Accountant, ZA-0510-2/3 (MAP) Job in Germantown, Maryland – Department of Commerce

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Accountant, ZA-0510-2/3 (MAP) – Germantown, Maryland
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
Job ID: 288229
Start Date: 07/10/2020
End Date: 07/23/2020

Qualification Summary
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management’s website located at: https://www.opm.gov/policy
To qualify for the 0510 series:BASIC REQUIREMENTS:This position has a positive Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of Specialized Experience OR substitution of education for experience OR combination (if applicable) in order to be found minimally qualified. Transcripts must be submitted with your application package. You MUST meet the following requirements:EDUCATION:
A. 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.OrB. 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. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or3. 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.-AND-
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.This experience need not have been in the federal government.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.
To qualify at the ZA-2 or GS-09 level:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to ZA-2 or GS-7 in the Federal service. Specialized Experience is experience that is typically in or directly related to the position to be filled and that which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Analysis and reconciliation of records, documents, balances and associated transactions confirming the accuracy and completeness of data and supporting documents.
Applying accounting principles, practices, methods and techniques to perform a variety of accounting assignment.
Analyzing and interpreting accounting data and reports and preparing financial and accounting reports. _
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SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: Master’s or equivalent graduate degree, 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in Accounting or a related field.
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COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of education and experience as described above.Note: only graduate education in excess of one year is qualifying at this level.To qualify at the ZA-3 or GS-11 level:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to ZA-2 or GS-9 in the Federal service. Specialized Experience is experience that is typically in or directly related to the position to be filled and that which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Analysis and reconciliation of accounting records, documents, balances and associated transactions confirming the accuracy and completeness of data and supporting documents.
Applying accounting principles, practices, methods and techniques to perform a variety of accounting assignments, including analyzing and interpreting accounting data and reports.
Monitoring and reporting on the status of financial and accounting deliverables, reviewing completed accounting deliverables, and ensuring that the supervisor’s instructions on work priorities, methods, deadlines and quality have been met. -OR-
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in Accounting or a related field.
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COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of education and experience as described above.Note: only graduate education in excess of two years is qualifying at this level.

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