Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Supervisory Accountant (Section Chief) in Washington, District Of Columbia

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This position is located in the Office of Management, Financial Management Division, Accounting Branch, in Washington, D.C., and serves as Chief, Financial Reporting and Analysis Section, and is primarily responsible for the monitoring and preparing of financial statements, developing financial policies and reviewing the implementation of financial procedures, leading efforts and responses in conjunctions with annual financial statement audit in accordance with the CFO ACT of 1990.

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Responsibilities

Serves as an authority and exercises a wide-range of discretion in interpreting and analyzing policies and instructions of DOJ relating to financial matters for the Financial Manager/Deputy CFO; takes into account the operating and administrative needs of the Bureau; establishes practices and policies that impact all Bureau organizations and various commercial entities in order to meet legislative mandates.

Serves as a member of the Financial Management Division Leadership Team, participating in the formulation and implementation of policies, plans, systems and procedures to manage and continually improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall Bureau financial management program process.

Ensures the operation and adjustment of a comprehensive administrative and revenue accounting and reporting system; provides data for budget formulation, execution and control which serves as the basic tool for proper analysis and control of all business and financial operations of the Bureau.

Conducts special analyses and studies with respect to progress in attaining planned program accomplishments for use by management; reviews program achievements, past accomplishments in relationship to staff-years, program changes, economic conditions and other related cost.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

14

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Conditions of Employment
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Suitable for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
  • Must be registered or exempt from the Selective Service. See www.sss.gov
  • May be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period.
  • A Top Security clearance is required.

The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Qualifications

Specialized Experience for the position is defined as experiencewhich is in or directly related to the position been filled such as; must have (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade, GS-13 or other pay systems in the Federal service;

Experience in fiscal methods, practices, procedures, laws, regulations, precedents, policies, and guides which apply to accounting organizations and reports, sources, types, and methods of accounting (including A-123, A-136, GAAP, FASAB, SFFAS, etc.).

Experience advising and providing counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management; Evaluating reports, analyzing facts and performing appropriate research and preparing detailed responses.

Experience in financial accounting standards, practices, and laws as they relate to accounting and CFO Act reporting in the areas of standard government general ledger, and financial reporting;

Experience in accounting and reporting for property, plant and equipment; inventory operations and accounting;

Experience in revenue and accounts receivable, managerial cost accounting; travel management; and systems audit trails and controls.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in DOJ with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your DOJ component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): (for Merit Promotion announcements) VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a Veteran Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement.

Education

*All applicants must have the following:

1. 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 OR

*2. 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. 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;

  2. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), 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 equal 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.

All academic degrees and course work must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation/pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov

Additional information

*Notice to Prospective Employees of Ethical Obligations from ATF’s Human Resources Operations Division. *Please click on the following link to read important information. DOJ Notice to Prospective Employees of Ethical Obligations

Selective Service:If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.

EEO Statement:The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis ofrace, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability (physical and mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, retaliation, or other non-merit based factors.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:ATF provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the job application and hiring process, and you meet the eligibility requirements listed above, please notify the human resources specialist listed on the vacancy announcement, or contact the ATF’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity at (202) 648-8760. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation is handled on a case-by-case basis.

Federal Regulations state no ATF employee, his/her spouse, or his/her minor child shall have, directly or indirectly, any financial interest, including compensated employment, stock, or proprietary interest in the alcohol, tobacco, firearms or explosives industries. You should be aware that you may be asked to relinquish any ownership of or interests in the alcohol, tobacco, firearms or explosives industries before a determination can be made whether access to ATF information, information technology systems, and/or facilities can be authorized.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies:

Skills in applying systems for both administrative and financial management accounting in compliance with the Chief Financial Officer's Act of 1990 and consistent with the requirement as outlined by the Department of Treasury (DOT) Financial Management Systems Advisory council (FMSAC).

Knowledge of the financial systems for both administrative and financial management accounting in compliance with Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

Knowledge of the Federal Financial Improvement Act (FFMI) Federal Manager's Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA), and the implementation of OMB guidance (OMB Circulars A-34, A-50, A-127 and AQ-130, and applicability to a complex governmental entity.

Knowledge of common Government accountability Office (GAO), OMB and Treasury standards and regulations, as they apply to financial systems or transactions budget execution and internal controls.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Top Secret

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents
  • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
  • Most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your grade, career or career-conditional tenure and a separate award SF-50 dated within the last 3 years, if applicable.
  • Veterans' preference documentation (Member Copy 4 of DD-214, Revised October 2013 SF-15 https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdffill/sf15.pdf and VA letter, if applicable. NOTE: The revised October 2013 SF-15 is the latest copy and all others are not usable.
  • CTAP/ICTAP documentation, if applicable.
  • An official college transcript (Note: If you’re selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.) (Use if education is being credited for the purpose of meeting minimum qualification requirements or if grade point average is being used to determine superior academic achievement.)
  • Schedule A documentation, if applicable. Note: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Qualified applicants with disabilities may be eligible for special hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A eligibility. Please visit http://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/individuals-with-disabilities or contact the Selective Placement Program Coordinator at 202-648-9356.

It is your responsibility to ensure all documents are received on time and the materials are legible. If applying on-line poses a hardship to any applicant, please contact us at the telephone number listed on this announcement. Applicants MUST CONTACT US PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE to speak to someone who can provide assistance for on-line submission. Requests for extensions will not be granted. Paper applications submitted without prior approval from the agency point of contact may be handled as incomplete. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If your contact information changes after the closing date of this vacancy announcement, update your profile information in MYUSAJOBS as well as contact the Human Resources Specialist listed on this vacancy announcement to ensure you can be contacted throughout the selection process.

Prior to selection, the candidate may be required to provide an original copy of any supporting/ validating documentation as well as other documentation to verify eligibility. All required materials must be uploaded using the supporting documentation instructions described in the announcement.

Failure to provide the required documentation by the closing date of this announcement will result in elimination of further consideration for this position.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

DOJ offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework when eligible and approved; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, you may be eligible to use leave under the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015. This act grants leave for purposes of undergoing medical treatment for a disability instead of using regular sick leave. For additional information see: Wounded Warrior Federal Leave Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 114-75) (Act).

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How to Apply

This job is filled through a 3-step on-line application process.

STEP ONE - (Online Resume- USAJOBS) You must create a user account and at least one Federal resume at USAJOBS. Information you provide in USAJOBS is general information completed by all applicants. The information you provide and your Federal resume will become part of your application and will automatically be transferred to CareerConnector when you apply online. If you have an existing USAJOBS account, simply login and select the resume you wish to include with your application package for this announcement.

STEP TWO - (Vacancy Specific Questions USAJobs) In USAJobs, you will answer vacancy specific questions necessary to evaluate your qualifications for the job to which you are applying. When completed, the information you provided at USAJOBS and the answers to the USAJob questions will become your application package.

STEP THREE - (Supporting Documentation) You may upload supporting documentation in one of two ways: (l) Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application package. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process, or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS, or simply fax supporting documentation, which will provide you the necessary cover sheets for each of your documents so that they will be correctly submitted to the appropriate vacancy announcement. The fax number will be available on the cover sheet. (2) You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you have located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online". Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select "Upload" in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded and click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS. Your complete online application and any required supplemental documentation (e.g. SF-50, ICTAP/CTAP, DD-214, Revised October 2013 SF-15, VA letter, transcripts, Schedule A documentation, Award SF-50 within last 3 years, etc) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

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Agency contact information
Ella Hathaway
Phone

202-648-8835

Fax

202-648-9643

Email

Ella.Hathaway@ATF.Gov

Address

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Human Resources Operations Division 99 New York Ave NW Washington, District of Columbia 20226 United States

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Next steps

You can check the status of your application anytime by accessing the USAJOBS online application system at http://www.usajobs.gov. You will need to provide your USAJOBS User ID and Password to access the Track your Online Job Application feature. You may also click on the link provided to access additional information on USAJobs. All applicants will be notified at four (4) stages in the hiring process:

(1) upon receipt of your application;

(2) after your qualifications have been assessed;

(3) whether or not you've been referred to the Selecting Official; and

(4) whether or not you've been selected for the position.

If your name is sent to the hiring manager, you may be invited for an interview.

After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer to selectee(s) upon favorable completion of the background.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513644100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 10/12/2018 to 10/25/2018

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 14

Salary: $114,590 to $148,967 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time