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Vacancy Details

Grade: 09

1 Does your educational background consist of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; OR at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 In addition to meeting the basic entry requirements, do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-7, or two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree or a combination of education and experience? (See the "Qualifications" section of the announcement for the definition of specialized experience). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have experience interpreting legislative policies and procedures to ensure compliance with accounting requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Do you have experience communicating in person to explain and resolve technical issues including, but not limited to, issues relating to U.S. financial accounting standards? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 I have experience using automated accounting/payment systems to perform the following transactions: Answer to this question is required
  • Accruals
  • Disbursements
  • Obligations
  • Payments
  • Collections
  • General Ledger
  • None of the above
6 Do you have experience processing invoices in a manner that complies with the Prompt Payment Act? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Which of the following software applications do you frequently use in your work? Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Word
  • Lotus 1-2-3
  • WordPerfect
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Quark Express
  • Freehand Illustrated
  • Dreamweaver
  • Microsoft FrontPage
  • Macromedia Flash
  • None of the above
8 Do you have experience conducting research to verify or resolve inconsistencies in vendor and customer information? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 What experience do you have in working with a modern database accounting system? Answer to this question is required
  • I have job experience working with a modern database accounting system as an accountant.
  • I have had other "hands-on" college experience with a modern database accounting system.
  • I have job experience working with a modern database accounting system as an accounting technician or inputting data.
  • None
10 Do you have experience reviewing and processing accruals, undelivered orders and de-obligations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 I have experience processing and validating the accuracy of the following disbursement documents: Answer to this question is required
  • Contracts
  • Purchase Orders
  • Travel Vouchers
  • Training
  • Utilities
  • Purchase Card
  • Bill of Ladings
  • None of the above
12 I have experience working and communicating in different capacities with a variety of staff (i.e. supervisor, coworkers, a geographically dispersed staff) to do the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Collect and exchange information
  • Troubleshoot technical issues
  • Probe for information from reluctant participants
  • Clarify issues and develop solutions
  • Communicate results and/or provide specific instructions
  • Explain data
  • Troubleshoot problems and issues
  • None of the above

Grade: 11

1 Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level, or a Ph.D. or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or L.L.M., if related, or a combination of both experience and education? (See the "Qualifications" section of the announcement for the definition of specialized experience). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Does your educational background consist of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; OR at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have experience interpreting legislative policies and procedures to ensure compliance with accounting requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Do you have experience communicating in person to explain and resolve technical issues including, but not limited to, issues relating to U.S. financial accounting standards? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Do you have experience interpreting legislation and effecting the necessary changes to the office, bureau, or Department/Agency programs and policies? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 I have experience using automated accounting/payment systems to perform the following transactions: Answer to this question is required
  • Accruals
  • Disbursements
  • Obligations
  • Payments
  • Collections
  • General Ledger
  • None of the above
7 Do you have experience processing invoices in a manner that complies with the Prompt Payment Act? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Which of the following software applications do you frequently use in your work? Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Word
  • Lotus 1-2-3
  • WordPerfect
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Quark Express
  • Freehand Illustrated
  • Dreamweaver
  • Microsoft FrontPage
  • Macromedia Flash
  • None of the above
9 Do you have experience conducting research to verify or resolve inconsistencies in vendor and customer information? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 What experience do you have in working with a modern database accounting system? Answer to this question is required
  • I have job experience working with a modern database accounting system as an accountant.
  • I have had other "hands-on" college experience with a modern database accounting system.
  • I have job experience working with a modern database accounting system as an accounting technician or inputting data.
  • None
11 Do you have experience reviewing and processing accruals, undelivered orders and de-obligations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 I have experience processing and validating the accuracy of the following disbursement documents: Answer to this question is required
  • Contracts
  • Purchase Orders
  • Travel Vouchers
  • Training
  • Utilities
  • Purchase Card
  • Bill of Ladings
  • None of the above
13 From the following list of interpersonal communication skills, please identify those that reflect your strongest capabilities: Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitate the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among co-workers whose cooperation is essential to the success of a project.
  • Negotiate with and influence others in order to gain their commitment to pursue new initiatives or technologies.
  • Interact and perform effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables or work assignments.
  • Provide direction, guidance or instruction to members of inter-disciplinary teams charged with carrying out a technical project.
  • Administer consequences, hold others accountable and enforce program policies and standards in the workplace.
  • Use consensus building techniques to persuade representatives of outside groups that hold opposing views or positions to reach agreement on important issues.
  • Effectively persuade employees to adopt new methods, procedures or techniques in order to accomplish their work.
  • None of the above
14 I have experience working and communicating in different capacities with a variety of staff (i.e. supervisor, coworkers, a geographically dispersed staff) to do the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Collect and exchange information
  • Troubleshoot technical issues
  • Probe for information from reluctant participants
  • Clarify issues and develop solutions
  • Communicate results and/or provide specific instructions
  • Explain data
  • Troubleshoot problems and issues
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

You MUST submit a complete resume in order to be considered for this position. Please review the required documents section of the vacancy announcement for further information.
I certify that I have read the "Who May Be Considered" AND the "Job Summary" sections of this vacancy announcement and I understand that if I am a previous or current Federal competitive employee (includes most Census employees) looking for a transfer, promotion, reassignment, or reinstatement, this vacancy may not afford me the best advantage. I understand my option to consult with the HR office listed on the vacancy if I have any questions.
1 How did you learn about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Career Fair
  • Census Bureau Employee
  • College Information Session/Classroom Presentation
  • Friend/Colleague
  • Individuals with Disabilities Recruitment Event
  • Internship
  • Job Search Website
    1.1 From which kind of print advertisement did you learn about this position?
    • Brochure
    • Magazine
    • Newspaper
    • Other
    1.2 From which social network did you learn about this position?
    • Black Planet
    • Facebook
    • Hootsuite
    • LinkedIn
    • Pinterest
    • Twitter
    • YouTube
    • Other
    1.3 From which job search website did you learn about this position?
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • Glassdoor.com
    • Monster.com
    • TweetMyJobs.com
    • USAJOBS.gov
    • US.jobs
    • Other
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  • Professional Conference/Organization
    1.1 From which professional conference/organization did you learn about this position?
    • American Economic Association
    • American Statistical Association
    • League of United Latin American Citizens
    • National Association for Business Economics
    • National Society of Black Engineers
    • Other
  • Professional Magazine/Trade Journal
  • Radio/TV Announcement
  • Recruiter/Headhunter/Search Firm
  • Social Network
  • Special Emphasis/Affinity Group
  • Veterans Recruitment Event
  • Other
2 Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I authorize the sharing of my application for other similar positions within United States Census Bureau. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No