Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Accounting Technician in Marion, Indiana

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Summary

The position is located in the Finance Office, Accounting Section, at the Northern Indiana Healthcare System. The Accounting Technician must have a thorough understanding of the Finance Office mission and functions. S/he performs a variety of accounting (payments, suspense and deposit processing, and vendorizing and accounts receivable), travel assistant duties, and agent cashier duties. The incumbent is required to work under minimal supervision.

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Responsibilities

Performs a variety of duties with payments of accounts in general ledger from FMS, VISTA,FASPAC and FBCS systems. Some of those payments for processing include non-VA Care and Care in the Community,standardized obligation offsets, travel rejects, cashier reimbursements, employee reimbursements, Veteran payments for beneficiary travel, canteen payment for inpatients and all other disbursements as authorized by CFO and director. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Liquidates receivables when collection are made or written off action is authorized

  • Processes certificate of deposits which reflect deposits made by general receipts and patient funds

  • Maintains and prepares monthly reconciliation and adjustment of accounts including accounts receivable, special deposits, suspense accounts and general ledger/cost accounting

  • Reconciles and follows up on undelivered orders and payables on a monthly basis

  • Posts and liquidates payments processed by Austin as listed on the Daily Process Listing

  • Analyzes and classifies the more complex accounting transactions

  • Receiving, maintaining, validating and ensuring availability of funds on all obligations including receipt and payment documents utilizing various directives, handbooks, and manuals

  • Examine, audit and vendorize all invoices received from vendors for correctness, certification and expeditious process for payment

  • Examine daily computer generated reports to ensure that all information submitted has been accepted and process in the appropriate computerized system

  • Provide general clerical or assistance to support fiscal functions such as accounts receivable or debt collection function

  • Performs travel coordinator duties

Work Schedule:Monday- Friday 8a-4:30p Virtual:This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#:USAJOBS Job Title" /000007 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives:Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

6

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Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Current permanent VANIHCS employee will be given first consideration
  • Must participate in the seasonal influenza prevention program
  • Must meet time-in-grade requirement
  • Specialized Experience requirement
Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/27/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note:Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below, specialized experience must be documented in detail in your resume to receive credit: * Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:One year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal Service that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and which is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Qualifying specialized experience may include: classifying, coding, correcting and analyzing complex accounting data using automated accounting systems; maintaining accounting data for a variety of departments; performing reconciliation between accounts; performing analysis of accounting data including analyzing difficult or diversified transactions; preparing final financial statements or reports; examining or reconstructing transactions that may have occurred since an account was negatively affected; utilizing knowledge of bookkeeping, accounting methods or techniques for verifying, obligating and reconciling . You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Communications
  • Organizational Stewardship
  • Technical Competence
  1. Knowledge of maintaining, reviewing complex accounting , budget, and fiscal transactions.

  2. Knowledge of accounting, budget, or financial regulations, laws and requirements.

  3. Knowledge of a variety of accounting and budget functional areas.

  4. Knowledge of automated accounting and budget systems.

  5. Knowledge of extensive and diverse accounting or budget regulations and procedures.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work is mainly sedentary. There is some walking, bending, lifting and carrying of light objects. Work Environment: The work is performed in a normal office setting.

Education

There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

Additional information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Best qualified internal VANIHCS candidates will be given first consideration.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

  • Applicants must be eligible under the VA Interchange Agreement, having served continuously for at least one year in the other merit system under this interchange agreement. For more information regarding the VA Interchange Agreement please visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/competitive-hiring/.
  • All Title 38 Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) employees must have served in their Excepted Service position for at least 90 days in order to be eligible for a position within the Competitive Service.
  • Applicants who were previously selected under a Competitive Delegating Examining Unit (DEU) announcement must have served in their position for at least 90 days prior to being eligible for other positions within the Competitive Service

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Resume - Your resume must include a detailed description of job duties, beginning and ending date (month/year) of employment, and average hours worked per week. Descriptions of job duties must be sufficiently detailed to document the level of your experience.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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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.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. PLEASE SUBMIT A DETAILED RESUME THAT DESCRIBES YOUR EXPERIENCE IN DETAIL. List dates of employment with hours worked listed.

Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Please Note: Eligible candidates will be referred and considered for employment in the following order:

  1. First and full consideration will be given to any best qualified, current VANIHCS employees.
  2. Current VA employees.
  3. All other eligible candidates.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: Resume - Your resume must include a description of job duties, beginning and ending date (month/year) of employment, and average hours worked per week. Descriptions of job duties must be sufficiently detailed to document the level of your experience. Assessment Questionnaire. SF-50- If you are a current or former Federal Employee - Most recent SF-50-Notification of Personnel Action. DD-214 - If you are a veteran - DD-214-Honorable Discharge/Release from Active Duty (Member 4 copy). Must show character of service SF-15- If you are a veteran claiming preference - SF-15-Application for 10 point veteran preference (form can be found at: www.opm.gov/forms (http://www.opm.gov/forms)), VA Regional Office Letter- If claiming 10-point veteran preference. (VA Disability Letter) Schedule A Letter- If you are applying under Schedule A - Schedule A Letter Issued from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional duly 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 an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference.For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

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.

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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.

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How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online.To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 12/27/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10369463.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package. NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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Agency contact information
Mary Jo Gosser
Phone

765-674-3321 X73418

Email

Maryjo.Gosser@va.gov

Address

Northern Indiana HCS 1700 East 38th Street Marion, IN 46953 US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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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.

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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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  • 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/518743800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 12/06/2018 to 12/27/2018

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 6

Salary: $37,500 to $48,746 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time