Accounting Technician


Vacancy ID: 833659   Announcement Number: 13-AZ-833659-DE   USAJOBS Control Number: 337200400

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in a position with the Department of Justice (DOJ).  Your response to this assessment questionnaire, in conjunction with other portions of your completed application, will be evaluated in making screening decisions.

 

This is a DOJ job application system.  Your responses to this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification.  Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information 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. Incomplete/incorrect responses may result in you not receiving appropriate consideration.

1. From the descriptions below, select the ONE response that BEST describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a GS-5 Accounting Technician.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level in Federal service. My qualifying experience involved performing the following types of duties: working with an automated accounting system to process payments, obligations, vouchers, and invoices for goods and services.
B. I have 4 years of education above high school.
C. I have a combination of specialized experience as described in A and education as described in B which, when combined, equal 100% of the requirements. (Please Note: Only educatin in excess of the first 60 semester hour (i.e. beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement.)
D. I do not have the education or experience as described above.

Describe how you obtained this experience and list name and phone number of person who can verify.

2. From the descriptions below, select the ONE response that BEST describes the experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a GS-6 Accounting Technician.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level. Specialized experience at this level includes providing senior level accounting technician support to a finance section, which includes performing technical and procedural tasks pertaining to the Financial Management Program.
B. I do not have the experience as described above.

Describe how you obtained this experience and list name and phone number of person who can verify.

3. From the desciptions below, select the letter that describes the experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform as a GS-7 Accounting Technician.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level. Specialized experience at this level includes investigating problems/errors, which involves verifying the accuracy of the authorizing documents, reconstructing the payment history, determining the amount and extent of the underpayments or overpayment, and correcting mistakes and/or recommending correct actions to resolve the problem area.
B. I do not have the experience described above.

Describe how you obtained this experience and list name and phone number of person who can verify.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Receives, examines and processes vouchers.

5. Ensures all vouchers are received and processed for payment within established Finance Section goals and Prompt Payment Act timeframes.

6. Corrects mistakes and obtains required missing information, signatures and support documentation needed for justifying vouchers for payment.

7. Working with automated accounting system to process payments.

8. Performs technical and procedural tasks pertaining to the Financial Management Program, reviewing, monitoring, and paying invoices for goods and services.

9. Verifies validity of invoices and ensures that they are mathematically correct.

10. Ability to differentiate between a commitment in an automated accounting system and the subsequent obligation via purchase order or contract with which the procurement action has occurred.

11. Responsible for resolving all discrepancies and inconsistencies with vendors and employees.

12. Demonstrates tact, courtesy, and discretion to all customers.

13. Independently responds to problems and issues.

14. Maintenance of financial transaction registers, office accounting records, and vouchers.

15. Provides assistance to team members.

16. Uses personal knowledge of the organization and programmatic structure, as well as office policies to answer questions of a general nature.

As previously explained, your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification.  Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses.  Deliberate attempts to falsify information 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.  Incomplete/incorrect responses may result in you not receiving appropriate consideration.

17. If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.

 

I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith.  I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731).  I understand that any information I give may be investigated.  I understanding that I will not be considered for employment if I do not respond "Yes" to this certification item.

 

I understand a comprehensive background investigation, including a check of my credit history and a pre-employment drug screening, is required for this position.

A. Yes, I certify/understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.