Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is part of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Department of Financial & Portfolio Management (DFPM). The incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of accounting support and financial assistant duties which affect the accuracy and acceptability of accounting and budget information covering program and administrative activities; and the timely availability of funds to continue the conduct of mission-oriented functions.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Provide accounting and budget assistance in support of the accounting and budget functional responsibilities of the Department.</li> <li>Handle all aspects of vendor invoices, employee expense reimbursement requests, lnteragency Payment and Collection (IPAC) and Embassy charge transactions.</li> <li>Review payment documents, enter transactions, handle check cancellations and maintain accounts payable files.</li> <li>Handle all aspects of cash receipts from public and federal sources, enter and reconcile receipts, run queries regarding project-related receipts and maintain relevant files.</li> <li>Manage the metro check transportation subsidy program. Work with OPIC departments to ensure that new participants receive monthly subsidy and order metro checks as needed; disburse metro checks to employees.</li> <li>Reconcile inventory of metro checks ordered and disbursed with amount on hand to ensure proper controls over a monetary asset.</li> <li>Prepare monthly Accounts Payable using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)/ Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS).</li> <li>Identify reconciling items and differences, investigate the cause or source of the differences, and recommend corrective actions as needed.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 9 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>US Citizenship is required.</li> <li>Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.</li> <li>Direct Deposit of pay is required.</li> <li>Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience</strong> <br /><br />Specialized experience is defined as experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and has equipped you with the knowledge and competencies to successfully perform the duties of this position. <br /><br /><strong>At the GS-5 grade level, applicants must meet one of the following:</strong><br /><br />A. One year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and level of responsibility to that of the GS-4 grade level in the Federal service using standardized procedures to process recurring financial transactions, entering data into financial or payment systems, and correcting invalid/incorrect entries; OR<br /><br />B. A BA/BS degree or four years of education above the high school level. This education was obtained at an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college or university; OR<br /><br />C. An equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described above. <br /><br /><strong>At the GS-6 grade level, applicants must meet one of the following:</strong><br /><br />A. One year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and level of responsibility to that of the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service utilizing an automated system; working with general ledger accounts; reconciling and adjusting accounts and bank statements; coordinating deposits, collections, and receipts; reviewing and preparing reports; and training other staff on appropriate financial procedures; OR<br /><br />B. A half year of graduate level education (9 semester hours, 13.5 quarter hours), in a field of study directly related to the work of the position; OR<br /><br />C. An equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate level course work as described above. <br /><br /><strong>At the GS-7 grade level, applicants must meet one of the following:</strong><br /><br />A. One year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and level of responsibility to that of the GS-6 grade level in the Federal service applying knowledge of automated accounting systems to resolve discrepancies; providing accounting and budgeting assistance; working with general ledger accounts; reconciling and adjusting accounts and bank statements; coordinating deposits, collections, and receipts; reviewing and preparing reports; training other staff on appropriate financial procedures; and researching regulations and procedures to resolve accounting problems and providing reports of findings to accountants; OR<br /><br />B. One year of graduate level education (18 semester hours, 27 quarter hours) in a field of study directly related to that work of the position; OR<br /><br />C. An equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate level course work as described above.<br /><br />Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. A written test is not required.<br /><br />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. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>If qualifying based on EDUCATION</strong> 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.<br /><br />Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements. <br /><br /><strong>FOREIGN EDUCATION:</strong> 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 <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>Telework Suitability:</strong> <br /> The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act. <br /><br /><strong>Stipulations of Employment:</strong> <br /><br />Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.<br /><br /><strong>Work Schedule:</strong> <br /><br />This position allows for a flexible work schedule.<br /><br /><strong>Miscellaneous: </strong> <br /><br />This position is covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).<br /><br />OPIC 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 .<br /><br />This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement #OPIC-19-MP-10538886MM using Merit Promotion procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet merit promotion requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.<br /><br />This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days. <br /><br />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. <br /><br />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 Application: https: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information <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 /><strong>For Category Rating:</strong> Once the application process is complete, qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. The categories for this announcement are defined as: Well-Qualified, and Qualified. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be used to determine if you are qualified for this job. 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.<br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):<br /><br /><ul><li>Legal, Government, & Jurisprudence</li><li>Oral Communication</li><li>Self-Management</li><li>Technical Competency – Accounting Operations</li><li>Technical Competency – Automated Accounting & Business Related Systems</li></ul><br /><br />The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher). <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:<br /> 1. Your <strong>Resume</strong> listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment mm/yy and duties performed.<br /> 2. Other <strong>supporting documents:</strong> <ul> <li>College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education or if this position has a basic education requirement</li> <li>Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)</li> <li>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.)</li> <li>Cover Letter, optional </li> </ul> <strong>If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming veterans' preference</strong>, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. <strong>If applicable, you</strong> must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. Failure to provide this documentation may result in a non preference determination. For more information on veterans' preference (see https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-employment-initiative/vet-guide/ ). <br /><strong>Do not submit photographs with your application package.</strong> Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials – you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.<br /><br /><strong>Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents.</strong> Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.<br /><br /><strong>It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Career Transition Assistance Programs:</strong> These programs apply 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 CTAP or 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 CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http: www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp . <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.


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