Accountant

Recruiter
Office of the Secretary of the Interior
Location
Lakewood, Colorado, United States
Salary
USD 33.74 - 52.57 per hour
Posted
16 Sep 2020
Closes
18 Sep 2020
Ref
578265800
Job role
Accountant
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Summary

This position is part of the Office of the Secretary of Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Revenue, Reporting, & Compliance Management (RRCM), Financial Management (FM), Accounting Services, AS - General Ledger Team, located in Lakewood, CO. NOTE: This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within the Office of Natural Resources Revenue.

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Responsibilities

  • Performs a variety of conventional accounting duties assuring that assigned functions are completed accurately, timely, and according to applicable guidelines, standards, and procedures.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and researches complex accounting programs and procedures.
  • Identifies and provides solutions to correct internal and management control weaknesses.
  • Conducts discussions with customers/stakeholders regarding account reconciliations and resolution of imbalances.
  • Suggests changes to policies, procedures, or operation as appropriate.
  • Participates in the development of acceptance test criteria, conducts acceptance testing, researches system problems and prepares required reports.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12
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    0510 Accounting

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    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment
    • U.S. Citizenship is required.
    • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
    • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
    • Selective Service registration required for applicants, unless exempt.
    • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade (see Qualifications).


    Qualifications

    All applicants for this position must possess one of the following basic requirements:

    A. Bachelor's 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

    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. 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; or3. 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 (i.e. GS-9) 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.

    (NOTE: YOU MUST PROVIDE LEGIBLE TRANSCRIPTS SHOWING COMPLETED COURSEWORK AND DEGREE(S) AWARDED AS VERIFICATION OF YOUR EDUCATION).

    In addition to meeting the basic eligibility requirements, applicants must have the following specialized experience and/or directly related education or a combination of experience and education:

    At the GS-11 level, you must meet one of the following qualifications:

    A. A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., if related in one of the following Accounting, Finance or Public Administration; OR
    B. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to: experience interpreting complex accounting principles and standards to resolve accounting discrepancies; creating and analyzing accounting, financial and regulatory reports for errors and inconsistencies; initiating correspondence to perform and resolve account reconciliation and invoice issues; OR
    C. A combination of education and experience as listed above.

    At the GS-12 level, you must meet the following qualification:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to: experience applying generally accepted accounting principles, standards and applicable laws/regulations to resolve complex accounting discrepancies; researching billable exceptions to assure compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies; and reviewing and evaluating financial systems for effectiveness of internal controls and integrity of the organization's financial information.

    Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).

    A written test is not required. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education

    If qualifying based on EDUCATION you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Additional information

    Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:
    Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
    Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
    Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
    Other Special Appointment Authorities
    OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities

    Telework Suitability:

    The Office of Natural Resources Revenue has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval, and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

    Stipulations of Employment:

    Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

    All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). In addition, DOI (Office of the Secretary) and Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) employees are further restricted concerning their holdings of Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in corporations engaged in mining activities on Federal lands (e.g., oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.).Please refer to the following webpage for Ethics information: https://www.doi.gov/ethics ONRR requires the highest level of integrity. Employees must be totally objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g., work related interactions with friends, family members or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.

    Work Schedule:

    This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

    Miscellaneous:

    DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Applications: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

    This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement # ONRR-20-DE-10906705JT using Delegated Examining (DE) procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet DE requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

    If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.

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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.

    Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Customer Service
    • Legal, Government, & Jurisprudence
    • Oral Communication
    • Technical Competency - Accounting
    • Technical Competency - Automated Accounting & Business Related Systems
    • Written Communication


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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process
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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment mm/yy and duties performed.
    2. SF-50 or DD-214
    • Current/Former Career/Career-Conditional Eligible: Your most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, as well as the highest grade (or promotion potential) held, on a permanent basis
    3. Other supporting documents:
    • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
    • SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
    • Non-competitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
    • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal)
    • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
    • Cover letter, optional
    Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

    Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.

    It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.

    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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    Benefits

    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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    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.