Treasury Internship Program (Accountant),Department of Treasury – Agency Wide,10-09-2018,USA Gov

Deadline:2018-10-24

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Overview

  • Open & closing dates

    10/09/2018 to 10/24/2018

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 07 – 09

  • Salary

    $45,972 to $73,105 per year

  • Appointment type

    Internships – Internship Not To Exceed (NTE) 1 year but may be extended without further posting. Position is at the full performance level.

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time – Internship Not To Exceed (NTE) 1 year

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

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    Washington DC, DC


    1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to

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    Students

    Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.

Clarification from the agency

This opportunity is open to U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals who are Students enrolled on at least a half-time basis, or accepted for enrollment, and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution; have at least a cumulative (overall) 2.0 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale; remain in good academic standing; and be at least 16 years of age.

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Announcement number

18-DO-411-X

Control number

513166200

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    Summary

    The Pathways Internship Program combines a temporary opportunity to earn a competitive salary while learning about federal service.  Interns gain valuable, resume-building work experience and opportunities to foster networking relationships. If you are seeking a (technical), (bachelors), or (masters) degree, possess outstanding communication skills and are looking for an opportunity to challenge your team-building skills, then this opportunity is for you.

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    Responsibilities

    WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM?
    For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to the following website: www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads

    As an NTE Intern, your major duties may include:

    • Serve as a student trainee in the accounting department of the FFB performing a variety of assignments involving the practical application of accounting principles, procedures, processes, and regulations.
    • Responsible for operating accounting systems and processing specific FFB accounting transactions including, but not limited to: disbursements, reconciliations, and repayments.
    • Receive, review, and verify the validity and completeness of accounting or financial data, including disbursements and collections.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    09

  • Job family (Series)

    0599 Financial Management Student Trainee

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Please refer to “Conditions of Employment.”
    • Click “Print Preview” to review the entire announcement before applying.

    Eligibility Requirements

    1) You MUST meet the definition of a STUDENT for the duration of your appointment as follows: An individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (high school, college (4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate) in a qualifying and accredited educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled), including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93–842. Students need not be in actual physical attendance, so long as all other requirements are met. An individual who needs to complete less than the equivalent of half an academic/vocational or technical course-load immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this Program. For more information on the education requirements go to Treasury’s Pathways Program.

    2) GPA: Every semester, candidates must maintain good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

    An academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.

    One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study or 18 semester hours. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    To qualify for the GS-09 level, you must meet the following requirements:

    A. Education– In the Internship Program you may qualify based solely on education as follows:

    Completion of 2 full academic years of graduate level education leading to a master’s degree or Master’s or equivalent graduate degree.

    OR

    B. Experience: You may qualify with one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

    Producing accounting reconcilements, loan level accounting entries, reports, and/or audits which are relied on in part or in whole to produce daily, monthly, or other periodic financial statements; AND

    Experience researching accounting, collection, disbursement, and other financial and fiscal issues that require in-depth analysis, interpreting regulations from several sources and preparing written responses or recommendations.

    OR

    C. You may qualify with a combination of qualifying education and experience. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

    To qualify for the GS-07 level, you must meet the following requirements:

    A. Education– In the Internship Program you may qualify based solely on education as follows:

    Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education or eligibility under the OPM Superior Academic Achievement Provision after completing a bachelor’s degree.

    OR

    B. Experience: You may qualify with one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

    Processing and validating accounting transactions, including disbursements, reconciliations and repayments; AND

    Collecting, analyzing, and summarizing accounting data in support of accounting conclusions.

    OR

    C. You may qualify with a combination of qualifying education and experience. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

    If qualifying with experience, the experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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    Additional information

    • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • All selectees must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.
    • Provide proof of education (transcripts) prior to the job offer; An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9.  Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical and Administrative Management. Category-like rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, A, B, or C, depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Veterans’ preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

    Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration.

    To preview questions please click here.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Public Trust – Background Investigation

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, 3. Provide proof of education (transcripts) and 4. Submission of any required documents.  Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing.  (Cover letters are optional.)  To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume.  We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION
    You must submit dated documentation verifying you meet the definition of student. (e.g. letter from the registrar, unofficial transcripts). An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

    A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.

    If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.

    VETERANS’ PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION
    If you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form.

    For more information on veterans’ preference view FedsHireVets.

    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

    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. Learn more about federal benefits.

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;
    • For full-time employees-Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a
    substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: 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.

  • How to Apply

    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday).  If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement’s closing date.

    Departmental Offices provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

    To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the “Apply Online” button and follow the prompts.

    You will be re-directed to Departmental Offices’ CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents.  To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.

    To complete, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application and the documentation received.

    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.

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    Agency contact information

    Applicant Call Center

    Phone

    304-480-7300

    Fax

    304-480-8309

    Email

    doinquiries@fiscal.treasury.gov

    Address

    Pathways Program
    200 Third Street
    Parkersburg,
    West Virginia
    26101
    United States

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    Next steps

    You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My Account” tab and clicking on “Application Status”. For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on “more information.”

    Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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  • Fair & Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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    Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

    • 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.

    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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    Legal and regulatory guidance

    • Financial suitability
    • Social security number request
    • Privacy Act
    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply,
visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513166200.
Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.