resource needs for projects.

Develop proposals, issue papers, status reports, training plans, policy, procedural and other documentation as necessary to obtain understanding and decisions in conjunction with assigned projects.

Advise management on accounting matters pertaining to the accomplishment of the offices, mission related to providing accounting services to its customers and stakeholders.

Analyze and respond to program and administrative data calls, new directives and inquiries, as well as troubleshoot problems, and implement solutions for matters involving specific procedures, controls, policies, and reports related to the work of the organization.

Prepare and make formal oral and written presentations to senior Bureau management and executive level officials of the Bureau, the Department of the Treasury, as well as representatives and officials of other organizations, including the Federal Reserve, and other Federal agency customers and stakeholders.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-2 times per year.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Who May Apply
This job is open to…

All candidates who are: (1) Current Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Retail Security Services internal employees who are qualifying as Status Eligibles, or currently serving on a V.R.A. appointment, or a Sched. A appointment, OR (2) CTAP eligibles,

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  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

Education Requirements:

  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.") OR
  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 oneof the following:

  3. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;

  4. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
  5. 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. The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Specialized experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience requires professional knowledge of accounting concepts, principles, and methods sufficient to:

  • **Independently advise on the effect of new laws, regulations, or requirements; and

  • Resolve problems related to securities accounting and/or proper payment; and

  • Conduct special studies or assignments related to operational projects; and

  • Make formal oral and written presentations to upper level management.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks.

Education

Education Requirements:Please see qualifications summary for education requirements.**

Additional information
  • We will not pay relocation expenses.

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

  • This is a bargaining unit position.

  • This position is a high risk position.

  • We offer opportunities for telework.

  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • A one year probationary period may be required.

  • Must successfully complete a background investigation. Periodic reinvestigation is required no later than five years after selection and at least every succeeding five years.

  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a “not qualified” determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Analytical, Communication & Project Management. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration.

If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)) you must receive a score of 90 or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority. To preview questions please click here.

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A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips.

CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:

  • Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The “position occupied” block on the SF-50 should show a “1” and your “tenure” block should show a “1” or “2”.)

  • If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) or Disability appointment, submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that.

  • Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

  • Submit a copy of your most recent, signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating. If it is not dated within the last 18 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury Federal employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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How to Apply

The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

Fiscal Service provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.

You will be re-directed to Fiscal Service's CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.

To complete, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJobs Help Desk.

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Agency contact information
Applicant Call Center
Phone

304-480-7300

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

fiscalserviceinquiries@fiscal.treasury.gov

Address

Bureau of the Fiscal Service * Please see the "How to Apply" section * Parkersburg, West Virginia United States

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To check the status of your application for this position, please follow these steps:

  1. Login to your USAJOBS account, select the "Applications" section and click on the vacancy you would like to view and have already applied for.

  2. Under "application status," click "additional application information" and you will be taken to the CareerConnector website where you can check your application status. The "additional application information" link may not be available if your application status says "Unavailable." This indicates that your application is not complete.

If the "additional application information" link is not available and the vacancy is still open, you can click on the job announcement and "Update Application" to be taken back to the CareerConnector portion of the application.

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496930200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 04/17/2018 to 04/26/2018

Salary: $87,252 to $113,428 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Work schedule: Full-Time - Career/Career Conditional

Appointment type: Permanent - Full-time