<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is part of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This position is located in the Joint Staff (JS), Directorate of Management, Office of the Comptroller, Accounting and Reporting Branch (ARB). The incumbent serves as a staff accountant responsible for developing, coordinating, and promulgating accounting policies and procedures for the JS Comptroller in the Accounting Branch.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a STAFF ACCOUNTANT at the GS-0510-14 some of your typical work assignments may include: <ul> <li>Serves as an expert advisor to supervisor, senior managers, and colleagues on all areas of professional accounting policies and procedures.</li> <li>Conducts expert analysis of budgetary reports and financial statements and interprets financial reports using an in-depth understanding of, and familiarity with, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).</li> <li>Develops and manages the JS Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) Program and represents the JS at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) [OUSD(C)] FIAR committee meetings.</li> <li>Serves as acting Branch Chief as directed during the absence of the supervisor and performs leadership duties that ensure the mission, goals, and objectives of the branch are met while the supervisor is out of the office.</li> <li>Conducts internal audits of the JS accounting system and financial management reports using audit techniques designed to identify improper general ledger posting logics, tie-point analytics, abnormal balances, and internal control weaknesses</li> <li>Develops training designed to educate JS workforce on proper accounting and reporting policies and procedures in order for staff to carry out systems and process improvement efforts, and pass audit scrutiny.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a U.S. citizen</li> <li>Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.</li> <li>Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)</li> <li>Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation.</li> <li>May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.</li> <li>Employee must obtain/maintain a Critical Sensitive (Top Secret) security clearance</li> <li>Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes</li> <li>Financial Disclosure OGE 450 required: Yes</li> <li>Telework eligible position: Yes, Situational</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You may qualify at the GS-14, if you fulfill the following qualifications:<br /><br />A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service: <ul> <li>Analyzing and evaluating budgetary reports, financial reports and statements</li> <li>Conducting periodic audits of the Comptroller Accounting Budget System (CABS)</li> <li>Develop training designed to educate workforce on proper accounting and reporting policies and procedures</li> <li>Conducting Lean Six Sigma or process improvement reviews and audits; <strong>AND</strong></li> </ul> B. <strong>Degree:</strong> 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<br /><br />C. <strong>Combination of education and experience:</strong> 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: <li>Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;</li> <li>A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or</li> <li>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.</li> 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.<br /><br /><strong>In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 0510 series.</strong> <br /><br /><b>Accounting Series, 0510, IOR link – https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/accounting-series-0510/</b><br /><br /><b><strong>**NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position**</strong></b><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application, or (2) If you are <strong>serviced by the office </strong>filling this position and your transcripts are on file in your official personnel folder, you are not required to submit. However, it is your responsibility to ensure transcripts are on file.<br /><br />All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.<br /><br />GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.<br /><br />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: Foreign Education <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>Recruitment Incentives may be authorized.<br /><br />Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): </strong>To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.<br /><br /><strong>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs</strong>: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:<br /> https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ <br /><br /><strong>Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities</strong>: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:<br /> Persons with Disabilities – Schedule A <br /> Special Hiring Authority for Veterans <br /> Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses <br /> Other Special Appointment Authorities <br /> <strong>Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https: www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx </strong><br /><br /><strong>The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.<br /><br />NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.<br /><br />Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http: www.sss.gov for more information.<br /><br />For more information, please visit http: www.dla.mil/Careers/SearchApply/Downloads.aspx .<br /><br />Re-employed Annuitant: This position Does/Does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:<br /> http: www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf <br /><br />Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).</strong> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />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 are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. 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):<br /><br />Competencies:<br /> <ul><li>Accounting Analysis</li><li>Auditing</li><li>Communication</li><li>Minimum Education Qualifications</li><li>Minimum Qualifications</li></ul><br /><br /><strong>Military Spouse Preference: </strong>If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Top Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. <strong>If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.<br /><br />The following documents are REQUIRED</strong><br /> <b><strong>1. Your resume:</strong></b> <ul> <li>Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.</li> <li>For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").</li> <li>For additional information see: What to include in your resume. </li> </ul> <strong>2. Transcripts:</strong> <ul> <li>This position has a degree or education requirement so you are required to submit a copy of your transcript .</li> <li>College transcript(s), required if qualifying based on education. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the lists of classes and credits earned. </li> </ul> <br /><strong>3. Veteran's Documents</strong> <ul> <li>If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:</li> <li>DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.</li> </ul> <br />4. <strong>Optional Documents:</strong><br /><br />Please provide your last two final appraisals. If you're unable to supply these with the application, please note that management may request this information during an interview, if selected.<br /><br /><strong>PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: </strong> http: www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation.pdf?ver=2019-02-08-123333-753 <br /><br /><strong>If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference,</strong> you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. <strong>Documentation required:</strong> Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). <strong>Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: </strong>SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.