Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) works in partnership with the entire health care community to improve quality and efficiency in an evolving health care system and provides leadership in the broader health care marketplace. Our effectiveness depends on the capabilities of a dedicated, professional staff that is committed to supporting these objectives. A career with CMS offers the opportunity to get involved on important national health care issues and be part of a dynamic, fast-paced, and highly visible organization.
For more information on CMS, please see: http://www.cms.gov/
WHO MAY APPLY: This is a competitive vacancy, open to all United States Citizens or Nationals , advertised under Delegated Examining Authority. Selections made under this vacancy announcement will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would therefore be given new appointments to the civil service; however, benefits, time served and all other Federal entitlements would remain the same. Click here for more information about US Citizenship and other eligibility information .
Additional selections may be made from this announcement for similar positions within CMS in the same geographical location. This position is located in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Philadelphia Division of Medicaid & Children's Health Operations, Financial Management Branch, Philadelphia, PA.
You must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply for this position.
You must meet the Selective Service requirements (See “Other Information”).
You must complete the questionnaire and/or knowledge, skills and abilities.
This position has a positive education requirement.
A one-year probationary period MAY be required.
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In this position, you will provide authoritative and comprehensive guidance and assistance to State Medicaid agencies in assuring that expenditures of these agencies are made in compliance with Federal Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) regulations. Specifically, you will:
Monitor state Medicaid and CHIP financial management operations including reviewing the non-Federal share amounts and related expenditures throughout the fiscal year. Identify and resolve financial problems or issues prior to the submission of claims.
Review and analyze health care items in state budgets to identify future activities and related funding sources and issues.
Conduct in-depth reviews of funding mechanisms such as donations, taxes, certified public expenditures, intergovernmental transfer, and state and local appropriations to verify that they are allowable non-Federal funding sources.
Plan, coordinate and conduct financial reviews and audits.
Develop new and revised review and audit guides to supplement established financial management review and audit guides.
A determination of your minimum qualifications will be based on the requirements listed below. You will be evaluated based upon the experience and/or education reflected in your resume. Please use clear and concise descriptions/examples when describing your experience. Applicants are advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. ALL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
Specialized Experience: Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
Specialized experience is defined as one (1) year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 12 level in the Federal service which includes: Examining the Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program or similar health insurance program accounting documents for proper classification and authorization; designing and developing projects, studies, reviews, and audits; developing accounting standards, policies, and requirements; examining, analyzing, and interpreting accounting data, records and reports; advising and assisting management on complex accounting and financial management matters.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT : In addition to meeting the Specialized Experience requirement listed above, all candidates must have the following educational requirements as described below , to be considered for this position.
(A) Degree in an accounting or in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that includes or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting and/or auditing. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law OR
(B) 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 and included at least one of the following: 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality (this can include up to 6 hours of business law); or a certificate as certified public accountant or a certified internal auditor, obtained through written examination OR
(C) 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 1, 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 non conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
TRANSCRIPTS are required to verify satisfactory completion of the educational requirement listed above. Please see "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section below on what documentation is required.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, additional supporting documentation is required. Click here for more information about REQUIRED DOCUMENTS .
Conditions of Employment:
1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees . Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
- Optional Form 306 - Declaration of Federal Employment - available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of306.pdf . This form is not required to be submitted at the time of submitting your application. However, if selected, this form will be required prior to final job offer.
3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Technical Knowledge: Knowledge of Accounting Principles, Theories, Techniques, and Practices.
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
NOTE: If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you will not be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from competition.
The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following links are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc
Flexible Spending Accounts - https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - http://www.opm.gov/oca/leavel/index.asp
Life Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - http://www.ltcfeds.com/
Retirement Program - http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIREMENT: Yes (up to 25%)
TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT: Exempt
RELOCATION EXPENSES (PCS): Not Authorized
RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE: Not Authorized
SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: NAC/NACI
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: May Be Required
BARGAINING UNIT POSITION: Yes
JOB CODE: H33030
TRANSCRIPTS or COURSE LISTINGS: Required
NOTE: An unofficial transcript or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned can be used as a substitute for the official transcript at the time the person applies for a job opening.
DISPLACED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: If you are a displaced Federal Employee, you may be eligible for priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) . Please visit this link to obtain requirements for applying as an ICTAP eligible applicant http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap . If you feel as though you are eligible under the ICTAP program, please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" sections below. Candidates must meet or exceed the Well Qualified category to be considered for this vacancy as an ICTAP eligible.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. Documentation intended to establish preference must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date of this announcement (Thursday, January 17, 2013). Information on veterans' preference and other veteran entitlements can be found in the VetInfo Guide: http://www.opm.gov/staffingportal/vetguide.asp
JOB SEEKERS WITH DISABILITIES: Federal agencies fill jobs two ways, competitively and non-competitively. Persons with disabilities may apply for jobs filled either way. People who are selected for jobs must meet the qualification requirements and any education requirements for the jobs and be able to perform the essential duties of the jobs with or without reasonable accommodation. For information, please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp
SELECTIVE SERVICE: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law. https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Registering_with_the_Selective_Service_before_you_apply
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