U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Vacancy Details

Grade: 09

1 I qualify for the GS-09 because: Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree related to the field of financial management. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I have 1 year specialized experience at the GS-07 level or equivalent. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience to qualify for this position.
  • I have a combination of education and specialized experience. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I do not have the education or experience described above and in the vacancy announcement.
2 From the following list select the statement that best describes your ability to orally communicate. Answer to this question is required
  • Significant experience speaking to large groups of managers and employees in training or seminar setting or in verbally advising top management about topics that are controversial in nature or have a high budgetary impact
  • Significant experience speaking to small groups of managers and employees in training or seminar setting or in verbally advising groups of supervisors and managers about topics that affect individual personnel actions
  • Experience speaking to small groups of managers and employees in a training setting or in verbally advising supervisors and managers, one-on-one, about topics that affect individual personnel actions
  • Some experience verbally advising supervisors and managers, one-on-one, about topics that affect individual personnel actions
  • None of the Above
3 Select the statement that best describes your experience with office computer software. Answer to this question is required
  • I use and am proficient in the use of a variety of office computer software, to include most the features in word processing, spreadsheet, and other applications.
  • I use and am proficient in the use of most of the features in one to two basic office computer software, such as in word processing, spreadsheet, and other applications.
  • I use and am proficient in the use of most features associated with a word processing software application (e.g., mail merge, tables, database sorting, etc.).
  • I use a word processing software application for basic typing.
  • I have little to no experience with office computer software.
4 Select all statements that describe your experience with written communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed a job which required me to write extensively.
  • I have completed one or more formal writing courses since High School.
  • I have written procedures or guideline documents.
  • I have written training class material.
  • I have written routine email on the job.
  • None of the above.
5 Select the statements which best describes your experience with accounting principles: Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge of accounting principles through accounting coursework.
  • I have processed payment transactions in an automated accounting system.
  • I have processed collection transaction in an automated accounting system.
  • I have processed bills in an automated accounting system.
  • I have performed account reconciliations
  • None of the above.
6 Select each of the systems in which you have direct financial systems analysis experience involving design, functionality, and systems operation. Answer to this question is required
  • Federal Financial System (FFS)
  • Federal Financial System (FFS) - Accounts Receivable subsystem
  • Federal Collections and Billings System (CBS)
  • Federal Agency financial management system
  • Large business accounting system
  • Small business accounting system
  • Automated Accounts Receivable system
  • Other financial or business management system or ancillary system
  • None of the above
7 Select each of the following statements that describe the financial analysis duties you have performed independently with minimal or no review by a supervisor or senior employee: Answer to this question is required
  • Recording financial transactions
  • Preparing financial reports
  • Developing and performing on-going analysis of financial data to determine if the information is accurate, complete and informative to management
  • Evaluating financial data
  • Identifying problem areas with accounting systems and program operations by reviewing plans from previous review reports, audit manuals, and internal controls
  • Monitoring accounting systems to ensure compliance with procedures and published directives
  • Reconciling subsidiary ledgers to the general ledger, researching differences, and making necessary adjustments
  • Preparing financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Implementing new systems or enhancements
  • Testing or validating newly developed or enhanced automated accounting and financial reporting systems
  • None of the above
8 Select the statement that best describes your experience in recurring system assurance reviews to monitor system performance and to identify and report system problems. Answer to this question is required
  • I review, analyze, and correct complex data in a large automated accounting system. I understand the relationship between systems input, update, and output. I perform system assurance reviews to monitor system performance and identify problems. I analyze system tables for purpose of reconciling accounts. I provide assistance and/or train others in performing this task.
  • I review, analyze, and correct data in any large automated accounting system. I understand the relationship between entries in the system and reports produced from the system.
  • I enter and correct data in any large automated accounting system and understand how the entries affect accounting reports.
  • I have little experience in the process of entering data into an automated accounting system, and minimal understanding of how such entries affect accounting reports.
9 Select the following Billings and Collections functional areas in which you have work experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Depositing
  • Transaction creation
  • Funds tracking
  • Transfer of funds internally/externally
  • Security
  • Billing
  • Delinquencies
  • Late fees
  • Remittance collection
  • Receipting
  • Credit Card processing
  • Refunds
  • Credits back
  • Bounced checks
  • Reconciliation
  • Audit trails
  • None of the above
10 Select all of the statements that describe your experience in advising and performing work in a collection system: Answer to this question is required
  • Reconciliation of funds
  • Depositing process
  • Creating transactions
  • Tracking funds within an accounting system
  • Transfer of funds internally/externally
  • Financial System security
  • Delinquent Debt
  • Receipt of funds
  • Refund process
  • Bounced checks process
  • Audit trails
  • Billing
  • Interfaces between various accounting, collection and program systems.
  • Database administration
  • None of the above
11 Select the statement that best describes your experience in dealing with reconciliation of billing statements Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
12 Select all of the statements that describe your experience working with financial processes and systems. Answer to this question is required
  • Reconciliation of multiple accounts
  • Reviewing transcations and following audit trails
  • Tracking funds within an automated financial system
  • Security of funds and financial data
  • Reversal processes within a financial system, including refunds, transfers and debit vouchers.
  • Performing data entry in the Secure Payment System (SPS)
  • Interfaces of financial data between multiple systems.
  • Providing reports on specific financial inquiries
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

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