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COST ACCOUNTANT


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    THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

    This National Guard position is for a COST ACCOUNTANT, Position Description Number T5137000 and is part of the OK JFHQ, National Guard.
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    Responsibilities

    The primary purpose of the series is to advise, supervise, and perform work consisting of a systematic examination and appraisal of financial records, financial and management reports, management controls, performance requirements, policies, and practices affecting or reflecting the financial condition and operating results of various activities. The GS-0510 accountants perform two broad types of work: financial accounting and the performance accounting. The accountant analyzes work related to the development and execution of many military and civilian policies and programs. The positions conduct performance accounting reviews and conduct activities related to the detection of fraud, waste, and abuse. Positions in this series require a high order of analytical abilities; skills in applying problem solving techniques; and, skills in communicating effectively both orally and in writing. Positions involve competencies (skills, knowledge, abilities, and behaviors) in research, analysis, problem-solving, writing, and judgment typically gained through college education and progressively responsible experiences. The positions perform work that follows established methods and procedures; use practical knowledge of the operations, procedures, and policies of specific program areas or functional assignment; and, typically learn to do the work through certification courses and specialized experiences. Accountants perform work that requires a range of competencies in regard to operations and procedures within the prescribed program guidelines, concepts, principles, techniques, and practices. Although the same concepts, principles, and standards are applicable to all types of accounting work included in this series, specific procedures vary depending on the specific activity.

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

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    11

  • Job family (Series)
    0510 Accounting

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  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
    • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

    Qualifications
    GENERAL EXPERIENCE : All on-board Title 5 Excepted Service employees assigned to Series GS-0510 positions, must be certified at the next higher grade-level before considered as eligible for merit promotions to that level; and, must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. However, a new hire applicant must have competent experiences that are commensurate/equivalent to the accounting program business with demonstrated understandings of the program's principles and concepts defined by the NG Title 5 Excepted Service Series GS-0510 position descriptions. To qualify an applicant for any GS-0510 position, apply and evaluate the applicant's competencies (Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, and Behaviors), military and civilian experiences, completed education, learned skills, obtained knowledge, endorsed abilities, and training program accomplishments.
    The following six basic qualification factors are applicable to the GS-0510 Four Career Levels:
    Skilled in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately;
    Ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit effective communication;
    Ability to write English in reports and presentation formats;
    Ability to communicate clearly and effectively;
    Skilled in presenting formal training presentations and briefings; and,
    Skilled in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting program material.


    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : An applicant must demonstrate the following specialized experience competencies to qualify for a position identified by its applicable position description GS-Grade, financial management certification career level, and assigned military skills. the candidate must be eligible for entry into the position's financial management certification career program based on the position's GS-grade and/or the candidate's military rank before final approval and appointment is processed. Candidate must have at least 24 months of accounting experiences and competencies that provided knowledge of principles and procedures. Candidate must have an excellent understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the National Guard accounting business program requirements. To qualify for the GS-11 grade, an applicant must have experiences and training that demonstrated the ability to conduct accounting business in accordance with directives and policies; the ability to study and evaluate the existing internal control systems to determine the level of reliability; and, the skills to determine the appropriate procedures needed to validate system reliability. An applicant must have the competency to obtain sufficient reliable evidence through inspection, observation, inquiries, and confirmation to provide a reasonable basis for an opinion regarding the activity under examination. The applicant must have GS-0510 accounting experiences that used statistical and/or judgmental sampling of financial records and management controls to determine the degree of efficiency, economy, and effectiveness in which the activities discharged their financial responsibilities, and/or to determine that the financial records were maintained in accordance with applicable regulations. An applicant's experiences and education must demonstrate his or her ability to follow directions, to read, retain, and understand a variety of instructions, regulations, policies and procedures. As a condition of continued employment in the GS-0510-11 position, dependent on the position's certification level and contingent on the employee's military rank, the employee must complete the higher financial management certification within 24 months of appointment to the position. SUMMARY OF TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES FOR THE GS-0510-11 POSITION Is able to comprehend, apply, and/or perform the following financial program discipline procedures: Accounting Operations; Compliance; Control of Funds; Internal Controls; and, Principles of Accounting.

    *1. To qualify for this position, you must have:

    A. New Hire - Must have at least 24 months of accounting experiences and competencies that provided knowledge of principles and procedures. Candidate must have an excellent understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the National Guard accounting business program requirements. Must have experiences and training that demonstrated the ability to conduct accounting business in accordance with directives and policies; the ability to study and evaluate the existing internal control systems to determine the level of reliability; and, the skills to determine the appropriate procedures needed to validate system reliability. Must have the competency to obtain sufficient reliable evidence through inspection, observation, inquiries, and confirmation to provide a reasonable basis for an opinion regarding the activity under examination. The applicant must have accounting experiences that used statistical and/or judgmental sampling of financial records and management controls to determine the degree of efficiency, economy, and effectiveness in which the activities discharged their financial responsibilities, and/or to determine that the financial records were maintained in accordance with applicable regulations. Experiences and education must demonstrate ability to follow directions, to read, retain, and understand a variety of instructions, regulations, policies and procedures.

    OR

    B. On Board Employee - Must be certified at the next higher grade-level before considered as eligible for merit promotions to that level; and, must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level.

    AND

    C. Have a degree in 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 six hours of credit in business law.

    OR

    D. Combination of experience as described in "A or B" above and education as described in "C" above. At least four 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 six hours of business law;

    2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;

    3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing. For example, completed 15 semester hours however, the school course work does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour degree requirement as defined above in paragraph C, provided that: (a) The applicant successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field for example, valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) A panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors determined that the applicant demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and advancement levels that are normally associated with successful completion of the four-year course of study degree, as described above in Paragraph C; 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.


    Education

    EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
    Series GS-0510 Positive Education Requirements
    1. 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 six hours of credit in business law.
    OR
    2. Combination of Education and Experience: At least four 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 six hours of business law;
    2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;
    3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing. For example, completed 15 semester hours however, the school course work does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour degree requirement as defined above in paragraph one (subject: Degree), provided that:

    You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.


    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

    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 .

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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 announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified 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):

    Accounting
    Reasoning
    Decision Making

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Secret

    Drug test required
    No

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

    2. Other supporting documents: ?For Veterans preference credit you will need to supply:
    Proof of eligibility:
    SF 15 Veterans Preference
    DD 214
    Most current SF 50 for proof of employment and determination of time-in grade
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    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.

  • Benefits
    Help 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.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10289677

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login ), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/ .

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    Agency contact information James Wagoner

    Phone
    (405) 228-5581
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

    OK JFHQ
    3501 MILITARY CIRCLE
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73111-4305
    US

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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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    Fair & Transparent
    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    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.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    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.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period



This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509215100 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
Army National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5)
Posted
09/06/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Oklahoma City, OK, US