Confidential Company  •  Houston, TX

Less than 5 years experience  •  Aerospace / Defense

$97K - $126K
Posted on 08/02/17
Confidential Company
Houston, TX
Less than 5 years experience
Aerospace / Defense
$97K - $126K
Posted on 08/02/17
  • Open & closing dates

     2017-07-24 to 2017-08-14

  • Salary

    $97,683 to $126,986 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13

  • Series

    0510 Accounting

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



Few vacancies in the following location:

  • Houston, TX1 vacancy

Job Overview


About the Agency

Serves as an Accountant and adviser to management within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Financial Management Division, providing effective oversight of the financial management activities relating to the programs and operations of the Agency. 

This is an internal vacancy announced under merit promotion procedures. Only current NASA JSC Federal employees are eligible to apply.

To receive consideration, you must submit a resume and answer NASA-specific questions. The NASA questions appear after you submit your resume and are transferred to the NASA web site. If you successfully apply, USAJOBS will show your application status as 'Received'. If your status is 'Application Status Not Available', you have not successfully applied. Do not rely on a USAJOBS email to confirm successful application. Only an email from NASA confirms a successful application.


Serves as an Accountant and adviser to management within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Financial Management Division, providing effective oversight of the financial management activities relating to the programs and operations of the Agency. 


-Provides technical advice and tools to accountants and analysts in the continuing study, revision, improvement or adjustment of the existing Agency accounting system and processes including theimplementation of financial quality assurance and internal control activities.

-Serves as an interface for financial audits, reviews, and assessments.

-Evaluates, reviews, and interprets statutory, regulatory, and policy directives affecting operations to ensure Center compliance with applicable laws.

-Manages and solves issues from a strategic view, considering the Center or Agency impact. 

-Assists in the development of financial analysis and financial reporting tools and techniques. Assists in planning, and coordination of the implementation and execution of approved policies, programs, and services related to accounting systems.

-Assists in preparing policies and procedures incorporating statutes, regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles and standards related to financial quality assurance and internal control activities.

-Executes high level data analysis and integration, and provides explanations regarding the data. 

-Reviews reconciliations and financial reports to ensure accuracy and timeliness, and provides guidance regarding operational accounting and financial reporting matters. This may include participating or leading a Center/Agency team encompassing technical, financial, procurement, and performance evaluation activities.

-Responsible for meeting constantly changing deadlines and accepting new assignments without exact requirements.

-Responsible for developing new approaches to solving unanticipated or unique problems, and discerning meaningful solutions from data to solve problems.

Supervisory Status


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Agency Employees Only: Current Johnson Space Center federal employees and NASA federal employees on long-term rotational assignments to the NASA Engineering and Safety Center or the NASA Safety Center. Please see Job Requirements Section for more information.

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • Occasional travel may be required


Applicant must have one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade, which has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of theposition described above. 

Specialized experience is defined as professional working experience that included the following: 

-Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental Accounting Standards Board, and Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board.
-Knowledge of the theory, principles, concepts, and practices of accounting and the ability to apply this knowledge to broad and difficult assignments.
-Ability to apply governmental accounting practices and procedures including those established by GAO, OMB, Department of Treasury, and the Agency to design, modify, administer, or analyze accounting systems of programs.
-Knowledge of Agency, Center and directorate business management practice techniques and methodologies.
-Experience in NASA financial systems including SAP.
-Ability to promulgate accounting policies and standards covering operations, to solve problems ofabove average difficulty in maintaining accounting systems. 
-Ability to write reports to develop staff papers that accurately reflect findings and recommendations regarding fiscal and accounting operations. 
-Ability to deal tactfully and convincingly with staff members from outside offices regarding thecoordination of policies and procedures.

A. Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")


B. Combination of education and experience -- at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:

1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;

2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or

3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24 semester-hour requirement ofparagraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that theapplicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated withsuccessful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

This opportunity is open to current Johnson Space Center federal employees serving on one of thefollowing appointments: career, career-conditional, VRA, Schedule A appointment for individuals withdisabilities, or NASA term appointment that provides eligibility to convert to a permanent appointment. NASA employees on long-term rotational assignments to the NASA Engineering and Safety Center or the NASA Safety Center may also apply.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

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