Office of the Secretary of the Interior Accountant (Pathways Recent Graduates) in Lakewood, Colorado
Office of the Secretary of the Interior
Few vacancies in the following location:
- Lakewood, CO
Work Schedule is Full Time - Recent Graduates
Opened Tuesday 10/11/2016 (10 day(s) ago)
** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (3 day(s) away)
Join the Department of Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue!
The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) is searching for *Accountant GS-0510-7/9, *candidates who will be responsible for ensuring the accurate payment and reporting of revenues associated with mineral production from leased and Federal and Indian lands. Does this sound like a match for your skills? Please apply!
This position is located in the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), Financial and Production Management (FPM), Financial Management (FM), Financial Services (FS), in Lakewood, CO.
The Department of the Interior is devoted to protecting and preserving the natural resources of this great nation, including National Parks, Landmarks, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and affiliated Islanders. ONRR is part of the Department of the Interior's Office of Policy, Management and Budget and is responsible for collecting and disbursing revenues from energy production that occurs onshore on Federal and American Indian lands, and offshore in the Outer Continental Shelf. During Fiscal Year 2015, ONRR disbursed more than $9.88 billion to states, American Indian Tribes and individual Indian mineral owners, and to various Federal accounts.
The major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
- Performs a variety of conventional accounting duties assuring that assigned functions are completed accurately, timely, and according to applicable guidelines, standards and procedures.
- Researches and analyzes automated system functions so that customer accounts can be accurately reconciled.
- Researches billable exceptions to assure compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, and mineral leaser terms. Once satisfied, issues invoices.
- Adheres to internal and management controls in place. Assists higher graded Accountants in researching and responding to appeal and congressional inquiries.
- Follows the Debt Collection Act procedures for all follow up/write off activities.
- Participates in meetings to discuss issues/problems; briefs others, including customers, on conventional regulatory and system operations and requirements. Keeps management aware of new issues.
- Participates in software development and enhancement initiatives related to Financial Services functions including participation in the preparation of functional and technical design, development of acceptance test criteria, conduct acceptance testing and final acceptance of software.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.
- Occasional Travel
- 1-5 nights per month may be required
- US Citizenship is required.
- Background investigation, fingerprints, and credit check may be required.
- You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
- Relocation expenses are not authorized.
- Traveling may be required.
- Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
In order to be eligible for the Pathways Recent Graduates Program, the following qualifications must be met:
Be a U.S. citizen;
Possess a qualifying associates, bachelor's, master's professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, within the previous 2 years.
Veterans: If you are a veteran, as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2108, who, due to military service obligation, was precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period, you shall have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon your release or discharge from active duty. In no event, however, may your eligibility period extend beyond 6 years from the date on which you completed the requirements of an academic course of study.
All applicants for this position must possess the following basic requirements:
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.
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;
A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;
(NOTE: You must provide a copy of your certification with your application).
- 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.
(NOTE: YOU MUST PROVIDE LEGIBLE TRANSCRIPTS SHOWING COMPLETED COURSEWORK AND DEGREE(S) AWARDED AS VERIFICATION OF YOUR EDUCATION).
In addition to meeting paragraph A or B above, you must meet the following:
Applicants at the GS-7 level must meet one of the following qualification requirements:
- Have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and has equipped you with the knowledge and competencies to successfully perform the duties of this position. More specifically, this requirement involves experience applying accounting theory, concepts, principles and practices; entering and processing data into an automated system; preparing financial documents and presentations for review; and working in a team environment.
- Have one year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement. 1 year of graduate level education equates to 32 quarter hours or 18 semester hours of education (Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education);
- Have a combination of specialized experience and graduate-level education as defined above which equals 100%. For example, have six months of specialized experience and year of graduate level education (i.e. 16 quarter hours or 9 semester hours of education. (Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education);
- Have a Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement.
Superior Academic Achievement (SAA): If you are claiming SAA, you must submit documentation by the closing date of the announcement showing that you have successfully completed all requirements for a bachelor's degree AND meet one of the following requirements:
A grade point average of "B" (a GPA of 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.
A grade-point average of "B+" (a GPA of 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.
Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision.
Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. Note: If more than 10 percent of your courses were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honorary society.
Applicants at the GS-9 level must meet one of the following qualification requirements:
- Have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and has equipped you with the knowledge and competencies to successfully perform the duties of this position. More specifically, this requirement involves experience applying generally accepted accounting principles and standards to prepare financial reports; evaluating accounting, financial and regulatory reports for errors and inconsistencies; perform accounting reconciliation; and working collaboratively in a team environment.
- Have two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree. Two years of graduate level education equates to 64 quarter hours or 36 semester hours of education (Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education);
- Have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education as defined above which equals 100%. For example, 12 months of specialized experience and one year of graduate level education (i.e. 32 quarter hours or 18 semester hours of education. (Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education).
All qualification and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
The information contained in your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine the degree to which you meet the following competencies (previously referred to as, knowledge, skills, and abilities) required of this position:
Automated Accounting & Business-Related Systems: Effectively uses systems for posting data, making adjustments, analyzing, reconciling, and processing transactions to accurately and timely provide accounting services to client agencies.
*Oral Communication: *Expresses information (e.g., ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (e.g., technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others; attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
Teamwork: Manages group processes; encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
*Written Communication: * Expresses facts and ideas in writing in a succinct and organized manner.
*Accounting: *Knowledge of Accounting principles and practices, tax law and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
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What To Expect Next
After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume and other application documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire and may interview the best-qualified applicants. For status updates on your application, please follow the directions listed below in the How to Apply section. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within several weeks after the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
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The Office of Natural Resources Revenue has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
Employees must meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act in order to telework. Employees are eligible to telework if they have not: been disciplined for being absent without permission for more than five (5) days in any calendar year; been disciplined for violations of the standards of ethical conduct for employees of the executive branch for viewing, downloading, or exchanging pornography, including child pornography, on a federal government computer or while performing an official function; or received a less than Fully Successful performance rating. The Department of the Interior also considers employees with documented conduct issues ineligible for telework.
Conditions of Employment:
Appointees must sign a Participant Agreement that sets forth the expectations for the Pathways Program.
The duration of an excepted service appointment in the Pathways Program is a trial period.
Recent graduates must sign a Participant Agreement that sets forth the expectations for the* Pathways Program*.
Appointment under the Recent Graduates Program may not exceed two years. Appointees may be non-competitively converted to the competitive service after successful completion of at least one year of continuous service, in addition to all of the requirements of the Recent Graduates Program.
This position will be filled as full-time.
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 http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.
If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.
Salary Range: $43,037.00 to $68,430.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0510-07/09
Promotion Potential: 12
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: Student/Internship Program Eligibles
Control Number: 452909100
Job Announcement Number: ONRR-17-PW-1819797KL