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Grade: 13

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Grade: All Grades

1 Where did you learn about this Department of the Treasury job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • USAJOBS
  • Career Connector Notification
  • Professional, Community, Diversity or Other Organization
    1.1 Please provide the specific name of the Professional, Community, Diversity or Other Organization that you learned about this Fiscal Service opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Employment Office (Federal/State or Local)
  • Friend/Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference, or Convention
    1.1 Please provide the specific name of the Job Fair, Conference or Convention that you learned about this Fiscal Service opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Newspaper, TV or Radio
  • School, College, or University
    1.1 Please provide the specific name of the School, College or University that you learned about this Fiscal Service opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Disability Employment Program Manager
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Special Placement Program Coordinator
  • Military Program
  • Other
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2 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
    2.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
Accounting Series, 0510 Individual Occupational Requirements

Basic Requirements
A. 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

B. 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 will determine 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 Select the one answer that best reflects your education and/or experience as it relates to the basic requirement of this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have earned a Bachelor's 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. (May include up to 6 hours of credit in business law)
  • I have at least 4 years of experience in auditing/accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that included 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses. (May include up to 6 hours of credit in business law)
  • I have at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training. I am also a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor which was obtained through a written examination.
  • I have at least 4 years of experience in auditing/accounting, or a combination of auditing/accounting experience, college-level education, and training and have completed the requirements for a degree that included substantial work in accounting (e.g., 15 semester hours). I understand that my experience/education will be reviewed by at least 2 professional accountants to verify that (a) I have worked at the full performance level in accounting or auditing; and (b) I possess the required professional auditing/accounting knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or combination of education and experience as listed in the selections above.
Specialized Experience for the GS-13 is 1 year (52 weeks) of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent, that includes professional knowledge of accounting concepts, principles, and methods sufficient to work using conventional procedures and practices that apply to most situations. Specialized experience for this position consists of four (4) of the following five (5) elements:
* Researching and interpreting directives or other authorities on accounting issues or governmental regulations; or
* Prescribing accounting standards, policies, and requirements; or
* Examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting data, records, and reports; or
* Participating on audits, reviews, or management requested studies of financial statements or operations; or
* Conducting special studies or specialized projects and assignments.
4 For the GS-13, select the answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-12 level as described in the vacancy announcement under specialized experience requirements.
  • I do not meet or exceed the one year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.
5 Which of the following describes your highest level of experience with generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards in a variety of accounting systems to analyze new, complicated, extensive, and/or ambiguous accounting problems and to devise appropriate resolutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have researched and resolved new, complicated, extensive, and/or ambiguous fiscal accounting and auditing problems in an automated environment by interpreting and adapting established complex accounting and/or auditing standards and guidelines.
  • I have researched and recommended solutions to new, complicated, extensive, and/or ambiguous fiscal accounting problems in an automated or manual environment by recommending changes in complex accounting and/or auditing standards and guidelines based on independent research.
  • I have participated with others in projects involving the researching and resolving of general accounting problems in an automated or manual accounting environment.
  • I have little or no experience analyzing new, complicated, extensive, and/or ambiguous accounting problems.
6 From the list below, select the response that best describes your experience in establishing, coordinating and implementing the policies and procedures required to implement new and/or revised accounting related policies, programs and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience administering, working with, or performing this task or functions.
  • I have had education or training administering, working with, or performing this task or function, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations, I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee or senior consultant.
7 With which of the following do you have experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Accounting principles and government accounting standards.
  • Interpreting financial data.
  • Management controls reviews.
  • Interfacing with external audit entities (e.g. GAO, OIG).
  • Implementing accounting system and policy changes.
  • None of the above.
8 From the list below, select the response that best describes your experience in directing and coordinating the work of others effectively to achieve timely and quality results. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided broad guidance to people to prioritize work and then accomplish it in a timely satisfactory manner.
  • I have led, supervised and managed professional and administrative staff in the design and delivery of programs or projects.
  • I have experience as a leader in a complex accounting environment including providing direction and guidance to perform daily functional responsibilities.
  • I have served as acting supervisor on occasion, and assisted the supervisor in developing and leading others.
  • I have limited experience directing and coordinating the work of others.
  • I have not performed the above tasks.
9 From the list below, select the responses that describe your experience in supervision and leadership. Answer to this question is required
  • In my past work assignments, I have had direct supervisor authority.
  • In my past work assignments, I have been a team leader, articulating goals and outcomes and motivating others to achieve them.
  • In my past work assignments, I have worked to promote cooperation, coordination of work and process efficiencies.
  • In my past work assignments, I have developed methods for handling potential work flow problems arising from urgent or emergency situations.
  • None of the above.
10 Which of the following duties have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Represented an organization in meetings and made presentations to government offices.
  • Represented an organization in meetings and made presentations to private business' offices.
  • Represented an organization in meetings and made presentations to a Federal Reserve Bank.
  • Managed relationships as the key focal point of contact with government offices.
  • Managed relationships as the key focal point of contact with private business' offices.
  • Managed relationships as the key focal point of contact with a Federal Reserve Bank.
  • None of the above.
11 Which of the following duties have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Worked with team members who were from different organizations, disciplines, or conflicting views or approaches.
  • Worked with team members and persuaded others to accept the recommended point of view.
  • Presented finding and recommendations to senior management or others outside the Division or Branch to which the applicant is assigned.
  • Presented/provided recommendation to the immediate supervisor.
  • None of the above.
12 Please choose the one statement that best describes your experience in communicating information orally. Answer to this question is required
  • I have given presentations to individuals both within and outside my organization.
  • I have given presentations to senior management officials for purposes of obtaining decisions.
  • I have presented decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations to senior management officials.
  • I have provided briefings/updates to supervisors, coworkers, or others on a regular basis.
  • I have provided one-on-one instructions to others on procedures.
  • None of the above.
13 Please choose the statements that describe your experience interacting with a variety of people to achieve effective solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as spokesperson for an organization (such as a section, branch or division).
  • I have facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities.
  • I have presented, defended, and negotiated specific goals, needs, or problems with senior management.
  • I have independently planned and conducted meetings.
  • I have served on focus groups, committees, or project teams with regard to accounting issues.
  • I have provided guidance and advice to peers and other agency personnel on accounting issues.
  • None of the above.
14 Please choose the one statement that best describes your experience communicating in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and compiled written documents for a wide variety of audiences that required moderate editing prior to distribution.
  • I have consistently generated effective, detailed, well written documents that require little editing prior to distribution.
  • I have independently generated effective, detailed, well-written documents that required no editing, and are of a quality suitable for review by senior executives.
  • None of the above.