Us National Park Service
$114,590.00 to $148,967.00
Open & closing dates
$114,590 to $148,967 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
This is a full-time position located within the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS), Accounting Operations Center (AOC), in Herndon, VA. The primary purpose of the position is to manage the Receipts and Debt Management Team (RDMT) which is comprised of the Accounts Receivable, Collections and Deposits, and Reimbursable Teams. The incumbent will manage and supervise all aspects of the NPS-wide programs for cash management, debt collection and reimbursables including all related financial reporting requirements.
This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.
Salary Information: GS-14 $ 114,590-$148,967 per annum. First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.
This vacancy is also announced as NPS-18-009(DEU) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Competitive Examining procedures.
The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
Relocation expenses are not authorized. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
The full performance level is GS-14.
This is a permanent, full-time, career/career conditional appointment.
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At the full performance level (GS-14) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
1) Oversees the work of supervisory accountants, and financial specialists, approving various accounting reports prepared for review, signature, and issuance to Federal regulatory agencies, NPS offices and parks, DOI Departmental Offices, or outside entities such as the Treasury, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) or the Congress.
2) Manages NPS-wide program for cash management, debt collection, reimbursables, and supervises the overall aspects of these functions.
3) Supervises the background work and provides the necessary cash, debt, and reimbursables management information to external auditors, DOI Department, DOI Office of Inspector General, and NPS internal controls review staff.
4) Formulates and interprets policies, proposed and enacted legislation, objectives, standards, regulations, and procedures pertaining to the NPS-wide cash, debt, and reimbursables management programs and develops implementation strategy and communication plans.
5) Serves as subject matter expert and principal representative for the National Park Service's cash management, debt collection, and reimbursables management programs.
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required for meetings/conferences 1-2 times per year.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
This position is open Status Candidates (Merit Promotion, VEOA, Special Hiring Authorities, ICTAP/CTAP)
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Accountants And Auditors
Conditions of Employment
You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
You must be a U.S. Citizen.
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 http://www.sss.gov/
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify for this position you must meet the 1. Basic Educational Requirements AND 2. Specialized Experience for the grade to which you are applying.
1.) Basic Educational Requirements:
All applicants must meet the Education Requirements described in A or B below:
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. 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:
Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law.; OR;
A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; OR;
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 or 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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You must submit your transcripts or other verification to verify that you meet this educational requirement.
In addition to meeting the Basic Educational Requirements above ALL applicants must also meet the specialized experience for the grade for which they are applying.
At the GS-14 level there is no substitution for education.
2.) Specialized Experience:
To qualify for the GS-14, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience (1) applying a working knowledge of accounting principles, standards and procedures to identify, analyze, and resolve increasingly complex accounting/financial problems (2) completing accounting and financial analyses including reconciling accounts and preparing financial reports; (3) utilizing Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and standards to input financial transactions into an automated accounting system; (4) leading or supervising a staff of finance and/or accounting personnel; (5) communicating and presenting accounting and financial issues and information to a wide variety of customers or stakeholders; (6) providing technical assistance to a wide variety of customers or stakeholders on problems of a highly technical nature pertaining to accounting and financial transactions.
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements.
Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4
Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.
Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.
The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.
Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
1) Accounting – Knowledge of accounting theories, practices, related methods and procedures pertaining to cash management, debt collection, and reimbursables management to assure the development and implementation of effective accounting programs.
2) Technical Knowledge – Ability to provide advisory services and technical advice to management, explore, develop and implement new management techniques and methodologies, and effect solutions to unique or unusually complex problems regarding implementation of new initiatives in cash management, debt collection, and reimbursables management.
3) Leadership and Supervision: Ability to coach, mentor and guide others toward goals, model high standards of character, integrity, trust and respect for individuals at all levels, and inspire a team to perform effectively and efficiently.
4) Oral Communication - Ability and professional stature to communicate effectively with high-level officials in other Federal agencies, private industry, Congressional Members and staffs, and the technical community in the capacity of the NPS spokesperson for the NPS Receipts and Debt Management Team.
5) Written Communication – Ability to express facts and ideas in writing in a concise, succinct, and organized manner.
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Background checks and security clearance
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Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume
Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words.(2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) Your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station; and a past SF-50 showing your highest FPL position; (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable); (5) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15, if eligible under VEOA or VRA; (6) Proof of eligibility if applying under a special appointing authority;(7) Current or former Government employees are strongly encouraged to submit a recent performance appraisal.
You will find additional information on the following topics: (1) e-Verify; (2) Selective Service; (3) CTAP/ICTAP; (4) Education – accreditation; (5) Foreign education; (6) Veterans preference; (7) Special appointing authority documentation; and more can be found on our web site: https://www.bsee.gov/careers/usajobs-assistance
If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria 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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How to Apply
How to Apply
Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
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. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.
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Agency contact information
Human Resources Assistant
National Park Service
45600 Woodland Road
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You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgment from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line assessment questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background checks, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources Office posting this announcement.
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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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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process 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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