Air Force Personnel Center Accountant in Eielson AFB, Alaska
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The primary purpose of this position is to Serve as an accountant providing the direction of the overall accounting operation for all funds executed at to include all tenant units
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- Ensure timeliness, accuracy of payments and report completion. Analyze accounting issues, establishes, and modifies local procedures to comply with fiscal law legislation and policy/guidance.
- Responsible for a variety of administrative and supervisory personnel management functions.
- Monitor, track and report any deficiencies and material weaknesses. Identify any known internal control issues and recommendation to the commander.
- Ensure all accounting transactions and systems are completed in accordance with legislation. Design and develop local policies to both comply with legal direction as well as to seek to improve the effectiveness of all local payment processes.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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- Accountants And Auditors
- Auditors, Field
- Auditors, Internal
Conditions of Employment
- Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
- U.S. Citizenship is required
- Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance
- Total salary varies depending on location of position
- PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
- Recruitment incentives may be authorized
- This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
- Position may be subject to random drug testing
- Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
- Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
- Employee must maintain current certifications
- Disclosure of Political Appointments
- Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance
- Per National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of fiscal year (FY) 2017. Section 1111 modifies 5 United States Code (U.S.C) 3326; Veterans who are retiring within 180 days of appointment effective date may require a 180 waiver package.
Basic Requirements: 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: 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.
Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/accounting-series-0510/
In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement, applicants must meet the Specialized Experience requirements.
Specialized Experience: GS-05: Meeting the basic requirement for this series qualifies candidates at the GS-05 level.
GS-07: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05. Examples of qualifying include assisting with accounting and audit reviews of financial programs; assisting with oversight tasks related to financial planning and administration of accounting systems; assisting testing and monitoring cash controls.
GS-09: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07. Examples of qualifying include performing accounting and audit reviews of financial programs; completing oversight tasks related to financial planning and administration of accounting systems; testing and monitoring cash controls to ensure they are functioning properly; and reviewing budgets for organization activities/programs.
GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09. Examples of qualifying include professional, comprehensive knowledge of theories, practices, methods and techniques of accounting. Practice experience with accounting and accounting related systems. Planning of accounting branch assignments, resolution of problems, changes to work commitments. Has knowledge of fiscal law statutes, transactions and systems.
GS-12: one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11. Examples of qualifying include professional, comprehensive knowledge of theories, practices, methods and techniques of accounting. Practice experience with accounting and accounting related systems. Planning of accounting branch assignments, resolution of problems, changes to work commitments. Has knowledge of fiscal law statutes, transactions and systems.
GS-13: one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12. Examples of qualifying include professional, comprehensive knowledge of theories, practices, methods and techniques of accounting. performing nonappropriated funds oversight, including accounting and audit reviews of financial programs; providing professional accounting and financial management oversight and financial analysis; develop and conduct local internal control reviews; testing and monitoring cash controls to ensure they are functioning properly; evaluating the income and expense of budget based on historical data, current trends, economic forecasts, local financial goals, and organizational goals/objectives.
GS-14: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13. Examples of qualifying include professional, comprehensive knowledge accounting principles, concepts, theories, and laws as they pertain to Federal accounting requirements practices and laws, OSD and Air Force financial improvement initiatives, the US standard government general ledger, the CFO Act, Federal Financial Accounting Standards, the DoD Financial Management Regulation, OMB Circulars, and other higher Government mandates.
GS-15: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service, which has equipped applicants with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities at a mastery level to successfully perform the duties of the position.
To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of accounting theories, concepts, principles, and practices of accounting and financial management. 2. Knowledge of missions, functions, programs, goals, objectives, work processes, and sources of funding pertinent to accounting organizations. 3. Knowledge of sources of factual information about and related to processes of accounting systems, such as that found in accounting reports, payroll, records, work reports, or inventory and supply data. 4. Knowledge of automated data processing concepts, systems capabilities, and economic usage to effectively complete accounting assignments. 5. Skill in formulating, justifying, and/or reconciling assigned accounting systems projects/programs. 6. Ability to gather, assemble, and analyze data to reconcile timely and accurate accounting reporting, develop alternative, and make recommendations to resolve accounting system problems.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.
This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
Direct Hire Authority- May be used to fill temporary, term, or permanent position and can be filled at the part-time or fill-time work schedule
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Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. Additionally, if you are serving on a term appointment in the competitive service, you may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.
This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies. Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level. This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-05 Target GS-13).
Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
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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 latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
- If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
- If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
- For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
- A complete Application Questionnaire
- Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.
Background checks and security clearance
- Required Documents
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:
- Online Application - Questionnaire
- Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period
- Transcripts - if qualifying based on education or positive education series
- Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
- Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference). ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
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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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
- How to Apply
How to Apply
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 07/31/2018.
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10175843
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Agency contact information
Total Force Service Center
EHA DHA 550 C Street W JBSA Randolph AFB, TX US
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Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. Once this Public Notice closes, you must reapply.
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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.
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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/495260000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 04/01/2018 to 07/31/2018
Salary: $33,394 to $157,663 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 5 - 15
Work schedule: Multiple Schedules
Appointment type: Multiple Appointment Types