Accountant 4 (PCN 0074)

State of Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska

Date Posted November 15, 2021
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified

Description:

Job details

Salary
$5,774 - $6,062 a month
Job Type
Full-time

Full Job Description

NOTE: This position has been extended to allow for a larger applicant pool. If you have already applied there is no need to reapply.

Who we are:

This position serves as the assistant to the department Finance Officer. The incumbent is the lead for all federal programs within the Department of Environmental Conservation in matters of federal grant application, award, compliance, report, and audits. The incumbent provides leadership in many areas of accounting and fiscal operations, including, but not limited to the management of internal controls and fiscal policies, federal award guidance, program budget management, single audit coordination, revenue management and analysis, indirect revenue analysis, fund balance reconciliation, financial projections, and reporting. This position supervises two accountants.

Our mission to Alaska:
The Division of Administrative Services provides support services for all department programs. Centralized administrative support includes accounting, fiscal management, economic analysis, budget development, human resources, procurement, property control, contract and federal grants administration, information technology services, capital construction, facility maintenance and repair, and office space planning.

Why you should join our team:
The Division of Administrative Services offers a flexible, supportive, and collaborative work environment. The incumbent will have the opportunity to work with a ROCKSTAR team of professionals, who are always happy to assist each other with a positive attitude. The Division also provides its accountants with opportunities for professional development.

Your work environment:
The environment is professional and friendly. This position is being recruited in Juneau, Fairbanks and Anchorage, location depends on the location of the selected applicant.

Who we are looking for:
Core competencies required for success in this position include the following:
  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for own actions and decisions. Complies with established control systems and rules.
  • Decision Making: Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.
  • Financial Management:(*) Prepares, justifies, and/or administers the budget for program areas; plans, administers, and monitors expenditures to ensure cost-effective support of programs and policies; assesses financial condition of an organization.
  • Internal Controls: Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques for establishing internal control activities (for example, authorizations, verifications, reconciliations), monitoring their use, and evaluating their performance (for example, identification of material weaknesses or significant deficiencies).
  • Reasoning: Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities in accounting, budgeting, or financial management, equivalent to those typically gained by:

a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related area of study, and two (2) years of responsible professional experience in accounting, budgeting, or financial management, preferably in the public sector.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS:
These minimum qualifications use a different standard than our normal practice and focus on knowledge and skills however gained, not on specific education and experience.

When calculating education to experience equivalents:
Undergraduate credits: 2.67 sem/4 qtr hrs = 1 month
Associate Degree = 2 years
Bachelor's Degree = 4 years
Graduate credits: 2 sem/3 qtr hrs = 1 month
Master's Degree = 5 years

Your cover letter will differ from what is normally sent to an employer. For this application it must detail how you obtained:
  • The knowledge and skills equivalent to what would typically be gained through the education and experience path cited in the Minimum Qualifications; AND
  • The position-specific knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Job Description above.

Ensure you include sufficient information to enable calculation of time equivalency (for example: X years and XX months as a Position Title with Company Name, performing duties a and b, gaining expertise in These Skills or knowledge of This Specialty).

In the minimum qualifications, "responsible professional experience" means work that required applying substantial knowledge of a profession's body of principles, concepts, theories, and practices with freedom to act or judge on one's own. Include enough description for a non-accountant to correctly interpret the authority you routinely exercised.

Additional Required Information

DOCUMNETS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION
A cover letter is required that details how you obtained: 1. The knowledge and skills equivalent to what would typically be gained through the education and experience path cited in the Minimum Qualifications; and 2. The position-specific knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Job Description Above.

Ensure you include sufficient information to enable calculation of time equivalency (for example: X years and XX months as a Position Title with Company Name, performing duties a and b, gaining expertise in These Skills or knowledge of This Specialty).

In the minimum qualifications, "responsible professional experience" means work that required applying substantial knowledge of a profession's body of principles, concepts, theories, and practices with freedom to act or judge on one's own. Include enough description for a non-accountant to correctly interpret the authority you routinely exercised.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF INTERVIEW

  • Three (3) professional references with current information, two of which must be from a current or former supervisor.
  • Copies of your last three (3) performance evaluations or letters of reference.

RESIDENT REQUIREMENT
This position is open to Alaska Residents only. If you are not sure if you qualify for Residency Status, please contact the Workplace Alaska Hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907)465-4095.

EDUCATION
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview.

WORK EXPERIENCE
If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment

MULTIPLE VACANCIES
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

NOTICE
Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the ‘govermentjobs.com’ domains. For information on allowing emails from the ‘govermentjobs.com’ domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at https://secure.governmentjobs.com/js_lostpswd.cfm?&topheader=alaska

EEO STATEMENT
The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Contact Information

WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE
Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to recruitment.services@alaska.gov.
For applicant password assistance please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/OnlineApplication/User/ResetPassword

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager:
Sara Phillips
Title: Accountant 5
Phone: 907- 465-5013
Email: sara.phillips@alaska.gov


Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefits

The following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.

For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)

Insurance Benefits
  • Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental
    • The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/programs/index.html for additional information.
      • AVTEC
      • Confidential
      • Correctional Officers
      • Marine Engineers
      • Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers
      • Supervisory
      • Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union
      • Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)
    • The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.
      • General Government
      • Labor, Trades and Crafts
      • Public Safety Employees Association
      • Masters, Mates & Pilots
  • Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)
Optional Insurance Benefits
  • Group-based insurance premiums for
    • Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)
    • Long-term and short-term disability
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
    • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
    • Supplemental Survivor Benefits
  • Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expenses

Retirement Benefits
  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS)
  • Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees)
  • Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees)
  • Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security
  • Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program
  • Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options
Paid Leave & Other Benefits
  • Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
  • Eleven paid holidays a year
  • Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.

See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/ghlb/employee/health/gymListing.html for additional information