Senior Accountant

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Rockville, Maryland

Date Posted June 08, 2021
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified

Description:

Job details

Salary
$122,530 - $159,286 a year
Job Type
Full-time

Full Job Description

Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Division of Budget (DOB), Internal Control Team (ICT). The Supervisor is David Holley. This is a bargaining unit position. This position requires minimal travel.

Selectee will not be subject to Office of Government Ethics Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements.


Responsibilities

As a Senior Accountant in the Division of Budget (DOB), Internal Control Team (ICT), the incumbent has responsibility for the implementation of the agency’s programmatic internal control requirements and coordinates their review, monitoring, and testing. The incumbent serves as liaison between the OCFO and business line leads, providing technical expertise, guidance, training, and administration for compliance with the Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act of 1982, the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-123, as well as all other Federal statutes and guidance related to ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of agency operations. The incumbent shall conduct agency level review and analysis of internal control, compliance, performance management, and enterprise risk management activities. Based on such evaluations, the incumbent formulates recommendations and plans of action that can be presented to the Lead, ICT, Director, Division of Budget, the Chief Financial Officer, the Executive Director for Operations, the Commission, and the Office of Management and Budget.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

  • Job family (Series)

    0510 Accounting

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  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • This is a Drug Testing position.
    • U.S. Citizenship Required
    • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.

    You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.

    Qualifications

    In order to qualify for this position, in addition to the educational requirements you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GG-13) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

    Specialized experience is defined as: experience that has provided the candidate with knowledge of the principles, practices, and processes of applying the General Accountability Office's (GAO’s) Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government; experience in programmatic and/or financial internal controls and their impact on the effectiveness of operations.

    The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

    • Knowledge of public laws, GAO and Treasury regulations (e.g. Integrity Act, Chief Financial Officer’s Act, OMB Circular A-123, A-136, A-11, GAO’s Green Book, etc.) that affect an organization's internal control program, and the Federal budget and performance management processes.

    • The ability to conduct evaluations, reviews, or audits of programs and develop recommendations and mitigation strategies based on your analysis.

    • The ability to use information technology to manage, organize, and streamline work products.

    • The ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with all levels of personnel.

    • The ability to work efficiently and effectively in handling multiple assignments with competing priorities.

    A description of how you possess the specialized experience, as well as how you meet the qualifications desired, should be addressed in your resume and additional space provided for supplemental response.


    Education

    All candidates must have knowledge of accounting principles and standards as evidenced by a four-year degree in 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), OR an equivalent combination of college-level education (24 semester hours in accounting courses), training that provided professional accounting knowledge and accounting experience.

    Note: It is your responsibility to furnish documentation that verifies you meet the basic education and professional knowledge requirements; in the absence of such documentation, you would be rated not qualified.

    Additional information

    The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via Disability.Resource@nrc.gov. Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

    Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/

    Selectee's will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

    A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.

    The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.

    As identical vacancies are identified within the office, additional vacancies may be filled.


    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to any vacancy questions to determine your level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements. If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager.

    Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.



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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    L Access Authorization

    Drug test required

    Yes

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    List of supplemental material that may be applicable:

    If you are a NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement saying that one is not available. You may do so either electronically, following the instructions below (preferred method), or by sending one copy by e-mail to Valanita.Morgan@nrc.gov

    If you are a current/reinstatement eligible Federal employee with status (Tenure Group 1 or 2), you will be considered under our merit promotion procedures and must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility.

    Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service; Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter.) You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/.

    If you are applying under the Schedule A Hiring Authority and wish to be considered you must supply supporting documentation. Documentation of disability is required, i.e., Schedule A Letter. Such documentation is used to verify that the individual being hired is indeed a person with an intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability. This documentation must be provided to the hiring agency at the time of application, before an individual can be hired. Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. You may refer to the following link to view Proof of Disability Documentation (https://www.opm.gov/faqs/QA.aspx?fid=de14aff4-4f77-4e17-afaa-fa109430fc7b&pid=a79f6a77-248f-47bc-80e6-ce9bd40607a2)

    If you are applying for a position that requires a college degree, you must submit your College Transcripts.

    All supplemental documents will now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

    1. Use the "USAJOBS" feature to download documents from your USAJOBS portfolio; or
    2. use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer. The following types of documents can be uploaded: .gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc; or
    3. use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.

    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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    As an NRC employee you will enjoy excellent Federal Benefits, including: comprehensive health and life insurance plans; Flexible Spending Account Program for health and dependent care; Long Term Care Insurance; Dental and Vision Insurance; retirement savings and investment plan similar to 401(k) (Thrift Savings Plan); annual (vacation) and paid sick leave; family friendly leave policies; 10 paid holidays per year; transit benefits. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_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.


Help

This job is open to

  • Individuals with disabilities

  • Federal employees - Competitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.

  • Federal employees - Excepted service

    Current excepted service federal employees.

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

  • Military spouses

  • Veterans

Clarification from the agency

Applications will be accepted from internal employees of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory on a permanent or competitive Term appointment, other permanent Federal employees who have completed a 1-year probationary period, and reinstatement eligible. Applicants under the Schedule A Appointment Authority; and veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the Armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service may apply.