You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. You may review the qualification requirements here.


qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

GS-07: Experience with purchase orders, payment processing within an accounting system, and Prompt Pay Act.

GS- 06: Experience payment processing within an accounting system.

GS-05: Experience, education, or training involving arithmetic principles, attention to detail, and application of established procedures for recording and compiling data.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below.

  1. Ability to prepare, review, and analyze financial reports (i.e., Invoices on Hold report, Unapplied Receipts report, AIR Aging report) and statements and explain changes from previous reporting periods.
  2. Ability to effectively communicate, through oral briefings and/or written reports, to meet targeted audiences requirements for appropriate and timely information.
  3. Skill and ability to balance and reconcile detail and summary accounts (customer accounts with multiple projects) within the accounting segment and with related accounts and records maintained in other groups.
  4. Knowledge of an extensive body of regulations, rules, procedures, and practices (Treasury, FTR, GAO, CG Decisions, Prompt Pay and Procurement) to advise on a variety of types of vouchers/claims having unique processing situations and complicating characteristics.
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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 meetallqualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

For this position at the GS-06 & GS-07, education cannot be substituted for experience.

For the GS-05 - If using education to qualify certain educational requirements must be met (also known as a "positive educational requirement"), you must provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.



Your application will be rated by our application system using the Category Rating procedure. A quality review will then be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME). Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (if applicable to the job), and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and "Qualified". Within each category, veteran preference eligibles will be listed at the top of the category. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and above.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.

Selecting Official may check references on those applicants referred for consideration.
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