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Accounting Technician Oa

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U.S Department Of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

$37,223.00 to $53,773.00

Louisville, KY

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$37,223 to $53,773 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 6 - 7

Work schedule


Appointment type



2 vacancies in the following location:

Louisville, KY

Louisville, KY

2 vacancies

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

Federal employees - Competitive service

Current or former competitive service federal employees.

Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a surplus or displaced employee.

Family of overseas employees

Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.

Individuals with disabilities

Military spouses

Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista

Special authorities

Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.


Clarification from the agency

Merit Promotion, VEOA Eligibles

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TOUGH WORK. VITAL MISSION. Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA! It's tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans.

Do your career Justice by working with DOJ, which has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Come and join the nation's law enforcement agency, where our most important resource is our people. The Department leads the nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. Become a member of a team where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission. All applicants for employment with DEA must possess and maintain the highest levels of character and conduct. DEA will evaluate applicants' qualifications based on these qualities. Once a conditional offer is made, DEA will conduct a continuous evaluation of information, as it is obtained, to ensure that the prospective employees with DEA meet the agency-specific qualifications in the areas of character and conduct. To this end, an unfavorable decision in any of the areas that follow will be deemed as disqualifying: Drug Policy Requirements (as specified in this announcement), Credit History, Candor and Honesty, Work History, History with the Law, and other qualities that would detract from the integrity and efficiency of the DEA.

About the Position:

This is an Open-Continuous Announcement. Applications will be accepted through June 14, 2018. Announcement MAY CLOSE EARLIER if all available vacancies have been filled prior to June 14, 2018.

The 1st Cut-Off date for receipt and referral of applicants to be considered for available vacant positions will be April 12, 2018.

The 2nd Cut-Off date for receipt and referral of applicants to be considered for available vacant positions will be May 14, 2018.

The 3rd Cut-Off date for receipt and referral of applicants to be considered for available vacant positions will be June 14, 2018

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These positions are located in the Louisville Division; Louisville, Kentucky.

The incumbent performs the following duties:

Reviews, prepares and classifies the complex accounting documents/transactions.

Conducts detailed examination of transactions, researches for required information and classifies accounting data for assigned accounts.

Resolves or recommends solutions to unusual situations or problems.

Enters obligation data into the Federal Financial System (FFS).

Provides customer service to a large and diverse customer base for a variety of functions, missions, or different kinds of work.

Analyzes and examines accounting data and accounts to resolve complex procedural and technical accounting transactions, complaints or discrepancies.

Provides office automation advice, guidance and assistant to the staff.

Integrates several types of software, such as spreadsheet, database, word processing, desktop publishing, etc., to generate specific working documents and forms.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

0525 Accounting Technician



Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Background and/or Security Clearance

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service

Drug testing designated position

Successful completion of an one-year probationary period is required (unless already completed).



GS-6: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 Federal grade performing the following duties; preparing and classifying accounting documents/transactions; entering different types of obligation data into financial systems; providing customer service to vendors, financial analyst and other customers; using different types of software to generate working documents and forms.

GS-7: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 Federal grade performing the following duties; interpreting and providing guidance relating to accounting, budget, financial regulations, laws; analyzing, preparing and classifying procedural and technical accounting documents/transactions; conducting detailed examination of transactions; resolving and recommending solutions for problems; entering obligation data into financial systems; providing customer service support for a variety of accounting and budget functions; researching problems or errors that require reconciling and reconstructing incomplete information; providing office automation advice, guidance and assistance to a staff; and integrating different types of software to generate working documents and forms.

Competencies: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competencies in the following areas:

Accounting Principles

Attention to Detail

Customer Service

Technology Application

PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT: Must be able to type 40 words per minute with three (3) or less errors.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

A recruitment incentive may be authorized

All non-DEA applicants must complete a drug use questionnaire. Applicants who are found, through investigation or personal admission, to have experimented with or used narcotics or dangerous drugs, except those medically prescribed, will not be considered for employment with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Exceptions to this policy may be made for applicants who admit to limited youthful and experimental use of marijuana. Such applicants may be considered for employment if there is no evidence of regular, confirmed usage, and the full-field background investigation and results of other steps in the process are otherwise favorable. Compliance with this policy is an essential requirement of the position.

It is highly suggested that you complete the Drug Questionnaire form when submitting your application package. However, if you do not complete and submit this form with your application package, it will not disqualify you from the application process. You will be asked to complete the Drug Questionnaire form before extended a conditional offer. Click here

to access the Drug Questionnaire.

To submit your completed Drug Questionnaire please follow the instructions for uploading in the How to Apply section of this announcement.

Click the below links for additional information.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)

How to Claim Veterans' Preference

Military Spouse Preference

Selective Service: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

EEO Policy Statement

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement

In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in postage-paid Government envelopes.

The Drug Enforcement Administration participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify

). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.

If you experience technical issues with completing your online application, you may review online help resources or submit a ticket to the Help Desk by accessing the 'Help Center' (upper-right of your screen, next to the question mark icon).

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site

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 occupational 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.

Time-in-Grade: Federal employees and status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Top Secret

Required Documents

Required Documents

Failure to provide all required documents and information requested by the closing date will result in your application not receiving full consideration.

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes: Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (months/years) of employment and duties performed.


Other supporting documents:

Cover Letter, optional

College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education

Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)

Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

All current Federal employees and reinstatement eligible applicants must submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting proof of competitive status, tenure, position, and grade level.

Transcripts: For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your official transcripts or an unofficial transcript of college courses which includes course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned.

NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined in the Applying for a Federal Job




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

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view a copy of the Assessment Questionnaire click here:

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

- To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

- Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

- After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

- You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account

, all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, click here

If you are unable to apply online, you must request an alternative application which is available from the Human Resources Office. Please contact Candace Ford via email, CANDACE.C.FORD@USDOJ.GOV or at (202) 307-4088 to obtain an alternative application.

Agency contact information

Candace Ford Candace Ford


(202) 307-4088




Drug Enforcement Administration

Do Not Send Postal Mail

Springfield, VA


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Next steps

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive an acknowledgement letter of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. You will receive a notification letter of the results of the review of your application package via email.

We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement.

Regarding Interviews: The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. Accommodations maybe made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.

NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a withdrawal from further consideration for employment regarding this vacancy.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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 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.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

Company info

U.S Department Of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
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Company Profile
The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.

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