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Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
BRASILIA-2019-33
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Brasilia
Position Title:
Voucher Examiner - All Interested Applicants
Open Period:
09/06/2019 - 09/20/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT-3
Series/Grade:
LE - 0420 7
Salary:
BRL R$66.465
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
LE-7
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Brasilia, BR
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
61 3312-7287
BrasiliaRecruitment@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources

For USEFM - FP-7.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.



Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary:

The U.S. Mission in Brasilia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Voucher Examiner in the Financial Management Center (FMC).


The work schedule for this position is Full Time (40 hours per week).

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

The incumbent is responsible for processing vouchers via the Designated Billing Office (DBO) system accurately, timely and within ICASS standards, vouchers for serviced and non-serviced agencies located in Brasilia. Incumbent must be thoroughly familiar with information and appropriateness of the expense as well as each agency’s complicated accounting systems and be able to detect errors within the fiscal strip code on the vouchers. Incumbent is responsible for examining each document for correct fiscal data. This involves an extensive knowledge of the complicated Momentum, Ariba, and Coast Systems, Regional Financial Management System, and proper procedures for inputting vouchers, collections and deposits into the accounting system. Payments must be made within ICASS standard timeframes and via electronic funds transfer (EFT). Once the documents are entered, the incumbent prints the Undisbursed Voucher Detail Reports and assembles them for certification by the Certifying Officer. The voucher process in FMC will soon be a paperless process which requires extensive accounting and accounting information proficiency, and the incumbent must be able to function in a paperless environment using multiple RFMS programs.


For more information about the main duties of the position, please click here.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: Experience in accounting, disbursing, book keeping, finance or business is required.


JOB KNOWLEDGE: In depth knowledge of Momentum cashiering procedures, good knowledge of FMC regulations and procedures related to appropriation funding, allotments, obligations and disbursements for State, serviced and non-serviced agencies, Momentum and COAST applications, State Department 4FAM, 6FAM, 2FAM regulations, Treasury Department laws and regulations governing cash operations, cash transactions, banking, cash disbursements and exchange rate transactions, ARIBA and DBO system.

Education Requirements:

A minimum of 2 years university studies in accounting, business management, economics, or finance is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  (This may be tested)


Level III (Good working knowledge) speaking, reading, writing in English is required.
Level III (Good working knowledge) speaking, reading, writing in Portuguese is required.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  (This may be tested)


Must be flexible and able to work with constant changes in work priorities. Capable of quickly analyzing transactions, documentation and records to determine the source of imbalances and to correct any discrepancies. Must be quick and accurate when using the computer keyboard, 10-key calculator, typewriter and spreadsheets. Must possess a high degree of integrity and the ability to perform fiscal services in a responsible manner. Serves the public courteously. Advance computer skills in Microsoft Excel, intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Must be able to work with multiple RFMS systems and possess intermediate information accounting skills.


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.

Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Brasilia, Brazil 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.

Other Information:

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:



  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

  2. AEFM / USEFM

  3. 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.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance. 


To apply for this position click the “Apply to this vacancy” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.


Important notes:



  • Please make sure you enter all your work experience and education through the ERA Application. Attached Curriculum files will not be considered.

  • For positions that require English Levels III or IV, applications MUST be submitted in English.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:



  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 


Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Brasilia, Brazil.