<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Assistant Commandant for Resources, Director of Financial Operations, USCG Finance Center, Accounting Operations Division, Chesapeake, VA.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The selectee will provide accounting support for a variety of complex accounts.<br /><br />Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include<br /> <ul> <li>Establishing and maintaining control and subsidiary accounts for most or all types of classes which are inter-related, require extensive supporting schedules and analyses, involve extensive subdivisions with intermediate summary ledgers, and require frequent and varied adjustments, balancing and reconciling.</li> <li>Reviewing, analyzing, classifying, and reconciling transactions, and commitment and obligation documents, traces, researches, and resolves discrepancies, reconciles accounts and prepares trial balances or schedules.</li> <li>Reviewing and analyzing reports/listings, classifies errors, takes corrective action to balance reports/listings, and verifies corrected copy, determines all transactions are properly processed and that total activity agrees with pre-determined control totals.</li> <li>Reviewing unliquidated obligation and back-up files, may liquidate obligations when notified of receive of goods/services, may be required to reconcile accounts and adjust them to reflect outstanding balances.</li> <li>Providing technical guidance to lower graded Accounting Technician or train Accounting Clerks and Technicians in operating procedures, policies, and regulations.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 07 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a U.S. Citizenship to apply for this position.</li> <li>This position requires a Minimum Background Investigation (MBI).</li> </ul> <br /><br />All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>GS-5</strong>: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include: Reconciling monthly register printouts with individual accounting transaction listings; initiating, coding and processing accounting adjustments to transfer charges and achieve proper accounting effect on erroneously recorded disbursement documents, progress payments, discounts, etc. in ledgers. OR 4 full years of education above high school level for which high school graduation or the equivalent was a prerequisite; OR a combination of appropriate post high school education and specialized experience that together meet the qualification requirements of the position to be filled.<br /><br /><strong>GS-6</strong>: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include: Analyzing error listings, isolating sources of error, making corrective entries and reprocessing accounting transactions; computing transportation charges and discounts, and total amount for vouchers and initiating adjustments; reconciling listing of accounts payable with general ledger, researching discrepancies and initiating adjustment actions. OR at least 1/2 year of appropriate graduate level education in a field of study directly related to the work of the position to be filled; OR a combination of appropriate specialized experience and appropriate graduate level education that together meet the qualification requirements for the position to be filled.<br /><br /><strong>GS-7</strong>: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include: validating, monitoring, and maintaining accounting transactions and records for multiple accounts; reconciling subsidiary ledgers to general ledgers of accounts having a variety of transactions, researching discrepancies and making adjustments; maintaining control and subsidiary accounts and processing transactions for a wide variety of functions. OR One year of appropriate graduate level education in a field of study directly related to the work of the position to be filled; OR a combination of appropriate specialized experience and appropriate graduate level education beyond the first 1/2 year of progressive graduate study that together meet the qualification requirements for the position to be filled.<br /><br />Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. Knowledge of procedures used to enter, modify, retrieve, and delete accounting structure and automated system. Knowledge of client organization's accounting structure and automated system(s). Knowledge of agency regulations, procedures and policies to including budgetary and proprietary lines of accounting.<br /><br />National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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 />The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail. <br /><br />FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.<br /><br />DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here <br /><br />Recruitment incentives may be authorized.<br /><br />All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.<br /><br />For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources . Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. See the required documents section of the announcement.<br /><br />More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.<br /><br />If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6291. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation <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 />We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line self assessment questions that are based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:<br /> <li>Knowledge of extensive and diverse accounting regulations, operations, and procedures governing a wide variety of types of related transactions.</li> <li>Knowledge of most accounting classifications and subdivisions to make classification determinations and process a wide variety of transactions.</li> <li>Knowledge of accounting procedures to review, clarify and code appropriation funding, allotments, obligations and disbursements.</li> <li>Knowledge of and ability to analyze the interrelationship of accounts that ae affected by varied transactions to monitor accounts.</li> <br />Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.<br /><br />If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />1. Your resume<br />2. Your responses to the online questionnaire<br />3. If you are qualifying based on education, submit a legible copy of your unofficial college transcript from an accredited college/university. The transcript copy must reflect the college/university name and/or logo. Applicants are highly encouraged to proactively order a copy of their official transcripts to be delivered to their home address so transcripts will be readily available if selected. If selected, you will be required to provide official transcripts prior to establishing your start date. Foreign education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited institutions in the U.S. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here. <br />4. If you are claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must submit a copy of your agency notice, most recent performance rating and most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level and duty location. If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. To be considered eligible, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position. Please see ICTAP eligibility. <br />5. If you are claiming veterans' preference, please submit the following documents. Please see Feds Hire Vets for detail. <br /> a. Veterans claiming 5 point veterans' preference must submit legible Member 4 Copy DD214(s) indicating Character of Service. 5-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application.<br /> b. 30% Disabled Veterans must submit their Member Copy 4 DD-214(s), which includes Character of Service, and VA Disability Letter with percentage of disability OR documentation of disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. <br /> c. Other 10 point Preference Eligibles must submit applicable Member Copy 4 DD-214(s), which includes Character of Service, and provide documentation of your other 10 point preference. If claiming 10 point preference, you must provide required documentation described on the back of the SF-15 which proves that you are entitled to such preference. 10-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application.<br /> d. If you are a current active duty military member who does not have a DD214 and is claiming preference under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces indicating that you will be discharged or released under honorable conditions from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. Certifications must be on letterhead from the appropriate military branch and include the following information: military dates of service and expected discharge or release date, character of service, military rank, type of discharge and date when terminal leave will begin. Certifications must be signed by, or by direction of military members' military personnel offices, unit commanders or higher headquarters.<br />6. OPM must authorize employment offers for former or current Political Appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information. Submit proof of your former or current status, such as your SF-50. Please see here. <br /><br />All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you are unable to submit your documents electronically, you may fax or mail the documents. A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with fax number and instructions to transmit the requested documents. The required documents will also be accepted by mail and must be received by the closing date of the announcement. The mailing address is COMMANDANT (CG-123SE), ATTN OFFICE OF CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (JOBS), US COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE, STOP 7912, WASHINGTON, DC 20593-7912.<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.