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Vacancy Details

Grade: 04

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Grade: All Grades

1 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
You MUST meet the definition of a STUDENT for the duration of your appointment as follows: An individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, ect); in a qualifying and accredited educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled), including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93842. Students need not be in actual physical attendance, so long as all other requirements are met. An individual who needs to complete less than the equivalent of half an academic/vocational or technical course-load immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this Program.
2

Do you meet the definition of a Student as described above?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in accounting or 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.

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:
1.Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
2.A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
3.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.
3

I am currently pursuing or completed a degree that will meet the Basic Qualification requirements as listed in the announcement.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4

To be qualified for this position at the GS-04 level, you must have completed 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an Associate's Degree.

Do you meet the requirements listed above?


 

Answer to this question is required
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  • No
5

I understand that I must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher to remain in the program.
 

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6

Please choose the answer(s) below that best describe your experience in data analysis. Experience could be in an academic or work environment.
 

Answer to this question is required
  • I use electronic spreadsheets to record, organize and analyze data.
  • I frequently use database applications to store and manipulate data.
  • I have conducted research to gather data or information on a subject area.
  • I have retrieved, analyzed, and tested data.
  • I have no experience in this area.
7

Select all of the auditing activities with which you have experience, either on the job or pursuing your degree.

Answer to this question is required
  • Applying audit standards.
  • Assisting in operational and financial audits.
  • Assisting with audit reports.
  • Utilizing automated auditing software programs.
  • Observing interviews and meetings.
  • Obtaining statements, records, and reports for review and analysis.
  • Researching auditing and accounting laws, regulations, guidelines, procedures, etc.
  • Identifying preliminary scope and methodology of audits.
  • None of the above.
8

Please choose the answer(s) below that best describe your experience in conducting research related to problem solving or completing a project. Experience could have been earned in an academic or professional setting.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have researched best practices in order to gather data to complete an assignment or project.
  • I have interviewed others as part of a research project.
  • I have used surveys to gather data as part of a research project.
  • I have conducted research utilizing internal and external information.
  • I have conducted research and assessed risk factors.
  • None of the above.
9

Please choose the answer(s) that best describe your experience in using oral communication skills. The experience can be in an academic or work environment.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience discussing audit/accounting issues and/or giving oral presentations regarding accounting issues.
  • I have conducted interviews to gather information needed to complete a task.
  • I have communicated results of my analysis to professors or clients.
  • I have experience participating on debating teams or in giving oral presentations.
  • I have taken courses in public speaking.
  • I do not have the experience/training described above.
10

Select the choice that best describes your writing skill. The experience can be in an academic or work environment.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared written presentation(s) of factual data and information.
  • I have written clear and effective reports and other materials for specialized audiences.
  • I have written technical and non-technical reports and presented data and information to a full range of internal and external individuals.
  • None of the above.
11

Please choose the answer below that best indicates your experience in working with others as part of a team to accomplish goals. The experience can be in an academic or work environment.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have promoted, developed and maintained good working relationships with team members or coworkers.
  • I have persuaded other to take a particular course of action or to accept alternative viewpoints.
  • I have presented observations or recommendations within a group.
  • I have collaborated with others or worked on teams to accomplish activities.
  • I have promoted, developed, and maintained good working relationships with key individuals or groups outside of the organization.
  • I have conferred with others to obtain or verify information documentation.
  • None of the above.
12

Choose the statement that best describes your experience applying accounting and auditing principles, concepts, and practices. Experience could be in an academic or work environment.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had training or experience relevant to accounting and auditing principles.
  • I have basic experience using accounting and auditing principles.
  • I have experience working as an audit staff member routinely applying accounting and auditing principles to audit assignments.
13

I am taking auditing, advanced accounting or governmental accounting courses as part of my degree program.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14

I have experience in using the following types of business software. Experience could have been earned in an academic or professional setting.

Answer to this question is required
  • Word Processing.
  • Spreadsheet.
  • Database.
  • Data Analysis.
  • Statistical Sampling.
  • Automated Work papers.
  • None of the above.
15 Have you successfully completed work that regularly involved planning, prioritizing, and monitoring your own work? Experience could be in an academic or work environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No