Accounting Technician (OA) Job at US Department of Justice – 4.1 in El Paso, TX

Job Description



TOUGH WORK. VITAL MISSION. Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA! It’s tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans.


This position is located with the El Paso Intelligence Center, El Paso, Texas.

The incumbent will perform the following duties:
Receives, reviews, prepares and processes difficult procedural and technical accounting documents/transactions resulting from issues such as insufficient information or a need for deviation in processing procedures.

Conducts detailed examination of transactions, researches for required information and classifies accounting data for assigned accounts.

Receives and analyzes difficult and complex travel and transportation vouchers.

Processes transactions to apply travel advances and reimburse travelers for authorized expenses in excess of the advance.

Interprets guidelines, adapts procedures and determines approaches for resolving a range of procedural cash processing problems.

Verifies the authenticity and authority of cash supporting documents (e.g., vouchers, checks, coupons, money orders, food stamps and bonds).

Provides customer service to a large and diverse customer base for a variety of different functions, missions and types of work including agency employees outside of the organization.

Applies different and unrelated accounting procedures to closing accounts and preparing financial reports.

Coordinates the maintenance of internal control program requirements to protect against fraud, waste and abuse.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

0525 Accounting Technician



Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Background and/or Security Clearance

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service

Drug testing designated position

Successful completion of an one-year probationary period is required (unless already completed).


GS-06: Must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 Federal grade level

performing the following duties: processing a variety of non-standard and interrelated accounting transactions; conducting detailed examination of transactions, researching required information and classifying accounting data; examining a full range of transactions for more than one type of activity/functional specialty; balancing and reconciling cash items, verifying the accuracy of cash deposits and preparing reports on the status of funds; maintaining records/ledgers that distinguish between the United States Treasury Department and other funds; providing customer service to a diverse group of clients; using automated systems to input data, retrieve information and generate reports; and examining transactions to closeout accounts.

GS-07: Must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 Federal grade level performing the following duties: receiving, reviewing, preparing and processing difficult procedural and technical accounting documents/transactions; conducting detailed examination of transactions, researching required information and classifying accounting data; receiving and analyzing difficult and complex travel and transportation vouchers; verifying the authenticity and authority of cash supporting documents; performing a variety of assignments involving the collection, analysis and reporting of cash processing data; providing customer service to a diverse group of clients; using automated systems to input data, retrieve information and generate reports; and applying different/unrelated accounting procedures to closeout accounts.

Competencies: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competencies in the following areas:

Accounting Principles

Attention to Detail


Database Management Systems

Oral Communication


Additional information

Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

A recruitment incentive may be authorized

All non-DEA applicants must complete a drug use questionnaire. Applicants who are found, through investigation or personal admission, to have experimented with or used narcotics or dangerous drugs, except those medically prescribed, will not be considered for employment with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Exceptions to this policy may be made for applicants who admit to limited youthful and experimental use of marijuana. Such applicants may be considered for employment if there is no evidence of regular, confirmed usage, and the full-field background investigation and results of other steps in the process are otherwise favorable. Compliance with this policy is an essential requirement of the position.

It is highly suggested that you complete the Drug Questionnaire form when submitting your application package. However, if you do not complete and submit this form with your application package, it will not disqualify you from the application process. You will be asked to complete the Drug Questionnaire form before extended a conditional offer. Click here to access the Drug Questionnaire.

To submit your completed Drug Questionnaire please follow the instructions for uploading in the “How to Apply” section of this announcement.

Click the below links for additional information.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)

How to Claim Veterans’ Preference

Selective Service: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

EEO Policy Statement

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement

In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in postage-paid Government envelopes.

The Drug Enforcement Administration participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.

If you experience technical issues with completing your online application, you may review online help resources or submit a ticket to the Help Desk by accessing the ‘Help Center’ (upper-right of your screen, next to the question mark icon).

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM’s web site.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ’s Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories; Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligible.

Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under “How You Will Be Evaluated,” veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category(i.e. Best Qualified).

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Top Secret

Drug test required


Required Documents

Required Documents

Failure to provide all required documents and information requested by the closing date will result in your application not receiving full consideration.

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

Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.

Required Documents:

Other supporting documents:
Cover Letter, optional

College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education

Veterans’ Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)

Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

Transcripts: For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your official transcripts or an unofficial transcript of college courses which includes course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned.

NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined in the Applying for a Federal Job guide.

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.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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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.


This job is open to

Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.

Military spouses

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.


Clarification from the agency

U.S Citizens

About Company

Company: US Department of Justice – 4.1

Company Location:  El Paso, TX

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