Accounting Technician Job in COOLIDGE, AZ

Vacancy No. STIMP-10588843-19-LB Department Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Salary $33,949.00 to $44,130.00 Grade 5 to 5
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/31/2019 Close Date 9/30/2020
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates
Locations:
COOLIDGE, AZ


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 08/29/2019 to 09/30/2019

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 5

  • Salary

    $33,949 to $44,130 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Locations

9 vacancies in the following location:

  • Coolidge, AZ 9 vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

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.

  • Federal employees - Excepted service

    Current excepted 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.

  • Native Americans

    Native Americans or Alaskan Natives with a tribal affiliation.

  • Veterans

Clarification from the agency

Current or former career or career-conditional Federal employees in the competitive service Indian preference eligibles (must submit a BIA Form 4432) Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces with an honorable discharge Government employees eligible through an Interchange agreement Candidates eligible under Non-Competitive special hiring authority Current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act

Announcement number

STIMP-10588843-19-LB

Control number

544300400

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, San Carlos Irrigation Project in Coolidge, Arizona. The mission of the San Carlos Irrigation Project (SCIP) is to develop and deliver water for irrigation and to provide reliable and efficient electric service.

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    Responsibilities

    Serves as teller to collect payments directly from the customer in accordance with policy and protocol. Duties include, but are not limited to: reviewing documents to verify accounting data as necessary, entering data into the Electric Utility Management System (EUMS); reconciling accounts comparing account balances with related data to assure agreement; reviewing records and source documents to identify the sources of discrepancies, and determining the entries required to bring the account into balance; researching all transactions to resolve any problems; examining worksheets to verify the accuracy of accounts and adequacy of supporting data; classifying accounting transactions that include verifying the accuracy and completeness of the accounting data; determining the general ledger accounts, journals and subsidiary accounts affected and the debit/credit entries to be made; summarizing transactions and preparing control documents or other posting documents reflecting the entries to be made; preparing timely and accurate bills; ensuring that updates of billing account and customer information are up-to-date; developing repayment plans/payment extensions based on account and other information in accordance with DOI/BIA SCIP authorized procedures; monitoring receipts, maintaining suspense on delinquent accounts and ensuring that system accounts (late fees, rates, deposits) are accurate; making determinations and recommendations, as to the necessary actions needed for each delinquent account; contacting customers by phone and/or in writing to resolve outstanding payments; maintaining appropriate debt accounting records used to document collection efforts, and preparing financial reports connected with EUMS; and referring debt to U.S. Treasury in accordance with the Debt Collection Improvement Act and other subsequent Treasury guidance. Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    5

  • Job family (Series)

    0525 Accounting Technician

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • U.S. Citizenship Required
    • Indian Preference applies
    • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit
    • You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
    • A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
    • If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
    • Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607.
    Qualifications
    This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and may be extended or closed prior to the current closing date. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks; the first cut-off date for applications is 10 business days from the opening date and every two weeks thereafter. Applicants with 10-point Veterans' Preference who submit a complete application after each two week cut-off date, but before the List of Eligibles is issued, will be considered and referred on the List, if qualified.

    Grade 5: 52 weeks specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level. Examples of specialized experience include work experience performing accounting or budget work using automated financial systems.OR 4 years above high school

    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 announcement closing date.
    Education

    If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

    One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

    If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: FOREIGN EDUCATION

    Additional information

    All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See 2019 Salary Tables and select the pay chart for Coolidge, Arizona. If no specific chart is listed for this geographic location, see the "rest of U.S." chart.

    The full performance level of this position is GS-5.

    TELEWORK: Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are NOT suitable for telework.

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

    Under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) two groups of individuals are eligible to apply under this announcement: current and/or former employees serving or who have served under time-limited competitive appointments at land management agencies. Land Management Agencies include: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service.

    • Current appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND 3) must have performed at an acceptable level during each period of service.
    • Former appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; 3) must have separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND 4) must have performed at an acceptable level through the service period.
    Certain candidates may be eligible to apply under a special hiring authority including those for disabled individuals, Peace Corps employees, Foreign Service employees, veterans, etc. For more information, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Information Center: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/; Vets Info Guide: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/.

    Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. Most individuals who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application package will be evaluated against the minimum qualification requirements specified above. In order to qualify, your resume must specifically describe your work history and the duties you performed in each position. Your resume will be evaluated after the closing date of 09/30/2019 to determine whether you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. Qualified candidates will then be rated as best qualified, well qualified, or qualified depending on their possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, competencies and experience requirements as demonstrated by your responses to the assessment questions. Competencies measured include:

    • Accounting Operations
    • Attention to Detail
    • Manages and Organizes Information
    • Oral and written communication
    • Problem Solving

    We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If the information in your resume does not support your responses to the assessment questions, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your qualifications.

    Qualified Indian preference candidates will be referred to the hiring manager in order of veterans' preference.

    You may preview the assessment questions here in the https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10588843. Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur in the same location within 90 days from the closing date.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    The following documents are required for this position:

    • Resume: You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder to ensure all required information is included in your Resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications and experience including:
      • dates worked (mm/yy-mm/yy),
      • position title,
      • Grade (if federal service), and
      • hours worked per week.
    • On-line Assessment Questionnaire
    • Most recent SF-50 (if applying under merit promotion. Be sure your SF-50 displays your tenure in box 24, your position in box 34, and that the SF-50 is not an award)
    • Transcripts (if using education to qualify) - Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, an official transcript may be requested at a later time.
    • Veteran's documentation - (if applicable) VA letter on VA letterhead stating your overall combined rating, SF-15, DD-214 (copy 4) reflecting an honorable discharge and dates of active duty military service.
    • Special Appointing Authority documentation (if applying under a special hiring authority)
    • BIA Form 4432 (if claiming Indian preference)
    • Performance Appraisal (if applying under the Land Management Flexibility Act)
    If you are applying as a VEOA candidate, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 and your letter from the VA reflecting an honorable discharge and that you either completed three years of active duty service or are a preference eligible. For more information see: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa.

    If you are unable to apply online, require reasonable accommodation in the application process if you are an applicant with a disability, or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM Eastern Time ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. If your application package is incomplete in any way, you will not be considered for this position, and requests for extensions will not be granted. Please double check your application package before you submit it.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED OR ACCEPTED BY THIS OFFICE.

    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.

  • Benefits
    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.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

    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 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 (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login ); 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, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/ .

    PLEASE NOTE - NO APPLICATION MATERIAL WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA E-MAIL.

    Agency contact information Lourde Botone Lourde Botone
    Address

    BIA Center for Recruitment Rocky Mountain Regional
    BIA Center for Recruitment Rocky Mountain Regional
    2021 4th Avenue North
    Billings, MT 59101
    US
    Learn more about this agency

    Indian Affairs provides services to 573 federally recognized tribes with a population of about 1.9 million American Indian and Alaska Natives. Indian Affairs offers an extensive range of programs such as social services, law enforcement and detention services, administration of tribal courts, natural resources management, economic development, implementation of land and water claim settlements, housing improvement, disaster relief, and the replacement and maintenance of schools, roads, and bridges.

    Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles not currently employed in Federal service may be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(a)(7). Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligibles. For more information about Indian preference or to obtain BIA Form 4432 application instructions, please visit: https://www.bia.gov/jobs.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • 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.

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