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Accounting Technician (GS-05)

Interested candidates may apply online through 9/28/2021 at: USAJOBS - Job Announcement


Perform various duties involving the maintenance of ledgers or accounting data.

Balancing, reconciling and researching discrepancies; assisting higher graded technicians in maintaining more complex accounts; receiving a limited variety of accounting documents and/or transactions.

Reviewing and examining accounting documents verifying the mathematical accuracy and completeness of data and determining necessary processing actions.

Reviewing documents for correct authorizations, validity of accounting classifications; classification of a group of related transactions to proper account codes.

Classification of a group of related transactions to proper account codes; posting and inputting data verified against source documents into automated accounting systems.

Work involving maintaining or reconciling accounts and accounting records.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S Citizen or National
  • Registered for Selective Service (males born after 12-31-1959)Suitable for federal employment
  • Obtain/Maintain Financial Management Certification.
  • Background or Security Investigation - Position Sensitivity and Security Levels may vary and is dependent upon position being filled - see the Additional Information field below for more details.
  • Time after Competitive Appointment: Candidates must have served 3 months after latest competitive appointment in the Federal service.


One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS-04) within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.

Specialized experience is defined as: experience performing duties that support the processing of financial/accounting transactions using standardized procedures that may include reviewing financial/accounting systems information/documents for accuracy/completeness, inputting financial/accounting information into automated systems, or correcting invalid financial/accounting transactions.


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Four years of successfully completed education above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation, or the equivalent, is a prerequisite may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.

If you are using education to substitute for the specialized experience, you must submit transcripts at the time you apply. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. You must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (

Volunteer Experience: 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; religious; spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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