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Vacancy Details

Grade: 2B

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

1 You must have 1 year of specialized experience at the next lower band or level equivalent to the GS-13 in the federal service or comparable private sector experience, which has equipped you with the skills and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of the position.  Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience evaluating, analyzing, and improving complex accounting and financial reporting issues/practices through the development of authoritative recommendations; thorough knowledge of federal accounting concepts, standards, and practices, including applicable laws, regulations, and precedents; and skill in planning, designing and conducting comprehensive federal accounting / financial management projects.  Do you meet this requirement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Please provide a short narrative supporting your answer, including information on the circumstances, the complexity of the work, the length of time, and organizations where this work was performed. Maximum length of 1800 characters.
  • No
2 You must also meet the education and/or experience requirements for the 510 series as fully described in the vacancy announcement.  Please select the answer that describes how you meet this requirement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a degree in 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.
  • I have 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 my background includes twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality.
  • I have 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 my background includes a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination.
  • I have 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 I have completed the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, including A, B and C stated in the announcement.
  • I have none of the above.
3 SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: Do you have extensive knowledge of and experience in applying, auditing or evaluating federal financial accounting standards and concepts promulgated by the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please provide information about your background that shows how you satisfy the requirements of the selective placement factor. Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  • No
4 Select the one answer that best describes your level of experience in applying federal financial accounting standards through the development of accounting policies; preparation of federal financial reports; or conduct of financial audits of federal organizations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience as a major contributor in the development of accounting policy; the preparation and review of financial reports; or the planning and management of financial audits of one or more federal organizations.
  • I have experience leading the development of accounting policy; the preparation and review of financial reports; or the planning and management of financial audits of one or more federal organizations. Among other things, this included seeking consensus on challenging issues, reviewing or leading a review of major sections of the organization's annual financial report, or providing guidance and direction to staff.
  • I do not have experience in the development of accounting policy; the preparation and review of financial reports; or the planning and management of financial audits.
5 The incumbent of this position is required to identify key issues, analyze and interpret alternative accounting treatments and reporting options, provide technical advice regarding practical application of proposals in the preparation or audit of financial statements, and facilitate development of accounting standards to resolve challenging issues. Select the one answer that best describes your experience and background. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified key accounting issues, analyzed and interpreted alternative accounting treatments and reporting options, provided technical advice in connection with preparation or audit of financial statements, and facilitated resolution of complex or controversial issues such as those related to direct loans, loan guarantees, leases, cost accounting, or pensions.
  • I have identified key accounting issues, analyzed and interpreted alternative accounting treatments and reporting options, provided technical advice in connection with preparation or audit of financial statements, and facilitated resolution of routine issues such as those related to fund balance with Treasury, accounts receivable, or accounts payable.
  • I have not identified key accounting issues, analyzed and interpreted alternative accounting treatments and reporting options, provided technical advice in connection with preparation or audit of financial statements, and facilitated resolution of complex, controversial, or routine issues.
6 Select the one answer that best describes your highest level of experience in presenting technical information orally to various audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience communicating with both technical and non-technical staff at all levels through briefings, meetings and/or presentations on controversial or complex accounting issues.
  • I have experience communicating with both technical and non-technical staff at all levels through briefings/meetings on routine or operational accounting issues.
  • I have not presented technical information orally in a professional work environment.
7 Select the one answer that best describes your experiences and background managing multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking; all while meeting various deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated experience in working effectively under pressure where fluctuating deadlines and priorities often occur, all while meeting competing deadlines, and solving issues concurrently.
  • I have demonstrated experience in working effectively while meeting competing deadlines, and solving issues concurrently.
  • I have demonstrated experience in accomplishing tasks and solving issues.
  • I do not have any of the above.
8 Select the one answer that best describes your highest level of experience in written communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written or reviewed major sections of management's discussion and analysis, formal reports or other documents on significant accounting policies and guidance, or audit reports and management letters conveying issues and recommendations to management or others.
  • I have written or drafted informal reports on accounting policies and guidance, or audit findings.
  • I have written or drafted sections of management's discussion and analysis, formal reports or other documents on significant accounting policies and guidance, or audit reports and management letters conveying issues and recommendations to management or others.
  • None of the above.
9 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information in and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or firing me after I begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No