Announcement Number: Kinshasa-2019-054
Hiring Agency: Embassy Kinshasa
Position Title: Accounting Technician/Budget Analyst – Open to : All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Open Period: 09/04/2019 – 09/25/2019Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
Series/Grade: LE – 0410 8
Salary: Not Specified
Work Schedule: Full-time –
Promotion Potential: LE-8
Duty Location(s): 1 in Kinshasa, CG
No For More Info: HR Section
• Competitive service
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The U.S. Mission in Kinshasa is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Accounting Technician/Budget Analyst in the Financial Management Section.
The work schedule for this position is:
Full Time (40 of hours per week)
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (04 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Not Required
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Under direct supervision of the Accounting Unit Supervisor, Position is responsible for managing all non-State Agencies budgets and maintaining complex accounting ledgers of the Mission and other military Agencies; OBO budget preparation and monitoring for Government-owned property maintenance funds; Lease budget preparation and monitoring for Program and ICASS; MSG budget preparation and tracking; handling and managing a large volume of Temporary Duties employees and the related financial requirement.
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Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years working experience in accounting and clerical work is required.
A good basic knowledge of standardized bookkeeping and accounting procedures is required. A good working knowledge of accounting terminology and codes necessary to classify transactions in an automated accounting system is required.
Minimum two years technical college in the area of finance and accounting is required.
LANGUAGE: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) English-written and spoken ability is required. Level III (Good Working Knowledge) French-reading, written and spoken ability is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
The position requires good attention to details and the ability to analyze account(s) transactions to detect errors and avoid over-obligations is critical. Ability to operate a computer and proficient in spreadsheet software are required. Incumbent must have good customer service professional skills including oral and written communications in working with American supervisors and Washington.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
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Benefits and Other Info
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Kinshasa may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
AEFM / USEFM
FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.
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How to Apply
How to Apply:
To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
Degree (not transcript)
Work permit (If applicable)
DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
SF-50 (if applicable)
Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email or phone call.
For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kinshasa.