Vacancy ID: 828904   Announcement Number: AN828904   USAJOBS Control Number: 336750100

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Select one statement that best describes your educational background to qualify for this position.

A. I 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 and/or auditing. The 24 semester hours may include up to 6 semester hours in business law.
B. I have a 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. My background also includes 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 a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or 3) 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.
C. My educational background is not reflected in the above statements.

2. From the responses below, choose the letter beside the statement that BEST describes your highest level of experience and/or education in order to qualify for the GS-14 level.  SELECT ONE LETTER ONLY.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 or higher in the Federal service, that included managing reporting requirements and developing organizational accounting policies and procedures; establishing effective internal controls; and serving as a technical advisor on accounting and financial policies, procedures, and issues for an organization.
B. I do not have the experience described above.

For each of the following task statements, select one response below (A-E) that best describes your experience level.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

3. Develop accounting internal control programs for an organization.

4. Conduct long range systems studies for the design, modification, and implementation of automated accounting systems.

5. Undergo audits at a Federal agency.

6. Manage general ledger, calculation, and validation of daily organizational transactions.

7. Establish procedures to ensure the proper reconciliation of all daily processing and automated system transactions.

8. Develop procedural manuals, methods, and directives to be used by internal staff.

9. Develop requirements and guidelines for accounting system program users.

10. Provide guidance on reconciliation procedures, documentation and control requirements, and audit ability of documentation and procedures.

11. Develop solutions to improve accounting program effectiveness.

12. Develop surveys and systems for gathering, analyzing, and validating data.

13. Identify accounting and budgetary problems affecting a program.

14. Provide advice to managers on accounting systems and/or operations problems.

15. Make recommendations for changes and enhancements to the software supporting a financial or accounting system.

16. Recommend review of accounting services from contracted accounting firms.

17. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Deliberate attempts to falsify information or to exaggerate your experience level will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you:

- Understand this warning;

- Have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy; and

- Have verified that your responses accurately reflect your current level of experience as described in your resume or other supporting documents.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire, my application may be rated lower and/or removed from further consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.