ACCOUNTANT
Department of the Air Force 11,127 reviews - Ellsworth AFB, SD
Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

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The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win …in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice ; under this recruitment procedure, each location/ installation, identified in this Public Notice will accept applications and make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

These positions are being filled under Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority , The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority to appoint certain Civilians to positions designated pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improve Act (DAWIA); positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

IF APPLICABLE : Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses may be paid
  • This Public Notice may be used to fill one or more vacancies
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position (locality)
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized

DUTIES: Back to top
· Serves as an accountant providing the direction of the overall accounting operation for all funds executed at to include all tenant units.
· Ensures timeliness, accuracy of payments and report completion. Analyzes accounting issues, establishes, and modifies local procedures to comply with fiscal law legislation and policy/guidance.
· Responsible for a variety of administrative and supervisory personnel management functions
· Monitors, tracks and reports any deficiencies and material weaknesses. Identifies any known internal control issues and recommendations to the commander.
· Ensures all accounting transactions and systems are completed in accordance with legislation. Designs and develops local policies to both comply with legal direction as well as to seek to improve the effectiveness of all local payment processes.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.

This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-09 Target GS-12).

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top

Basic Requirements
  • 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 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.") OR

  • 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. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
  • Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
  • A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
  • 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.


  • And in additon

    Specialized Experience Requirement:

    GS-11:

    one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying include professional, comprehensive knowledge of theories, practices, methods and techniques of accounting. Practice experience with accounting and accounting related systems. Planning of accounting branch assignments, resolution of problems, changes to work commitments. Has knowledge of fiscal law statutes, transactions and systems.
    OR

    3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

    OR

    A combination of experience and education

    GS-12:

    one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying include professional, comprehensive knowledge of theories, practices, methods and techniques of accounting. Practice experience with accounting and accounting related systems. Planning of accounting branch assignments, resolution of problems, changes to work commitments. Has knowledge of fiscal law statutes, transactions and systems.

    GS-13:

    one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying include professional, comprehensive knowledge of theories, practices, methods and techniques of accounting. performing nonappropriated funds oversight, including accounting and audit reviews of financial programs; providing professional accounting and financial management oversight and financial analysis; develop and conduct local internal control reviews; testing and monitoring cash controls to ensure they are functioning properly; evaluating the income and expense of budget based on historical data, current trends, economic forecasts, local financial goals, and organizational goals/objectives.

    OR To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

    http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards

    AND

    Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

    http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/accounting-series-0510/

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

    1. Knowledge of accounting theories, concepts, principles, and practices of accounting and financial management.

    2. Knowledge of missions, functions, programs, goals, objectives, work processes, and sources of funding pertinent to accounting organizations.

    3. Knowledge of sources of factual information about and related to processes of accounting systems, such as that found in accounting reports, payroll, records, work reports, or inventory and supply data.

    4. Knowledge of automated data processing concepts, systems capabilities , and economic usage to effectively complete accounting assignments.

    5. Skill in formulating, justifying, and/or reconciling assigned accounting systems projects/programs.

    6. Ability to gather, assemble, and analyze data to reconcile fro timely and accurate accounting reporting, develop alternative, and make recommendations to resolve accounting system problems.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE : Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT :

    . Position may be subject to random drug testing.
    · Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or
    holidays.
    · Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.
    · Employee must maintain current certifications.
    · Position may require an appropriate security clearance
    Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    To determine if you are qualified for this position, your complete application will be reviewed against the qualifications required for the position being filled.

    BENEFITS: Back to top Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

    OTHER INFORMATION: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here .

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants) : Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Incentives : Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

    Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

    DIRECT DEPOSIT : All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    HOW TO APPLY: Back to top To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes all of the following:

    1) Your résumé

    2) Your transcript

    3) Any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

    All of your documents including your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications are to be submitted/attached to the application for this Public Notice. Your resume will remain active until this Public Notice is closed.

    The complete Application Package must be submitted.

    It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.

    Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any documentation submitted by an applicant.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice by the closing date of the announcement.

    1) Resume (must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)

    2) Transcripts (must contain the university logo, can be a copy)

    3) Veterans’ Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).

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