SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTANT (BRANCH CHIEF)


Vacancy ID: 841442   Announcement Number: LAG-CFO-841442-SAC-040   USAJOBS Control Number: 337638000

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

841442


1. Title of Job

SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTANT (BRANCH CHIEF)
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

14

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

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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 Supervisory Accountant (Branch Chief)

21. Geographic Availability

481730113 Dallas, TX

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:

1. Select the statement that best describes your Federal employment status.

A. I am a current Federal employee serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service.
B. I am a reinstatement eligible.
C. I am a current or former Federal employee eligible for a status appointment under an Interchange Agreement.
D. I am eligible for a VEOA appointment (i.e., a veteran who is a preference eligible or who has been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service.)
E. None of the above.

If you answered A, B or C, you must provide your agency name and dates of service (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY). If you chose any other response, indicate "not applicable."

2. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-13 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-13 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-13 grade level.
C. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-14 grade level.
D. Not applicable.  TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

The following question 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.

3. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and/or education?

A. I have at least 1 year of experience providing expert advice and management in specialized areas of accounting including vendor payments, intra-governmental disbursements, government credit cards, advances, employee reimbursements, obligations, financial reporting and reconciliation; resolving problems and developing policies; developing regulations and guidelines for program users; identifying problems areas and developing solutions to improve operating program effectiveness and efficiency while maintaining internal control; and providing advice to financial and program managers and other staff and contracts (including customers) on unusual and difficult accounting systems and/or operations problems.
B. I do not possess the experience 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 question 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.

4. Which of the following statements best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for Accountant positions?

A. I have a degree from an accredited college or university in accounting and/or auditing or in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting (may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law).
B. I have combination of education and experience of at least 4 years of experience in a professional accounting position or combination accounting experience, college level education, and training. In addition, I have one of the following: 1) 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses; 2) Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor certification (from written exam); or 3) degree that included substantial accounting/auditing courses (at least 15 semester hours) but less than 24 semester hours.
C. I do not possess the education or experience described above.

For each task statement below, please select the response that best describes your skill level. The statements were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to successfully perform the work of this position.

Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E- I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

5. Develop and implement policy and procedures that incorporate statutes, regulations, and accounting principles and standards.

6. Provide technical advice to accountants and analysts in the continuing review, revision, or adjustment of the internal control structure.

7. Identify and resolve a variety of financial related policy issues, questions and problems related to the agency's financial management program.

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

8. Communicate with colleagues, agency management, and other contacts outside the agency to gather, analyze, and compile financial data to provide financial advisory services and to convey financial information in a variety of written forms and reports.

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

9. Work with computer systems, programs, and software typically used in the financial area.

10. Identify and resolve a variety of financial-related issues, and problems related to the agency management program.

11. Identify issues, discrepancies, or other problems and implement corrective action including changes in systems, policies, and procedures.

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

12. Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, set goals and priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work.

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

13. Assign work to subordinates based on difficulty of assignments and staff capabilities.

14. Perform the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.

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

15. Further the goals of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory
employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or handicap.

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

16. Direct the formulation and promulgation of accounting policy, methods, and procedures, including methods to improve financial statement preparation, accounting, and reporting.

17. Implement financial accounting program policies, procedures and
controls, financial statement compilation, and verification of financial procedures and policies.

18. Solve significant problems in the development of accounting systems or in the financial management of organization programs.

19. Carry out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs when developing and carrying out affirmative action efforts regarding staffing, motivation, and training to develop all employees.

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

20. If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "pass," "satisfactory," or better?

A. Yes
B. No
C. I am a Federal employee but have not received a performance rating.
D. Not applicable. I am not a Federal employee.

If you chose response A in the previous question, provide the position's title, pay plan, series and grade level (or pay band). Also, include the promotion potential and the dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) you held this position. Example: Management Analyst, GS-0343-13 with promotion potential to GS-14 held from 10/12/2004 to 6/05/2005. If you are not a current Federal employee, please provide the names and telephone numbers of three professional references (e.g., current and former supervisors, college or university professors, managers or coordinators of volunteer activities, etc.) who know your qualifications relative to this position and who we can contact to verify your credentials. Do not list personal friends or relatives.

Applicants who have permanently held a position with promotion potential equivalent to GS-14 or higher in the competitive service can be referred for selection without competition under our agency merit promotion procedures. Details and temporary promotions do not count. Your responses to the following questions will be used to determine whether or not you can be categorized as a non-competitive eligible. If you are referred non-competitively based on your responses and that information is later found to be incorrect, you may lose further consideration under this announcement.

21. Have you ever held (or do you currently hold) a competitive service position on a permanent basis in the federal government with promotion potential equivalent to GS-14 or higher?

A. Yes
B. No

If you chose response A in the previous question, provide the position's title, pay plan, series and grade level (or pay band). Also, include the promotion potential and the dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) you held this position. Example: Management Analyst, GS-0343-13 with promotion potential to GS-14 held from 10/12/2004 to 6/05/2005.