CANC ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN


Vacancy ID: 833460   Announcement Number: LAG-CFO-833460-SAC-034   USAJOBS Control Number: 336624800

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

833460


1. Title of Job

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

05
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07

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN

21. Geographic Availability

500765007 Williston, VT

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special selection priority under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). 

Note:  To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation.  Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

The following questions will only be used to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.

1. Which of the following statements best describe your experience?

A. I have at least one year of experience examining incoming transactions (vouchers, cash receipts, invoices, tax forms, etc.) to ensure that value accounting codes, signatures, prices, services, and receipts are complete and accurate. (GS-4 level)
B. I have successfully completed all of the requirements for a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited college or university. I understand that I am required to provide proof of my claim.
C. I have a combination of post-high school education and experience, as described above in A, that totals at least 1 year. I understand that I am required to provide proof of my claim.
D. I do not possess the experience or education described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

2. Which of the following statements best describe your experience?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience validating, monitoring, controlling, and maintaining accounting transactions and accounting records using a variety of procedures; researching discrepancies between ledgers and making adjustments; and reconciling detailed listings of outstanding transactions to general ledger control accounts.
B. I have completed one year of graduate level education that is directly related to the work of the position (i.e. Accounting). I understand that I am required to provide proof of my claim.
C. I have a combination of graduate level education and experience, as described above in A and B, that totals at least 1 year. I understand that I am required to provide proof of my claim.
D. I do not possess the experience or education described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

3. Which of the following statements best describe your experience?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience validating, monitoring, controlling & maintaining transactions & accounting records for multiple accounts; maintaining subsidiary accounts & processing transactions for a wide variety of functions including obligations, accrued expenditures, disbursements, appropriation refunds, reimbursable orders, earnings, collections, expenditure vouchers, cost transfers, rejected transactions, inter-fund bills.
B. I have completed one year of graduate level education that is directly related to the work of the position (i.e. Accounting). I understand that I am required to provide proof of my claim.
C. I have a combination of graduate level education and experience, as described above in A and B, that totals at least 1 year. I understand that I am required to provide proof of my claim.
D. I do not possess the experience or education described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

The following questions will be used to rate applicants who meet the minimum eligibility and qualification requirements.

4. Indicate the extent to which you have interacted with individuals within (co-workers, supervisors, subordinates) and outside (import and trade community, contracting officers, vendors, representatives from other organizations) of your organization.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had limited interaction with others within and outside of my organization on an individual basis to resolve work-related problems.
C. I have interacted with people both inside and outside of my organization to resolve work-related problems (for example, discrepancies in material charges and receipts), answer technical questions, or provide/request work-related information.
D. I have interacted extensively with people both inside and outside of my organization to resolve difficult or unique work-related problems and complex technical issues; or I have maintained ongoing liaison with representatives of intra-agency offices and outside agencies and organizations.

5. Indicate the level of your experience in effectively handling stressful situations (for example, tight deadlines, hostile individuals).

A. I have dealt with issues of low stress as part of my regular job duties.
B. I have dealt with issues of moderate stress as part of my regular job duties.
C. I have dealt with issues of high stress and have had to meet tight deadlines and deal face-to-face with hostile individuals (for example, dissatisfied or irate customers) or deal with crisis situations.

If you chose response C in the previous question, provide several brief examples of your experience in effectively handling stressful situations (for example, tight deadlines, hostile individuals).

6. Indicate the level of your experience in interpreting and adapting guidelines (for example, procedures, policies, regulations, precedents) to apply to specific situations.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had experience in interpreting and adapting guidelines for routine situations, gained primarily while working under close guidance.
C. I have been responsible for independently selecting, interpreting, and adapting the appropriate guidelines for routine and unique situations.
D. I have been responsible for independently interpreting and adapting guidelines for routine situations as a part of my regular job responsibilities.

If you chose response C in the previous question, provide several brief examples of your experience in interpreting and adapting guidelines (for example, policies, regulations, precedents) to apply to unique situations.

7. Indicate the extent to which you have communicated orally in a work environment.

A. I have answered questions and provided routine facts in a work environment.
B. I have questioned, interviewed, or conferred with others (for example, peers, supervisors) to obtain or verify information; or explained non-technical policies/procedures to others.
C. I have given briefings, reports, or presentations on highly complex technical, job-related matters.
D. I have answered questions from others or provided advice and technical guidance on matters that were often complex or controversial.

If you chose response C in the previous question, provide several brief examples then list examples of your experience giving briefings, reports, or presentations on highly complex technical matters.

8. Indicate the extent to which you have communicated in writing in a work or academic environment.

A. I have written or contributed to routine documents (for example, log entries, portions of statements and reports, routine reports, and letters or memos on non-technical issues).
B. I have written documents of moderate complexity (for example, meeting summaries, responses to requests for information, informative articles, and edited non-technical writing of others).
C. I have written complex or technical documents (for example, comprehensive statements and reports related to accounting, such as, Prompt Pay Reports or summaries of accounting transactions; policies procedures, or training manuals/materials; and statements or reports to be used at conferences, briefings, or by upper level management).

If you chose response C in the previous question, provide several brief examples then list examples of your experience writing complex or technical documents.

9. Select the choice, which best indicates the extent of your experience in compiling work-related information.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have assisted others in compiling information or have performed this task under close guidance.
C. I have independently compiled information from a variety of available sources, such as databases, or financial reports.


10. Indicate the extent of your knowledge of and experience with processing of accounting documents (for example, invoices, processing transactions to the general ledger, travel or payroll related transactions).

A. I have no knowledge of or experience in processing accounting documents
B. I have limited knowledge and experience in processing accounting documents.
C. I have extensive knowledge of and experience and have trained or supervised others in processing various types of accounting documents
D. I have extensive knowledge of and experience with processing various types of accounting documents

If you chose response C in the previous question, provide several brief examples of your knowledge of and experience in processing as well as your experience in training or supervising others in processing various types of accounting documents

If you chose response D in the previous question, provide several brief examples of your knowledge of and experience in processing various types accounting documents.

11. Indicate the extent of your experience in recommending changes to policies, procedures, or equipment used on the job.

A. I have no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have made routine recommendations to my supervisor for minor changes to current policies, procedures, or equipment.
C. I have made significant recommendations for changes to streamline or enhance the utilization and application of policies, procedures, or equipment.

If you chose response C in the previous question, provide several brief examples of your experience making significant recommendations to streamline or enhance the utilization and application of policies, procedures, or equipment (that is, the type of change or results of your recommendations).

12. Indicate the extent of your experience in using computer software.

A. I have used computer software to access and retrieve data, files, or other information based on requests for information, routine inquiries, or to disseminate general information.
B. I have used computer software to create, edit, and manipulate data in order to perform statistical analyses, write comprehensive reports, or design new procedures.
C. I have used computer software to create, print, and send data or files, based on the need to compile information, maintain logs, or prepare reports.

If you chose response B in the previous question, provide several brief examples of your experience using computer software to create, edit, and manipulate data in order to perform statistical analyses, write comprehensive reports, or design new procedures.

13. Select the choice, which best describes your knowledge of and experience in using automated systems and data processing technology for accounting related activities (for example, disbursement of funds, collection of funds, payroll processing).

A. I have had no training or experience performing this task.
B. I have a basic knowledge of the automated systems and data processing technology used for accounting-related activities, but I have had limited experience in using the systems and technology.
C. I am knowledgeable of the automated systems and data processing technology used for accounting-related activities and I have had hands-on experience in using these systems and technology while performing my job.
D. I have extensive knowledge and experience in using automated systems and data processing technology for accounting-related activities; or, I have trained and instructed peers and subordinates in the proper use of these systems.

If you chose response B, C, D in the previous question, provide several brief examples of the types of automated systems and data processing technology you have used for accounting-related activities. If you chose response A in the previous question, enter "Not Applicable."

14. Indicate the level of your experience in verifying accounting information against source documents to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with company policy or regulations and system requirements.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have verified accounting information against source documents, such as invoice payment transactions, travel advances/reimbursements, or payroll transactions for accuracy and completeness.
C. I have verified accounting information against source documents, such as invoice payment transactions, travel advances/reimbursements, or payroll transactions, to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with company policy or regulations and system requirements.

15. Indicate the level of your experience in identifying, editing and correcting erroneous data.

A. I have had no training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had experience in correcting errors in data that were identified by others.
C. I have had experience in editing and correcting errors that I personally identified in data.
D. I have had experience in identifying and correcting errors and recommending procedures to prevent future errors.

16. Select the statement, which best describes how you typically have planned and organized your work.

A. I have followed the schedule, goals, and guidelines prepared by my supervisor.
B. I have set goals and priorities for my own work to ensure that deadlines were met.
C. I have set goals and priorities for my own work and coordinated activities and timelines with others to ensure that project goals and deadlines were met.
D. I have set project requirements and priorities, developed strategies to achieve goals, and coordinated work requirements, resources, and personnel.

17. Indicate the extent of your experience in reviewing work products of others (for example, accepting, rejecting, or amending work).

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had limited experience in reviewing work products of others (for example, I have reviewed basic data entry of others for typos and other common errors).
C. I have had extensive experience in reviewing work products of others (for example, I have reviewed data entry and hard copy documentation for adherence to policies and procedures).

18. Indicate the level of your experience in analyzing and reconciling financial and accounting data (for example, payment vouchers, invoices, payroll transactions, general ledger transactions).

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had limited experience in analyzing and reconciling financial and accounting data
C. I have had extensive experience in analyzing and reconciling financial and accounting data

If you chose response C in the previous question, provide several brief examples of analysis and reconciliations that you have performed.

19. Have you completed assignments in which you have properly documented and entered accounting transactions?

A. Yes
B. No

20. Have you completed assignments in which you have determined the legality and accuracy of payments?

A. Yes
B. No

21. Indicate your level of experience in preparing accounting reports.

A. I have had no experience in preparing accounting reports.
B. I have had limited experience in preparing accounting reports (for example, customer/vendor payment reports, document detail review reports, payroll and leave reports, or periodic transaction reports).
C. I have had extensive experience in preparing accounting reports (for example, prepared reports in multiple accounting areas such as financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll)).

If you chose response C in the previous question, provide several brief examples of your experience preparing reports. If you chose response A or B in the previous question, enter "Not Applicable."

22. Indicate the level of your experience in reviewing and analyzing financial data/information (for example, cost or expense data, payment transactions, collection information,).

A. I have no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have reviewed financial data/information to ensure accuracy, completeness, and proper authorization.
C. I have analyzed complex or unusual financial data/information to define problem areas, identify discrepancies, and recommend solutions.
D. I have analyzed financial data/information to identify trends among data and report information.

23. Indicate the level of your experience in reconciling accounts (for example, general and subsidiary ledger).

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have, under close guidance, reconciled accounts.
C. I have independently reconciled simple or routine accounts (for example, disbursements, collections).
D. I have independently reconciled accounts that were complex (for example, involved varying types of advanced or deferred payments, numerous modifications, interrelationships with other accounts).

24. Indicate the level of your experience in maintaining accounts (for example follow-up on pending disbursements or customer accounts).

A. I have had no training or experience performing this task.
B. I have, under close guidance, maintained simple or routine accounts.
C. I have independently maintained simple or routine accounts.
D. I have independently maintained accounts that were complex (for example, involved varying types of advanced or deferred payments, numerous modifications, interrelationships with other accounts).

25. Have you provided input to long-range planning efforts that impact work processes?

A. Yes
B. No

26. Have you applied internal control procedures to maintain the reliability of accounts?

A. Yes
B. No

27. Have you evaluated internal control procedures to maintain the reliability of accounts?

A. Yes
B. No

28. Do you have experience in explaining established accounting information (for example, reports, trends, and conclusions) to supervisors, managers, and others?

A. Yes
B. No

29. Indicate the extent to which you have provided customer service in a professional and timely manner.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have assessed the needs of the customer and communicated these needs to other employees who provided assistance.
C. I have assessed the needs of the customer and provided assistance to resolve routine problems.
D. I have assessed the needs of the customer and provided assistance to resolve complex or controversial problems.

30. Select the choice, which best describes the extent of your experience in and responsibility for employee training.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have provided informal on-the-job training to peers and subordinates.
C. I have provided informal on-the-job training to peers and subordinates, and I have been responsible for identifying subordinate training needs and ensuring that the necessary development and/or training was provided to improve performance.

31. Select the choice, which best describes your ability to set and adjust short- and long-term priorities in a work environment.

A. I have made small adjustments in my work priorities to accommodate changes or to comply with new policies and procedures.
B. I have rearranged many of my work priorities to accommodate occasional or temporary changes in policies or goals.
C. I have rearranged most of my work priorities to accommodate sudden major changes, problems, or setbacks.

32. Indicate your level of experience in locating or identifying audit trails or transactions using various systems and files (for example, reviewing various types of accounting data to determine inconsistencies, reliability, errors, etc.).

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have, under close guidance, assisted others in locating or identifying audit trails or transactions using various systems and files.
C. I have independently located or identified audit trails or transactions using various systems and files.

33. Have you handled unique or complex accounting situations?

A. Yes
B. No

If you chose response A in the previous question, then list examples of your experience in handling unique or complex accounting situations.

34. Indicate the extent of your knowledge of and experience in applying accounting and financial procedures and practices.

A. I have no knowledge of or experience in applying accounting principles and techniques.
B. I have knowledge of accounting and financial procedures and practices but have not applied it on the job.
C. I have knowledge of accounting and financial procedures and practices and have applied it to job-related tasks.
D. I have extensive knowledge of and experience in interpreting and applying accounting and financial procedures and practices to job-related tasks or I have trained others on the basis of such knowledge.

If you chose response D in the previous question, provide several brief examples of your experience in interpreting and applying accounting principles and techniques on the job or training others on the basis of such knowledge.