Full Job Description
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Supervisory Accountant planning, developing, directing financial accounting and reporting programs, and improve internal controls to assure prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse of resources for the Lower Colorado Basin (LCB). You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
Plans, develops, and directs financial accounting and reporting programs within the LCB.
Coordinates the follow-up and reply to reports of financial audits by various auditing organizations.
Previews and oversees external accounting and reporting programs for irrigation districts, state and local government agencies, and other private concerns having contracts with the LCB.
Reviews, establishes, and promulgates Regional financial and accounting policies, standards, and procedures.
Collaborates with management in analyzing fund and accounting requirements for Regional programs.
Responsible for performing the full functions of a supervisor for all employees under direct supervision.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position ocassionally.
Job family (Series)
Accountants And Auditors
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship or U.S. National;
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation;
You must submit a resume and supporting documentation (See Required Documents);
You must meet specialized experience requirements (See Qualifications);
You must submit transcript(s) to verify education requirements (See Qualifications);
You must submit eligibility documents for veterans consideration (See Required Documents); and
Position requires filing a financial disclosure report.
Who May Apply: 30% or More Disabled Veterans, Appointment of Certain Military Spouses (5 CFR 315.612), Career Transition Assistance Plan, Comp Fed MP, Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, Non-Competitive Status Reassignment/Reinstatement, People with Disabilities, Schedule A, and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act
TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).
You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective placement factors, by 08/19/2020. Eligibility and Qualifications requirements are outlined below.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: To be eligible for the Supervisory Accountant position, you must meet the Basic Requirements for the position as identified below:
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
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;
A certificate as 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 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.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: To qualify for the position (in addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement), your resume must clearly describe specialized experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:
GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-12 grade evel in the Federal Government.
Specialized Experience for GS-13: Defined as experience applying accounting concepts, principles and practices to perform and manage financial statements, audits, and to develop and implement internal controls of accounting information. Experience should demonstrate the ability to provide supervision, leadership, guidance and direction to subordinate staff on accounting and financial management activities.
Supervisory Competencies: Applicants should possess proficiency or the potential to develop proficiency in the following competencies for successful performance of Federal supervisory work: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, flexibility, integrity/honesty, interpersonal skills, oral communication, problem solving, resilience, and written communication. Additional information on supervisory competencies: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/Specialty-Stds/GS-SUPV.asp
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
You must be clear when describing your experience, we may not make assumptions in determining qualifications. If your resume does not clearly reflect all the above experience, your application will be marked as ineligible.
This position has a mandatory education requirement. You must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission will result in you being rated not qualified for the position. If a degree is not yet completed but will be by the reporting date, you must in addition to providing transcripts, provide an official letter (on letterhead) from your university's registrar's office indicating your anticipated graduation date.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
LOCATION: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior Region 8, Lower Colorado Basin, Financial Management Office, Boulder City, NV.
This position is designated as a HIGH RISK Public Trust position. It requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated Public Trust Suitability Background Investigation (T4 or T4R or equivalent) that is current (within the last 5 years). This is a condition of employment.
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. For more information visit: http://www.sss.gov/.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: This position is designated as a NON-SENSITIVE position. It requires a fully completed and favorable adjudicated High Risk Background Investigation (T4) that is current. This is a condition of employment.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Placement in this position requires you to complete a one-year probationary period unless you have previously completed one.
SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: An employee initially appointed to a supervisory position must serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: If selected for this position, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of entrance on duty and annually thereafter.
TELEWORK: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval. Full time telework is not available for this position.
DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit: www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.
Additional vacancies may be filled using this announcement.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) if applicable, to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. Applicants determined qualified will be referred to the selecting official.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Competencies:
Oral and Written Communication
Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.
Preview assessment questions here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10863642
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)
Trust determination process
To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application or your application will be marked incomplete.
RESUME: Required for all applicants. Applicants must submit a resume that demonstrates how skills and experiences meet the qualifications and requirements listed in the job announcement. Each job experience should at least include start and end dates (month and year) and number of hours worked (full-time or part-time).
For more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/
TRANSCRIPTS: Required for all applicants. Applicants must submit a copy of college transcripts. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If selected, the applicant will be required to provide official college transcripts. For more information: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation?src=rn
FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Competitive Service current and/or former federal employees eligible for Reassignment or Reinstatement.
Applicants claiming federal employment competitive status eligibility must submit a copy of their SF-50, verifying highest rate of pay and documenting career or career-conditional status in the competitive service (Tenure 1 or 2). Do not submit award SF-50s. If you are applying for a higher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old). For more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/
CAREER TRANSITION PROGRAMS: Permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated.
Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP/RPL eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements) and score at least 90 on the questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/career-transition/
VETERANS: VEOA or 30% or more Disabled.
Veterans must submit a copy of your latest Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (copy indicating character of service) or other proof of your service which includes character of service. If claiming disability preference, you must also submit the disability letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs or Armed Service and the Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, Standard Form 15.
For more information: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/special-hiring-authorities/#training
LAND MANAGEMENT WORKFORCE FLEXIBILITY ACT (LMWFA): Current or former land management agency appointees.
Applicants claiming LMWFA must submit (1) a copy of your SF-50 that reflects having initially been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited (temporary/term) appointment; (2) a copy of SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action(s), that reflect having served under one (1) or more time-limited (temporary/term) appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of two (2) or more years; and (3) a copy of your Performance Appraisal and/or Supervisor Memorandum that reflects having performed at an acceptable level during each period of service.
For more information: https://www.fs.fed.us/sites/default/files/lmwfa-applicant-qa-3-30-2016.pdf
SCHEDULE A: Applicants claiming Schedule A Hiring Authority must submit proof of eligibility. For more information: Schedule A.
MILITARY SPOUSES: Applicants claiming military spouse must submit proof of eligibility. For more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/military-spouses/
As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure their application package is received. Applicants may call the HR Representative listed or check their application status at USAJobs.gov under my applications. A complete application package will reflect "application received". If your status reflects a different status, please resubmit your application or contact the HR Representative listed on the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date of the announcement.
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This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Individuals with disabilities
Land & base management
Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
Clarification from the agency
Current competitive service Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment; former Federal employees with Reinstatement eligibility; permanent Federal employees eligible under CTAP/ICTAP; VEOA eligible Veterans; persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special appointing authorities including LMWFA, Schedule A, or 30% or more Disabled Veterans.