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Accounting Technician (Travel Clerk)
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This position is located in Fiscal Service at the Jamaica Plain, MA campus.

All Current and Former Federal employees must submit a copy of their latest SF-50.

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The Accounting Technician will be responsible and accountable for all day-to-day assignments and tasks as well as the following duties, but are not limited to:

* Responsible for travel functions to include responsibility as the authority on travel matters, to include furnishing advice and information to travelers, VABHS and VISN 1 administrative officials, and others on travel related regulations and procedures.
* Obligate and maintain a file of documents covering estimated travel and related expenses.
* Initiate payments directly to the traveler or travel agency after vouchers have been audited, and reconcile the daily payment listing to ensure the accurate and efficient processing of payments.
* Responsible for assuring the appropriate accounting classification is consistent with all requirements for the travel; i.e., Medical Care, Education and Training, Research or NE-RHEC, and that the document is recorded as an obligation prior to initiation of the travel.
* Provide advice and assistance to all segments of the Medical Center and VISN 1 Network Office concerning matters related to travel management, such as modes of travel, routes, tolls, per diem, calculating fares, proper format of reimbursement vouchers, etc.
* Auditing of travel related documents and reports to verify accuracy and compliance to travel policy.
* Research and process travel rejects on multiple databases, including the Financial Management System (FMS)
* Provided ongoing training for Travel Authorizations and vouchers aon the Concur Government Edition travel database.
* Responsible for accurately auditing and approving employee Travel Authorizations and vouchers for station 478 and 523 official travel, including flight bookings, employee cost centers, appropriations and budget object class.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Telework: Not Available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: Accounting Technician (Travel)/523-00203-0

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

NOTE: This position is an AFGE Bargaining Unit position.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position between VA Boston Healthcare system campuses

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0525 Accounting Technician

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to background/security investigation
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
* Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System location, as needed.


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/05/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-6. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

This Position has a Selective Placement Factor.

Selective placement Factors are knowledge, skills, abilities, or special qualifications that are in addition to the minimum requirements in a qualification standard, but are determined to be essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of a particular position. Applicants who do not meet a selective factor are ineligible for further consideration.

The Selective Placement factor is: Knowledge of voucher and auditing principles and procedures are required, including the review and reconciliation of travel vouchers and travel itineraries.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below:

* Specialized Experience: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-6 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:

Experience receiving travel authorities and similar documents for obligation; reviewing documents to ensure authorized in accordance with regulations; reconciling travel documents and travel advances; providing advice and information to travelers, administrative officials, and others on travel related matters; knowledge of double entry accounting system that is inter-related to cost centers, general ledger, allotment and fund control accounting; using various office automation equipment and software such as Financial Management System, Fed Traveler, Centrally Billed Account (CBA) Reconciliation, etc; and maintaining accurate records.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

* Customer Service
* Flexibility
* Interpersonal Skills
* Technical Competence

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work is typically performed in an office setting. It occasionally requires carrying of objects such as files, books and papers. Walking, standing and bending is required. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds related to filling, yearend files archive.


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

About Department Of Veterans Affairs

Company Description

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the nation’s largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system. We are responsible for providing care to more than 7.9 million Veterans and their family members, from those who served in World War II to those currently returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Meeting the needs of these individuals requires the efforts of nearly 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees working at more than 1,400 sites of care across the nation, all committed to providing our nation’s Veterans with the high-quality health care that they deserve.

Company History

For centuries, the tradition of providing care for the warrior has been a prominent feature of Native American culture. Serving those who served is also at the heart of VA’s mission, which makes Native Americans the ideal candidates for health care positions at VA. For Native American health care professionals at VA, a career caring for our nation’s Veterans is more than a job; it’s an extension of their heritage.

That’s why we are actively seeking Native American doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health practitioners to help us achieve our mission of providing high-quality care to our nation’s Veterans. By incorporating their proud heritage with medicine, Native American health care professionals can make a positive impact not only on the lives of Native American Veterans but all Veterans.

Working Here

A career at VA allows employees to have unmatched control over their lives and career paths while performing a job that’s truly worthwhile. At VA, we take care of our employees as well as we take care of our Veterans. In return for their dedication to providing Veterans with exceptional patient care, they receive competitive salaries, superior benefits, flexible schedules and one of the most comprehensive education support programs in the nation. Our Veterans deserve only the best, and we take great pride in attracting and maintaining a superior workforce capable of providing the exceptional patient care for which we are known.